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Monkey Island helps celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Saturday is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, a sort of informal holiday when people say, "arrrr!" a lot. To celebrate the occasion, TellTale Games and LucasArts are letting Guybrush Threepwood, Mighty Pirate lead the way with some awesome deals on Monkey Island games.

Starting today and on through to September 21st, adventure gamers can get a 50% off the purchase of The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition from Steam and Direct2Drive. iPhone/iPod Touch owners can also take advantage of the 50% off The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Lite app from the iTunes store. But wait, there's more...

On Friday, gamers can get the first episode of Tales of Monkey Island (Launch of the Screaming Narwhal) for FREE! All you have to do is download the demo, then visit the special Tales of Monkey Island giveaway page to obtain an unlock code to convert it to the full game. This offer begins at 4:01pm PST, Sept 18th and ends at 4 pm PST, Sept. 19.

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"Taking place each year on September 19, Talk Like a Pirate Day was officially started in 1995 by two Oregon-based pirate lovers and has since become a pop culture phenomenon celebrated by would-be scallywags all over the globe. The event has evolved beyond simple pirate speech with people inserting piratey activities into their everyday life by eating, drinking, dressing, blogging, laughing, Tweeting, and gaming ... like a pirate!

The Monkey Island pirate game phenomenon all started in 1990 with LucasArts' The Secret of Monkey Island, a graphical adventure PC title featuring an aspiring pirate named Guybrush Threepwood. The game was an instant critical success and has since spawned three additional titles, making it one of the most enduring videogame franchises of all time."

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