Telltale Writer And Clementine's Voice Actor Talk Saying Goodbye To The Walking Dead Character

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Telltale Writer And Clementine's Voice Actor Talk Saying Goodbye To The Walking Dead Character

In 2012, Telltale Games exploded into the mainstream with an emotional tale of humanity in a world full of monsters and ordinary struggles within extraordinary circumstances. The Walking Dead was already well known for its comics and television show, but Telltale delivered a premiere season on par with any other medium tackling Robert Kirkman's zombie-infested world.

More than half a decade later, Telltale has expanded its stable of licensed properties to almost an absurd degree. From Game of Thrones and Borderlands to Guardians of the Galaxy and even Minecraft, the studio has applied the formula from that first season of The Walking Dead to myriad beloved properties. Despite this, The Walking Dead remains the most resonant franchise for many fans, as players lovingly watched Clementine grow from innocent child to hardened survivor.

In November, players learned that they'd be forced to say goodbye to Clementine and Telltale's vision of The Walking Dead, as the studio announced the final season was coming in 2018. While longtime players will undoubtedly lament no longer following Clementine's adventures, it represents the end of an era for Telltale.

Seen At E3: Two Dumb Jeffs Edition

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Seen At E3: Two Dumb Jeffs Edition

The E3 showfloor is always a hectic place, but this year's convention seems crazier than usual. Thanks to the public once again being included in the festivities, E3 2018 is full of big crowds, big screens, and ... zombies. Seriously, where are all these zombies coming from?

Jeff Cork and I carved a bit of time out of our hectic schedules to check out the full E3 showfloor, and snap pictures of everything that seemed interesting – and even some things that weren't interesting at all! In short, it got dumb real quick. Scroll through the gallery below for a photo tour of E3 2018 like no other!

Note: If you press the full-screen button in the upper-right corner of the image, you can scroll through the gallery with your arrow keys. Try it!

Seen At E3: Two Dumb Jeffs Edition

about X hours ago from
Seen At E3: Two Dumb Jeffs Edition

The E3 showfloor is always a hectic place, but this year's convention seems crazier than usual. Thanks to the public once again being included in the festivities, E3 2018 is full of big crowds, big screens, and ... zombies. Seriously, where are all these zombies coming from?

Jeff Cork and I carved a bit of time out of our hectic schedules to check out the full E3 showfloor, and snap pictures of everything that seemed interesting – and even some things that weren't interesting at all! In short, it got dumb real quick. Scroll through the gallery below for a photo tour of E3 2018 like no other!

Note: If you press full-screen button in the upper right corner of the image, you can scroll through the gallery with your arrow keys. Try it!

Let's Go's Director On Simplifying Pokémon, Required Motion Controls, And More

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Let's Go's Director On Simplifying Pokémon, Required Motion Controls, And More

The Pokémon series is no stranger to spin-offs and remakes, but Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee feels a little different. It's a remake of Pokémon Yellow, and has many elements of a typical core Pokémon RPG, but it's also a bit of a spin-off with elements of Pokémon Go. To try and clear up some of the unknowns about the game, we spoke with Junichi Masuda, the games' director, about how it works, why motion controls are required, and if the developer is done with 3DS.

Can you tell me the entire history of Game Freak again?

I just told you all that… last July, wasn’t it?

Let's Go's Director On Simplifying Pokémon, Required Motion Controls, And More

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Let's Go's Director On Simplifying Pokémon, Required Motion Controls, And More

The Pokémon series is no stranger to spin-offs and remakes, but Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee feels a little different. It's a remake of Pokémon Yellow, and has many elements of a typical core Pokémon RPG, but it's also a bit of a spin-off with elements of Pokémon Go. To try and clear up some of the unknowns about the game, we spoke with Junichi Masuda, the games' director, about how it works, why motion controls are required, and if the developer is done with 3DS.

Can you tell me the entire history of Game Freak again?

I just told you all that… last July, wasn’t it?

E3 2018 Tuesday Recap

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E3 2018 Tuesday Recap

After a busy few days of press conferences, the E3 show floor finally opened today, and we got our first look at a number of big games. In addition, Nintendo presented its vision for the future with its E3 Nintendo Direct. We played and offered impressions on big games like Spider-Man, Rage 2, and Metro Exodus, got big news about Destiny 2: Forsaken and a ton of games coming to Switch, and began gathering our favorite Indie Games of E3 and discussed some of the biggest surprises of E3 so far.

