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Re: Living Books

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Wed May 23, 2012 3:01 pm

Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:6 of the LB games were actually released in the UK with different voices! I have one of them actually, Harry and the Haunted House. They were even dubbed in England at that! :O

A Harry and the Haunted House WHAT?!?!

UK dub. Also found an auction of Sheila Rae, but it's 60 bloody EUR! :O

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Re: Living Books

Post by Pizzaking27 on Wed May 23, 2012 3:23 pm

GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:6 of the LB games were actually released in the UK with different voices! I have one of them actually, Harry and the Haunted House. They were even dubbed in England at that! :O

A Harry and the Haunted House WHAT?!?!

UK dub. Also found an auction of Sheila Rae, but it's 60 bloody EUR! :O

HOW DARE YOU! DOES IT LOOK LIKE SHEILA RAE THE BLASTED BRAVE?!

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Re: Living Books

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Wed May 23, 2012 3:42 pm

Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:6 of the LB games were actually released in the UK with different voices! I have one of them actually, Harry and the Haunted House. They were even dubbed in England at that! :O

A Harry and the Haunted House WHAT?!?!

UK dub. Also found an auction of Sheila Rae, but it's 60 bloody EUR! :O

HOW DARE YOU! DOES IT LOOK LIKE SHEILA RAE THE BLASTED BRAVE?!

No, it looks like Sheila Rae die Mutige.

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Re: Living Books

Post by Pizzaking27 on Wed May 23, 2012 3:48 pm

GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:6 of the LB games were actually released in the UK with different voices! I have one of them actually, Harry and the Haunted House. They were even dubbed in England at that! :O

A Harry and the Haunted House WHAT?!?!

UK dub. Also found an auction of Sheila Rae, but it's 60 bloody EUR! :O

HOW DARE YOU! DOES IT LOOK LIKE SHEILA RAE THE BLASTED BRAVE?!

No, it looks like Sheila Rae die Mutige.

Can the BBC control the world we live in?!

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Re: Living Books

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Wed May 23, 2012 4:54 pm

Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:6 of the LB games were actually released in the UK with different voices! I have one of them actually, Harry and the Haunted House. They were even dubbed in England at that! :O

A Harry and the Haunted House WHAT?!?!

UK dub. Also found an auction of Sheila Rae, but it's 60 bloody EUR! :O

HOW DARE YOU! DOES IT LOOK LIKE SHEILA RAE THE BLASTED BRAVE?!

No, it looks like Sheila Rae die Mutige.

Can the BBC control the world we live in?!

I don't understand what you mean.

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Re: Living Books

Post by Pizzaking27 on Fri May 25, 2012 2:16 pm

GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:6 of the LB games were actually released in the UK with different voices! I have one of them actually, Harry and the Haunted House. They were even dubbed in England at that! :O

A Harry and the Haunted House WHAT?!?!

UK dub. Also found an auction of Sheila Rae, but it's 60 bloody EUR! :O

HOW DARE YOU! DOES IT LOOK LIKE SHEILA RAE THE BLASTED BRAVE?!

No, it looks like Sheila Rae die Mutige.

Can the BBC control the world we live in?!

I don't understand what you mean.

Have you ever seen the movie Paul? It's about 2 British boys who come face-to-face with an American alien, which makes life difficult for them. In the same movie, the Americnas actually GET REVENGE on those British boys!

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Re: Living Books

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Fri May 25, 2012 5:08 pm

Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:6 of the LB games were actually released in the UK with different voices! I have one of them actually, Harry and the Haunted House. They were even dubbed in England at that! :O

A Harry and the Haunted House WHAT?!?!

UK dub. Also found an auction of Sheila Rae, but it's 60 bloody EUR! :O

HOW DARE YOU! DOES IT LOOK LIKE SHEILA RAE THE BLASTED BRAVE?!

No, it looks like Sheila Rae die Mutige.

Can the BBC control the world we live in?!

I don't understand what you mean.

