IGNPC: I'm sure. It's a shame that the adventure market isn't as strong in the US as it once was.
Randy Breen: Well Monkey Island's doing pretty well, and it's doing exceptionally well in Europe. I think you're likely to see some more of those products in the future.
Update (again): Better late than never (sorry), here's a portion from the official press release from LucasArts.com:
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- February 27, 2001 -- LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC today announced a strategic alliance with Ensemble Studios to develop a new and compelling Real Time Strategy (RTS) franchise for the digital interactive gaming market. The initial release from this cooperative venture, Star Wars Battleground, will be built upon PC-based technology created by Ensemble and used in the highly acclaimed Age of Empires series. Combining the design talents of LucasArts and Ensemble -- including noted designer Bruce Shelley -- Star Wars Battleground will build upon Ensemble's proprietary engine technology to usher in a new phase in the evolution of the RTS game. Star Wars Battleground is expected to release fall 2001.
Future ventures with LucasArts are envisaged to encompass new technologies developed by Ensemble, weaving increasingly innovative engineering into the core premise of interactive strategic warfare within the Star Wars universe.
Just thought I'd let you know!!!
Last summer Electronics Boutique bought out GAME and are only now deciding to shut shops, as there are shops of GAME and EB almost a stones throw away from each other.
I recieved a letter for Electronics Boutique Headquarters explaining that they have shut various stores and are urging you to go to GAME for all PC and console games
Wally was the voice of Herman Toothrot in Escape from Monkey Island.
How did you get the part as Herman Toothrot in Escape From Monkey Island (EFMI)?
I auditioned for the role of Herman like everybody else. Darragh O'Farrell, the LucasArts voice director said the thing they really liked about my Herman was his laugh. Herman was interesting because he had several different levels of amnesia. Sometimes he was just completely gone, other times he'd go in and out, and then there's the completely "normal" Herman.
Wally has his own website which you can visit here Thanks to The clearly unofficial emi site for the interview. please note, I'm now going to refer to the site as CUEMI or similar!
How well do you know your Ops?
Chariset, together with The Scummbar, has created a characature of each of the ops in the form of a monkey. Your mission - to match monkey to op. can you do it? Find out here
Calling all defenders of Naboo! LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC is pleased to announce that the demo for STAR WARS: BATTLE FOR NABOO PC will be available for download on Friday, February 23, 2001. Check the LucasArts web site (http://www.lucasarts.com) after 7:00 p.m.(PST) on Friday for download information. The full version of STAR WARS: BATTLE FOR NABOO PC is expected to be on store shelves in the U.S. and Canada on March 13, 2001.
Oh in an unrelated note DOOM3 R0X0RS MY WORLD!!%^@*$
This race - the Rodian.
A species of humanoids recognized by their bumpy skin, multifaceted eyes and flexible snouts, Rodians also have pointed ears, short antennae, and long fingers that end in suction cups. On their homeworld, Rodians live in clans that often wage war against one another. Due to their violent culture, Rodians often make excellent bounty hunters and mercenaries.
This race is one of the many which you will be able to play as in the game.
Who is it? vote now!
CANNIBALISMYou can see them all here
"HOW TO SERVE YOUR FELLOW MAN"
You can download the patch here
I'm going to try and make the featured site updated more regularly, i can't belive we left that one there for 4 months!!
"What cue in Escape from Monkey Island are you most proud of?
I really like the score I wrote for the huge seven-minute cutscene in the end in which Ozzie rides a giant LeChuck statue in combat against a giant monkey robot driven by Guybrush and friends. The score is predominantly orchestral but passes through popular 'island-y' feels from time to time. It gets intense and helps drive the drama."
For more head on over to iMuse Island
He also provides us with some interesting tidbits about future LucasArts titles. Nine new games will be announced at the E3 this year, and "there's a good chance that one of the upcoming PS2 games will be EMI". However, you don't have to wait until E3 to hear new announcements, since there will be an announcement on the 27th about a new PC game!The source also reveals that "At least one of the new games will be a sequel to a non-Star Wars themed LucasArts game" LEC doesn't have many of these apart from Adventures (I will sooo hurt something if its Outlaws 2, or god forbid Afterlife 2!) so here's hoping. so stay tuned on the 27th. Go Adventures!
anyways - pity me!
Arquette's roles included a recurring role from 1978 to 1981 as J.D. Pickett in the television series 'The Waltons.' He also appeared in 'Johnny Got His Gun,' 'The China Syndrome' and 'Best of Show.' He also directed, worked as a puppeteer and was a master of improvisational acting, He is survived by five children, a brother, a sister and two grandchildren."
Lewis Arquette played Freddy the walkingstick maker in Escape from Monkey Island.
Thanks to the LEC Actors Archive for that news, who have also launched a Starfighter page.
When developers withhold tangible samples of eagerly anticipated games, we're prone to become a bit suspicious -- after all, we all know all too well what happens when we get our hopes up too high. And with Starfighter, LucasArts' premiere title for the PS2, hopes are very high indeed. Sony's badass black box is in dire need of a spacebound shooter (there are, currently, none -- sci-fi or otherwise), and we could all use a great Star Wars game.
mercatfat I took the liberty and changed the title from "Legos" to "LEGO" El Pollo Diablo.
