We’re taking a break

November 1st, 2011 by | 11 comments

Hello loyal readers. The staff behind this blog (Haggis, SilverWolfPet, and myself) have decided to take a break and put the blog on hiatus. There isn’t much Monkey Island news these days and while we tried to keep the blog alive with different reviews and articles reaching beyond Monkey Island we found out that that is not where our passion lies. We might resurrect this blog if a sequel to ‘Tales of Monkey Island‘ is announced or Ron Gilbert gets the opportunity to make his version of Monkey Island 3. Until then, we hope you enjoyed the blog and take care 🙂

Sincerely,

Haggis, SilverWolfPet, & Dalixam

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Monkey Island – RPG ?!

April 14th, 2011 by | 5 comments

Arrrrgh! I wanna be a pirate! …oh, you do too? Well, now we both can!

Okay, okay, so it’s not Monkey Island… but it’s got pirates, guns, swords AND Voodoo Dolls! The game is called Risen 2: Dark Waters. For those who don’t know what this is all about, here’s a quick definition of this genre:

A role-playing game (RPG) is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting. In most modern RPGs, the player can complete quests in order to gain experience points which can be spent on upgrading the character’s stats (such as strength, dexterity, mana etc).

Now add pirates to the recipe and you’ve got yourself a Guybrush wannabe. Oh, what’s that? You’ll believe it when you see it? …fine by me! (take note, the trailer may be a bit violent).

Continue reading if you want to find out more! (pics of artwork and actual gameplay screenshots included)

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What is C42?

February 23rd, 2011 by | 4 comments

An ancient cup of tea was discovered floating happily in the waters around the Caribbean. Engraved on the bottom were the markings: C42. No one has been able to decipher the meaning of these mysterious symbols and some scientists are rumored to have gone mad in the attempt. The brilliant minds of the staff of this blog have cracked the cup secret though and the true nature of the cup and the markings will be revealed right here on Thursday the 3rd of March. It will be the beginning of a grand adventure…

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Election day

December 7th, 2010 by | No comments

Once again, The International House of Mojo are holding their annual End of Year Polls. One of the polls asks which hosted site you think is the best. Now, we obviously do not want to influence voting, but I’ll just say that if you choose to vote for us, you may expect an imaginary chocolate chip cookie in your mailbox sometime soon.

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Dan Connors confirms ToMI2 tryout

November 1st, 2010 by | 1 lonely comment

In a recent interview on GamesTM, Dan Connors, CEO of Telltale Games had this to say regarding Tales of Monkey Island:

“We loved it, it’s been successful on every channel it released on, as have the LucasArts remakes of the first two games. So the sheer love that people have for that franchise was immediately obvious and clear.

So we’d love to do more, we still have details that need to be worked out with LucasArts in order to get it done and none of those details have been addressed yet. They recently changed management over there and I think they’re working on their strategy for where they want to go in the future. As soon as that gets sorted out we’ll certainly bring it up with them again.

So there you have it! If everything goes well at LucasArts, Telltale will try to bring ToMI2 to the table. Let’s keep our fingers crossed! You can also read the entire interview here.

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We’re on Facebook!

August 11th, 2010 by | No comments

This blog is now officially hip and cool as we have launched our own page on Facebook! Come by and visit us. While you’re there, click the ‘Like‘ button and get news right there on the social network when we update the blog. You can also create and participate in various discussions, make coffee, toast a sandwich, ride the escalator, work out, mow your lawn, reupholster your couch, and much more! So go on, like us, please? 🙂

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We like apples; Apple likes us

May 4th, 2010 by | No comments

In an alternate universe, there are billions of gamers slaving away at their computers, which all have a mysterious apple engraved on it. In our own universe, there are not nearly as many Mac gamers, but it’s still a hefty number.

As evidenced by the Apple Games site, they can also play Monkey Island games on their Apple computers, and since The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition has recently been added to the plethora of Mac games already out there, Apple decided to celebrate it with this article. Of special note is the last section, ‘Of Doom and Rubber Chickens’, in which such quality web sites as The World of Monkey Island, the Monkey Island Wiki, and this blog are mentioned.

That alone merits a read of the article. And if you are in possession of a Mac that is equipped with an Intel processor, you owe it to yourself to get this game from Aspyr (as well as Tales of Monkey Island for the Mac).

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MI2:LR ALTERNATE ENDING by Ron Gilbert??

April 1st, 2010 by | 9 comments

Yes, you read that title right! We’re still recovering after this fantastic news!

*breathe in* *breathe out* Whew, okay… check this out:  An unofficial source (EDIT: Apparently that page was removed just after we found out. Let’s hope we can keep it as long as possible) has posted two work-in-progress images of an alternate ending that LucasArts is preparing for Monkey Island 2: Special Edition. As you can clearly see from both images, Guybrush is holding a chest which may be the REAL treasure of Big Whoop.

The source reads “It is quite possible that Ron Gilbert has finally decided to end the Monkey Island series as he wanted, revealing the true secret. This will stir up various reactions from the fanbase, as most of us actually expected the real Monkey Island 3”.

You can check out the images below by clicking “read the rest”. The cave could explain why the designers chose to draw tree roots in the HD version instead of metal bars. Apparently we will be able to finish LeChuck’s Revenge in both the original and the Special Edition mode! Sweet Zombie Monkeys!

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Tales of Monkey Island now also available for hip people

February 13th, 2010 by | 5 comments

The days that Mac owners have been crying, pulling out their hairs and banging their heads against their shiny hardware because they couldn’t play Tales of Monkey Island are over! Telltale have announced that they are releasing Mac ports of their games, beginning with Tales of Monkey Island! Join the revolution at this web location, where you can also vote for the Telltale game you’d like to see a Mac version of next.

In other news, our very own Junaid has created some marvellous Valentine’s Day cards, which have been featured on the Telltale Blog. Check them out!

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Happy New Year!

December 30th, 2009 by | 2 comments

Kauff wishes you a Happy New Year

Kauff was supposed to wish you a Merry X-Mas too, but he ran a bit late for that… so, on behalf of all the monkeys here at Talesofmi.net, we wish you a Happy New Year!, although it’s difficult to imagine an even happier year after we just lived through the latest Monkey Island games. I mean, c’mon! We got a remake AND a sequel at the same time?! What more surprises could there be in store for us in 2010? We’ll just have to wait and see!

Big hugs to all our fans!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMUUjpfXdoM

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