The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead Developers Offer Digital Download Codes to Players With 4 GB Xbox Issues
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Telltale Games is offering download codes for owners of 4 GB Xbox 360s, to bypass issues suffered by the disc-based release of The Walking Dead: Season One.

Apparently a bug has caused some users to experience stuttering and freezing issues, a problem found exclusively on Xboxes with no hard drive. The hitching reportedly makes the game almost unplayable.

So, for those without a hard drive and those who are (understandably) unwilling to buy one, Telltale has set up a system in which users can apply for a digital copy of the game instead. Here’s a link to the form.

"We value our customers and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused," say Telltale.

It’s worth noting, however, that combined every episode of the game amounts to 2.85 GB, a substantial chunk of the 4 GB memory found on affected consoles. Those with the issue may have to do some shuffling around.

There are further problems, however.

While attempting to load a new episode, some players have been thrown back to the very start of the game with none of their choices saved.

The problem has affected players of both the retail and digital versions of the game, though the disc-based version only plays up when online-enabled Xbox Live Silver or Gold account holders play offline.

It is therefore advised to play the disc-based version of the game online, where possible.

In the meantime, Telltale says it has found a fix for these issues and recently submitted patches to Microsoft for testing.


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Comment #1 by Crazyfulla
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 04:38:10 AM
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Well atleast they care for their fans! Fantastic game.. shame stuff like this would happen

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Comment #2 by cockblocker
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 04:40:55 AM
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ha, Shame they wont be able to fit it all on their hardrives!

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Comment #3 by Mister Spraggsy
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 04:44:16 AM
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Is the link for the game reseting working for anyone else. I really need to read it because every time i get to episode 4 it resets me back to episode 1

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Comment #4 by Devalaous
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 04:44:49 AM
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How about releasing it in NZ and AU now?

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Comment #5 by Knomadic
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 04:49:15 AM
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I didn't think anyone actually owned the 4G xBox :X

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Comment #6 by Hudson888
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 05:00:08 AM
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Yay patch coming soon so I can finally complete it!

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Comment #7 by Dasha UK
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 05:02:50 AM
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Moral of the story.... Buy a harddrive

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Comment #8 by The Clutch Hand
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 05:05:16 AM
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I played the Walking Dead arcade on a 320GB Harddrive and my game was freezing a lot.. After every time they played back the episode it would freeze and stutter in the frame rate very terrible!

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Comment #9 by ADTR TOM
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 05:11:12 AM
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You can get hard-drives on ebay for like £20 haha come on just buy one, you can't be that poor.

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Comment #10 by onidemon
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 05:16:02 AM
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Fantastic game but still have not been able to play the final episode thanks to the stupid glitch which keeps taking me back to the first episode.

Really hope the upcoming patch sorts this problem out

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Comment #11 by PonySl4ystation
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 05:37:18 AM
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If this problem happened to a EA game you'll be fucked.

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Comment #12 by L4D II JoK3r
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 05:40:08 AM
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Still don't see why people try to play games with just the 4gb HD.

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Comment #13 by o D M C o
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 05:43:25 AM
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Lost my progress every single time I played a new episode, is that being fixed

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Comment #14 by kaiyo penguin
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 06:01:30 AM
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the missus bought me a 4gb xbox 2 chrimbos ago. had the sense to buy a hard drive for it though lol.

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Comment #15 by Timmsy
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 06:12:25 AM
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shame such a good game got tarnished by some monumental issues lately

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Comment #16 by Andreas_loel
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 06:40:28 AM
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Hate getting pushed back into the earlier parts of the chapters. Hopefully it gets fixed

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Comment #17 by Leviathan v2
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 06:40:53 AM
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It's Telltales loss, they could have had millions more sales if they sold it in more than a couple of countries, very stupid imo for people who deserve to play this game

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Comment #18 by DonkeyBong71
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 06:47:23 AM
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i've only played episode 1 so far, and i think i'll wait for the patch before i continue.

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Comment #19 by bigsilentrob
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 06:55:44 AM
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How can anyone function with a 4GB? That's no space at all. I have around double that in Rock Band downloads alone.

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Comment #20 by akeemx
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 06:58:12 AM
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thats nice what they are doing, but why would someone buy a 4gb xbox in the first place...think about, you still would have to buy a bigger harddrive, just a heads up......

