Archive for April, 2010

Interview with Steve Purcell

You asked, he answered. Steve Purcell, the creator of Sam & Max, kindly gave up some of his time to answer the questions that you, the users, posed to him. Some of you ignored the one question rule, but I’ll left you off – you cheeky scamps!

Read on to see if your question was selected (usernames are in dark blue). Find out who Steve prefers to voice Sam & Max, the type of music he listens to and what he thinks of the Monkey Island 2: Special Edition front cover — and more!

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Win The Devil’s Playhouse for PC/Mac

What do you mean you haven’t bought The Devil’s Playhouse yet? Don’t worry, that was rhetorical, you don’t need to give me your feeble excuse. Luckily for you, Sam & have come to the rescue. Or, at least, Telltale have, and they’ve been kind enough to offer TEN copies of Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse for PC/Mac to give away.

To be in with a chance of getting your grubby paws on one, you’ll need to answer three questions. They’re not exactly mind benders, but if you do get stuck then all the information you need is right here on this very website.

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New merchandise from Telltale

Have you ever wanted to glug down a liquid of your choice in a shot glass with Max’s flaming face on, wear Max Imp printed on a shirt or pin five Devil Playhouse buttons on your clothes or bag? Of course you have.

Telltale have come to your aid. These three new pieces of merchandise – a shot glass, shirt and button set – are purchasable from their store, totalling $37.85 if you decide to splash out and buy them all. Will you be adding these to your Sam & Max collection?

Sam & Max venture into Team Fortress 2

Order Sam & Max through Steam this week and you’ll get something special. Along with five episodic games, that is. Telltale Games have teamed up with the guys over at Valve to offer exclusive content for their Team Fortress 2 game.

You’ll receive Max’s Severed Head (see the heavy wearing it with joy to the left), Max’s pistol and Sam’s revolver (both weapon skins). See pictures of all three items here, courtesy of ‘TehWoodPcker’ from the Steam forums. I don’t want to alarm you, but this may be the coolest thing TF2 has ever seen. Just kidding, it is.

Update: those who purchased the game through Telltale’s site can get a redeemable code for their hats here.

The Penal Zone out now

The wait is over, folks! The first episode of The Devil’s Playhouse is out, seeing an evil General Skunkape landing in Sam & Max’s street and bent on collecting all the psychic toys. It’s up to you to steer Sam & Max along in their adventure and find these toys before the power-hungry space ape does.

The Penal Zone is available for PC, Mac and PSN. Head on over to your ‘My Telltale‘ page to download the episode if you’ve already bought it – if not, get right on it, you’ll be missing out. Our review empowers you.

301: The Penal Zone Review

There’s only a couple of hours left until The Penal Zone will be making a worldwide launch, and you’ve probably already got it on pre-order. If you haven’t, what are you doing? If you need a bit of convincing, continue this article to read our thoughts on the first episode of The Devil’s Playhouse.

If you want a quick summary, it’s good. Very good. You should probably get it.

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Interview with Tim Talbot

Harry Moleman has appeared in every season – including the upcoming Devil’s Playhouse – of Telltale’s Sam & Max games. He’s voiced by Tim Talbot, so it was only suitable that someone got round to interviewing this voice acting great.

I wouldn’t be as rude to suggest that Tim is a little crazy, but… well… form your own opinion and sound off in the comments below the article. Be kind though, or his ‘agent’ Reggie Van Temple-Smythe the IIIrd may be on to you.

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The Devil’s Playhouse available for iPad

Don’t worry, this isn’t a late April Fools joke. Apple have put up iPad applications on the iTunes Store, and among them is ‘Sam & Max Episode 1: The Penal Zone’ for £5.99/$9.99. The iPad will be released in the US tomorrow, April 3, and sometime later this month for the UK. This means iPad owners will be playing the first episode of the new season of Sam & Max before the PC, Mac and PSN launch of April 15.

The iPad version appears to have a different inventory design, as well as having slightly weaker graphics than its counterparts (although it is being called “one of the best looking games you’ll find for the system”). It will, of course, be fully touch screen compatible on the iPad’s 9.7-inch LED display. Check it out in the iTunes store to see the screenshots and purchase the game if you need some freelance police at your fingertips.