Archive for June, 2010

Submit your fan art

You might not know it, but we have a whole section dedicated to showing off the brilliant fan art that the Sam & Max community create. The page is always open for submissions, and if you have something you’d like to show off then we’d love to put it up for you. If you want, you’ll get a link back to a page of your choosing (your deviantART, for example).

If you head to that page and scroll to the bottom there’s a nice form to fill in that allows you to submit any of your masterful creations – drawings, music, fan fiction… anything Sam & Max related! So far Glen Fernandez, Hayley the Hedgie and Rubygloommel have all sent some superb work, so a huge thanks to them for kick starting the gallery.

As the fan art page expands, I’m looking for a way to improve the structure of it. My hopes would be to allow users to personally upload their art automatically, have user galleries and a neater layout overall. If anyone knows of a successful way to go about implementing this, please go ahead and drop me a line. It’d be much appreciated.

With credit to Hayley the Hedgie for her art used in the news image.

They Stole Max’s Brain! up for download

The giant gorilla? The suspicious looking cockroach? The two bit rat? Just who has stolen Max’s brain? The wait is no more. The newest and third episode of The Devil’s Playhouse, They Stole Max’s Brain!, is up for download on Telltale’s site. The episode can be expected later today on the NA PSN and tomorrow for those in the EU territory. iPad? Yeah, still no mention of that. At this point, the episodes may never be released on it.

Click here if you want to read our review of the episode. That is, if you’re still reading this and not busy tracking down our lagomorph buddy’s brain.

303: They Stole Max’s Brain! Review

It’s time to find out just where Max’s brain has gone. After the gripping cliff hanger we were handed, They Stole Max’s Brain! picks right where we left off – and Sam isn’t a happy dog.

Is the episode any good? Click the link below to read our full review of the third episode in The Devil’s Playhouse.

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They Stole Max’s Brain! trailer

Telltale have created a blog post to show off the five screenshots released previously as well as an unseen trailer for They Stole Max’s Brain!.

Sam is the focus here, smacking rats, moles and gorillas around as he tries to get the facts out of them and discover if they’re behind the brain theft. We also catch a glimp of Max’s psychic powers in action as he transforms into a blimp. Check the trailer out in the full post.

Five new screenshots for They Stole Max’s Brain!

With June 22 drawing ever closer, Telltale have released five new screenshots for the upcoming They Stole Max’s Brain!, the third episode of season three for PC, Mac and PSN.

Here we can see, among others, a jacketed rat, Max’s limp body in the DeSoto and another shot of noir Sam with guns-a-blazing. Check the screenshots below and hit up the comments with your thoughts.

They Stole Max’s Brain! release date and screenshots

We’ve recently been teased with a screenshot from the upcoming season three episode They Stole Max’s Brain! with noir Sam looking angry. Now Telltale have released three more screenshots… of a similar nature. Sleeves rolled, shirt unbuttoned and gun pointing is Sam’s agenda as he is “poised to beat the information from the unsuspecting supporting cast milling around the streets of New York City”.

As told by Telltale’s blog, you’ll be able to take control of this mad dog for PC, Mac and PSN on June 22. That’s less than two weeks away, folks. Just who stole Max’s brain…?

They Stole Max’s Brain! screenshot and PSN discount

The singularity of ‘screenshot’ is very much intended. Only one snap from the upcoming Telltale episode They Stole Max’s Brain has been released, although it can be presumed that we’ll be seeing some more soon. For now, take a look at Sam getting vicious with a long-nose and hatted fellow. Check it out here and let the speculation commence!

In other Devil’s Toybox news, users of the North American PSN will be treated to a $10 discount on the season from June 8 (today!) through to June 29, totalling just $24.99 for all five episodes. No details on such a discount for PlayStation Europe exist as of yet.

Chuck Jordan departs Telltale

Chuck Jordan has put up a new blog revealing that Friday was his last day working for Telltale Games. He won’t be seeing the back of those guys, he hopes, just as a regular full-timer. Chuck states it’s “been pretty clear for a while that I wasn’t going to be content unless I could get out and try to do my own thing” and that he needs “to start trying out ideas and attempting to make something more experimental than even a smaller studio like Telltale could practically take on”.

Chuck is known to us in the Sam & Max world as the the writer on Abe Lincoln Must Die!, Reality 2.0, Bright Side of the Moon, lead writer and co-designer for season two and writer and designer of The Penal Zone and the upcoming The City That Dares Not Sleep. An exhaustive dog-and-rabbit resume, I’m sure you’ll agree. All the best wishes to Chuck in his future. I look forward to seeing what he cooks up next.