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The Walking Dead

3 months ago

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The Walking Dead’s collectables are creepy but wonderful

I’m not usually one for in-game collectables, but Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season has me on board. For starters, assuming the first episode sets a reliable precedent, there are only six of them per episode, so it won’t take hours to track them all down. But more importantly, items that Clem and AJ can find and use to decorate their room are equal…

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7 months ago

Feature: Listen now to our great story

Podcast: Bad games with a great story

Sit down at the boiling pot, stranger. Let me tell you a tale. A sordid tale, full of fascinating lands and captivating characters. A story of wonder and flame, strangeness and warmth. Would you like to hear it? Great. Just play this rubbish cover shooter for a half hour. I’ll start the introduction when you hit the first checkpoint. Welcome to the RPS podcast, the…

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1 year ago

The Walking Dead’s final season brings back Gary Whitta

Veteran The Walking Dead storyman Gary Whitta will return to the episodic zombie apocalypse story 'em up for its fourth and final season, Telltale Games announced today. Whitta was story consultant on the first season and wrote its fourth episode, as well as contributing to add-on episode 400 Days, but hasn't been involved with it for years. The series has declined over the years so…

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3 years ago

Feature: Or Mum, if you'd rather.

Even Your Mom

One of the commonly used phrases in tech and games to describe a foolproof ease of use is ‘even your mom’. “So simple even your mom could do it”. That’s where this article starts. ‘Even your mom’ could play this game. But what do we mean by that beyond touch-based or click-only interfaces, and games produced for the often dismissed ‘casual’ market? And, actually, how…

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Feature: Telltale will remember this

Our 100% Accurate Predictions About The Next Batch Of Licensed Telltale Games

Telltale's resume has grown enormously over the last few years, spurred on by the success of their Walking Dead franchise. They've always had a number of franchises on their run at any time, from the mediocre Sam & Max to their truly dreadful Law & Order games, before finding some comedic feet with Strong Bad. But those were the olden days when their games were…

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Feature: Point, Click, Agree

The 25 Best Adventure Games Ever Made

You know that there are adventure games, and you know that some of those adventure games are better than others. But do you know which one is best, and which one is twenty-fifth best? Well, at last you can find out, with our definitive, unimpeachable breakdown of adventure gaming's best moments.

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4 years ago

Feature: First-person wedding ring

23 Observations On 17 Minutes Of Firewatch

I haven't been entirely sure what to make of Firewatch [official site], the upcoming great outdoors adventure/exploration title from a mini-supergroup of ex-Double Fine/ Telltale/ Lucasarts/ Klei/ Lionhead devs, because I wasn't entirely sure what it was. Having just watched a quarter of an hour of it, I still don't entirely know what it's going to become, but I really, really like it. It seems…

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6 years ago

Feature: "Clementine Will Remember That"

Telltale On ‘Weird’ Experiments, Revisiting Comedy

Yesterday, I put on my fuzzy-eared detective hat and grilled Telltale president Kevin Bruner about his company's next big, hopefully not bad thing, The Wolf Among Us. The Fables-based caper sounds like a worthy (though unexpected) follow-up to The Walking Dead, but it's hardly the only story being writ large by Telltale's ostentatiously oversized quill pens. The developer also regularly creates experimental prototypes involving AI,…

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Feature: Good Cop, Bad Cop, Wolf Cop

Telltale On Wolf Among Us, Following The Walking Dead

To hear Telltale tell the tale, The Walking Dead wasn't built to be a wildly acclaimed game of the year award magnet. A good game? Yes. A great story? Clearly. But not a bowling ball catapult into zombified super stardom. With all eyes suddenly on the once-unassuming developer, "that Fables game" has an incredibly tough act to follow. But The Wolf Among Us is a)…

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Feature: The Long Road Ahead

