Review: Hector: Badge of Carnage – Episode 1

April 28th, 2011 by | No comments

Hector: Badge of Carnage – Episode 1 – We Negotiate with Terrorists was originally released by Straandlooper in June 2010 for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Since then Straandlooper teamed up with Telltale to re-release the episode for pc, mac, and iPad and create and release the last two episodes in the planned trilogy. The last two episodes are coming in the fall, but until then we have ‘We Negotiate with Terrorists’ to play so let’s take a look at it.

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Weekly Wiki: Yammer, Hem and Haw

April 26th, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

You cannot call yourself a true MI fan if you don’t know who these guys are! Really? You don’t? I cannot believe this… Quick, read below and then brag to your friends about it!

Yammer, Hem, and Haw are a firm of attorneys at law hired by Herman Toothrot concerning his conflict with the Cannibals of Monkey Island and his banana picker.

They communicated with him mainly with messages-in-a-bottle, and are mentioned only in The Secret of Monkey Island and its Special Edition.

…yeah, that’s about it. But now you know!

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Polly: Are you friends with Hector?

April 25th, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

In a few days (April 27) Telltale will release episode 1 of  ‘Hector: Badge of Carnage‘ with two additional episodes following in the fall.  Episode 1 was released by Straandlooper for the iPhone and iPod Touch in June 2010 so maybe you already played it. Either way, check out the trailer here and if you pre-order episode 1 from Telltale you’ll get Puzzle Agent for free.

Polly: Are you friends with Hector?

  • Yes, I have/will pre-order the first episode (17%, 6 Votes)
  • I might buy it later (49%, 17 Votes)
  • No, this game doesn't interest me (34%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 35

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Something of the Thread: What do you want?

April 24th, 2011 by | 5 comments

This week, we’re going to do things a little differently. Instead of showcasing forum threads, it’s your turn to come up with suggestions, right here in the comments (or in the Forum Feedback section of the forums, of course). Do you have a fantastic idea that would make the forums even more fun? A new forum section, a thread idea, a feature suggestion… you name it. If it’s a good idea that can actually be implemented (at this time requests for a built-in time machine and cupcake dispenser cannot be honoured), you could see it being used in the forums, so let’s hear it!

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Horizons: Monkey Island on YouTube

April 23rd, 2011 by | 3 comments

This week I thought we should take a look at some funny and amazing Monkey Island videos on YouTube. Yes, the tube has it all and we’re ready to dive headfirst into it. Join me after the break for a guy on a unicycle playing Monkey Island music on bagpipes, concerts, Grog XD, and much more all in the name of Monkey Island!

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Power of Monkey Island part 3

April 23rd, 2011 by | No comments

Nightlight Productions has released part three of the radio play ‘The Power of Monkey Island‘. It’s a great listen and be sure to check out the previous installments if you haven’t heard them!

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LeChuck action figure!

April 23rd, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

Check. This. Out.

It’s not official, but it looks really cool! The figure is based on MI2 artwork and it even includes a “Stan’s Previously owned vessels” sign and a little Guybrush Voodoo Doll.

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Weekly Wiki: Fester Leach

April 20th, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

Not much is known about Fester Leach. He is a deceased pirate, but when he was alive he was a master of spitting. One can only imagine the amount of cheerful applause he received on Booty Island when he accumulated a large portion of fluids in his mouth and spat it past the gasping audience at the spitting contest. His coffin is placed in one of Stan’s Kozy Krypts in the Scabb Island Cemetery.

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Polly: What is LucasArts up to?

April 18th, 2011 by | 7 comments

As evidenced here LucasArts might have a surprise in store for Monkey Island fans.  Be sure to check it out and then come back here to vote on what you think it might be.

Polly: What is LucasArts up to?

  • A special edition of 'Curse of Monkey Island' (27%, 35 Votes)
  • A new Monkey Island game (33%, 43 Votes)
  • Something else (19%, 25 Votes)
  • Nothing, the post was referring to the MI1/MI2 special editions (22%, 29 Votes)

Total Voters: 132

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Something of the Thread: Something is afoot…

April 17th, 2011 by | 6 comments

HaydenWCE has spotted something interesting over at the official Monkey Island Facebook page. Craig Derrick is hinting that something may be about to happen, saying “Great things come to those that wait.” What could it be? While you’re pondering that question and waiting for great things to come, you can participate in this sea shanty game, or read the game script angeldeb82 created for Tales chapter 4 (or just do both). If you’re really creative, you can participate in the improvement meme. Dig up an old piece of Monkey Island fan art and draw it again, only better! This post’s header shows an example of such an improved drawing, by guimero64.

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