Monkey Island

Ben reviews “The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition”

July 16, 2009 Ben Games & Technology

Whenever a company decides to revisit one of its beloved creations, there is always a risk that they’re going to tamper with something fundemental to what makes it work. Star Wars fans around the world are still having debates over who shot first. Red Dwarf: Remastered left fans of the show complaining about the new, […]


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Why Monkey Island is my Star Wars

July 16, 2009 Ben Film & Television

During my childhood I was sucked into a seemingly vast fictional world that was populated with rogues, scoundrels, a dark evil and a plucky young kid wanting to learn the ways a time long gone by. I speak, of course, of The Secret of Monkey Island, a game written by Ron Gilbert and published by […]


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I’m Selling These Fine Leather Jackets…

June 1, 2009 Ben Games & Technology

I think it’s safe to say that The Secret of Monkey Island is the single greatest computer game of all time. That game is responsible for so many of my ambitions growing up. Back when I was very young I would watch my cousin Andy play the game incessantly, and I learnt to read specifically […]


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