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Tales from the Borderlands

4 weeks ago

A former Telltale employee files a class-action suit against the studio

Today brings one more twist to the story of Telltale's tragic end. As reported by Polygon, the company has been hit by a class-action lawsuit filed by a former employee over a possible breach of local law. The prolific adventure studio laid off almost its entire staff last week (minus a skeleton crew who will stay on for a little while longer) with no warning…

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Former Telltale folks share goofs, gags, and grief after studio collapses

In the wake of Telltale Games laying off 250-odd employees with no notice or (reportedly) severance pay, former Taletellers have been sharing warm memories and silly goofs from working there. They've explained the secret rules of a running joke started in Sam & Max, revealed daft scenes they made to amuse themselves in The Walking Dead with bananas and eyebeams, explained a serendipitous sweary accident…

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Telltale Games confirm huge layoffs and “majority studio closure”

Following yesterday's initial reports that Telltale Games were effectively shutting down, the studio behind licensed story 'em ups including The Walking Dead and Batman: The Enemy Within have confirmed the bad news. All but 25 Telltale employees have been let go (that's 250-ish people gone, former members report), cut down to a skeleton crew to "fulfil the company's obligations to its board and partners." The…

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Telltale Games reportedly almost shut down with hundreds of jobs lost

Update: Telltale have officially confirmed the bad news that they've closed most the studio and only 25 employees remain. As reported by Gamasutra, it seems that prolific choose-your-own-adventure studio Telltale Games is shutting down. This is backed up by media posts from developers at and close to the studio, such as Outerloop's Chandana Ekanayake. The Verge report that a skeleton crew of around 25 will remain…

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1 year ago

Don’t expect more of Telltale’s Wolfamongus or Borderlands any time soon

Update: Well ho ho ho don't I look a fool. Telltale have since announced a new season of Wolfamongus, along with more Batman and The Walking Dead. But no mention of new Borderlands, sadly. If you've been hoping to hear more from Telltale Games about new seasons of The Wolf Among Us and Tales from the Borderlands, don't hold your breath unless you're willing to…

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Humble selling best Telltale games for 15 smackeroos

Oh boy, have we got sales news for you, vast gaping maw of collective consumerism. Isn’t it a beautiful day for buying things? The Humbler Bundlers have put together a bunch of Telltale’s better games for $15. Yes, everyone has probably already got their critically acclaimed zombies ‘n’ conversation games based on the Walking Dead. But has everybody got Batman? Has everybody got Game of…

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3 years ago

Tales From The Borderlands Episode 5 Is Out

It seems unlikely and pretty silly that two developers would release the fifth and final chapters of their respective episodic adventure games on the exact same day, but what do you want them to do - jump in a time-travelling car and return back from the future with a copy of The Video Game Almanac 2015? By which I mean I'm still determined to win…

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Tales From The Borderlands Wrapping Up Next Week

It seems RPS mostly ran tickety-boo while I was on holiday last week but - gasp! - what's this, an oversight? You guys! I can't believe you didn't mention that the final episode of Telltale's Tales from the Borderlands [official site] will be out next week, on October 20th. Tch. Clearly I should never go on holiday ever again. I've more catching-up of my own…

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Pandorawood: A Borderlands Movie Is In The Works

Gearbox Software's toon-styled bro-shooter Borderlands [official site] is getting the Hollywood treatment with a new movie based on the franchise, in some form or another anyway. The news comes from Variety, who write that Lionsgate is developing the flick with the help of producers Avi and Ari Arad, although details beyond that remain scant. So here's what we know so far:

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Tales From The Borderlands Episode 4 Out Today

Tales from the Borderlands [official site] has a lot more heart than I'd expected, and a lot less Claptrap than I'd feared. It's a pretty nice series, I'm saying. The adventures of our merry band of treasure-hunting misfits and grifters will continue today, as Episode 4 is due in a few hours. That screenshot up top isn't too spoil-y - hey, it's a snazzy statue…

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Telltale’s Tales From The Borderlands Episode 3 Released

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…

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4 years ago

Tales From The Borderlands Ep2 Trailer: Hijinks & Violence

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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Feature: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Aren't Dead

Tales From The Borderlands Ep One review

Tales From The Borderlands Episode One is the funniest adventure game Telltale have released in years. Given that The Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us are the most recent offerings that might not seem like such a big deal. Throw in Back to the Future alongside those two and the average number of decent jokes actually goes down. But Borderlands would stand out as a…

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Borderlands Of My Dreams: Tales From The Borderlands

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…

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