Once Upon a Monster: Tim Schafer parties with Cookie Monster (jealous?)

What the heck is Cookie Monster doing advertising a kids' game on a proper gaming website for adults? Two things: one, reminding you that Tim Schafer has a new game out next month, albeit one aimed mainly at people born after Psychonauts; and two, bringing Cookie Monster to the front page of GamesRadar because he's freaking delightful. Seriously, lighten up: it's not all gravel-voices and Desert Eagles out there, you know. This Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster thing is looking charming as you please.

Featuring Schafer in an advert for something aimed at people highly unlikely to recognize his work may seem counterintuitive: kids just don't get what's good about Brütal Legend, which is why hardly anyone under the age of 8 is employed in the copy-pool of major games publications. However, consider that while the game's aimed at people whose main frame of reference is Sesame Street, and the clip targets people who prefer Full Throttle, the actual commercial being referenced was popular about ten years before Tim Schafer first picked up a mouse in any professional capacity.

So now you know what Schafer's up to, how they used to advertise candy in the olden days, and that an Xbox 360 is an acceptable substitute for a cookie. This news item was brought to you by the letters G and R and the number 11/10, which is the date Once Upon a Monster releases for Kinect.

Aug 31, 2011


  • Plan10FromOuterSpace - September 2, 2011 12:53 a.m.

    This totally makes me want to give into all this motion control junk and buy a kinect, I could actually see myself playing this and Child of Eden, luckily there are enough amazing hardcore games coming out to let me forget all about cookie monster and sesame street, almost....
  • Crimmy - September 1, 2011 8:33 p.m.

    I can't wait for my crunchy Reese's Peanut Butter Cups! What's that? Games? Oh, right.
  • Crypto140 - September 1, 2011 7:30 a.m.

    I want to get this game now because it made me say awww, and I am a teenager. Also, Tim, buddy, when your done with this, how about Brütal Legend 2? We all want that.
  • shawksta - September 1, 2011 12:54 a.m.

    Its great to see you guys support Tom, Im rooting for him even though i dont have/want kinect. In the future we need to give more support to those with a good cause.
  • ChiChiRocket - September 1, 2011 7:54 a.m.

    I know no Tom, and he doesn't have my support.
  • Darkwun - August 31, 2011 11:48 p.m.

  • Darkwun - August 31, 2011 11:47 p.m.

    Cookie Monster has WAY more of a gravel voice than Marcus Fenix! he could easily be a DLC character :p
  • KGFan - August 31, 2011 9:36 p.m.

    Now that was funny and joyful to see. Gotta love Cookie Monster.
  • Hauntor - August 31, 2011 9:09 p.m.

    That's strange... it feels like my heart has grown three sizes thus day.
  • ParanoidAndroid - August 31, 2011 8:09 p.m.

    2 childhood memories gleefully reconstructed! That's 2! AH AH AH AH AH!
  • soren7550 - August 31, 2011 7:55 p.m.

    YES! Cookie Monster acting how Cookie Monster should: eating the sh!t out of cookies! Unrelated: Hey capatcha, they don't like being called Bjorkland, they find that offensive!
  • Tomgoulter - August 31, 2011 7:01 p.m.

    @510BrotherPanda: With the delay in getting new media, we're actually just seeing those adverts on our screens now. (I am mostly joking).
  • Netsurfer733 - August 31, 2011 6:15 p.m.

    The world we live in is a terribly silly place. I love it.
  • Person5 - August 31, 2011 6:05 p.m.

    Well let's think about this for a second, it is not socially acceptable to watch My Little Pony: Friendship is magic because its a little girls show, but because its good people still secretly watch it, it ALSO will not be socially acceptable to play this game if you are old enough to read this article, but people should still do so because its made by Tim Schafer, could this be the game version of My Little Pony..?
  • shawksta - September 1, 2011 12:59 a.m.

    This is sesame street were talking about, not my little pony, Sesame street and the muppets can be enjoyed by anyone(especially since the muppets can give adults certain things they can enjoy, and Im talking about the shows)
  • jackthemenace - September 1, 2011 3:47 a.m.

    ... It makes it sound like the muppets give out "special adult favours" from what you just said :P Anyway, I'd love to buy a kinect JUST to play this. Y'know, if kinect wasn't a total pile of wank. Plus, I think the game could be improved tenfold by giving Big Bird a gravelly voice, and giving groucho a cover-based shooting minigame.
  • 510BrotherPanda - August 31, 2011 5:52 p.m.

    Is "Islander Tom" taking over Chris Antista's job as resident cartoon/80's referencing article writer???
  • santaclouse37 - August 31, 2011 5:35 p.m.

    Not gonna lie, those Reese's crunchy peanut butter cups sound delicious. Oh, and the sesame street thing looks pretty good too.
  • SideOfBeef - August 31, 2011 5:30 p.m.

    That is ADORABLE

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