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!


Posted in Ask a Monkeyologist, Blog news

Vote for us

December 28th, 2009 by | 3 comments


The International House of Mojo is holding its annual reader polls, quizzing readers about the best of 2009. One of the categories in which you can vote is Best Active Hosted Site, and the site you’re currently staring at is in the lead! You can cast your vote in this thread, where you can also vote for other sites, like our sister site, the Monkey Island wiki. So go vote, it’s your civic duty!

Posted in Blog news, Monkey Island community, Monkey Island wiki

History with Haggis: Pirate hygiene

December 14th, 2009 by | 5 comments


Imagine being on a wooden ship for days, no… weeks on end. Packed with other dirty, greasy men. No shower, no bathroom, no toothbrush. And when you finally reach land, you can’t go into a hotel to finally shower, no, you’re still dirty as can be. What a vacation that would be.
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Posted in History with Haggis

Jared Emerson-Johnson Interview

December 12th, 2009 by | 3 comments


Many of our dearly beloved fans requested an interview with Jared, the multi-talented person that voiced DeSinge and composed music for games such as Bone, Sam & Max, Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People, and Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures. In 2003 he worked as a member of LucasArts’ musical department on a variety of games, including Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb and Star Wars: Republic Commando. Jared has also worked as a sound editor for other companies’ projects, such as James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Psychonauts (This guy is so awesome, there’s an entire article about him on wikipedia!).

Read the interview and be amazed! 🙂

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Posted in Interviews, LucasArts, Telltale Games

Review: Rise of the Pirate God

December 7th, 2009 by | 21 comments


When I first heard that the next Monkey Island game would be released in five segments approximately a month apart I was a bit skeptic. I liked the idea of a huge Monkey Island game at once and I feared the overall game would suffer in story, puzzles, and atmosphere by being divided in chunks.

To my delight my fears were quickly put to shame. The game is nothing short of what a Monkey Island fan could want and the story feels fresh and takes the game in a new direction and the fact that we get a new chapter each month makes the excitement last much longer.

However, where the first four chapters kept getting better and better, this one takes a step backwards and doesn’t quite live up to the high standards set by the previous installments.

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Posted in Reviews, Tales of Monkey Island

The Final IWWH Episode

December 4th, 2009 by | 2 comments


The last Monkey Island tribute from the >>I Wonder What Happens<< series has been launched today, starring Smudo, from the German hip hop outfit “Die Fantastischen Vier”, as the Guest-Character-Whose-Name-I-Won’t-Spoil-For-You. 

Majus, the mighty animator, Martin, the trustful background artist,  Suro, the skillful voice actor, along with yours trully, Andrei (SWP), ended the mini-series of flashmovies with what fans are now calling “The Biggest and Loudest IWWH Yet!”. CLICK HERE to watch it! Enjoy!

Watched it? Cool! Hope you had fun!
Interested in some downloadables? There you go!

Posted in Monkey Island community, Tales of Monkey Island, The Curse of Monkey Island