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Humble Summer Adventure Games Bundle Includes Full Walking Dead Series

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The latest Humble Bundle, Humble Summer Adventure Games Bundle, features several Telltale Adventure games, including all four full seasons (and two mini-seasons) of The Walking Dead adventure games.

Pay just $1 to unlock the following games:

  • The Walking Dead – Season 1
  • The Walking Dead: 400 Days
  • Batman: The Enemy Within
  • Oxenfree (plus soundtrack)

By paying more than the average donation (currently $8.12), you can also unlock these games:

  • The Walking Dead – Season 2
  • The Walking Dead: Michonne
  • The Wolf Among Us
  • Batman – The Enemy Within: Shadows Mode

Pay $15 or more to unlock everything, including:

  • Batman – The Telltale Series (plus Shadows Mode)
  • The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
  • The Walking Dead: The Final Season
  • Heaven’s Vault

All games provide a Steam code for the PC versions. The bundle is available for the next two weeks, ending July 21.

The associated charity is JDRF, a nonprofit focused on type 1 diabetes research. It’s a personal cause for Telltale founder Dan Connors, who has a son with T1D. Connors has a volunteer lead role with the Games2Give initiative, building a community of gamers and fundraisers for T1D.

“Since COVID-19 has all but shut down in-person fundraising, this bundle is critical in ensuring JDRF’s important work can continue,” said Connors. “I’m grateful to Skybound and to the new owners of Telltale for bringing The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, and Batman together again, as well as to Night School Studio and Inkle for offering their brilliant games in support of JDRF. And to everyone who pitches in to help fund the research that will someday allow my son and millions of others to live free of the burden of type 1 diabetes, thank you!”

JDRF will feature multiple twitch streamers showcasing games from the bundle on their official twitch channel, August 7-16. JDRF’s first fundraising event took place last November and raised $37k for T1D research.

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Telltale’s The Walking Dead Adventure Concludes with Final Episode

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Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season has concluded this week with the release of the fourth and final episode, “Take Us Back.” The episode finally brings a conclusion to The Walking Dead adventure game series that began back in 2012.

The episode almost wasn’t going to happen, as per Telltale’s heavily publicized and dramatic layoffs last year. The massive layoffs, which all but shut down the game studio and left them in liquidation, happened when the second of four planned episodes was released, leaving the final two episodes in limbo.

Skybound Games, which is owned by original Walking Dead comic creator Robert Kirkman, swooped in to finish the series. They contracted most of the development team from Telltale Games (referred to as the Still Not Bitten team) in order to give the game, and the series as a whole, a proper farewell.

“It’s been an amazing experience working with the Still Not Bitten team to finish the final two episodes of Telltale’s The Walking Dead for fans,” said Skybound Games CEO Ian Howe. “I’d like to thank the team for their dedication to completing Clementine’s story, and the fans for embracing Skybound Games as we worked to help bring closure to a story near-and-dear to so many.”

Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season is available on PC (Epic Games Store), PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One. It’s rated M for Mature for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, and Strong Language.

BATMAN: The Telltale Series – Episode 5: City of Light Review

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Available On: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, mobile
We Played On: PC

The Final Episode of BATMAN: The Telltale Series had a lot riding on it. It needed to tie up loose ends, provide a satisfying conclusion to the series arc, and still be an exciting chapter all on its own. Luckily, City of Light did all of this and more.

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BATMAN: The Telltale Series – Episode 4: Guardian of Gotham Review

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Available On: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, mobile
We Played On: PC

After the minor letdown of the third episode of Batman: The Telltale Series, I felt the latest installment had a lot to do to redeem itself.  I needed to be impressed with not only the plot twists and turns, but also with how much control and agency I felt I had over the course of Batman’s experiences. Luckily, Guardian of Gotham did just that.

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BATMAN: The Telltale Series – Episode 3: New World Order Review

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Available On: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
We Played On: PC

After the build-up of the first two episodes of BATMAN: The Telltale Series, it’s safe to say I was expecting some major plot developments and pivotal decision-making in the course of my playthrough of New World Order. While there were certainly important events, I found myself a bit disappointed with the decisions I was presented with, as well as frustrated by the outcomes that followed. Though I enjoyed this episode, I had a few negative feelings about it mixed in with all the positive ones.

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