After roughly nine long years, Telltale Games have put the Monkey Island series back on its feet again. The first episode, Launch of the Screaming Narwhal, is the first part of five in Telltale’s usual episodic format such as their reincarnation of Sam & Max. Each episode will be released for download and after all five episodes have been put out, a Season will be on sale sometime in 2010, available in stores. I reviewed the PC version while the game will also come out for Wiiware once Nintendo sort their stuff out. The developers aren’t ruling out future releases on other platforms, they have done it before with Sam & Max on Xbox Live Arcade. Launch of the Screaming Narwhal isn’t the greatest Monkey Island to date but it does provide good footing for Telltale’s future releases in the series.
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Here are some new images of the maps that will be releasing on the Halo 3 ODST multiplayer disk, as well as being made available for download via the Xbox Live Marketplace for Halo 3 owners. One is a remake of the classic Midship map from Halo 2 and the other two are new.
Twitter has obviously taken off in a pretty big way with many gamers getting into the swing of things, Warcraft Fans and even Microsoft jumping on board to make it easier for Live members to Twitter their lives away. Here is the ButtonMasher Twitter (add it now), but there are obviously a lot more out there that you can add to make your use of the service worth while.
Past the break is some info to help gamers keep in touch with the stuff that counts.
Un-infuriating in its simplicity, the time waster of the week is a point and click that sees you helping a Cave Man called Sam to progress in his mission to survive, thrive and then dominate. Probably only takes 15 minutes to finish (at the most) but it is a good laugh.
LucasArts announced today through Twitter that classic LucasArts games including The Dig, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, and Star Wars Battlefront II, are coming to the Steam platform this Wednesday (US time). It’s promised to be the first batch with more to come later on.
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition also now has a confirmed release date and is coming out to Steam and Xbox Live Arcade next Wednesday on the 15th (US time). Full list of games after the break.
If you were watching the news on TV a week or two ago you might have noticed an article about how Telecom was introducing a new plan that offered unlimited data and that it was taking preparatory steps to ensure that it wouldn’t bite them in the ass when people start going banana’s with the torrents. Part of this is to cache data locally so it doesn’t have to travel through the international gateway more than the first time it is downloaded. Yesterday Tyepo in the forums pointed out that his speeds for downloads from the Xbox Live Marketplace have increased as of yesterday to something previously impossible. I tested it today with a 176 MB file and what would have previously taken an hour was completely downloaded in less than ten minutes.
I have contacted telecom for a comment on this but it seems to be the only logical explanation, the best part of this news is that the same should hold true with the other consoles as well and the Playstation network downloads will also be motoring along at a healthy click as well.
It looks like Colin (or one of the CodeMasters development studios) has been plenty busy creating the sequel to his of road racer, judging by these screen shots at least. Lots of dust, plenty of cars, and even some monster energy drink advertising. The PC game has unfortunately been delayed to allow for the team to utilise DirectX 11, but don’t worry, its still coming out this year.
Check them out after the break.
Now lets see if I’ve got this right. Patapon 2 is a rhythm based, side scrolling, 2D Real Time Strategy, controlled by entirely by Quick Time Events. Make sense? Ok that might be a bit over the top, how about just a rhythm based side scroller. The game play is a unique as the games genre. Fans of the first game will have a fair idea of what to expect from the sequel, but with enough changes to make it a worth while purchase. The original Patapon was a huge success on the PSP, and after playing the second, I have no doubt this will be too.
I must admit that after the last few games I’ve reviewed I was glad to have a shooter on the plate, not that all of the last games have been bad, I just needed to shoot someone in the head, or crotch, as it turned out I did both, multiple times. With Banditos, Civil War Generals, Indians, Preachers and mal-aligned brothers, this game has all the makings of a truly epic period adventure, provided they are added in the right proportions of course.