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Telltale Games: Netflix, Layoffs, The Shutdown, Lawsuits, and soon, removal from stores

With one of the least expected and most devastating game studio closures in recent memory, last week saw the end of the legacy created by Telltale Games who grew from humble point and click adventure beginnings with games like Sam and Max to what some dub ‘interactive movies’ like Telltale’s The Walking Dead. In a world where corporate greed gets the best of many design teams, Telltale Games was guilty of chasing a formula for printing money. Nearly 300 people have lost their jobs (estimates ranging from 225 – 280) after being given 30 minutes notice, no severance pay, and only enough health care to last them and their families until the end of the month (which is just a few days away at the time of this writing).

While many employees from the creative team had already jumped ship, and a round of layoffs previous had promised to fix the course of the company, it is safe to say that few realized just how dire the situation was. Even though a handful of demographics considered their products ‘not real games’, most appreciated Telltale’s story-driven titles as a break from other gameplay intensive projects in their library. Telltale’s well written plots and characters made it so that even though their decision making wasn’t crucially impactful, their games were still very much enjoyable experiences. And even with way too many licenses on their hands at once, the company seemed to be getting decent sales and staying afloat.

However, deep under the surface there were tensions brewing between the developers and the executive branch of the company. Somehow, money was also beginning to run dry. New ways to monetize and spread Telltale’s ‘interactive experiences’ to a larger audience were being explored. New partnerships were being sought out for funding. All the while, gamers were waiting longer and longer for every episode and began to notice that the game engine behind these titles never improved in any substantial way. Then finally, Telltale ran out of time to fix their problems boiling under the surface, and everything seems to have overflown at once.

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Game of Thrones Season Finale Releases Next Week; Full Retail Version as well

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The sixth and final episode for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series will be available next week. ‘The Ice Dragon’ will launch on November 7th for PS4, PS3, PC/Mac, Xbox One, Xbox 360 AND compatible iOS and Android-based devices. This release will make it first time in Telltale’s history, that a finale will be available for download simultaneously across multiple platforms worldwide.

For those of you who were holding out for the retail version (Like myself), you’ll be happy to know that the full season will available on the same day in North America for PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It’ll be priced at $29.99. Europe will see a retail release on November 20th for the same consoles and PC.

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Source: Telltale Blog

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*WINNER ANNOUNCED* RGN Giveaway: Win a Copy of The Telltale Games Collection for the PS4

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RealGamerNewz has one digital North American PSN code for the Telltale Games Collection for the Sony PlayStation 4 to give away to a lucky reader courtesy of our very own PlayStation News Contributor Eric Willard.

This bundle includes five critically acclaimed series by Telltale Games:

– The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season
– The Walking Dead: Season Two
– The Wolf Among Us
– Tales from the Borderlands (Episodes 1-4 available now, Episode 5 to be released shortly)
– Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series (Episodes 1-5 available now, Episode 6 to be released shortly)

The giveaway ended on Wednesday, September 16th at 12AM CST.

The winner has been selected. Congratulations!

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Gets A Brand New Behind-The-Scenes Feature

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Cinema meets Video Games as Charles Dance (from Game of Thrones) speaks about his performance in the upcoming fantasy, role playing, action / adventure game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and how games have evolved over time to draw in more and more mature audiences.

No longer are there limitations to what the visual aspects of a game can produce. In many respects, the act of feeling as if you are within the experience, or “present”, paired with the fact that video game graphics now rival and often surpass CG found in films means that a AAA game production can have superior storytelling to a big-budget blockbuster.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt runs on REDengine 3 with Umbra 3 PhysX and SpeedTree tools implemented and will become available on PlayStation 4, Xbox ONE, and Windows PC (through GOG and Steam) on May 19, 2015 and promises to be quite an epic experience. For more related reading about the game, including a vast amount of details and the best bits of our coverage on its development over the past couple of years be sure to check out The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Goes Gold + Everything We Know Inside This Article.

