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The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 5 review

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Warning: there are unmarked spoilers for all of Season 2 of The Walking Dead, including episode 5, below. Going forward, PC Gamer will review episodic games like TV episodes: critiquing and discussing the story of each episode as the season progresses, before assigning a score at the end of the season (season 2 review coming soon). Read more about how we review games in the PC Gamer reviews policy.

I cheated in episode five of The Walking Dead Season 2. Not with a code or a hack that lets Clementine and all of her friends live happily ever after. But I did cheat, or do something that feels like cheating, to me: after finishing episode five, I went back to two moments and did things differently. I sacrificed the purity of the story, the agony of making blind decisions, to see if things would play out differently. I didn’t expect the story to change so dramatically, or that replaying those decisions would completely change how I felt about the episode, but it did.

The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 5 trailer confirms there's no going back

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I'm about to put a lot of trust in Telltale Games. You see, normally it's good form to watch the game trailer that you're posting to a major gaming website. But this one, for Episode 5 of The Walking Dead: Season 2, contains "major" spoilers for the preceding parts. And while yes, I should really have played those episodes by now, there are around 125 other games in my "to play" list. Geeze, people, cut me some slack.

I apologise in advance it this is just five minutes and thirty-six seconds of wall-to-wall dongs.

The Walking Dead Season 2: Episode 4 review

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Warning: there are unmarked spoilers for all of Season 2 of The Walking Dead below. Going forward, PC Gamer will review episodic games like TV episodes: critiquing and discussing the story of each episode as the season progresses, before assigning a score at the end of the season. Read more about how we review games in the PC Gamer reviews policy.

"I've seen you take care of yourself more than any three adults put together," a bitter survivor says to Clementine in The Walking Dead Season 2's fourth episode Amid the Ruins. I've tried to convince him that I need him--that the group needs him to survive after escaping, battered and exhausted, from Carver's compound. He's not buying it. And he shouldn't.

Telltale announces The Wolf Among Us season finale launch date with new trailer

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The final episode of the first season of The Wolf Among Us is coming on July 8, and to mark the moment Telltale Games has released a brand-new "Cry Wolf" promotional trailer. But consider yourself warned—there are spoilers.

Tales from the Borderlands interview with Telltale's Kevin Bruner

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Telltale's Tales from the Borderlands is on display at E3 2014, and features editor Wes Fenlon got a first look at the Walking Dead developer's newest game. Here, Wes talks to Telltale president Kevin Bruner about how the studio started collaborating with Borderlands creator Gearbox Software, and how the team switches up the mood from zombie survival to sci-fi comedy.

The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 3 review

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Spoiler warning: this review contains light spoilers for the first two episodes of The Walking Dead Season Two. All references to specific events in episode three are kept vague to avoid spoiling the story.

Clementine is no longer a child. There's a moment near the end of In Harm's Way, the third episode of The Walking Dead season two, that removes all doubt: Clementine is smarter, more capable, and more reliable than nearly any of the adults around her. "Why does it always have to be me?" Clementine asks, with the tired resignation of an Indiana Jones or John McClane stepping up to do the action hero thing one more time. She stops just short of breaking the fourth wall and mugging to the camera.

This episode of Clementine's story left me thinking about two things: the increasingly graphic violence Telltale is willing to inflict upon its characters, and the challenge of balancing player empowerment with a character who is rarely empowered.

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 2 review

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Gripping episodes like A House Divided are why we play The Walking Dead. They're why we gather online and around a lunch table to whisper about who we saved and who we lied to and why we feel terrible about it. In the second episode of its second season, Telltale has crafted an episode of The Walking Dead every bit as compelling and tense as anything in Lee Everett's first season.

The Walking Dead: Season 2's Episode 2 trailer shows A House Divided

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Telltale have released a trailer for the second episode of The Walking Dead: Season 2. It's called A House Divided, and will be a heart-warming tale of how, despite seemingly insurmountable differences, a group of people come together in a spirit of harmony and friendship. Oh wait, no, not that. The other thing. With the pettiness and regrets and monstrous retribution in a world where societal collapse leads to bitter, terrible survival.

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 2: A House Divided out in early March

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The Walking Dead season two's debut episode All That Remains was released on December 17, and it looks like the follow-up will arrive under the three month mark. We don't have an exact release date quite yet, but Telltale announced on its official Twitter account that episode two, A House Divided, will arrive in early March.

