Telltale Games Bring “A New Frontier” To ‘The Walking Dead’ Universe

twd1Telltale Games has received a healthy share of critical acclaim for The Walking Dead series, as episodic based gaming is a genre that continues to build momentum. The first episode of The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier premieres will be available on the Telltale Online Store, Steam and other digital distribution services starting December 20th.

The game will not be restricted to just one device, as it’s being released on PC, Xbox (One and 360), PlayStation (PS4 and PS3), and iOS (App Store) and Android (Google Play).

Playstation 4 users who preorder the title will also receive a complementary copy of The Walking Dead: Season Two and The Walking Dead: Michonne while Steam users earn a 10% savings on their preorder.  For hard copy enthusiasts (such as myself!), a Season Pass Disc hits the streets February 7th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users.

With this latest story, players venture through the world as Javier, a young man in search of his family. Along the way he meets a girl named Clementine, a girl who’s experienced unimaginable loss. With their fates tied together, the pair must make the right decisions or become another addition to “the walking dead.”

Telltale Games offer up a sneak peek at the premiere episode at The Game Awards, which takes place December 1st at the Microsoft Theater.

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‘Batman – The Telltale Series’ Hits Xbox One And PlayStation 4

batman22Downloading codes may be the ultimate convenience for gamers, but sometimes having your own disc, especially if it’s a critically acclaimed title like Batman – The Telltale Series, isn’t such a bad thing.

Starting today, Batman – The Telltale Series is available at retailers for an estimated $29.99 in North America as a “Season Pass Disc.” The collection includes the first five episodes of the season as well as the next four episodes when they’re available for download. Players will receive access to the remaining episodes via online updates. The game disc is now available on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 platforms.

“Since premiering Batman – The Telltale Series last month, we’ve been thrilled by the reception from both Batman fans new to Telltale, and those already familiar with our model for interactive storytelling,” said Telltale Games CEO and co-founder Kevin Bruner. “This week, we’re happy to offer the game on a special disc at retailers worldwide, just in time for the gripping second episode launching September 20, which will influence the course of the season depending on the different paths players may take.”

The series also marks a first for the Telltale universe with the interactive driven Crowd Play feature, which enables players to invite other gamers to vote on story decisions from their mobile device when following along with the lead player on screen. Under Crowd Play 2-24 players can enjoy the episodes together.

Are you a fan of Telltale Games episode driven aesthetic and have you played Batman – The Telltale Series? Feel free to comment below!


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‘LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer Kicks Off ‘Star Wars’ Day


In celebration of Star Wars Day, the latest trailer for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens reveals six new adventures that will be featured in the game. Recently announced levels in the title including “Rathtar Hunting,” which has Han Solo and Chewbacca attempting to capture the dangerous Rathtars and a Poe Dameron mission to save Admiral Ackbar (“Poe to the Rescue”).

The creative team behind LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens also didn’t hold back when it came to assembling the voice cast for the game, as Adam Driver (“Kylo Ren), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Carrie Fisher (“Leia Organa), Daisy Ridley (Rey), Dohmnall Gleeson (“General Hux”), Oscar Isaac (“Poe Dameron”) and John Boyega (“Finn”) are just a few of the Star Wars vets who are partaking in the title.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out June 28 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, and Steam (Windows PC) via Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Check out the trailer below, tell us what you think, and most importantly, May the 4th be with you!!

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‘Madden NFL 16’ Brings “Draft Champions” On The Field


Madden NFL 16 debuts today, and although it’s hard to improve on such an iconic video game franchise, Electronic Arts Inc. continue to make refinements to the gridiron experience. This year, the new Draft Champions enables players to throw a dose of fantasy football into their experience.

“We think Madden NFL 16 delivers an incredible experience for our players,” said Madden NFL 16 executive producer Roy Harvey. “Draft Champions provides a new way to play, bringing the fun of a fantasy football draft to Madden, and providing a strategic challenge both on and off the field. On top of that, the new gameplay elements we’ve introduced this year allow you to achieve some really exciting moments that you’ll want to watch over and over again in replay. It’s a great year to be a playmaker.”

