If Any Property Needs "Deluxe Plug It In & Play TV Games" It's The Walking Dead

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When you're constantly on the room from hordes of flesh-hungry zombies and the desperate remnants of humanity you don't have time to lug around an entire game console just to recreate the experience. That's the only way I can make sense of "Deluxe Plug It In & Play TV Games" based on AMC's The Walking Dead.

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While Telltale is busy delivering a more comic book-friendly series of episodic The Walking Dead games, AMC has somehow been convinced by JAKKS Pacific that what fans of the television show really want are a series of simple self-contained games that come packed inside a standalone controller with a pair of A/V jacks dangling from it. You know, the sort of games you buy kids when you want to see them cry at Christmas. "But I wanted an Xbox!"

The Walking Dead Deluxe TV Games are geared towards an older crowd of course, with a controller shaped like a pump action shotgun and multiple levels of what the official announcement calls "Zombie adventures" aiming for a T for Teen rating.

Maybe this is a great idea. Maybe these "Zombie adventures" will actually capture the spirit of man's bitter struggle against himself in the face of extinction. They can fit that in a plastic shotgun, right?

Look for The Walking Dead Deluxe TV Games to hit store shelves this fall. Which shelves? That's for Walmart to figure out.

DISCUSSION

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John Kauderer

How to make a TV show about Zombies totally suck.

1) Hire only the worst actors you can find.

2) instead of battling zombies focus on relationships and drama

3) kill off any interesting character quickly

4) have no character ever ask why all this happened

5) all characters should act casually as if nothing happened, see step 4.

6) Ammunition is unlimited so fire away, of course you won't be shooting at zombies but target practice could be fun.

7) she was a zombie all along!