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The Jump Off | Episode 20 “The End of a TellTale”

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We are back and we look at the announcement that Sony is now allowing cross platform play, for Fortnite anyhow, and the sudden closure of TellTale Games and their employees not getting a severance pay. The gaming industry is a brutal field but still studios clusires such as this are not fair.

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Batman: The Enemy Within Review (Episode 1)

Approximately one year after the defeat of the Children of Arkham, Bruce Wayne/Batman (Troy Baker) slowly starts regaining his reputation in Gotham City following the unveiling of his parents as criminals. He targets Rumi Mori (Keone Young), one of Gotham City’s most notorious arms dealers, who is seen gambling at a casino. However, a mysterious man in a hood captures Mori and takes the casino patrons hostage. Wayne suits up as Batman and reenters the casino to discover that the man with the hood is Riddler (Robin Atkin Downes), a criminal mastermind from Gotham City’s past who hasn’t been seen in several years. Batman saves the hostages and pursues Riddler, who throws a puzzle box at Batman, telling him that if he doesn’t solve the riddle hidden within it, people will get hurt. After Riddler escapes, Batman meets Amanda Waller (Debra Wilson), director of the Agency, as well as Waller’s accomplices, Special Agents Iman Avesta (Emily O’Brien) and Vernon Blake (Christian Lanz).

After returning to a re-designed Batcave, Wayne finds that the puzzle box is actually a record, and after playing it, receives a soundwave emitting an unknown signal. He goes to Wayne Enterprises and asks Lucius Fox (Dave Fennoy) to decode it. Lucius tells Bruce Wayne that they should bring his daughter Tiffany (Valarie Rae Miller) into the company. After being interrogated by Waller’s agents who accuse Bruce of being involved in recent criminal activity, Bruce is contacted by Lucius who tells him the box is dangerous before he is killed in an explosion. At Lucius Fox’s funeral, Bruce reunites with his acquaintance from Arkham Asylum named “John Doe” (Anthony Ingruber), who has been released for good behavior. John asks Wayne for a favor: to meet his friends and join his group, something Bruce can agree or disagree to. After gaining a lead on Riddler on the East End of Gotham City, Commissioner James Gordon (Murphy Guyer) and Batman are trapped in a booby-trapped hideout, where they must solve a riddle to get out alive. While investigating the area, Batman finds a homing missile and deduces that the signal emitted from the box resulted in an airstrike on Fox’s location.

Determined to find Riddler, Bruce decides whether to go after Mori, who supplied the homing missiles to Riddler, or Riddler’s second-in-command Eli Knable (Alex Hernandez). Regardless of the player’s choice, Batman discovers that Riddler is on a ship and has taken Waller’s top agents hostage. Batman infiltrates the ship, but is captured along with Agent Avesta. Riddler gives Batman an ultimatum if he can solve three of his riddles. If he answers them correctly, Avesta will get deafened by Riddler’s sonic signal.* If he does not answer a question or provides a wrong answer, Avesta’s colleagues will be killed one by one. Batman outsmarts Riddler by redirecting his homing missiles to the sea. After being captured and cuffed, Riddler reveals that he was betrayed by the leader of a group called The Pact before an unknown assassin shoots and kills him with a poison dart. Waller arrives with Detective Renee Montoya (Sumalee Montano) and the rest of the GCPD. Waller demotes Gordon as a result of Batman and Gordon’s interference in the case. After gaining a lead on Harleen Quinzel, a former psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum and who may be able to provide information on The Pact, Waller reveals to Batman that she knows his secret identity.

Episode 1

Fan Review : 43% Good
Excellent: 14%  | Average: 29% | Poor: 14%

Walking Dead: A New Frontier Review

Certain decisions made by the player during both this game and the preceding Season One, and Season Two alter specific details. Therefore, this is only a broad overview of the plot.

As a large walker horde makes its way across the countryside, Javier, his sister-in-law Kate and her children, Gabe and Mariana, stay ahead of it. Javier sees to protecting the three as his brother and Kate’s husband David is believed to have died at the onset of the apocalypse. They stop at a junkyard to scavenge supplies, finding fuel and a trailer stocked with food. As they start to collect the supplies, the trailer’s owners appear and separate Javier from his family. As he is driven off in a truck, a tree falls in road, sending the truck off-road and allowing Javier to escape. He meets Clementine, who was trying to acquire the truck for her own purposes. She agrees to help rescue Javier’s family in exchange for him securing her a ride.

Clementine escorts Javier to a fortified airfield named Prescott to collect ammo and wait out the passing horde. They met the leader, Tripp, its bartender Conrad and his romantic partner Francine, and the community’s doctor and Tripp’s ex-girlfriend Eleanor. Clementine accidentally kills the local arms dealer over an argument about faulty bullets, and the two are locked up. However, Tripp and Eleanor warm up to the pair, and offer to help them rescue Javier’s family. At the junkyard, Javier is relieved to find his family safe, but as they leave, the trailer group reappears and attacks them, killing Mariana and mortally wounding Kate. Clementine holds them off as Kate is rushed back to Prescott, and identifies from their branding that they are part of the New Frontier, a group that had been good people before but have become twisted since. Javier and Clementine bury Mariana, and return to Prescott to find Kate in stable condition but needing proper medical attention.

Suddenly the New Frontier appear at Prescott’s gates, and demand Javier turn himself over to them, threatening to kill Francine. The situation quickly heats up, Francine is killed, and the New Frontier ram the gates of Prescott and release walkers into the field. Only Tripp, Conrad, Eleanor, Javier, Kate, Gabe, and Clementine make it out alive. Eleanor suggests they travel to Richmond as they will be able to get Kate the medical attention needed. Reaching a blocked road, all but Eleanor and Kate work to clear the road, but their actions draw a walker horde, and Tripp tells Eleanor to drive ahead with Kate. The remaining five discover Paul “Jesus” Monroe watching them nearby. Jesus reveals that Richmond is already been taken over by the New Frontier, and Javier insists they must get to Eleanor and Kate quickly. Jesus guides them through a walker-infested railway tunnel. During their passage, Clementine discretely tells Javier that she was a member of the New Frontier previously, a statement that Conrad overhears and demands they use her as a bargaining chip at Richmond. The group reaches Richmond and finds the vehicle Eleanor was driving, with Kate still inside. As they collect her, Kate says that Eleanor had gone on ahead to get help but never returned. At the city’s gate, the New Frontier make several demands of Javier’s group before the gate opens, revealing that David is still alive and is one of the New Frontier’s higher ranking officers.

Fan Review: 64% EXCELLENT
Good: 27% | Average: 0% | Poor: 9%