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Telltale announces mega super-duper crossover… Poker game

Friday, 3rd September 2010 04:07 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Crazy. Wacky. Zany. Wild. Hilarious. Unpredictable.

All of these words can be used to describe gaming hall-of-famers like Tycho, Strongbad, Sam & Max, and TF2′s Heavy. The game of Poker, though? Well, let’s just say we can personally vouch for the fact that World Series of Poker matches on ESPN are a fantastic sleep aid.

But that’s exactly what Telltale’s big old pot of videogame series stew turned out to be. Poker Night at The Inventory, as it’s known, will feature the above characters cooling off after a rough day of hijinks with a relaxing game of Poker. And more hijinks.

“We’ve had the idea for some time of exploring the idea of what video characters do when they’re not ‘on the clock’ in the games we play,” said Telltale CEO Dan Connors. “We pitched the idea to friends in the industry and it really resonated. We all had a great time imagining what these guys would banter about while slinging cards – from there Poker Night at The Inventory was born.”

Could be good for a few laughs, and for only $4.95, we can’t really complain. Not without feeling really bad about ourselves, anyway. As you’d expect – seeing as it’s 25% Penny Arcade – the game will be making an appearance at PAX this weekend, after which, it will take its place as one of the hundred-million fatal-to-your-free-time boulders in the Great Videogame Avalanche of Fall 2010.

Now put away that umbrella, son. It’s not gonna do you any good here. Not unless it’s made of God Himself.

Thanks, Kotaku.

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9 Comments

  1. xino

    so..this big surprise was just a trash poker game!?:/

    this people shouldn’t do things like that again!

    it’s like announcing MK vs SF and it turning out to be Uno

    #1 4 years ago
  2. RETARDED VIKING

    Ha! i would play it besides i like poker. GLaDOS would’ve been pretty cool to include as well.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. mojo

    wow.. i like poker IRL but realy, poker without real money is propably the most boring and sadest thing every created by mankind.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. onlineatron

    A couple of us called this in the teaser thread.

    BEHOLD THE CLAIRVOYANCE!!!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. AHA-Lambda

    havent they already done a poker game before? Why bother? Who is actually thinking to themselves

    “FUCK YEA!! I CAN PLAY TEXAS HOLD EM WITH THAT PENNY ARCADE GUY!! :D”

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Amir Mirzaee

    Release it on iPad, I’ll buy it.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Old MacDonald

    Yeah… uh, no.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. abbe

    hugedisappointment.com
    And no, the address does not work.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. ShiroGamer

    heh

    #9 4 years ago

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