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This past weekend, a group of Tekken 7 players from South Korea travelled east to take on their Japanese counterparts in a massive 12-on-12 exhibition as part of the Tekken Pro Championships. As the two most talent-dense Tekken regions in the world, both sides fielded impressive teams featuring some of the best players from their respective countries.


Things just go from bad to worse for Overkill's The Walking Dead. With the Swedish developer already in the midst of reconstruction, sales of the game have been shuttered completely after the rights holder for The Walking Dead announced they would be cancelling their relationship with Starbreeze, resulting in the game being pulled from sale entirely.


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Due in large part to poor sales of co-op first-person shooter Overkill’s The Walking Dead, Swedish video game developer and publisher Starbreeze today filed for reconstruction with the Stockholm District Court, with CEO Bo Andersson leaving his position and resigning from the company board of directors.


After Telltale laid off roughly 90% of its staff on September 21, the studio said the remaining 25 employees would proceed with finishing work on Minecraft: Story Mode, an interactive show for Netflix. Today, a narrative designer who was one of those remaining employees stated on social media that she and other members of that “skeleton crew” have now been laid off as well.


Two weeks after Telltale Games laid off the bulk of its staff, the fate of the four-episode final season of the popular The Walking Dead series remains in question.

Behind closed doors, the company continues to work on a deal that would provide for the third and fourth episodes to be finished by another company using former Telltale employees, according to two people familiar with negotiation. And the third episode is already nearly finished, those people said.


Telltale Games employees were surprised when CEO Pete Hawley announced the closure of the company at a staff-wide meeting. One employee, a source told Kotaku, had been working until 3:00AM the night before with no inkling that the studio was about to let them and over 200 other employees go, leaving behind a skeleton crew of 25 to finish off work on a final project (Minecraft: Story Mode according to Variety).