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Lucasarts Adventure Games, Ranked

Kicking off in 1986, Lucasarts presided over an era (running until around the year 2000) in which they were the adventure game Kings, releasing a string of titles that remain all-time classics even decades later.

PlayStation Experience 2015: All Of The Stories, Right Here

So, rather than dribble these out in single-sentence story form, we’ve compiled all the shorter PlayStation Experience news from overnight into one post for easy consumption. Please, enjoy!

American Roads And Game Design: A Love Letter

In California there’s always a Full Throttle sunset waiting for me in the middle of the road. There are never Lucasarts toy bunnies waiting to disrupt my ride, no credits roll over the windscreen. But there’s that thick, clotted layer of Californian tarmac.

Old-School Gamer Hate Mail, Tim Schafer Edition

Here’s a fun little extra from my interview with Double Fine’s Tim Schafer that I couldn’t leave on the cutting room floor. It’s about one old-school gamer’s arguably-legitimate complaint about one of Schafer’s classic creations.

Everything You Could Want To Know About SCUMM, The Legendary Adventure Game Engine

The golden age of adventure games may be long behind us (though Telltale is doing a good job of carrying the banner), but stories behind SCUMM, the technology that drove classics including Maniac Mansion, Full Throttle and Sam & Max: Hit the Road continue to pop up every so often. The latest yarn comes from Aric Wilmunder, who helped developed the engine with Ron Gilbert.

A Video Game Promo VHS From 1993. For Full Throttle, No Less.

This is a 1993 promo for Lucasarts’ Full Throttle, starring The Gone Jackals, the band who feature in the game’s fantastic soundtrack.

The Noisiest, Dirtiest Bars And Taverns In Video Games

Bars, clubs and noisy taverns are always crucial locations in a story-driven game. They are save points, places where we can sell useless stuff from our inventory, gather information, meet a key character or just simply get into trouble.

A Moment To Re-Experience The Amazing Intro To Full Throttle

Has it been a while since you last played Full Throttle? I’m guessing it has. Sit back, relax and watch the intro movie from the game.

Balls To The Wall, It's The Rock 'N' Roll Video Game Soundtrack

My favourite video game soundtrack is not a collection of original orchestral pieces, nor tracks by famous artists. It is one performed by a band that, were it not for this game, few of you will have ever heard of.

So, Video Games, Where Are All The Good Jokes?

You ever wonder why there aren’t more genuinely funny video games? One of the few genuinely funny men in the business, Double-Fine’s Tim Schafer (Psychonauts, Full Throttle) has an idea. [image]

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