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The Walking Dead Season 1 Shambles Onto Nintendo Switch Next Tuesday

Posted on August 22, 2018 by Rae Michelle Richards

Telltale’s The Walking Dead has been going for 6 years now, you’d think that it’d been ported to every platform imaginable but there’s still at least one that hasn’t caught the undead plague – the Nintendo Switch. Potential survivors will be able to play Telltale’s inaugural season when the whole thing drops onto the E-Shop next Tueday – August 28th. Purchases of The Walking Dead: Season One on Switch will also include the previously DLC only add-on 400 days and upgraded visual performance.  

Season One isn’t the only chapter in this long running series to get the Switch treatment. The Walking Dead: Season 2 and The Walking Dead: A New Frontier will both be ported to Switch by the end of 2018 with further details being released in the future. Earlier this month The Walking Dead: The Final Chapter episode 1 was released on all major consoles including the Switch! 

Source: Telltale PR 


Grab The Latest Guilty Gear Game For $8 With PlayStation’s ‘Attack of the Blockbuster’ Sale

Posted on August 15, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Attack of the Blockbuster’ isn’t the return of the now defunct 90s / 00s video rental chain but the name of the latest large sale on the PlayStation Network. Featuring games from publishers like Electronic Arts, Arc System Works, 2K Games, Activision, Square Enix, Nippon Ichi Software and Square Enix – it is clear that Sony is going for AAA deals this week.

Some of the standout titles (at least to my tastes) include a deeply discounted Dead or Alive 5: The Last Round, Final Fantasy HD Collection (hey two games for the price of one!), the PS4 port of Ultra Despair Girls and Resident Evil Origins. A few of these games we’ve seen cheaper on PlayStation before – like Battlefront & the Season Pass which have been as low as $5 each and the Saints Row Double Pack (Gat out of Hell + Saints Row IV).

Personally, I already nabbed the $8 copy of Guilty Gear: Revelator for my PlayStation 4. This is the latest title in the storied franchise and I’ve missed it every time a 14 day free trial of modern Guilty Gear has come up  on PSN (one with the original release of Guilty Gear Sign and most recently with the expansion Revelator 2).

For fighting fans looking to try one of Arc System Works latest titles on the cheap, this is an excellent opportunity – featuring 20 characters, exclusive Japanese Audio and a beautiful 2D/3D anime aesthetic. Recently an expansion was released, oddly titled Revelator 2 despite being an expansion, that includes all of the content from Revelator plus two new characters: Baiken and Answer and exclusive story chapters for those two fighters. If you absolutely must play with the latest balance passes it is actually cheaper to buy the original Guilty Gear: Revelator for $8CDN and the upgrade DLC to Revelator 2 for $24.99 ($32.00 total) versus the full priced single download @ $53.99 CDN.

Without further ado here are the deals the stood out in this weeks sale:

  • Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 – $12.99 CDN (PS4)
  • Blazblue: Central Fiction – $31.99 CDN (PS4)
  • Final Fantasy VII – $7.99 CDN (PS4)
  • Guilty Gear: Revelator – $7.99 (PS4)
  • Dragon Age Origins: Game of the Year Edition (includes all DLC) – $16.04 CDN (PS4)
  • Dead or Alive: The Last Round – $15.99 CDN (PS4)
  • Daganronpa 1+2 Reloaded (Collection) – $26.99 CDN (PS4)
  • Metro Redux Bundle (Last Light + 2033) – $8.99 CDN (PS4)
  • The Walking Dead: Season 1 by Telltale – $7.99 CDN (PS4)

For a complete list of all Attack of the Blockbuster sales head on over to the PlayStation Store.

[Header Image By Sergey Galyonkin, Licensed Under Creative Commons]


Walking Dead: The Tell Tale Series- A New Frontier episode 5: From the Gallows review

Posted on July 27, 2017 by Meghan Kass

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier has finally concluded and closed out Season three of the Telltale Walking Dead series. The fifth episode, From The Gallows, closes the story of Javier and his time with Clementine. While the Walking Dead episodes have been mostly good so far, how will the end hold up? With this season end with a whimper, or a bang? And what could this ending mean for future seasons?


