Well, it's official.
I will not be able to play this game. The library cataloged our copy of the game, and I took it home to play it, hoping that whatever glitch plagued my copy would work with this second copy. But, alas, it was not to be. The exact same thing happened. It froze in the exact same spot as before, which means it must not be the disc; it must be how my console reacts to it.
This is incredibly frustrating. I waited for months to play this game. And then I finally get it, and I can't play the majority of it. This is the first time since I bought my X Box 360 console in 2008 that this has happened, so I guess I should consider myself fortunate that it didn't happen sooner.
I was also looking forward to playing "The Walking Dead" when it comes out...but if this is a Telltale trademark, a.k.a. games glitching, I probably won't.
The parts I got to play were fantastic. I was really digging this game. It's just a bummer that I'll never get to find out how the rest of it was.