Wednesday: July 6, 2011
- Jack Sparrow may very well sail again in the fifth installment of Pirates franchise.
I have not managed to get out to the theater in quite some time but I have not heard many positive things about 'On Stranger Tides'. Not very suprising since 'At Worlds End' was for the most part disappointing. But this was especially saddening to me after learning that the actual book of which the movie was based on was the inspiration for Monkey Island (one of my favorite video games).
Thursday: March 11, 2010
- LucasArts announces special edition of Monkey Island 2 coming this summer.
This should be a happy day for all fans of the Monkey Island franchise. The previous special edition of Monkey Island for Xbox 360 (and practically all other major platforms) was a joy to play. Guybrush even has a new haircut this time around.
Thursday: March 4, 2010
- Latest MacHeist bundle brings cheap software and adventure gaming to your Mac.
The fact that the recently released Mac version of Tales of Monkey Island is included in this bundle makes the entire deal worthwhile (assuming the number of purchases surpasses 50,000 - it probably will). The entire bundle will set you back just twenty bucks and you'll end up with some other neat apps as well.
Friday: February 12, 2010
- Tales of Monkey Island now available for Mac users.
Telltale has pulled the curtain back on their 'Mac Revolution'. They are allowing fans to vote on which title will be available for the platform next. This is great news as there is now one less reason I have to use Boot Camp or Parallels on my beloved MacBook.
Wednesday: December 9, 2009
- Daily Grind: Grumpy
Name: Vin (aka nitpicker)
How Vin feels today: Grumpy @ 2:53:50 PM
What Vin really wants today: To stop agonizing over Photoshop mockups for work and over-analyzing pixel placement. Yes, I'm a little thorough.
Music Stuck in Head: L.A. Woman / The Doors
Mostly because I love shouting gibberish whilst doing a poor Jim Morrison impression. It's comedy gold.
Stuff to do today:
- Download finale for Tales of Monkey Island
- Find time to play said finale
- Attempt to get more holiday shopping done
- Continue threats of embroidered Snuggie blanket for other half
- Find potentially worse gift than that of the Snuggie
- Look around for litter of robotic hamsters
- Tales of Monkey Island finale now available for purchase online.
I'm quite anxious to get my hands on this and play it out just to see how the season ends. Telltale has done a fantastic job with the previous four episodes (especially chapter three - my personal favorite).
Thursday: November 19, 2009
- Season finale from Tales of Monkey Island to be available on December 8th.
You can now purchase each previous episode individually over at Telltale's website. Telltale has done a fantastic job bringing the Monkey Island series back to life, heres to hoping they continue on with a second season.
Friday: October 30, 2009
- Daily Grind: Laid back
Name: Vin (aka notmyjorb)
How Vin feels today: Laid back @ 3:56:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: For this day to be over so I can get to some important Halloween activities which consist mainly of eating copious amounts of candy until I explode.
Music Stuck in Head: Run this Town / The Apples
Discovered some great new music while listening to The Bunny. This is really good stuff, you can find it on iTunes.
Stuff to do today:
- Finalize 'costume' for Halloween trick or treating candy grab
- Costume is in quotes because there is no costume actually prepared
- Go as BookFace
- Sign up for Sirius /XM trial so I can listen in on Festival 8 this weekend
- Find time to play new chapter of Tales from Monkey Island as well
- When it finally becomes available
- Fourth episode from Tales of Monkey Island series due out today.
Handed over to De Singe by the backstabbing Morgan LeFlay, Guybrush is seized by an angry mob and put on trial! With a silk-tongued prosecutor in his face and a hangman's noose dangling over his neck, Guybrush must figure out how to defend himself against grave accusations.
Tuesday: September 29, 2009
- Third chapter from Tales of Monkey Island now available for download.
The most evil-looking doorstop you've ever encountered is back. Some of the reviews I've read go as far to say that Murray even steals the game. Just who is Murray you ask? Beware the clicking madibles of doom!
Monday: September 28, 2009
- IGN gets a sneak peek at the next chapter from Tales of Monkey Island.
Be warned, there are some minor spoilers in the video. So if you don't want to know about a certain demonic talking skull's reappearance in the series then click somewhere else. Oops - ruined it, didn't I?
Friday: September 18, 2009
- Telltale giving away first episode of Tales of Monkey Island on Saturday.
What better way to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day than with an added dose of Monkey Island. 'Launch of the Screaming Narwhal' can be yours at midnight tonight for free. There is also a deal on the full series as well (five bucks off). I heart Telltale.
Thursday: September 17, 2009
- Some concept art for next episode of Tales of Monkey Island emerges online.
That's one big manatee. Also of note, the next episode of the series titled 'Lair of the Leviathan' is scheduled to arrive on September 29th. Here's to hoping that we'll see the triumphant return of Murray the Demonic Talking Skull.
Thursday: August 20, 2009
- Daily Grind: Hyper
Name: Vin (aka timbit hoarder)
How Vin feels today: Hyper @ 1:35:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To stop eating the Timbits that are staring me in the face directly outside of my office. Damn you, Timbits.
Music Stuck in Head: DARE / Gorillaz
Stumbled across the video for this song on YouTube. Continually reminds me of my last trip to Italy (this song was everywhere over there at the time).
Stuff to do today:
- Play through second chapter of Monkey Island after work
- Reviews seem to be pretty good already
- Note that I officially owe myself twenty bucks (read yesterday's daily grind)
- Continue working on GLM 4.5 and that special other project
- Next episode from Tales of Monkey Island due out at some point today.
Find out what happens to gaming's most beloved pirate after the cliffhanger from chapter one. UPDATE: episode now up!