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The adventure begins... at E3!

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This week, several members of our team will be at E3 showing off Tales of Monkey Island, giving interviews, and subsisting on candy bars from the vending machine when the lunch lines turn out to be too long having a grand old time. And as a Tales of Monkey Island preorderer, we're going to let you in on the joys of being at E3 -- just like you were here with us!

Not sure what the web access will be like at the show, but we'll try to check in each day and let you guys know how it's going and where to look for Tales of Monkey Island coverage. I'll kick it off by saying that after a mostly uneventful flight, I arrived in LA and checked in to the hotel to find six boxes of Tales of Monkey Island buttons waiting for me. And that's only half the stash! The rest will be arriving tomorrow. We'll be handing them out at the show - hopefully in an amusing fashion. Watch later this week for pictures. 'Til then, here's a shot of the buttons, to tide you over...

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I'm off to find some lunch (fully recognizing that this could be my last real meal for a week), then heading to the convention center to get our booth set up. First interview's tonight, with Adventure Gamers, then the show officially opens tomorrow!

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  • "Aye tradition! Whoever knocks the captain of the Screaming Narwhal off the deck, gets to be the captain!"

    So it's clear what we have to do. And there seems to be some kind of rope winch near to where the soon-not-to-be-captain-anymore stands. Maybe one can do something with that? Oh, I just can't wait! :p

    Gary! Thanks a lot for that poster image. I'll go to the city today to have it printed out on a huge poster! :)

    Also, I would love to get my hands on a set of those buttons! Especially, of course, the "Ask me about..." one. Please, you've got to make them available to us somehow!

    Please?
    Pretty please?
    Pretty pretty please?
    Please pretty please with sugar on top?

  • @Joe Newberry said: It kind of looks like the person moving Guybrush around is clicking on things to make him go places. That's promising.

    Wonder what the solution is for getting onto that ship? Doesn't seem like the pirate on there wants Guybrush to get aboard. I'm ready to start solving some puzzles right now.

    Looks like W A S D controls

  • @hamzie said: Looks like W A S D controls


    Some of it does, but there are points where the cursor is hovering over parts of the background and Guybrush seems to walk directly towards them. I'm wondering if it's a compromise of WASD and mouse movement. Something I'd prefer to just WASD alone for moving.

  • @Joe Newberry said: Some of it does, but there are points where the cursor is hovering over parts of the background and Guybrush seems to walk directly towards them. I'm wondering if it's a compromise of WASD and mouse movement. Something I'd prefer to just WASD alone for moving.


    In other words, it looks a lot like W&G controls :rolleyes:

  • I WANT MURRAY!!!!

    NO Murray = BAD MONKEY GAME ISLANDS!

  • @Xocrates said: In other words, it looks a lot like W&G controls :rolleyes:

    That depends on if they're clicking the background or clicking objects. If they're only clicking objects to move with the mouse and using the keyboard the rest of the time, then it's just like W&G, which makes puppies cry.

  • They don't say if Murray the talking skull is in the game, yet they say LeChuck turns into a human. WTH?

    Really, which is the bigger spoiler?

  • I don't care about the controls anymore! I am distracted by those funky buttons.

  • Ahem... I Repeat as it seems my scream of horror came unnoticed! MURRAY IS NOT IN THE GAME.... YET!!! CURSES!!! WE WANT MURRAY!

  • The controls in the E3 build are not final. It's currently using the Wallace & Gromit controls but that won't necessarily be the case in the final version. (Although it will be using direct control in some form.)

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