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Duke Grabowski is my kind of SCUMM

Allow me to introduce you to Duke Grabowski, mighty pirate. He's a lunkheaded, musclebound mouth-breather who used Int as his dump stat, and prefers punching to talking his way out of problems. He's also the protagonist in his own game...   read

 
 
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November's Games with Gold month has awesome Xbox 360 titles

Microsoft has been killing it in terms of game selection for its Games with Gold service. Last month may have been a bit of a drag, but November has two stellar Xbox 360 titles on offer. Subscribers to Live Gold will be getting The Secret o...   read

 
 
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Backing is now closed for Ron Gilbert's Thimbleweed Park

[Editor's note: This story ran in our community blogs a week ago. Backing is now closed, so I've made tiny adjustments to the headline and calls to action for fundraising. As backing the project isn't necessarily a pre-order I thought I'd p...   read

 
 
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You can help the creator of Monkey Island test his new game's...voicemail?

Ron Gilbert, the writer and director of Secret on Monkey Island, is teaming up with Gary Winnick, the art director of the LucasArts games of yore, to create Thimbleweed Park. The Kickstarter began last year, and one of the backer rewards wa...   read

 
 
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Ron Gilbert really wants Disney to sell him the Monkey Island IP

Monkey Island is a pretty major series in the history of adventure games. Famed for its humour, story, and setting, the series later received an absolutely gorgeous set of remakes. I know countless people who’ve been inspired by and a...   read

 
 
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Lucasfilm Games creative team reunites for Thimbleweed Park

We were lucky enough to have Ron Gilbert (Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island) on Sup Holmes a few weeks back. Looking back, it looks like Ron may have been utilizing the show for a little pre-kickstarter promotion. Explains why he did the whole...   read

 
 
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Did Pirates of the Caribbean rip off Monkey Island?

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on Youtube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Last week on Sup Holmes we met Ron Gilber...   read

 
 
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How Ron Gilbert would maybe make a new Monkey Island game

With The Cave released and Ron Gilbert departing Double Fine for pastures new, he's had some time to reflect on maybe his most cherished legacy, Monkey Island. In a blog post, Ron speculates how he'd design a new Monkey Island game if  ...   read

 
 
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Carnival of Monkey Island is a fanmade, hand-drawn sequel

I want a new Monkey Island. So does some guy on the Adventure Game Studio forum, who announced Carnival of Monkey Island, which is a fanmade entry that will take place inbetween the second and third MI games (is that a midquel? a post-...   read

 
 
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Looking back at Star Wars, Monkey Island, and LucasArts

With the Stars Wars license and money behind LucasArts, the studio only needed to follow. Instead, they innovated for 31 years. Not only did the studio have a hand in adventure, first-person shooter, real-time strategy, and flight sim games...   read

 
 


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Ron Gilbert announces departure from Double Fine

In 1990, Ron Gilbert made the genre-defining Secret of Monkey Island with Tim Schafer. Two decades later, Gilbert joined Schafer's studio, Double Fine Productions. And now, after releasing his latest adventure, The Cave, Gilbert is leaving ...   read

 
 
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GOG.com welcomes Sam, Max, and Guybrush

GOG.com has been my go-to site for adventure gaming for quite some time. It used to just be for the classics I remember from my misspent youth; whiled away with pointing and, indeed, clicking. Now, more and more modern titles have been appe...   read

 
 
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Preview: Double Fine ventures into The Cave

Double Fine is one of those rare anomalies that carries a truck-ton of admiration from its fans, almost no scorn or distaste from anyone in this industry, and yet it has still experienced a fluctuation of moderate monetary success. And eve...   read

 
 
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The grand adventure: Making a comeback

Check out the first part of the feature, here! The last few years have been an interesting time for the adventure game genre. After a decade of disappointment, fans finally started to see more and more titles appear and most importantly, be...   read

 
 
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The grand adventure: Adventure games through the ages

There's a second part, too! For almost a decade, I used to hate being an adventure game fan. It meant that I had experienced some of the best writing and most inventive gameplay the medium had to offer, only to have that taken away from me ...   read

 
 
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Monkey Island collection coming to Europe this fall

The Monkey Island Special Edition Collection, which could possibly be the longest and most complicated name conceived for a videogame bundle, is coming to Europe as a retail release on September 9th, 2011. The Monkey Island Special Edition ...   read

 
 
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Fill out this survey and get Monkey Island for free

Specifically, you'll get Tales of Monkey Island episodes 4 & 5 for free on WiiWare by filling out this survey. Yeah, that's it. Just follow the instructions on the survey and you'll get the games for free. Note that this only for people...   read

 
 
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Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin': Adventure Games, Pt. 2

Finally! Here is part two of this season's HAWP finale! Anthony wants to apologize for the delay, but you can't really rush something this awesome. Once again, the sprite work (and the editing, and the sound mixing) was done by Ian Wexler w...   read

 
 
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Guybrush Threepwood, Mighty Jedi, in Force Unleashed II

Look behind you! A three-headed Sith Lord! In one of the strangest bits of news I've heard all week, LucasArts has revealed that Monkey Island star Guybrush Threepwood will be appearing in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. The mightie...   read

 
 
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Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin': Adventure Games, Pt. 1

The first part of HAWP's two-parter finale is here! Actually, it was here on Friday, but I was too busy working on a finale of my own to be able to post about it here... thankfully, stuff this good never expires. And it's only going to get ...   read

 
 
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Tim Schafer has hired Ron Gilbert on at Double Fine

Tim Schafer of Double Fine has hired on Ron Gilbert to make a new game. The pair are responsible for the beloved Monkey Island games. What could they be up to now? Double Fine is working on four games for THQ, and the first of those will be...   read

 
 
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Here is the evolution of LeChuck for Monkey Island 2: SE

LeChuck is a classic villain. He has a singular and grandiose focus, always has a sinister plan to achieve his ends and repeatedly opens himself up to being defeated by a bumbling loser with luck on their side. It doesn't get anymore basic ...   read

 
 
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Telltale offers up spectacular Monkey Island bundle

For this week only, developer Telltale Games is offering the full season of its Tales of Monkey Island series and Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition for 20 bucks.Why both games -- the latter developed internally by LucasArts courtesy ...   read

 
 
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Click on this story, play Monkey Island Special Edition

Since you're probably at work and looking to slack off, I have just the thing for you: The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition. Yeah, after the jump (provided you're running Windows) you can play the game right here in your browser. Th...   read

 
 
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Tim Schafer to invade Europe, talk at Develop

Double Fine's Tim Schafer's a funny guy. Great talker. Talented industry veteran. Makes some pretty great, clever games. That's why he'll be giving a game design talk at this year's Develop conference in Brighton. Makes sense. Develop PR sa...   read

 
 
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