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On Tuesday, the passing of prolific voice actor Jack Angel was reported by multiple outlets. Among his many roles across film, television and video games, Angel contributed voice work to a number of LucasArts titles, including Star Wars: Dark Forces, Full Throttle, Outlaws, and most notably Grim Fandango, where he played the roles of Bruno Martinez, Seaman Naranja, and ol' Chepito, whose substandard sense of direction and undying love for the "Lil' Chipper" were legendary.

Happily, Angel's talent is eternalized via these classics. Now lift those knees, stay close to his light, and try to sing in key:

After bringing the world to its knees with his revitalization of the Monkey Island 2 cover, Laserschwert decided to direct his talents toward The Secret of Monkey Island. I forget which installment that is, but Lemon Head liked it all right so I’m guessing it’s one of the good ones.

Using a cross-section of rare sources of Purcell’s iconic art smuggled to him by Jake, who definitely didn’t murder any orphans to obtain them (so put that idea right out of your mind), Laserschwert was able to complete a smashing restoration that’ll have people making out with your wall. The amount of recovered detail isn’t exactly negligible, as the comparison images prove, and even more alternates are said to be on the way. You might as well cancel Christmas now because Santa just got preempted.

First thing's first: some startlingly high quality set photos of the Indiana Jones 5 Sicily shoot, taken just this week, can be found right here. The curious should be forewarned, however, that the glimpses get into spoiler-y territory.

One highlight is the first peek at the Antonio Banderas character, who is dressed as a rugged sea captain and seems to be an ally to Indy. You might think this an innocent development, but you'd be wrong:

See you on Thera!

Speaking of October traditions, an old Telltale classic just got dug up by the custodians at Skunkape. Submit some Halloween themed Sam & Max fan art for a chance to win Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space Remastered, a game which will exist by implication. Just follow the link below for all the details.

Dave Grossman's unflappable tradition of pumpkin desecration enters what I think might be its twenty-fifth year with his latest installment, dubbed "Brain Worm".

Indulge your sick curiosity and enjoy the past entries all over again while you're over there.

Psychonauts 2 – already a bona fide classic – is not about to go gentle into that good night. Springing into your Humble Bundle account right npw is a 29-track volume one of the soundtrack. Want even more? Greed is good, and you can stay tuned for future volumes.

Log into your Humble Bundle to get going.

Variety reports, along with other Disney postponements, that Indiana Jones 5 will now release on June 30th, 2023.

Though production seems to have regained momentum, with an extended location shoot in Italy (lots of spoilery photos from which you can find on the 'net, by the way, if you're into that sort of thing) now being followed up with a stretch in Morocco, I guess those three months lost to Harrison Ford's recovery made a Summer 2022  launch a little too tight in the end. CGI Mecha Short Round isn't a swift render, you know.

Maybe they'll be able to release the Bethesda game with the movie now?

While participating in an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit with forty-five other developers (among the tidbits: Wadjet Eye confirmed talking with Brian Moriarty about a Loom sequel years ago, but no legal headway could be made with Lucasfilm), Skunkape loosed a screenshot from Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space: Remastered:

I might also point out something we failed to report last month: a sweepstakes to win a specialized, Psychonauts 2-themed Xbox console. But we can at least get a look at it:

I guess we could have been quicker on the draw, but you don’t need that thing cluttering your house anyway.

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Today's Nintendo Switch livestream revealed that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic will be released for the Switch on November 11.


Skip to ~44:48 for the announcement.

Clearly this is not the 'Remake' version coming for PlayStation, PC and Xbox, but rather a straight port of the Bioware original from Aspyr games. You can pre-order it from the Switch store if you think digital copies might run out, and/or if you'd prefer Nintendo to be gathering interest on your money, rather than yourself.

It would appear that The Old Country is going to be a major location in Indy 5, as production is set to move there for much of the month of October. Anyway, that’s what the “Indiana Jones 5 News” Twitter account seems to think, and not being a bigot I should think their alleged intel is as suitable to steal as anyone’s:

After Crystal Skull's Los Angeles based shoot, it would certainly be nice to see Indy traipsing across Mediterranean vistas during his new adventure, even if it turns out to be a bum steer due to Plato’s tenfold error.

When the Germans aren't serving as every other punchline for late comedian and human treasure Norm Macdonald, they're up to making gummy snacks tied in to your favorite Xbox games.

And so they were only doing what their biology insisted when they whipped up this tangy Psychonauts 2 candy. Buy a packet and have it bequeathed to your great grandchildren. It will taste exactly as good when they inherit it as it would now.

