The news of Telltale's instantaneous closure has come as a shock not just to the staffers involved, but fans and businesses dealing with the former studio. One of those companies was Netflix, which had reached an agreement with Telltale to produce Minecraft: Story Mode and a Stranger Things interactive game.
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Appearing at this weekend's Television Critics' Association press event, Netflix talked about when we should expect to see more Stranger Things, and why the wait is so long.
Two big bits of news out of E3 that you didn't see at any of the conferences. Telltale has got a new partnership in the works with Netflix, according to a new report, which will see one of their stories brought to Netflix in an interactive form. On top of that, we're getting a new Stranger Things game.
Lance McDonald is an Australian video game developer with a particular passion for coding in BASIC. He made an entire video game, Black Annnex, in almost pure QBASIC.
So it's safe to say he knows his stuff. But the real question here is - does Bob from Stranger Things? In that episode, in that scene - just how legit was it? Lance knows.
Here's the thing about Stranger Things season two: If you liked season one, and pretty much everyone did, then you'll like this season just fine. Everything is turned up a bit, but the soul of Stranger Things remains what it was last season -- a story about friendship, family, and giant piles of '80s nostalgia.
Stranger Things is awesome, so it's not surprising that people want to do all sorts of things around it. Like Emporium Chicago, who ran a Stranger Things themed pop-up bar inside their arcade bar. It's got all the things you'd expect: flickering Christmas lights, cocktails inspired by the show, an 80's themed dance party and music from the Hawkins Middle School A.V. Club.
The one thing it didn't have: the permission of Netflix.
The latest episode of Spike's Lip Sync Battle is getting a visit from the Upside Down. The stars of the hit Netflix show, with one Eleven-sized exclusion, all show up to move their mouths and dance around in time with some of their favourite songs. And God help me, it's the cutest thing I've seen all week.
It's been a fun few weeks here at Kotaku. We've been hiding some sneaky puzzles in our posts, and they weren't easy. Solving them, and the metapuzzle looming over it all, could get you $6,000 for a home entertainment system -- but it was as hard as defeating a Demogorgon. Now that it's all over, we can take a look at each puzzle solution in depth.
In the six years I've spent here at Kotaku Australia we've run some incredible competitions, but I can honestly say that this Stranger Things competition has been my absolute favourite. I don't think we'll ever be able to top it.
Just the scale -- the hard work from the creators, the commitment by everyone who took part. I'm amazed. I am intimately aware of how difficult this puzzle was, yet so many Kotaku readers made it to the end.