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Hothead Games to publish Ron Gilbert's 'DeathSpank'

Described as -- and you'll want to sit down for this -- "the perfect melding of a Monkey Island style adventure game with the wicked RPG game play of Diablo," Ron Gilbert's latest creation has been revealed to be an episodic title dubbed "DeathSpank: Episode 1: Orphans of Justice." The adventure...

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Ron Gilbert (ie: our hero) working on Penny Arcade Adventures

We try to avoid overtly sycophantic groveling here at Joystiq -- it's unbecoming and we drool enough already -- but when we discovered that legendary adventure game designer Ron Gilbert (Monkey freakin' Island, folks) was working on the inaugurual Penny Arcade Adventures installment, On the...

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Carnival of (grumpy) Gamers

We have been tracking the carnival of gamers for months now, and its latest stop seems to be at Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert's footsteps. With the self-proclaimed grumpy gamer playing as ringleader, we are given a wide variety of intellectual treats from articles discussing the merits of...

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Ron Gilbert talks up his new game, a lite RPG

When he isn't busy dressing us down for bullying up on student plays, Ron Gilbert -- the lead designer behind adventure-game classics like Maniac Mansion and The Secret of Monkey Island -- apparently has lengthy chats with outlets like Gamasutra on what's missing in gaming today (the stories,...

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Edge asks, "Why aren't games funny?"

Edge Magazine takes a look at comedy in games ... and comes up pretty short. With the exception of oft-cited titles like pretty much the entire early LucasArts gems (Secret of Monkey Island, Sam and Max, Day Of The Tentacle, and others) and the occasional Conker's Bad Fur Day or Bard's Tale, there...

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