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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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Get Ready to Cry Wolf: Season Finale for The Wolf Among Us Out Next Week

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Telltale Games has dropped the trailer for the final episode in their acclaimed series. The award wining developer has also revealed yhat Episode 5: Cry Wolf will be available for download next week .

7/8 – PC/Mac worldwide,@PlayStation North America
7/9 -@Xbox 360 worldwide,@PlayStation Europe
7/10 – iOS @AppStore

The trailer’s description reads:

“Following a bloody trail of murder and corruption, Bigby Wolf confronts a powerful enemy: a dark force that has been feeding on the desperation of Fabletown’s seedy underbelly. But when hidden truths are revealed, you must decide exactly what justice means in the gripping season finale of The Wolf Among Us.”

Can’t wait, you can view the trailer below. Beware of spoilers if you haven’t caught up.

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Yeesh! A face only a Mother could love.

 

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Gamefly Lists The Wolf Among Us for PS4 and Xbox One

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It seems another one of Telltale Game’s episodic series is coming to next-generation consoles. First Gamestop lists the first season of the critically acclaimed The Walking Dead: Game of the Year . Now online retailer and rental service, Gamefly has listed the first season of Telltale’s latest series, The Wolf Among Us for current gen consoles as well as PS4 and Xbox One.  The release date is 12/31/14 but that is no doubt a placeholder but suggests a 2014 if true. Telltale has yet to comment on or confirm this however, so for now take it all with a grain of salt.

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The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 — A Crooked Mile – Accolades Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Episode 3 Accolades Trailer of The Wolf Among Us.

Genre(s): Graphic Adventure
Platform(s): iOS, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
Publisher(s): Telltale Games
Developer(s): Telltale Games
Release Date (NA): Q2 2014

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The Wolf Among Us (Fire TV Game) – Episode 3 Launch Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Check out the Episode 3 Launch Trailer of The Wolf Among Us presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

Genre(s): Graphic Adventure
Platform(s): Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
Publisher(s): Telltale Games
Developer(s): Telltale Games
Release Date (NA): Q2 2014

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The Wolf Among Us Season Pass Issue Resolved

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Xbox Live sends you a message regarding the Season Pass, they send you a code to redeem the episode for free. Now the Season Pass is not totally resolved but this is fixed at least for players to play for now.

  

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The Wolf Among Us Episode 2 Does Not Download Free For Season Pass Holders On Xbox 360 **Update 3**

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When I turned on my Xbox 360 I expected to able to download The Wolf Among Us Season Pass Episode 2 Smoke and Mirrors. But it keeps trying to make me $4.99 plus tax for it. So far no update but this really doesn’t look good right now. RGN has reached out to Telltale Games as well as their PR reps and will update readers on what the situation is and when the download is available, some time hopefully today.

**Update #3: Telltale reps have issued a second remark about the Xbox 360 Season Pass holders.

**Update #2: Telltale representative has issued a statement on the forums regarding the issue.

“We are aware of the issue on Xbox Live Marketplace affecting Season Pass owners of The Wolf Among Us where the user is still prompted to purchase Episode 2 even though they own the Season Pass. There appears to be an issue on Xbox Live affecting multiple titles with DLC offerings and Microsoft is actively working to resolve the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience and are hopeful it will be resolved soon.”

So it seems to be an issue on Xbox Live’s end as other DLC is being affected. We will keep you posted.

**Update: We have received the following reply from the official XboxSupport Twitter page.

Found out this could possibly be a issue on Xbox Live and take a few days to fix, possibly till the weekend but maybe this friday.

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The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2 – Smoke & Mirrors Trailer [HD 1080P] **Update** w/Release info

 

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The Smoke & Mirrors Trailer of The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2.

Update**

Telltale games have confirmed via twitter that episode 2 will launch next week. February 4th for PC/Mac and PS3 in NA and Feb 5th for Xbox 360 (NA/EU) and PS3 (EU). It will also be available on the iOS Appstore. Stay tuned for the review.

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The Wolf Among Us – PlayStation Vita Trailer [HD 1080P]

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The PlayStation Vita Trailer of The Wolf Among Us. Check out our review of the Xbox 360 / PlayStation 3 version here, “The Wolf Among Us (Episode 1: Faith) Review”. Release Window: Fall 2013.

 

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The Wolf Among Us Episode 1: Faith Review

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Based on the award-winning Fables comic books by Bill Willingham, The Wolf Among Us is developer Telltale games’ (creators of 2012 GOTY: The Walking Dead) newest title to be released. Featuring a dark and twisted take on fairy tale lore and its characters, TWAU will tell its tale (pun intended) across five episodes. The first episode titled “Faith”, starts things off.

Story & Characters: TWAU is a prequel to the Fables comic books. Bigby Wolf (formerly known as the Big Bad Wolf), is the Sheriff of Fabletown who is tasked with protecting its inhabitants; fairy tale beings known as fables. The story told so far is one full of intrigue, mystery, and tragedy as Bigby attempts to solve the grisly murder of a fable. His investigation will lead to encounters with several different fairy tale characters; from the volatile Huntsman to the foul mouth Mr. Toad. Most of them are rather interesting in their own way, thanks to some great dialogue and acting. The story isn’t all doom and gloom by the way as the writers did a great job balancing in humor and not making it feel cheesy or out of place.

