Less then two months for an additional 10,000 points! It's just insane. =)
On May 7, 2009, chirinea posted Will someone tell joyvalley to stop? when the German contributor reached 30,000 points. But apparently no one actually told him to stop. So something happened that is simply unbelievable:
It's now just 45 days later, and joyvalley reached yet another milestone!
We congratulate joyvalley for expanding our database while reaching 40,000 points!
With this speed, no one is safe. Not even Sciere. :P
Who is betting about when joyvalley reaches 50,000? =)
Zeebo new console released in Brazil
On May 25th, the new console Zeebo, by the electronics Brazilian company Tec Toy was launched. Targeted as a console for emerging economies, the new device has been released only in Brazil, with Russia and China in sight as next markets.
Zeebo works through a dedicated 3G network from where games are released, as it doesn't use cartridges or optical discs. It costs $249 and includes FIFA 09, Need for Speed: Carbon and Brain Challenge, with Quake I, Quake II, and Prey Evil to download for free. All of them translated to Portuguese.
Return to Monkey Island
Return to Monkey Island
Like the ghost pirate LeChuck, the Monkey Island franchise will be once again brought back to life with two new releases by LucasArts and Telltale Games.
Tales of Monkey Island is the name of the new episodic series being developed by Telltale, a company created by some of the developers of the original games, like Dave Grossman, that returns as the design director for the project. The composer Michael Land, responsible for the famous music of all Monkey Island games, also returns along with Dominic Armato reprising his role as Guybrush Threepwood. The first of the five planned episodes will be available on July 7, with a later release set for the WiiWare service.
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is a high-resolution remake of the classic game, with redrawn graphics, a remastered digital music score and newly recorded dialog, with Armato also providing the voice of Guybrush. As a bonus feature, players will be able to switch between the original game and the new remake on the fly, by pressing a button. The game is being developed by LucasArts, to be released on this summer for PC and Xbox Live Arcade.
The announcement of the new titles prompted Ron Gilbert, the creator of the series, to share some memories from the development of the original game on his blog.
May 31, 2009