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So now you don't need to feel shoehorned into responding to the blog-of-the-moment, you can discuss just whatever it may be that's on your mind.
Oh, and you can now buy Telltale merchandise to assist the cause.
"Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith will be the video game that every handheld gaming fan on the planet will enjoy playing - including those of the epic Star Wars series," said Alain Corre, Ubisoft's managing director for Europe, Middle East and Asia. "This ultimate Jedi action game will astound gamers using the new handheld technology from Sony's PSP and the Nintendo DS. As always, it's a pleasure to pursue our partnership with LucasArts, particularly with such a hot license."
Check out the mod's official website for more information and screenshots.
Edit: The demo is now available for download right here at lucasfiles.com.
"In general I?m excited about recent developments in the adventure genre, the merger of cool licenses with the point and click mechanic makes total sense. The mechanic is so elegantly simple and accessible; it?s a great way to introduce the mass audience to the genre and gaming in general. There is also this feeling of, lets stop complaining about the state of adventure games and instead let?s solve the freakin problem.Check out the full interview with Tellale's Dan Connors.
On that note, happy seventh birthday to World of Monkey Island! To celebrate this huge amount of years being online and active, they've posted five new pages to Paco Vink's Monkey Island 1 comic. Go check it out and wish them well at World of MI!
Netmonkey also pointed out that GameSpy has a Psychonauts box art mockup on their Psychonauts page, but since its based around some pretty old production art from the Microsoft Psychonauts site (plus the stated fact that the box art would have at least two explosions and we're holding him to that), I doubt it's the final artwork.
The deadline is October 21st, so get going! I know this community has some pretty accomplished web designers, and therefore I expect to see some really cool results.
Prizes will be awarded to the winner, though nobody has told me what they are yet. Probably because I'm supposed be at least partially supplying them and haven't come up with any yet.
Specifically, the soundtracks now removed were from:
Apparently, this is due to the fact that LucasArts only licensed the rights to use the movie music in these games, and doesn't want to risk upsetting the other copyright holders.
It's worth noting that all of the game soundtracks not related to those two franchises are still available. Still, this is pretty sad news to hear.
Psychonauts gameplay videos, previews, and interviews with Tim Schafer have littered a good percentage of the Internet today. If you weren't interested in Psychonauts before because there wasn't enough information for you to bother, now's your chance to get informed, and excited about the Excellent Game.
I'll break it down in easy to reference "Unsorted List" form:
- Gamespot has a great, lengthy preview up of the game, featuring actual descriptions of Psychonauts' gameplay, a tour through the first level, and more.
- Also on Gamespot are a bunch of videos, including an interview with Tim Schafer, the game's opening cutscene, and of course the game's official trailer, which we mentioned over the weekend.
- Over at the always suspect IGN is a heaping helping of gameplay videos which will surely entertain on first viewing, but rapidly turn into spoilers under any semblence of careful examination. You have been warned.
There's freaky new screenshots, a news page with news thats actually about the game, a page for "new recruits" to sign up to gain access to the grey matter page, which contains get a most important bit...
The brand new Psychonauts trailer, featuring all sorts of characters and dialogue and artwork and gameplay and... New Psychonauts trailer! Go take a look. Also I don't know what that fake Beetlejuice music is about. It doesn't sound like music from the game. But whatever, the trailer is awesome and you're obligated to go look at it now.
Go sign up and poke around. Woot.
Note: You're best off getting the large version of the MPEG format trailer, as it's bigger than either of the QuickTime formats, brighter, and only 20 megs more. They seemed to have some funkiness encoding the QT versions.
But what about the question on everyone's mind--is a new Sam and Max title coming? Although Telltale Games hasn't specifically said anything, the upcoming first press release from the company does reference the game three times, then ends by saying that Telltale is currently "in the design phase on a well-loved license." Could it be? We'll just have to wait and see what Telltale Games has up their sleeves.And here's a quick question from the Q&A:
GS: How do you see your approach affecting the overall health of the genre? IOW, what will you bring to the genre that may have been missing?Take a look at the whole article over at Gamespot. I'm sure we'll be hearing more about Telltale in the near future. For those who haven't taken a look, it's also worth checking out the Telltale Blog on their recently redone website.
DC: Telltale is all about story telling and character. Kevin Bruner, our CTO, is a huge fan of Infocom games because of their ability to immerse a player in an unfolding story. The work he has done since then, including a major stint on Grim Fandango, has continued to inspire that vision. It's very easy, as an adventure game developer, to focus on just wiring the puzzles and making them work. At Telltale, our focus is on filling out the world and story around the puzzles. I definitely agree with Steven Spielberg when he points to interactive storytelling as a place for huge growth in the industry.
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