It's Presidents' Day in the U.S., which means we get today off. It also means we've got an excuse to talk about presidents, and since we've already gone over some of the best ones videogames have given us, it's high time we took a long, loving look at some of the absolute most craven, opportunistic bastards ever to take up the fictitious reins of office...
Breaking news! Toad isn’t actually a toad... street fighting doesn’t involve fireballs… guns rarely come with chainsaws attached… and a theoretical physicist has never spent his scientific career smashing zombie head crabs with a blood-soaked crowbar. As we demonstrated last week, however, the real world would be a hell of a lot more interesting if any of the above was true.
Nov 6, 2007 In a fit of generosity, Telltale Games has decided to offer one of the episodes featured in season one of its Sam & Max episodic adventure series for free. The episode in question? Number four, Abe Lincoln Must Die. "The President of the United States has lost it. Federally mandated group hugs, a pudding embargo... what's next, gun control? Sam & Max are off to Washington to take care of this bozo, but the political climate will only get stormier... and a new power will rise...",
Telltale's entire Sam & Max: Season 1 episodic adventure is now available via Steam. Each of the six episodes in the season is selling for $8.95, or episodes 1 to 3 and 4 to 6 are available in bundles priced $19.95 each. "Digital distribution is clearly a core component of our business and we're really impressed by Valve's approach to the market," says Telltale CEO Dan Connors. "The Steam folks have a great understanding of how robust online channels can bring new value added content, product
If you've been following previous episodes of Sam & Max, by now you should be familiar with the series' tropes. You should expect, for example, that paranoid convenience-store owner Bosco will sport a new fake accent and flimsy disguise, and that endearing hack-of-all-trades Sybil will have a new, doomed career that she'll ditch by episode's end. What you probably don't expect is that Sam and Max, the lovable canine shamus and hyperkinetic rabbity thing, will assassinate two presidents and be
This week's bombshell dropped by Valve delaying Half-Life 2: Episode Two AGAIN has kicked off renewed discussion on episodic gaming. Is it working and is it a good idea to release games in this format? Lost would have been canned long ago if the ABC couldn't get its episodes out on time. It all hangs, of course, on the developer. When a major studio like Valve leaves us waiting 18 months between episodes, you'd be excused for reacting negatively to episodic gaming. But then take a look at
And just when we were beginning to like Honest Abe, too. Since their resurrection from the annals of comedic adventure game legend last fall, our favorite freelance police have battled the mob, misguided child stars, and snuck onto television. This is episodic gaming done right. Their newest downloadable romp, no doubt full of snide pop culture references and wacky antics, finds our canine and lupine heroes battling their greatest foe yet: