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GamePro Twists the Knife 28 Mar, 2004, 01:18 / 12 comments

Thanks to hierohero and his site, savesamandmax.com, for providing a scan from the latest ("May") issue of GamePro, which features yet another first look at the "upcoming" adventure game Sam & Max 2.

Like all the other excellent, positive-sounding interview-ridden previews that have run lately, this one has four new never-before seen screenshots of the cancelled title, including a shot of Sam and Max waving their guns around, and a shot of their next door neighbor, Flint Paper. Of course, there's no real reason to look at the screenshots since the game's been cancelled and everything, but we all love the pain.

We at Mojo think its exceptionally brilliant of LucasArts to cancel the game right before all these magazines run screenshot-laden articles about it, instead of, say, waiting until after they run and people can actually learn the game exists, then see what the reaction to the writeups were, but maybe that's just us.

Comments

  • Scummbuddy on 29 Mar, 2004, 02:53…
    "to tell a story guaranteed to be unlike anything you've ever played."

    well, thats for sure. we won't.
  • Carlius on 28 Mar, 2004, 21:15…
    *sigh* It got worse
  • Haggis on 28 Mar, 2004, 15:26…
    http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/502/502492p1.html?fromint=1
  • ThunderPeel2001 on 28 Mar, 2004, 15:19…
    LucasArts = Incompetent Swines?
  • Kingzjester on 28 Mar, 2004, 14:18…
    I like the desperation evident in the name of the scanned magazine title.

    Hey, maybe the game is not actually cancelled but that infamous press briefing just accidentally happened?
  • Kingzjester on 28 Mar, 2004, 14:23…
    (I was refering to 'ljklj,m.JPG' ¬ ¬)
  • RumRogerz on 28 Mar, 2004, 13:54…
    I hope the Lucasarts building catches on fire for this...
  • spaff on 28 Mar, 2004, 10:43…
    that sounds like a terrible game, no one will buy it.
  • Remi O on 28 Mar, 2004, 13:22…
    Well, there is no market for PC adventure games after all.
  • Moosferatu on 28 Mar, 2004, 02:19…
    Notice how they put the target release date down as Fall 2004. So, you were right Jake, they were behind schedual.
  • Jake on 28 Mar, 2004, 07:10…
    It seemed logical, if the game was really going to come out a month and a half from now, the press probably would have started in January or Februaryish instead of right now, you'd think.
  • Jake on 28 Mar, 2004, 01:21…
    I think its great that whoever wrote that preview is a huge Sam and Max dork, or at least did his research (ok ok, or at least poked around on samandmax.net for 10 minutes), as there are really weird references to the Sam & Max television series all over that article.