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Minecraft: Story Mode-Season 2 Coming July 11th

Telltale Games has announced that Minecraft: Story Mode – Season 2 is in the works, with the first episode, Hero In Residence set for digital release on July 11. Season 2 will see the return of voice actors, Patton Oswalt, Catherine Taber, Ashely Johnson, and Scott Porter.

Season 2 will continue the story of Jesse, with decisions from season one carrying over for returning players. However, Telltale has also said that the new season will be accessible to newcomers as well. The game will also use the multiplayer “Crowd Play” feature, which allows other players to vote on the decisions that are made throughout the story.

Minecraft: Story Mode- Season 2 will launch digitally on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android-based devices. In the fall, a retail disc version will become available for purchase. Check out the trailer below to learn more about the characters and voice actors from the game.

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Minecraft Story Mode -The Complete Adventure- Coming to Retail October 25th

Leading and award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games, and world-renowned game developer Mojang,  announced today they will be releasing  a special retail disc for  Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series.

The new  Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure disc includes all 8 episodes in the season in one place for the first time: 5 episodes from the original season pass, plus the 3 episodes from the ‘Adventure Pass’ add-on series. Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure will be available on disc for $29.99 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC at retailers in North America starting October 25th; and at retailers in Europe starting October 28th. The disc will also be coming to PlayStation 3 in the near future.

In  Minecraft: Story Mode, playing as either a male or female hero named ‘Jesse,’ you’ll embark on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End, and beyond. You and your friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect; slayers of the Ender Dragon. While at EnderCon in hopes of meeting Gabriel the Warrior, Jesse’s friends discover that something is wrong… something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and you must set out on a quest to find The Order of the Stone if you are to save your world from oblivion.

The story continues beyond the original season with three ‘Adventure Pass’ episodes, chronicling the further journeys of Jesse and friends lost in a hall of portals leading from one world to the next. Will you be able to find your way home?

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Trophy Whores 267 – Sibling Rivalry Renewed

Tricky, who has been absent from the show for three weeks, makes his return to Trophy Whores.  As much as the Trophy Whores tease Tricky, they have missed him.  Trophy Whores isn’t the same without Tricky — or any other host.  Lucia, the Ionvein, tags along.

The Trophy Whores, who are short Yield, dive into a swimming pool of chicanery.  It’s a scorcher of a summer, and everyone is trying to beat the heat.  Tricky and Donny can’t get through 20 minutes without renewing their sibling rivalry, which means that Trophy Whores has again achieved homeostasis.

San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing, and Lucia is our reporter on the ground.  Well, he has been to Comic-Con, and we think that counts.  We’re pretty sure that he has seen things related to comics, movies and video games.  The Justice League trailer appeared debuted at Comic-Con, and, unfortunately, Martian Manhunter was nowhere to be seen.  It’s nice to see Cyborg on the screen, but without Martian Manhunter, it doesn’t feel like a true Justice League movie.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Minecraft: Story Mode, Injustice 2, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Sonic Mania.  It’s 2016, and, depending upon whom you ask, Sonic’s relevance and viability are dubious.  If this were 1992, then Sonic would be battling Mario for mascot supremacy.  Unfortunately, for Sega and Sonic, the hedgehog’s popularity has dried up like a slug on blacktop in August.

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Trophy Whores 251 – The Whores Own The Loot

The Trophy Whores won the war.  The Remember the Loot crew played hard and battled valiantly, but in the end, the Whores emerged victorious — in a clean sweep!  What the Whores lost in sleep, they gained in trophies and levels.

This week, beyond the usual news and shenanigans, the fellas recap the Great Trophy War.  You will get the inside scoop, including the Trophy Whores’ strategies and experiences.  The Great Trophy War took a lot out of both teams, and it seems that most participants agreed that the competition was a bit more than they bargained for.  If you’ve ever tried to beat Vanquish and attain the platinum, or you’ve tried to put down a 20 lb. roast beef sandwich, then you understand the feeling.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Sound Shapes, Murdered: Soul Suspect, Minecraft: Story Mode, Beyond Good and Evil, and Tales From the Borderlands.  Yield and Alex agree that Tales from the Borderlands tops the list of Telltale Games’ games.  The Walking Dead won Game of the Year; however, for Alex, The Walking Dead, though a great game, is depressing and horribly sad.   Alex prefers his Disney happy endings, so even though he respects the quality of narrative in The Walking Dead, he prefers a game with more humor and lighthearted appeal.

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Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 1 Review

Telltale Games has had quite the busy year so far—they finished up their newest episodic story with Tales From The Borderlands while the upcoming season finale to Game of Thrones:A Telltale Games Series is coming this November. It seems that the team at Telltale is not done yet this year as we got the first of five episodes for Minecraft: Story Mode, which is their take on Mojang’s widely known and popular creative game. Unlike the previous games they have put out—which had characters, stories, and a world to use for source material—with Minecraft there is a free range to create a unique story with original characters we have never seen before.

Even so, Telltale definitely put themselves in a tough position when they picked up Minecraft to make an episodic game for. It’s tough to imagine how a game where you basically explore a world and build whatever you want to would transition into a five-part episodic story driven game where there aren’t any characters or places you can reference.

I will say that Minecraft: Story Mode does a good job with what it was trying to accomplish, the game features the iconic crafting table which allowed you to create items to help progress through the story, and while it wasn’t at the depth of crafting Minecraft itself has it was still nice to see it put in the game.

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Minecraft: Story Mode features Telltale’s bread and butter point and click gameplay while also including a good amount of quick time events and combat. The developer’s dialog and story options return as well, though this time around they are a bit more lighthearted. Minecraft: Story Mode is child friendly and without many decisions that might have you questioning yourself or getting too emotionally invested. The game’s simplistic gameplay allows anyone to jump in and enjoy the story and have fun which, at it’s core, is what Minecraft is about.

With that being said in Minecraft: Story Mode you take on the role of Jesse who, joined by with his friends and pet pig named Rueben, is trying to win the Endercon building competition with the hopes of meeting Gabriel the Warrior, a member of “The Order of the Stone.” Gabriel and his allies are the group of legendary heroes that defeated the Ender Dragon. Things go south and our ragtag group of unlikely heroes are on the quest of a lifetime to find the remaining members of The Order of the Stone so they can help save the world.

Minecraft: Story Mode also boasts a wealth of talented voice acting. If you picked a male character for Jesse the game’s lead voice actor is the hilarious Patton Oswalt while Catherine Taber voices the female version. With the supporting casting of comedian and actor Brian Posehn as Axel, I found myself enjoying any dialog sequences involving Patton and Brian. And just like in previous TT games there are, of course, various story related choices that can result in minor changes to the game’s outcome. From getting black eye to losing your stone sword and deciding who you team up with going into Episode 2, your choices matter. But, I’ll shy away from any details as to avoid spoilers for those of you who have yet to play the game yet.