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Old 03-03-2004, 05:45 PM   #1
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Sam and Max 2 - cancelled

http://lucasarts.com/press/releases/85.html

Not good.


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Old 03-03-2004, 05:54 PM   #2
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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. I can't believe they did that. I didn't mind when they cancelled FT2. That wasn't that bad. I knew Sam & Max 2 would be better, and make it ok. But why did they cancel it? It looked so good.


I'm going to e-mail them and complain. If enough people do it, they might bring it back.

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Old 03-03-2004, 06:56 PM   #3
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Hey all,
I wrote steve purcell (stevepurcell@hotmail.com) to give him a little encouragement and wrote lucasart to ask WTF? Anyone else interested in starting a campaign?
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Old 03-03-2004, 06:59 PM   #4
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It looked so good. This is ****ing bull****.
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Old 03-03-2004, 08:04 PM   #5
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This is terrible, the game sounded so promising. We should start a petition to bring it back in production.
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Old 03-03-2004, 08:26 PM   #6
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I already emailed LucasArts to complain. Those Bastards.


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Old 03-03-2004, 09:05 PM   #7
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I'm going to email as soon as I can be bothered, which may be never.
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Old 03-03-2004, 09:20 PM   #8
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This is terrible, the game sounded so promising. We should start a petition to bring it back in production.
A petition has been started here.
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Old 03-03-2004, 09:26 PM   #9
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How shocking. The cancellation of Sam and Max 2 isn't just a disappointment, but a betrayal. This destroys any hope for LucasArts' already waning adventure genre and really, LucasArts itself. It makes me sick.

What's worse about all of this to me is how far into production the game was. Wasn't voice acting complete or at least nearly complete at this point? And we've lost everything just because LucasArts chickened out in the marketing department? I'd like to think that this is only a long delay, but really, when would the game be so much better to release?

There's no polite way to put this: LucasArts made a stupid decision, and they've lost a lot of their genuine fans today.
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Old 03-03-2004, 09:41 PM   #10
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I have emailled. I fear this may be the end of the LucasArts era.
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Old 03-03-2004, 09:53 PM   #11
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Originally posted by Udvarnoky There's no polite way to put this: LucasArts made a stupid decision, and they've lost a lot of their genuine fans today.
Well said.

We can only cross our fingers and hope that LucasArts realise what a mistake they've made. Otherwise, I fear that today marks the death of the LAC Adventure genre.


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Old 03-03-2004, 10:27 PM   #12
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Old 03-03-2004, 10:50 PM   #13
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I'm really REALLY angry right now.

I can't believe it. It bugs me more that we don't get more sam and max, than not having an LA adventure game.

This was such a weak decision. If anything they should release stuff on the net for the fans at least. They got all that work, use it for something!

I can't believe it, i'm so mad. I'm gonna go to cali and bomb those stupid corporate fuks. Don't tease the fans and back off! You bastards!

Word's can't express how down I am now. No more sam and max game......geeez!

STEVE IF YOU'RE READING THIS. MAKE A COMIC! PLEASE! MAKE SOMETHING AVAILIBLE FOR YOUR FANS! SCAN SOME DRAWINGS ANYTHING!

hmm Steve MUST be pissed that this isn't coming out.


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Old 03-03-2004, 11:11 PM   #14
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I feel that Sam and Max 2 would not only have been a great boon to the wants (and pules) of Sam and Max fans, but also to adventure gamers (and gaming) as a whole. Sam and Max and adventure gaming are two remunerative and worthwhile institutions - perhaps not to the hulking masses of sheer numbers and pocketbooks - but to once interested votaries in quality gaming. The same, when faced with the gift of a sequel adventure/Purcell creation, might have been said of Lucasarts. But I'd wager that now that, when faced with Mr. Nelson's "justification," the most prominent conjecture is "Bull****."


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Old 03-03-2004, 11:40 PM   #15
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NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i cant belive it .... another part of my childhood died today, soon it will be complete. HTR was the game that got me into gaming, and transformed me into what i am today. it shaped my sense of humor and nurtured my ability with electronics. are people trying to kill off the early 90's and the 80's or something???


i used to be one of lucasarts biggest fans I EVEN BOUGHT THE PHANTOM MENACE GAME!!!! they just lost a huge fan


that game was going to make a bunch of money, i was getting all my friends to get sam and max, and everybody that got it LOVED IT


like it was said before, you put every single thought i am having right now into a clear sentence. i thought i was having a good day today, this just ruined it (even after social studies which was amazing)



it sure is the end of their ear, i could care less about another one of their games coming out, not even a new monkey island or something great



THANKS A LOT LUCASARTS ILL SEE YOU IN H**L


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Old 03-03-2004, 11:53 PM   #16
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Ironically, while they cancelled the game allegedly for economic considerations, they now have to deal with thousands of disgruntled fans who will likely boycott their future releases unless there is a significant departure from LA's Star Wars license-mongering and a trend toward LA's roots.

This game would've been the perfect step to continue LA's great tradition of making excellent adventure games, however, this marks LA's actual rejection of this genre as a whole.

The adventure genre is not dead, however.

Sadly, I do feel called to ignore all upcoming releases. Goodbye, LucasArts. It was fun, especially 1988 till 1995, but this love affair is over.
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Old 03-04-2004, 12:01 AM   #17
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Goodbye, LucasArts. It was fun, especially 1988 till 1995, but this love affair is over.
wonderfully wroten


i now call for a mass boycott of all future LucasArts games until we get Sam and Max 2

and dont even think im not serious, i dont even want to hear their name anymore

if we stand tall and proud, they will hear us, we can NOT let this treachery go unanswered. do not falter, if we band together we can get through it together, but if a couple of people break the chain, the adventure genre is dead.



P.S.:LucasArts, if you are reading this, im as serious as i have ever been. if i see one of your boxes on the shelves i will not even look at it. i will tell people not to buy it.


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Old 03-04-2004, 12:13 AM   #18
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...we can NOT let this treachery go unanswered.

Yes, it is a slap in the face of all SamnMax fans, and, because of the nature of their statement, of all adventure game fans out there. At the risk of sounding sappy, this is a treacherous act, indeed!
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Old 03-04-2004, 12:30 AM   #19
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http://www.adventuregamers.com/display.php?id=331



Excellent article.
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Old 03-04-2004, 12:39 AM   #20
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That was definately a great article. Unfortunately, I'm not strong enough to move on, and will always hope for Sam and Max 2 to come out. Sad, really.
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Old 03-04-2004, 12:56 AM   #21
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Awful!

I can't beleive this! its rediculous! obvioisly this Acting manager has no idea what was being developed, the origional game was a huge success, the collected S&M has been re printed 3 times as of 6 years ago (i bet its been reprinted sevral more times since then), the TV show was a huge success and was only cancelled because of the overly conservative wankers who complained about it and who were in the minority.

they are losing out on a goldmine, those idiots should be less concerned with following in the game industry in the hopes of increased proffits.
Lucasarts could potentially corner the adventure game niche market, but instead they are more interested rehashing starwars games for a quick buck.

personally i am going to write them with a letter rather than have my comments put into a electronic trash box.


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Old 03-04-2004, 01:22 AM   #22
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Thumbs down What the Hell?

I am so outraged, I've decided to sign up and voice my opion. They cannot cancel this game if it is so far in development. There are tons of loyal fans out there ready to get their long awaited Sam & Max fix, and just as we're ready to recieve, they pull the plug on it!

I have been waiting for this game forever, and my heart sank when I read that it had been cancelled! This better be some sick joke Lucas Arts is pulling or I will never trust any of their products again. This game was going to be history! They can't do this to us!

Like AndrewL said, give us something! Throw us a bone, give us what you had got done so far so we can atleast enjoy the hard work you had already put in to it, or maybe give up the license to a company who actually cares about the loyal fans. They'll be laughing all the way to the bank, too, because this game would have sold big. It's was going to be the best adventure game to come out in a long time.

Lucas Arts, you made a mistake... there is no words for how angry, confused, and betrayed I feel, you can't build up your fans this much just to burst our bubble...

