Choose-your-own-demise adventure game The Walking Dead hit it big last year, with numerous critics forgetting that it was more an interactive story than an actual video game when they were doling out the rewards. That success translated into big sales for the game across multiple platforms, although they weren’t without a few bugs that affected the overall experience. Quite a few folks were really infected (Ha! Zombie humour) by these bugs, killing their save games in the process. And that’s something that Telltale is looking to avoid with season 2 of their game.
And not just the band either. With the Dice summit underway in fabulous Las Vegas, we’ve seen a few exciting conferences from industry professionals, floating around new ideas, games and Hollywood partnerships. Screw all that though, because the event is better known for its awards that reward the best of the best in the industry. Except this year, some of the choices in various fields are just downright baffling.
So the release date for Activision’s The Walking Dead game has been revealed, it’ll not only release on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 anymore, it’ll also be released on the…
If there’s one thing that I have learnt from playing The Walking Dead episodic quick-time event, it’s that I am a horrible, horrible person. Even though I insist that using Clementine as a strap-on zombie shield would have been brilliant. Decisions made in that game carried weight, and with a sequel on the cards, Telltale Games is looking to carry the impact of those choices, into season two.
Telltale’s take on the Walking Dead is excellent, and one of last year’s most compelling video game experiences. It’s elevated storytelling within the medium of videogames beyond a level many thought possible – and if you’ve managed to play through the entirety of the first season without some emotional stirring, you’re either a psychopath, or dead. To wit, it’s really bloody good, and it shows in the sales figures.
Digital distribution of videogames has become an important part of the industry, more so than ever this year. No wonder that some games have been made available only for digital purchase. Between these titles, no matter the lack of super billion dollar funding, we’ve found some real gems, and the best, most amazing, took-the-world-by-storm downloadable game of the year is…
We’ve had plenty of sequels as usual this year, but nowhere near as many rule of three games as what 2011 saw. But mixed in with those twos, threes and fours were plenty of new games, ranging from action through to puzzle. But out of all those new intellectual properties, only one of them could be the best, and that brand spankin’ new future franchise is…
Quick, what’s the most popular genre out there in gaming? If you said first-person shooting, you’d be…dead wrong! However, FPS games are one of the most marketable genres out there, alongside MMO and puzzle games. And now, thanks to The Walking Dead, adventure games are also riding a wave of popularity. Take it away Ron “Monkey Island” Gilbert!
The final instalment of The Walking Dead series, Episode 5 ‘No Time Left’ will launch next week.
Zombies are as big a part of gaming as the platforms we play on itself. We love zombie games, zombie mods and zombie movies alike. However this zombie swimwear calendar completely misunderstood the concept.
The Zombie Apocalypse has already happened, only not a way any of us really expected: It's spread from games to comics, from films to TV series.
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Telltale has confirmed a release date for The Waling Dead’s retail release. The game will release in it’s entirety on disc at the end of this year.
Right now, there’s a deluge of dirt-cheap mobile-centric games on the various devices’ app stores. Their popularity has increased the scope on just who is considered a gamer - and is also being pegged as the leading cause in the imminent death of traditional handheld gaming. How do you get people to buy expensive games when people are only willing to spend 99c on a gaming experience? Apparently you don;t need to - because the 99c gamer, according to Telltale, is a myth.
If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead TV series and aren’t stuck with an Android device that some twit convinced you to buy because it had more power instead of actual uses then today we have some great news for you as Telltale games have announced that their first Walking Dead title will land on iTunes tomorrow.
Youâ€™ve got to love Telltale Games. Theyâ€™ve effectively managed to build themselves a great reputation in a decidedly niche gaming genre, adapting such iconic properties like Lucasarts classics such as Sam & Max and Monkey Island, as well as silver screen cult classic, Back to the future. For their next title however, the studio is going to be tackling the popular comic and hit TV series, The Walking dead.