Posts Tagged ‘Telltale Games’

Walking Dead Season 2 Ep 2 Shambling Free Next Week

By Nathan Grayson on February 28th, 2014.

Wait! Don't kill that zombie! Probably for reasons!

TOO MANY TWOS IN THAT HEADLINE. 2 Episode 2 Furious. Live Free (Walking) Die Epi2odic. I don’t know anymore. I’m having a strange day. But anyway, The Walking Dead Season Two Episode Two has been trailerfied, and it’s looking as brooding and dramatic as ever. I see potential for plot twists, revelations, and the very real possibility that the walkingest dead of all… is man. I am interested to see where this one goes, especially given that it seems to be addressing some of my concerns after season two’s slightly lukewarm first episode. Watch below, but beware of minor spoilers.

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Wolf It Down: Wolf Among Us Ep 2 Hits First Week Of Feb

By Graham Smith on January 15th, 2014.

Cheer up, piggy. You'll be back soon.

The internet was ready to huff-and-puff and blow Telltale’s house down to find information on the next episode of their fable-inspired, Fables-derived adventure The Wolf Among Us. When a Reddit user created a popular thread to complain about the lack of information though, co-founder Kevin Bruner piped up with a rough release date. The second episode will hit during the first week of February.
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The Walking This Way Soon Dead: Telltale’s Season 2 Dated

By Alec Meer on December 6th, 2013.

If you haven’t finished Telltale’s wildly acclaimed tragedy’n’conversation sim The Walking Dead but do want to know when season two will be released, I’ll tell you right now. December 17th! That’s when you can buy the season pass and play episode 1, for about 18 quid.

If you have finished it and want to know a plot synopsis too, I’ll tell you below, hopefully safe from the innocent, spoiler-averse eyes of the non-finishers.
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The Boy Who Cried: The Wolf Among Us

By Jim Rossignol on August 14th, 2013.

Telltale seem to have a bit of a swagger about them now. The Walking Dead was pretty good, and they know it. They’re taking that swagger over to The Wolf Among Us, which has a confident new trailer, below. In case you missed the excitement, it’s a new episode series based on the Fables comic book series – with you playing as Bigby Wolf – and it’s coming up towards the end of this year. Perhaps not my sort of thing – I never did truly respect a point and clicker – but I do like a man with sideburns.
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Wot I Think: The Walking Dead: 400 Days

By Nathan Grayson on July 4th, 2013.

How do you follow a series as groundbreaking/tear-jerking as The Walking Dead: Season One? Well, with The Walking Dead: Season Two of course, but that’s not ready yet. In the meantime, Telltale has re-purposed its old ZomboTech to create a very different sort of story – or rather, set of stories. The Walking Dead: 400 Days focuses on five characters and a single truck stop over the course of, well, 400 days. The idea is to create a sort of “bridge” between seasons, but it’s no flabby gut of filler. 400 Days is more of a rapid-fire storytelling experiment set in Walking Dead’s universe, a sort of palette cleanser for Telltale after many more than 400 days with Lee and Clem. But does it succeed, or has Telltale’s misery drooling maw of human suffering finally bit off more than it can chew? Here’s wot I think.

(Note: I’ve made sure to avoid specific spoilers of real consequence, but I do discuss character motivations and story structure. I don’t think this one warrants a spoiler warning, but I thought I’d offer a heads-up all the same.)

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Army Of Laughness: Telltale Games’ Poker Night 2

By Alec Meer on April 3rd, 2013.

Cake groovy marginally volatile hostage situation

I’ve only played poker twice! Yet here I am writing a post about a poker game! That’s the kind of consummate professional I am. I know enough about poker to get away with this, though – for instance, I know that if someone plays five Jacks at once it’s called a Belgian Tickle and everyone else in the game has to take their trousers off. I know that if anyone scores 21, they immediately have to give their car keys to a homeless person. And I know that Telltale’s first attempt at a poker-based game starring a selection of pop-cultural characters was disappointing. Given that, post-Walking Dead, the studio is presumably now aware of the critical and commercial benefits of making really good rather than merely adequate and formulaic games, hopefully that means they’re going to give Poker Night 2 their all.
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Saving Graces: Walking Dead Season Two

By Adam Smith on January 7th, 2013.

