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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've downloaded it already! Try it, guys! I'm gonna play in 15 minutes when I finish dinner! :D

  • Mine also still states "COMING SOON". :(

  • This is the first time I've had the in-game downloader just drop the connection every time. I don't see any advantage to it over just hosting the files themselves on their site and letting me d/l them directly, like with all episodes of everything else I've ever bought from TTG. Worst part is because I obviously would rpefer not to sit staring at a downloading status screen for the entire duration I don't see when it's dropped out without tabbing back into the game to see what it's up to. Any other kind of d/l would at least notify me if/when there was an issue, even if it *didn't* let me continue where it left off (which it also certainly should...)

    Everything I've bought from them has been through the site, inc. all 3 seasons of Sam and Max, Monkey Island etc etc and this is the first time I've ever regretted it over say Steam. It should be a no-brainer but I might look into the delivery method they use next time before making a purchase decision.

  • I don't know what happen to you then. :(

    Here's the proof:

    twdep4.jpg

  • om gettin discconnected too every time.

  • I swear if ttg isnt runnin late they are borking up files lol.

  • @Silvere said: While this is true, you can say the same for TellTale.
    They were, bluntly said, idiots to think to bring this out monthly | idiots for promising this to make get more buyers.

    But they ARE bringing it out near-monthly. And aside from some delays and some bugs that haven't really impacted my gameplay experience, they're doing an excellent job for a company that doesn't have the resources other software houses do.

    They're not idiots. They saw the value in an episodic narrative, something that's been utilized in cable dramas like Lost, Breaking Bad and other successful television programs, and chose to tie it to this gaming experience. It doesn't make them idiots that they didn't pull it off with 100-percent success. It makes them ambitious, and it helps them learn for future installments.

    @Silvere said: Way to ruin it's reputation.


    I'm pretty sure their reputation is just fine, seeing as how this game really put them on the map.

    @Silvere said: Edit: And before you write anything...
    They are company. It's not their first game. They HAVE designers, marketing guys, game testers - They have experience. They simply failed at a whole when designing the game at the get-go it seems...


    Again, Monkey Island, Sam & Max and their other games had nowhere near the vast amount of dialogue/plot permutations that this one has. Comparing MI, which was a great game that had a fairly linear and static plot, to this, which is a game that changes in myriad ways based on what you've said or done, is not a good comparison.

  • @lucidity02 said: But they ARE bringing it out near-monthly. And aside from some delays and some bugs that haven't really impacted my gameplay experience, they're doing an excellent job for a company that doesn't have the resources other software houses do.

    The poster you're quoting didn't say "near-monthly" they said "monthly", which is EXACTLY what telltale told all of its consumers willing to pay for a game before its release, they would deliver.

    You need to stop trying to defend a point that is obviously false. They DID NOT deliver on their initial promise. Period.

    Since the misleading delivery dates were made public, there has been no mention from anyone within the company concerning either the botched advertising or failure of the design team. In short the situation has been handled in a childish manner by those at TT, who have ignored it so far, took a new stance, and hope we will just forget. This has obviously provoked some more than childish backlash as a result. Some, but not all of the scorn is deserved, mostly due the COMPLETE LACK OF COMMUNICATION on the matter.

    So if you wish to blindly defend the company against the blankets of accusations people make, feel free... but on the previously mentioned point, consider this a suggestion; TT fucked up. Let them speak for themselves.

    OnTopic: Still "COMING SOON" on Ep. 4

  • @lucidity02 said: But they ARE bringing it out near-monthly.


    They brought it out first on 24.04. That's far from near-monthly.

    And aside from some delays and some bugs that haven't really impacted my gameplay experience, they're doing an excellent job for a company that doesn't have the resources other software houses do.


    This isn't a game with overly complicated gameplay or highly difficult programming. Movement bugs of characters in static scenes are fast found / fixed. There is nearly nothing in this game which can bug so hard that it's highly annoying. [ Brenda-glitch for example was one of the possible ones, and yea.. You saw. ^^ ]


    They're not idiots. They saw the value in an episodic narrative


    Yea, it's not hard to see some value in that.

    It doesn't make them idiots that they didn't pull it off with 100-percent success.


    There are enough small things that sum up to call them idiots, making the same mistakes all over again.
    Best example are the forums. Something especially went bad, when people ARE complaining about something. 90% don't say anything anyways, so you have to listen to the ones complaining...
    But we are going to far and before you want me to list up their mistakes - No, I won't cause I don't care :)


    It makes them ambitious, and it helps them learn for future installments.


    Why do I think that this argument is used since the first game released by TTG 0_0
    Hell, you can say that about every game by a company, and it's always true. No reason to mention it. IF they actually learn is another thing.


    I'm pretty sure their reputation is just fine, seeing as how this game really put them on the map.


    I honestly don't believe that at least 30% of the newcomers who came for TWD will stay for the other games. They gave enough reason to casual gamers to be fed up.
    But I'm not their marketing guy, so who knows.

    Comparing MI, which was a great game that had a fairly linear and static plot, to this, which is a game that changes in myriad ways based on what you've said or done, is not a good comparison.


    Where did I compare?
    And please, "myriad" ways is way exaggerated. Keep it realistic, there are changes, yes, but there would have been possible way more.
    Not to mention that I don't know the size of TTG's Team, so yeah, they then could have needed more than one month.

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