We’re taking a break

November 1st, 2011 by | 11 comments

Hello loyal readers. The staff behind this blog (Haggis, SilverWolfPet, and myself) have decided to take a break and put the blog on hiatus. There isn’t much Monkey Island news these days and while we tried to keep the blog alive with different reviews and articles reaching beyond Monkey Island we found out that that is not where our passion lies. We might resurrect this blog if a sequel to ‘Tales of Monkey Island‘ is announced or Ron Gilbert gets the opportunity to make his version of Monkey Island 3. Until then, we hope you enjoyed the blog and take care 🙂

Sincerely,

Haggis, SilverWolfPet, & Dalixam

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Horizons: Stalking Ron Gilbert

October 10th, 2011 by | No comments

No, I’m not talking about camping out in his yard or hiding all night in the bushes with a thermos filled with hot soup hoping to catch an elusive glimpse of Ron Gilbert only to find yourself disappointed after an uneventful 12 hours followed by a desperate rummage through his trash salvaging only half of a used q-tip and a discarded slice of pizza that hopefully hides some precious saliva but otherwise has lost all taste and is no longer the feast of flavors it once was.

No, I’m talking about following Ron Gilbert on various modern (and hip) social medias. That includes his Twitter account and his Google+ profile where he posts about things such as a Monkey Island themed Monopoly game, hi-res backgrounds of old LucasArts adventure games, his current projects, and stuff around the Internet he finds interesting.

 

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Polly: What is the secret?

August 29th, 2011 by | 10 comments

Originally, I assumed the secret in ‘The Secret of Monkey Island‘ was simply the location of Monkey Island. It wasn’t until I got on the Internet in 97 I read all kinds of theories and I realized that most people think the secret is something else like the catacombs beneath Monkey Island and a lot of people think that the secret is that it all takes place in an amusement park.

This is something Ron Gilbert has often hinted at and it is supported by the grog machine in the first two games, the underground tunnels, and occasional dialog like the sword fighting pirates on Mêlée Island saying something like ‘Play along Guybrush, that’s how they talked back then‘. I believe this too, but I still think the secret the title of the original game refers to is the location of Monkey Island. This isn’t about what I believe though, what do you think the secret is?

Polly: What is the secret?

  • The location of Monkey Island (16%, 9 Votes)
  • The catacombs beneath Monkey Island (5%, 3 Votes)
  • Big Whoop (23%, 13 Votes)
  • The giant monkey robot (5%, 3 Votes)
  • It's all an amusement park (21%, 12 Votes)
  • Something else (Write in comments) (30%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 57

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Click here for last week’s result.

 

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You fight like a dairy farmer! – Bonus Commentary With Ron, Tim and Dave!

July 15th, 2011 by | 4 comments

Look what we found on youtube! It’s a nice bonus session of the commentary from Monkey Island 2: Special Edition. If you ever wondered where did the insult above come from, check out

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

I wish we could hear their thoughts on the rest of the Monkey Island games… don’t you?

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Something of the Thread: Ron Gilbert speaks

February 6th, 2011 by | No comments

Because we’re terribly lazy, we’d rather have HaydenWCE tell you all about the latest news on the forums than to post it here ourselves. The news in question being that Ron Gilbert has given an interview to the folks of Adventure-Treff. HaydenWCE (who else?) also asks about your favourite Telltale games. And in other forum news, Hande is making a new cartoon, and blanket has a new haircut. There, now you know all you need to know!

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