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The purchase of LucasArts: how will it affect Sam and Max?

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It's still too early to tell, but I am pretty sure that Disney might do something good with the Sam and Max games LucasArts has.

I mean, when you think about it...

1. The creator of Sam and Max DOES work for Pixar, after all.

and 2. Bill Farmer, who voices Sam in those games, is a Disney Legend! In other words, the voice of Goofy!

And while some people say that Sam and Max Hit the Road might not be a good fit for Disney, think about it... it might qualify as family-friendly. There may be some swearing in it, but it's pretty tame. Plus Sam and Max don't have their guns with them!

The purchase woke a lot of us up... but it might be a good way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sam and Max, even more than the discount on the current games!

What do you think?

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  • I think the question in thread title would be better applied to the Monkey Island franchise.

  • Nothing new from Disney/Lucasarts in a while, and nothing on Steve's blog... someone is obviously keeping something hush-hush...

    Or maybe Steve just forgot to update his blog in a while!

  • I've got some other things brewing (as you may have guessed) and will fill you in as they take shape.




    Doesn't seem very hush-hush, just that there's nothing new to report.

    Considering that was posted on the Sam & Max blog and not Spudvision (which hasn't been updated since a month before Sam and Max's last post), I can only guess he means "S&M things" instead of "stuff that's preoccupying my time", but even so, Purcell's a busy dude.

    I really, very much doubt we've seen the last of those two in game form, but I also think now's probably the time for patience. Between Fables, King's Quest, and Walking Dead Season 2, there probably won't be any Telltale Sam and Max stuff for a while, and the LucasArts purchase hasn't changed anything, as far as Disney goes.

    (besides, when you think about it, the devil's playhouse's ending presents a problem. It'd be weird if Season 4 has Max's powers, since we already had the whole last season's plot revolve around them, and destroyed them. But taking them away would be just as weird, gameplay-wise. So it probably wouldn't be the casual graduation from season-to-season like we're used to.)

  • Hi everybody!

    Probably not at all.

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    @wellgolly said: (besides, when you think about it, the devil's playhouse's ending presents a problem. It'd be weird if Season 4 has Max's powers, since we already had the whole last season's plot revolve around them, and destroyed them. But taking them away would be just as weird, gameplay-wise. So it probably wouldn't be the casual graduation from season-to-season like we're used to.)


    It's Sam & Max, where Max's powers come and go and no one questions it. Max was able to transfer his consciousness to Sam in Bad Day on the Moon (both the comic and TV version), and Sam just nonchalantly discusses Max's telekinesis on coffee cups in Telltale's season one machinima short Coffee (and in that one Sam appeared to have telekinesis powers too, unless Max was just messing with him).

    It would be par for the course if they just took a different approach for season four.

  • Good point!


    Also, on the "patience" note, this Maybe-Poker-Night 2/TF2 Promo news is exciting! More Sam!

  • I don't know. I can see the Toys coming back in a later season. Max was able to use the powers without the toys in 304 and 305...and he IS part of a hivemind...

  • Despite loving HtR as a child, I have to say I prefer TTG's characterisations and voice actors for Sam & Max.

  • @sdfghu said: Despite loving HtR as a child, I have to say I prefer TTG's characterisations and voice actors for Sam & Max.



    You just copied and pasted from Sir Primalform Magnifico, didn't you? :mad:

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