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Telltale clearing up space(?)

09 Dec, 2016, 16:35 | Posted by: Remi

Over in the the comments, the ever observant (or so we assume) jolly_old_saint points out that all of the Sam & Max seasons, as well as Tales of Monkey Island have been removed from their online store.

What the actual eff?

Are they needing space for the oh so adult takes on Batman and family friendly funsies with Minecraft? The fact that you can still get the two aforementioned series on Steam could suggest this is just a clerical or technical mistake, as the oldest game listed on TTG's site is Strong Bad.

If they actually are gone, though, it seems only right to pour one out for two of Telltale's best series of games.

Update! Sam & Max is back; ToMI is not. The cover-up continues!

What does everyone else think about this?

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    Comment by: Jones Jr | Posted 23 Dec, 2016, 01:46 | Quote
    While Telltale are downsizing, GOG have just added Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade to their store. It's 25% off until 28 December and 100% DRM free all the time!
    For those that for whatever reason haven't played it yet.
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    Comment by: jolly_old_saint | Posted 19 Dec, 2016, 02:22 | Quote
    The ever-observant jolly_old_saint didn't even notice this for a week...thanks for the shoutout, though!

    And damn you, telltalumaniti, for keeping my favorite adventure series down!
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    Comment by: Jason | Posted 19 Dec, 2016, 01:53 | Quote

    jannar85

    Maybe someone else got the MI License!!!



    It could be up for grabs. One scenario is that Telltale's license expired and they chose not to renew because they couldn't justify paying Disney another wad of cash for the privilege of continuing to sell a seven year old game most of its audience already bought.
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    Comment by: Rum Rogers | Posted 16 Dec, 2016, 19:48 | Quote

    hierohero

    It's funny that they ended up doing exactly what lucasarts did to adventure game fans


    Yes, I've been saying this for a long time. Totally agree.
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    Comment by: stevehnh | Posted 16 Dec, 2016, 15:56 | Quote
    All the while I'm just sitting here waiting for that next episode of Bone :P
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    Comment by: jannar85 | Posted 16 Dec, 2016, 15:43 | Quote
    They probably just lost the license to have it in their store. That happened with Wallace & Gromit. Maybe someone else got the MI License!!!
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    Comment by: hierohero | Posted 14 Dec, 2016, 15:20 | Quote
    It's funny that they ended up doing exactly what lucasarts did to adventure game fans
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    Comment by: Remi | Posted 12 Dec, 2016, 15:45 | Quote

    Jones Jr

    Good news everyone!
    Looks like Sam & Max are back on the "Series" page now.
    Puzzle Agent, Hector, the Poker Games (excluding Telltale Texas Hold 'Em) and SBG4AP are also there. Then everything from the Universal licence deals onward.
    But no Wallace & Gromit (no surprises on that one) or Bone (a quick trip to Steam for that one...).
    Sadly, there is still no sign of ToMI either... (have to duck over to Steam again, or perhaps GOG)
    I went to check the Lucasarts page, then I remembered. Oh yeh... Awkward...



    Updated accordingly, thanks!
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    Comment by: Jones Jr | Posted 12 Dec, 2016, 11:26 | Quote
    Good news everyone!
    Looks like Sam & Max are back on the "Series" page now.
    Puzzle Agent, Hector, the Poker Games (excluding Telltale Texas Hold 'Em) and SBG4AP are also there. Then everything from the Universal licence deals onward.
    But no Wallace & Gromit (no surprises on that one) or Bone (a quick trip to Steam for that one...).
    Sadly, there is still no sign of ToMI either... (have to duck over to Steam again, or perhaps GOG)
    I went to check the Lucasarts page, then I remembered. Oh yeh... Awkward...
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    Comment by: Shmargin | Posted 10 Dec, 2016, 23:39 | Quote

    MrManager

    neon_git

    Personally, I blame Jake.



    Oh, sure, but we've been doing that since around 2003.



    Yeah, I'm still waiting for him to updated Unofficial Sam & Max...
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    Comment by: jp-30 | Posted 10 Dec, 2016, 20:49 | Quote
    Monkey island and Sam & Max are still available for download within one's Telltale account, so... there's that at least.
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    Comment by: Jason | Posted 10 Dec, 2016, 14:46 | Quote
    I don't know if Telltale has strayed from its mission statement. I think what they are now was always their intention. It is just that in their earliest days they only had the clout to secure the cult licenses that would excite us.
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    Comment by: OzzieMonkey | Posted 10 Dec, 2016, 01:28 | Quote
    It feels like it was inevitable really. Unfortunately Telltale has very much strayed from what they built the company to do and I think the lack of original writers/designers still at the company has a lot to do with that. Having said that, I've enjoyed all the games post Walking Dead. that I've played, it's just unfortunate that it means leaving their classic fans by the wayside. It just means that as it stands there are no companies left that I trust to do a new MI or Sam and Max; even Double Fine have already passed on doing those without the creators involved and we all know how Ron feels about an MI licensing deal.
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    Comment by: Remi | Posted 09 Dec, 2016, 19:52 | Quote

    neon_git

    Personally, I blame Jake.



    Oh, sure, but we've been doing that since around 2003.
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    Comment by: neon_git | Posted 09 Dec, 2016, 19:20 | Quote
    Personally, I blame Jake. If the The Walking Dead hadn't been such a well deserved commercial success this would never have happened.
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    Comment by: Jason | Posted 09 Dec, 2016, 17:44 | Quote
    Well, these things tend to happen in cycles. We won the lottery for a few years there - our job is to collect our winnings and move on.
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    Comment by: Rum Rogers | Posted 09 Dec, 2016, 17:04 | Quote
    It's simply the same move LucasArts did back then, when they removed every trace of their classic IPs.
    Telltale's no more.
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    Comment by: Jason | Posted 09 Dec, 2016, 16:43 | Quote
    That's crazy. Their continued availability on GOG and Steam suggests their licenses didn't run out.

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