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!
For awhile it seemed like Telltale's excellent re-release of the excellent Sam & Max compendium Surfin' the Highway had gone out-of-print and had joined the original 1995 printing as a regrettably elusive comic book gem synonymous with eBay gougers and gnashing of teeth.
We're happy to report that this isn't the case! The collection is available at its reasonable original list price ($19.99) courtesy of the Cartoon Art Museum, a lovely institution with whom former Telltale marketing guru Joel Dreskin is known to collaborate. He was involved, for instance, with the Sam & Max exhibit that was set up at the physical museum for the characters' 25th anniversary.
You want more? The museum is also selling a holiday card set which includes one of Purcell's Sam & Max classics. So go buy cool stuff and support the museum in the process. Surfin' the Highway is the Christmas gift your mom secretly wants but was too afraid to ask for.
She shook me awake to tell me so. Cut her a break!
Source: Cartoon Art Museum
The season pass disc, a retail disc for consoles that includes the first episode on the disc and the ability to download the other episodes as DLC as they're released, is also in stores today.
Oh boy oh boy! Double Fine's released six high-resolution screenshots from Day of the Tentacle: Remastered, which you may recall as the sole remaining justification for this web site. Just look at all this justification, fans!Day of the Tentacle: Remastered (Screenshots)
The following features had been hinted at, but are now confirmed:- Upgraded audio (details are faint)
The release platforms are PC, Mac, PS4 and Vita. The release window is early 2016. So we'll be around until then.
Is this what Day of the Tentacle: Remastered (note the name change) really looks like:?
Probably. The attendees of Indiecade will find out for sure tomorrow, and the internet seven seconds after. For now, OH MY GOD!
Day of the Tentacle: Remastered, the reason Mojo even bothers paying for the domain and reason Gabez stubbornly refuses to bite down on the cyanide capsule under his molar*, will be improving your lives sometime in the near future. We will do our best to cover the imminent media and information dispersal, though our best isn't usually that impressive.
They last published Hector: Badge of Carnage in 2011, but that was apparently actually co-developed by them. Telltale designers Dave Grossman and Mark Darin are credited with design on episodes 2 and 3.The Jackbox Party Pack appears to be a completely different situation altogether, as The Jackbox Party Pack was already developed and published digitally by Jackbox Games. Telltale is simply handling publishing on disc.
This definitely shows how far Telltale has grown, as even after the success of The Walking Dead, they still had some of their own games published on disc by other publishers. Law & Order: Legacies was published on disc for Windows by Avanquest Software in November 2012, shortly before the release of the final episode of The Walking Dead: Season One. They are now large enough that they publish all of their titles on computers and consoles, and now have begun publishing games developed by other companies as well.
Other games on display at the event will include ABZÛ, ADR1FT, Badblood, Below, Botolo, Burly Men at Sea, Death's Gambit, Donut County, Fantastic Contraption, Gang Beasts, Gnog, Hyper Light Drifter, Night in the Woods, Outer Wilds, Overland, Oxenfree, Pit People, Rising Thunder, Scale, Secret Legend, Sound Self, Spy Party, Tacoma, Thumper, Tilt Brush, Wattam, What Remains of Edith Finch, and Witchmarsh.It will be held on November 7th from 3PM to 9PM PST at the Midway in San Francisco, and once again admission is free. RSVP for the event at their Facebook events page.
Clearing up a few misconceptions about the game from early press about the remaster, Tom Wilson only plays Biff Tannen. Owen Thomas still plays Kid Tannen and Beauregard Tannen, and Andrew Chaikin still plays Cliff and Riff.
What happens when a bunch of talented people get together to try and decide to update a game they love? If you're lucky a few screenshots, a news update or two, and then silence. But every so often something miraculous happens.
Today a group of Double Fine fans, calling themselves Derelict Games, released an unofficial v1.07 patch for Spacebase DF9, bringing out the following cool new features:* Bug Fixes!
A v1.08 patch is apparently not far off, and after they're done with Spacebase DF9, who knows? They're talking about the possibility of releasing their own games. Like I said, miraculous.
The v1.07 Spacebase DF9 patch is available now from Spacebase Hub, with the source code release coming soon.
Update: They've just released v1.07.1 (bug fixes)
Broken Age is also currently 66% off on Steam, and is available in a bundle with the soundtrack and documentary here.In addition, the Free Games in October For PlayStation Plus Members will include Broken Age for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.