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All Telltale Games titles leaving on May 27th

UPDATE [05/23/19]: Telltale’s Bone titles and Tales from the Borderlands have already been removed from Steam today. Team member Chandra broke the bad news in a forum post this morning that all remaining Telltale Games titles will be removed from the DRM-free service next Monday, May 27th. The below titles will be joining other Telltale releases that have already been delisted including Back to the Future, Game of Thrones, Tales of Monkey Island, and many more.

Sadly, we need to inform you that, due to company’s closure, all the remaining Telltale titles will be delisted from our catalog on Monday, May 27, 10am UTC.

The titles are as follows: the Wolf Among Us, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Hector: Badge of Carnage, the Batman series, Sam & Max series, Puzzle Agent series, Tales from the Borderlands, and Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People.

For everyone who purchased any of said titles prior to delisting, the games will remain in their GOG library.

While these games are currently still available on Steam and console platforms, they probably won’t be around for much longer. Grab them while you can if you’d like to have a digital copy, or keep them around a bit longer with one of the disc-based console releases.

Thanks to @MrFortyFive for pointing this one out on Twitter. I’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar and I’ll begin the work on game pages for each title as they roll off into the sunset.

Razer shuting down Ouya, Forge TV, MOJO services on June 25th

In a rather unceremonious fashion Razer, who acquired Ouya’s staff and library of titles in 2015, has confirmed that online services and storefronts for the Ouya, as well as the Android-based Forge TV and the MadCatz MOJO will be shut down on June 25th, 2019. The Razer support page is appreciably flush with answers but not so many explanations. Why are they being shut down? The FAQ offers only that the “game stores are no longer being supported”, and that’s that. No apology, no “thanks for your support”; clearly Razer is shoring up its financial loose ends here.

You can read the full Q&A below but if you own any of these platforms here is Razer’s critical piece of advice:

“Your account will be deactivated on June 25, 2019. After this date, you will no longer be able to access your account, games on the server, previously purchased titles, or be able to purchase new ones. You will continue to have access to games that have been downloaded. Users should download games before June 25, 2019 to avoid losing access after the shutdown.”

I’m glad to see that the consoles will continue to work as long as the games have been downloaded. For anyone looking to grab their past purchases, here’s my critical piece of advice: USB storage. The Ouya and Forge TV both support USB hard drives but unfortunately the MOJO doesn’t appear to.