Ask Kuestions!

August 12th, 2011 by | 18 comments

Hello friends!

We are getting ready to film the Season 2 finale of Ask a Monkeyologist. Aaaand we kind of ran out of questions for Kauff.

Gustav has some, Dumpling321 has some…even Mahguy Verr has some! But not Kauff, and he is sad.

It is completely possible that we might have missed questions along the way and we apologize for that. Please feel free to submit them again in the comments section of this post!

We’re not talking about the questions from last episodes, those are being answered right now, no worries… but in case you asked something at the beginning of season 2 and we accidentally skipped over your question, just write it again. 🙂

For the season finale we need at least 10-15 more questions. One per Patient, please. Oh and, also, the shorter, the better. 🙂 Kauff likes questions but he’d like to answer ten per episode rather than 1 long story-telling book-excerpt.

We have prepared an extra-special season ending for you awesome people. I cannot reveal more yet… but if it’s taking so long to prepare, you do realize that it’s something special 😀

Thank you!

 

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Risen 2 – New Trailer (with Gameplay footage)

August 11th, 2011 by | No comments

Not much to say, except omg omg I want thiiiiis NAU!! o.O

Enjoy 😀

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Horizons: Pirates captured a Romanian Ship Captain

July 24th, 2011 by | No comments

If I may…

If this was a movie plot, I would probably go see the movie! I’m not too fond of my people, but a Ship Captain which shares the same country origins with me? Sweet!

The situation, however, is not so sweet. Pirates seized an Italian tanker off Benin with a crew of 23 in the Gulf of Guinea Sunday, the Benin navy said. Navy commander Maxime Ahoyo told AFP that after receiving distress signals from the vessel, the navy sent two patrol boats in pursuit of the pirates.

“We are closely monitoring the situation”, he added.

Earlier, the Italian news agency ANSA first reported the capture of the Rbd Anema e Core and its crew comprising 20 Filipino seamen, two Italians and a Romanian captain.

It said three pirates managed to board the ship, which was carrying fuel, 23 nautical miles south of Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin.

I hope those people are okay. This is a bit ironic, really… I can finally brag about someone from my country, the Captain of that tanker… and he gets captured by pirates >.<

(source)

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Weekly Wiki: Jim McDow

July 21st, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

Jim McDow is a deceased daredevil pirate who was known for taking every risk he could and had several prosthetic appendages because of it. According to his epitaph on Scabb Island he eventually ran out of limbs. He is buried in the Scabb Island Cemetery.

He is one of the unseen characters from the Monkey Island Saga.

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You fight like a dairy farmer! – Bonus Commentary With Ron, Tim and Dave!

July 15th, 2011 by | 4 comments

Look what we found on youtube! It’s a nice bonus session of the commentary from Monkey Island 2: Special Edition. If you ever wondered where did the insult above come from, check out

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

I wish we could hear their thoughts on the rest of the Monkey Island games… don’t you?

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Posted in Dave Grossman, Interviews, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge: Special Edition, Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer

Review: Back to the Future: Outatime

July 13th, 2011 by | 3 comments

It took a while for this review to see the light of day mainly because I wasn’t sure regarding ways to approach the subject.

The Final episode of Back to the Future: The Game has been launched almost a month ago. I can remember awesome things like Edna’s behavior (trying not to spoil anything, of course) or the brilliant nostalgic feeling you get when you hear Michael J. Fox’s voice again. I can also remember the disappointments I had… and my expectancies were actually very very low this time.

Either way, let’s dig right into Outatime!

Read the rest of this entry »

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Special Edition Collection

July 8th, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

CVG announced this and we’re passing on the cool news!

As you no doubt probably guessed, it’s a collection of all the Monkey Island HD Special Editions to date.

That includes Special Editions for The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s revenge. The collection will also feature never-before-seen bonus content from the LucasArts vault.

Included in the bonus content is environment and character concept art, remastered and re-recorded soundtracks for both games, plus storyboards and concept art from an Industrial Light & Magic exploration of a Monkey Island animated movie that was never released.

The Monkey Island Special Edition Collection will release on September 9 for PS3, 360 and PC in Europe.

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Posted in LucasArts, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge: Special Edition, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

Horizons: Prosthetics

July 2nd, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

Here’s a weird question for ya scurvy dogs: Have you ever thought about loosing a limb?

Sinister, maybe… dark, a bit… but if it does happen one day, what are you going to do about it? Sure, it is unfortunate but, with all due respect towards those who already deal with this situation, there’s no reason why you can’t make something cool out of it!

Would you like a hook? Or a pegleg? Did you know they (still) come in various shapes and sizes?

First things first, wikipedia is on a roll:

A pegleg is a prosthesis, more specifically an artificial limb of carved wood fitted to the remaining stump of a human leg, as often seen in pirate movies. Wooden peg legs have been replaced by more modern materials, though some sports prostheses do have the same form.

Peg Leg Sam (Arthur Jackson) (1911–1977) American blues musician was one of the few famous land lubbers that had such a thing! Even to this day you can see brave people wearing a pegleg (in various designs) or a real hook!

Here are some “reviews” by people who know about these solutions or who live with them:

I know a person with a prosthetic hook, which is operated by a cable connected to a brace around her shoulders to operate the mechanism. She helped my wife and I pack, and, by God, she had no trouble wrapping things in paper, closing boxes, using the tape dispenser to seal things closed, etc.

Granted, she does have on functional human hand on the other arm, but most of what she did required the use of both and it didn’t slow her down in the least. Practice and skill in using a single, multi-function hook is a greater boon than having a bunch of attachments each of which requires its own skill to operate. In fact, from what I understand, the “fake hand” prosthetics are either non-functioning, or masks a hook underneath — prosthetic hooks are quite common. – Azrael Brown
I do recall hearing about a one-armed chef who had a custom-made set of knives that attached to his prosthesis. – Faint of Butt

Ever heard of a prosthetic fishing rod? Find out more here.

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Weekly Wiki: S. Scott Bullock

June 29th, 2011 by | No comments

What?? You’ve NEVER heard of S. Scott Bullock? Shame on you!

Well, okay, maybe not “shame on you”, but still: this is a fun little piece of trivia that you may find amusing. I admit that this actor reprised his roles in the MI Universe and I didn’t even notice.

S. Scott Bullock is a voice actor best known for providing voices in the Jimmy Neutron series and other animated children’s series and films.

He provided the voices of Lemon Head the cannibal in The Curse of Monkey Island and Otis in Escape from Monkey Island; he reprised each of these roles in The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition.

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iPad gets the rest of the Monkeys!

June 22nd, 2011 by | 2 comments

Worst. Title. Ever. My apologies, I was not very inspired BUT this dude found out that today, at midnight, Telltale Games will launch the remaining episodes of ToMI (2 – 5) on iPad, on the New Zeeland Store!

“The new episodes cost $9.99 each in New Zealand, which means £3.99/$6.99 in the UK and the US, making the cost of the whole five-part series £20.” – quoted from the article

If anybody owns an iPad, let us know how they roll!  Do you still have the choppy-ness problems? How’s the sound? Let us know!

 

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Posted in Tales of Monkey Island, Telltale Games