What the hell, an update? And not just a news update, but a site update? Yes indeed!
First: The MP3 section has seen a major overhaul. Consisting now of more than 500 MP3s, you can now download either individual files or zip packages. Just like you asked for in 2003! Tales of Monkey Island tracks are included, converted to MP3s from the OGG files you usually see. (Thanks to Benzo for providing the necessary ripping software.)
Two sections were added a few months back:
The Tales of Monkey Island page is pretty much ready to go, other than a couple of sections needing to be completed.
The movie section -- concerning the canceled Curse of Monkey Island movie -- includes a couple of tidbits you might not have seen or heard of before.
And there are a few other updates all around the site, some might worth checking out, but then, probably not.
Finally: We'd greatly appreciate a Paypal donation or two (using that button over on the right). Hosting the site -- and the bandwidth the MP3 downloads in particular use -- is not free, and any help would be appreciated! ;-*
I believe it was the great poet Prince who once said, "tonight we're gonna party like it's 1999". Welcome to the brand new SCUMM Bar which, as you may have noticed, is pretty much the same SCUMM Bar you knew and loved ten years ago.
Be dazzled by nested table tags. Marvel at complete lack of CSS. Oh, shut up, we got lazy.
On the bright side, we are in the middle of updating the some sections with new content. Woo!
Other than that, you can follow us on Twitter. But really... Follow Mojo instead. In fact, you probably should read Mojo instead. It actually is updated. Regularly. By many of your old SCUMM Bar friends who updated this page back in 2005.
But yeah, feel free to check things out, we're still around. Sort of. We'll update some stuff at least.
Updated graphics, re-recorded music, and voice overs, and you can also play the original version, and seamlessly swap between them during gameplay. And yes, Dom is back as the voice of Guybrush. Check out Mojo for more, and look forward to a new section on this very site very soon.
No, not a hidden easter-egg or anything like the dog close-up that never was in The Secret of Monkey Island, but apparently there were plans to include some The Secret of Monkey Island-style close-ups of LeChuck in LeChuck's Revenge. At least if this post about the new Rogue Leaders book is anything to go by. We don\'t have a scan yet, but hopefully will be able to get a hold of it soon.
Speaking of Rogue Leaders -- why don\'t you go win one?!
So let's talk about Ron 'Ronzo' Gilbert himself's new game, Deathspank. While we don't know a whole lot about it yet, it is (apparently) an adventure/RPG/action game hybrid and has been described as "Monkey Island meets Diablo." That doesn't necessarily say a whole lot, and through three (albeit funny) teasers have been released, no gameplay footage has yet to be seen.
The more interesting aspect will be to see how Ronzo's first "adult" post-Monkey Island will work out. While co-scribes Schafer and Grossman both have proved themselves with multiple games over the past 15 or so years, there have been some murmurs about how well Ronzo himself will do.
For now, there's no way of knowing, but we'll be following DeathSpank closely here at the Bar.