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  • The Walking Dead: Assault lunges toward iOS

    by 
    David Hinkle
    David Hinkle
    11.30.2012

    The plague of Robert Kirkman's undead has once again spread to iDevices, the comic creator revealed through his Twitter account today. The Walking Dead: Assault is an official episodic adaptation of the comic series published by Kirkman's own Skybound Entertainment. The first episode "Days Gone By" is available now for a reduced price of $1.99.The Walking Dead: Assault is a top-down strategy game at its core, propositioning players with corralling together their band of survivors and mowing down hordes of the undead. You build teams composed of comic favorites like Rick, Glenn, Carl, Andrea and more, and complete missions ripped from those same pages.You can download the first episode right now through iTunes – the app is Universal and has support for iPhone 5 Retina displays. Other games within The Walking Dead universe include Telltale's The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, a first-person shooter from Terminal Reality due next year.

  • The Walking Dead Episode 5 review: All the time in the world

    by 
    Jessica Conditt
    Jessica Conditt
    11.26.2012

    Stay after the credits of The Walking Dead Episode 5: No Time Left.I don't care what decisions you made throughout the episode, and I don't care how many people you killed, saved or sacrificed in all of the previous episodes combined. I don't care if you played Lee as a passive leader or a vengeful one, compassionate or sterile or practical, or if you think the entire series sucks – stay after the credits of the final episode. To cut off the credits of this installment early is tantamount to taking a bathroom break one minute before Darth Vader mutilates Luke in Cloud City, or Bruce Willis realizes he hasn't spoken to another person in weeks.The moment is brief, as is the entire episode, but believe me, you won't feel cheated. After all, Telltale warned you: There really is No Time Left.%Gallery-171482%

  • Telltale Games to expand starting in Spring 2013

    by 
    David Hinkle
    David Hinkle
    11.20.2012

    Telltale Games is looking to move out of its current space and into an office nearly double in size. Currently employing 125, the company is looking to up its headcount toward 160 individuals, starting in March or April of 2013. Back in October, Telltale signed a five-year lease for a new 22,000 square-foot space in San Rafael, the town Telltale Games has called home since its formation in 2004.According to the North Bay Business Journal, Telltale CEO and co-founder Dan Connors pegged the company's success on its ability to employ "digital distribution and episodic production to take advantage of licenses." Telltale launched a Jurassic Park game to lukewarm critical reception last year, but also has strong licenses like Back to the Future and an upcoming game based on the comic book series, Fables.Telltale Games is working on the second season of The Walking Dead, the first season of which concludes this week with the launch of "No Time Left."

  • The Walking Dead: Episode 5 trailer embraces humanity

    by 
    David Hinkle
    David Hinkle
    11.19.2012

    They don't want to eat you, the zombies just want hugs! Okay, probably not, but this week Telltale's episodic adventure The Walking Dead comes to an end and all of our questions will be answered. We hope.%Gallery-171482%

  • Journey leads Spike VGA 2012 nominations

    by 
    David Hinkle
    David Hinkle
    11.15.2012

    The nominees for this year's Spike Video Game Awards have been outed, featuring a cavalcade of 2012's best titles. Journey led the pack with seven nods this year, including Game of the Year. Other stand-outs include The Walking Dead, Assassin's Creed 3 and Dishonored, which are each nominated for five awards. The complete list of nominees and special "Viewer Voted" categories are available on Spike's award page.In addition to being broadcast on television, the Spike VGAs will be presented on Xbox Live with special SmartGlass functionality. Viewers can check out the festivities through their Xbox 360 on December 7 at 9pm ET when Samuel L. Jackson takes the stage as host.

  • Telltale's The Walking Dead season finale coming next week

    by 
    Mike Schramm
    Mike Schramm
    11.14.2012

    Telltale has announced that the final episode of The Walking Dead game series, subtitled "No Time Left," will be available November 20 on the PlayStation Network in North America, and then on November 21 in the EU alongside Xbox, PC, Mac, and iOS versions. Telltale has said this fifth episode will mark the end of the current story, with more expected to follow.According to our reviewers, the series has gotten better as it's gone along, and Twitter users seem to indicate the emotional duress of playing it has gone up too. So get those tissues ready, because the story of Lee and Clementine is coming to a close next week.

