Former Telltale Developer Shows 'Alternate Ending' To The Walking Dead's First Season

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Former Telltale Developer Shows 'Alternate Ending' To The Walking Dead's First Season

In the wake of the studio's enormous layoffs and doubtful future, former Telltale Games developer Jake Rodkin, who worked on the first season of the developer's The Walking Dead series, has been reminiscing about his time at the company. While much most of it has been heartfelt memories, photos, and Easter eggs about Telltale and its games, one of his memories should be of interest to Walking Dead fans, even if it's a bit ridiculous.

Rodkin has released an "alternate ending" to the first season of The Walking Dead, which is more for laughs than anything else. "The last week of production on Season 1, it was just me and [Sean Ainsworth] left waiting for any last minute [sic] bigs," Rodkin posted on Twitter. "He made this during that stir crazy week."

The "ending" shows a sequence from the last episode, in which protagonist Lee Everett finds himself in a precarious situation. While the scene plays out with much more impact in its original form, the "alternate" ending certainly has its own style, which I won't ruin for you here. Just watch the video.

Drawn To Death Will Shut Down In March

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Drawn To Death Will Shut Down In March

Drawn to Death, the lone survivor of David Jaffe’s studio, The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency, has been given an expiration date.

The uniquely aggressive hand-drawn twist on the multi-player shooter genre will face the music on March 25, according to the PlayStation store. Though the game never received critical acclaim, it did have its devoted followers and received DLC Twisted Metal and God of War skins.

If you are still interested in playing the game before Sony pulls the plug, Drawn to Death will be up for at least a few more months, so seize the opportunity before its gone. Unsure about it? Take a gander at the Game Informer review here.

Professor Layton And The Curious Village Is Now Available On iOS And Android

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Professor Layton And The Curious Village Is Now Available On iOS And Android

Although the Professor Layton series doesn't have the same kick to it as it did in its heyday (its most recent release on mobile didn't exactly wow us), its first entry still stands strong as one of its best, and you can now grab it on your phone.

The iOS and Android version of Professor Layton and the Curious Village features new HD versions of every cutscene, as well as few new ones for the mobile version. Aside from that, it looks to be the same game fans fell in love with back in 2008. If you've played the series before and want to revisit one of its best entries, this is a good place to do it. If you haven't touched it before, this is a great place to start.

Creative Assembly Issues Statement On Total War: Rome II's Recent Controversy Over Female Generals

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Creative Assembly Issues Statement On Total War: Rome II's Recent Controversy Over Female Generals

Total War: Rome II has been the target of a review-bombing campaign on Steam, due to players believing that women are appearing as generals more often than is historically accurate.

As PC Gamer reports, although a thread regarding the presence of female generals was posted in march, the problem began when a user in that thread posted in an image in mid-August wherein five of the eight generals at their disposal in a battle were women. Some believed the July Ancestral Update for the game increased the chances of women becoming generals, which they believed made the game less historically accurate. As the thread devolved into bitter arguments about the presence of female generals and the roles they play in combat in general, a community manager for developer Creative Assembly eventually intervened. "This thread is a mess so I'm locking it," the manager said. "As has been said previously: Total War games are historically authentic, not historically accurate - if having female units upsets you that much you can either mod them out or just not play."

Pokémon Go's Mysterious New Pokémon Revealed To Be Meltan

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Pokémon Go's Mysterious New Pokémon Revealed To Be Meltan

Update 9/25: The Pokémon Company has officially revealed the mysterious Pokémon to be Meltan, the Hex Nut Pokémon. A steel-type Pokémon that uses "its liquid arms and legs to corrode metal and absorb it into its own body," Meltan is now attainable in Pokémon Go, as players who encountered one only to have it transform into a Ditto when caught can now expect it to turn back into a Meltan. Unfortunately, it seems the Meltan has become a bit harder to come by than it was at first, but is still available for capture.

