Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: Season 1 - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Dominic Tarason)

The sad saga of Telltale’s fall is due one last tragic chapter. GOG have just announced that all of the defunct choose-your-own-adventure studio’s games will be de-listed next Monday, May 27th at 11am BST. That includes Telltale’s own games like Puzzle Agent, and all three seasons of Sam & Max adventures, as well as licensed games like The Wolf Among Us, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Batman, and the excellent Tales From The Borderlands. The last of which has already been removed from Steam, though publisher 2K Games are working to bring it (and it alone) back, as reported by Eurogamer.

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Update: Telltale have officially confirmed the bad news that they’ve closed most the studio and only 25 employees remain.>

As reported by Gamasutra, it seems that prolific choose-your-own-adventure studio Telltale Games is shutting down. This is backed up by media posts from developers at and close to the studio, such as Outerloop’s Chandana Ekanayake.

The Verge report that a skeleton crew of around 25 will remain at the studio, down from around 250. A source tells USGamer the upcoming The Wolf Among Us 2 and a Stranger Things adventure series have been cancelled. Telltale Games have released no official statement yet.

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The Walking Dead - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Jay Castello)

With The Walking Dead: The Final Season on the horizon, players are gearing up to import their saves from the previous episodes and give Clementine s story their own personalised ending. But if you lost your saves, are thinking about your previous decisions in horror, or just plain haven t played the earlier seasons, worry not. With Telltale s new browser-based Story Builder, you can recap the story so far and create your ideal scenario for moving forward into the final stretch. You ll still feel like a monster for making some of the decisions, but at least it ll be a time saver!

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Dota 2 - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

We’ve already seen which games sold best on Steam last year, but a perhaps more meaningful insight into movin’ and a-shakin’ in PC-land is the games that people feel warmest and snuggliest about. To that end, Valve have announced the winners of the 2017 Steam Awards, a fully community-voted affair which names the most-loved games across categories including best post-launch support, most player agency, exceeding pre-release expectations and most head-messing-with. Vintage cartoon-themed reflex-tester Cuphead leads the charge with two gongs, but ol’ Plunkbat and The Witcher series also do rather well – as do a host of other games from 2017’s great and good.

Full winners and runners-up below, with links to our previous coverage of each game if you’re so-minded. Plus: I reveal which game I’d have gone for in each category. (more…)

The Walking Dead - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Veteran The Walking Dead storyman Gary Whitta will return to the episodic zombie apocalypse story ’em up for its fourth and final season, Telltale Games announced today. Whitta was story consultant on the first season and wrote its fourth episode, as well as contributing to add-on episode 400 Days, but hasn’t been involved with it for years. The series has declined over the years so hopefully he might help reverse this.

Telltale have also announced they’re working on prettied-up versions of their earlier Walking Dead games for a big console collection, though they haven’t confirmed if those will come to PC too. (Update: doesn’t look like it.)> (more…)

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Samuel Horti)

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If you’ve been itching to tie up all the loose ends in The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series A New Frontier [official site], then you won’t have to wait much longer. Telltale Games have announced that the conclusion of season three of their point-and-click zombie ’em up will shuffle onto screens on 30 May and will be called From the Gallows, which sounds pretty ominous.

They’re keeping their cards very close to their chest on this one. There’s not even a trailer to look at yet that won’t arrive until next week.

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The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

April 20th is shaping up to be a big day for ‘Deadheads’, as fans of The Walking Dead call themselves. You’ll have seen Deadheads today talking about “blazing it” and “lighting up a 720 kickflip” at 16:20, presumably anticipating Telltale Games’ announcement of a release date for episode 4 of The Walking Dead season 3 [official site]. Well, Deadheads, I’m sorry to say Telltale have jumped the gun and rolled into the party a few hours early. Telltale today announced that Episode 4, named ‘Thicker Than Water’, will arrive on Tuesday the 25th of April. Here, chill out with this trailer: … [visit site to read more]

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

After kicking off with a two-parter in December, Telltale’s shambling story ’em up The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier [official site] will continue with Episode 3: Above The Law on Tuesday. If you’re expecting a cheery episode with Clem riding around on the shoulders of police officers and judges, you might be disappointed. Going by the trailer announcing this launch date, Above the Law is all drama and distrust. See: … [visit site to read more]

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Telltale kicked off The Walking Dead season 3 [official site] with two episodes at once, and if you’re into it I do hope you’ve savoured them. Episode 3 is due to arrive “later next month”, Telltale announced today. All they say about it for now is that it’s named ‘Above the Law’. But which law? … [visit site to read more]

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (John Walker)

Telltale’s The Walking Dead [official site] comes back into our lives after just over two years away, but is it a welcome return with fresh water and bandages, or a shambling wreck of fetid corpse. It’s the second one. It’s fucking awful>. Here’s wot I think: … [visit site to read more]

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