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Retail version of The Walking Dead is a technical mess

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“But Lee, they promised it would be playable…”

If you were planning on picking up Telltale’s acclaimed The Walking Dead: The Game via the recently released retail version, then be warned; according to several user experiences, this version of the game is nearly unplayable due to technical issues.

Various unhappy gamers are now storming the Telltale forums and stating that they’ve been having thoroughly unpleasant experiences with the game, including countless glitches and crippling lag. Below are just some of the complaints people posted on the forums:

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This is certainly a shame, as The Walking Dead: The Game has been touted as one of the finest gaming experiences of the year. To have such an unplayable version of such an excellent game is truly disappointing. As it stands, the downloadable versions are still your best bet.

If that’s not an option, then you’re advised to wait for a patch or significant price drop (or both) before jumping onto these retail versions. They’re currently going for $29.99 USD, which is more than a season pass anyways. Even getting all five individual episodes for $5 each is a slightly cheaper option. Paying more for a worse experience just doesn’t make sense.

Stay tuned for more news on The Walking Dead: The Game, including its placement on our upcoming Game of the Year Nominations list.

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Ubisoft Discusses How Uplay Plus Will Improve Communication With Players

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Ubisoft believes that its new subscription service Uplay Plus will help the publisher improve communication with players.

Alain Corre, the executive director of EMEA at Ubisoft, spoke to GamesIndustry.biz where he outlined the vision and strategy for the company’s new subscription service. He explained that Uplay Plus will help boost communication with players, and the feedback it receives will help improve Ubisoft’s games.

“The reason behind our subscription service… it gives more possibilities for our fans to play our games and we can talk to them. We can keep them in our worlds, we can discuss with them and—thanks to what they say and the way they behave—we can feed that back into our games development. When we are in control of that within our ecosystem, we feel it’s beneficial for our fans. That’s ultimately what we want to do; we want to have more contact with them, more interaction, listening more to what they want and improve based on what they say.”

Corre highlighted that Ubisoft will not solely focus its efforts on Uplay Plus; players will still be able to pick up any of the publishers games either physically or as digital downloads. He explained that the company’s strategy moving into a subscription service is to adapt with modern consumer tends of gamers.

“We are still keeping the traditional model whether they buy our games in a store or download them. It’s really a case of offering the possibilities. Consumers are evolving really fast, and we want to adapt to what they want and propose new things to them, as well as keep the other means of distribution.”

Furthermore Ubisoft revealed that Uplay Plus and all past and future games will be available on the Google Stadia. Ubisoft was an early vocal supporter of Google’s new console, especially as the upcoming console focuses solely on streaming games.

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