I don’t usually like to post other people’s rumors, but the way this went through Twitter last night, I’m guessing you folks would like to know: it’s entirely possible that Xbox Live is getting he classic Lucasarts point-n’-click adventure the Secret of Monkey island. Furthermore, it’s supposed to be a “special edition,” although whether that means improved graphics or new content or what, we don’t know. You can head over to Kotaku to see the Germanic origin of the rumor and Luasarts’ refusal to comment if you’re so inclined.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.