SAN RAFAEL, Calif.– DECEMBER 21, 2009– December 25th is only four days away and you still haven’t gotten gifts for anyone? Don’t panic. Telltale Games–– offers the perfect solution to the procrastinating gifter: downloadable episodic, story-driven games. From Tales of Monkey Island to Wallace&Gromit and Sam&Max, Telltale Games has the best gifts for dads, moms and kids. Telltale Games makes it easy: simply find the game you want, purchase it, and an email is sent to your loved one who can play the game right away. Instant gratification– no waiting, no messy packaging and your holiday is saved. Find what you’re looking for in Telltale Games’ Procrastinators’ Guide to the Holidays:

And in the spirit of gift buying procrastination, we present the top five myths of last-minute holiday shopping!

Myth #1: Waiting until the last minute is a bad idea

Wrong. Thanks to the wonders the current digital era, anything one could ever want or need is just a click away.

The Telltale Store, for example, has a wide variety of digital content available for purchase, ready for instant giving. Our lineup of episodic games are short, story-driven experiences available on PC that feature mind-bending puzzles, humor, and unforgettable characters. The best part? With digital presents, there’s no need to worry about shipping hassles or added costs, plus each holiday gift comes with an attractive coupon you can print out, email, or include in a festive Christmas card.

Myth #2: There’s no way I can find all my gifts in one place

Totally false. We know you cringe at the thought of spending even one second in a jam-packed mall after hours, listlessly shuffling from store to store looking for gifts that“fit the individual.” Guess what! The Telltale Store is your one-stop online shop for everyone on your list, and it’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week!

For comedy lovers, we have two full seasons of Sam&Max, the freelance police team featuring an anthropomorphic dog and hyper-kinetic rabbity thing. Would-be swashbucklers will enjoy Tales of Monkey Island, our five episode series brimming with pirate adventure, intrigue, humor and plenty of monkeys. Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People is the perfect present for fans of inane Internet humor, luche libre masks, and 80s metal.

Myth #3: Finding good gifts within my budget is too difficult. And it’ll cost a fortune to express ship at this point!

Well, this one is kind of true. Thankfully Telltale swoops in to save the day again with our buying guide, which breaks down product prices to suit anyone’s pocket book.

Having trouble finding that perfect white elephant gift under $10? Individual episodes from each of our game series are available for $8.95 each. Buyers with a bit more cash can purchase full-season game bundles like Wallace&Gromit’s Grand Adventure or either of the Sam&Max seasons for under 30 bucks! And digital gifts are delivered instantly over the Internet. No shipping costs!

Myth #4: I can’t get a good deal this close to Christmas!

Amazing deals are to be had at– you guessed it– the Telltale Store!

Now through Christmas Eve, gift buyers can take 10% off of purchases $50 and above. Plus, if you’ve been hoarding your Telltale product coupons, now is the perfect (last) time to use them before they expire on Dec. 31st!

Myth #5: If I don’t buy a good gift, my friends and family will stop loving me

Not true! WE’LL love you!

(Disclaimer: Telltale Games’ love redeemable after store purchase of $10 or more)

For all of Telltale’s holiday deals, visit Open 24 hours!


About Telltale, Inc.

Telltale is the first and only studio to release interactive episodic content on a monthly schedule. Founded in 2004 by LucasArts veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader, establishing the model for downloadable game seasons and releasing more than 30 games to date. Telltale's titles have won numerous awards including "Adventure Game of the Year" accolades from publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and Adventure Gamers, and have been recognized by mainstream outlets ranging from USA Today, to The New York Times to Variety. Telltale currently develops and publishes episodic series on PC, Wii™, and Xbox 360™, with plans to expand to additional platforms and channels in the coming year.


Chris Schmidt

Telltale Games

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