Here at Mojo, some of us quite like Escape from Monkey Island, enough so that three people with unrelated accents came together to gab about the red-headed cousin in the Monkey Island franchise. Join Jason, Remi, and Zaarin as they defend the game, either by downloading the episode, or by subscribing to the greater MojoCast series with these fine feeds (with the caveat that our RSS actually work):
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I noticed that our About Page was shamefully out of date, so it was given a much-needed re-write to more accurately convey what Mojo is about and where we think it might be headed. It was also an opportunity to provide links to where you can officially buy all of the LucasArts adventure games, because you can totally do that now,* and you couldn't do that for a very long time.
Anyhow, back to speculating on what dollar amount Jake named to let Valve churn out Firewatch kart racers.
*Well, except for Escape from Monkey Island, but we've taken pity on the game and have something special** planned in its honor. Stay tuned!
**Special means bad.
Not a day has passed without you wallowing, weeping, wishing to see the MojoCast be automatically cast to your favorite pod. iOS, Android, Windows . . . The heart wants what the heart wants.
Well, fear not, as you once again can receive the MojoCast the way you want it:
Sure, the last episode aired more than five years ago, but this will soon change. Maybe. Hopefully. Just subscribe, damn you, and throw us some well-deserved five star ratings while you’re at it.
. . . flanked by an appropriately 80s print-ad.
Yeah, I don’t know what more there is to say. It’d probably play well in your hands, so get it if you own Nintendo’s flagship console.
We don’t know if forums are still "a thing," so we ask the question: "If we had a forum again, would you use it?"
Where to vote? Twitter. And/or voice your opinion in the comments.
If that's not enough, check out the venerable Dig Museum which is filled to the brim with information about The Dig.
More to come soon! (probably)
Enough teasing and standing around, go grab the whole CD-quality CMI soundtrack now!
April Foo . . . What do you mean you already knew?! Stay tuned for more soundtrack, very soon. ;
Want yet another copy of Curse of Monkey Island? Steam just added added the game, so go grab it if you so wish. Windows only, natch. Breaking news! Now also on macOS. For the first time? Breaking-er news! As reported by Laserschwert, GOG has also made it available. Get each and every version!
In a shock move, we’ve started updating our YouTube account. A few videos and the Amiga version of the MI1 soundtrack are already there. Don’t be a jerk -- go subscribe. Having more than 90,000 views and only 66 subscribers is just ridiculous.
Finally, Tim received his lifetime achievement award last night. Part of his speech included a story about Will "Sim Everything" Wright giving Double Fine a bunch of money for the company to stay afloat after Microsoft dumped Psychonauts. Read the whole story.
Breaking-est news! While it has been available at Steam for a while, Maniac Mansion has also been added to GOG. The only logical conclusion is that Monkey Island 6 and Maniac Mansion 3 will be announced in a short time.
We turned 20 this year, so what better time to take a look at Mojo of yore? Witness Mojo 9.5, marvel at a young Spaff, mourn Legend of Monkey Island. It’s all here.
As is a quick look at your favorite games of 2017. Old and new. That’s just how we roll. Read!
Well, we don't know, but maybe you do? Vote in our new poll! Log in, and vote, vote damn you.
As for our previous one, the results will probably be indicative...
|Which Game Are You Most Looking Forward To In 2017?|
|Full Throttle Remastered||9|
|Duke Grabowski: Episode 2 - "Debonair Corsair"||2|
|Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin||2|
|The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Episodes 3 - 5||2|
|Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series||0|
Jake embarrassingly forgot to tell us, but Campo Santo is, indeed, developing a new game. There's even a trailer.
Looks Firewatch-y. What's In the Valley of Gods all about, outside of what the trailer reveals? Who knows, but feel free to read the FAQ, full of questions nobody frequently would ask. 2019 seems to be the release year, so no need holding your breath.
(Zaarin -- reminder to add a Campo Santo category.)
