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Yes, Telltale Games are Coming to Xbox 360

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Any 360 owners crushed by the lack of recent Telltale games on 360 can breathe a sigh of relief. Telltale has signed an agreement with Microsoft to publish their games on the platform. The studio had previously collaborated with Microsoft to bring Sam & Max Seasons 1 and 2 to the platform as well as Wallace & Gromit. Since then, series like Sam & Max Season 3 and Back to the Future and upcoming games like Jurassic Park have been absent from Microsoft's platform.

PS3, iPad, and PC owners have enjoyed recent games from Telltale for some time now. It's unclear what's taken so long, but Microsoft has developed a reputation lately for demanding more than fellow manufacturers. It's possible that they needed some extra time to make the arrangement or that Telltale had to compromise.

Call me crazy, but the timing of all this is a bit curious. With Jurassic Park put on hold only yesterday, could this delay be a condition of the agreement? Perhaps Microsoft wouldn't allow a game as big as Jurassic Park to be released months ahead of time on competing platforms. Of course, this is all idle speculation on my part, but I wouldn't be surprised if these suspicions were proven true.

So far, there have been no announcements on exactly what games will be coming to 360, but Telltale says more info will be "announced shortly." A lot of potential exists both in the existing catalog and also in upcoming games. Monkey Island, Sam & Max Season 3, and Back to the Future are all exciting candidates for quick releases. Meanwhile, Telltale offers the aforementioned Jurassic Park as well as several other upcoming games like The Walking Dead, Fables, and King's Quest. Which are you most excited for?

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Joe Donato Video games became an amazing, artful, interactive story-driven medium for me right around when I played Panzer Dragoon Saga on Sega Saturn. Ever since then, I've wanted to be a part of this industry. Somewhere along the line I, possibly foolishly, decided I'd rather write about them than actually make them. So here I am.
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