The Walking Dead: The Final Season Will Only Be Purchasable On PC On Epic Games Store

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The Walking Dead: The Final Season Will Only Be Purchasable On PC On Epic Games Store

In one more twist in the circuitous tale of The Walking Dead: The Final Season, it appears that the last few episodes of the final season are being published by Epic, which in turn makes them exclusive to the Epic Games Store for new purchases on PC.

The game's final chapters were in limbo when Telltale Games closed down abruptly, providing no severance or even any warning to the company's 275 employees. The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's company, Skybound, re-assembled most of development team under the "Still Not Bitten" banner to finish the episodes off. It now appears Epic had some hand in getting the developers back together for the finale.

“The team at Epic owns a major chapter in the history of the game industry,” said Skybound president Dan Murray and Skybound Games CEO Ian Howe in a joint-statement released to the press. “We’re excited to work together on their latest transformative event with the launch of the Epic Games Store. Epic stepped up to the plate immediately to work with us in order to bring the original team back together and ensure fans will receive the completed season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season.”

The Walking Dead: The Final Season Will Only Be Purchasable On PC On Epic Games Store

about X hours ago from
The Walking Dead: The Final Season Will Only Be Purchasable On PC On Epic Games Store

In one more twist in the circuitous tale of The Walking Dead: The Final Season, it appears that the last few episodes of the final season are being published by Epic, which in turn makes them exclusive to the Epic Games Store for new purchases on PC.

The game's final chapters were in limbo when Telltale Games closed down abruptly, providing no severance or even any warning to the company's 275 employees. The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's company, Skybound, re-assembled most of development team under the "Still Not Bitten" banner to finish the episodes off. It now appears Epic had some hand in getting the developers back together for the finale.

“The team at Epic owns a major chapter in the history of the game industry,” said Skybound president Dan Murray and Skybound Games CEO Ian Howe in a joint-statement released to the press. “We’re excited to work together on their latest transformative event with the launch of the Epic Games Store. Epic stepped up to the plate immediately to work with us in order to bring the original team back together and ensure fans will receive the completed season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season.”

Street Fighter V Moving Away From Season Passes

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Street Fighter V Moving Away From Season Passes

When Capcom announced Kage, the even eviler Ryu, the other day at the conclusion of the Capcom Cup, he was not sold in or used to promote a season pass, which was unusual for Street Fighter V. The game had been rolling its DLC characters out in bundles as well as individually since the first season after the game's launch. Now, in what would have been season four, Capcom has decided to eschew the season pass model and only go with individual character sales.

The news comes from a Capcom tweet directly stating that there are currently no plans for a season pass for DLC and that all 2019 characters will be individually purchased through regular currency or fight money.

Kage can only be purchased individually with Fight Money or real currency. We currently have no plans to offer a Season Pass for the 2019 DLC characters. Stay tuned for information on future updates!

Street Fighter V Moving Away From Season Passes

about X hours ago from
Street Fighter V Moving Away From Season Passes

When Capcom announced Kage, the even eviler Ryu, the other day at the conclusion of the Capcom Pro Tour, he was not sold in or used to promote a season pass, which was unusual for Street Fighter V. The game had been rolling its DLC characters out in bundles as well as individually since the first season after the game's launch. Now, in what would have been season four, Capcom has decided to eschew the season pass model and only go with individual character sales.

The news comes from a Capcom tweet directly stating that there are currently no plans for a season pass for DLC and that all 2019 characters will be individually purchased through regular currency or fight money.

Kage can only be purchased individually with Fight Money or real currency. We currently have no plans to offer a Season Pass for the 2019 DLC characters. Stay tuned for information on future updates!

Sonic Mania Adventures Gets A New Holiday Episode

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Sonic Mania Adventures Gets A New Holiday Episode

During the run up to Sonic Mania Plus' release, Sega produced and broadcasted a number of Sonic Mania shorts. Hearkening back to early animation vignettes, the wordless episodes were still entertaining and worth watching the full compilation. Today, Sega released a holiday special coda to the series, this time starring Mecha Sonic and a hereto unseen character in the Sonic Mania canon.

Check out the holiday episode below.

The episode takes place immediately after part 5, where Eggman and Metal Sonic crash into the forest after being defeated by Sonic and his friends. Might this be teasing further content for Sonic Mania one day, as well? Probably not directly, but it does say Sega has certainly not forgotten how successful their retro revival was, especially critically.

Sonic Mania Adventures Gets A New Holiday Episode

about X hours ago from
Sonic Mania Adventures Gets A New Holiday Episode

During the run up to Sonic Mania Plus' release, Sega produced and broadcasted a number of Sonic Mania shorts. Hearkening back to early animation vignettes, the wordless episodes were still entertaining and worth watching the full compilation. Today, Sega released a holiday special coda to the series, this time starring Mecha Sonic and a hereto unseen character in the Sonic Mania canon.

Check out the holiday episode below.

The episode takes place immediately after part 5, where Eggman and Metal Sonic crash into the forest after being defeated by Sonic and his friends. Might this be teasing further content for Sonic Mania one day, as well? Probably not directly, but it does say Sega has certainly not forgotten how successful their retro revival was, especially critically.

Sims Creator Will Wright Teaches Game Design Via MasterClass

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Sims Creator Will Wright Teaches Game Design Via MasterClass

Famed game developer Will Wright is teaching a massive class on games - via MasterClass. In his class, Wright covers a slew of game design topics, like generating new concepts, creating game mechanics, player psychology, and mental modeling. Best known for his work creating SimCity and The Sims, Wright has had a celebrated career in game development. 

Enrollment for the class is $90 for lifetime access or $180 per year for the All-Access Pass, which grants unlimited access to all new and existing classes.

“I think that game design can represent a lot of learning that you can bring back into other design fields,” said Wright. “I wanted to teach a MasterClass as a way of relaying some of the things I learned over the years and inspiring the next generation of designers. We’re on the cusp of some really interesting technology but good game design is essentially about understanding the player."

Sims Creator Will Wright Teaches Game Design Via MasterClass

about X hours ago from
Sims Creator Will Wright Teaches Game Design Via MasterClass

Famed game developer Will Wright is teaching a massive class on games - via MasterClass. In his class, Wright covers a slew of game design topics, like generating new concepts, creating game mechanics, player psychology, and mental modeling. Best known for his work creating SimCity and The Sims, Wright has had a celebrated career in game development. 

Enrollment for the class is $90 for lifetime access or $180 per year for the All-Access Pass, which grants unlimited access to all new and existing classes.

“I think that game design can represent a lot of learning that you can bring back into other design fields,” said Wright. “I wanted to teach a MasterClass as a way of relaying some of the things I learned over the years and inspiring the next generation of designers. We’re on the cusp of some really interesting technology but good game design is essentially about understanding the player."

Men In Black: International Gets A Trailer

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Men In Black: International Gets A Trailer

Some big names - Chris Hemsworth, Liam Neeson, and Tessa Thompson - kick off the new chapter of Men in Black with a new trailer from Men in Black: International.

Set in London, MIB: International leaves the antics of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones behind, but we're sure to have some new crazy weapons as the new cast heads out on a galactic European tour. Check it out in the trailer below!

Men In Black: International Gets A Trailer

about X hours ago from
Men In Black: International Gets A Trailer

Some big names - Chris Hemsworth, Liam Neeson, and Tessa Thompson - kick off the new chapter of Men in Black with a new trailer from Men in Black: International.

Set in London, MIB: International leaves the antics of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones behind, but we're sure to have some new crazy weapons as the new cast heads out on a galactic European tour. Check it out in the trailer below!