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netmonkey
04-15-2005, 06:23 PM
Updates at Double Fine (http://www.doublefine.com/news.htm) again about this mysterious announcement:
brain-teasing clues about The Announcement:

1) It is rad.
2) It is going to be something you can start messing with THIS COMING TUESDAY.
3) It will cost you money.
4) You will not mind.
It almost sounds like it's Psychonauts, but that wouldn't be a big announcement. We all know that it's coming out on tuesday, right? right?!

Any thoughts?

Metallus
04-15-2005, 07:01 PM
Someone in the Mojo comments thread suggested it might be the soundtrack. It's a good guess, because that would own. I don't know if it's pants-crapworthy though.

Gabez
04-15-2005, 07:07 PM
"It is going to be something you can start messing with THIS COMING TUESDAY."

The "messing with" part wouldn't really go with the soundtrack idea I don't think. Maaaaaaaaybe some sort of level editor for Psychonauts? Doesn't make much more sense either. I'm stumped!

Thrik
04-15-2005, 07:20 PM
The promised soundtrack would probably be a good bet, but Gabez's point is valid.. it's really not something you'd use in relation to "mess with".

God, I'm stumped too. >:

Gabez
04-15-2005, 09:37 PM
Tim is contimuing to tease us. ;

I have a feeling that the new "clues" are just wind-ups, but I'm a sucker for riddles so I'll pretend that they're genuine for now.

Let's see... "Foist celery upon abdomen!" is an anagram of "a be cede film no pun to rosy"

Obviously the announcment is a Psychonauts film!

Wait a second... that would rock. I hope someone will make that some day.

Valkian
04-16-2005, 01:08 PM
I don't know what it is but i'm sure it's going to change our lives and possibly ....THE WORLD!

woxel1
04-17-2005, 02:07 AM
Oh! Oh! Maybe they're going to put out Sam and Max 2!

...

IN BIZZARO WORLD.

Metallus
04-17-2005, 02:31 AM
Now that would be something worth crapping figurative pants over. Seems like whatever they're working on next will be Multiplayer though. Maybe an online version of Fizzball (http://www.mixnmojo.com/galleries/gallery.php?gallery=255&image=3256&goback=http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=1799964#post1799964)!

Nappi
04-17-2005, 05:30 AM
Maybe they'll just announce that Psychonauts is out there. It is available april 19 isn't it? :)

VampireNaomi
04-17-2005, 06:13 AM
Now that would be cruel, Nappi.

...

Are you Finnish?

Nappi
04-17-2005, 06:32 AM
Yes... that would. And yes... I am. :)

I hope that it is something else, but the hints just made me wonder.

counting_pine
04-17-2005, 08:31 AM
It is an anagram, I've worked it out:) Do you want to know, or would you rather be surprised?

Erwin_Br
04-17-2005, 10:29 AM
Originally posted by counting_pine
It is an anagram, I've worked it out:) Do you want to know, or would you rather be surprised?

Do you even have to ask?

--Erwin

counting_pine
04-17-2005, 10:36 AM
Sorry, I forgot how much you like surprises:P

How about a subtle hint first:
"foist celery upon abdomen" contains the words "fine" and "double"

VampireNaomi
04-17-2005, 11:20 AM
I'm an idiot and can't figure it out. Post it under spoiler tags so that those who can't be bothered with solving it on their own can view, it please.

What a fine adventure gamer I am. Can't solve one stupid anagram. :rolleyes:

TyraaRane
04-17-2005, 11:27 AM
Originally posted by VampireNaomi
What a fine adventure gamer I am. Can't solve one stupid anagram. :rolleyes:

Don't feel bad. Adventure games are one thing, anagrams are another. ;)

Well, with "double" and "fine" taken out of the sentence, we're left with:

ost cry pon ame

Which still gives us a lot of options (http://www.wordsmith.org/anagram/anagram.cgi?anagram=ostcryponame).

Edit: Hah! I think I got it! ...Or maybe I'm just delusional.

counting_pine
04-17-2005, 01:02 PM
I found some interesting alternatives.

Doublefine try some on a PC
Doublefine stop on my acre
A mercy, Doublefine's on top
Doublefine art pony comes
Post Doublefine car money

This one worries me:

Doublefine: No ESP. Cry moat.

TyraaRane
04-17-2005, 01:26 PM
Well, seeing as how this is supposed to be something "rad," I don't see how it could be the last one.

For the record, here's what I came up with that made the most sense (although I don't see how it's something we could "mess with"):

"foist celery upon abdomen" = DoubleFine company store?

Thrik
04-17-2005, 01:40 PM
That last one sounds feasible enough.
I'd imagine that said store would contain more than just the presumed hats/cups/shirts merchandise though, considering all of the hype. The soundtrack will almost certainly be on there, and maybe even Psychonauts action figures? Schafer once expressed in an interview that he wouldn't be against the idea of such things.

MrManager
04-17-2005, 01:51 PM
The Remi agrees.

Gabez
04-17-2005, 01:52 PM
If we didn't have the r the m and e and instead had an s, y, h, u, t, and another s then we could have Psychonauts OST!

counting_pine
04-17-2005, 02:01 PM
TyraaRane, that's the one I got.I wonder if they'll ship to the UK. I'm sure there are plenty of people here who'd buy Doublefine t-shirts/hats/magic pants etc.

jp-30
04-17-2005, 02:12 PM
Screw the merch, I just want the game - which is still to have any sort of release scheduled for New Zealand. If it is a company store, they'd better ship software internationally.

