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10 Games to Look Forward to in 2015

It’s difficult to not get excited about this year’s game releases when you start to go through the list and see what’s scheduled to come out. It’s going to be a big year for gaming with all of these massive releases, and I actually had to cut quite a few games from this list to cap it at 10. Now granted, things can change, and some of these don’t have set release dates yet, but they are a safe bet that they will release this year barring no substantial delays.

How Telltale Became My Favorite Developer

Back when I was a young gamer I never worried about publishers or developers, I just tried to play good games. It wasn't until writing this piece that it dawned on me; that I've always loved Telltale Games and their products, even before they were officially Telltale. Veterans from the now defunct LucasArts, responsible for some of the greatest games of its era, left to make a new studio called Telltale Games, and the rest is now history.

Concept Art For The Walking Dead and Superman Pitches From Housemarque

If you’re fond of keeping up to date on games that were seemingly never meant to be (they were cancelled), then you may be interested to learn what the team at Housemarque was working on.  Best known for their PSN games such as Dead Nation and Super Stardust HD, Housemarque apparently was branching out into new territory: the ever complex sub-genre of licensed video games.

The Walking Dead: Survival Instict Set To Feature Two Key Actors

Unfortunately I haven’t been able to keep up with the latest season of The Walking Dead, but from what I’ve heard the show is still the rage these days due to the combo of zombies and surprise moments.  Say what you will about the caliber of The Walking Dead compared to other shows on AMC, but the simple fact is that people dig it since it’s solid for what it is. The popularity the AMC version of The Walking Dead has received of course meant there was one logical thing to do: create a spin-off video game.

The Walking Dead Is Receiving Another Video Game, This Time Of The FPS Variety

As if we didn’t have enough zombie games to begin with, Activision has announced that they will be releasing a video game based on the ever popular AMC TV series The Walking Dead. Now perhaps you’re doing a double take right now as there’s already a video game based on The Walking Dead via the folks over at Telltale Games.

The Walking Dead [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

AMC’s adaptation of The Walking Dead is a hard sell because it turned the genre of zombie films over on its head. In the same way that the concept of a human drama back-lit by the zombie apocalypse might confuse/bore people jumping into a series (who were likely expecting more action/slaughter) it’s hard to describe what exactly makes Telltale’s video game adaptation magical to nerds like myself who get off on player interaction and debate. 

The Pros: 

+The twist Telltale put on the zombie survival game genre is nothing short of magic.

+The world is filled with characters who truly come alive through your interaction with them (minus the zombies of course).

+Telltale has provided a companion piece to a TV series that, for once, manages to capture the tone and concept of the original source material.

The Cons: 

-Chapter 1 is far, far too short for my liking. It can be wrapped inside of two hours. 

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
9

I think that we can all agree that zombies, as a whole, have kind of reached their critical mass in terms of being ‘a thing.’ They’ve always been around, but in the last couple of years their popularity has surged to a point where a game without zombies in it seems almost as obscene as a game without multiplayer. It’s a fiercely competitive genre right now, with no shortage of options for how it can be represented… and honestly, I thought we’d seen it all, but Telltale’s take, based on the world of the Walking Dead, has brought something entirely new to the table: the human angle.

Jurassic Park Hands-on and Telltale Booth [PAX Prime 2011]

Coming into PAX this year, one of the first companies I made a point of checking out was Telltale Games. They have an amazing tendency to make games based off my personal favourite properties, so I was very excited to be able to go check out Jurassic Park.

Telltale Games Reveals Two Exciting New Games Based On Hit Properties (Hint: they involve zombies and fairy tales)

As I correctly guessed last month, not to toot my own horn of course, developer Telltale Games has announced that they’re developing a new video game series based on the hit comic book/TV show “The Walking Dead.”  Last month Telltale Games teased us of an impending announcement involving a major property in both the comic book and entertainment world and as it turns out, we’re getting yet another zombie game.

Telltale Games issues new tease, working on yet another licensed property (perhaps with zombies or vampires?)

Telltale Games is already busy with the Back to the Future and Jurassic Park games, but the studio will soon announce five new multiplatform games, one of which is said to be based on a popular TV show/comic book.  The news of Telltale’s impending projects comes from a recent invite Telltale sent out for an event that’s being held next month in which they’ll reveal the dino action of the Jurassic Park game along with their new endeavors.

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