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New Day, New Week, Same Anger 08 Mar, 2004, 15:45 / 15 comments

Community outrage over the Sam and Max 2 cancellation continues. Let's take a look at what you might have missed over the weekend in the wild world of angry fan uprisings...<:MORENEWS:>

Several online petitions have sprung up, the most noteworthy being this one. It has gained over 8,700 signatures at the time of this writing and is the most active petition over at www.PetitionOnline.com. Oddly enough, the third most active petition on the site is also for Sam and Max 2.

While we at Mixnmojo feel that writing an e-mail to LucasArts is a far more effective way to let the company know your feelings, signing a petition doesn't hurt either. Just don't get your hopes up.

Adventure Gamers has published an excellent editorial on the subject of Sam and Max 2 and re-published its review of the original game. As usual, we recommend reading what they have to say, since their stuff is, for lack of a better word, fantabulous.

Also, in the new LucasArts Technical Support Forums, it seems that most of the support is of the moral variety. A thread sprang up over the weekend with more than 100 posts expressing their feelings about the cancellation. The replies to this thread far exceeded any of the other discussions you would find on the site. Not surprisingly, the entire thread was deleted this morning by the forum administrators.

Sure, none of this will probably bring the game back... but hey, screw 'em.

A quick note from Jake: Just to let everyone know, barring any major announcements from LucasArts, this is really going to be the last of our "Save Sam & Max 2" coverage. We think everyone's got the message by now who's going to.

Comments

  • ThunderPeel2001 on 13 Mar, 2004, 11:19…
    Please don't stop your "cancel Sam & Max 2" coverage! Please! If there is news, then at least report it (obv) :)
  • Teeboy on 09 Mar, 2004, 10:11…
    OK, How about this as a last resort..

    Lucasarts set up a pre-order thing on their website where you could pledge your ?25/$35 or whatever it costs, then once they get enough pledges, they complete the game. You get the copy of the game once it is completed and they get a guarantee that they won't lose money on it. Simple.
  • LeChuckie on 09 Mar, 2004, 04:46…
    I can't ewven enjoy Pshyconauts seeing as I don't have an X-box and will not buy one in a million years
  • Alia on 10 Mar, 2004, 00:29…
    Borrow one, honey. It'll be worth it.
  • lagamorph321 on 08 Mar, 2004, 21:46…
    Sigh. I wrote lucasarts like everyone else. Hopefully, Steve Purcell will get a better partner for his next attempt at the sequel.
  • Scummbuddy on 08 Mar, 2004, 19:16…
    You all may want to take Sam and Max 2 out of the random game pick generator on the main page... unless you know something we dont know. Worst April Fools joke ever.
    okay, just kidding.
  • GregD on 08 Mar, 2004, 18:59…
    Tel,

    You forgot WWHS LEC hate central...

    http://wwhs.fangames.co.uk/

  • RenoSix on 08 Mar, 2004, 18:25…
    "Sure, none of this will probably bring the game back... but hey, screw 'em."

    I dunno about that. I wouldn't brush off 10,000 angry fans. That's $1,500,000 they won't be getting in Episode III games!
  • jp-30 on 08 Mar, 2004, 18:04…
    "Just to let everyone know, barring any major announcements from LucasArts, this is really going to be the last of our "Save Sam & Max 2" coverage."

    But what the hell else is there to talk about? The latest Star Wars "current gaming fad" rip-off?

    Well, sure, there's Double Fine, but that's console only. :(
  • Jake on 08 Mar, 2004, 19:05…
  • Entity on 08 Mar, 2004, 18:00…
    Hopefully LucasArts can atleast repond to us fans.
  • LucasTones on 08 Mar, 2004, 17:22…
    I realise that the game is lost to us. A few answers would be nice, of course, but for all intents and purposes LucasArts are another company that made great games in the 90's. Okay, so Adventure Soft and the like are gone, and LucasArts are still here - but its the same difference.
  • Jake on 08 Mar, 2004, 15:48…
    My bitterness has subsided. Its still really frustrating, though.
  • Udvarnoky on 08 Mar, 2004, 17:54…
    Mine hasn't. I'm still having trouble sleeping at night.
  • Haggis on 08 Mar, 2004, 17:57…
    I don't sleep at all.