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Gamers rejoice, Telltale Games has officially confirmed the release date for their next entry in their highly successful The Walking Dead series of episodic games. On Tuesday, March 28th, Episode Three: “Above the Law” will be available for gamers on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Steam, iOS, and Android-based mobile devices.

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This season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead follows the story of survivor Javier Garcia and so far focuses on his journey to save his family after they become separated early on in the initial episode. Along the way he comes across familiar faces such as Clementine, a character who was the focal point of the last two seasons, and Jesus, who serves as a cameo for comic readers and show watchers. This episode will focus on the group’s arrival in Richmond and their interactions with the New Frontier group of survivors and promises to be filled to the brim with powerful emotions and high stakes.

The initial release of The New Frontier came with two full episodes instead of Telltale’s usual one every few months. This move on Telltale’s part, along with the story being written in a way that doesn’t rely on the events of Seasons One and Two, has made this outing of the series especially welcoming to newcomers unfamiliar with the exploits of Lee and Clementine. The cameos made by the previously mentioned Clementine and Jesus also serve their roles well in the story so far since the only references to their more extended stories have been brief comments that don’t distract from the main plot. From the trailer, this episode seems to continue this trend with Jesus referencing the Kingdom, a group of survivors that fans of AMC’s television adaptation are currently exploring and that readers of Robert Kirkman’s comic series are also no doubt familiar with.

So far, The New Frontier, or “Season Three” as some fans are calling it, has done an excellent job of continuing to tour the dark and wildly messed up world of The Walking Dead based on Kirkman’s comics and of paying homage to previous entries in the series. Fans who have played these games since Telltale’s claim to fame with Season One will be fascinated by the character that Clementine has become since the initial moments of the very first episode. Events like losing her family, Lee’s death after a walker bite in the finale of Season One, and having to pick between Kenny and Jane in the finale of Season Two have shaped this incredibly well-written character into who she has become today. Clementine was a scared, little girl when we first met her, but she has become a hardened badass at this point in the story that adds layers of intrigue and gravitas to the already excellent story of this currently ongoing season.

Most avid fans of Telltale Games and their other highly successful games such as Tales from the Borderlands, Game of Thrones, and The Wolf Among Us know the drill at this point but to the uninitiated, here is what to do when Tuesday comes around and you want to play the new episode. If you bought the episodes individually, you’ll have to buy this new episode too (preferably on the same platform you played the first two episodes on). If you bought the disk version of The New Frontier or the season pass digitally, then all you need to do is launch the game on release day and the new episode should be there waiting desperately for you to play it. This is how Telltale’s episodic content usually works and is also the way The New Frontier works.

Enjoy the new story and happy zombie hunting!

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Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth’s Retry Wording Has Been Updated in a Subtle Manner

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Despite the numerous praises players have showered upon Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, there is one particular aspect of the game that has garnered nothing but criticism: the perplexing wording of its retry screen, which players encounter when facing a Game Over. Fortunately, the developers have discreetly resolved this issue in the game’s latest patch. They have fixed the Platinum Trophy progression, resulting in a slightly less confusing experience for players.

If you don’t possess exceptional combat abilities, chances are you’ve come across the game’s notorious four options: “Retry from Current Battle, Retry from This Battle, Retry from Before Battle, or Resume.”. As an avid gamer, I must admit that I’ve experienced the frustration of losing precious time due to my own foolish mistake. In this particular instance, I found myself engrossed in fine-tuning my matrix and equipping my party, only to have it all go to waste when I encountered a formidable enemy. To compound my error, I made the ill-advised decision to retry the battle, resulting in an hour of agonizing repetition. Lesson learned!

The “Retry from This Battle” option has become a source of frustration for players who are struggling with the game’s final boss encounter, leading to a significant number of rage-quits. Without giving away any surprises, opting for that choice after being defeated would result in players being sent back to the beginning of the final boss encounter, needlessly forcing them to forfeit approximately an hour’s worth of hard-earned progress in battle.

After the update, players now have the option to select “Retry from the Current Phase” instead of “Retry from Before the Current Battle.”. It’s worth noting that this change is only slightly improved. It’s rather disappointing that the screen is overly convoluted, which may lead to players feeling frustrated. While it’s better late than never, we can’t help but wonder if this issue will persist in the future.

 

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Baldur’s Gate 3 has received an impressive haul of 5 BAFTA Awards, with the prestigious title of Best Game among them

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Baldur’s Gate 3 continues to solidify its position as a standout title, garnering five prestigious BAFTA awards, including the highly coveted Best Game accolade. In addition to the top accolade of the evening, the RPG created by the talented team at Larian Studios also emerged victorious in the categories of narrative, music, players’ choice, and performer in a supporting role.

Several games for the PS5 and PS4 received BAFTA awards. Alan Wake 2 won for Audio Achievement, Cyberpunk 2077 was recognized as an Evolving Game, Viewfinder was named the Best British Game, and Nadji Jeter received the Performer in a Leading Role award for his portrayal of Miles Morales in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.

Standing on the stage that night, Swen Vincke, the founder of Larian Studios, expressed his disbelief: “It’s truly incredible to be here.” The effort and dedication poured into creating Baldur’s Gate 3 is truly commendable. It’s truly remarkable, and I extend my gratitude to Bafta and everyone involved.

Here are the winners of the BAFTA awards for 2024:

  • Debut game: Venba
  • Audio achievement: Alan Wake 2
  • Multiplayer: Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • Evolving game: Cyberpunk 2077
  • Game design: Dave the Diver
  • British game: Viewfinder
  • Artistic achievement: Alan Wake 2
  • New intellectual property — Viewfinder
  • Narrative: Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Performer in a supporting role: Andrew Wincott, Raphael in Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Family — Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • EE Players’ Choice — Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Animation — Hi-Fi Rush
  • Music — Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Game Beyond Entertainment — Tchia
  • Technical achievement: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • Performer in a leading role — Nadji Jeter, Miles Morales in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Best game: Baldur’s Gate 3

 

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V Rising embraces its theme by introducing a Legacy of Castlevania crossover DLC

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V Rising, a vampiric RPG, made its debut on PC in 2022 and is set to grace the PS5 in 2024. The game clearly showcased a strong influence from Castlevania. Now, Stunlock Studios is fully embracing the opportunity, officially teaming up with Konami for a captivating DLC with a gothic twist.

Featured in The Triple-i Initiative’s recent digital indie showcase, Legacy of Castlevania offers players the opportunity to immerse themselves in the timeless visuals of hair, cloth, and character design from one of the most beloved vampire franchises in gaming history. The pack is set to be released in May, and it’s possible that we’ll gain further insights into the PS5 port at that time. In the upcoming game, players will have the chance to encounter the renowned vampire hunter Simon Belmont, who will serve as a formidable adversary. Additionally, fans will be delighted to know that they can dress up as the enigmatic Vampire Prince, Alucard, with a special cosplay set.

There will be three distinct shapeshifting variants for players to fully embrace the darkness. Among the options available are the Wolf Form Variant, Soul of the Wolf; the Human Form Variant, Glamour of Maria Renard; and the Toad Form Variant, Guise of The Flea Man. In addition, you’ll have access to luxurious furniture and decorations to adorn your sanctuary, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of a gothic masterpiece.

Did V Rising catch your attention? What are your thoughts on the Legacy of Castlevania collaboration? We eagerly await your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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