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Strap in for the thrilling conclusion of the epic Larry Ahern interview 02 Dec, 2021 / 2 comments

You’ve gotten your Milk Duds and Diet Mr. PiBB and found your seat again, all just in time to catch the second half of Genesis Temple’s roadshow interview with Larry Ahern. Picking up where we last left off in August, the story continues with the post-CMI act of Ahern’s LucasArts career, a similarly frustrating stint at Microsoft, the noble casualty that was Insecticide, and an only recently ended stretch as a Disney Imagineer that sometimes reunited him with his old cohort Jonathan Ackley.

It’s an altogether great read, but I draw special attention to the fact that Ahern divulges new information about Vanishing Act and Attempt #1 at the Full Throttle sequel (which was never really called Full Throttle: Payback, a moniker which he indirectly chides Mojo for perpetuating), as well as some soon-to-be-stolen concept art for those games that I don’t believe have surfaced before. (Update: After review it turns out we did already have them. I should have known better; fortunes have been lost betting against Mojo.)

I guess it’s up to Dune: Part II to disappoint you, as the back half of the Larry Ahern interview delivers the goods.

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    Scummbuddy on 03 Dec, 2021, 02:19…
    [Insecticide PC Part 2]...the second part of our two-part PC downloadable (even though development was essentially finished)...

    Ugh! It's Toonstruck (part 2) all over again!
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    Scummbuddy on 02 Dec, 2021, 22:53…
    Hmm, I wonder if Mojo got the name for Full Throttle Payback confused because the concept image was saved as a pay.backup file.

    That's why he would later be known as Ben 'Payback' Throttle.

    Mojo-Fact

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