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May 2001

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Thursday, May 31, 2001

New EMI Wallpaper
Posted by Skyfox @ 20:18 BST ( Comments 3 )

Remember the top looking EMI advert posted earlier this week? Well the lovely RemiO has been working his little fingers off and created a top looking wallpaper! Follow this link, say thank you and Remi... give us all a curtsy!

Tuesday, May 29, 2001

EMI PS2 Advertisement
Posted by RemiO @ 21:47 BST ( Comments 2 )
A high quality version of the EMI/Phantom Menace image used for LucasArts' EMI E3 page can now be seen in quite a few gaming mags, and I have to say it looks pretty dang cool. Click on the thumbnail for the full ad. (sorry about the not-so-straight scan :)

Sunday, May 27, 2001

Exclusive Bill Tiller Interview!
Posted by Skyfox @ 11:03 BST ( Comments 11 )
Here it is... probably the biggest feature on this site ever! An exclusive interview with CMI background artist... Bill Tiller! (Bill also did the art for this site, just in case you wondered) Not only will this interview give you lots of insight into how the CMI look was created, it will also show you concept art, (many thanks to LucasArts) a Competition and a special suprise at the end... Go see.

Saturday, May 26, 2001

Monkey Music Video
Posted by Skyfox @ 10:26 BST ( Comments 0 )

And on your right... you will see a screenshot of an upcoming music video for the Monkey Island theme. This is being created by Giuliano "DANSKY" D'Angelo and I have to say... it looks real nice! I'm looking forward to this one.

Friday, May 25, 2001

PS2 EMI Trailer
Posted by Skyfox @ 22:21 BST ( Comments 0 )
LucasArt's EMI page has had a new EMI trailer added to it. Quite nice.. but still not a patch on Jake's Unofficial Trailer in my opinion.

News nabbed from Legend of MI!

Thursday, May 24, 2001

PS2 EMI Release Date (Arrrrr!!)
Posted by Skyfox @ 7:29 BST ( Comments 0 )
Hehehe... the e-mail says "simply arrrr-some" Ya gotta laugh! Ahem.. anyway, the latest LucasArts e-mail newsletter put the release date for the PS2 version of EMI as 20th June. (2001 in case you were wondering... hehe, arrr-some.. BWAHAHAA!!)

Tuesday, May 22, 2001

Simon Jeffery Interview
Posted by RemiO @ 11:14 BST ( Comments 0 )
Mixnmojo has posted their interview with LucasArts CEO, Simon Jeffery. Among the interesting tidbits, was a statement about enhanced versions of MI1 and MI2:

I think one day when we've got some time on our hands, that's exactly the kind of thing we'd like to do.

Check out the whole interview, here.

Sunday, May 20, 2001

Monkey Island on Budget
Posted by RemiO @ 14:43 BST ( Comments 6 )

Anyone that's been trying to find the first three MI games in the US will be happy to know that LucasArts has released LucasArts Archive Series: The Monkey Island Archives. The bundle should be available in most finer gaming establishments now, for $14.99.

Saturday, May 19, 2001

Mixnmojo @ E3
Posted by RemiO @ 17:18 BST ( Comments 0 )
The Mixnmojo E3ers have posted their second day summary of E3 (well duh), which includes some interesting EMI info from Sean Clark and Mike Stemmle. Check it out here.

Tiller Techniques
Posted by Skyfox @ 16:23 BST ( Comments 0 )
Adventure Developer have a new feature labeled Tiller Techniques. As most of you (should) know, Bill Tiller was the artist behind the backgrounds in CMI. So all you budding fan like artists out there who want tips... here is the place to go!

E3 Day 2
Posted by invisibelle @ 1:05 BST ( Comments 2 )
I didn't think there would be much Monkey Island news to give you guys from E3, but apparently I was wrong. We had the good fortune to sit around and chat with Sean and Mike, the Escape from Monkey Island project leaders, for far too long... probably an hour and a half. Besides being really hilarious, they're charming fellows and really nice, just like everyone else we met from LucasArts. They couldn't tell us what projects they're currently working on, but they assured us that original games are on the way, and even asked what we would want to see in a Monkey Island 5, suggesting a prequel. :)
Anywho, we talked to them for over an hour, like I said, so there's no possible way I could address everything we discussed today, but I thought it was worth a mention!

Friday, May 18, 2001

E3 Rules All
Posted by invisibelle @ 16:52 BST ( Comments 1 )
Sorry guys, not much Monkey Island news coming from E3... We did watch a bit of EMI for PS2, and it looks the same (surprise). The character animations are much smoother, and some of the graphics look better on the big screen (remember those awful savegame screens?). Sadly, they couldn't show us Murray Ball or Murray Invaders, but we did get bottles of Monkey Island Grog as souvenirs... which has to be one of the best ideas in the history of marketing. (The two girls --who will remain unnamed -- who actually tried to drink the grog thought it was bitter and poured it out :) Um... also Bill Tiller (CMI background artist) is a really nice guy. Thanks to... E3 for the news. (Love from Emma, Sarah, and Pete)

Thursday, May 17, 2001

SCUMM Bar Quiz #21
Posted by Skyfox @ 18:04 BST ( Comments 7 )
Correct, the 21st SCUMM Bar Quiz is available (see how I managed to take up sapce just by repeating the topic... how about that for good thinking, eh?) This is once again created by Huz so if you REALLY hate it you can complain to him and not me... you savvy? Please post your scores in the comments section... which I'm sure you will once I tell you I scored a pathetic 2/10.

Tuesday, May 15, 2001

Another New Updater
Posted by RemiO @ 20:42 BST ( Comments 7 )
Where does a scouser turn when he needs a new updater? Why, Manchester of course! Greetings from me, Remi, the new SCUMM Bar updater.

Friday, May 11, 2001

Mac EMI Patch
Posted by Skyfox @ 20:04 BST ( Comments 5 )
It seems there is a Mac EMI Patch available. Oh goody! I was really looking forward to this one... teeheehee (end sarcasm) The patch fixes two problems on Jambalaya Beach.

News nabbed from World of MI.

Saturday, May 5, 2001

Sean and Mike Interview
Posted by Emma @ 9:29 BST ( Comments 0 )
LucasArts have a link up on their web site to an interview with Mike Stemmle,Sean Clark and also the producer of EMI - Shara Miller. The interview was carried about by LAtimes.com, where Sean and Mike discuss the upcoming EMI for the PS2. Here's a snippet...

Q: What does a PlayStation 2 port bring to the table for a PC franchise?
Clark: It brings "Monkey Island" to a special environment, where you sit in front of a TV with friends and family as opposed to behind a lonely computer screen.

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Elect Elaine Marley!
Posted by Mandalor @ 7:10 BST ( Comments 0 )
LucasArts.com has got a new poll! This time they're asking: "Which of the following female LucasArts game characters is your favorite?"

Elaine Marley is 2nd on the list right now... Go and vote for her! We wouldn't let anyone else be the First Lady of LucasArts, do we?


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