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Sam & Max 2: The Lost Trailer (which is still lost) 23 Jan, 2015 / 5 comments

I was reminded that we didn't really do anything to acknowledge the 10th anniversary of the Sam & Max 2 cancellation last year. Not that we should have. It's an increasingly irrelevant exercise and plus, with each passing year, it actually becomes more cringey for me to think back on that time when, shall we say, some slightly mortifying behavior was exhibited? Not that I'm absolving myself, but I was in high school in 2004.

One thing we are known to do sometimes is bust out our big honkin' compendium article, which is really just the database entry from Old Mojo that's been sloppily expanded over time as new facts and media came to light. I'm kinda proud of the unwieldy thing, because as far as I know it's still the ultimate resource on all known information related to the game, though I confess I'm too lazy to see if the Wikipedia article has gotten more accurate since I last saw it.

So as to why I'm making this post. I was re-reading that thing, when I got to this part, which made me sit up straight in my chair:

Let it be noted here that a second trailer for the game was allegedly produced and therefore may still exist as bytes on a hard drive somewhere. In a 2003 Something Awful forum thread (which we unfortunately can't link to because it doesn't seem to exist anymore, but here's our post and an Adventure Gamers forum reaction thread covering it), someone posted about their enviable experience attending one of the recording sessions where they met Mike Stemmle, Bill Farmer and Nick Jameson. Photos of the script and a voicemail greeting Bill Farmer recorded for the visitor were presented as proof, and the information about the game revealed by the account checks out as accurate, an account which claims that Mike Stemmle privately revealed the trailer to the author via laptop.

Ha, oh yeah! I'd forgotten about that. I wonder if anyone from the old team still has that lying about? I guess even if they did, Disney would be on them like sleaze on a Remi, but still, eff that Something Awful guy who got to see it!

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    Bad Asp! on 24 Jan, 2015, 16:29…

    Jason

    Rum Rogers

    Bait for Bad Asp!



    Surely he's grown up by now?



    Yes... and yes.
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    Jason on 24 Jan, 2015, 14:10…

    Rum Rogers

    Bait for Bad Asp!



    Surely he's grown up by now?
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    Rum Rogers on 24 Jan, 2015, 12:56…
    Bait for Bad Asp!
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    AlfredJ on 24 Jan, 2015, 10:27…
    Someone here must be able to get in touch with Stemmle right? Always worth a try, even if he doesn't want his name associated with it.

    Also: quality article. Love that stuff.
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    Remi on 24 Jan, 2015, 05:14…
    Pfffft, I put that article together with my own bare hands.

    Also, Jason, still not seeing your TSB money. ¬¬

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