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So, I'm a little miffed tonight. The blog I had been planning to post just disappeared. I think the Internet ate it and I'm hoping I have it backed up offsite. Unfortunately I won't be able to check until tomorrow. I was trying to pull something out of my butt to blog about tonight. I looked at some of the gaming sites I normally peruse and came across the news of an XCOM first person shooter. Sigh. I'm not even going to touch that one.


So then I decided to read through the new Game Informer that just came in the mail yesterday. Hmm...let's see. I could read an article on Bad Company 2, God of War III, Dead Rising 2, Fear 3, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Civilization V, Crysis 2, Red Steel 2, Command and Conquer 4...or ooh...wait...The Settlers 7. (And no...I didn't include every sequel in the mag, there were more)


 

I made the mistake of blogging about sequels before and that didn't go over too well with some in the community, so I'm going to skip that subject. LOL.

 

I moved on to the article about Bulletstorm, which I have to admit made me think of Borderlands for some reason. Hmm...what's this...Bulletstorm's combat system relies on three key elements: the leash, the kick and the slide. Whoa. Wait. The slide. Isn't there another upcoming game out there touting a slide. Yes. Yes there is. I'm not going to mention it though, and I know at least one of you knows why.


(Yes. I know this doesn't go with the real Bulletstorm, but I thought it was a cool pic)

 

When I'm having one of those Mario "Sorry, but our princess is in another castle" days...I like to think about something funny...and when I think about funny video games, there are always two titles that tickle my funny bone.


 

I've been following the hilarious antics of Sam and Max for years and years now. Gosh, has it really been 17 years. That seems impossible. But Sam and Max Hit the Road was indeed released way back in 1993. The series has done well over the years, spawning several sequels, movies, comics and lots of other memorabilia. Sam and Max might not appeal to everyone. You definitely have to appreciate their witty charm and unique personalities but the game promises some of the funniest dialogue you ever did hear.



 

The other title is just as clever. If you've ever used a rubber chicken with a pulley in the center, then you'll know what I'm talking about. Of course...it's The Monkey Island series. I played the first one, The Secret of Monkey Island ages ago (apparently it was released back in 1990 - dang I'm old). You play this wannabe pirate named Guybrush Threepwood through various adventures.



 

Both of the original games are the old point and click adventure games that require you to mix and match various inventory items in the most unusual combinations to create new unusual items.

 

Man...these were some great games. Original. Funny. Classic.

 

They make me laugh.

 

Aw. I feel better now... Okay...I think I'm done whining.



So, what other funny games are out there or do they even make them anymore?

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