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Telltale Games Releases Sam & Max: Beyond Time And Space Episode Four

Posted by Jennifer Allen on April 16th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Telltale Games sure does like to keep busy. Less than 3 months after releasing Episode One of Sam & Max: Beyond Time And Space, we're up to Episode Four: Chariots of the Dogs.

New to iOS, Chariots of the Dogs is one of my favorite Sam & Max tales in recent times. Bosco has vanished from the face of the Earth and it's down to Sam & Max to track him down and figure out the many other puzzles that get in their way. It's truly one of the funniest episodes of the season. Do make sure to play earlier episodes to get all the jokes, though.

As has been the case with previous episodes, there's a mini-game in the form of Whack da Ratz and an entertaining soundboard that lets players create new quotes from the episode.

Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space Ep 4 is out now, priced at $4.99. It's an Universal app so owners of both iPhone and iPad can rejoice.

Law And Order: Legacies Wraps up the Premiere Season with "Resolution"

Posted by Lisa Caplan on April 4th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: OPEN AND SHUT CASE :: Read Review »

Telltale Games episodic point and click adventure series, Law and Order: Legacies came to a close with last week’s release of episode seven: “Resolution." The game, which features fan-favorite cast members from various eras of both Law and Order and SVU follows the show’s format of splitting the roughly hour’s worth of gameplay in each episode between crime solving and courtroom action, with lots of Dick Wolf-esque cut scenes.

In keeping with the show's based-on-real-events formula the “epic conclusion” opens with a businessman pushed to his death off of a New York bridge during an Occupy Wall Street protest. There’s a suicide note, lots of red herrings, and the finale ties the previous episodes together.

The first instalment was included with the initial purchase price of $2.99 with subsequent chapters available through in-app purchases of $2.99 each. Now to celebrate the conclusion the first episode is available as a free app download and the complete set of six additional chapters is available for a one-time $12.99 IAP.

If one's been playing they won’t want to miss how it all wraps up, and if one is a fan of the TV shows but unfamiliar with the game, this is the best and most affordable time to jump into the crime solving drama. And, we'll all have to wait and see if the franchise is popular enough to warrant a season two.


First Trailer for the Upcoming The Walking Dead Game Revealed

Posted by Carter Dotson on March 21st, 2012

With The Walking Dead TV series' second season coming to a close, fans may be feeling listless, sauntering around without a purpose, wondering just what brains taste like, anyway. Well, for those who can't get enough of the franchise, the first trailer for The Walking Dead game coming from Telltale has been revealed. Showcasing original artwork for the game and providing the first glimpse of the game in motion, it shows that the brutality of the series is well-represented. The games are not based off of the TV show, but features an original story and new characters, taking place in the world of the comic book series. So, there will be thematic similarities, but this is an original story and experience.

The first episode of the game is scheduled to release initially for PC, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3 in April, with plans for other platforms announced later. Five episodes are planned in total, to be released monthly. Check out the trailer below, featuring the first glimpses of gameplay. As well, the official site has a video series on what has gone into the development of the game.

Tales of Monkey Island Episode 5: Rise of the Pirate God Now Available for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Carter Dotson on February 24th, 2012

Telltale Games has announced that the last episode of the Monkey Island Tales series is now available for iPad. The final episode in their revival of the classic adventure game series, Episode 5 – Rise of the Pirate God, has players controlling Guybrush Threepwood and his friends again, as they try to take down his longtime nemesis LeChuck, who is now voodoo-powered. Oh dear, this does not look good for Guybrush Threepwood, who came down with a woeful malady in episode 4 called ‘death’ that he is apparently recovering from in this final episode. Those who haven’t checked out the series yet can check out Episode 1 – Launch of the Screaming Narwhal for the low, low price of free on iPhone and iPad. As well, the rest of the series is now on sale for $2.99, including this latest episode in the franchise. iPhone 4S owners will be glad to know that they will have Retina Display support on their device; older devices will get lesser graphics to ensure performance.


