Players will be able to experience the first episode of the summer-long adventure horror series, which arrived today for download on PlayStation?Network, PC and Mac, and will release very soon on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 on Friday, April 27th.
The first episode will sell for 400 Microsoft Points on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace, $4.99 on PlayStation Network and on PC and Mac as a season pass covering all five episodes for $24.99 from the Telltale Online Store and other digital distribution outlets.
The Mac iOS platform won't be launched until the summer.
The Walking Dead is rated ?M? (Mature) for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Strong Language by the ESRB.
Neverwinter - Full Release Coming June 20th
Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment are finally set to release the final version of their increasingly popular MMO endeavor, Neverwinter. After a widely successful open beta, Neverwinter fans are amped up and finally ready for the games full release on June 20, 2013.
Critical Thinking: Player Agency and the Illusion of Choice
Last week, I examined the concept of branching narrative in the context of gaming. Working from an interview with TellTale Games and using The Walking Dead as an example, I came to the conclusion that, ultimately, the choices themselves don't matter. What's truly important is that you make your players invest themselves in the dilemmas you've presented them; make them think and feel and agonize over which choice is the right one. If you can't do this, it doesn't matter how many different paths your story gives the players - they aren't going to care. Emotional investment is only part of the equation, however. Once you've got the players caring about their choices, you have to show them that those choices actually made a difference. Perhaps even more vital to any good narrative is player agency: essentially, allowing the player's actions to have a real, noticeable impact on the world around them - and demonstrating to them that impact.
TV To MMO - The Walking Dead
What was I thinking? How could I start an article series detailing the best potential TV to MMO games without starting with The Walking Dead?
Telltale Games - The Potential Of Storytelling
Telltale didn't attempt to push the very limits of graphic supporting technology and they didn't implement any ground-breaking gameplay mechanics or features. Instead they used an ingredient that has been around far longer than the industry itself, the art of storytelling.
The Ideal MMO - The Perfect Wrestling MMO
Blaine takes a look at another area of the MMO world that has received next to no attention over the years, the concept of online wrestling MMORPG games.
The Ideal MMO - A True Wild West MMORPG
The Wild West has long been an obsessions of the modern day era. The lawlessness, the battles of pride and honor and in true heroic fashion, the damsel in distress. However, we've yet to see an MMO that has been able to capture all of these elements.
Tamer Saga - Huge Improvements To Pet System On The Way
Exciting news for Tamer Saga players, Yeepgame have just announced the opening of 2 new servers planned for January as well as the contents in the highly anticipated pet system update.
Critical Hit - MMO Sports Games
In today's MMO industry we have access to almost as many genres as our console counterparts but there's an undeniable difference in quality, especially in regards to sports titles.
Power Rangers Online - Open Beta In Full Swing
Nope, it's not a misprint. Power Rangers Online is a real MMO game and the open beta has just begun in Korea, expecting to run through until January 3rd.
The War Z - Legal Issues Continue To Hound Zombie MMO
Since its "Foundation Release" before Christmas the upcoming zombie MMO game, The War Z, hasn't managed to go a day without being hounded for yet more negative reasons, and today isn't any different.