The Wolf Among Us Episode Two review

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Murder, prostitution, black magic and cigarettes are the four staples of '80s New York Fabletown. The Wolf Among Us is an adventure game about once-idealistic fairytale archetypes clashing with contemporary urban decay. Toad of Toad Hall, the Big Bad Wolf and their compatriots are ghettoised, poor and distanced by eons-old grudges. It's a great setting for a hardboiled detective story.

The Walking Dead's next chapter is "just around the corner", say Telltale

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After a solid season two opener, the next chapter of The Walking Dead will soon be bearing down on us. At least, that's my translation of a recent Telltale tweet. What they actually said was that their next slice of episodic zombie adventure is "just around the corner". I checked, and it's not. All that's around our nearest corner is Edge magazine, and they're not dead. Or are they? Dammit Telltale, what do you know that we don't?

The Wolf Among Us Episode 2 trailer explores the murky morality of fabletown

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The Wolf Among Us is nicely poised. We know the main players. We know the rules of the run-down New York district that houses the ancient fables. We know that Bigby - the big bad wolf - has a violent past, and plenty of reasons to relapse. Cue the latest trailer, which layers themes of interrogation and torture on top of murder, and shows Bigby in an increasingly fractious state. The Jekyll/Hyde man/monster conundrum is a familiar one, but I love the idea of guiding such a character through that internal conflict. Can I redeem him? Do I want to? These are the questions I ask as the video moves into dark underground chambers below fabletown.

Telltale Games co-founder points to James Bond as an ideal project

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With the success of its excellent adaptation of The Walking Dead, Telltale Games has shown a talent for working with strong characters who occupy compelling, but also familiar worlds. So when the studio's co-founder Kevin Bruner says in an interview published this week that James Bond would make for a dream project, I have to sit up and listen.

What we want from Telltale's Game of Thrones

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Telltale’s Game of Thrones is coming. The developer that brought adventure games back into the mainstream with its Walking Dead series, Back to The Future, and The Wolf Among Us, is developing another series based on the HBO show, which is in turn based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books. It’s hot brand right now, with a built in and very loyal fanbase, PC Gamer staff included. Here’s what we’d like to see Telltale do with it.

The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 1 review

Wes Fenlon at

I am Clementine. You are Clementine. In the second season of Telltale's The Walking Dead, we are all Clementine. But what kind of Clementine will we choose to be? The Clementine who trusts no one and does whatever it takes to survive, alone, in the unforgiving new world order of zombies, and assholes who will inevitably become zombies? Or the Clementine who wants to find a new family, who believes there are still good people walking among the dead?

The Walking Dead: Season Two interview — What it's like to be Clementine

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The Walking Dead Season Two is almost here. Telltale’s Dennis Lenart, director of the Season Two premiere, and writer/season designer Mark Darin recently spoke to us about the series and its new pre-teen protagonist, fan-favorite Clementine.

The Wolf Among Us Episode 2 is "close to completion", release date to be announced after holidays

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I've not yet played the first chapter of The Wolf Among Us, but, having enjoyed The Walking Dead, I'm looking forward to getting my teeth into another quality adventure. And it now looks like I'll have the entirety of the Christmas break to catch up. In an update to their community, Telltale have announced that the episodic game's second chapter, titled Smoke & Mirrors, is "now close to completion". Despite that, they won't have an update on the chapter's ETA until "very soon after the holidays".

The Walking Dead Season 2 to be released this month, Telltale confirm Omid's return

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A horde is approaching. No, put down your pipes, it's not the undead. Instead, we're strengthening the barricades against the incoming emotional onslaught of The Walking Dead's second season. With its announcement details already dispatched, Telltale have now tweeted to confirm that the first episode will release this month. Called "All That Remains", a teaser image shows another familiar face now accompanies Clementine.

Rumor: Telltale Games working on a Game of Thrones game

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Telltale Games, the creators of distinctive games like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, are reportedly working on a game based on George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, more famously known as Game of Thrones. Which parts of the Westerosi universe and what timeframe the game might follow are unclear, but the prospect isn’t coming completely out of the blue. Telltale’s most successful work has been with licensed properties like Fables and The Walking Dead, and Telltale’s founder has been vocal about the studio’s pursuit of new licenses.

Telltale founder interested in creating Star Wars game, other games in the works

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Telltale Games founders Dan Connors and Kevin Bruner held a Reddit AMA on Tuesday, where they discussed their process for writing stories and their successful episodic model while hinting at their plans for the future, and divulged what the developer's dream setting for future adventure games would be.