Comics, Video Games

Finally, Here’s Some Walking Dead Game Footage


Stay tuned after this lengthy interview with Robert Kirkman on Telltale’s Walking Dead game — or just skip ahead to 7:02 — and you’ll finally get to see some actual gameplay. Overall, I like it. It’s not a traditional point-and-click — there’s a lot of pointing and clicking, but with increased character movement, which should allow some decent running for your life action when necessary. And the Dragon Age/Mass Effect conversation wheel thingie is a smart way to focus on Walking Dead’s examination of how people work together to survive (and often fail to work together, obviously). I know some people hate WD because it’s much more about people than zombie attacks, but there are plenty of videogames about the latter if that’s what you want. I’m excited about a survival horror game in which survival is more about how you deal with the environment and people instead of just shooting shit in the head. If only for a change of pace. (Via Comics Alliance)

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.