Episode Four Of Law & Order: Legacies Released

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 24th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: OPEN AND SHUT CASE :: Read Review »

Telltale Games has just released the latest episode in the seven episode season of Law & Order: Legacies.

Episode Four, entitled Nobody's Child, focuses on an event from New Year's Eve 1999. The battered body of a boy is discovered in an alley and the investigation that follows unearths a case of shocking abuse along with criminal indifference in high places.

As before, the player take the roles of both investigators and district attorneys alongside the likenesses of characters such as Lennie Briscoe, Rey Curtis, Olivia Benson and Jack McCoy.

Multiple endings are offered depending on moral decisions and the seven episodes will eventually piece together to form a season-wide mystery.

Unlike other Telltale Games titles, episodes are available by purchasing the first episode for $2.99 then paying $2.99 for future episodes or $12.99 to unlock the full season. No doubt a bargain for many fans of the iconic TV show.

Episode Four is out now.

Jurassic Park Episode 3: Tearing Through The App Store Now

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 24th, 2012
iPad App - Designed for iPad only

It's been a month since Episode 2 of Jurassic Park was released. I have good news for fans of the previous two episodes. The third instalment has just hit the App Store!

Episode 3, otherwise known as The Depths, brings players one step nearer to the conclusion of the series and it's certainly upping the ante when it comes to action.

The player will find themselves making their escape, from Isla Nublar, through dark maintenance tunnels that connect the park with plenty of carnivorous dinosaurs in their path to freedom. Worst of all, the stress is becoming too much for the survivors as they begin to turn on each other.

As has been the case with earlier episodes, iPad 2 owners can opt to use AirPlay mirroring as they play to ensure fun for everyone watching.

Jurassic Park: Episode 3 - The Depths is out now priced at $6.99.

Let us know how you're finding the season so far.

Telltale Games Puts 11 Games on Sale Until January 29th

Posted by Carter Dotson on January 23rd, 2012

Telltale Games, purveyors of fine point-and-click adventure games, are launching a 99-cent sale that they are describing as 'epic'. The sale, set to run from January 19th until the 29th, includes a total of 11 games. Included in the sale is the Hector: Badge of Carnage series, that takes a quirky, grotesque, and profane look at police detective work through the eyes of the crude Hector. All three episodes in the series for iPad are on sale, and the last two episodes are on sale for iPhone/iPod touch. The first episode for iPhone was published by original developer Straandloop, which likely explains why it isn't part of the sale.

The Puzzle Agent series is also on sale, for those who like their adventure games a little less ribald and a little more on the cerebral side, these games provide some fiendishly challenging puzzles. Both episodes are on sale for both iPhone/iPod touch and iPad. Finally, Sam and Max: The Penal Zone Episode 1 and Wallace & Gromit: The Last Resort, both for iPad, are part of this $0.99 sale until the 29th. Hit the break for all eleven apps on sale.

Tales of Monkey Island - Episode 3: Lair of the Leviathan Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Blake Grundman on December 23rd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: RETRO REBORN
It may be over two years old, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth playing.
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Jurassic Park: Episode 2 Takes A Bite Out Of iPad 2

Posted by Blake Grundman on December 23rd, 2011
iPad App - Designed for iPad only

Telltale Games are back at it again, bringing more of their point and click goodness to the iOS.  Mirroring the cinematic Jurassic Park experience already available on the PC, the iPad 2 exclusive second episode will continue the quest embarked upon in the series' freshman effort.

"The Cavalry," as this newest installment is christened, will actually follow two separate plotlines.  In one branch Nima, Gerry and Jess will continue searching for a shortcut, pushing the trio through a never-completed roller coaster.  The other side of the story will focus on a rescue team desperately in search of survivors.  If nothing else, this certainly sounds like a compelling direction to resume the action.

Also, iPad 2 owners shouldn't forget that all of the current as well as upcoming Jurassic Park episodes will take advantage of iOS's unique AirPlay functionality when combined with an Apple TV.  Why just play something on a tablet when you can experience it on the big screen, right?  This should be a mission jam packed with exciting dinosaur encounters that players will not soon forget.