Have you ever seen the movie Paul? It's about 2 British boys who come face-to-face with an American alien, which makes life difficult for them. In the same movie, the Americnas actually GET REVENGE on those British boys!

So what else is new?

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Re: Living Books

Post by Pizzaking27 on Sat May 26, 2012 4:37 am

GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:6 of the LB games were actually released in the UK with different voices! I have one of them actually, Harry and the Haunted House. They were even dubbed in England at that! :O

A Harry and the Haunted House WHAT?!?!

UK dub. Also found an auction of Sheila Rae, but it's 60 bloody EUR! :O

HOW DARE YOU! DOES IT LOOK LIKE SHEILA RAE THE BLASTED BRAVE?!

No, it looks like Sheila Rae die Mutige.

Can the BBC control the world we live in?!

I don't understand what you mean.

Have you ever seen the movie Paul? It's about 2 British boys who come face-to-face with an American alien, which makes life difficult for them. In the same movie, the Americnas actually GET REVENGE on those British boys!

So what else is new?

Sorry if I seemed cross, I'm just a bit annoyed at stuff like that. I hope I didn't scare
you off D:

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Re: Living Books

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Sat May 26, 2012 7:12 am

Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:6 of the LB games were actually released in the UK with different voices! I have one of them actually, Harry and the Haunted House. They were even dubbed in England at that! :O

A Harry and the Haunted House WHAT?!?!

UK dub. Also found an auction of Sheila Rae, but it's 60 bloody EUR! :O

HOW DARE YOU! DOES IT LOOK LIKE SHEILA RAE THE BLASTED BRAVE?!

No, it looks like Sheila Rae die Mutige.

Can the BBC control the world we live in?!

I don't understand what you mean.

Have you ever seen the movie Paul? It's about 2 British boys who come face-to-face with an American alien, which makes life difficult for them. In the same movie, the Americnas actually GET REVENGE on those British boys!

So what else is new?

Sorry if I seemed cross, I'm just a bit annoyed at stuff like that. I hope I didn't scare
you off D:

To be honest I don't understand you.

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Re: Living Books

Post by Pizzaking27 on Sat May 26, 2012 7:18 am

GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:
Pizzaking27 wrote:
GeorgeQGreg wrote:6 of the LB games were actually released in the UK with different voices! I have one of them actually, Harry and the Haunted House. They were even dubbed in England at that! :O

A Harry and the Haunted House WHAT?!?!

UK dub. Also found an auction of Sheila Rae, but it's 60 bloody EUR! :O

HOW DARE YOU! DOES IT LOOK LIKE SHEILA RAE THE BLASTED BRAVE?!

No, it looks like Sheila Rae die Mutige.

Can the BBC control the world we live in?!

I don't understand what you mean.

Have you ever seen the movie Paul? It's about 2 British boys who come face-to-face with an American alien, which makes life difficult for them. In the same movie, the Americnas actually GET REVENGE on those British boys!

So what else is new?

Sorry if I seemed cross, I'm just a bit annoyed at stuff like that. I hope I didn't scare
you off D:

To be honest I don't understand you.

OK, I'll stop talking for now! ._.

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Re: Living Books

Post by pezhead53 on Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:41 am

Don't know if anyone already knows this, but some of the Living Books are getting an updated PC/Mac release, as well as iOS versions! More info here:[url=]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9AbsfFCnDM&feature=g-u-u[/url]

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Re: Living Books

Post by Pizzaking27 on Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:51 am

I thought it was illegal to put footage of the Living Books on Youtube?

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Re: Living Books

Post by pezhead53 on Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:24 pm

I know nothing about YouTube copyright claim stuff. Plus, that's not my video, I just subscribe to them

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Re: Living Books

Post by Pizzaking27 on Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:19 pm

Scholastic aren't the only company to take Living Books off Youtube. I've heard on TVTropes that most of the Youtube Poops based on the BBC cartoon Pingu had to be removed by HiT Entertainment (who revamped the show in the mid-2000s), due to the titular character, and his sister, Pinga, being mocked for Dr. Robotnik's PINGAS joke.

