The Walking Dead retail for Xbox 360 plagued with bugs

Forum users are complaining that the retail version of Telltale's "The Walking Dead" is experiencing bugs on the Xbox 360.

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The recent retail release of The Walking Dead provides another way of experiencing Telltale's episodic adventure game. However, it appears that the Xbox 360 version may be worse than its download counterpart.

Posts on the Telltale forums (via Joystiq) have claimed stuttering, button prompts appearing too late to input for events, and an inability to start playing Episode 2. The latter issue has persisted for some users despite a title update intended to fix it. Telltale has also informed users that it's aware of the freezing issue, claiming it's a problem of the 4GB Xbox 360 Slim. Some users with other models claim they've experienced it as well, however.

Instead of getting the game on Xbox retail disc, perhaps you'll want to consider getting it for free on other platforms?

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    December 27, 2012 12:15 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, The Walking Dead retail for Xbox 360 plagued with bugs.

    Forum users are complaining that the retail version of Telltale's "The Walking Dead" is experiencing bugs on the Xbox 360.

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      December 27, 2012 12:42 PM

      what a surprise. :|

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      December 27, 2012 12:44 PM

      Telltale, you are trying to break my heart.

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      December 27, 2012 12:50 PM

      PC USERS DO NOT HAVE THIS ISSUE

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        December 27, 2012 12:54 PM

        stop it

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        December 27, 2012 6:30 PM

        PC users definitely have stuttering bugs.

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          December 28, 2012 10:21 AM

          Define "PC users". I've had no issues whatsoever and just finished Episode 5.

          Maybe a little bit of drama..

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      December 27, 2012 12:59 PM

      What really pisses me off is that it's difficult to see how they weren't aware that this version was a steaming pile, but they still chose to go ahead and release it. It was even delayed a week to fix some issues, considering the issues the game shipped with I can't imagine what the ones they fixed in that week were.

      I can forgive a couple of bugs here and there, but this was just a "fuck it, we don't care what shape the game is in just release it so we can get paid" decision on their part. I can't see myself ever buying another telltale game at launch, fool me once and all that.

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      December 27, 2012 1:27 PM

      I still cannot believe you cannot install the disc to the hard drive, I imagine that would have to help.

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      December 27, 2012 1:30 PM

      It's pretty silly to say you can get the game for free on other platforms when what you really mean is get Episode 1 for free.

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        December 27, 2012 1:49 PM

        Especially when one of the platforms is technically the same as the one the article is about... Xbox 360 (arcade or otherwise, it's the same platform)

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      December 27, 2012 1:30 PM

      Nothing new... While I loved this game for and thank them for making this game, they have some of the worst coders on their team. I've seen so many bugs with the PC version (360/ps3 was just as bad) with save and in game glitches that I hope their next game will be a redo of the entire engine. For such a simple game they could of made it in Unity or Flash.

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      December 27, 2012 1:30 PM

      Will never buy another Telltale game again after all the BS with the game-saves on the PC version. Don't know how they continue to ignore that by not providing a fix. Whats even worse are the people giving this game great reviews despite the bugs.

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        December 27, 2012 1:31 PM

        didnt encounter any bugs. didnt have save problem

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          December 27, 2012 1:41 PM

          I did. When I started episode 2 it acted like I saved a person I didn't save. I had to copy my save from my docs folder into my steam folder, I believe, or maybe vice versa. Later, when I reinstalled Windows, the save it downloaded from 'the cloud' wouldn't load, at all, period. I tried rewinding, I tried starting the game all the way back on episode 1, everything was gone.

          So I had to start over completely. Which has kind of sucked.

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          December 27, 2012 1:42 PM

          me neither. the closest thing to a problem with the experience was it launched in the bizarre resolution of 1024x768 on my modern monitor. changed the res. problem solved! awesome game.

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          December 27, 2012 4:24 PM

          Lost all my progress after the second episode. Haven't had the patience to go back and start over despite enjoying it so much.

          Bugs are annoying, but thats a particularly egregious one.

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          December 27, 2012 5:23 PM

          That doesn't mean they don't exist. Plenty of users have encountered the save game bug, which is a huge issue to just continue to go ignored. I can't believe they haven't come out with a fix yet. It's fucking mind-blowing.

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            December 28, 2012 10:26 AM

            No, but it explains why people give the game good reviews...

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            December 28, 2012 12:23 PM

            They can't fix what they can't reproduce.

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        December 27, 2012 1:37 PM

        Game of the Year

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        December 27, 2012 4:08 PM

        NEVER EVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER

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        December 27, 2012 4:09 PM

        Probably because it's an amazing game despite the bugs.

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          December 27, 2012 4:30 PM

          It is extremely frustrating though because they still haven't fixed a lot of the bullshit. I had a handful of issues on the 360 that made it very frustrating at time. On top of just general poor performance.

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      December 27, 2012 3:29 PM

      Why wouldn't this be a straight port from the XBLA version? I played PC myself, but hadn't heard any complaints until now.

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        December 27, 2012 4:06 PM

        Well, that version has to be made under the assumption that it must be able to run from the DVD. Some people won't have enough HDD space to install it, others simply won't want to, which is fair.

        So the XBLA port can assume at all times that it's running from the HDD. This version has to assume at all times that it's running from the DVD which can throw a monkey wrench into things because file access times are going to be different. Too bad there's no "install to disk" option with a simple DVD check so that it does run just like the XBLA version, but again that wouldn't solve the problem for everybody out there, just those with enough disk space to do a full install.

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          December 27, 2012 4:27 PM

          Point. Guess I've been spoiled by installing my games to HDD and purchasing through XBLA. When our 4GB slim came preloaded with some demos, I saw that we were going to outgrow that pretty quick and snagged a 320 HDD on sale.

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      December 27, 2012 3:52 PM

      It's probably my game of the year, but the save bug is so frustrating. I can't believe they haven't patched it or officially fixed it.

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      December 27, 2012 3:55 PM

      I just got my mum the PC version. Any tricks to ensure her saves don't get lost?

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        December 27, 2012 4:31 PM

        This is the reason I didn't buy it for my mom. Waiting for them put out a patch.

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        December 27, 2012 6:24 PM

        I gave it to my dad last week and tried all I could to fix his ep2 not using his choices from ep1.

        Freaking pisses me off

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      December 27, 2012 6:15 PM

      get the digital version on XBLA instead, it's on sale for 24 hours:

      http://www.shacknews.com/chatty?id=29432194#item_29432194

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        December 27, 2012 6:42 PM

        I shouldn't rewards these fucking assholes by buying the XBLA version just so that I can finally get a working version, but I've long ago learned that in order to fully enjoy my gaming habit I have to compromise my ideals on a consistent basis.

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          December 27, 2012 6:47 PM

          I meant this more as a heads up for people who haven't made the mistake of buying the retail disc yet :)

          the game really deserves to be played, and $10 is a bargain

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