Double Fine's Kickstarter funded Broken Age finally saw its second part released this year and it won this year's poll by a wide margin!
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So here we are: Your chance to choose which game will hit the top of what experts call the pinnacle of end of year polls. The one the developers all crave, nay, long for. Mojo. Game. Of. The. Year.
For those with taste the choice is either Broken Age or Tales from the Borderlands, of course; for others it might be Star Wars: Battlefront. But who are we to judge you? We and you should judge games instead Vote! Log in and click that poll on the right there!
(Doesn't work for you? Zaarin is totally fixing it!)
I mean, he should be, right?
Futurama is one again undead, and the man behind it will be Dave "I design awesome things" Grossman. The game will be released for "mobile" platforms, which, let's face it, we all can agree that we at least own these days.
Read the stuff I'm too lazy to type out for more.
We were down, OK? Mojo was DOWN, and so we had to take some extra time to get this review up. It's not our fault!
But now it's up, and since you clearly... well, I'm sure you've already played it, but maybe you are waiting for another opinion to figure out how you feel... Here's another opinion, OK? Relatively on time. ¬
Well, the wrong Halloween, but then, what is the right Halloween?
Only a year too late, here is our review of Costume Quest 2! Read it, and fall in love with the game yet again!
Jason might live in the past, but some of us look ahead, all the way to this week. Here's our review of the last episode of Tales from the Borderlands. It might not be Day of the Tentacle good, but then, neither is Jason.
That's the thing with downtime, isn't it? We have an excuse not to do anything.
These days, of course, downtime is no longer a "thing" (he says, daringly), and we are forever indebted to you for having made that happen. Therefore we are starting our lives in servitude by catching up with days of yore. Today: a summation-opinion of the three last Tales from the Borderlands episodes.
(Tomorrow: probably nothing, and we're already getting ready to catch up with the catching upping.)
Christian Adam has found a solution to allow the people who have graphics hardware below the requirements of Grim Fandango Remastered to play the game in classic mode.Massive Chalice went out of early access and received it's full release, and Iron Brigade has had Game for Windows Live replaced with Steamworks, fixing matchmaking. The latter was possible thanks to the fact that Double Fine has regained the rights to Iron Brigade from Microsoft.
At E3, it was revealed that ex-Mojoer and former Telltale developer extraordinaire, Jake Rodkin's company Campo Santo will have the console debut of their first game Firewatch on PS4. It is also going to be released on PC, Mac, and Linux. No release date has been set, but Campo Santo is aiming for release by the end of 2015.Telltale is making a three episode miniseries that will be DLC for The Walking Dead: Season Two called The Walking Dead: Michonne, set during the period of the comics when Michonne is absent from the group. They also finally showed a little bit of what their Minecraft: Story Mode will look like.
Lucasfilm is working on a fully interactive 3D virtual Star Wars world, via their ILM experience lab.Humongous Entertainment games are starting to make their way to GOG.com. The Pajama Sam series made its way to the service earlier this month.
The co-creator of Maniac Mansion and Thimbleweed Park, Gary Winnick, had his best selling comic, Bad Dreams, released in trade paperback format on the 17th of June.While we're on the subject of Thimbleweed Park, be sure to check out the Thimbleweed Park development blog, as lots of good inside information about the development process of that game is being posted regularly.
We have returned! Hooray!
Mojo is now living on its own server, thanks to our generous Patreon patrons! Hopefully this one will prove to be more stable than Mojo's old home. Hosted sites aren't up and running yet, but they should return soon as well.
As promised, Jason has made a video reading out the names of some of our backers!
But still, it's nice to see Spaff is still working.
Tim sort of recently announced that our very own forefather James "Spaff" Spafford has joined Double Fine to be Community Manager, meaning he'll be banning people for bad behavior the same way Remi bans people here for failing to pay him not to. Dude's clearly been busy, so it's no wonder he hasn't been able to help us regain access to the Mojo domain.
But no, Spaff, seriously. We need access to our domain. :~
We had to pay Jennifer double for working the graveyard shift, and I'll be damned -- she got the review up on time.
Is the remastered version of Grim Fandango a classic or a turd? You already know the answer, but go read the review anyway.
¡Viva la yada yada yada!
Once in a while, not often, but once in a while, Jason plays a game. And this time, he even reviewed it. Check out his thoughts on Game of Thrones episode 1: "Iron from Ice".
Turns out it's just that you're not giving the later sequels enough credit.
Every decade or so it's necessary to write an article delving into the "meaning" behind Monkey Island just to remind you of how stale the topic really is. Today comes my contribution to this tradition of over-analysis, but my "twist" is arguing that picking over the subtext of the first two games only casts the post-Ron installments in a more favorable light.
I'm just a merchant of controversy these days, aren't I?
Thanks to Remi for the header image.
In an unprecedented streak of Mojo features, we spit out a review of "Zer0 Sum", the first episode of Tales from the Borderlands. I know, right? Updates? Reviews almost on time? It's a Festivus miracle!
Join in on these historical events by reading the review.
Telltale has gotten a bit of a bad rep around these parts lately, haven't they? And Jason is not happy about this, and has thus written an op-ed about the subject: Be Grateful to Telltale.
Agree? Disagree? Don't give a crap? Read and sound off in the comments with your own bitching and moaning.
My assigned part it, anyway. In a show of support for Jennifer, I strove to ensure that whatever she could possibly come up with would be considerably less humiliating by comparison.
As you were promised, here is my incident-free re-enactment of the wedding scene from The Secret of Monkey Island as a reward for the support you damned well should have shown to Venture Moon's Duke Grabowski.
Note: We provided subtitles this time out in case the combination of my Cajun accent and the home movie audio fidelity prove to be too much of a barrier.
Seven days to go and a total just shy of $30,000? We feel the Duke Grabowski Kickstarter should be doing better than that, and so we started pondering… Is the issue that the reward tiers might are not enticing enough? One thing led to another and we reached the only logical solution: Like we did with the Double Fine Adventure, we will throw Jason under the bus and launch our own reward tier!
If Duke Grabowski hits $40,000, Jason will act out the whole Secret of Monkey Island church/wedding scene, not by just dramatically reading the text, but also by doing the voices. Guybrush, Elaine, LeChuck, the monkeys, the priest… All of them, with Jason's special little take on them! And as a bonus point, he might just pronounce my name correctly this time!Update by Jennifer: Rather than just Jason, lets get more of Mojo involved. If it gets funded, I will perform all four parts of the Curse of Monkey Island pirate song.
So, MrManager, what's your ante? ^_^
First, Broken Age: Act 1 is now available for the iPad. While I've yet to try it, it's pretty obvious that the control scheme from the PC/Mac/Linux (was there a Linux version?) version lends itself very well to touch. So it seems like a worthwhile purchase at $9.99.
An interesting tidbit mentioned by AlfredJ: Seems Sony had approached Disney to get the Grim rights by itself, and only joined up with Double Fine when they found out both companies were after the game. Even more interestingly, Sony, apparently, was going for all of the LEC adventure titles. Did they succeed? Maybe? Hopefully? We'll see, I suppose, but this all has taken a very unexpected turn…
Oh, and there's Star Wars: Battlefield 3 if that's your thing. Actually, it doesn't look half bad. Check out LA Times for a short introductory video.
Update: To please Melancholick, here is a video and some stuff on Costume Quest 2.
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