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What's the E-mail adress to send outraged, yet civil complaints to Lucas Arts?

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Old 03-04-2004, 02:05 AM   #23
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Very, very sad that this had to happen. I have signed the petition and encourage everyone to do so. Miraculous things happen with those things. Thanks for giving us the chance to vent.
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Old 03-04-2004, 02:12 AM   #24
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They feel now is not the appropriate time to release a graphic adventure on the pc? Have they heard of Broken Sword?, Runaway?, The Longest Journey? and there are so many more already being made into sequels, adventures are trying to make a comback and Lucasarts needs to look around and see that "Hey we're sitting on George Lucas's pocketbook we can take a few chances." Bah, I'm pissed.


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Old 03-04-2004, 02:35 AM   #25
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I can't believe they did this - this was one of my most antipated titles and it is LucasArts crowning games - Sam & Max was one of the top adventure games of all times and always connected to LucasArts glory years. Even with the popularity of adventure games being at an all time low, this would have sold in droves simply because it was 'Sam & Max'. Apparently production was far in too adn they still axed all that hard work and all our anticipation all in one go. I even got a copy of the hard to get 'Sam & Max Collected' graphic novel full of all their comics to get into the mood for the game as well as playing some of the original game. What superb comedy.

We have been waiting TEN years for Sam & Max and this is our news.

Nope, never going to buy another LucasArts title again - it all died pretty much after after Grim Fandango it seems, their last shot of excellence (which still made a good profit even though it was after the genre had deteriorated and was MUCH less marketable than Sam & Max).

All I can think is:

Sam: Lets leave this Lucasarts criminal cesspool pronto.
Max: Ooh can I drive?
Sam: Only if you don't mind me clawing at the dash and shrieking like a cheerleader.
Max: Sam, is pronto a real word?

Queue Sam & Max driving away from LucasArts forever and with it most of their fans (most likely bound and gagged in the boot by Max but we are happy to go with them).
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Old 03-04-2004, 02:59 AM   #26
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First off the e-mail address to send your letters to is as follows

pr@lucasarts.com

Secondly lets all just look around and see how many new people have been pulled out of the cracks in the hours since Sam and Max's cancellation. These boards aren't exactly hoping and popular regularly, but the fact that people have all a sudden sprung up to join together in protest here ought to be saying something. At least it would be if the big guys were listening.


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Old 03-04-2004, 03:22 AM   #27
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Lame gay suckfest. Im not angry as much as I am sad. Your killing us Lucas, your killing us. We have lost all hope, all motivation. I want to cry, but Im too old for that. I hate you. Hate you so much. Next thing you know, you'll take away our message board. And thats not a joke. We are in serious danger of getting deleted. We are evidence that they made a mistake. We have to watch ourselves.
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Old 03-04-2004, 03:34 AM   #28
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i told u guys i ****in told u...as soon as they axed full throttle i was worried...this is 1 of the biggest disappointments ever..in a long line of them..comic strip axed no new comic..sam @ max 2 cancelled..then revived then cancelled again..im goin away to cry now

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Old 03-04-2004, 03:42 AM   #29
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Lets see how long these stupid douches can ride thier already exhausted Star Wars franchise. Its a shame they can't see me flipping them off, because i'm doing it as hard as I can.
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Old 03-04-2004, 03:53 AM   #30
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Originally posted by Viz79 Even with the popularity of adventure games being at an all time low, this would have sold in droves simply because it was 'Sam & Max'.
I think the lowest popularity of adventures was more like 1998-2000. The Longest Journey, Syberia, Broken Sword 3 have all made decent marks on the face of gaming in the last few years. Definitely not groundbreaking, but not unpopular or uninspired.


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Old 03-04-2004, 04:00 AM   #31
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anger.. riseing...

I have very mad and sad about this, and I know it may sound harsh but it what i truely feel like. Just thought to post to show you guys what my email said and what a fellow sam and max fan felt about this....

