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I Bought Dudebrough.com And Now It's Back Online

31 May, 2018, 18:16 | Posted by: Jennifer
Most of us here at Mojo are fans of Telltale's formative years. Those years were interesting to follow, especially the amusing posts by their first blogmaster, Brandon Q. Furguson, the creator of gems of blogging such as Blades of Stenchtar and Blades of Stenchtar II, and his parting wisdom in Blades of Stenchtar III.

He also created a homepage, as his alter-ego, Ted "Theodore" Dudebrough, co-star of Telltale's first game, which provided an amusing peek into the mind of his character, complete with all of the humorously bad page design decisions so common in personal pages of the early internet.

I noticed that the original website, dudebrough.com, was available to purchase so I scooped it up and brought it back in all of its original splendor.

I'd like to give a special thanks to Telltale's community media manager, Caroline Liddick, who gave me permission to bring back this site through the archival efforts of my WE Computers Museum.

She's also graciously given me permission to bring back other gems from Telltale's early years, which should be returning sometime this summer.

What does everyone else think about this?

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    Comment by: hierohero | Posted 03 Jun, 2018, 08:45 | Quote

    Jansenjfa

    Love it! What happened to Brendan Q Ferguson anyway? Or Trow Mollander?



    Brendan left the games industry to do charity work. Was a great guy.
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    Comment by: Jake | Posted 02 Jun, 2018, 16:46 | Quote

    Jennifer

    Jake

    I love that you brought this back. The kidnapping message at the top was related to a newspaper article in the Sam & Max Season One case file, which teased the birthday mariachis from Season Two. (I believe the article, in the Alien Love Triangle Times, talks about an alien abducting someone in Las Vegas from a poker tournament, on their birthday? I can't remember anymore.)


    Oh, yeah. I remember that, but I couldn't remember where it came from - and I didn't know it was foreshadowing Season Two - that's awesome.

    Luckily I still have my Season One Case File. I'll scan the newspaper clipping, shortly, but in the meantime:

    (Image of Ted at a photorealistic beach with the caption: Theodore Dudebrough disappeared over two years ago)
    Local youth still missing
    Alien involvement suspected

    What started as a simple trip to the City of Sin has turned into a months-long vigil for the friends and family of Theodore Dudebrough, 23, who has vanished without a trace in an apparent alien abduction. The young man, shown above in an undated family photo, was last seen on February 19, 2005 rising through the roof of a Las Vegas taqueria in a pulsing beam of light. He has not been heard from since.

    "He left behind a beef burrito", says Mrs. Dudebrough, who is spearheading the effort to find her son. "That's completely out
    See Abduction Page A5

    (in case anyone's wondering, there is no A5.)



    Wow it didn’t even mention it was Dudebrough’s birthday. Weird. We messed up. Maybe at that point all we knew was that they were mariachi who traveled through time and space, but the birthday thing wasn’t there yet (or Doug and Emily and I didn’t know about it yet). I remember Heather Logas really wanted to do a mariachi alien autopsy sequence but I can’t remember any details now.
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    Comment by: Jones Jr | Posted 02 Jun, 2018, 00:25 | Quote
    Thank you Jennifer!

    Great Scott! It's like I've just got out of a time machine!
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    Comment by: Jesse | Posted 01 Jun, 2018, 21:12 | Quote
    Thanks for bringing this site back! Sadly few sites from that era are still online. I think only nauseatinglycute.com and bancolavadero.com have managed to stay up.
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    Comment by: Jansenjfa | Posted 01 Jun, 2018, 19:34 | Quote
    Love it! What happened to Brendan Q Ferguson anyway? Or Trow Mollander?
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    Comment by: Jennifer | Posted 01 Jun, 2018, 18:37 | Quote

    Jake

    I love that you brought this back. The kidnapping message at the top was related to a newspaper article in the Sam & Max Season One case file, which teased the birthday mariachis from Season Two. (I believe the article, in the Alien Love Triangle Times, talks about an alien abducting someone in Las Vegas from a poker tournament, on their birthday? I can't remember anymore.)


    Oh, yeah. I remember that, but I couldn't remember where it came from - and I didn't know it was foreshadowing Season Two - that's awesome.

    Luckily I still have my Season One Case File. I'll scan the newspaper clipping, shortly, but in the meantime:

    (Image of Ted at a photorealistic beach with the caption: Theodore Dudebrough disappeared over two years ago)
    Local youth still missing
    Alien involvement suspected

    What started as a simple trip to the City of Sin has turned into a months-long vigil for the friends and family of Theodore Dudebrough, 23, who has vanished without a trace in an apparent alien abduction. The young man, shown above in an undated family photo, was last seen on February 19, 2005 rising through the roof of a Las Vegas taqueria in a pulsing beam of light. He has not been heard from since.

    "He left behind a beef burrito", says Mrs. Dudebrough, who is spearheading the effort to find her son. "That's completely out
    See Abduction Page A5

    (in case anyone's wondering, there is no A5.)
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    Comment by: Jake | Posted 01 Jun, 2018, 17:39 | Quote
    I love that you brought this back. The kidnapping message at the top was related to a newspaper article in the Sam & Max Season One case file, which teased the birthday mariachis from Season Two. (I believe the article, in the Alien Love Triangle Times, talks about an alien abducting someone in Las Vegas from a poker tournament, on their birthday? I can't remember anymore.)
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    Comment by: ThunderPeel2001 | Posted 01 Jun, 2018, 10:08 | Quote
    Nice job, Jennifer! I've never actually seen this before...!
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    Comment by: neon_git | Posted 01 Jun, 2018, 08:56 | Quote
    Oh wow, that's very cool. I look forward to seeing more in the Summer.
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    Comment by: Jason | Posted 01 Jun, 2018, 01:33 | Quote
    Well done!
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    Comment by: Laserschwert | Posted 31 May, 2018, 23:54 | Quote
    I hope you bring back the "Summer of Sam & Max" site (was it called that?). I've got vague memories of it being awesome.

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