This episode does answer some questions for us regarding Javier’s past. We learn how his father got sick and with what. We learn that Javier had promised his father, Salvador to stick with his brother and that the family would take care of eachother no matter what after the Salvador was gone, or not depending on your choices. I chose to respect Salvador’s wishes as the fight that happened between Javier and David seemed to quite upset him.

After the game is done in the past, we return back to a chaotic Richmond that is being overtaken by the dead. There is a lot of guilt between the group over what happened, and a lot of anger in Richmond, which Javier is mostly blamed for. Depending on past choices, some characters may show up again and others may not be able to escape from death. Javier’s trust will be tested as well as your morals. Will the group understand and stand by you? Or will anger and resentment rise? Who will stay and who will leave? That remains ultimately up to the player.

There are no significant changes to the gameplay in this episode. There are some exciting areas, such as rooftops of building and an instance where you need to climb across helicopter blades to get across a gap in a bridge and having to get across a group of walkers undetected. The main appeal of this episode is really the choices you have to make and concluding the story with the outcome you feel is best. I think this episode had some of the most impactful moments that showed you the results of earlier choices and had you make significant new choices. Because I was quite attached to these characters, who ended up with me by the end and some of the choices I had to make regarding certain characters made me feel a bit emotional, which meant Telltale was certainly doing a good job. I feel while the story almost went in a ridiculous, convoluted direction for a bit, that this episode took it back a bit and let us be with just a select few characters and give us some strong family moments. I was satisfied with the endings, especially the one I got my first play through that involved staying with Kate to save Richmond. I felt it was the best ending, that gave the most hopeful ending for future seasons in which Clem might be the controllable, lead character again, but your milage may vary depending on how you played the game and how attached you became to the group.

Overall, I feel this was a very strong end to a good season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead. I would recommend this to anyone who hasn’t played it in full yet, especially since it is available on disc now as well as for download at a reasonable price. I feel this series has not overstayed its welcome yet and out of all of Telltale’s series, this is probably my favorite next to Sam and Max. I can’t wait to see what Telltale has in store for the Walking Dead next, especially for Clem and her journey to reunite with her only family.



The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Ends Next Tuesday

Posted on May 26, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Telltale’s The Walking Dead: A New Frontier will see its conclusion with the release of episode 5 next Tuesday – May 30th and It will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, iOS and Android.

What will happen to the residents of Richmond as everything hangs on the edge of oblivion? You’ll have to play the game to find out when it releases next week. Our reviews editor Meghan Kass has been reviewing the episodes as they’ve been released so make sure to check out a couple of her reviews to catch up.

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier serves as both a sequel to the excellent The Walking Dead Season 2 for existing players and a fresh start for newcomers. As a treat for players of the previous entries, Clementine (the protagonist from Season 2) makes an appearance in A New Frontier.


Walking Dead: A New Frontier- Episode 4 “Thicker Than Water” | Review

Posted on May 17, 2017 by Meghan Kass

There is one issue I find with the episodic format for games, and that is also the same problem I have with television episodes as well; sometimes you get episodes that are just bridges to bigger idea or moment instead of entertaining moments in and of themselves and leave you feeling a little less than fulfilled, yet still wanting more because of the implications of what’s to come. As the penultimate episode of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier comes and goes, I can’t help but feel a little hungry for more, and not in the best of ways.


Walking Dead: A New Frontier episode four opens with a family moment from before the Walkers became a problem. We join Javier and David hitting baseballs at the batting cages with the choice of either showing off and upsetting David or being humble. Either way, David proposes you look after his family when he joins the military. This moment highlights the major difference between New Frontier and past Walking Dead seasons. We are reminded that our protagonists are not a found family as in previous seasons, but a family that is already established and even has biological attachments. While we had characters in the past that were already a family (such as Kenny, Katjaa and Kenny Jr.) they were never focused on. Looking back on the past of this family in moments like this helps build a connection not just to the individual characters, but to the family as a whole. One may hate David, but there is a complexity to the story that makes you feel for the family and wants them to be rejoined regardless of past sins. That of course, does not change your ability to choose others over blood relations such as David. You get to truly decide if blood is “thicker than water” or not. Me personally, I got quite frustrated with David and often made choices that were not in his best interest regardless of how torn I felt doing it.



