The Walking Dead Episodes 1-4 Review

  • Platform: PS3, PC, Xbox 360, iOS, 
  • Developer: Telltale Games
  • Publisher: Telltale Games
  • Release Date: December 11, 2012
  • $29.99
  • Official: Telltale

“What will you do for Clementine?”

Those words may not mean much to you right now, but if you dive headfirst into what many have already deemed “Game of the Year”, then they have a lot of weight to them. Telltale is quite the unique studio, being one of the pioneers behind the “Adventure Game renaissance”, delivering solid games such as Sam and Max, Tales of Monkey Island and Back to the Future among many others. But they have also been pioneers of the digital format, Telltale started exploring the option of selling your titles through digital means long before the majority even knew it was an option. Each of the studios games have been sold through an episodic format, similar to television. Each episode is several hours in length, will only set you back a few bucks, and are released every couple of months. If you want to continue playing and see how the story plays out, you buy the newest episode, if you don’t like the game, you only invested a few dollars, and can easily stop. With the high popularity of zombies over the years, and the explosion caused by AMC’s The Walking Dead, a game was inevitable, but luckily Telltale Games acquired the rights to the original Walking Dead comic series, and with their commitment to solid story telling, and the episodic format they do so well; Telltale Games The Walking Dead has become one of the best gaming experiences in years. Well worth those Game of the Year nods from fans and critics alike. Oh, and it will also make you ask yourself, “What will I do for Clementine?”

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The Rise and Steady Decline of Xbox LIVE

How does a place of business succeed? First, the company needs to offer a great service or product, second, the company needs to be professional and courteous to its customers, and third, they need to continue to expand and to offer better and more interesting products. But what happens when the competition begins to catch up and offer greater deals at a lower cost? What happens when the bigger entity stands tall, stubborn in its dominance, refusing to change? A power shift is coming in the next couple of years and Microsoft needs to realize its tight grip on content and features must loosen if it is to stay the dominant player in the console space.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review

  • Platform: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
  • Developer: Firaxis Games
  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Release Date: October 9, 2012
  • Price: $59.99
  • Official: XCOM

Fan favorite returns new and improved”

Six well trained and experienced marines, outfitted with the latest in technological warfare, had arrived at the small shopping center located in the middle of Russia only twenty minutes prior, now five of those well trained and experienced soldiers have fallen in battle, victims of both an alien war none of them asked for, and the incompetence of their commander. Now the lone marine is panicking and screaming while being flanked on all sides from enemies the world doesn’t yet understand. In minutes he will be eliminated, and the world will be one step closer to annihilation. Welcome commander, welcome to XCOM.

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