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Game of Thrones: Episode 2 – The Lost Lords Review

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Game of Thrones on Xbox One is back for another round at RealGamerNewz. When we last left you off, things were going a bit crazy. We’ve reached the point where Ironrath is held by Whitehill but the real intensity again comes from interpersonal drama between the characters involved. This episode will see players taking the role of various characters (such as Asher) including some less than favorite folks you may know from the show. The Lost Lords kicks off with one of the famous double, triple betrayal moments that made the HBO show Game of Thrones popular in the first place, and pits you right in the middle of a scandal through which you wind up being framed.

There are moments where the game takes a sort of point and click adventure approach. Weapons can be grabbed from the environment, and information can be derived depending on the choices you make when interacting with objects around you. The combat system is at its finest for true Telltale style as dodging, attack timing, and quickly making precise selections as to which attacks to make plays a crucial role in each scene. The brutality, cussing, and overall darkness of the atmosphere are what you will know, love, and expect if you’re at all a fan of the Game of Thrones television series.

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Final Verdict:

There has been some fair amount of criticism as to the lack of weight some decisions players make have on the overall outcome of the scenes in this episode of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series. That being said, the second episode of this game features a more interesting series of combat scenes and for me as a gamer, I find that more important. All the deep story-line branches and viscous double crossing that players expect to see is here. Even if you have never seen the HBO television series, interesting characters who have a lot going on are at each other’s throats and it makes for a great time.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 8 / 10

RGN Rating: Silver Game

Developer: Telltale Games

Publisher: Telltale Games

Available On: PS4 | XO | PC | PS3 | 360 | Mac OS X

Played On: Xbox One

iPad Version Also Available on iTunes

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.

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Here’s the Full Trailer for Telltale’s Game of Thrones – Episode Two

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Telltale Games has released another trailer for the second episode of their Game of Thrones series. This version is a bit longer than the previous trailer and offers fans, an idea of what to expect in “The Lost Lords”. Obviously one can expect spoilers have you haven’t played the first episode. You’ve been warned.

 

Episode 2 kicks off tomorrow for PS3, PS4, PC/MAC and STEAM. Xbox owners can download it on February 4th, while Android and iOS users can own the 5th.

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Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series – Episode 1: Iron from Ice Launch Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Episode 1: Iron form Ice Launch Trailer of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series.

Genre(s): Graphic adventure
Platform(s): Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Telltale Games
Developer(s): Telltale Games
Release Date (NA): TBA

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Telltale’s Game of Thrones Release Dates Revealed

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The official release dates for the first episode of Telltale’s, episodic Game of Thrones title, has been revealed. Episode one, titled “Iron From Ice” will be available for download on  December 2, 2014 for PC/Mac and PS4 in NA, Dec 3 for Xbox One and 360, PS4 in EU. December 4 for iOS. You can see the official tweet below.

The PS3 version will release a few days later on the 9th of December. Android dates to be revealed soon.

“Iron From Ice” will be the first on six episodes, instead of the usual five per season. It will star family members from the House Forrester and players will take control of five of them; each offering a different perspective on the story. The full trailer will be released on Monday. The teaser can be seen below.

 

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Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series – Teaser [HD 1080P]

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Teaser of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series.

Genre(s): Graphic adventure
Platform(s): Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Telltale Games
Developer(s): Telltale Games
Release Date (NA): TBA

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Rumor: Is This What Telltale’s Game of Thrones Looks Like?

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The first episode for Telltale Games’ upcoming Game of Thrones adaptation is almost upon us. Despite that, no one knew what the game or its characters looked like, as Telltale has been keeping it a close guarded secret. Well that may have just changed, thanks to twitter account @lifelower, whose description reads, “XBLA Watchdog! Exploring for upcoming XBLA & putting them on the release calendar.”

The account has shared the eight screens below.

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Telltale Games has not confirmed the legitimacy of these photos, nor have they denied them, so for now take them with a grain of salt. If these screens are faux, then whoever created them did a very impressive job, combining Telltale’s signature art style with the look of the popular HBO show.

Episode one of six, “Iron From Ice” is due out before the end of this year for PS4, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC/Mac and iOS. Stay tuned for more details.

Source: lifelower

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Telltale’s Game of Thrones Will Be longer than Their Previous Titles

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Telltale Games just sent out a tweet letting their fans know that the first episode of their Game of Thrones title will be releasing soon.

