Issue #42: Old Is the New New
Sure, the forums are down, but you’re used to Mojo downtimes, so no biggie, right?
Yes, we are aware. The most important social hub on the internet is dead. But, our best technicians (Zaarin) are on the case, and the Forums should hopefully be running smoothly again soon.
We’ve published our Return to Monkey Island retrospective, a spoiler-filled look-back seven months and five playthroughs after its release. Another spoiler alert: The game more than holds up. Give it a read—you’ll find some secrets strewn inside there, too.
And speaking of retrospectives: The Broken Age Kickstarter turns ten, and Double Fine reminisces about those old days.
Finally, while you’d think we’d take a long nap after publishing a new feature, The Adventurer has gotten word that two new Mojo articles are in the pipeline. (This isn’t as much of a teaser as it’s a way to shame the authors into finishing the jobs.)
Mojoers Have Things to Say
And we have a place to say it—shameless self-promotion ahead.
First, Thrik—the chairman of the board—launched the inaugural issue of Insert Disk 64 with “Digital game stores — need they die?” If you enjoy video games, subscribing to his newsletter is a no-brainer.
Meanwhile, yours truly has toiled on The Awesomeness Digest for nearly a year and a half. While not about gaming, it is tailor-made for those with fine taste, which undoubtedly includes you. Read the latest post, “Hot Wings, Part Deux: The Air Fryer Investigation,“ and then subscribe like the epicurean we know you are.
Full News Roundup
11 Apr: The Adventurer May Be Substack, but It’s Not Sub-Mojo-Standard: Mojo is all about cutting-edge social technologies.
11 Apr: Double Fine Reunites to Talk Broken Age: Ten years, good grief.
09 Apr: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny gets a runtime: Enclosed duration only valid at 24 frames per second.
08 Apr: “My Monkey Island Coupon Experiment” restored, re-run: Mojo’s archive team earns their paychecks this month.
08 Apr: Steve Purcell makes new Sam & Max art as quietly as possible: “Max, you don’t even like Facebook.”
08 Apr: In acknowledgment of forum woes: Be patient. Be strong.
07 Apr: A Look at Return to Monkey Island, Seven-Ish Months Later: We shoehorned it in between two anniversaries.
07 Apr: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny trailer, poster arrive: A new wave of marketing to herald the June 30th release.
Last Week’s Mojole Results
07 Apr: “xtreme” – MojoleXtreme.
08 Apr: “##road” – Sam & Max Hit the Road, but you knew that.
09 Apr: “psvita” – Did you know Full Throttle was released for the PS Vita?
10 Apr: “elnada” – Part of Full Throttle II was to be set in El Nada.
11 Apr: “jones#” – Duncan Jones wants to make a Full Throttle movie.
12 Apr: “mojos#” – The next version of Mojo was codenamed MojoHEX before it was renamed to mojOS to stay in line with Apple's naming conventions.
13 Apr: “razor#” – Razor and the Scummettes: Famed Maniac Mansion band.
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