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Monkey Island Tales 2 Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Rob Rich on December 19th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: POSSESS IT
Guybrush Threepwood's latest adventure goes from the small screen to the even-smaller screen, with very few compromises made along the way.
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Telltale Announces New Law & Order: Legacies Series for iOS

Posted by Carter Dotson on December 14th, 2011

Telltale Games has announced their latest series based on a well-known license: Law & Order: Legacies. This episodic series will feature characters from both the classic long-running original Law & Order TV series, as well as from the still-running Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The likenesses of Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, Sam Waterston, Mariska Hargitay, and other actors from both series will be featured in the upcoming episodes. Players will act in both investigator and prosecutor roles, making decisions along the way that will affect the outcomes of cases. The games will debut on iOS first, making their appearance as universal apps starting this month, with 2 'cases' set to release. 5 more cases will be released in the next few months, along with PC and Mac versions of the games. Telltale Games has released a behind-the-scenes video discussing the storyline of the series and how they're bringing the characters from across the franchise together.

Jurassic Park: The Game 1 HD Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad only
By Jennifer Allen on November 22nd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: LACKING
The much anticipated Telltale Games adaptation of the classic dinosaur blockbuster.
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Jurassic Park Roars Its Way To The iPad 2

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 16th, 2011
iPad App - Designed for iPad only
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: LACKING :: Read Review »

Exciting times dinosaur fans! Jurassic Park has hit iPad 2s! Not literally obviously as no one would like a T-Rex to crush their beloved gadget. No, I'm talking about Jurassic Park: The Game, hotly anticipated since Telltale Games announced it earlier in the year.

Maximizing the processing power of the iPad 2, Jurassic Park: The Game promises breath-taking cinematic scenes and some darn impressive graphics. Players will be taken back to Isla Nublar during the events of the first Jurassic Park film and be able to interact with the storyline in a brand new way. While many locations will be familiar to fans, there will also be plenty of new areas to explore as we discussed earlier this week.

Jurassic Park: The Game also comes with AirPlay functionality so that players can see the action on their Apple TVs for even more impressive visuals.

Jurassic Park: The Game is out now for the iPad 2 priced at $6.99.

Jurassic Park: The Game to Show Off More Isla Nublar

Posted by Rob Rich on November 14th, 2011

In just a few short days, Telltale Games' second "adventure game that's practically a sequel for the movie it's based on" will be unleashed. On less mobile devices, anyway. The iPad 2 version is set to follow soon after the November 15th release date, but nothing specific has been stated as of yet. That's okay though, because we have these new morsels of information to tide us over.

Jurassic Park: The Game takes us back to Isla Nublar shortly after the events of the first film, following a new cast of characters simply trying to escape the island with their lives intact. However, it's not just about the new faces: this time around we're going to be seeing more of the park itself. Sure there will be familiar areas (i.e. Dennis Nedry's "ditched" vehicle), but we've also learned of some new locations players will get to explore that weren't covered in the movie.

Locations such as the still under-construction Bone Shaker Roller Coaster, the Geothermal Power Plant, Dr. Laura Sorkin's Field Lab used for observational studies (as well as some unsanctioned and dangerous experiments, the North Docks which are a stone's throw away from the iconic Visitor's Center, and finally the Marine Facility (video featured below), which I'm personally terrified to experience. Wait until the end of the clip to see what I mean.

iPad 2 owners, keep an eye on that App Store after the 15th. There might not be an official release date for the iOS version, but I'd imagine it might only be a week or two longer. Heck, since the 15th is a Tuesday it's also not out of the question to consider it might be available on the 17th (Thursday). So... Anyone have an iPad 2 they don't want anymore..?


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HECTOR: Ep3 – Beyond Reasonable Doom Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Rob Rich on October 6th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FINISH IT
Hector's back, one final time, to save Clappers Wreake from a horrific fate.
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