The Walking Dead Episode 1 free on XBLA

Telltale's episodic adventure game The Walking Dead is amazing, They say. It's some of the best writing in games, They say. We really should get around to playing it, fellow person who keeps meaning to. If financial woes are what's kept you away, you're in luck, as the whole first episode is now free on Xbox 360 until December 31.

To download it, head on over to the Xbox Live Marketplace and download the doodad named 'Full Game - The Walking Dead.' You can then buy the four other episodes individually for $5 apiece, or probably pick it up a darn sight cheaper for PC in the ongoing digital distribution holiday sales war. The whole series is $12.49 for PC on Amazon right now, for example.

Telltale has also set the first episode of the comic book adaptation free for iThings forever, if you'd rather play on the train.