What’s interesting is that the tweet refers to ‘Iron From Ice’ as episode one of six. Telltale’s seasons usually last for five episodes. If this going to be a new standard for their episodic games, or just exclusive to GoT, remains to be seen.

It was recently revealed that players will be switching through five playable characters this time around. Each character is a member of the same family and the choices made will “affect everyone in the family.”

“That adds a whole new layer to things that we’re really excited about,” said Steve Allison, Telltale’s senior vice president of publishing

Stay tuned for more details, including a release date.

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SDCC 2014: Game of Thrones’ Arya in Talks For a Role in The Last of Us Movie

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That’s right, for those of you who weren’t aware, there are plans to adapt Naughty Dog’s PS3 masterpiece ‘The Last of Us’ as a major motion picture.

Director Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, Original Spider-Man trilogy) and Creative Director Neil Druckmann (The Last of Us) surprised the audience today during the Screen Gems panel at San Diego Comic-Con to discuss the film adaptation. The role of Joel was not mentioned but the duo dropped a bombshell revelation on who they have in conversed with on playing Ellie; Maisie Williams. Williams is best known for her portrayal of Arya Stark on the hit HBO series Game of Thrones.

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Nothing is set in stone as according to BadassDigest , “they had only met for coffee” and Druckmann asked the audience to ask Williams about the role during the Game of Thrones panel later on. Neil Druckmann is writing the film’s script while Raimi will take on the role of its producer. No director has been attached and a release date has not been set as the movie is still in the early stages.

According to Sam, the adaptation will be faithful to its source material “What’s unique is that Neil’s writing the script. I have a great deal of confidence we’re going to end up with a script that’s true to the strengths of the game.”

Here’s the Limited Edition poster being given away today.

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24: Live Another Day To Feature Game Of Thrones Star Michelle Fairley

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FOX is planning to bring everyone’s favorite anti-terrorist figurehead back with a bang. No, not George W. Bush, Jack Bauer. In 24: Live Another Day Jack will pick up where things left off and head up another CTU-centric extravaganza that debuts with Bauer as a wanted man on the run. It was revealed today that Michelle Fairley will be cast in the television series which is debuting for the first time this May 5, 2014.

[Source: Deadline via ScreenRant]

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Telltale Games Just Showed The Industry Who’s Boss

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Not only did the rumor for a Game of Thrones Telltale video game come true (see trailer here) as well as a completely unexpected Tales from the Borderlands (Borderlands / Telltale mashup) uncovered (trailer here). The Game of Thrones game will be releasing some time in 2014 (most likely for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, and iOS).

Telltale is working with HBO closely in production of this title while Gearbox is working with Telltale on the Borderlands crossover set to include new characters and feel like a Telltale formula title. With The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead entering Episode 2 and Season 2 (respectively) and these three new games hitting the market in the near future, Telltale Games has just effectively showed the industry who’s boss by proving they are perhaps one of the hardest working and most fan-satisfying companies around. And let’s not forget the team just put together Jurassic Park: The Game as well as other projects.

In their recent Behind The Scenes of The Wolf Among Us feature we got to see even deeper into their minds. What’s next Telltale? World domination? Keep your eyes on the prize as this rising studio which has always been highly revered by gamers and critics alike takes things to a new level.

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Telltale Rumored To Be Working On Game Of Thrones Game

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***UPDATE: RUMOR CONFIRMED – LINK HERE***

This is one of those rumors that can be placed under the awesome if it turns out to be true category. It appears that Telltale Games are working on an episodic adaptation of the popular series, Game of Thrones. This is all according to IGN who “learned from multiple sources” of this potentially exciting news.

Telltale are certainly no strangers when it comes to adapting popular licensed franchises, having worked on the likes of Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, The Walking Dead and more recently The Wolf Among Us : Episode 1 (RGN scored it a 9/10) so this doesn’t seem farfetched.

When asked about the rumor Telltale responded “We get these sorts of rumors about what we could be working on next cropping up all the time. Officially we have no comment,”

Whether the game will be based on the books by G.R.R. Martin or the HBO adaptation was not mentioned.

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