These conflicted, strong feelings are what Telltale thrives in, and you get quite a few of these moments in episode four, but unfortunately they happen mainly at the end of the episode. Most of the episode is escaping your current stuck situation and getting out of Richmond with ideally the whole family, both blood and found. You make various choices based on who you want to be loyal to and what you feel the best plan of escape is. Aside from actually implementing the plan and making your attempt, the episode doesn’t offer much until the end when some big plot points and choices happen and a beautifully bittersweet flashback involving Clem, that only further emphasized what a nurturing and caring girl she has grown to be. At times, I had a hard time staying invested in most of the episode because it just felt like a long series of steps to take to get to the real story and when the story finally picked up, it was the end.
Overall, while the episode offered some strong, small moments and a fantastic bang of an end, the majority of the episode seems to be a means to an end. If this was part of a single long video game or a movie, it would be a small, low key, quiet part and wouldn’t feel nearly as unsatisfying. As an episode of a once per month story, I couldn’t help but feel slightly disappointed. I can only hope the grand finale will be worth the wait and if the ending is any indication, I look forward to seeing what The Walking Dead has in story for its audience.



The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series- A New Frontier episode 3: Above the Law | Review

Posted on April 9, 2017 by Meghan Kass

Telltale Games has come out with the newest episode in their Walking Dead series. While the two part opener was good, it needed to really develop our new protagonist in order to live up to the love that the games built up for Clementine or even Lee. Javier is certainly not unlikable, but can Telltale continue its line up of strong protagonists? Can they build up Javier without neglecting Clementine? How will the story of Javier’s group progress and what will be learned about this New Frontier? This mid season episode has a lot of answers and story to unbox. This episode has a lot of story points and character development to look at, and less gameplay aspects to talk about, so minor spoilers are to follow, but nothing that ruins the episode. I recommend if you have played the episodes up to this point, definitely continue despite the lacking gameplay


The episode opens up by diving into Javier’s past and how he began to lead the family after his brother David’s absence. We see thatKate is hesitant to take action against the walkers and the kids are hesitant to leave without their father, but you must make the hard choice of either staying and risking the walkers becoming too numerous and overwhelming or leave and hope that David finds the group later down the road. His conversations with Kate and the kids when deciding how to handle their uncertain future offer quieter, but essential moments that help enrich the characters and offers some insight into how they ended up in their present situation and why they might feel the way they do. Getting this insight and character development really shows how much Telltale cares about their protagonists for the Walking Dead and puts at ease concerns that may have risen about switching protagonists for this season. We see how hard it is for Javier to take the leadership role, how hard it is for Kate to protect her loved ones while seeing such gruesome sights and how hard it is for the children, especially Gabe, to leave their father behind.


We also get some insight into what has happened to Clementine and her time with The New Frontier. We see how she got her tattoo, how she became a loner again after finding some stability and what choices she had to make to save her only remaining ties to family. A major discovery happens concerning AJ and we see that Telltale has not given up on Clementine or her story regardless of the change of protagonists. Clem is still as interesting and even heartbreaking a story as ever. We learn more about the connection between Javier, Clem and the New Frontier and the title “Above the Law” becomes very clear as we go deeper into how The New Frontier works. As the trailer for the episode showed, David reunites with his family, creating some hard choices for the family. Do they accept David back? Do they side with the New Frontier now that they learn David is involved? You need to make your own decisions and judgments after some investigation and conversations. There are some interesting developments, but it soon becomes a bit convoluted and frustrating when dealing with some dubious characters. There were times I even went against how I normally would respond in order to take a more aggressive action as opposed to a diplomatic response because of my frustration. The plus side is that this lead to some interesting responses from those around me.

Overall, this episode was wonderful for the character development and bonding with our new protagonists, but somewhat lacking in the rest of the departments that would have knocked it out of the park. There is certainly no reason to give up on this season or The Walking Dead now, so play for yourselves and discover why some are “Above The Law”.