You can find links to all our stories below, and we'll update this round-up throughout the evening as more stories go live. 

Nintendo On Metroid Prime 4's E3 2018 Absence

Nomura On Kingdom Hearts III’s Final Fantasy Characters, Aqua’s Popularity, And Ratatouille

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Nomura On Kingdom Hearts III’s Final Fantasy Characters, Aqua’s Popularity, And Ratatouille

Kingdom Hearts III has been front and center at E3, but there are still a few things we’d like to know. Director Tetsuya Nomura was on hand for an interview and we tried to get him to clarify as much as possible. Here’s his answers to some of our burning questions. True to Nomura, there are plenty of hints to follow. 

On Final Fantasy characters… We haven’t seen a Final Fantasy character yet in a trailer. For a series that was billed as a crossover between Disney and Final Fantasy, it seems like the latter isn’t as big a part of the series as it once was. Whether this is intentional or because he wants to surprise fans, we got straight to it and asked Nomura if Final Fantasy characters will grace this entry. “I can’t really talk about any of the characters that have not been announced or shown yet, but just looking at Kingdom Hearts 1 compared to when that was released, there’s so many different titles with Final Fantasy characters or where all of these characters come together. I don’t feel that much of necessity of bringing these characters together like I did before. However, if you could look forward to information in the future, that would be great.”

Nomura On Kingdom Hearts III’s Final Fantasy Characters, Aqua’s Popularity, And Ratatouille

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Nomura On Kingdom Hearts III’s Final Fantasy Characters, Aqua’s Popularity, And Ratatouille

Kingdom Hearts III has been front and center at E3, but there are still a few things we’d like to know. Director Tetsuya Nomura was on hand for an interview and we tried to get him to clarify as much as possible. Here’s his answers to some of our burning questions. True to Nomura, there are plenty of hints to follow. 

On Final Fantasy characters… We haven’t seen a Final Fantasy character yet in a trailer. For a series that was billed as a crossover between Disney and Final Fantasy, it seems like the latter isn’t as big a part of the series as it once was. Whether this is intentional or because he wants to surprise fans, we got straight to it and asked Nomura if Final Fantasy characters will grace this entry. “I can’t really talk about any of the characters that have not been announced or shown yet, but just looking at Kingdom Hearts 1 compared to when that was released, there’s so many different titles with Final Fantasy characters or where all of these characters come together. I don’t feel that much of necessity of bringing these characters together like I did before. However, if you could look forward to information in the future, that would be great.”

The Best Indie Games Of E3 2018

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The Best Indie Games Of E3 2018

E3 2018 is finally here and developers from all around the globe have converged on Los Angeles to show off what they've been working on. From massive triple-A publishers to the smallest of development teams, games of all shapes and sizes are at the show. While those big-name games may garner the most excitement on press conference stages and the showfloor, it's unwise to overlook the perpetually strong stable of independent games on show at E3.

Here are the best and most promising independent games the Game Informer staff saw at E3 2018.

Ashen Platform: Xbox One, PC
Developer: Aurora44
Release: 2018

Hands-On With Ridley, Inkling, Solid Snake, And Breath Of The Wild Link In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Hands-On With Ridley, Inkling, Solid Snake, And Breath Of The Wild Link In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

We finally have a decent understanding of what exactly the new Super Smash Bros. for Switch is. It’s not a port, but rather a whole new game that functions a bit like a greatest hits collection of every Smash Bros. game. But unlike typical greatest hits collections that cherry-pick the highlights, Ultimate includes literally every character that has ever appeared in Super Smash Bros., and even a few new ones. For our first hands-on with the game, we decided to try the new fighters, and two returning ones.

The inclusion of Samus’ greatest foe has been a long time coming. Fans have wanted to play as the purple pterodactyl with a violent tail for some time, and the creature is finally in the game. Ridley is a heavier fighter, and can use his wings to fly and recover from getting knocked out. He reminded me a bit of Meta Knight, but with a greater weight to him. He can also shoot fireballs out of his mouth.

Despite his wings, Ridley didn’t feel floaty and I played well with him. It was among my more successful matches as I quickly became adept at flying in the air and slamming down from above – a favorite tactic of mine.