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The Walking Dead Ep 4 RELEASE DATES ARE OUT! PSN NA October 9th, PC/Mac/Xbox 10th!

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Because if I don't make this thread, someone else will. As of now, no prize, because I'm still finishing The Ripper's comic cover.

If-and only if- I finish it by the end of the first week of September, I'll offer what I did last time, one randomly chosen person from those who guess the correct date (I'll make multiple winners if console and PC are not released on the same day) will get a TWD cover of themselves (or a friend/family member)

iOS releases are on a different schedule, so that doesn't count as a win. Just Mac/PC-Xbox-PS3 guesses.

Happy guessing!

-Sorry I remade the thread, poll wasn't working properly.

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  • I think a lot of the people here are displeased because they have never really experienced episodic gaming until this game. Some of them say it's a stupid trend, which I think in itself is not a compelling argument. If you don't enjoy episodic gaming, simply wait for the entire season to be out just like you would with other games.

    For everyone else who has been purchasing TT games for a while, episodic gaming gives a unique experience of being able to speculate what is going to happen and allows the community to really exchange ideas and so forth. It's a really neat experience to see if your predications are true each and every step of the way and for $30 less than the average price for games; that's a pretty good bargain.

    I won't deny that Telltale isn't the best when it comes to release dates, but with that being said, they are fully committed to making the best gaming experiences they can in their products and really have a great relationship with their customers. They take all feedback into consideration and make great efforts to answer all questions and concerns.

    I think it's unfair to judge a company solely on one particular aspect and use that to determine their entire image while they soar in so many more areas. Again, I'm not defending their lack of setting more grounded release dates, but we should demonstrate some more civility and understand that Telltale does great work and establishes great relationships with their community. If you hate episodic gaming then, with all due respect, you should not be following Telltale at all because they are known for it and have been regarded as the few companies that do it right.

    I understand people get frustrated at the release dates, but please do not believe that determines the entire professional image of Telltale because they are so much better than various, other companies at handling such problems and forming productive relationships with their fans. They work hard to bring us immersive, final products (there wouldn't be such a level of anger if they did not) and I believe that makes it worth the wait.

  • yea i like the episodic releases. Its kinda like a TV show where you can speculate whats gonna happen next :D plus they have it where it says "Previously on the Walking Dead" and shows you what happened in the previous episode which is cool

  • To those of you complaining about Telltale's episodic model, the solution is to simply wait until the game is finished to purchase it. You get the same effect as if they had gone the traditional route. If Telltale hadn't gone the episodic route, we wouldn't have seen any playable content until December.

  • And those complaining about no release dates is silly, they can't give one when they don't know when it will be ready. Even if it was completely finished there's still the process of getting it released on Xbox Live/PSN/Steam which is not up to them how long it takes, at best they can give their best guess but all that will do is cause more aggressive reactions if they aren't 100% correct. I personally love Episodic releases because like the poster above said, it gives a chance to speculate and talk about what's going on and to make theories and such, which is honestly what I miss most about when I was watching Lost and would be on the forums talking about it between every episode. The fans can make just as great experience for the product as the creators and that's why I love this forum.

  • Hi everyone, this is my first post :)

    I try trial game of The walking dead and immediately fall in love with the art style, choice -system and especially storytelling of the game. A relationship with the Lee and Clementine feel already such a classic thing!

    I rarely buy MS Points, but with this game i made an exception. I bought over 2000 MS points just to get every episode. Already completed 1 & 2 episode, Today i will play the third episode.

    I have no problem with a episodic structure as long it's high quality product. Of course i don't want to wait too long. Is'n there about a month space apart from each episode release, am i right? That's luckily not too long to wait. Various gaming sites suggest that Episode 4 coming this month, i hope it is true...?

  • @chowyunfat said: Hi everyone, this is my first post :)

    I try trial game of The walking dead and immediately fall in love with the art style, choice -system and especially storytelling of the game. A relationship with the Lee and Clementine feel already such a classic thing!

    I ralely buy MS Points, but with this game i made an exception. I bought over 2000 MS points to just to get every episode. Already completed 1 & 2 episode, Today i will play the third episode.

    I have no problem with a episodic structure as long it's high quality product. Of course i don't want to wait too long. Is'n there about a month space apart from each episode release, am i right? That's luckily not too long to wait. Various gaming sites suggest that Episode 4 coming this month, i hope it is true...?

    Yeah. Episode 4 is scheduled to release this month. Welcome to the forums!

  • @Zeruis said: Yeah. Episode 4 is scheduled to release this month. Welcome to the forums!

    Thanks! So not too long to wait anymore.

  • Hey, guys! First time poster here, as well.
    I've been playing TWD since it came out and I feel that, while the wait can be very excrutiating at times, it is totally worth the wait every single time we get a new one. I like to play a level first, then my girlfriend will play. That way we can discuss how each person's storyline is unfolding differently and then talk about what we might see in the next chapter.
    It's like the previous poster(s) mentioned: it's like a TV show, but an interactive one. We can't wait until the next episode to see what will happen!
    Great job, TTG, keep it up!

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    @PuhChewyChomp said: YOU brought it up, and TT is still the only company that's the been mentioned that doesn't complete a game before releasing it.

    And now you're just changing the subject. Nobody can name a company that gives solid release dates with their MONTHLY EPISODIC releases because nobody can name another company that does MONTHLY EPISODIC releases. I'm not saying this a third time, so if you're gonna keep trying to argue this point I'm done here.

    I neither brought up George Lucas first nor did I start the idea that every other developer finished their games before releasing them (and which developers could you have meant if every other dev did not do monthly relases?). If a simple theme-rheme structure, and especially thematic progression, is out of your argumentative scope, we're definitely done here.

    @PuhChewyChomp said: Damn, the poll's closed? I wanted to vote!

    The poll should only ever stay open two weeks... and developers should only vote on the very last possible day of the open poll. Because any other way, they would influence the community too much in their votes AND wouldn't really guess to boot. ;)

  • @Vainamoinen said: developers should only vote on the very last possible day of the open poll. Because any other way, they would influence the community too much in their votes AND wouldn't really guess to boot. ;)

    The polls are anonymous as far as I can tell. How would anybody know what a developer voted for?

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