Walking Dead: A New Frontier: Episode 1- Ties That Bond (Part one and two)

Posted on January 17, 2017 by Meghan Kass

It is not a secret that I have a great fondness for Telltale and their games. As much as I love their games, I feel none compare to what they have done with The Walking Dead. While others may differ in opinion, I personally feel not only has Telltale done an impressive job with the series, I feel they may have even surpassed the TV show at this point. I have followed Clementine and her many companions and stories since season one of the Telltale series and not only have they made one of the most charming children characters to date, but they managed to get us emotionally invested in her and all the characters involved in this series for the entire 20+ hours of the games. Each episode has made me beg for more and many have made me hold my breath, cringe at their pain and even cry. With part one and two of season three out and ready to play, can the series keep up the momentum, or is Telltale beginning to lose steam?

It is hard to judge the first two episodes individually, so I chose to view them as one long episode. This time we are not following Clementine as a main character, but instead are playing a new character named Javier “Javi” Garcia and following his life and story beginning from before the zombie apocalypse leaves the world in shambles and disorder. Javier is the prodigal son of the Garcia family. Resented by his older brother, David and beloved by the rest of his family, Javier has made some mistakes with his life, but wants to pull his life together after a family tragedy and begin to truly grow up. Once the “muertos” begin to take over, Javier puts those words and intentions into action and soon he is raising his niece and nephew with his sister-in-law on the road, trying to keep ahead of the hoards of dead and make sure they have what they need to survive day by day while keeping the children’s best interest at heart (and maybe sneaking some adult fun at times). Along the way there are choices to be made and people who you must decide to trust or maybe even hurt. Will you decide to open fire or negotiate? Will you murder or show mercy? Will you take a stranger’s word on faith and hope they won’t turn on you? Will you stay at what seems like a safe location or keep moving? Even more important, how will you interact and treat Clementine? Has growing up in such a chaotic world so quickly turned her into your enemy? Or will she become a strong ally and even friend of your family and still show her good heart? What has happened to Clementine between season 2 and 3?  All are wonderfully emotional moments and make for a wonderful story.

What I love is the uncertainty of this game that you feel along with the characters. Telltale keeps you on the edge of your seat through much of the first two parts of this season. While a couple of instances telegraphed some events and once even made me roll my eyes because I just knew what was going to happen, most of the time, I couldn’t tell what would happen next. I genuinely cared about Javi and his family and love the diversity the family brings to the world. Telltale does a good job as always with representation of many cultures, races and creeds. The cinematography and editing of the cut scenes felt very real to me and sometimes reminded me of a live action show and not just a video game, even with the stylized design. The gameplay was fun, and I only wish there were more zombie shooting moments as I had the most fun picking them off like ducks in a shooting gallery.

The only complaint overall I had was a couple of predictable, telegraphed moments among the uncertain atmosphere that somewhat throw off the experience and some stiff character movements. Overall, this is looking to be just as good as season one and two and has the potential to be one of the best in Telltales library. I recommend this wholeheartedly along with the rest of the series and can’t wait for more.



PlayStation Plus Review: November 2015

Posted on November 11, 2015 by Kenny Keelan

This month provides a little bit of the good, the bad, and the downright ugly on the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection front, this month, and I’m here to provide you a little insight on what you’re getting, this month, in case you didn’t rush out and get the games already or missed out on them.


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Xbox Live Sale Starts Today

Posted on March 26, 2013 by Joshua Rust

For those of you who have a stockpile of Microsoft Points horded up, get ready for a sale that might make you spend them. Microsoft is hosting a sale over Xbox Live that includes Season Passes, Xbox Live Arcade games, DLC, and Games On Demand. Ranging from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Max Payne 3, L.A. Noire, The Walking Dead, and more! The sale starts today, March 26th, and will last until April 1st.Read More


The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Launch Trailer

Posted on March 18, 2013 by Joshua Rust

Activision and Terminal Reality have released a launch trailer ahead of the March 19th release date for The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct game that will launch on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and the Wii U. Staring as the crossbow wielding Daryl Dixon, from the T.V. show, you will get to see what Daryl and brother Merle had to endure while on the way to the “safe haven” in Atlanta. Therefore, this game takes place before the first season of The Walking Dead T.V. show which adds a nice continuum to the long time fans. Question remains if this is a solid first person title or if it’s a cheap cash-in on a well established name?Read More


The Walking Dead Season 2 Coming Fall 2013

Posted on March 7, 2013 by Joshua Rust

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For those of you in Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil – you should be happy to know that The Walking Dead: Season 1 from Telltale Games is now available to you all despite all the rating setbacks. So that’s really good news as this is one of the best point-and-click games that I’ve ever played. Even more so, it’s one of the best told storylines in recent years as well.