The company also confirmed that Pokémon Go will be "key to meeting this curious new Pokémon in Pokémon Let's Go!" This likely means capturing Meltan in Go will let you transfer to the Let's Go games, or that it will allow you to encounter one and catch it in the Switch games. You can watch a quick trailer detailing the "discovery" in the tweet below.

The original story is as follows.

2K Foundations Started To Help Communities Through Basketball

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2K Foundations Started To Help Communities Through Basketball

2K has announced that it has inaugurated 2K Foundations, a program aimed at refurbishing basketball courts and helping kids with STEM education in underserved communities across the U.S.

The foundation will renovate 12 basketball courts starting in cities like Cincinnati (check out the trailer from the Cincinnati event below), Baltimore, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Cleveland the first year.

2K Foundations is also upgrading technology at community centers to enable STEM education programs (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), including a partnership with Microsoft to provide Xbox One stations and other equipment.

Mark Of The Ninja Remastered Heads To Switch In October

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Mark Of The Ninja Remastered Heads To Switch In October

Before Don't Starve and Invisible Inc., Klei Entertainment made its name with its colorful indie take on stealth, Mark Of The Ninja. We were big fans of the game back in 2012, awarding it a 9, with reviewer Matt Miller calling the game "one of the welcome surprises of the year."

Those who haven't played Mark of the Ninja (or want to revisit it) and own Switch will get the chance to do so when the remastered version of the game releases on October 9. You can watch a trailer right here:

For more on Indies coming to Switch, check out our roundup of the last Nindies presentation.

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Creeping through wet, tropical foliage with nothing but a rain poncho and a fiber wire, Hitman 2's latest trailer takes you through the vibrant Colombian rainforest as Agent 47 picks off three cartel bosses in his signature creative style. Set in the tourist village of Santa Fortuna, the trailer shows off lush jungle environments, underground caverns, and the interior of a mansion owned by the local Delgado drug cartel. 

In addition to looking gorgeous, the locale also introduces a new gameplay feature that sees Agent 47 using the the dense vegetation of the Colombian forest to stay hidden and conceal bodies. 

The sequel to 2016's Hitman published by Square Enix, Hitman 2 continues Agent 47's mission but this time as a single release, as opposed to its predecessor's episodic format. Hitman 2 also introduces the new Sniper game mode (see below), where players can work together cooperatively or on their own to take down targets. 

Jackbox Party Pack 5 Targets October Release

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Jackbox Party Pack 5 Targets October Release

The latest installment of the Jackbox Party Pack series is headed to PS4 on October 16, followed soon after by a release on PC and Mac on October 17. That news comes via a tweet from Jackbox Games today, which should allow fans to begin planning their first friend get-together to try out the new included games.

Jackbox Party Pack 5 is set to offer five distinct games, including a new twist on the trivia classic You Don’t Know Jack, a game about hypothetical situations called Split the Room, a rap lyric creation game called Mad Verse City, an invention drawing game called Patently Stupid, and an unusually action-packed game called Zeeple Dome.

Like previous installments, the new game has players logging in with their phones as controllers through an easy-to-use interface, making it simple to change player counts on the fly.

A Glimpse Into Red Dead Redemption II's Amazing Wilderness

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A Glimpse Into Red Dead Redemption II's Amazing Wilderness

This morning, Rockstar Games announced that they have created an astonishing 200 different animal species – and developed interactive AI for each one – in their pursuit to craft the most immersive open world for Red Dead Redemption II. After the initial tweet showing off a small sample of this vast ecosystem, Rockstar posted a link to an expanded blog on its official site.

Players will encounter large herds on the move and dangerous predators seeking out prey. If Red Dead Redemption is any indication, you can expect to find yourself as both the hunter and hunted. The post shows drawings of several species including: a grizzly bear, a white-tailed buck, an alligator, and a banded Gila monster. The diversity of the creature types hints at the environment variety we can expect in the game. Also, each drawing has a page number in the bottom right. Could this possibly be the new look for Red Dead Redemption II’s animal index?