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6:00 PM on 06.24.2013

St. Christopher's is in lockdown in a new adventure game

If you're going to attract people to backing your Kickstarter for an adventure game, then promising "no meaningless fetch quests, no mazes and no pixel hunts" is a good way to do it. The St. Christopher's School Lockdow...

Alasdair Duncan





7:30 PM on 03.28.2013

Kentucky Route Zero's future episodes dated

If I'm being honest, I want the Kentucky Route Zero developers, Cardboard Computer, to take as much time as they need perfecting each and every episode of the game. But if I'm being serious, I want them all right fr...

Patrick Hancock

11:45 AM on 03.28.2013

Telltale delves into the world of Fables this summer

A couple of years ago, Telltale announced that it was going to be bringing the Vertigo comic series Fables to PC and consoles. Now, with the studio's successful adaptation of The Walking Dead complete, or at least the first s...

Fraser Brown



Review: Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 2 photo
Review: Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 2
by Fraser Brown

The coffee in Boston's FBI offices must be a really special kind of black sludge, capable of turning ordinary investigators into relentless machines. Or maybe Special Agent Erica Reed has just transcended the need for rest or relaxation, for a mere day after the traumatic events of The Hangman, she's back at work, solving another gruesome case.

Cognition's second episode, The Wise Monkey, has clearly been developed by a team growing in confidence. It's a tightly-paced thriller, more comfortable in its homage to televised serial police dramas than its predecessor. Yet, sacrifices have been made to keep up the tension, and some missing elements stop this from being the significant improvement it could have been, leaving it lacking in the characters and relationships that make dramas compelling. 

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9:05 PM on 03.25.2013

Primal Carnage: Genesis announced for PlayStation 4

Joining the Blacklight: Retribution PlayStation 4 announcement this evening, Primal Carnage: Genesis has also been announced for the new console during a Sony Game Developers Conference event. You might remember Primal Carna...

Jordan Devore



Review: Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - The Hangman photo
Review: Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - The Hangman
by Fraser Brown

I never thought I'd ever say this after the '90s, but there are simply too many interesting adventure games to keep track of. Back in 2011, I had been keeping close tabs on Cognition: An Eric Reed Thriller, after it ticked all the right boxes: A supernatural thriller, made by the team behind the King's Quest fangame, The Silver Lining, with Jane Jensen attached to the project as a story consultant. It all seemed very much my cup of tea. 

Unfortunately, by the time the first episode launched last October, I'd forgotten all about it. With the launch of the second episode at the end of January, and with the first episode's launch on iPad last week, I thought it was time to rectify this gross oversight. So here I am, in early March, writing a review for a game from October. Dedication, people.

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Review: Kentucky Route Zero photo
Review: Kentucky Route Zero
by Patrick Hancock

If I described Kentucky Route Zero as an episodic point-and-click, I'd be selling it short. Sure, it's episodic -- and, yeah, you move your mouse to point and click, but this game is something else. Something bigger. Something better.

Kentucky Route Zero is story-driven, filled with intrigue and atmosphere. It also manages to pique my interest in its world and universe more than Telltale's The Walking Dead ever did.

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7:30 PM on 01.15.2013

Exclusive: Vince DiCola vs Saturday Morning RPG samples

Okay, there better be a lot of fans of Vince DiCola out there. And even if you don't know him by name, there better be a lot of fans of his music. DiCola is the man responsible for the soundtracks to the animated Transformers...

Jayson Napolitano

11:00 PM on 01.06.2013

The Walking Dead has sold over 8.5 million episodes

Telltale CEO Dan Connors has told the Wall Street Journal that players have purchased more than 8.5 million episodes of The Walking Dead across consoles, PC, and iOS devices since release. As the WSJ states, at $5 per episode...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: The Walking Dead: Around Every Corner photo
Review: The Walking Dead: Around Every Corner
by Fraser Brown

[Avoid the comments if you don't want to be drowning in spoilers]

It is always with no small amount of trepidation that I start each new episode of Telltale's The Walking Dead. Which character will I let down this time? What agonizing decision will I be forced into making? Will Kenny stop going on about boats?

The closing scene and strange revelation from Long Road Ahead left me with plenty of questions, and a great deal of fear over Clem's well-being. There was also the introduction of three more characters that I didn't quite trust yet. I wasn't sure what to expect from Around Every Corner, though I knew I'd feel terrible afterwards. I hate being right.

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5:30 PM on 05.01.2012

Live show: Walking Dead giveaway live with Telltale

King Foom will destroy the brain to survive on today's very special Mash Tactics. The Walking Dead: A New Day is the first episode of the new adventure game, based on the hit series, from the seasoned veterans at Telltale Gam...

Bill Zoeker

1:00 AM on 02.17.2012

The Walking Dead now has an online talk show

You read that right. Telltale has organized an online talk show centered entirely around their upcoming episodic adventure game The Walking Dead called Playing Dead. Which makes sense, given how huge the franchise is. Except...

Brett Zeidler





2:00 AM on 09.01.2011

Here's an action montage for Jurassic Park: The Game

A trailer was released recently for Jurassic Park: The Game which punctuates all the various action-packed scenes in the game. And there seems to be a lot of them that you'll be experiencing. During that whole time you will ...

Brett Zeidler

8:25 PM on 06.08.2011

E3: Michael J. Fox to play two characters in last BttF ep

It was recently confirmed that Michael J. Fox would be lending his voice to a character in the final installment of Telltale's stellar Back to the Future episodic series. After a meeting with them today, the talented company ...

Chad Concelmo

8:40 AM on 04.22.2011

Hydrophobia: Prophecy revealed

While it has not been officially announced, it looks like the second chapter in the episodic Hydrophobia saga is finally about to rear its head. The news comes by way of Australia's classification board, which recently rated ...

Jim Sterling



Review: Back to the Future: The Game, Episode 1 photo
Review: Back to the Future: The Game, Episode 1
by Conrad Zimmerman

If I were the owner of a beloved franchise of films and wanted to expand that franchise into videogames, there are very few companies whom I would trust to do a license justice. And if comedy is a major component of the formula that makes fans of my properties, the list narrows to just one: Telltale Games. That's because Telltale seems to care about the licenses for which they publish games beyond the scope of their own titles and, for my money, there's nobody funnier in the industry right now.

Back to the Future: The Game is, as of this first episode, a prime example of why I would place such trust in them. It is sharp, funny, and expertly designed, and it ranks among the best titles the studio has developed to date.

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