The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 3 Livestream

walking dead s02e03 Similar to what I did with The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 1 and 3, I also both livestreamed and recorded my playthrough of Episode 3 - In Harm's Way. The Walking Dead Season 2 is not quite going the way I expected it too but it's still a blast to play with a lot of tense moments and I plan to see it through to the end. I will also be doing the whole livestream plus recording thing for episodes 4 and 5 so look forward to that on our Twitch.TV channel and on our Youtube channel.

Episode 3

Here are the videos for episodes 1 and 2 incase you missed them on our channel: Episode 1

Episode 2

The Walking Dead: 400 Days Playthrough

thewalkingdead 400 days As I said in my most recent episode of Recent Buys, I bought a $20 PSN card and used it to buy The Walking Dead: 400 Days for what I think was $3.50.

I played it and even though it was really short I liked it. Jiks also played through the first season of The Walking Dead game so I had him do an LP of 400 Days while we wait for season 2.

Pick 5: Sleeper Hits of 2012

pick 5 1 2012 was a great year for gaming. Triple A titles like Mass Effect 3, Max Payne 3, Assassin's Creed 3, Black Ops 2, Borderlands 2, Halo 4, Resident Evil 6, and many more flooded last year's lineup. But there were games that literally came out of no where and made a great impression, and there were games that were considered great games, but did not get the attention it deserved. Here are five sleeper hits from 2012.

The Walking Dead

I'm going to start with The Walking Dead. People might go "what? But that's well known". true, we all know The Walking Dead from either the crazy famous TV series, or from the graphic novel were it was originated, but we never thought that Telltale's The Walking Dead Game would come out as one of the best story driven title in this generation, or even be considered best game of 2012. People were aware by the game's creation at Telltale Games, but I believe many were blown away how they knocked this out of the park. From episode 1, all the way to the finale, the game just got better and better. Telltale's masterpiece. You can check out my full review here.

The Legend of Grimrock

Old school dungeon crawling for today's gamers. A game greatly inspired by Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder, this is one type of RPG has been absent for years it seems. It was released in April of 2012 but I only gave it a try months after. When I gave it a chance and soon realize that I was missing out. A game filled with smart puzzles and gameplay that's quite unique in my eyes since I wasn't exposed to the classic dungeon crawlers released back in the late 80s or early 90s.

Spec Ops: The Line

At first glance it did look like the typical shooter. Another game that would easily get consumed by the shadows of games such such as Halo 4, Black Ops 2, and Medal of Honor: Warfighter, all planned for release at the end of he year. But it turned out to be a good game worth mentioning. The biggest praise the game got was not because of its gameplay, nor its online component, but for it's narrative, which is rare for a games like this. A story that impressed players  and urged others to give the campaign a chance. Months after its release I did caught up with all the talk about its story and tried I myself quickly noticed that its indeed under appreciated.

Slender: The Eight Pages

I just had to include this. Where did this game come from? A free PC game, that's fairly simple by design, is considered one of the most scariest game of 2012, possibly of all time. When it was released last June, it quickly grew in popularity. It soon spread like wildfire with many streamers and Youtubers making videos of them playing the game. is it really that scary? Yes! I tried it myself and while it only takes half 10 minutes to play one session, I've never felt so isolated and freaked out in a game. It became a hit that spawned games similar to Slender. It's sequel, Slender: The Arrrival that was just announced recently.

Kingdoms of Alamur: Reckoning

This was one game I did not expect to be really good. An action RPG that had a combo-heavy gameplay that made me think of Devil May Cry, and quick time events seen in games like God of War. This game was also massive, which gave an Elder Scrolls impression in terms of how much content there is in this game. I never heard or did research on the game, but after trying demo, I just had to get it, and I did not regret the buy one bit. Sadly, the creators of Alamur, 38 Studios went bankrupt thanks to a fraud lawsuit and was closed down. My dreams of a sequel will never happen now.

Any other sleepers worth mentioning? Hit the comments below.

The Walking Dead: Episode 3 due in August

The gap between Episode 1 and 2 of The Walking Dead is pretty big, so Telltale assuring fans that the next episode will be released earlier. Next up is episode 3 and it's schedule sometime in August.

The announcement of episode 3's release was posted in Telltale's blog site. Not only do we get assurance of when the next episode is set to be released, they also thanked fans of the series for patiently waiting for the released of the second episode.

First and foremost we want to thank everyone for their patience with regard to the launch of episode two of The Walking Dead. As you may know, it arrived later than anticipated and this has been a cause of frustration for everyone.

Our goal from day one has been to deliver your game episodes as quickly as possible, and where we can, simultaneously across all platforms and regions. We've been working closely with our phenomenally supportive partners to try to make this a reality. We will continue to work on this and furthermore, we will strive to improve our communication with you so that you know what’s happening. Please rest assured that we are doing all we can to get your game episodes to you as quickly as possible.

No exact date was given for The Walking Dead Episode 3: The Long Road Ahead but expect another  ninja announcement mid August.

[Source: VG247]

Weekend, what are you playing?

The Walking Dead Game - Starved for help Another week, and another weekend post. Telltale's The Walking Dead was released this week and when the announcement hit the internet, I already knew what I'll be doing during the weekend. What are you guys playing this weekend? Hit the comments when you can.

Quash: The Walking Dead: Episode 2 was definitely worth the wait. Still wished Telltale would release each episode every week because just like any good series, I'm hooked. If you loved the first episode, you won't be disappointed in episode 2. Gameplay is still the same but the story is definitely getting better. You can feel the change in each character based on your decisions and the good writing does a good enough job to care about each person(except Larry). Episode 1 and 2 is well worth the $5 price, heck getting the whole bundle for $20 is worth it. I did 2 playthrough's to see how each choice changes the story, and it's actually worth making multiple games. Episode 2 is about 2-3 hours long.

Diablo 3

After The Walking Dead, I went back to Diablo 3 for a bit to do a little farming. The addicting to this game isn't like before but it's still there. With DPS at 120k(SS) on my Demon Hunter, doing Inferno on Act 1 and Act 2 is a breeze. I do get one shot still since I built my guy as a Glass Cannon, so I still need to pay attention when playing. Repair costs are 5 times the amount since the 1.0.3 patch, so dying over and over again isn't an option unless you have millions of gold.


Migoy: Didn't really get to play much this weekend but since it was the first weekend showing of The Amazing Spider-man movie and with it's game just being released I popped in my GameCube copy of Spider-man 2 to revisit the 1st introduction of open-world web swinging to the Spider-man games. I watched a few reviews for The Amazing Spider-man game and saw a few things that I didn't like but after seeing the movie, it added fuel to my hype for the game. I might pick it up while I still got the hype for it but I've only seen R1 copies of it at Datablitz which is a little too expensive at the moment. Hopefully a 2nd hand copy emerges shortly or the stores get R3 copies soon.