Yeah, I had expected to turn the snark factor to 11 here, but… The first episode of The Enemy Within is actually good. Very good. I like it. Don’t read this, though; go read the review instead. Then question everything in your life, just like I’m doing right now.
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We‘ll review it if TTG graces us with a review code; always a gamble.
This looks incredibly dour, and only really inspires me to fire up the Arkham trilogy again. Maybe even the tetralogy. But who knows, with some luck, some heart and humor will make their way into the game.
Batman: The Enemy Within will touch down on August 8th.
When we‘re not busy making foam art in our lattes, we throw some vinyl on the ol' turntable, and hip it up, just like the “kids” do. Or something like that.
Incidentally, Broken Age‘s soundtrack is available in 12", and thus we decided to give it a listen and a look. Read on and feel appropriately “with it”.
Nowadays, you can find music from LucasArts games all over the Internet, but back in the 1990s, there was nothing. That is, until 3 May, 1998, when Highland Productions launched. As any self-respecting LucasArts fansite of the day, it was of course hosted by good old Mojo. Highland, along with our other hosted sites, has been absent for a while, but we're now happy to announce that it has returned! And with HTTPS support!
Hey there! Remember us? We’re still alive, we just find it a lot easier to post to Twitter, because, you know… Never more than 140 characters.
So! Here is a recap of what we have posted there over the last few days.
What would an HD version of Curse of Monkey Island look like? Now you know, thanks to this Tweet from Šarūnas Ledas. (And yes, I did re-tweet it saying somebody should post this on Mojo. Turned out that somebody would be me.)
Zaarin has promised hosted websites (may begin) to reappear this week. Why would you not trust Zaarin? Surely he is not so hateful he wouldn’t make this happen?
Spaff, still working undercover at Double Fine, points us to a Limited Run copy of Broken Age on PS4. You’ll see it, all 4,500 copies worth, in a week. You know, if you’re a completionist type of a person.
Then we canceled the Pari… Wait, no, that was some other Twitter user. :(
Zaarin downright promised he world do it. Then he promised to fix our admin section so we could have a header image for the review.
But what the hell, we just went ahead and reviewed it all the same.
Read! And give Zaarin a ¬¬ look.
Update! Zaarin fixed it, so you can stop shaming him. :D
I mean, what the hell, right on the minute of the embargo being lifted too. This could make us the first site in the world to publish a Thimbleweed Park review.
And it is about as spoiler-free as it can get, with the only concrete examples coming from the two first hours of the game. We -- and I speak for all of Mojo, because nobody's editing this -- like Thimbleweed Park. A lot. And you probably will too, even though/particularly because the game is of an acquired taste.
Read! Agree? Disagree? Voice your opinions in the comments, all six of you.
And look for more Thimbleweed Park content coming soon, because we're gonna milk this cow 'til it's dry.
SCUMM Revisited, AFL2PCX, SCUMM Costume Viewer… If you know what those are, you know what they are, and if you don’t, well… Benzo’s The Vault will help you find out.
For those in the former group, look… We will get hosted *.mixnmojo.com sites back up again, but there are also other important things to do, too. Like watching TV. So for now, if you are interested in hacking old LEC games, The Vault will have you covered.
Even EMI Song Ripper—largely considered the sexiest software ever written—is there!
Because, really, the Double Fine email was a pretty long read, so let’s give you a few highlights:
First, Psychonauts 2 will be published by Starbreeze, which I didn’t even know was a publisher. They did develop the rather excellent Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, so hey, how bad can it be?
There are a couple of videos: A throwaway prototype (as we call it in the biz) for what will be a new hub has been released on YouTube…
And who doesn’t want to see our founder and patron saint, James "Spaff" Spafford, on the way to presumably be offed in the woods, while buddying it up with Schafer, talking games?
Topic of conversation: Does Spaff look exactly like he did fifteen odd years ago? (I mean, a few lbs aside.)
There's a lot of goodness coming out this year, from just about every company that this site covers. So go to the poll on the right and let us know which one has you excited the most.
From Telltale to Trump to ATM… It was a year! And thus we review it.
You remember Benzo from such software as Quick and Easy, but that was back then. Now he has joined the ranks of Jake and other former Mojo drones by releasing a game of his own: a remake of the Amiga classic Atoms.
Currently only available for Android, you can run and download the game, and then cuss yourself for not having done more with your life.
We're sure at least four of you will log in and do this. Vote. For. Mojo. Game. Of. The. Year.
How to vote? Who knows, I can't remember how to put it into a news story! But, try logging in and voting through the menu at the right, and you should be OK.
And feel free to view the previous poll.
Or "Instagram" as the kids call it.
After having rocketed past 2,000 Twitter followers… I mean, OK, it took us 7 years, but it took 6 of those to figure out how to use the damn thing. Where was I? Oh, yes:
That's right. Sometimes we produce content. Sometimes even good content. Relevant content, even.
And this time, Jason has gone all out, with an interview with Bill Tiller which has more dirt than Rodkin's biopic deal. (As long as "dirt" means "exclusive content," that is.)
Run and read. You surely will be even more excited about Duke after plowing through this.
Jennifer visited PAX East and she wrote about it! Read about the whole thing here.
Here at Mojo, we’ve always been particularly interested in the near-misses, the might-have-beens, the ones that didn’t make it. After all, we cheekily referred to all the released LucasArts adventure games as “Secret History,” so you can imagine how piqued the cancelled games must get us. And the loss of Indiana Jones and the Iron Phoenix, the would-be follow-up to the seminal Fate of Atlantis, probably registers second only to Sam & Max 2 on the Gnashing-Of-Teeth-O-Meter.
The game isn’t completely unknown, thanks to a comic adaptation, a few stray details and a much-circulated Anson Jew animation of Hitler’s face blowing up. But what this doomed title always lacked in my eyes was a definitive chronicle. And if Mojo wasn't going to do it, who the heck would?
Thus I reached out to all members of the team who were willing to share their memories (oh, and design documents) of the game, from its conception to its collapse. I do believe you’ll find the big honking article I pieced together from the results of minor interest.
Huge thanks go to Aric Wilmunder, who unearthed the materials that made this article possible and offered to time their release with our publication. Remi, as always, bailed me out with the header image. Enjoy!
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