Around 90 employees have been made redundant from Telltale Games, the studio famous for The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us and other narrative episodic adventures.
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Massive, modern-day disasters that shake countries to their core come in many different forms. But whether they're natural like hurricanes or man-made like mass shootings, the nations they befall are almost always able to move forward in large part because people can explain what happened. How, though, does a country or even a city come to grips with a tragedy that is unlike anything the world has ever seen, and fundamentally changes people's lives?
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier is a series defined by contradiction. The third season of Telltale's successful narrative game franchise, which comes to a close this week with the release of final episode "From The Gallows", is full of interesting characters the player won't care about. It's painfully human but insufferably cliche. The season is ambitious in scope and underwhelming in execution, stumbling far more often than it succeeds.
The latest season of Telltale's The Walking Dead started off strong. The newest episode attempts to up the stakes further with new characters and tough decisions. But that might not be enough to make up for a stale format.
I'm a staunch defender of Telltale's The Walking Dead's less popular second season. It served as a sort of zombie bildungsroman for Clementine, a coming of age story after the end. But for all the season's strong character beats, it lacked a sense of forward momentum. The third season, A New Frontier, breathes some much-needed energy into the esteemed adventure series.
The Walking Dead comic has been around for over a decade now. The behemoth series has yielded over a whopping 156 issues so far, and of course, shambled into alternate mediums with seven seasons of the Walking Dead show. But according to Kirkman, at one point the comic was going to be a lot shorter than it currently is.
For more than a decade now, creator Robert Kirkman has been the primary creator of the Walking Dead, partnering with a select few artists to build out the bleak, incredibly successful comics series. Now, two more comics superstars have entered the zombie apocalypse with a beautiful side story that you can read for almost no money at all.
Last year, Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin announced that they would be making a one-off comic in The Walking Dead universe, as part of a deal between Image Comics and their comics distribution service Panel Syndicate. Now, you can read it -- and it's got some pretty major implications for the comic series as a whole.
As The Walking Dead wraps up its sixth season, its shows no signs of stopping. The zombie apocalypse drama continues to be one of the most popular shows on television, and there are always new characters and settings to keep the story evolving. Even so, you have to wonder: How much longer can it go?