With the Draft Champions mode, players create their own group of elite players that consists of current NFL athletes and legends of the game. The drafted team can go in competition against the CPU or other drafted players. Other fan favorites such as Madden Ultimate Team and Connected Franchise make their return with respective advance and improvements.

Since I’m currently cramming for my own fantasy football draft, I’m excited to check out the Draft Champions feature and hopefully I’ll gain some kind of advantage heading to next week’s draft.

Madden NFL 16 is now available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 consoles.

Are you excited about Madden NFL 16 or are you simply content with playing an earlier version of the franchise? Feel free to comment below!

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 Celebrates 20th Anniversary With September Release

PES 2016 - Konami (YouTube)

PES 2016 - Konami (YouTube)

Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. has announced that Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 will be released September 15 in the U.S., with a European street date set for September 17. The release of PES 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the popular soccer series. With the employment of the acclaimed Fox Engine to capture the game’s realistic action and a redevelopment of the franchise’s Master League, Konami is confident about its upcoming title.

PES 2016 will be the best game in the series,” says Erik Bladinieres, European Brand Director of Football at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. “This is solely due to the passionate feedback and support from our users and the community, which helped us get back to the core of what PES is. We truly believe PES 2016 will continue to celebrate the history of PES and everything it stands for, and create a new level of quality that has never been reached by any football game. Here’s to another 20 years!”

Fans of the franchise as well as initiates can look forward to such improved features as an advanced collision system, full control over goal celebrations, new ball physics and a dynamic wide camera angle. Commentators Peter Drury and Marco Hagemann have also been added to the title.

PES 2016 screenshots will be released at E3 starting next week. The game, which features Neymar Jr. as its cover athlete, will be released on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.

The official E3 trailer is below:

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‘Beyond: Two Souls’ A Fulfilling Acting Journey For Ellen Page

BEYOND Two Souls (Sony Computer Entertainment) Whether you’re reading a novel, watching a movie, or even playing a video game, a kiss is still a kiss and a story is still a story.

Although naysayers scoff at the thematic and narrative value of video games, creative ventures like Beyond: Two Souls aim to broaden the genre’s ever expanding horizons.

Last week, critics and movie fans were buzzing about Sandra Bullock and George Clooney opening up Gravity, and maybe one day that same buzz will focus on A-list actors who are featured in the latest video game.

Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe are featured in Beyond: Two Souls, and the Playstation 3 title, which was released today, has received its share of excellent reviews. Director David Cage, who was the writer behind the acclaimed PS3 effort Heavy Rain, continues to bring a sense of cinematic aesthetic to video games with his latest effort. Centering on 15 years in the life of a girl named Jodie Holmes, Beyond: Two Souls isn’t a point and click adventure or a straight ahead shoot ’em up.

By giving gamers the chance to explore Jodie’s connection with a spirit named Aiden, their choices are not based on a one-dimensional action driven mechanic. Instead, consider this PS3 title as a choose your life adventure. How will you navigate Jodie through her years, and will that road take her straight to death’s door or a completely different avenue?

Beyond Two SoulsWe interviewed Ellen Page today in Los Angeles, and she described her experience in Beyond: Two Souls as “incredible.” It’s that sense of creative gratification which should bring even more thespians into the video gaming universe.

“I knew it was going to be cool,” said Page, who was featured earlier this year in The East. “I knew it was going to be challenging. I knew it was going to be a lot of things. I had no idea that it was going to be one of the most fulfilling acting experiences I’ve ever had. It was really incredible. It was very challenging, sort of relentless in how challenging it was. But (it) was so much fun. I don’t think I would have thought that two years ago.”

Click on the media bar to hear Ellen Page talk about getting involved with Beyond: Two Souls:

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