Nicki Rapp Interview

November 30th, 2009 by | 3 comments

Nicki and Morgan

Who is sweet and adorable but can also be strong and all-piratey? No, it’s not me! …silly fans! It’s Nicki Rapp, the great voice actress who gave life to Morgan LeFlay!

Nicki was very happy to answer to our interview questions. As you will see, we, the fans, were not the only ones who were extremely excited about Monkey Island coming back. Read on to find out why!

“Morgan is very smart and tough, but also pretty vulnerable – I do like spending time with her (…) Ha! I do read the forums and frankly I am shocked!! ”

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Alexandra Boyd Interview

November 25th, 2009 by | 5 comments

Alexandra and Elaine

The End of the season coming closer, we don’t really know when we’ll have the joy of seeing and hearing these people again. Alexandra Boyd, the actress who lended her voice to Elaine in SoMI, CoMI and ToMI, was kind enough to share her thoughts with us regarding the experience she had in the past five months. Thank you!

“(…)I’ve seen some Halloween costumes for Elaine and Guybrush on line. I’d love if they came trick or treating to my house…”

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Dave Grossman talks about MI, is silent about future

November 20th, 2009 by | 5 comments

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IncGamers have just posted a lovely interview with Dave Grossman, about the success of Tales of Monkey Island. In it, he divulges a tiny bit about the next and last episode, which will continue on the dark note that chapter 4 has introduced. When it comes to future Monkey Island series from Telltale though, Dave remains silent, promising only (through PR guy Chris) that an announcement will come soon, and saying that a lot is being worked on at Telltale.

So, any idea what that announcement might be? A new season of Sam & Max, an earth-shattering licence agreement, new IP, or already a new MI series? Take a guess in the comments, and if your idea turns out to be correct, you win eternal fame! (Which is worth at least one cookie on the Internet, if not two.)

Update: Also check out this interview with Joe Pinney on Boomtown.

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Final chapter of TMI coming December 8th!

November 18th, 2009 by | 4 comments

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Telltale has just published a press release announcing that the final chapter of Tales Of Monkey Island entitled Rise of the Pirate God will be available on December 8th. If you haven’t played chapter 4 yet, then you should stay away from the press release as it contains the biggest spoiler possible about the end of the previous chapter, but for the rest of us; Hit the ‘Read more’ link for the full press release.

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Direct2Drive sale

November 18th, 2009 by | No comments

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If you’ve been debating whether you should get The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, Direct2Drive might have just the deal for you. Now you can get it for half the normal price, if you buy it in a bundle with several other classic LucasArts games.

There’s the “There’s Action, Adventure & Puzzles” bundle, which includes Lucidity and some classic point & click games, on sale for $ 24.95. If you want even more games, maybe you’re interested in the LucasArts Premier Pack, which has additional classics, such as Knights of the Old Republic, for $ 39.95. One thing though: these offers are only valid in the United States and Canada.

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IGN picks top 10 LucasArts adventures, messes up

November 18th, 2009 by | 7 comments

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IGN has published a list of what they think are the ten best LucasArts adventure games. Unfortunately, Monkey Island gets a meagre 7th and 6th place with the first two games in the legendary series. Towards the top, it seems to turn into a Tim Schafer love fest, with the top 3 games being Tim’s creations. There’s no accounting for taste of course, and I think most of us can agree with Grim Fandango taking the top spot, but some more Monkey loving would have been appreciated. Where’s The Curse of Monkey Island, for instance?

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The Monkey Island code

November 9th, 2009 by | 2 comments

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…because that computer game is most likely incomplete. As demonstrated by Adam Bormann, one of the designers on The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, there are some lines in the original SCUMM code of the game that didn’t show up in the final product. For an overview of the deleted and extended scenes, check out the LucasArts Workshop blog. The Secret™ isn’t revealed, but it’s an interesting peek behind the scenes nonetheless.

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Manatwiiiiiiii! Now in Europe

November 6th, 2009 by | 7 comments

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If your European Wii has been aching, gasping for its last breath, because it just needs that third chapter of Tales of Monkey Island inside it… well, now you can console that console (see what I did there?). Today, Friday the 6th of November, is the day that Lair of the Leviathan will be released to Wiis across Europe (and other PAL areas).

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Celebrate Wallace & Gromit’s 20th Anniversary

November 4th, 2009 by | 1 lonely comment

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While it is not Monkey Island related it is Telltale related and it’s a way for you get to get a FREE Telltale adventure and who doesn’t want that? Telltale is celebrating Wallace & Gromit’s 20th Anniversary by doing loads of cool stuff.

First, from November 4-8 you can get a free Wallace & Gromit episode from Telltale by visiting www.freewallaceandgromit.com. In addition you can get the entire Wallace & Gromit season from Telltale for only $20. (Usually $34.95) if you order between November 4-8. By ordering, Telltale also donates £1 to a charity you choose on their site. How awesome is this?! It all happends on www.freewallaceandgromit.com.

Happy anniversary Wallace & Gromit!

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Telltale Halloween Contest Fangame!

November 3rd, 2009 by | 8 comments

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Hey fanboys and fangirls! Although Halloween has passed and the Telltale Halloween Contest is over (we’re all waiting for the winners), the funny people who did fun stuff like »I’m more piratey than you« and the »I wonder what happens«-series, revealed their entry for the contest: a point-and-click-adventure!

Inside you may find some really nice Monkey Island references, so don’t wait any longer, download the game here (83 Mb).

How to play:
– Leftclick: Walk to.
– Double-Leftclick: Take/Use stuff.
– Rightclick: Look at.
– Grab your inventory-items and use them with other objects with leftclick.
– Skip dialogue with a simple left- or right-click.

If you have bugreports and feedback please send an E-Mail to the creators. Have fun!

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