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Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 1 Review

Last year, Telltale Games shocked most of the gaming world with one of the most gravitating adventure game to come out. Today, they released “Season 2” of The Walking Dead which is based on the Robert Kirkman comic book.

Decide who lives and who dies past the jump as you read my review.

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Grand Theft Auto Online Reveals a Trailer

One of the last great games for this current console generation released their multiplayer trailer. No, I’m not talking about Call of Duty: Ghosts, although they did have a nice reveal yesterday. I’m talking about the online component for Grand Theft Auto V. GTA multiplayer is an interesting grab bag of games and ideas and it will continue in the next iteration but on a grander scale. The trailer throws a lot of information at you; but ultimately all you have to think about is all the on-the-fly shenanigans the game will allow you to have.

I am curious how persistent the world is.

Skydive past the jump to watch the trailer.

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Wolf Among Us Trailer Bites Down

While everyone anticipates the continued story of Clementine in season two of Telltale Game’s The Walking Dead, they were busy working on another game to fill the void. Based on the Vertigo Comics series, Fables, Telltale plans to release Wolf Among Us soon.

The game will feature Bigby Wolf as the main character in a pre-Fables setting that will allow us to see some of favorite characters that are not around anymore. Bigby plays the noir detective archetype as the sheriff of Fabletown. The game looks to feature a lot of story, murder, and suspense.

Huff and puff your way past the jump to watch the first trailer.

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Major Nelson Unboxes the Xbox One

Today we see our first next-gen unboxing (3 months early) as Microsoft’s Larry Hryb, better known as Major Nelson, unveils what will come out of the box for the Xbox One.

We’ve heard what is coming with the console, but it’s nice to see it all to put into perspective. Not to mention, it’s nice to know that Microsoft is actually including a headset (although another reversal).

The true next-gen of consoles does not start for another few months, but it sounds like more reveals will be at Gamescom.

Head past the jump to watch the unboxing video as well as a few other videos Xbox released yesterday.

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Arkham Origins Multiplayer

I’m a little behind on some of this news but gotta mention it. WB Games has revealed the online multiplayer aspect of Batman: Arkham Origins. Take a look at the video!

I’ve loved the Arkham games, but I’ve always felt they’ve been missing multiplayer. I understood due to the story of Asylum, Batman running solo made sense. With City, I thought a cooperative mode could have been worked in. Now with Origin, we’re finally getting some kind of multiplayer element aside from leaderboards attached to challenges (not my cup of tea). So we’ve got two teams of three facing off with each while also working against the Dynamic Duo. I am just as excited about playing as Batman/Robin as I am about playing against them. I’m curious if we’ll be able to play the gang leaders (Bane/Joker in the video) or if those are NPCs. Any way about it, I am excited!

Look at Halo Spartan Assault

Recently, 343i dropped a new Halo game but it wasn’t the Halo game people have waited for since the end of Halo 4. Instead, 343i partnered with Vanguard Games to create a new downloadable title called Halo Spartan Assault. Check out a little bit of game play and my initial thoughts for the Windows 8 exclusive.

Past the jump lies the video.

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GTA V Keeps Getting Better

As if the upcoming GTA V didn’t already look downright amazing, the first official gameplay trailer shows just how amazing it actually will be. Check it out below as well as some of my thoughts.

First off, I’ve been curious how the three protagonists were going to be integrated into a single game. Would it be broken up into separate stories you jump in and out of at specific points in the game. Well, my answer is here. You can swap between characters at what appears to be any moment. It looks lie this will be performed using the d-pad. This looks very promising and can provide some interesting gameplay.

New activities to distract! Customizable cars, diving, sports, hunting, and planes!

A weapon wheel is a huge improvement to the old weapons system. I can only assume assets from Red Dead Redemption were used to integrate this into GTA. The hunting and bounties were probably also carried over.

Planning crimes looks very interesting. I really want to see how deep the decision-making actually is in these things. Adds a huge element of strategy in what used to be run-n-gun missions. I’m also curious how the rewards/investment system will work. Yeah, there’s the obvious clothes, tattoos, gear, and cars, but stocks and real estate? Will there be a chance for these investments to fail? It’d be a nice risk/reward scenario.

But after all of that, the tease of multiplayer (which has been big this year) looks absolutely amazing. Hopefully, free roam returns with all the improvements that can come from previous experiences.

The Walking Dead: 400 Days is Coming

For those of you who loved Telltale’s The Walking Dead game, IGN is reporting that the mid-season episode, subtitled 400 Days, will be out this week. Here’s the release schedule:

  • Tuesday, July 2nd – PSN (North America)
  • Wednesday, July 3rd – Steam/Telltale Games Store
  • Friday, July 5th – XBLA
  • Wednesday, July 10th – PSN (Europe)
  • Thursday, July 11th – iOS

The choices you’ve made will affect the five stories of this episode. The choices in this episode will affect the story in season two. Check out the trailer for more.

Nerds Play: Minecraft Pt 1 – Build a Home

Continuing more Nerds Play, but now with Minecraft for XBLA. This time Danny and Ricky are preparing for the release of update for the End this Friday.

Destiny Characters Come to Life

I have been a big fan of Bungie for ages and am really excited for their next project, Destiny. Yesterday at their GDC panel they showed the progression from concept to fully rendered for their characters.

Head past the jump to watch the video.

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