Oh My Darlin’ Clementine

Sorry Leighton, I know you hate game posts but WHOA! I just finished The Walking Dead Game season 2 – episode 2. What a fantastic storyline! I can’t wait for the next episode. Do you know how much I love this game? So much that I may have accidentally paid for it twice in my haste to download it! Don’t worry about Mr Pigalina, he too was fighting zombies – Dead Island. Hashtag Geek Life.

It’s The Freakin’ (Long) Weekend, Baby, Imma Bout To Have Me Some Fun

Tomorrow is a public holiday in NZ, Waitangi Day. It is also Thursday so I have taken the Friday off too. Four day weekend! My PJ pants are on, even the dog is getting comfy with no collar on.
Fire up the Xbox and open that beer.

Huzzah! Walking Dead (game) season 2 is here!

You may have read a ranty post, written when I learned that Walking Dead Game Season 2 was not scheduled for an NZ, Ireland or Russian release after they let us play the whole of season 1 and let us fall head over heels for Clementine.

Today I downloaded Season 2, 2 months behind the rest of the world but I was so excited that we hadn’t missed out completely.  The decisions I had made in season 1 and the add- on game 400 days would impact on my season 2 gameplay so I was eager to make sure that they were imported.  After a farcical half hour trying to ensure that the save games spread across 2 Xboxes and the cloud were in sync I had to restart season 1 from episode 2.  There was no way, after getting so emotionally attached to Clementine, and shedding tears at the end of season 1, I was leaving season 2 to randomization. 

(Apart from cleaning and a trip to the supermarket, nothing else happened today).

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No Zombies for Furious Pigalina

Ever since the release for season 2 of Telltale’s Walking Dead Game was announced I had been happier than a pig(alina) in mud.  It was marked on my calendar and I had a whole afternoon set aside to play.  18th December rolled around and my Xbox dashboard was bare.  “Not available in your region”.  I tried the next day, nothing, the day after that – still now joy.

I emailed Telltale, have had no reply (they may have me on the naughty list after a very ranty email I sent them earlier this year when my WD1 saves kept failing – a bug experienced by many around the world yet one Telltale claim they were unable to replicate…); Xbox were unable to help.

I turns out, out, despite us having had Season 1, the 400 days add on and other Telltale games such as The Wolf Among Us there is no planned release for Season 2 in New Zealand, Ireland and Russia.  No explanation has been given, the notion that NZ authorities had not classified it is false, it it is showing on the classification website as having been rated R16.  We can’t even say “Shut Up, and take my money!” As nobody is talking (except Telltale Mike on the forum who crushes the dreams of 32 year old women who want to kill zombies).

I am fast losing patience with Telltale which is a pity as they make some great games.  This is where they hold the power, they know we will part with our cash for their other games so they have little to lose by not offering explanations or fixing bugs.

After seeing my disappointment as I trudged off to work on the day I had planned to play, bottom lip sticking out, Mr Pigalina bought me Bioshock Infinite to play instead.  Because Telltale aren’t the only company that make games.  They need to remember that.