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Episode 5 being released to pre-order winner(s) and spoiled?

posted by asdf64 on - last edited - Viewed by 162 users

Alright, so I've been hearing some potential spoilers about episode 5, apparently the people who won that pre-order contest for The Walking Dead get early copies of it? Is there any truth to that? I remember hearing something about the contest, I don't know much about it, getting early copies sounds kind of BS but I dunno.
The spoilers were pretty in depth, which is what scared me the most, obviously I won't say them here, but I'd like to know if there's any truth to this. I've always been paranoid with spoilers to this game because I love it so much and its story, so I'd hate to have the story ruined.

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  • If this is true... IM KEEPING OFF THE FOURMS

  • ... That blows :(

    And yeah, I guess I'm going off the forums now.

    See you all after I beat Ep 5!

  • Wow, Really? Jerks. People want to play normally, without them spoiling.

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    a) Where did you get that info from and
    b) a lot of people - including probably hundreds of press people - get early review copies. In the past, they have been far more likely to spoil in their reviews than any other people who happened to get the episode early for other reasons.
    c) it makes sense for the people who 'donated' their likeness to zombies in episodes 4 and 5 to have a look very early on, just in case something just_doesn't_work out for them the way they're portrayed. Telltale must tread lightly here.
    d) whatever happened to the idea that moderators get a review copy??

  • @Vainamoinen said: a) Where did you get that info from and
    b) a lot of people - including probably hundreds of press people - get early review copies. In the past, they have been far more likely to spoil in their reviews than any other people who happened to get the episode early for other reasons.
    c) it makes sense for the people who 'donated' their likeness to zombies in episodes 4 and 5 to have a look very early on, just in case something just_doesn't_work out for them the way they're portrayed. Telltale must tread lightly here.
    d) whatever happened to the idea that moderators get a review copy??



    You did not get a review copy

  • Honestly, I'd like to say where I saw it, but I'd probably get laughed out of here if I did. Let's just say it was a separate forums site, and someone posted a topic with the name "Episode 5?" and then put all the info in the post. There wasn't any actual source or photographs that he had gotten the copy early, he just said that it was cause the pre-order contest winners got it, but he showed no actual photographs of the game or stuff like that, so he probably was relaying it from someone else that actually had it, if it was even true.
    I know this sounds all farfetched and such, and it probably is, but the spoilers just sounded so much more, legitimate, than fake ones I've heard.
    He did not describe at all info about the walkie talkie man, nor did he say what any of the decisions were, just key points and deaths. I really can't be certain if he just wanted to leave them out because they were unimportant or what, but yeah. Sorry if I'm scaring anyone into not coming here, that's really not my intent, I was just wondering if other people had heard what I did and the legitimacy to it.

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    @asdf64 said: Let's just say it was a separate forums site, and someone posted a topic with the name "Episode 5?" and then put all the info in the post. There wasn't any actual source or photographs that he had gotten the copy early, he just said that it was cause the pre-order contest winners got it, but he showed no actual photographs of the game or stuff like that, so he probably was relaying it from someone else that actually had it, if it was even true.



    Well, as there is hardly anything to disprove at the time, I won't attempt it. :D

    But I am absolutely certain that IF contest winners get an early copy of the episode they're in, they will also have to agree to absolute confidentiality until the episode is officially out. Again, the press is far more likely to spoil the hell out of the episodes than any other person is.

  • I would like to see spoilers even if they are fake would be a nice read. Can you send a link either here or via PM that'd be great! :)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qLda9nXwlI
    Aside from this, I don't think telltale said anything else about the contest.

  • Yeah, tons of people have played the game already, including the press.
    I'm treading carefully on here, but I feel it's safe to stay online until tomorrow.

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