To Whom It May Concern:

I know that most likely you donít care whom I am or what I have to say about the Sam and Max game being cancelled, but I felt that in this case I had to voice my anger on this subject. I am an avid Sam and Max fan; I loved the original game and was looking forward to the sequel but I was very angry and confused about the cancellation of this upcoming game. In my mind it doesnít make much sense, but I am sure you have your reasons. I know that no matter how much the fans, the people who keeps LucasArts alive and profitable, complain about this outrage, still wonít bring this game back into production. So, I am going to respond in the only way I can. I will not buy your games or even recommend them to people I know ever again. I hope that this email and the similar actions of avid gamers like me will most likely be taking, will let you know what kind of blow you dealt today on your fan base.

Sincerely
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Old 03-04-2004, 04:12 AM   #32
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Man, I'm so angry. I'm so angry I won't even post the letter I sent to Lucas Arts "PR", but I will say that I am angry enough that I would register to post my anger in this forum. I am also in the process of writing with some other people what I believe to be the first Sam and Max Protest song. More details as the story breaks into a billion pieces.

°°°SAM AND MAX FOR-EVER!!!


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Old 03-04-2004, 04:12 AM   #33
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I'm just voicing a dream here, but:

what if it's all a joke? or a test to see what reaction there would be if they actually canned the game? i mean, sean clark is a joker, and it's weird that he hasn't said anything about the game yet, when he rapidly answered about the 3d engine questions raised by the samnmax2 pictures, maybe he's just ****ing with our brains...

as i said, it's just a wish, or a dream... but...


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Old 03-04-2004, 04:13 AM   #34
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This doesn't come as a total surprise, but I'm still in shock about it.


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Old 03-04-2004, 04:23 AM   #35
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Your killing us Lucas, your killing us. We have lost all hope, all motivation. I want to cry, but Im too old for that. I hate you. Hate you so much.
Yeah. I think the Lucasarts we all know and love is dead. For the last few years, it seems like they stopped caring about their glory days, and about doing anything to set themselves apart from other game publishers. Now they've made it official. Lucasarts used to release interesting, highly polished, original games. Games (like Sam and Max Hit the Road) that were so great there are still websites dedicated to them after ten years without a sequel. This entire website is basically dedicated to the non-Star Wars Lucasarts games. And with one announcement LA has alienated us all.

I was really looking forward to Sam and Max 2. More than any other upcoming game. I'm really sad and angry and disappointed.
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Old 03-04-2004, 04:30 AM   #36
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This is sort of pathetic and disheartening at the same time. I mean... it's just a game, but here I am, back to these disgusting forums.

So yeah, I find it odd that they would burn so many dollar bills on voice acting and a new system that was supposively destined to be displayed for the public months from now. (Supposively.)

And nost of the time there is satisfaction when something I like is buried in time to be forgotten by those lacking in style, but not in this case. Mostly not. Maybe it's just the association with George Lucas. Star Wars and the accompanied film company has always been lame as all hell to me and it's a wonder that a sectioned-off game company came up with so many gems in the obvious cesspool in the first place. It only takes countless remasters and newly discovered Disney songs in the Disney vaults to finally allow people to realize what kind of retarded growth was in the industry in the first place. Games, movies, entertainment and whatnot. It's all linked.

Entertainment is bad. F*** your president. Whatever.
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Old 03-04-2004, 04:38 AM   #37
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Did someone close the blinds, cause it just got a hell of alot darker in here.
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Old 03-04-2004, 04:42 AM   #38
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I think this qualifies as a dark day.


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Old 03-04-2004, 05:07 AM   #39
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keep e-mailing those bastards at lucasarts..thats our only hope..that they get a huge reaction in the next 2 days..after that all hope is lost...man that is so weak by lucasarts to let those guys slave over that game for nearly 2 years..and a few months b4 its released they cancel it...

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Old 03-04-2004, 06:00 AM   #40
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I too, have registered for the mere sake of mourning the loss of Sam and Max, and I too, have e-mailed LucasArts to show them my disappointment in their decision to axe it.

in closing, I too, will boycott LucasArts until I see Sam and Max's glorious return.
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