MrManager
04-17-2005, 02:52 PM
Seeing that Double Fine doesn't distribute the game, I doubt you'll see them selling it.

Valkian
04-17-2005, 03:09 PM
Tim is reading 'The Da Vinci Code', after that, If I had to bet, I would say that none of us can even imagine what Tim is going to announce.

I don't want to crap my pants...

counting_pine
04-17-2005, 05:05 PM
He did go to the trouble of finding an anagram for it, so there probably is going to be one. Otherwise, keep on the lookout for an art pony.

Captain Gonzo
04-17-2005, 07:32 PM
As much as I want to Double Fine to recruit a pony for their art team, I think those are probably right who say it will be a company store. If they ship to the UK, I'll probably buy everything there is. Posters, action figures, 2HB t-shirts, mugs in the shape of Coach Oleander's head, etc. I think I'd be a sucker for absolutely any merchandise they've got to offer.

Gabez
04-17-2005, 07:59 PM
Ditto. I can't play the game, but I can get the t-shirt!

Valkian
04-17-2005, 09:08 PM
If it is Double Fine's Company Store then I bet I won't crap my pants.
I expect something more "special".

Jake
04-17-2005, 09:27 PM
Originally posted by Valkian
If it is Double Fine's Company Store then I bet I won't crap my pants.
I expect something more "special".

I think its called "humorous hype."

Valkian
04-17-2005, 09:32 PM
What did you just said about my mother?!

JofaGuht
04-18-2005, 02:06 AM
Originally posted by Jake
I think its called "humorous hype."

Yeah, after all, we all know how the posts at the doublefine website take things seriously.

TheCafeCalavera
04-18-2005, 06:33 PM
Maybe tim is saying that the news will make us want to forcefully apply cellery into our abdomen... or its the first idea..

VSTM
04-19-2005, 04:54 AM
"A Boy Fetus" online PC demo

Valkian
04-19-2005, 07:21 PM
I'm still expecting something other than Double Fine's Store.
If it is a company store, I will accept horrible insults, but If I was right I will dance naked in the forum....

TheCafeCalavera
04-19-2005, 11:24 PM
Originally posted by Valkian
I'm still expecting something other than Double Fine's Store.
If it is a company store, I will accept horrible insults, but If I was right I will dance naked in the forum....

well, looks like no dancing for you.

Jake
04-19-2005, 11:50 PM
Maybe not! Don't forget Princess Beauty Hair

http://www.doublefine.com/news%20images/art%20pony.jpg

Alien426
04-20-2005, 02:06 AM
Ha! I tried that address http://shop.doublefine.com, but they hadn't activated it yet.

I'll totally have to consider buying a signed copy of the game.

Thanks to Double Fine for shipping internationally!



I hope other companies don't follow the example to sell patches, though!!

VSTM
04-20-2005, 03:01 AM
Ah crap, I was really hoping for the boy fetus online pc demo. Denied!

At least I got the art pony...

and my preordered copy of psychonauts comes in tomorrow, so that overshadows all else in the world.

BTW, good job on guessing the anagram. I am impressed.

Jake
04-20-2005, 03:11 AM
Originally posted by Alien426
I hope other companies don't follow the example to sell patches, though!!

Was that your attempt at a pun?

Metallus
04-20-2005, 03:22 AM
Perhaps he is confusing patches with patches.

Shanty
04-20-2005, 09:42 AM
Man, what to put for Personalized Special Message?! I wonder if "One of those naked ladies" would work.
Is Tim even going to be writing these things out himself, or do they have a Double Fine rubber stamb of his signature or something? I am befuddled!

KnifeFace
04-20-2005, 10:23 AM
hmm, only 15$ for ordering the game from Belgium, sounds sweet

dagrj
04-20-2005, 10:47 AM
Does anyone know if there's any chance they might sell other region PS2 versions than the American?
A bit far-fetched, I know. But I really want that signed copy... :(

Jake
04-20-2005, 11:59 AM
You'll have to wait until the PAL versions get announced to see I guess

Valkian
04-20-2005, 12:39 PM
Yeah, well there was a Double Fine Company Store. But Tim didn't disapointed me.

THE DOUBLE FINE ART PONY!!! That's going to change my life, that's "special".

Anyway, I guess I will have to find another reason for dancing naked.

AgentJess
05-01-2005, 11:01 PM
I just beat Psychonauts(it ROCKED!), and I want merchandise! WAAAAH! I absolutely loved the game, as I'm sure you all will, and I hope I can get a shirt or something. Or a Raz action figure. >_> *crosses her fingers for one*

Alien426
05-02-2005, 01:34 AM
I'm wearing this shirt (http://shop.doublefine.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=33) right now. I'd love to play the game.

<kirk>GameStop. GAMESTOP!!</kirk>

VSTM
05-02-2005, 04:15 AM
Originally posted by Alien426
I'm wearing this shirt (http://shop.doublefine.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=33) right now. I'd love to play the game.

<kirk>GameStop. GAMESTOP!!</kirk>

Yeah, that shirt is sweet. Better than that, you get to be free advertising...and that's ok this time.

AgentJess
05-02-2005, 07:57 PM
*drools* God I wish I wasn't broke. >_< ARGH... NEED... MONEY... *goes sadly to her eBay store to sell something*