This 1990 TV News Report Is For The Monkey Island Fans In The House

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Amateur games historian Eon Fafnir posted a clip of this 1990 local news story about LucasArts (then still known as LucasFilm Games) yesterday, and while it’s fascinating getting a look behind the scenes of the studio during some its golden years, Monkey Island fans can squint and see some stuff that never made the finished game.

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First, here’s the clip:

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Computer entertainment, believe it or not!

While soaking up the nostalgia, though, game designer Marius Winter (currently working on the very cool Say No! More) spotted a part of the game that, uh, I’d never seen before either, and quickly got confirmation from some experts (and some guy that was around the office at the time) that it was a cut area.

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Image: It’s blurry, but is that Herman’s house/tent there on the left?

Not exactly a ground-breaking piece of new information, but this game came out in 1990, so it’s cool seeing new stuff for it thirty years later.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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In general, there really isn’t a limit to the amount of information I enjoy reading/watching about Monkey Island.