Telltale On New IPs, Beating JJ Abrams To The Punch

Telltale's pretty much synonymous with The Walking Dead these days, but it has plans. Big plans. Maybe it'll build a rocketship to Mars. Or perhaps it'll make the world's tallest ice cream sandwich. Also to Mars. Or I guess it could be making some more videogames, but that's kinda reaching a bit. Regardless, I asked Telltale CEO Dan Connors what lies beyond his studio's tear-blurred…

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Feature: Next Time On The Walking Dead

Telltale On Walking Dead Season 2 And Beyond

You probably haven't heard, but Telltale's The Walking Dead is kind of a big deal. It maybe won some awards or something and also made its players weep so much that their ducts now cough out specks of sand and the occasional cactus. There is, in other words, something to be said for using games to spin crushingly compelling yarns, and Telltale knows it has…

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Feature: So I turned myself to face me

Trendspotting: How Gaming’s Changing In 2012 (Sez I)

No doubt there are big things yet to come from the last quarter of 2012, but even by October it feels like it's been an uncommonly important, even vital, year for games. The hit rate of great things, expected and unexpected, has been pretty steady, but on top of that there have been major emerging trends as gaming starts to move out of the awkward…

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Feature: The Choices(t) Cut

The Walking Dead Episode 3 review

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…

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Walking Dead Episode 2 Coming To Life On June 29

Oh the ways in which life imitates art - although I suppose, in this case, it's un-life. The zombie fad constantly verges on down-for-the-count, only to spring back onto its feet and take a toothy lunge at your clavicle with hits like Day Z and, of course, Telltale's surprisingly fantastic take on The Walking Dead. The latter, I suppose, is relevant to this discussion, but…

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7 years ago

Living Dead With The Consequences: The Walking Dead

Have you spent the entire weekend asking everyone you've met the two same questions over and over? These questions? "Why does The Walking Dead game not tell Rick's story again? Reading it and watching it wasn't enough." "Could you show me some actual video footage of a person playing The Walking Dead game?" Unless you happened to be talking to comic book writer person Robert…

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Dawn Of The Walking Dead Trailer

I have significant unease about 1) the Walking Dead TV show b) the Walking Dead comics and c) many of Telltale's episodic adventure games, which makes me spectacularly ill-qualified to be posting about Telltale's Walking Dead game. All that said, I do really like the art approach they've chosen for it. It's a new adaptation of Robert Kirkman's impressively dark but unevenly-flowing, occasionally exploitative comics…

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Stumbling Out Soon: The Walking Dead Out In April

Like that one ankle-biting zombie that can hear and you know is out there, but you don't see until it's molar deep into your favourite tendon (that's the right for me), the Telltale Walking Dead game has just leapt out from the dark. Except: Aha! I was standing behind a window of invisible zombie proof glass, you stupid dead jerk. In this little scenario, the…

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Telltale Talk The Walking Dead

Telltale have begun the process of explaining their take on The Walking Dead, which you may know as a brilliant but at times excessively brutal comic, or a tellybox show that I find strangely unappealing. There are three screenshots, all of which can be embiggened below, and a developer diary that the game will not be an episodic escort mission. Sorry, I'm mistaken, it's not…

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8 years ago

In Other Telltale News…

Not only is episode 2 of Telltale's Back To The Future out today, but there's also confirmation that they are indeed working on a game based on the comic/TV show The Walking Dead. The super-glum series focuses on the lives of a group of survivors post-zombie apocalypse, and seems like yet another unlikely choice for the episodic point-n-clickers. Telltale have confirmed a multi-year, multi-platform development…

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Are Telltale Working On The Walking Dead?

Nothing ever goes wrong with speculative posts! In the drafts folder at the moment we have: Are Codemasters Planning To Blow Up The Sun? Is EA Powered By The Deaths Of Puppies? Was Activision Jack The Ripper? But let's try this more gentle one for now. It does look likely that amongst the five new projects Telltale will announcing in a month, one will be…

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