One of the most classic PC gaming series of all time is returning once more — this time with its original boss commanding the deck. Ron Gilbert, creator of Monkey Island, formally announced the new game on April 1, knowing no one would believe him. Three days later, he confirmed it and reminded everyone he had said, seven years prior, that if he were to ever be involved with another game he would announce it on April Fools Day. He was true to his word, and apparently still has the same sense of humor.
A new video by Unseen64 and DIdYouKnowGaming? has revealed that LucasArts cancelled two rather interesting projects several years ago. According to the footage, these included a Star Wars: Rogue Squadron spin-off called Dark Squadron and an unnamed title that would feature Chewbacca as the main protagonist.
Unseen 64, the wonderful archive of all games half-finished and unreleased, has done the impossible and dug up information on what until now was considered a myth: the Gamecube version of Pilotwings.
According to a recent post on his personal blog to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Monkey Island series, Ron Gilbert would love to get his hands on the adventure franchise. The ex-LucasArts developer explained how he had always wanted to create a third game in a trilogy for Monkey Island and that for that to happen, Disney would have to be willing to sell the rights to him.
As the video game industry has grown over the past twenty years to become one of the biggest entertainment markets in the world, there has been a rise in the number of developers working to create games for customers. Many have become household names for incredible titles they have developed, such as with Bungie for Halo and Rockstar with Grand Theft Auto.
Do you find it bold to declare Grim Fandango the best adventure game ever, when there are so many other high quality candidates in the genre like The Longest Journey, Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars and The Day of the Tentacle? You’ll have to take it up with my past self, who so confidently made that declaration while sitting glued to his computer, ignoring the outside world a few years after the game originally came out in 1998. I don’t think you’ll change his mind, he’s busy.
Double Fine has revealed that the remastered version of Grim Fandango will be coming to the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC.
Last Friday, we introduced you to Armed with Controllers, a YouTube channel run be three light-hearted Londoners who like to spend their free time engrossed in videogames old and new. Their debut on The Paranoid Gamer, Fabs’ Injustice: Gods Among Us playthrough, has gone down a storm with our audience, and so true to our promise to make them a regular feature we have another video for you.(more…)
Just a little over 150 days after acquiring LucasFilm, Disney has shut down the gaming division LucasArts and cancelled all current projects. Staff at LucasArts were informed of the shutdown this morning where 150 staff members were laid off. (more…)
What could it be? What platform? So many questions!
There has been rumours LucasArts are working on something good for a while now, but what is this…
Job Postings, not somewhere you’d expect to find news, however it seems that that’s exactly what was stumbled upon today.