that pyschonauts video is interesting. but a "post mortem" is exactly what i've asked and meant to ask for, to see if anyone had access to one. i've done a bunch of googling and looking around and come up empty. so i thought perhaps someone on this forum would maybe have one on their hard drive. if you still arent sure what a post mortem is, click on the link to the gamasutra collection. post mortem's tend to be written in a way where they bullet-point out all the strengths/what went right while creating the game, then all the weaknesses/what went wrong when creating the game.
and about the lucasarts book, like i said it doesnt seem to be available in print form yet. is there an electronic version of it available that i am unaware of?