Posts Tagged ‘Telltale Games’

Stuff’s Coming: Telltale’s Game Of Thrones Ep 5 Next Week

By Alice O'Connor on July 17th, 2015.

Such a tender gaze.

Knowing nowt about Game of Thrones, I have little idea what counts as a spoiler – though I know GoT fans can be outraged by the slightest hint. If I tell you that Episode 5 of Telltale’s Game of thrones [official site] is titled ‘A Nest of Vipers’, does that give anything away? Does GoT have a gang of hoodlums named The Vipers? Is it simply hinting at treachery? Is there a literal nest of venomous snakes? Who knows! Not me. However, I feel confidently unspoilery telling you that the episode is due out next Tuesday, July 21st.

Unsurprisingly, the rest of this post does include spoilers, including a trailer showing a bit of what’s about to go down (I don’t see a single snake, myself).

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Telltale’s Tales From The Borderlands Episode 3 Released

By Alice O'Connor on June 23rd, 2015.

The third episode of Telltale’s Tales From the Borderlands [official site] is now out, and would you believe the ragtag group of grifters are in trouble again? I don’t know how much more I can say without spoiling things – I ummed and erred for a while over even the screenshot to use in the header image – but I can tell you it’s out today, and that a trailer and a description follow below.

I can also say that I’ve been surprised by how much I’ve enjoyed Tales From the Borderlands so far, given how boring I find the Gearbox first-person shooters they’re based on.

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Best Steam Summer Sale Deals: Day 10

By Ben Barrett on June 20th, 2015.

What are the best Steam Summer Sale deals? Each day for the duration of the sale, we’ll be offering our picks – based on price, what we like, and what we think more people should play. Read on for the five best deals from day 10 of the sale.

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The Walking Dead: Michonne Is A New Telltale Miniseries

By Jem Alexander on June 15th, 2015.

Telltale Games have announced a new three-part The Walking Dead miniseries, starting this autumn. The Walking Dead: Michonne, as the name suggests, focuses on Michonne, one of the longest surviving characters in the comics. Across the three episodes, you’ll explore her whereabouts and actions between issues 126 -139 of the comics.

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Tales From The Borderlands Ep2 Trailer: Hijinks & Violence

By Shaun Green on March 13th, 2015.

Tales From the Borderlands episode two screenshot

The second episode of Tales From the Borderlands [official site] should be arriving sometime next week, so to get you in the mood Telltale have released a trailer. This is a clever idea and I’m sure other games developers are likely to follow suit.

Obligatory spoiler warning: if you’ve not yet played the first episode, it’s probably best you don’t watch this.

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Telltale And Lionsgate Mixing Games With Filmed Episodes

By Alice O'Connor on February 24th, 2015.

I have this great idea for a game about Alex, Nicky, Poussey, and Flaca becoming BFFs. Also, I hope Flaca becomes prominent enough to join group cast photos with Season 3.

Mad Men, Orange Is the New Black, Nurse Jackie, Weeds, and other popular collections of moving pictures are not strictly connected to this, or I don’t think they are, but they work all right as an intro. Lionsgate, the production company behind them (with distributing and producing fingers in film pies such as The Hunger Games too), have cosied up to Telltale Games. Lionsgate have “made a significant investment” in the Wolf Among Us and Walking Dead devs, they announced today.

Together, they plan to work on original creations and Telltale’s idea for a part-game, part-filmed thingy episodic format called a ‘Super Show’.

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Tell You No Lie – Telltale Making Minecraft: Story Mode

By Alice O'Connor on December 18th, 2014.

Oh.

So, that Minecraft‘s pretty popular, isn’t it? Apparently worth a fair chunk of change too. I see sprogs wandering the streets brandishing foam pixelated swords all the time, Minecraft t-shirts on their chests. Playing it has turned folks on YouTube into Internet celebrities and heck, it even has its own convention. In a way, it’s surprising that it’s taken this long to make a baffling spin-off.

Telltale Games – yes, them lot behind The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us – are making an episodic Minecraft story-o-game named Minecraft: Story Mode.

