Thank you for this post Ron. I am now a 24 years old Italian boy, yet I still remember as if it was yesterday when my father and I inserted the floppy disks and Melee Islandese appeared on the screen along with the opening theme.
That moment was a real turning point in my childhood as I must have been something like 6 at the time. From then on I've played many games. Lots of graphic adventures and all of Lucas Arts ones.
Still MI1 and MI2 will always be my number 1 and 2 games ever.
I lost count of how many times I have gone though them, I know by heart most dialogues I guess. It's not only for the storyline or the magical setting.. It's mostly for the humour and the wit. Can't wait for Thimbleweed.
Thanks for everything to you and the team and happy birthday Monkey Island!