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OK, but how crazy is it that we don't have any bloody Star Wars games?

11 Dec, 2018, 06:28 | Posted by: Kroms | Source: Wikipedia | Comments: 3
With all the time spent complaining about Star Wars games circa 1999-20wheneverpeoplestoppedcaring, I gotta ask: what happened?

Maybe it's because LucasArts, like Telltale, the Telltale Tool, and Kevin Bruner's career, is dead. Maybe it's because Simon Jeffery and Jim Ward live on that yacht upstate somewhere where all former LucasArts CEOs go, and they can't tell Kathleen Kennedy to start cashing in. Or maybe Star Wars games have finally faced their "marketplace realities" and have taken a Han Solo-like tumble into the abyss.

All I know is that we live in a world with four Star Wars movies in as many years and one LEGO game to show for it. The bitter part of me that wanted all lost adventure games is gleeful. The other part is wondering how on earth the people who wanted Star Wars to be "adult" so badly they wished that edgy snoozefest Rogue One into existence aren't clamoring for Rogue One: Fortnite. Also, do none of these people want Super Smash Disney Brawl? Thanos vs. Vader, people. Captain America vs. Wreck-It Ralph. It's at least as entertaining as those Avengers movies and probably at least as good-looking as Civil War. Honestly, I'm just spitballing here. Something something media franchise potential.

Anyway, play Kathy Rain. It's great. Primordia and Gemini Rue are great, too.

Kevin Bruner will remember that

20 Nov, 2018, 18:48 | Posted by: Kroms | Source: Reddit | Be the first to comment!

The Internet, best known for being the last bastion of reason in a world of crumbling empires, is not keen on Kevin Bruner. Telltale's former CTO-turned-CEO is blamed for its demise by every anonymous op-ed, and the Internet—or, at least, Reddit—is riding it. While I can't name the subreddit in question (we got kids reading this), you can find it here.

Granted, I came across the subreddit while looking for something to post so that the Mojo crew (read: Zaarin) could fix my login details, and I have no doubt that Bruner made the company toxic, but—and allow me to get on my soapbox here—it's worth nothing that the exodus from Telltale began under Dan Connors; by the time he stepped down, people like Mike Stemmle, Sean Vanaman, Jake Rodkin, and Dave Grossman had left. It's at least suggestive that Telltale's problems start from before Bruner. Only the employees know, really.

Telltale's death still sucks, though, even if I haven't bought a game of theirs since 2013.

'Flavored Nation': The final cut 'was done a year ago. It was made for an audience for 4 people.'

17 Jan, 2018, 05:10 | Posted by: Remi | Comments: 1

We waited, then Jason flipped us all off, announcing that Flavored Nations -- Mojo's Casablanca -- will not be released. Jason's statement was simply, "Sorry." Not unlike Orson Welles and Citizen Kane 2 in other words.

Some hope is still left: "When Bad Asp! gets the Freelance Police source code leaked out. I'll slip you a copy," said the young director.

We wait with bated breath, once again saddened that Jason does not care about Mojo's greater audience.

'Flavored Nations': The trailer is FINALLY here

09 Feb, 2017, 04:17 | Posted by: Remi | Comments: 2

Our favorite Mr. Pibb fan, and somewhere in the top ten of favorite Mojo updaters over the last ten years is back! That’s right, Jason’s very own indie movie (not published by Mojo) has a trailer…

Not surprisingly, I’m a Dr. Pepper man myself, but good for Jason (and American Dad) for fighting the good fight!

How many of those cards do you HAVE, anyway?

13 Feb, 2015, 05:48 | Posted by: Jason | Comments: 2

A year ago I was screwing around with video overlay effects for a personal project and decided I should assemble a little test scenario before diving into anything genuinely ambitious.

As a preemptive measure to ward off boredom in the editing, I chose to conduct my test in the form of a crude recreation of one of my favorite scenes from Monkey Island 3.



This isn't ordinarily something I would share, but I unwisely made a handshake IRC agreement with Zaarin to do so after he was kind enough to guide me through the treacheries of AkosView.

Maybe I could arrange to have this played at my funeral?

LucasArts Fondly Remembers Telltale's Sam & Max Game

07 Mar, 2014, 08:33 | Posted by: Jennifer | Comments: 4
Lucasfilm's LucasArts page has been updated with their recent published hits such as Tiny Death Star and Angry Birds Star Wars, but also remembers (but doesn't mention that they once developed) adventure games such as Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, and Full Throttle.

Oh, and Sam & Max also gets a mention via a screenshot at the bottom of the page. Except it's the same screenshot from Sam & Max Season One that was erroneously printed as a Freelance Police screenshot in the Rogue Leaders book.

I'd email LucasArts and let them know about the mistake, but I'm not sure if anyone even works there anymore.

A true look behind Mojo

08 Oct, 2013, 23:41 | Posted by: Remi | Comments: 2

Our own longtime writer, the always incorrigible eT, pulling his best Kramer impersonation just this afternoon:

* LucasTones joined the chat room.
LucasTones: ah fuck, Remi just hear me out
LucasTones: it's 5600 words and I still haven't finished
LucasTones: what the fuck happens now

Original deadline? End of 2007. We are hopeful we'll see this article in 2013!

Ronzo, game designer, fitness guru

08 Aug, 2013, 20:54 | Posted by: Remi | Comments: 4

Ronzo is, as we all know, an established game designer. But did you know he also is a fitness guru? Neither did we, but Twitter proves our ignorance.

Ronzo

When people see how much weight I've lost, the first thing they say is: "Are you sick?" Nope, just four months of running twice a day.

Sage advice, Ronzo. Sage advice.

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