Remember fan art? Mojo might not have been all about it back in the days, but The SCUMM Bar sure was. Presently I suppose most Mojo/Monkey Island-based artists are too old mature to make much LEC-based fan art, or, as it turned out, that was what I thought.
What the hell, right? Artist, and URL to full-size images are:
Scorbut Man with full image here.
My numerous attempts to get Dan Lee to make a comeback was met with laughter from the man, but let's all remember what the man did, during the hosted site glory days.
We've updated our living article of TTG-esque games with two new games: Hidden Agenda and Life Is Strange: Before the Storm. Read if you don't suck.
... and as we apparently haven't posted this Grickle yet... Well, here we are!
("Joy to the Weird" really should be Mojo's slogan.)
The whole list will be published in a later article, and yes, we will do a poll with proper scoring, too. Your whining was heard. ;
Oh, we might give Telltale some goodnatured ribbing now and again, but really, we consider them a BFF.
However! As far as non-linear gaming where choices have consequences, we feel there are those who take that concept to a whole different level. During a particularly tense seminar, the Mojo Editorial Board™ voted that two games should be presented as what we consider proof of said statement: Life Is Strange and Until Dawn.
So here they are, and now you should run and read our take on them, as well as what differentiates them from Telltale.
Remember 2003? I don't either, but apparently, over at the ol' SCUMM Bar I wrote an article on the Monkey Island 2 demo during that August. I also remember we made huge claims about moving our content over here in 2006, and yada yada yada: Here you go: Hacking the Monkey Island 2 Demo is now on Mojo!
How can you find undiscovered dialogue and music? We‘ll tell you how, and you do not even have to do it yourself; just read all about it! Yes, we wasted time writing this so go read it!
Was I too hard on Firewatch? Does the world we live in make me think differently about things? What's up with that hateful dude on YouTube?
When this latest (and hopefully soon to be obsolete) version of Mojo debuted in 2010 (I think), I was pretty cheesed off by the dinky font size. Seriously, what other site has fonts that obnoxiously small? Dumb ones, that's what.
And so I whined. I bellyached. And it fell on deaf ears, of course, but that was OK. I was playing a long game. I knew that, over time, the cumulative effect of my whining would be corrosive to Remi's whisper-thin will. And so I persisted, mostly in passive-aggressive ways, to register my righteous complaint in his direction. The day would eventually come, I reasoned, when Remi would be prevailed upon to bump up the font size.
Right on schedule, over seven years later, we've achieved this milestone, and now the sacred text of Mojo can be read without an electron microscope.
You're welcome, fans.
That's right. 20. Twenty. That is either awesome or depressing depending on your point of view; quite probably both. And what better way to celebrate/mourn than to kick it off with The Most Liked Game Ever Poll?
This is a bit different than your typical favorite game survey. Here you get a curated list of games we cover, and you have three options for each one: like, dislike, or indifferent/haven't played. The goal is to find what games most of our three readers like. And dislike, because we're all about being as surly as we are expected to be.
NB! No history will be written. But vote anyway.
|Adventure||Before or After April, '10|
|Autumn Moon||Before or After April, '10|
|Behind Mojo||Before or After April, '10|
|Community||Before or After April, '10|
|Console||Before or After April, '10|
|Crackpot||Before or After April, '10|
|Developer||Before or After April, '10|
|Double Fine||Before or After April, '10|
|Film and TV||Before or After April, '10|
|House of Mojo||Before or After April, '10|
|Irresponsible Games||Before or After April, '10|
|LFNetwork||Before or After April, '10|
|LucasArts||Before or After April, '10|
|Mac||Before or After April, '10|
|Miscellaneous||Before or After April, '10|
|MunkyFun||Before or After April, '10|
|Ron Gilbert||Before or After April, '10|
|Star Wars||Before or After April, '10|
|Telltale Games||Before or After April, '10|