itMYti.com < New IT WebNews

Category: news    |      September 22, 2018  >  4 hours ago    |    View: 38

What just happened? Independent game development studio Telltale -- perhaps best known for the popular The Walking Dead (TWD) adventure game franchise -- has reportedly laid off a whopping 90 percent of its staff, leaving behind a 25-person "skeleton crew" to finish the final season of TWD. All other projects have been canceled, and fired employees have reportedly not received severance pay.

If you're a hardcore PC gamer, there's a good chance you've heard of Telltale.

Though the game development studio is best-known for their work on the popular Walking Dead adventure game series, long-time fans like myself may remember their puzzle-focused adventure titles like those found in the Sam & Max series.

Whether you love or hate the company's game, it's tough to deny that they've appealed to an awful lot of people.

Telltale titles are usually quite well-received, likely due to the many compelling stories and tough choices they present players with. The Wolf Among Us was an excellent example of that, and it's easily my favorite "modern" Telltale game to date.

However, it seems the company's new narrative-focused game formula is beginning to lose its charm. Reports are beginning to surface that suggest the independent studio is on its way out; it's apparently laid off 90 percent of its employees.

As of writing, Telltale reportedly has a mere 25 developers on staff, whose sole job is to finish the final season of The Walking Dead. For reference, the company had around 250 employees prior to these developments, after an earlier round of staff cuts took place back in 2017.

All other projects that were in the works -- including The Wolf Among Us' second season -- have apparently been canceled outright. After The Walking Dead's story concludes, Telltale will reportedly shut its doors entirely. Worse yet, terminated employees won't be receiving severance pay, according to USGamer.

If these reports are accurate, I'll admit I'm more than a little disappointed. As I said before, I'm primarily a fan of Telltale's older titles, but it's always a sad day when a long-running game development studio closes its doors.

On the bright side, industry support for the company's now-jobless developers has been overwhelming. Companies like Zenimax, Massive, Starbreeze, and Gearbox have all reached out to said developers with job, or at least interview offers, expressing their condolences in the process.

Before concluding, it's worth mentioning that these reports are just that: reports. Telltale has not confirmed them yet nor has it issued an official statement on the matter. As such, it may be wise to take this information with a grain of salt for now.

Share this article:
source: Techspot

Category: news    |    3 months ago    |    View: 9

One of the issues with a bendable phone is the battery, which needs to be flexible enough to move with the handset. Samsung SDI, the company’s battery division, did build a battery four years ago that could fold, but it&hellip;

Category: news    |    3 months ago    |    View: 23

Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 will be a lot easier to use, thanks to this update.

Category: news    |    3 months ago    |    View: 5

The 14-seater mini-buses, which have no driver’s seat, steering wheels, or pedals, come with level 4 autonomy—one step below the highest-tier level five. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the buses do not require a driver for&hellip;

Category: news    |    3 months ago    |    View: 14

Samsung Electronics has poured a lot of faith into QLED as the basis for high-end TVs. Throughout 2019, Samsung will stick to using QLED to compete against rival LG using OLED panels. New changes being made to the quantum dot&hellip;

Category: news    |    3 months ago    |    View: 31

For the last year, researchers have been experimenting on 17,000 of the most popular Android apps to figure out whether any of them are secretly using your phone's microphone. Here's what they found.

Category: news    |    3 months ago    |    View: 15

As it did last year, Steam didn’t number its best-selling games list; instead, it’s split into four categories: platinum, gold, silver, and bronze. The top tier contains some expected names—PUBG, GTA V, Rocket League—but there are also some less expected&hellip;

Category: news    |    3 months ago    |    View: 19

From gold to blue to orange, your iPhone could become far more colorful.

Category: news    |    3 months ago    |    View: 8

Toys R Us field for bankruptcy last September with $4.9 billion debt, which led to the permanent closing of its US and UK stores. The move has seen an outpouring of nostalgia for the firm and its annual 100-page toy&hellip;

Category: review    |    3 months ago    |    View: 537

The Nest Thermostat E is an attractive and relatively affordable smart thermostat, and it's also one of the easiest to use.

