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205? Title?? 21 Mar, 2008, 10:01 / 13 comments

A little cat whispered in me ear that the title for the season finale is What's New, Beelzebub?

Sounds like it'll take place in a tropical paradise to me!

Comments

  • ThunderPeel2001 on 22 Mar, 2008, 01:41…
    Would it be possible to NOT refer to the episodes by their numbers?! (Please!)
  • Zaarin on 22 Mar, 2008, 14:29…
    Since a rumour of the title was the reason for this news post, what should I have called it? Just used the title and let you guess what the hell I was talking about? :)
  • Jake on 22 Mar, 2008, 05:47…
    ... why?
  • ThunderPeel2001 on 22 Mar, 2008, 19:51…
    It's unnecessarily obtuse: "205 released today"?! Why not "Sam & Max Episode 5" or "Sam & Max: Season 2, Episode 5"? For a website that covers lots of different companies and games, just calling something "205" (not even "Sam & Max 205") is a bit silly.

    But I'll get over it.
  • Jake on 23 Mar, 2008, 00:35…
    imagine you're browsing gamespots game database. The ordering would go ...

    Ep1 Culture Shock
    Ep1 Ice station Santa
    Ep2 moai better blues
    Ep2 situation comedy
    Ep3 mole the mob and the meatball, the
    Ep3 night of the raving dead
    Ep4 abe Lincoln must die
    Ep4 chariots of the dogs

    Etc etc

    Also those sites are unlikely to title every episode "Sam and max season 5 episode 2" over and over. The TV style episode numbering made the most sense to us for many reasons.

    (its legibility when used in shorthand on a mega-fan. Site like Mojo wasn't one of those considerations, because everyone here knows what it means without further to do. Does it grind your gears when people say CMI, an acronym equally indescipherable to Joe Google who happens to link in with no context?)
  • ThunderPeel2001 on 24 Mar, 2008, 02:25…
    Note: I completely understand why TELLTALE would user TV style numbering. But on GamesSpot you'd be browsing Sam & Max games, so it would be clear. It makes perfect sense.

    I just think it's obtuse for Mojo to report "205" with zero mention of Sam & Max in the headline, is all.
  • ThunderPeel2001 on 24 Mar, 2008, 02:22…
    There's zero context! That's my only issue. 205 could refer to anything! I don't mind the TV style numbering, I just mean that even SM205 would at least make reference to Sam and Max.

    SOME reference to Sam and Max in the headline would be preferable, really. When reading my RSS feeds, I had no idea that "205" was referring to anything to do with TellTale or Sam and Max, for example.

    It just seems unnecessarily obtuse for Mojo to report like that, is all.
  • Udvarnoky on 25 Mar, 2008, 16:34…
    I do try to make a conscious effort to put "Sam & Max" before an episode number in a headline, but note that so far this is the only Telltale series that has run in such a way as to require a numbering system. Therefore saying 205 shouldn't be obtuse to anyone familiar with the site, because Sam & Max is the only thing it can be referring to. When Telltale has multiple series in development it will obviously make more sense to make sure people know what we're talking about.
  • ThunderPeel2001 on 26 Mar, 2008, 00:25…
    Fair enough. I guess all I can say then is that I'd prefer it :) That's all.
  • Capn_Nacho on 21 Mar, 2008, 18:00…
    Sirs, this had best not be a spoiler for the fourth episode I have not finished yet.
  • The Tingler on 21 Mar, 2008, 22:11…
    Um, no.

    ...

    Quick Zaarin, hide!
  • Capn_Nacho on 22 Mar, 2008, 04:14…
    All right, I'm still spoiler fr-- WAIT A MINUTE
  • The Tingler on 21 Mar, 2008, 10:54…
    Miaow.