History with Haggis: Ghost ships

July 9th, 2010 by | 4 comments

Welcome class, to another edition of History with Haggis. In today’s lecture, we’ll take a look at a rather mysterious subject: ghost ships. Now, that may sound scary, and perhaps it actually is. Or perhaps not, but more on that later. Let’s first take a look at the connection with Monkey Island, because this is, after all, a Monkey Island site. Read the rest of this entry »

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Monkey Island 2 Special Edition is out!

July 8th, 2010 by | 2 comments

Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge has been out for a little over 24 hours for PC (via Steam), iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Xbox Live Arcade, and PlayStation Network. If you’re still not sure whether to buy it or not, check out some of the reviews that have already popped up.

Mixnmojo (PC)
(Xbox 360)
Touch Arcade
(iPhone/iPod Touch)
Youtube video of the iPad version

There is also a free demo for the iPhone/iPod Touch and one for the iPad. Enjoy 🙂

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Weekly Wiki: Uncle Griswold

July 6th, 2010 by | 4 comments

Haha, well, he’s not REALLY Guybrush’s uncle, but Griswold Goodsoup is the owner of the The Goodsoup Plantation Resort Hotel and Casino on Blood Island.

His family owns a line of restaurants and hotels renowned across the Caribbean and (apparently) much of the world. According to Griswold, he is the last of the Goodsoups, although Guybrush is able to convince Griswold that he is a distant Goodsoup cousin.

When first encountered Griswold suffers from a hangover and is unable to talk to Guybrush. After giving him the ingredients for his hangover remedy he is cured. However, his problems are not gone; the volcano on Blood Island has stopped erupting, causing a severe shortage of clients who once came to see the lava-powered barbecue. He relates many of the sad stories of the island, such as the one of his great aunt Minnie Goodsoup and her lost diamond ring.

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“It belongs in a museum!”

July 2nd, 2010 by | No comments

…or on your PS3 account, as you brag to friends:”Yup, I’m that desperate to click on anything!”.

We’re talking, of course, about the Trophy Achievements that you can, well, achieve while playing Tales of Monkey Island on PS3. Check out the complete list which features trophies such as:

The Legend of LeFlay
Quizzed everyone about Morgan LeFlay

Why is My Older Brother Laughing?
Encountered a shipload of references to the previous Monkey Island games

Ride ‘Em, Pirate
Made LeChuck do something embarassing on the cliff

For those that are curious, you can also check out the achievements list for The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition.

Posted in Tales of Monkey Island, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition