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The Walking Dead Season 2's second episode hitting next week (update)

The second episode of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead Season 2 will launch Tuesday, March 4 for PlayStation 3, Mac and Windows PC, Telltale Games announced this morning. The Xbox 360 and iOS versions as well as the PS3 version in Europe will be released at a later date, Telltale confirmed in a press release. The episode will cost $4.99 on its own and is included in The Walking Dead Season 2 season pass. The trailer, posted above, introduces Carver, a mysterious man with even more mysterious ties to the group of people Clementine is currently shacking up with. Carver's presence is threatening enough to force the group from their house, sending them scavenging into the wilderness for a new shelter — but why? Telltale Games also announced the PlayStation Vita version of The Walking...

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Why Norwegian students are playing The Walking Dead in class

Students at Nordahl Grieg high school in Norway are playing Telltale Games' The Walking Dead in class, on purpose and with their teacher's permission. According to a report in the Norwegian publication NRK.no, instructor Tobias Staaby assigned the adventure game to his students to study ethical dilemmas, many of which are peppered throughout Telltale's episodic title. "I thought I would get angry phone calls from a mother or father ..." Staaby said, according to a Google translation, "but so far I have not gotten it." Press play above and turn on translated subtitles to see The Walking Dead as it's played in the Norwegian classroom, where students make decisions as a class and discuss their handling of the post-apocalyptic ethical dilemmas.

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Here's what you need to know for Wednesday, Dec. 18

EA responds to Code Wars criticism, promises changes Electronic Arts took some heat for the terms of its Code Wars program today. Under the terms of the 14-hour "hackathon," game developers would retain ownership of their creations, but EA would have a royalty-free license to use the content. The company told Polygon that the FAQ was "posted prematurely." VGX draws ire, 1.1 million viewers The producers of the VGX at Spike and its parent company, Viacom, saw the three-hour show as a success, measured primarily on two metrics: VGX was a trending topic on Twitter, and the show brought in a total of 1.1 million viewers across 109 countries. While the producers are aware that co-host Joel McHale received negative feedback, they're not opposed to having him return in the future, because...

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Here's what you need to know for Wednesday, Oct. 30

The Walking Dead: Season Two first details, trailer revealed We got a teaser look at the second season of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead, which launches later this year. If your heart can handle the stress and emotional turmoil, you can pre-order it now. EA cancels Command & Conquer, closes development studio Electronic Arts canceled its still-in-progress free-to-play strategy game, Command & Conquer, and disbanded developer Victory Games. In a statement posted on the game's website, the developer said it was "not making the game you want to play." Sell it, keep it, trash it: What to do with your PS3 and Xbox 360 With next-gen consoles nearly at your fingertips, what should you do with the current generation? We spoke with Jesse Divnich, vice president of insights and analysis...

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The Walking Dead: Season Two first details, trailer revealed

A first look at Season Two of Telltale's award-winning episodic point-and-click series, The Walking Dead, is now available, along with the game's pre-order, the developer announced. The next installment in The Walking Dead will star Clementine as she seeks safety and attempts to survive in the wake of a zombie apocalypse. Those interested can pre-order the game via Telltale Games Online Store and Steam. The game's season pass, which includes all five episodes, is available for $22.49 — 10 percent off the season's total cost. The Walking Dead Season Two will launch "later this year" for Windows PC, Mac, home consoles and iOS, with additional platforms to come. The game's five-episode run will conclude in 2014. Watch the video above for a teaser look at the game. The Walking Dead: A...

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Show producer: The Walking Dead game is 'true to every spirit' of the series

Telltale's award-winning episodic point-and-click game, The Walking Dead, is "true to every spirit and tenant" of the series, according to AMC's The Walking Dead executive producer David Alpert. Speaking as part of a 10-year anniversary documentary, Alpert said that the game is "an example" of what his team hopes to do with the TV show. Telltale Games screenwriter and story consultant Gary Whitta called the episodic title "a story experience first and a game experience second." "The experience feels less like a game and more like an interactive television series," Whitta said. "That's a new kind of art form." You can watch Alpert, Whitta and The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman talk about the game at 17:30. For more on the franchise as a whole, watch the video above.

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Can The Wolf Among Us live up to The Walking Dead?

If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series in which members of Polygon's editorial staff answer an important, unusual or agitating question related to video games. The goal is to give Polygon's many team members across the globe have an opportunity to speak with you directly via video. Today, I'm asking Managing Editor Justin McElroy to answer this question: Can The Wolf Among Us live up to its critically beloved predecessor, The Walking Dead? The episode will begin at 2:00 p.m. ET and will be available via YouTube following the recording. Share your opinion in the comments. We'll field some questions at the end of the episode.

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The Walking Dead launches for PS Vita Aug. 20

The Walking Dead season one and downloadable content 400 Days will be available as a bundle via the PlayStaton Store tomorrow, Telltale Games community lead Laura Perusco announced via the PlayStation Blog. The Vita version, which you can see in action above, includes additional trophies specifically for the handheld system. Players will also be able to play with analogue controls, face buttons or touchscreen-only controls. Telltale announced that it would release the Vita bundle during E3 2013 in June. Season two of The Walking Dead will be available for PlayStation Vita later this year. For more on The Walking Dead, check out our review of 400 Days.

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Don Mattrick, Nintendo, Saints Row, Darkspore, Precursor Games: Speed Run

Microsoft's Don Mattrick is leaving the company to become to new CEO of Zynga. Nintendo was denied any claims to the WiiU.com domain. We talked to a Saints Row modder about his work with Volition on official modding tools for the titles. Darkspore has been removed from Steam above months of problems that rendered the game unplayable. One of Precusor Games founding members was arrested on child pornography charges. That story-based BioShock Infinite DLC may be coming later this month, and The Walking Dead: 400 Days DLC and Rise of the Triad reboot have release dates. Report: Xbox boss Don Mattrick leaves to take top Zynga spot Zynga announces Xbox head Don Mattrick as CEO Nintendo's claim for WiiU.com domain name denied Saints Row modder Mike "IdolNinja" Watson on working with...

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