Watch this to see what I mean:


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Re: Living Books

Post by MrEightThreeOne on Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:29 pm

This is always awesome to be seeing more 90s games to get put out for modern devices! I wish that company success.

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Re: Living Books

Post by Pizzaking27 on Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:09 am

MrEightThreeOne wrote:This is always awesome to be seeing more 90s games to get put out for modern devices! I wish that company success.

Like seeing Super Mario World on the Virtual Console! (I wonder if LEGO Island is going to be put on the iOS?)

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Re: Living Books

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:05 am

But there's already a GBA port of SMW...

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Re: Living Books

Post by Pizzaking27 on Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:42 am

I know!

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Re: Living Books

Post by Pizzaking27 on Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:07 am

Retrodude wrote:A word of warning: Never ever EVER post footage of the Living Books on Youtube, because Scholastic does not take kindly to it. User Resulka already has had her (very very funny) Let's Plays of several titles removed.

Calm down, Retrodude, calm down! There have been a few videos that have survived this. For example, a playthrough of the Berenstain Bears in the Dark:

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Re: Living Books

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:12 am

Those were after the fact, who knows how long they will last?

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Re: Living Books

Post by RyanA1992 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:52 pm

Pizzaking27 wrote:Like Humongous Entertainment, the Living Books had most of the sounds in Telephone quality, with the exception of (I think) D.W. the Picky Eater.
Not only did D.W. the Picky Eater have 22khz (AM radio quality) sound, but so did The Cat in the Hat and Arthur's Computer Adventure. Cool stuff, eh?

Pizzaking27 wrote:Just Grandma and me was originally going to be a SNES game, which would port other Living Books to another console. The idea was soon scrapped because the SNES had limitations.
Fun fact: according to further research, Just Grandma and Me was not only released for Windows and Mac, but also for a very little-known system called the Memorex Video Information System (or VIS for short) which was only sold through Radio Shack retailers in the early-mid 90's. This unique version appears to be a rarity that is even harder to find than New Kid on the Block...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tandy_Video_Information_System
http://www.superclassicvideogames.com/zen%20cart%20software/zen%20cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1303

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Re: Living Books

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:54 am

Actually, 22khz is more like FM radio quality.

I've heard about the VIS... it's not a good system. I think I heard it was based on the VHS tape standard? That can't be fun for game loading. Maybe I should do my dang research and read wikipedia! It's a CD-based system, and apparently runs a modified Windows 3.1, which probably means this game won't be too interesting. Move along folks, nothing to see here!

There's also a CDi version of Little Monster. (The same system that's home to Hotel Mario.) I've actually got a copy, but unfortunately not a system to play on, as due to those damn Nintendo games, the system is in high demand, and goes for high prices on ebay. (Not so much the non-nintendo based games. :/)

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Re: Living Books

Post by HawthornFlame on Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:15 pm

I was just searching the App Store last night to find out that several of the Living Books have been released on mobile devices! I'm thrilled that these and the HE games are being shown to a new generation. I wish there was a better way to search the App Store though. I'd like to know what other old PC games have made their way to mobile platforms.

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Re: Living Books

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:29 pm

Many, but most of the ports of non-point-and-click games aren't too good. Here are some more ios point-and-clicks.

https://itunes.apple.com/app/flight-of-the-amazon-queen/id310406639?mt=8

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/simon-the-sorcerer/id323547432?mt=8

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/simon-sorcerer-2-lion-wizard/id330302093?mt=8

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inherit-the-earth/id325440598?mt=8

https://itunes.apple.com/fi/app/broken-sword-directors-cut/id350353259?mt=8

https://itunes.apple.com/fi/app/broken-sword-smoking-mirror/id395483212?mt=8

https://itunes.apple.com/fi/app/secret-monkey-island-special/id390454624?mt=8

https://itunes.apple.com/app/beneath-steel-sky-remastered/id331733638?mt=8

Very many more, but that's enough for now.

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Re: Living Books

Post by pezhead53 on Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:31 am

If anybody here's interested, the iOS version of Ruff's Bone is free for a limited time!

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