Wallace and Gromit

Gaming companies come and go. But few downfalls come as much of a shock to fans as learning on the demise of Telltale Games. With big name titles under their belt, more titles announced for the next year, and hiring as recent as a month ago, fans and employees alike were caught off guard by the announcement that Telltale would be closing its doors. The downfall of Telltale is a cautionary warning to those who work in the gaming industry and a sign that the way the industry does business needs to change. What led to Telltale’s closing, what does it mean for its employees and future games? As fans and industry pros let it all sink in, here’s a list of 5 games you probably didn’t know Telltale created.

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How can someone mean so much to so many without ever seeing their face? This is the conundrum of the voice actor, or at least it was in the era before social media when the words delivered by your favourite animated character came from some anonymous person whose name you may only recognize from the credits. Rare were the people like Mel Blanc who were celebrities on their own, and known almost as well as their cartoon characters. One might feel that this is the case with Peter Sallis, who had a long and distinguished TV and theatre career in Britain, but will be known more to North American audiences for being Wallace.  (more…)