El pollo Diablo, i took the liberty of changing "merfatcat" to "mercatfat". Spaff
Head over to LucasArts.com
This hasnt yet affected BT ADSL users, but no one else is able to chat with other #mi goers. As usual when things lke this occur, a petition is created. To have your say head on over to the Forums
"The 98th annual American International Toy Fair arrives in New York City from February 11 - 15, and some distinctive Star Wars faces will be there -- or rather, amazing replicas of them. At this key event for manufacturers and retailers in the toy industry, Hasbro and Lucas Licensing will unveil several highly detailed busts made of Episode II characters."
If you want to read the whole article click the 'SOURCE' link also at the bottom of this page.
With the recent fall of the Gamecenter Alliance, Gamecenter offically closed their doors today. Gamecenter, which voted Escape from Monkey Island the best adventure game of 2000, will be replaced by Gamespot. Since C|Net bought out ZDNet, they sort of have the power to do that. Be sure and visit Gamecenter one last time and check out the fairwell articles that the staff posted.
Lucasarts are hosting another chat session, this time its a chat with members of the Starfighter Development Team.
This chat takes place on Tuesday, Febuary 13th at 6pm (PST) which is sometime in the early ours for us brits. Acording to Spaff it is at 2am in the morning (Thats Wednesday 14th).
I have always visited Mixnmojo.com since I got the Internet a long time ago (not in a Galaxy far, far away!! HEHEHE). I have played all LucasArts Adventure games and all PC Star Wars games except Dark Forces 2. I have not completed all of the LucasArts Adventure games. I also have a Escape From Monkey Island Site which is at this address http://graeme.escapemi.com
That?s it I'm finished for now and I?ll see you in the Future updating Star Wars News.
El Pollo Diablo
P.S. This is my photo taken in 1997.
"Liam Harper has been writing an MI story for the Monkey Center which is based on a Monkey Island 5 Story. He has now come to Part 4 of this great story and there is also a poll on the main page, where you can choose between 4 different endings for the last part! So if you're in for a good story, this is the one!"
Check it out at the Monkey Center.
"There's Battle For Naboo preview at IGNPC. Click here to read it."
Here's an excerpt from the review:
"As Gavin Sykes, you'll have to take the helm of vehicles like the great yellow N-1 Starfighter, a Trade Federation gunboat, and those Federation STAP vehicles that looked like flying gun turrets to succeed in your mission. LucasArts promises adventures on the land, sea and in the air and that there will be vehicles in the game that were not featured prominently in the movie."
As a lot of you will know I, Narrative, has been almost extinct when it comes to the Mojo community since last year which includes IRC, Mojo, Scummbar and sadly updating my Dig site hosted here on Mixnmojo.
The reasons for this are varied but centre around a new serious threat on my health which I regrettably can't help. As of which, I don't believe I can put in the energy, time and effort which Mixnmojo and its sites thrive on.
Which leads me on a hunt for a successor to run my Dig site as either a Co-Runner if I get through this, or to take over the site entirely if worse comes to the worse.
There's no real formal process for this, just send me an e-mail to Im_Lost@Rocketmail.Com basically describing who you are and why you want to run the site. Also mention if you've had any input in the past to the site.
I'll choose the most appropriate person from the applications sent, who will then get all the passwords, logins etc. to update the site and I'll also send you a zip, full of stuff which was meant to be used in the next update but sadly didn't get to.
With my health, the future is looking a bit bleak, and it doesn't look like there's much chance of me getting better and re-joining the community anytime soon, so just incase I don't get the opportunity, I'd like to use this post just to say my goodbyes. I'd also like to say that the Mixnmojo community is really going places and things can only get better! I've been part of many different internet communities, but I can say with assurance that this is certainly the most special community and I'm proud to think I helped be a part of it.
To whoever gets the torch for the Dig website handed down all the way from Tabias, Me and now to you, Good Luck.
See you Later Peps,
Matt Shaw (AKA Narrative)
Many thanks to them for taking us onboard their network. Hooray! Celebrations!
Not only that but we have news on projects like Book of Spells 2, Unamed Project Joe, Zak Mckracken 2, The AdventurerLand Engine and much much more! Also, be sure to check out our review and previews section as well as 'Eye On Amateur Adventure' By the famed Yahtzee! Dont delay, click on over today!
More news on the Starwars Kids front include some new games, a sith quiz and a missing word game
Fun Fun Fun!
"LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC is pleased to announce that STAR WARS STARFIGHTER has been approved for manufacturing. Developed for the Sony PlayStation 2, the flight action/adventure STARFIGHTER is expected to be on store shelves in the U.S. and Canada February 21, 2001."
If you're in the US and you order it from the LucasArts Company store, you'll get a free mini-strategy guide and free shipping and handling. Enjoy!
One winner, various prizes, so far we have EMI,loom, plus some EMI goodies. But I want to know what other prizes you want! suggestions please. make then sane please,
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