Inexplicably finding themselves in conversation with an energy drink manufacturer, Telltale mentioned that they were working on season two of The Walking Dead. We already knew that but what we didn’t know is that the sequel to last year’s most efficient jerker of tears will most likely carry over saves from the ending of the original episodes. That surprises me, considering that the season ended with the zombie virus cured by a broth containing Basset Hound saliva and pixie tears. Wouldn’t it be more sensible to go back to the dark days of the decaying dead and follow a separate group of survivors rather than continuing with the Little House on the Prairie set-up suggested by that ending? Actual spoilers below.

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The End… ? Walking Dead Ep 5 Rises Next Week

By Nathan Grayson on November 16th, 2012.

Look, let's not get crazy about this. I just really, really need to touch that hat for some reason.

Are you ready to be sad? Probably sadder than you’ve ever been in your whole, entire life? Do you have a reliable donor lined up for a full-blown tear transfusion? Because Telltale’s brilliant The Walking Dead series is headed for its absurdly heavy season finale, and – if previous events are anything to go on – it will probably crush you. Like a pancake. A really, really sad pancake. Like, someone tried to draw a smiley face on it with whipped cream and chocolate chips, but it came out looking like this.

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Chaotic Good: The Walking Dead’s Post-Mortem Mortality

By Jim Rossignol on November 13th, 2012.

Here’s an interesting notion: Telltale have put out a “stats” trailer for The Walking Dead: Episode Four, which details the choices folks made, making for a sort of post-mortem breakdown of people’s morality within the game. While I won’t explode any details here, it’s interesting that The Walking Dead players are by and large good guys. If you’ve played the game already, I think you will want to take a look to compare with your own choices.

It should go without saying that there are SERIOUS SPOILERS down there. Episode Five should shamble into the crosshairs of our morality math in a few weeks.
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Next Walking Dead Episode Just Around The Corner

By Nathan Grayson on October 9th, 2012.

This is what happens when believe *a bit too much* in Harvey Dent.

Have you finally regained the ability to speak in something other than live studio audience collective gasps after the last Walking Dead episode? Well then, prepare to lose it again, because the next episode, Around Every Corner, is – yes – right around the corner. (I swear, they come up with these titles using some kind of make-headline-writing-incredibly-easy machine.) But just how close is it? Could it be right behind you? Or maybe… maybe it is you. Or maybe it’ll be out on Wednesday. Whichever of those seems most plausible to you.

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Of Frying Pans And Fire: Walking Dead Episode 4

By Adam Smith on October 2nd, 2012.

I’ll put most of this after the jump so that people who aren’t up to date don’t get spoilers in their afternoon tea. The Walking Dead: Episode Four sees the survivors entering “the worst kind” of place. Anyone following the series will know that all the places so far have been far from “the best kind” of places. The trailer below contains piles of zombies and malicious use of a walkie talkie.

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Wot I Think: The Walking Dead Episode 3

By Adam Smith on September 21st, 2012.

The face of a man confident about the future

Three episodes into its run and more than half way to the presumably bitter end, the first series of The Walking Dead from Telltale has touched a lot of people with its rotten old hands. Tears have been shed, shocks have been administered and the weighty grimness is becoming unbearably tragic. I’ve tried to be light on specific spoilers but I do talk about how ‘orrible it all is, and also why I have my doubts about the walk and the talk.

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Walking Dead Ep 3 Taking Short Road To Release

By Nathan Grayson on August 29th, 2012.

Now imagine a world in which zombies subsisted on guns instead of human brains. Wouldn't that be something?

Well, relative to right now, anyway. Originally, Telltale was dead set on a “mid-August” date for its next helping of zombie-driven drama, but time – the fickle, obstinate beast – had other ideas. Time ideas. But now, in the darkest, most hopeless reaches of late August, there is hope. You may have had to wait an extra between-five-and-fifteen days, but here it is: The Walking Dead Episode 3 – Long Road Ahead will be out later today. But why wait until midweek of late August when you can watch a (slightly spoilery) trailer in Q1 of early now?

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