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International Talk Like a Pirate Day -- September 19th #548317
09/17/09 07:41 PM
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Hearty Monkey Island Pirate Game Bounty A'plenty to be Plundered!

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SAN FRANCISCO – September 17, 2009 – Each year on September 19, brigands and scallywags ‘round the globe rule the day on International Talk Like a Pirate Day. And what better way to mark the occasion than by jumping into the celebrated Monkey Island® swashbuckling pirate games by LucasArts and Telltale!

On September 19, Telltale is making the premiere episode of Tales of Monkey Island® a FREE download on their website (http://www.playlikeapirate.com/) all day.
In addition, today through September 21, LucasArts is offering a virtual treasure trove of deals on several versions of The Secret of Monkey Island®: Special Edition titles, including:

• 50% off the iPhone and iPod touch version of LucasArts’ new The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition via Apple’s App Store

• 50% off The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition on Steam®, Valve Corporation’s delivery and management platform for the PC and Direct2Drive, IGN Entertainment’s digital download store

Best ye’ jump on these offers smartly before they expire!

LucasArts will also soon release a free “lite” version of The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition on the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPod touch as well as a sound board application for iPhone and iPod touch that features 16 witty and ridiculing sound-bites from The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition.

Taking place each year on September 19, Talk Like a Pirate Day was officially started in 1995 by two Oregon-based pirate lovers and has since become a pop culture phenomenon celebrated by would-be scallywags all over the globe. The event has evolved beyond simple pirate speech with people inserting piratey activities into their everyday life by eating, drinking, dressing, blogging, laughing, Tweeting, and gaming … like a pirate!

The Monkey Island pirate game phenomenon all started in 1990 with LucasArts’ The Secret of Monkey Island, a graphical adventure PC title featuring an aspiring pirate named Guybrush Threepwood. The game was an instant critical success and has since spawned three additional titles, making it one of the most enduring videogame franchises of all time.

The new wave of Monkey Island excellence kicked off this summer with two new projects. Telltale premiered the Tales of Monkey Island game series on PC and WiiWare™, in July, delivering a completely new epic storyline and swashbuckling flair that is unfolding across five monthly episodes, which are available for download on Tellale’s website, http://www.telltalegames.com. Wii™ users can also download episodes individually from the Wii Shop Channel.

The Monkey Island celebration continued when LucasArts published The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, a completely re-imagined version of the first game in the series that adds updated high definition graphics, a re-mastered musical score, and full voiceover to the classic adventure game. The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PC via Steam and Direct2Drive, and iPhone and iPod touch through Apple’s App Store.

About Steam
The leading online platform for PC games and digital entertainment, Steam delivers new releases and online services to over 20 million PC users around the world. For more information, please visit www.steamgames.com.

About Valve
Valve is an entertainment software and technology company founded in 1996 and based in Bellevue, Washington. For more information, please visit www.valvesoftware.com

About Direct2Drive
Direct2Drive (D2D) is IGN Entertainment's digital download store (http://www.direct2drive.com and http://www.direct2drive.co.uk). Launched in October 2004, D2D allows consumers to conveniently purchase and download the latest premium PC games directly from the Web to their desktops.

About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale is the first and only studio to release interactive episodic content on a monthly schedule. Founded in 2004 by LucasArts veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader, establishing the model for downloadable game seasons and releasing more than twenty games to date. Telltale's games have won numerous awards, including “Adventure Game of the Year” accolades from publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and Adventure Gamers, and have been recognized by mainstream outlets ranging from USA Today, to The New York Times to Variety. Telltale currently develops and publishes episodic series on PC, Wii™, and Xbox 360™, with plans to expand to additional platforms and channels in the coming year. For more information, visit http://www.telltalegames.com.

About LucasArts
LucasArts, a division of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd., is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide for video game console systems, computers and the Internet. Based in San Francisco, Calif., as well as on the Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts was created in 1982 by George Lucas to provide an interactive element to his vision of a state-of-the-art, multifaceted entertainment company.




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Re: LucasArts and Telltale Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day September 19 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #548320
09/17/09 07:46 PM
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Sounds like fun! devilchili Thanks Ana!

Last edited by Becky; 09/17/09 07:47 PM.
Re: LucasArts and Telltale Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day September 19 [Re: Becky] #548453
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I was going to purchase Secrets of Monkey Island anyway, nice to know I can ge it now for only $4.99. Thanks! yay

Re: LucasArts and Telltale Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day September 19 [Re: SharonB] #548584
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Is it Saturday yet anywhere? :pirate:

Re: LucasArts and Telltale Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day September 19 [Re: Becky] #548740
09/19/09 07:34 AM
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You can download Tales of Monkey Island: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal (or, if you already own it, you can download any other Telltale episode) now for free at the Telltale website!

Promo ends 11:59 PM PST Saturday, 9-19

Oh, and ARRRRR!

Last edited by Becky; 09/19/09 07:41 AM.
Re: LucasArts and Telltale Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day September 19 [Re: Becky] #548752
09/19/09 08:17 AM
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Thanks, Becky!

(And ARRRRR! to you too)


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Re: International Talk Like a Pirate Day UPDATE -- FREE Telltale Episode Today: 9-19! [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #548772
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thanks Ana and Becky that is awesome news and what a great deal. thumbsup


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Re: International Talk Like a Pirate Day UPDATE -- FREE Telltale Episode Today: 9-19! [Re: Space Quest Fan] #548776
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I'm downloading now....

How "Neat" is this....

Thanks many Buckets of Rum, Ana.. yay


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Re: International Talk Like a Pirate Day UPDATE -- FREE Telltale Episode Today: 9-19! [Re: Darleen03] #548871
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I just got Texas Hold 'Em because I have all their episodic games.

Re: International Talk Like a Pirate Day UPDATE -- FREE Telltale Episode Today: 9-19! [Re: bawdy] #548881
09/19/09 04:31 PM
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I guess I should be playing Monkey Island on Talk Like a Pirate Day but then I'd miss out one the once a year grog drops in Guild Wars. Makes your character talk like a pirate.



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Re: International Talk Like a Pirate Day UPDATE -- FREE Telltale Episode Today: 9-19! [Re: GuybrushThreepwood] #549102
09/20/09 11:48 AM
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I downloaded Tales of Monkey Island: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal yesterday. Free is always nice.


Re: International Talk Like a Pirate Day UPDATE -- FREE Telltale Episode Today: 9-19! [Re: LightWeight] #553314
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Steam updated their software and now I cant log on to play Secret of Monkey Island. I've contacted their service department.


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