Hey, not deploying edible marketing didn't exactly do the original Psychonauts any favors at retail, so you can see the logic here.

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That seems about right. With original Willow composer James Horner having passed away in 2015, this was probably the best James for Disney to turn to. He’s not exactly a stranger to the studio, either, though I wonder if he’s cuddly enough with them to insist on the London Symphony Orchestra:

It would appear that since Harrison Ford injured his shoulder back in June, production on the fifth Indiana Jones movie has been on something like total hiatus, with the exception of a much-photographed Glasgow shoot in July which was carried out without the star.

(And if you ask me, the fact that everything ground to a halt to wait for Ford is probably good news. The last thing we needed was for Lucasfilm to try to shoot the majority of this movie in Ford’s absence as part of some sort of ill-conceived, Deepfake experiment from Hell.)

Anywho, here we are three months later: Filming is said to have resumed earlier this week and, seeing as the production had only gotten a few weeks in the can before Ford took on damage, will be going on for several months more, or until the whole production gets hit by a giant meteor. Which is, at this point, not a likelihood I’m prepared to rule out.

Please accept this tweet as proof. Remember that "today" is yesterday. So we're basically ahead of time by Mojo standards.

In addition, it seems that HappyGiant participated in some sort of live chat as part of Sam & Max: This Time It's Virtual's inclusion in the Venice Film Festival. The reference to a "pass" suggests it was probably not open to the public, but it seems inevitable that the stream will turn up at some point. Let us know if when you notice before we do.

Good news everybody. The long rumoured KOTOR remake has been confirmed, but (bad-news, everybody) as-yet only for PS5. PlayStation's CEO Jim Ryan revealed the remake at the Playstation Showcase presentation earlier today. The task has gone to Aspyr, responsible for several other recent LucasArts / LucasFilm Games ports.

The original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was a groundbreaking and universally praised RPG from Bioware. Initially it was an Xbox exclusive, but eventually made its way to other platforms.

No gameplay footage, or further details on changes were available at time of going to press, sorry Meatbags.

Update: From a tweet (below) and a blog post "...it’s a console exclusive on PlayStation 5 at launch", it appears this remake is also coming for PC, and the PS5 console exclusivity is timed, so you'll likely be able to get it on Xbox (and possibly Switch) after a bit of a wait.

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These days, NME – née New Musical Express – is trying to regain its hip “street cred” with the kids, the type currently reserved for the Instagrams and the Mojos of the world. And what better way to do so than to have a chat with Peter McConnell about Psychonauts 2?

The interview is actually quite excellent, with small tidbits like this:

McConnell also mentioned that his undergraduate honours thesis was a cycle of songs about a series of dreams. Hence, the concepts that the world of Psychonauts plays with were undoubtedly of interest to him ahead of his work on the series as a composer.

There’s also some stuff about the Grateful Dead in there which will make elTee question every aspect of his life that has led him to not play Psychonauts.

I also think we missed NME’s Tim Schafer interview, so go read that, too. NME, you might just have what it takes after all.

(But only Mojo has an MP3 of “Brain In A Jar,” from arguably the best level in Psychonauts 2.)

Looks like Jared Emerson-Johnson and his recruits have returned to the studio to beef up the soundtrack for Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space with live instruments and/or new tracks, akin to what was done for the remaster of Sam & Max Save the World. And that’s awesome.

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Mark Ferrari's work is so iconic, it apparently belongs to the world.

We've tattled on them to Lucasfilm, only to be curtly informed by the legal team that they're more interested in shutting down Fate of Atlantis fan games.

It's testing time again for ScummVM!

This time there's a boatload of new games supported: Alice: An Interactive Museum, The Crimson Crown: Further Adventures in Transylvania, Crusader: No Remorse, Grim Fandango, L-ZONE, Little Big Adventure, The Longest Journey, Myst III: Exile, Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy, Oo-Topos, Private Eye, Red Comrades Save the Galaxy, Red Comrades 2: For the Great Justice, Spaceship Warlock, Tri-3D-Trial, and Transylvania.

It also includes dozens of text adventure games created with Glulxe and hundreds of games created with Adventure Game Studio.

So get out your Grim Fandango discs, download Maniac Mansion Deluxe, or try any of the other hundreds of games that need testing during this testing period and report any issues you find on ScummVM's issue tracker.

Though you may have noticed some recycled tracks from the Telltale games when watching gameplay videos for Sam & Max: This Time It's Virtual, let it be known that Jared Emerson-Johnson supplied a fair amount of totally original score for the game, all of which is now officially available through Bandcamp.

Buy the soundtrack for yourself and ten friends -- why should they be spared the Aquabears theme?

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