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News from all over 13 Apr, 2008, 10:06 / 16 comments

Any of our Egyptian readers will be aware of Amr Khalid's "Hemaya" campaign against drugs, as shown on on his web-site. Do I spy the LucasArts logo on that apple? I see a lawyer coming: hello!

In other news, a reader sent in a video link to Sam & Max Hit The Road's introduction, reconstructed in "3D." The e-mail didn't say who the sender was (probably due to our mailing system running on steam and cogs), but to whoever it was: thank you. And if you haven't seen this video before then it's definitely worth watching.

Lastly, as staff member Ron Gilbert reports, an Australian man has recorded a "bass" line to the Maniac Mansion theme, which I'm told is quite "kicking."

Comments

  • Sp0tted on 13 Apr, 2008, 16:59…
    I'm so used to the TTG Max voice that I can't get used to the New York/Brooklyn style LA voice.
  • Kroms on 13 Apr, 2008, 18:38…
    Me too. I got used to it.
  • Gabez on 13 Apr, 2008, 18:42…
    Yes, it's funny: when the new voice was publicised, everybody had a hard time trying to get used to it, and now it's the same process going back to the original game.
  • Kroms on 13 Apr, 2008, 15:28…
    hmm. I'm pretty sure I sent that in, but it's been a while.

    I can't see the Lucas logo on the site by the way. Oh oh I can read it! Anyone want me to read it for them?
  • Gabez on 13 Apr, 2008, 15:45…
    Yes, it was a long time ago -- it kept getting delayed in my mind until now.

    The LucasArts logo is (somewhat) represented by the leaping figure on the green apple, next to the red hand. Whether it is any actual resemblance, or simply my excited imagination, is another affair.

    I suppose the writing is Arabic -- how do you know the language?
  • Kroms on 13 Apr, 2008, 15:54…
    I speak Arabic fluently :) I lived in Jordan.
  • Gabez on 13 Apr, 2008, 15:59…
    And where do you live now?
  • Kroms on 13 Apr, 2008, 16:01…
    Canada.

    (Eh.)
  • Gabez on 13 Apr, 2008, 16:01…
    And so how did you come to live in Jordon?
  • Gabez on 13 Apr, 2008, 16:02…
    Sorry, Jordan. "Jordon" is a woman who it is impossible to live in, unless you were very small.
  • Kroms on 13 Apr, 2008, 16:07…
    Hmm. I'm an Arab, even though I look nothing like an Arab. I lived in Wales for a while, then my parents decided it was time to move to Jordan because my siblings and myself needed some Arabic culture (wasn't a girl left who I didn't kiss at five years old). And I'm in Canada for university. It's further away from home than England is and that's what I need(ed?).
  • Gabez on 13 Apr, 2008, 16:10…
    Oh, how fun! A real traveller. What part of Wales did you live in? I suppose "home" is Jordan? And where did you live in England (presuming that you did not mean "Wales" by saying "England"!)

    And Canada! What an adventure.
  • Kroms on 13 Apr, 2008, 16:13…
    Lol.

    Scotland: Edinburgh (but I was too young to remember this).

    Wales: Swansea! :D

    England: Ugh...Western? I forgot what it's called.

    Canada: Ottawa. Alas, a little too far for me to go hammer on Hothead's door lol.

    Annnd that's it! It's actually a lot more boring than it sounds :P You never been out of England/UK?
  • Gabez on 13 Apr, 2008, 16:25…
    Oh yes, I've been out -- Canada just once, to the Quebec City and Vancouver and a little in between -- and I have seen Jordan, from Egypt, across the Red Sea -- but never been there. I nearly went to Petra, but, alas, it wasn't to be.
  • Kroms on 13 Apr, 2008, 16:30…
    I don't like Egypt toooo much. I like Sharm but the actual country's a little wrid for me. Quebec City I haven't been to, Montreal is awesome. Vancouver's a long way off though, so no. Petra is awesome.
  • neon_git on 13 Apr, 2008, 13:43…
    Man that Sam and Max video is amazing!