One of the best things about this tale, is the fact that it tailors to how you play. Anyone who has played past Telltale games such as The Walking Dead will be quite familiar. The Wolf Among Us follows the same premise but to an even greater effect. This time around, this story doesn’t just play out based on how the player acts but also when they choose to.

I’ve played through the Faith episode twice. The first time my choices were more organic; as I chose based on my feelings and how I would react in those situations. This resulted in Bigby being kind, cool headed and understanding at some points. Others he was mean, ill-tempered, and a straight up d*ck. The second time, opposite choices were made and some of the differences are major and very impressive. I won’t go into them as to avoid spoilers. Just know that no two players will walk away with the exact same experience. The choices made don’t just affect how the story plays out in episode one, they will have consequences that will carry throughout all five.

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Graphics, Glitches & Engine Performance: Seeing as it is based off of a comic book series, the game features a similar art style. It’s not one that everyone will like, seeing as the characters and environment won’t be as detailed as say GTA V, but it looks great and works within this particular universe. It looks even better than last years’ The Walking Dead.

There are no major glitches to report. After two play-throughs, the only noticeable issue was a drop in frame-rate whenever the game would load a new chapter. Thankfully it only lasts for about 10 seconds at the most. Nothing game breaking.

Gameplay/Controls: This plays pretty much exactly like The Walking Dead. For those of you who are unfamiliar, you control Bigby with the left analog (for consoles obviously) for movement. The right analog controls the cursor. This cursor allows Bigby to interact with certain objects of interest within the world around him after pressing the corresponding button. It is not a control scheme that everyone will love but those who’ve played The Walking Dead will feel right at home.

When it comes to conversing with the different characters in this game, the players are presented with four different choices or things for Bigby to say. Just hit the corresponding button to perform the choice, though you have to be quick about it as your time to react is limited. It’s a rather simple control scheme but it results in some very engaging gameplay.

The story and characters are what drive the game. Due to this, players will spend most of their time interacting with the world around Bigby and the characters he meets; discovering clues and piecing together the puzzle in an attempt to solve the mystery.

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While there aren’t many, the game does throw in some action sequences to break up the investigating. Combat is basically a quick time event, as the player must hit the correct button or perform the proper action with the analog stick to survive. As with the conversation system, your time to react in a fight is limited as well, resulting in combat sequences that really keep you on your toes. Failing to perform an action won’t result in instant death, unless you fail to dodge a killing blow, the sequence will just play out differently. The fights I engaged in during my two play-throughs are proof of that. Overall the combat was brutal and satisfying.

Soundtrack, Audio, Voice: The voice acting is very good It is quite obvious that the voice actors really enjoyed the roles they played. The Wolf Among Us features some memorable characters because of it – Chuck Kourouklis’ Mr. Toad being the real stand out. Audio is great, the sound effects were top notch, and there were no issues to report. The music really captures the dark tone of the game. It’s the type of music that sticks in your head even after you’ve put the controller down. Eerie stuff.

Replay Value: High. Similar to The Walking Dead episodes, Faith only takes about two hours to beat for the average player. That being said, with multiple choices to make and ways the story can play out players will have an incentive to go back and replay it. A great art style, sound, brutal combat, memorable characters, and unlockable extras also help.

Final Verdict: Faith is an amazing start to what is shaping up to be another gem of a game from Telltale. With a captivating story and great characters, it is an experience that is hard to put down. In 2012 they delivered one of the best video game experiences with The Walking Dead. If the next four episodes maintain this level of quality or even exceed it, then this will end up being their best game yet. Episode 1: Faith of The Wolf Among Us earns a Gold 9/10 rating from RealGamerNewz.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 9/10

RGN Rating: Gold Game

Developer / Publisher: Telltale Games

Available On: Xbox 360’s XBLA, Windows PC, Mac OS X, & PS3’s PSN (Oct 15th). Episode 1 for $4.99 and $14.99 for a Season Pass which includes the forthcoming episodes 1-5*.

Played On: Xbox 360

*Editor’s Note: The season pass for the PSN version covers all episodes for $19.99.

Review Copy Info- A digital copy of this game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this review.

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The Walking Dead: Episode One Being Offered FREE on Xbox Live / PlayStation Network

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US accounts for the Xbox Live and PlayStation Network services on Xbox 360 and PS3 are able to download The Walking Dead: Episode One video game by Telltale Games, although it is unclear how long this will last. The Wolf Among Us has also been put up for pre-order by Telltale Games and it is highly likely that the game is being offered free as a guerrilla advertising technique. Valhalla Knights was recently seen to be free in the same way (and still is at the time of this post) and is also expected to be a form of promotion for the upcoming Valhalla Knights 3. Digital Distribution has its perks after all.

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Telltale Games Presents The Wolf Among Us

Telltale Games has let the world know that the game based on DC Universe comic world is titled The Wolf Among Us. In the following game, which is expected to release showing off the grim and dismal side to the world of Fables, places emphasis on player discretion and character choice driving the gameplay experience of the title.

The main character is called Bigby Wolf and is essentially the keeper of fairy tales, that is, the keeper of fairy tales away from the eyes of the public. The game is expected to release Summer 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC/Mac platforms with more details to be revealed soon.

The Wolf Among Us is being published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. So be sure to keep it locked to RealGamerNewz.com for the latest on this and that other other TellTale Games series.

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