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Telltale Games has new CEO and is working on original IP

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Telltale Games is planning to have a big year in 2015, and it all begins with the announcement of a new CEO. Co-founder Kevin Bruner has taken over the role of CEO, replacing fellow co-founder Dan Connors. Former CEO Connors will remain at Telltale in his new executive advisor role.

In a statement, Connors talked about his new role as well as Telltale’s progress as a company. “2014 marked our tenth consecutive year of continued growth since co-founding Telltale with Kevin Bruner in 2004. In that time, we’ve been incredibly proud to have accomplished so much with some of the most talented people in entertainment.” Bruner also released a statement, elaborating on what’s next for Telltale. “Our top priority is to continue fostering an environment where the most talented and creative storytellers in the industry are working side by side with the world’s biggest creative partners.”

Bruner also talked about future Telltale projects, stating that beyond the games we already know about there are also “unannounced partnerships” and an original IP on the way. Telltale has become famous for its episodic games adapted from licensed franchises, including there current Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands series, so an original IP will be a big change of pace. With so many games in development, it sounds like the future will be bright for both Telltale and its fans.

Source: Polygon

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The Telltale Game Collection is currently 50% off

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The Telltale Game Collection was just released for the Xbox One on December 21, 2014, and even at the original price of $109.99 it was a pretty good deal – saving gamers over $20 on five of the best titles to hit the console since launch. Two days after release, and just in time for Christmas, Telltale and Xbox have put the entire collection on sale for $55.00. That is a savings of 50%, arguabaly one of the greatest deals Xbox has ever offered. Continue reading to find out what is included in The Telltale Game Collection.
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Telltale’s Game of Thrones will follow five playable characters

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Telltale Games’ upcoming Game of Thrones adventure will follow the stories of five different playable characters, reports International Business Times after speaking with Senior VP of Publishing Steve Allison. The characters will be from the same family, so the choices you make with each character will directly affect the others. Allison promises it “adds a whole new layer to things that we’re really excited about.”

“We always will evolve our story telling toolkit from game to game based on the needs of each franchise and the creative decisions we’ve made,” says Allison. “For example, Tales from the Borderlands adds multi-protagonist storytelling for us layered into the tailored narrative design established with The Walking Dead and it works amazingly well with two playable characters.”

Telltale’s Game of Thrones is on track to debut its first episode before the end of 2014 alongside the first episode of Tales from the Borderlands. While it takes most inspiration from the show, Telltale teased some deeper lore from the novels to have some role in their series.

Source: IB Times via Polygon

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The Walking Dead: Season Two review (Xbox One)


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The Walking Dead: Season Two was developed and published by Telltale Games. It was released on Friday, October 31 2014 for $25. A copy was provided for review purposes.

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In the end, nobody is safe from the shambling, moaning hordes of undead which populate The Walking Dead’s dystopian alternate reality. Not the characters, the fans or the general public. Robert Kirman has created a rich and culturally pervasive lore. It was inevitable that Telltale Games extremely popular The Walking Dead series of episodic interactive stories would appear on Microsoft’s Xbox One console sooner or later.

TWD:S2 picks up directly where Season One ended. Players assume the role of Clementine as she continues her journey towards adolescence in an increasingly dangerous and challenging world. The Xbox One version of TWD:S2 has been released as a complete package, which is great news for anyone as impatient as me. Let’s jump in and see if this version is worth your hard earned cash.

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Two Telltale series coming to Xbox One

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This year, masters of storytelling Telltale Games released two critically acclaimed episodic series on XBLA, and soon they’ll be telling those tales on Xbox One. Both The Walking Dead Season 2 and The Wolf Among Us will be getting next-gen retail releases this fall. Each game will be the complete experience, so you can play the story from beginning to end without all that pesky waiting between episodes. If disks aren’t your thing, both seasons will also be available to download.

For those of you wanting to continue Clementine’s story in the zombie apocalypse, The Walking Dead Season 2 will get its retail release on October 21. If you’re not caught up on the series, the first season is already available for Xbox One. If noir crime stories and magical creatures are up your alley, The Wolf Among Us will arrive a little later November 4. You can check out the dark and moody trailers for both games after the jump.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 will release episodically on Xbox in 2015


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Capcom's Resident Evil Revelations 2 for Xbox One

Capcom has announced that it will release Resident Evil Revelations 2 on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in early 2015.

At least, that’s when it will begin releasing the game. Breaking from franchise tradition, the sequel will adopt an episodic release format and will be split up into four digital episodes available for $5.99 each. It’s a release format perhaps best known to gamers thanks to another game franchise that pits humans against zombies: The Walking Dead. For its part, Capcom claims that this format is an evolution of the original Revelations‘ chapters format, though those chapters were sold together as a single release.

The publisher will release Resident Evil Revelations 2‘s episodes one week at a time before making the entire game available as a single digital release that will include some sort of additional content for $24.99. A retail version is also planned for a later date, and it will feature even more exclusive content at an MSRP of $39.99. Capcom promises that each episode “will feature hours of terrifying gameplay ending with dramatic cliff-hangers.”

Revelations 2 will put players in control of series mainstay Claire Redfield and task them with confronting the horrors of Redfield’s past. Joining her in the sequel is Moira Burton, who, along with Redfield, has been captured and must find out who took them and why.

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Telltale Games bringing The Wolf Among Us to Xbox One

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Telltale Games recently announced via Twitter that this fall they will be releasing their acclaimed adventure games, The Walking Dead (both seasons) and The Wolf Among Us on Xbox One. The Walking Dead will release in October next month, with The Wolf Among Us following in November.  Players who have played the Xbox 360 or PC editions of these games likely won’t find a compelling reason to upgrade, but for players who missed out on these games in the previous generation of consoles, this revival of the adventure genre will come as a welcome addition to the ever-growing library of titles available on Xbox One.

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Xbox 360 Ultimate Game Sale is happening now

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Major Nelson announced yesterday that Microsoft would be discounting prices on a number of Xbox 360 games during this week’s Ultimate Game Sale. Discounts will range anywhere from 30 to 75 percent. The sale will be offering both daily and weekly deals.

It is already a bit late in the day today, but if you happen to see this in time then check out today’s XBLA deals: Halo: Spartan Assault and TMNT: OOTS.

XBLA titles featured in the weekly sale include:

Major Nelson advised everyone to check his Twitter account each day to see what the daily deals will be.

This sale will run through July 14 and is available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

Source: Major Nelson

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The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 3 coming this week


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The Walking Dead fans rejoice, a new episode is right around the corner! Telltale has announced Episode 3: In Harm’s Way will shamble onto the marketplace this Wednesday, May 14. You can watch the intense new trailer above, showcasing the new characters and life-or-death situations poor Clementine will have to face in Carver’s camp. If the trailer wasn’t enough to satisfy your pre-episode curiosity, check out some screenshots here. As always the new episode will cost $4.99, or can be picked up as part of the season pass.

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First screens of The Walking Dead: In Harm’s Way

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Clementine has been through some tough times, but in the next episode of The Walking Dead she really will be In Harm’s Way. Telltale has released the first screenshots from the new episode, showing the terrors Clem and her group will face after the brutal finale of Episode 2. The episode will feature characters from Season 1’s 400 Days DLC, as well as more of Michael Madsen’s villainous William Carver. Episode 3: In Harm’s Way is coming soon, with the release date anticipated to be announced in the near future. Check out the screens after the jump.

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