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  1. Sierra may be coming back (New KQ Game)

    Call me tacky if you wish, but I like that the apostraphe is the feather from Graham's hat. Also, am I the only one who feels like their logo video is reminscent of the King's Quest 5 box art?
  2. SQ4 Professor Lloyd voice actor?

    Oh certainly he could. But it's just hard picturing him as Roger Wilco, perhaps because all of his roles are all so well defined. I see him as the Genie, or Patch Adams, or Mrs. Doubtfire, and it's hard to really know what his take on a character would be until I actually see it, if that makes sense. Wholeheartedly agree about missing him though.
  3. Grand Theft Spaceship

    That'd be kind of neat. It's a shame Sierra didn't do more crossovers outside of the Hoyle games.
  4. Tattoos: Got 'em? Want 'em? Sierra-related ones?

    Considering the narrator's remarks about the timepods' resemblance to tennis shoes, did you think about getting it done on your foot? The more I think about it, the more I don't really see many Sierra references lending themselves to good tattoos. Quest for Glory and King's Quest honestly feel like they have more material to draw from (no pun intended) than Space Quest. Though I suppose a pin-up style piece of WD40 might be kind of neat. Or if you feel like being tacky, a heart with "Wankmeister" in it. As far as KQ is concerned, the Dangling Participle might make for a decent one.
  5. Sierra may be coming back (New KQ Game)

    As far as adapting a series for newer audiences, what's so wrong with that? Just because it doesn't appease the diehard fans doesn't mean it's terrible. You can please some of the people all of the time, but you can't please all the people all the time, and all that. If they made a game that was geared exclusively towards the hardcore Sierra fan, it'd be an utter failure, and that's assuming that developers could even settle on a design that would be appealing to the fans of old. Bemoan the state of gaming all you want, but the fact is that the Grande Olde Sierra Titles™ are no longer the apotheosis of computer gaming. And if anything's been made clear in this thread it's that no one seems to agree on just what parts of the Sierra legacy are so great. Exactly why I think there's potential in this new venture: we don't know what's in store, and it could very well be an enjoyable adventure game. As for the storytelling medium discussion, that is a good point, though I think it's more apropos in regard to Space Quest, and less so when applied to another series like King's Quest or Quest for Glory. Yes, there's a fair degree of humor and occasionally the absurd in both, but they also manage to tell some good stories. I would say that it's pretty clear that those technological advances allowed for better stories to be told, however. King's Quest went from simply rehashing fairy tales to stories like those found in King's Quest 5 and 6, which, while still referencing and using various bits of fairy tales and mythology, felt less like a mashup of Mother Goose and the Brothers Grimm. The same thing is true of Space Quest, though it definitely has always been more interested in the comical than telling a compelling story.
  6. Sierra may be coming back (New KQ Game)

    Everyone needs to stop throwing a hissy fit and see what comes from all of this. Just because it might not use the same interface as the classic titles doesn't automatically invalidate it. I think too many people around here are stuck wearing rose-tinted glasses, or else just can't enjoy anything that's not a Sierra adventure game. I love the classic titles as much as the next person, but what, exactly, is so wrong with the torch being passed? Just because it's not the original developers working on it? Get a grip and wait for some actualy screenshots or gameplay videos! At this rate the project will get shitcanned before the end of the year thanks to "lack of interest".
  7. SQ4 Professor Lloyd voice actor?

    I can only imagine what that would have sounded like...Somehow I don't quite see it working out. Robin was far too manic in the majority of his comic roles (both standup and film), but I think he'd have no problem playing a slightly older, more jaded Roger Wilco.
  8. Grand Theft Spaceship

    Not a bad mashup, though I'd love to see someone actually do a handdrawn piece in Grand Theft Auto's signature cover style. More emphasis on the characters and less on the ships.
  9. Anyone out there with ink? Anyone with Sierra related ink? While I don't presently have any tattoos, I do enjoy seeing what sort of designs others have and hearing the stories behind their ink. I've seen quite a few interesting sci-fi and gaming tattoos, but never anything related to Space Quest or Sierra. So if anyone's got some tattos they're comfortable sharing, or desings they're considering, Sierra related or not, please do so! Natrually anything that's NSFW should carry a warning. And I figure it goes without saying, but this thread probably shouldn't get turned into a discussion about tattoos; I know a lot of people have strong opinions one way or the other, but let's save any flaming for a different thread.
  10. Sierra may be coming back (New KQ Game)

    Colour me interested. Broadly speaking, I've lost a lot of my enthusiasm for the old Sierra titles, so a fresh start of sorts is not necessarily a bad thing in my eyes. I'll refrain from passing judgement one way or the other, simply because we don't really have any real information about what's going on. Anyone who follows or enjoys video games understands that it's a golden age of hype and bullshit right now, and to get excited over a press release is a recipe for tears. So while I don't expect to necessarily see this amount to much more than a failed experiment, I would certainly like to hear what the folks in charge have in mind.
  11. I'm sure a lot of people are burnt out with Kickstarter Fatigue (actual medical diagnosis), and I apologize if I missed the Grand Ol' Kickstarter Collection Thread™, but I wanted to spread the word about this campaign. It's close to ending, and they're still a long ways from their goal, but it would certainly be nice if they met it. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1867564967/inherit-the-earth-sand-and-shadows
  12. Skype anyone!!!

    Username is fatherdeagle. It probably goes without saying, but if you do decide to add me on Skype, please put a note in the invite message that you're from Space Quest.net or something similar so I know who you are. The generic invite message on Skype isn't the greatest, and since I haven't been a regular visitor to these forums in some time, I'm likely not going to recognize just a username. I suppose if enough people are interested it could turn into a group Skype chat. That'd be kind of neat.
  13. FanArt Order

    I'd like to see a picture of Roger Wilco laughing J. Jonah Jameson-style at this thread. Barring that, Space Quest Gangnam Style.
  14. Himalaya Studios' Mage's Initiation - Kickstarter

    Wow, all that buzz from a single post...And here I was thinking nobody reads what I spew onto this site every few months. Thanks to penguinfan for stating my general viewpoint in all of this.
  15. Time flies. Sorry to hear about the setbacks, but it's great to hear you're making progress and doing well again, Johnathon. Congratulations on the upcoming wedding as well.
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