Category: news    |    3 months ago    |    View: 40

First reported by TuttoAndroid, a number of Netflix customers in Italy and Germany have discovered the fourth service tier, which ranges from 16.99 Euros per month to 19.99 Euros.

Download Latest PC Softwares

Category: simulators    |    Added: 13 hours ago    |    View: 16
ANSYS Additive 19.2 Free Download - downloadwise.com

ANSYS Additive 19.2 Free Download Latest Version for Windows. It is full offline installer standalone setup of ANSYS Additive 19.2 for 64.

ANSYS Additive 19.2 is an impressive suite that delivers critical insights needed by the designers, analysts and engineers in order to avoid build failure and create the parts the conform to design specifications accurately. With this application you will be able to make a workflow for simulating as well as modeling your own. You can also download ANSYS 19.1 nCode DesignLife.

Category: graphic-design    |    Added: 17 hours ago    |    View: 2
Boxshot 4 Ultimate Free Download - downloadwise.com

Boxshot 4 Ultimate Free Download Latest Version for Windows. It is full offline installer standalone setup of Boxshot 4 Ultimate for 64.

Boxshot 4 Ultimate is a very useful application which will provide you impressive photorealistic virtual covers by using the raytracing algorithms. It features lighting as well as camera settings and various other materials. You can also download Adobe Dimension CC 2018.

Category: electronics    |    Added: 18 hours ago    |    View: 3
ANSYS Electronics Suite 19.2 Free Download - downloadwise.com

ANSYS Electronics Suite 19.2 Free Download Latest Version. Full offline installer standalone setup of ANSYS Electronics Suite 19.2 for 64.

ANSYS Electronics Suite 19.2 is an impressive collection of various powerful programs for simulating electromagnetic systems. With this impressive suite you can accurately simulate the electrical devices and electromagnetic behavior of the researched site. You can also download ANSYS Electronics Suite 19.

Category: fonts    |    Added: 2 days ago    |    View: 22
FontLab VI 6 Free Download - downloadwise.com

FontLab VI 6 Free Download Latest Version for Windows. It is full offline installer standalone setup of FontLab VI 6 for 32/64.

FontLab VI 6 is a professional font editor that will support all of the major outline font formats which includes Type 1, TrueType, OpenType and Multiple Master. This application has been developed for the professional users like designers and typographers. It provides you a user friendly environment for customizing the way every symbol in a font look like. You can also download FontCreator Professional

Category: utilities    |    Added: 3 days ago    |    View: 18
Acronis Disk Director Advanced 11.0.12077 + Boot CD Download - downloadwise.com

Acronis Disk Director Advanced 11.0.12077 + Boot CD Download. Full offline installer standalone setup of Acronis Disk Director Advanced.

Acronis Disk Director Advanced 11.0.12077 is a very handy application which can be used for managing hard disks as well as volumes on your local as well as remote computers. With this application you can easily resize, merge as well as split the drives and change their cluster type. You can also download Acronis Disk Director 12.0.96 + Boot CD.

Category: drivers-softwares    |    Added: 4 days ago    |    View: 16
Driver Talent Pro Free Download - downloadwise.com

Driver Talent Pro Free Download Latest Version. It is full offline installer standalone setup of Driver Talent Pro

Driver Talent Pro is a very handy application which will identify all the drivers and then find the most recent updates online and install them in order to keep your computer up and running. It has got a simple and quick installation process. Once the installation process is completed you will be welcomed with an intuitive interface where all the main components are organized very neatly in different areas. You can also download Driver Talent Pro Portable.

Category: system-tuning    |    Added: 4 days ago    |    View: 3
Ashampoo WinOptimizer 16 Free Download - downloadwise.com

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 16 Free Download Latest Version for Windows. It is full offline installer standalone setup of Ashampoo WinOptimizer 16.

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 16 is a very handy application which can be used for maintaining your system and enhancing your performance. This application has been equipped with a user friendly interface. The interface has got Overview section where you can take a look at the details of the system, maintenance, hibernation files and activate Live-Tuner. You can also download Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15.