By Marty Mulrooney
The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook by Jason Heller is a tongue-in-cheek guide on how to become a swashbuckling pirate, released to tie-in with the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides film due out at the end of this month (May 2011). Offering many vital tips including how to bury treasure, how to break a curse, how to stay alive when your ship sinks and how to deal with mermaids, this guide will soon help you cast off the shackles of landlubber society and become a master of the seven seas… or at least the local recreation centre/YMCA!
By Marty Mulrooney
Released last year at the same time at Telltale’s new Tales Of Monkey Island, The Secret Of Monkey Island: Special Edition is a remake by LucasArts of the adventure game where it all began, in beautiful, fully orchestrated and fully voiced high definition. It is available on PC, Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and iPhone/iPod touch.
To celebrate the release of new point ‘n’ click adventure Jolly Rover, AMO has teamed up with the game’s creator Andrew Goulding to offer our readers the chance to win one of three exclusive Steam unlock codes. Each code has a value of $19.99 and allows the user to download the entire game from Steam absolutely free!
By Stewie Sutherland
Over the winter holidays, I sat down with a few days off to read the latest book from HarperCollins Publishers, Pirate Latitudes by the late (and truly great) Michael Crichton. The tale revolves around a crew of privateers stealing a sizable treasure from under the noses of the Spanish guarding it. Do not, whatever you do, expect a story of banter and booze, parrying swords or armies of floating corsairs. Pirate Latitudes, written by Crichton before his death in 2008, is a story of blood, mud and sacrifice, and relentless storms waiting to crush those who sail the ocean unprepared.