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The Bestest Best Adventure Of 2014: The Wolf Among Us

By RPS on December 10th, 2014.

Adventure games have been experiencing a resurgence this past year, but our favourite was by a developer that’s hit a creative peak of their own after grinding away at the genre persistently for years. It’s The Wolf Among Us.

Adam: Wolf-a-Mongoose, as my computer just autocorrected, pips a couple of other contenders to the post in this category thanks to its new-noir style. If the quality of Tales From the Borderlands keeps up after a surprisingly strong start, it might be Telltale’s best series since the first Walking Dead, but in the battle of Clem and Bigby, the wolf is king.

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Watch The First Telltale Game Of Thrones Trailer

By Philippa Warr on November 21st, 2014.

Iron from ice

Telltale have released the first trailer for their upcoming Game of Thrones game series. The narration is confirmation that the game will have actors from the TV adaptation as it’s narrated by Cersei Lannister Lena Headey. It’s accompanied by a blog entry specifically explaining that Heady will be joined by at least three other cast members – Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Natalie Dormer (Margaery) and Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Snow) – with more to be revealed as the story progresses.

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Borderlands Of My Dreams: Tales From The Borderlands

By Alice O'Connor on November 14th, 2014.

Oh, don't fuss over the Xbox controller prompts - these are just press kit shots, y'all.

I don’t enjoy Borderlands. I find the core first-person shooting unsatisfying, and I don’t enjoy how its action-RPG side augments that with boring incremental skills and randomised weapons.

I do, however, dig the idea of a weird west planet on the outskirts of known space filled with chancers, treasure-hunters, weirdos, and gangs of murderers. That’s nice, that. And gosh oh golly, I have very much enjoyed watching the new trailer for Telltale’s episodic adventure game series Tales from the Borderlands. It’s got all the griftin’, cheatin’, sneakin’, and rootin’ tootin’ robot shootin’ I would want from a game set in that world. Come see!

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Undying: The Walking Dead Season Three Announced

By Alice O'Connor on July 29th, 2014.

Z-z-z-zombiiieee!

Take game developers to a comic convention and they’ll get all giddy. They drink fizzy drinks, eat free candy, get their photo taken with seven Iron Mans, grab every promo t-shirt in sight, then, just before they break down in tears and beg to go home, they tell everyone what they’re making.

We may not yet have seen how Season Two of Telltale’s The Walking Dead game ends, but thanks to San Diego Comic-Con we do know that a third season will follow it.

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Aroooo! The Wolf Among Us Admires Meat Next Week

By Alice O'Connor on May 23rd, 2014.

Pretty pretty meat.

In a fit of wistfulness, I’ve stopped seeing episodic things through to the end. Life rolls on seemingly endlessly until it stops abruptly, incomplete, messy, with few plots wrapped up. I’ve seen most of Twin Peaks five times but can’t face having no new mysteries, no more surprises, no further Albert Rosenfield revelations. No matter how messy I’ve heard the end is (very, they say), if I’m enjoying something, I’d rather have it roll on endlessly without me. But if you do like conclusions, one’s creeping nearer for The Wolf Among Us. Telltale have announced that their comic book adventure game’s penultimate episode will arrive next Tuesday, May 27, and given a little peek at it.

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The Walking Dead: Season 2 Continues Next Week

By Alice O'Connor on May 9th, 2014.

Is this a spoiler? This probably isn't a spoiler. I mean, the game's full of zombies, right?

I don’t mean to tell Telltale how to do their jobs, given how widely The Walking Dead is admired, but they’re missing a trick. Let’s look at the episode names for Season 2 so far, Episode 1: All That Remains and Episode 2: A House Divided. Do you see it? They’re entirely giving away that something horrible is coming. Where’s the surprise? If Season 2 had opened with a title screen reading “Episode 1: Ice Cream Party,” just think how unexpected the crushing misery would be. And who could have possibly imagined Episode 2: A Day at the Beach would end like that?

Episode 3: In Harm’s Way will arrive on May 13, Telltale announced today. Perhaps this name is a big ruse to conceal that it’s really all about Clementine befriending a duck.

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