Something of the Thread: Another CMI guitar

September 5th, 2010 by | No comments

After this amazing guitar painted by forum member May, there’s now another one. New member Nogert makes a grand entry showing off his own hand-painted Monkey Island themed guitar. And not only that, but he shows he has musical talents as well, in a video with him playing a cool rendition of the Monkey Island theme.

Go to the forums for more awesome stuff like this, and if you have something amazing to share with us (like your own version of the Sistine Chapel with Monkey Island characters or Mêlée Island recreated with matchsticks), the World of Monkey Island forums are the place to do so!

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Good Times, Free Grog!

September 1st, 2010 by | No comments

Vote for LeChuck, as he struggles to be recognized as the All Time Greatest Game Villain! His opponent is currently Akuma from Super Street Fighter! Don’t let him win!

Here is the link! Go go go!

UPDATE: LeChuck lost, with a difference of +8000 votes against him. Well, better luck next time!

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Something of the Thread: Special editions and special characters

August 29th, 2010 by | No comments

With the recent special editions of the first two Monkey Island games, the Internet is rife with speculation. For instance, people are currently hoping for a special edition of Grim Fandango, and rightly so. Our own haydenwce27 is also wondering about special editions of The Curse of Monkey Island and Escape from Monkey Island, and you can wonder with him on the forums. Or if you prefer an entirely new Monkey Island game, you can shine your light on returning characters. Let’s hope LucasArts takes notice!

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Something of the Thread: Puzzle Agent

August 22nd, 2010 by | No comments

It’s been a bit of a quiet week on the forums, but our sophisticated community has once again shown its appreciation of works of art that don’t just involve Monkey Island. Here’s a thread about Puzzle Agent, a game by Telltale featuring Graham Annable’s art. It’s highly recommended! While you play it (in case you haven’t yet), you can think of some new threads to post on the forums, and maybe yours will be featured here next week!

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Something of the Thread: DeathSpank & movie art

August 15th, 2010 by | 2 comments

This time we’re deviating a bit, with two threads that aren’t about the Monkey Island games, but are connected to them in some way.

  • The first is a thread about Ron Gilbert’s DeathSpank. If you’ve played it, share your thoughts. Or you can just lament the lack of a PC version.
  • And then there is a request for help from haydenwce27. He’s wondering if anyone has saved Tony Stacchi’s concept art for the Monkey Island movie, since his site has gone down. If anyone does have this art, please step forward! This is an important part of Monkey Island history, and should not be lost to oblivion.

See you next time, and keep posting!

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Something of the Thread: Gazing into the future

August 8th, 2010 by | No comments

It’s Sunday again, and you know what that means: free pancakes for everyone! No, wait, that’s not it… ah! I remember! It’s time for another episode of Something of the Thread, showcasing some of the best happenings in the best Monkey Island forums ever!

That’s it for this week. Happy posting!

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The Monkey Island theme on a unicycle, with bagpipes

August 1st, 2010 by | 2 comments

This is probably the most awesome thing you’re going to see in a while (at least until the next Kauff episode). A while ago, ‘squiddkidd’ asked on the Mojo forums to vote for his entry in a contest, which consisted of him playing Star Wars music on a unicycle, with bagpipes. He promised that if he would win, he’d do the Monkey Island theme next. Unfortunately, he came in second… but fortunately for us, he still followed through! So, without further ado: the Monkey Island theme, on a unicycle, with a trumpet and bagpipes, brought to you by squiddkidd.

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Something of the Thread: Ask Murray a question

August 1st, 2010 by | No comments

Yes, boys and girls, it’s time for our second blog post highlighting the best of the best in forum technology today! First up is this thread made by Voiceroy, who is going to interview Denny Delk, the voice of Murray. Add your questions to the thread and they may be asked to our favourite disembodied skull’s voice! Another interesting topic is this one, where you can give your opinion about your favourite games ever. This way, you might stumble upon a cool new game to play! So be sure to visit the forums again this week, and if you want to nominate a thread for the next Something of the Thread, please do so in the comments below!

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Something of the Thread: Introductions and MI2

July 25th, 2010 by | No comments

You all know that visiting the World of Monkey Island forums is beneficial to your health, right? If not, now is the time to change that! From now on, this blog will feature a weekly forum column, called Something of the Thread, that showcases some of the most interesting forum threads! If that doesn’t make you want to jump right in and join the forums, I don’t know what will.

  • If you’re only just getting started on the forums, the introduction topic is a good place to begin your journey towards enlightenment. Get to know your fellow Monkey Island fans!
  • The recent release of the Monkey Island 2 special edition is of course the talk of the town… uh… of the forums. For instance, in this thread you can talk about what you found the most difficult part of the game.
  • Finally, forum member Hande created two threads about the special edition. In the first one, you can offer your opinion on what went wrong. Of course, we’re not negative Nellies, so you can also praise LucasArts for what they did right.

That’s it for this week! Now let your voice be heard on the friendliest Monkey Island community around! See you on the forums!

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MI2:SE: What did YOU think?

July 15th, 2010 by | 24 comments

The special edition of the beloved second Monkey Island game has been out on a variety of platforms for a while now, so it’s about time we asked you the all-important question. (No, not where babies come from.) What reviewers think of the game is all well and good, but ultimately, only the opinion of Monkey Island fans truly matters. So, with that said… what did YOU think of the Monkey Island 2 Special Edition? Comment away!

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