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Comment #21 by Dirty130
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 07:01:25 AM
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@4 & 17 - Australians and New Zealanders can play the retail disc version by simply going to Games>My Games, scroll across to The Walking Dead and pressing the A button to launch the game. After that, you can just go to Home>Recent and launch it from there. I got a NTSC version off ebay and that is how I launch the game on my Australian PAL console. Hope this helps some of you guys and gals. Just finished Episode 3 today. Great game!

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Comment #22 by Akuza
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 07:16:08 AM
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Makes sence.. The game is Free just about everywhere anyway...

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Comment #23 by macd
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 07:27:42 AM
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Is this not Microsoft's fault though?

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Comment #24 by francisrossi
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 08:35:31 AM
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Some people are sadly not savvy enough to understand the pitfalls of the 4GB machine. It's cheaper, so they go for it.

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Comment #25 by Buckdawg
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 08:50:55 AM
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If you can afford even the cheapest Xbox, and the money to buy a retail game, then I'm sorry, but you can afford a fuckin hardrive.

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Comment #26 by LeafRaider
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 10:23:49 AM
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I have to say Telltale have handled the situation brilliantly, I can't fault them on this. I doubt many other publishers would go to this length to ensure(I suspect) a fraction of the audience can experience the game. Bravo Telltale Games.

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Comment #27 by G4M3 CHANGER
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 12:23:58 PM
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the 4gb xbox is for people who don't play much and stay with offline games. 4gb is more than enough space to update a couple patches if you connect to live. Besides bf3 i really don't need much hd space

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Comment #28 by Lord_Statn
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 12:32:40 PM
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I love to see developers showing love for their fans!

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Comment #29 by SubtleSarcasm
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 12:33:07 PM
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I work in an e-tail order fulfillment warehouse that fulfills orders for Amazon, New Egg,, and all the other big online sites, and the 4 GB system gets sent out probably 10 times more than any other system Microsoft has available. Most of them I assume are gifts from people that don't realize how little memory that is at this point. Of course, if you're old enough to play The Walking Dead, you should have enough cash to get an upgrade.

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Comment #30 by flyersfan87
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 01:20:25 PM
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I really wish they would get a patch out for this stuff because I want to buy it but I will absolutely not buy the downloadable version when a retail disc exists. Besides that, I've heard that the issues affect more than just the one Xbox model, and are present on both retail and downloadable versions to varying degrees. Its just a mess.

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Comment #31 by Scorp1on
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 01:54:05 PM
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Mine kept restarting chapter 1 after I downloaded chapter 3 and went to play it after second chapter. Deleted 3 and redownloaded, worked although started me back at beginning of 3. Luckily wasn't too far in.

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Comment #32 by Delow317
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 04:49:59 PM
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Again, The walking Dead is a good game, but no one can deny how glitchy it is when it comes to saves. I had to restart chapters 3 times during my playthrough and this game is not perfect because of this. If you google and even check out the Walking Dead game forum here at 360a, you will see numerous accounts of gamers complaining about how glitchy Season 1 is and first hand accounts of other gamers who had to start entire chapters over again due to the fact the game is glitchy when it comes to retaining your progress.

While not everyone has experienced this many of us have. While this game really does deserve alot of praise, I'm begining to think these issues need to be called into play. These problems exist whether you have personally experienced them or not.

I personally give The Walking Dead a 8/10 because of how glitchy the game is. Hopefully with season 2 they will implement some better Quality Control.

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Comment #33 by Delow317
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 04:54:05 PM
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Quoted directly from the article guys... this proves my points to a tee:

There are further problems, however.

While attempting to load a new episode, some players have been thrown back to the very start of the game with none of their choices saved.

Season 1 would have been perfect had it not had the issues of having to restart chapters and the entire game because none of our choices were saved.

The game definitely has some "game breaking issues".

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Comment #34 by crimboski
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 07:29:15 PM
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The 4GB is designed for people who basically just want to play kinect dancing games and the like i.e. super casual gamers. I'd imagine that pretty much every one sold though was bought by clueless people buying them as gifts.

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Comment #35 by masterq60
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 09:51:42 PM
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Dangit, I knew I shouldn't have tried to play it but it's sooooooooo good that I want to finish and what happens, it sends me back to episode one :( and I was like 3/4 of the way dome with episode 3

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Comment #36 by Tryhrdsweatband
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 12:34:42 AM
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we need season 2...

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