Confirmed by GameInformer, it appears that Telltale Games has been hard at work on the next set of episodes (Season 2) for Fall of 2013 – yes this Fall!!! It was stated by Eurogamer that the Season 2 of The Walking Dead would launch Fall of 2014, but that information was wrong.

So we only have a few more months before we can get our hands on the next round of episodes for the ever popular Walking Dead game. It’s been said that the choices made in the first five episodes will be expanded upon further in the next season. Personally, I’d really like to see what happens to Clementine after the events of the last episode…

What are some of your favorite moments from The Walking Dead game?


The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Gameplay Video

Posted on January 2, 2013 by Joshua Rust

Now this isn’t the other Walking Dead game…you know the one that has won numerous awards from varying publications. No this is the first person perspective game that has had little to no attention or information besides a few screenshots. Well, that was until now. Now granted The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct does not have firm release date (except sometime this year) judge this gameplay trailer accordingly. There is still time for lots of polish.

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Now, I don’t know about you all…but I get a very Left 4 Dead vibe from this video. Again, granted it doesn’t look amazing I’m really hoping that time will turn this game into something amazing and this isn’t just some cheap attempt to cash in on an established name. But, time will tell!


The Walking Dead is Your Game of the Year

Posted on December 7, 2012 by Jason Bassett

Tonight at the Video Game Awards, we were finally told what this year’s Game of the Year award is and that game is The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead is an episodic downloadable title from TellTale Games and has been the topic of much conversation in the gaming world.

The Walking Dead managed to beat out other games like Journey which also been hyped to win the game of the year after Journey’s video game music composer Austin Wintory was nominated for a Grammy this week. Among the other nominees that were beaten were Mass Effect 3, Dishonored and Assassin’s Creed III.

The Walking Dead also won for Best Downloadable Game.


Episode 5 Of Telltales’ The Walking Dead Hits Next Week!

Posted on November 14, 2012 by Joshua Rust

The Walking Dead

Telltale has announced today that the finale of it’s five part episodic game will hit marketplaces next week! Subtitled “No Time Left”, it will be available November 20 on the PlayStation Network in North America. As well as November 21 in the EU alongside Xbox, PC, Mac, and iOS versions.

Oddly enough, no mention of the Xbox 360 version for North America was detailed. But one would have to assume that it will come out November 20th as well. Again: assume.

I’ve played the first three episodes so far and I have loved every one of them even more that the last one that was released. I’ve been waiting for Episode 5 to release so I can just go through it all without the suspense of waiting. Telltale has also hinted around about there being a “Season 2” to this as well. I hope so, these games are amazing (especially for a point-n-click).

Anyone planning on picking this up next week? If so, what have you thought of the series so far?


Activision/Terminal Reality Names The Walking Dead ‘Survival Instinct’

Posted on October 26, 2012 by Joshua Rust

Terminal Reality, known for BloodRayne & Kinect: Star Wars, along with Activision have announced the name to their Walking Dead game cleverly titled: The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.

Completely unrelated to the fantastic Telltale Walking Dead game episode series, Survival Instinct is a first person shooter that places you in the role of Daryl Dixon. Who by far is my favorite character in the franchise thus far.

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is a prequel to the T.V. series as it takes place before Daryl and his infamous brother Merle make it to Atlanta. This game will focus the brothers making their way through the Georgia countryside to the “safe” city of Atlanta. While you only play as Daryl, you can bet that Merle will be there to give you grief throughout the entire game.

You will also meet fellow survivors along the way which you can either help or leave to their own devices, but the consequences of doing so may come back to haunt you.

No set date has been revealed so far for The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, but it is expected to launch sometime next year. If you’re a fan of the tv series, join us on our forums and discuss it there! Spoilers are there, so you’ve been warned!


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