  • See if others made the choices you made in The Walking Dead: Episode 4

    by 
    Sinan Kubba
    Sinan Kubba
    11.13.2012

    Telltale's published another of its spoiler-filled stats videos, showing how popular (or not) choices were in the latest Walking Dead episode. It also shows a worrying proportion of you are cold, so very cold...

  • The Walking Dead: Episode 4 creeps onto iOS

    by 
    Sinan Kubba
    Sinan Kubba
    11.08.2012

    The Walking Dead: Episode 4 is now lurking in the iPhone and iPad's shadows. Telltale Games revealed the fourth episode of its zombie-ridden series is live on the App Store within the Walking Dead: The Game app, priced at $4.99.The survivors have one more episode to make it through, with the concluding 'No Time Left' slated to release this month. Telltale hasn't yet confirmed any final dates, or whether or not a November release applies to all platforms. Meanwhile, PS3 and Xbox 360 discs of the complete series are hobbling their way onto retail shelves on December 4.

  • Dish Network settles Voom HD lawsuit, AMC comes back on the air tonight

    by 
    Richard Lawler
    Richard Lawler
    10.21.2012

    Dish Network customers have been without AMC and its family of channels since July 1st, but thanks to a settlement between the satellite company and Cablevision's former Voom HD unit, AMC will be back on the air starting tonight. The possibility of a settlement leaked out late last week via a court filing, and it looks like Dish CEO Charlie Ergen will avoid taking the stand Monday after all. According to the terms, Dish will hand over $700 million in cash plus its 20 percent stake in Voom, and receive 500MHz of video and data spectrum licenses in 45 areas. In a separate deal, Dish and Cablevision spinoff AMC Networks have a new multiyear deal that should bring back AMC (on channel 131) in time for The Walking Dead to air tonight, and all of its other channels (IFC, WE tv, Sundance and for the first time, Fuse) starting November 1st. While Dish had previously claimed the channel deal was being held up by AMC's distribution of its shows via iTunes, Netflix and Amazon, now that lawsuit is over those concerns seem to have faded away.

  • The Walking Dead Collector's Edition retail bundle is GameStop exclusive [Update: Images]

    by 
    Jessica Conditt
    Jessica Conditt
    10.21.2012

    Telltale's The Walking Dead will be available in two forms at retail on December 4: One a decomposed, $30 version that includes just the game for PS3 or Xbox 360, and a bloated, GameStop-exclusive, $70 Collector's Edition. The Collector's Edition includes the complete game, the first 48 issues of the comic in The Walking Dead Compendium One with exclusive cover art by Charlie Adlard, and a special box also slathered in Adlard art.The Collector's Edition will be "extremely limited" and is available for pre-order only, and the compendium won't be sold anywhere but inside this juicy set, Telltale tells IGN.Episode Five: No Time Left is set to hit in November.Update: Check behind the break for an up-close (but don't get too close) look at the Collector's Edition, including that special compendium. The one with the exclusive Adlard art that is only sold in this Collector's Edition. The standard version of the compendium has an MSRP of $60. There; now it's all as clear as a puddle of zombie blood.

  • How RPGs colonized some of 2012's best games

    by 
    Rowan Kaiser
    Rowan Kaiser
    10.19.2012

    This is a weekly column from freelancer Rowan Kaiser, which focuses on "Western" role-playing games: their stories, their histories, their mechanics, their insanity, and their inanity. 2012 may not be remembered as a fantastic year for pure western role-playing games (especially without a Skyrim to sweep the end-of-year awards) but it's been a great year for me as a video game fan. Why? Because many of the "best games of the year" may not be RPGs, but they've adapted some of the best components of RPGs to become stronger games.XCOM: Enemy Unknown, for example, is one of the best-received games of 2012, due in part to its use of RPG mechanics. Tactics games are often associated with RPGs (especially Japanese-style tactics games) but the connection isn't always so concrete with "western" games. For example, I don't really qualify the original X-COM: UFO Defense as an RPG, due to its too-large squads filled with personality-free squaddies, whereas Jagged Alliance 2 certainly fit the mold.XCOM tweaks the initial game's form in ways that align with traditional role-playing games. The squad size is limited to 4-6 characters, traditional RPG numbers, and only having one base means you rarely need large numbers of squaddies – I never had more than 15 at once, and even that was high due to playing on "Classic" difficulty. It also slightly decreases the importance of the strategic decision-making level, putting the focus on the characters in the field.

  • The Walking Dead: Episode 3 now lurking on iOS

    by 
    David Hinkle
    David Hinkle
    10.18.2012

    Telltale Games has released the third episode of its critically acclaimed episodic series The Walking Dead on iOS. iPhone and iPad users will find the $4.99 episode ready to download now.If you're wondering what awaits Lee and Clementine in the third chapter of their "adventure," give our episode three review a gander. We enjoyed it quite a bit, especially how the episode brings Lee and Clementine closer than ever.%Gallery-163474%

  • Walking Dead Episode Four PS3 save issue patched

    by 
    Jessica Conditt
    Jessica Conditt
    10.14.2012

    A "small number" of PS3 players encountered a save glitch when booting up The Walking Dead Episode Four: Around Every Corner, resulting in lost games and decisions. Telltale patched the bug last night on PS3, its Twitter reads.Telltale previously told us that it was possible to avoid the glitch by "refraining from use of the third save slot in the game menu." That should all be fixed up nicely now, but like the 13th floor of a haunted hotel, maybe you want to avoid that third slot anyway.We've contacted Telltale regarding potential glitches across other platforms.

  • Telltale working on fix for corrupt Walking Dead: Episode 4 save files

    by 
    Xav de Matos
    Xav de Matos
    10.12.2012

    Players of The Walking Dead on PlayStation 3 have identified a major issue affecting save files. Developer Telltale tells Joystiq it is aware of the problem, which causes Walking Dead save files to become corrupt or disappear in Episode 4, entitled "Around Every Corner.""We have received a small number of reports surrounding this issue since the launch of Episode Four: Around Every Corner and have been working with users on our forums to clearly identify a solution which will be resolved as quickly as possible," says a Telltale representative.Telltale says players can avoid the issue by "refraining from use of the third save slot in the game menu." If they do get a corrupted save error, Telltale recommends returning to the PS3 home screen and waiting for an update to be released."We are working with our partners at Sony to push the patch to users as quickly as possible, and will update our customers as soon as we have confirmed when the patch has been released." The developer asks any affected users to contact them via email to report the bug and identify the problem.%Gallery-167799%

  • The Walking Dead Episode 4 review: Death is only the beginning

    by 
    Jessica Conditt
    Jessica Conditt
    10.12.2012

    The Walking Dead Episode 4: Around Every Corner promised us two things in the lead-up to its launch: brilliant writing by Book of Eli scribe Gary Whitta, and a dark, nigh-depressing story. The question now is if it delivers on these promises.Around Every Corner tackles the extremes of child endangerment and mutilation, forces players to slowly and deliberately bury the recently deceased, and it portrays the thoughtless slaughter of the living, by the living. The writing is fraught with tense pauses and biting, yet humane, dialogue among survivors of the zombie apocalypse.If the question is, "Does Episode 4 live up to its predecessors?" the answer is, "No, it's even better."%Gallery-167799%

  • PSN Tuesday: Dishonored, Sherlock Holmes, Retro City Rampage, tons more

    by 
    Jessica Conditt
    Jessica Conditt
    10.09.2012

    Today's PS Store dump includes a barrage of full games as part of Sony's Day 1 Digital promotion and its ongoing indie focus. For full games, we have Dishonored, Birds of Steel, Devil May Cry HD Collection and The Testament of Sherlock Holmes.PSN gets Retro City Rampage, The Walking Dead Episode Four: Around Every Corner, Derrick the Deathfin, Machinarium, Worms Revolution and more. Retro City Rampage is also hitting Vita, alongside Dr. Who: The Eternity Clock, Spy Hunter and Sunflowers.Vita is getting three new PSOne Classics, Romance of the Three Kingdoms 4, Destrega and Saiyuki: Journey West. There's also a free demo for this week's big release (that isn't Dishonored), XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and the Mechromancer DLC for Borderlands 2. Check out the complete lineup here.

  • Must See HDTV (October 8th - 14th)

    by 
    Richard Lawler
    Richard Lawler
    10.08.2012

    The fall premiere season is hardly over, with CW taking the wraps off of if its new comic book adaptation, Arrow (preview video embedded after the break) while NBC and ABC unveil Chicago Fire and Nashville. Of course, some old favorites are returning too, and web series Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog is making its TV debut Tuesday night. Oh, and some little flick called E.T. is coming home on Blu-ray for the first time. Look below for the highlights this week, followed after the break by our weekly listing of what to look out for in TV, Blu-ray and videogames. The Walking Dead After season two's exciting finale we are once again all in on AMC's zombie apocalypse series. Fans of the comic are looking forward to seeing characters like Michonne and The Governor, but first our ragtag band of survivors will apparently try to take control of a prison. Should be a piece of cake. Check out the season three trailer embedded after the break and set your DVR for Sunday night. (October 14th, AMC, 9PM) Prometheus The sci-fi movie that has produced more divisive opinions than any other in 2012 finally hits Blu-ray this week. Complete with a 3D edition and requisite iPad companion app, the hook is promises of extra scenes and background information that may help fill in this story. Unfortunately, unlike one of director Ridley Scott's other flicks, Blade Runner, the extras aren't smoothly integrated as an XL-sized director's cut, at least not in this edition. Still, if you dig it there should be plenty to keep you watching once the movie is over, and while it's playing the visual effects will entertain. ($24.99 on Amazon) The League Whether you're as obsessed with fantasy football as we are or not (hopefully not, it's just unhealthy at some point) this series about a group of friends and their league is one of the most consistently funny shows of the last few seasons. Last season ended with the Shiva trophy getting a viking funeral at sea, and while we have on idea how they'll top that, we suspect Rafi will be involved somehow. Of course, it's not the only show on FX Thursday night, as It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia returns ahead of it this week, with shows from Russell Brand and W Kamau Bell bringing up the rear. (October 11th, FX, 10:30PM)

  • Walking Dead Episode 4 out tomorrow on PSN, next day XBLA, PC

    by 
    Jessica Conditt
    Jessica Conditt
    10.08.2012

    The Walking Dead Episode Four: Around Every Corner drops Tuesday, October 9 on PSN in North America, and on Wednesday, October 10 on XBLA, PC and Mac. Yes, that leaves just one day, at the least, to prepare for the zombie apocalypse. Again. We hope you saved some tools.Around Every Corner, written by Gary Whitta, is the second-to-last episode in Telltale's Walking Dead series. It costs $5 as a standalone, or comes with the Season Pass, which runs $20 and includes all five episodes.Around Every Corner is in submission with SCEE, and Telltale will announce European and international PSN release dates as soon as it gets them. Details regarding Episode Three: Long Road Ahead on the App Store are coming soon.Part seven of Telltale's Playing Dead series speaks with Episode Three director Eric Parsons and designer Harrison Pink about why that episode had so much death. We assume the answer is, "Because it's a zombie game, duh." Playing Dead part seven is embedded below, and includes heavy spoilers for Episode Three.%Gallery-167799%

  • See how your decisions in Walking Dead: Episode 3 stack up to the rest

    by 
    David Hinkle
    David Hinkle
    10.06.2012

    Telltale has released a new recap of player decisions made in The Walking Dead. Mind the spoilers and see how closely you stuck to your morals in the game's third episode.

  • The Walking Dead Episode Four trailer tolls for thee

    by 
    Sinan Kubba
    Sinan Kubba
    10.02.2012

    This trailer for the fourth episode of The Walking Dead, titled Around Every Corner, quotes John Donne at us before chucking in a ton of zombies and ending bleakly. Given that it's the penultimate offering, it's not surprising to see the episode written by Book of Eli screenwriter Gary Whitta take a turn for the really quite worrying.