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House of Mojo News

Game of the year, 2017 was...

11 Dec, 2017, 18:28 | Posted by: Remi | Comments: 3

Well, we don't know, but maybe you do? Vote in our new poll! Log in, and vote, vote damn you.

As for our previous one, the results will probably be indicative...

Which Game Are You Most Looking Forward To In 2017?
Thimbleweed Park
30
Full Throttle Remastered
9
Duke Grabowski: Episode 2 - "Debonair Corsair"
2
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin
2
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Episodes 3 - 5
2
Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series
0
Total votes 45
Double Fine News

Jack Black announces he'll be in Psychonauts 2

11 Dec, 2017, 00:50 | Posted by: Jason | Source: IGN | Be the first to comment!

Having headlined Brütal Legend and getting summoned back for Broken Age, Jack Black has become something of a regular for Double Fine. The trend will continue with Psychonauts 2, which Black announced at something called The Game Awards.

No information has been divulged on the character Black will be voicing, but experts speculate that it won't be Mr. Pokeylope.

House of Mojo News

Campo Santo is developing "In the Valley of Gods"

08 Dec, 2017, 04:12 | Posted by: Remi | Comments: 3

Jake embarrassingly forgot to tell us, but Campo Santo is, indeed, developing a new game. There's even a trailer.

Looks Firewatch-y. What's In the Valley of Gods all about, outside of what the trailer reveals? Who knows, but feel free to read the FAQ, full of questions nobody frequently would ask. 2019 seems to be the release year, so no need holding your breath.

(Zaarin -- reminder to add a Campo Santo category.)

Adventure News

The road to Hell is paved with well-intentioned remasters

23 Nov, 2017, 15:05 | Posted by: Jason | Source: Rock Paper Shotgun | Comments: 17

Rock Paper Shotgun published an interesting article yesterday about the artistic merit of remastered video games. Ron, Tim, and Brian Moriarty are all on hand to weigh in on the technical and even ethical pitfalls of "upgrading" a classic:

“We had limitations back then” recalls Gilbert in an email interview, “and the artist worked magic to make the game work within those limitations. They often turned working within those limitations into an art all its own. When classic games get ‘hi-resed’, you lose all of that.”

[...]

“It’s true that you can often switch back to the original graphics,” he says, “but that is also true of colorizing black and white movies.

“You can always watch the original, but that doesn’t make colorizing it any less of an artistic sin. Saying you can switch back to the original art feels like a cop-out.”

Harsh! But Ron has a point. And as we've seen, the "original version" you can switch back to often isn't the perfect recreation it purports to be. After all, the only "classic" version of Monkey Island 2 that anyone can buy has vertical scrolling effects removed and some dialog altered. My grandkids will grow up without the "white slavers" line, so I hope you're proud of yourself, Craig Derrick!

House of Mojo News

Fan art still has a special place in our hearts and eyes

15 Nov, 2017, 04:55 | Posted by: Remi | Comments: 3

Remember fan art? Mojo might not have been all about it back in the days, but The SCUMM Bar sure was. Presently I suppose most Mojo/Monkey Island-based artists are too old mature to make much LEC-based fan art, or, as it turned out, that was what I thought.

Should you follow us on Twitter -- and why the hell aren't you -- you'd know we're all about fan art lately, thanks to our friends at The Art of Videogame. We'll give you three examples:

What the hell, right? Artist, and URL to full-size images are:

@mr_werewolf_art with full image here.

@zacgormania with full image here.

Scorbut Man with full image here.

My numerous attempts to get Dan Lee to make a comeback was met with laughter from the man, but let's all remember what the man did, during the hosted site glory days.

Telltale Games News

A rare glimmer in Telltale’s eye (though nothing good for the company, alas)

10 Nov, 2017, 04:10 | Posted by: Remi | Comments: 1

In the midst of the truly soul-sucking Telltale layoff situation, some interesting auxiliary stuff is happening.

DC will release a limited time series named on TTG’s Batman seasons. So far the second season has been good, and one could hope DC would focus on that, though maybe they’ll try to salvage the final pieces from the downright awful first season.

We’ll know in February. Writer Chris Gage has a good rap sheet, so this might be a glass half full situation.

Telltale Games News

Telltale lays off 25% of its staff

07 Nov, 2017, 21:44 | Posted by: Remi | Source: Benzo | Comments: 4

Well, we saw this one coming.

Polygon reports 25% -- twenty-five percent -- of Telltale's workforce is being laid off. The reason, according to CEO Pete Hawley who apparently has no qualms emulating LucasArts at its worst, is "the realities of the environment we face moving forward". That is a somewhat familiar sentiment...

We wish those laid-off the best of luck moving forward themselves, and for those who are left... Run!

Telltale Games News

The Walking Dead collection comes to consoles, changes EVERYTHING

02 Nov, 2017, 17:50 | Posted by: Remi | Comments: 1

So here's a bizarre one: The PS4 and Xbox One are getting a collection of The Walking Dead featuring all 19 episodes. That in itself isn't strange, of course, nor is the fact they get enhanced graphics. What is strange is how stylistically different the update is. To wit...

... we don't only get a completely overhauled color palette, but also actually altered details like the ceiling light.

Own yet another version of the games on December 5th, for a mere $50-¢1.

Telltale Games News

Tales from the Borderlands is free. Free!

26 Oct, 2017, 17:31 | Posted by: Remi | Comments: 2
Update by Jennifer: Tales from the Borderlands is also free (and DRM-free), for Windows and macOS if you purchase $15 or more worth of games during the GOG.com Halloween Sale.

As long as you have an Xbox One. And wait until November. And have a Gold membership.

Caveats aside, Tales from the Borderlands is underrated and you should play it.

And that's all I got. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Double Fine News

Psychonauts playable on yet another platform

23 Oct, 2017, 18:05 | Posted by: Remi | Be the first to comment!

You can never play Psychonauts on enough platforms, so it just makes sense to pop your old Xbox disc into your Xbox One and give it a whirl there too. That's right, Psychonauts is among the first lucky 13 games to be playable on the One. And if you have lost your disc, you can even buy it for $9.99 digitally -- why wouldn't you want a tenth copy of the game?

The game apparently both looks and runs better, too, which is always a bonus. The feature will be available tomorrow.

LucasArts News

GOG.com Disney Publisher Sale

06 Oct, 2017, 19:36 | Posted by: Jennifer | Comments: 1
All of Disney's catalog is currently on sale at GOG.com. That includes tons of LucasArts games:
  • Afterlife
  • Armed and Dangerous
  • The Dig
  • Loom
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
  • Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb
  • Monkey Island 1 SE
  • Monkey Island 2 SE
  • Outlaws + A Handful of Missions
  • Sam & Max Hit the Road
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II
  • Star Wars: Empire at War
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II
  • Star Wars: Dark Forces
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D
  • Star Wars: Tie Fighter
  • Star Wars: X-Wing
  • Star Wars: X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter
  • Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance
  • Star Wars: Rebel Assault 1+2
  • Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
  • Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Saga
  • Star Wars: Rebellion
  • Star Wars: Star Fighter
  • Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders
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