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      Ken~
      I loved your cameos in the early leisure suit larry games, especially the one in the airplane (lsl2?). Did it ever bother you that Al took such cheap shots at your expense?
      -Danny

    • #22453 Reply
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      (re: Leisure Suit Larry cameos)
      Perhaps it should have, but it didn’t. I thought it was cool!
      Plus, Al Lowe is a good friend … and Larry my favorite game. My only concern with it was that I thought we ran the risk of doing “inside humor”. I don’t like stuff in games that is put there to amuse ourselves more than our customers.
      -Ken W

    • #22454 Reply
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      (re: Leisure Suit Larry cameos) I loved the cameos that you had in the older Sierra games, especially the LSL and SQ ones. The one I remember the most was the one in SQ3, but then that was the first one I saw. Then second was the celebrated Daventry Castle crash in SQ1. Anyway, personally as a game purchaser, I thought that the cameos gave me a more personal connection to Sierra as a company. It was less of a faceless entity, you know what I mean? Plus they were freaking funny!!!!
      -Levi

    • #22455 Reply
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      (re: Leisure Suit Larry cameos) I must say I also loved the in-game jokes. Really, they did work at the time, but I doubt such things would work today. This also says a lot about Sierra in those days. Thanks to The Sierra Newsletter/InterAction, TSN/INN, g-r-e-a-t technical support, a friendly attitude to fan letters and so on, there was a connection between the game developers and the people buying the games. Seriously, can you think of any other game company that alone has produced so many “developer superstars” as Sierra? It was funny and kind of cute to see a game crack jokes about the chairman of the company. And people knew who the chairman of the company was. Who knows the name of the chairman today? Is it still Mike Ryder? I don’t know… Anyway, if they put him in Half-Life 2, who would find it even remotely amusing, let alone recognize the guy?
      There are many other things that may be said about the humor in the classic Sierra games. It is a reminder of old times. Young people today can’t relate to the shoddy 70’s athmosphere in LSL1 the way they could back then. And how about that joke in LSL2, where Larry has to prove his worth to Chief Keenewauwau (Ken Williams that is) and his tribe of island natives by writing some fancy Assembly language program? 😉 Back then, people used to have at least a hunch of what Assembly language programming was. How many ordinary computer users does today?

    • #22456 Reply
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      (re: Leisure-Suit Larry) LSL8 without AL Lowe, is like a broken pencil…..pointless. Sorry but Al Lowe should be involved from the start.

    • #22457 Reply
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      (re: re: Leisure-Suit Larry)

      I received an advanced copy of the CGM article about LSL:MCL last night… and posted some of the good stuff in my own ‘preview’ article on LarryLives.com. You may want to read it. Josh Mandel (who is a good friend of Al’s and also has worked on previous LSL games) was also concerned about Al’s ‘undefined’ involvement. However, the article was nearly completely positive and he had some great things to say about it.

      …one of my favorite things has to be the inclusion of Lefty’s bar in the game. Apparently they put in a fully 3D recreation of the game on campus. Now THAT will bring back memories 🙂

      -Mongoose

    • #22458 Reply
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      (re: re: re: Leisure-Suit Larry) A message about the new lsl: don’t mock it till you try it!
      I agree with the others, the cameos in the old sierra games added some face to sierra. In fact, sierra is probably the only company I knew of that I could name most of the staff! I knew that when I saw Al Lowe it was Larry’s creator, and I knew Ken and Roberta and all the rest. It was like the guys and gals at sierra were friends of mine or something.
      btw- about young people nowadays…this may be a shock to you, but I’m only 18! I grew up with sierra games and actually began to play them too. Of course, of all the people I know….not many even know about sierra’s old days. It’s like I’m an old gamer stuck in a new gamers body. Older games rate higher with me than newer ones for gameplay and replayability!

    • #22459 Reply
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      (re: re: re: re: Leisure-Suit Larry)

      Avatar, this may be a shock to you, but don’t think you’re not the only 18 year old around …. 😉

      doern

    • #22460 Reply
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      (re: re: re: re: re: Leisure-Suit Larry)

      No that doesnt shock me much at all…..just check the forums I visit. There are surprisingly quite a bit of younger people who played these games throughout their lives. 😀

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