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Re: R.I.P. Telltale Games
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2018, 03:05:59 am »
Last Episode of TWD cancelled too. Ouch for everyone invested in that.

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Re: R.I.P. Telltale Games
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2018, 09:11:27 am »
Damn these guys were really good to us here at TGZ. They were probably the closest relationship we had in the industry, they gave us a demo I believe of Sam and Max, which back then for us was a big deal. RIP Telltale.


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Re: R.I.P. Telltale Games
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2018, 02:56:58 am »
Damn these guys were really good to us here at TGZ. They were probably the closest relationship we had in the industry, they gave us a demo I believe of Sam and Max, which back then for us was a big deal. RIP Telltale.
Yeah this is super sad. Outside of the fact it's a big studio that made a lot of games I like they have a bit of a deeper connection to us.

Not sure if everyone here knows the story but like Dice said, these guys were super nice to us well before they hit it big with The Walking Dead and when we were trying to become a little more legit with reviews and so on. They gave me a review code of Sam and Max and were super professional even after I was one of the more harsh scores given to the game. They also invited us to E3 that year and asked if we wanted to have an interview with the dev team. Was a huge deal personally to Tom and I back then.

Wish them all the best. 

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Re: R.I.P. Telltale Games
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2018, 03:04:01 am »
Damn these guys were really good to us here at TGZ. They were probably the closest relationship we had in the industry, they gave us a demo I believe of Sam and Max, which back then for us was a big deal. RIP Telltale.
Yeah this is super sad. Outside of the fact it's a big studio that made a lot of games I like they have a bit of a deeper connection to us.

Not sure if everyone here knows the story but like Dice said, these guys were super nice to us well before they hit it big with The Walking Dead and when we were trying to become a little more legit with reviews and so on. They gave me a review code of Sam and Max and were super professional even after I was one of the more harsh scores given to the game. They also invited us to E3 that year and asked if we wanted to have an interview with the dev team. Was a huge deal personally to Tom and I back then.

Wish them all the best. 

Yeah, I remember that. Shame.


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Re: R.I.P. Telltale Games
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2018, 05:49:53 am »
You gave the first Sam and Max season a bad score Mad? Not only did I think that game was great, it was released at a time when the genre was absolutely languishing! Now, if anything, there are too many adventure games in the same style because they're so prolific.

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Re: R.I.P. Telltale Games
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2018, 06:32:36 am »


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Re: R.I.P. Telltale Games
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2018, 06:44:26 am »
TJ Wilkin doesn't insult Sam and Max with low scores

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Re: R.I.P. Telltale Games
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2018, 08:56:13 am »
TJ Wilkin doesn't insult Sam and Max with low scores

Yeah, he just insults literally everything else :roff:

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Re: R.I.P. Telltale Games
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2018, 08:45:31 pm »
I found this review: https://web.archive.org/web/20061108111526/http://www.totalgamerzone.com:80/review/samandmaxep1-1.html

Not sure if it's the same one.
There was one where I remember we were like the first site on the net to put it up (probably broke an embargo unknowingly lol). Think I gave it a 68.

So cool to look back at our old site haha

https://web.archive.org/web/20061107035939/http://www.totalgamerzone.com:80/reviews

Do you ever look back and think what we could've done if we had the coding knowledge you know now back then? That was the only thing that held us back.

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Re: R.I.P. Telltale Games
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2018, 08:48:06 pm »
Btw I completely mixed up games. I didn't review Sam and Max, it was Bone that we were given a review code for and I reviewed.

https://web.archive.org/web/20070114022246/http://www.totalgamerzone.com:80/review/bonetgcr1.html

Man forgot that game even existed. Think it was one of the very first games to do episodic content.

Also my dev interview with them for the game:

https://web.archive.org/web/20061018130325/http://www.totalgamerzone.com:80/feature/tgcrinterview1.html
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Re: R.I.P. Telltale Games
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2018, 08:49:59 pm »
TJ Wilkin doesn't insult Sam and Max with low scores

Yeah, he just insults literally everything else :roff:

:P
Held the record for lowest review score given in TGZ history

https://web.archive.org/web/20061019192232/http://www.totalgamerzone.com:80/review/MCGroovzDanceCraze1.html

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Re: R.I.P. Telltale Games
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2018, 12:46:24 am »
I found this review: https://web.archive.org/web/20061108111526/http://www.totalgamerzone.com:80/review/samandmaxep1-1.html

Not sure if it's the same one.
There was one where I remember we were like the first site on the net to put it up (probably broke an embargo unknowingly lol). Think I gave it a 68.

So cool to look back at our old site haha

https://web.archive.org/web/20061107035939/http://www.totalgamerzone.com:80/reviews

Do you ever look back and think what we could've done if we had the coding knowledge you know now back then? That was the only thing that held us back.
Im pretty sure we honoured the embargo because i remember you telling me we cant post it live till a specific date. Yea man web.archive.org do a really good service, thankfully to them our website still exists.

I think it would of been interesting if i knew programming back then, but also could have been worse. In our case we didn't know programming, we found the best available tool at the time and spent countless hours doing manual data entry, re-adjusting images etc. So we made it work, big part was the community involvement too, but we were really motivated, probably the most motivated i have ever been on any project ever lol. Things collapsed when we started to play with programming.Granted our manual solution would of got exhausting after awhile as the more content we added the more complex managing each page became. So the idea of moving to something automated was great, just the execution was poor.

If i came into TGZ with programming experience and started to build something from the ground up(keep in mind back then there wasn't all that much support or frameworks to build on top of) It could very well just died in the programming stage just due to the sheer amount of work involved to build a system from scratch.



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Re: R.I.P. Telltale Games
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2018, 01:51:22 am »
Big fan of Telltale games' Walking Dead games. Haven't played the latest season, but I guess I should be glad I didn't pay full price for a game that won't be finished.

A bit of a shame though, would have been nice to finish that story arc.

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Re: R.I.P. Telltale Games
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2018, 09:48:44 am »
TJ Wilkin doesn't insult Sam and Max with low scores

Yeah, he just insults literally everything else :roff:

:P
Held the record for lowest review score given in TGZ history

https://web.archive.org/web/20061019192232/http://www.totalgamerzone.com:80/review/MCGroovzDanceCraze1.html

 :lol:

In retrospect sound deserves at least a 5 for Parents Just Don't Understand