Fans of the Walking Dead TV show are currently preparing themselves mentally for the inevitable showdown between Rick Grimes and The Governor. But in the Walking Dead comic book series, Ol’ Rick is currently enmeshed in an ongoing conflict with Negan, the mysterious and brutal leader of the post-apocalypse force known as the Saviors. In Walking Dead #107, hitting stores tomorrow, Rick finds himself face-to-face with Negan. READ FULL STORY
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This Sunday, The Walking Dead returns to AMC for eight more episodes of zombie-killing mayhem. If you’re feeling the urge to explore further afield in the zombie post-apocalypse, then you’re in luck: starting this Sunday, the iOS game The Walking Dead: Assault will drop in price to $.99, meaning that you can now make your way through the undead-populated South for less than a dollar. The game, available for the iPad, iPhone, and iPad Touch, lets you play as various characters from the comic book series, including Rick, Carl, Glenn, Dale, and Michonne, who fight through undead hordes in parallel to the comic-book timeline. The price drop is just for a limited time. But, as we should all realize by now, life is just for a limited time. Unless you have a katana.
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Given the monster success of AMC’s The Walking Dead, it’s surprising the gore-soaked series hasn’t yet spawned a proper survival-action videogame. Sure, Robert Kirkman’s flesh-eating franchise has inspired strategy and social games, as well as Telltale Game’s absorbing character-driven point-and-click adventure, but none of these entries have allowed first-person shooter fans to waste walkers from behind the iron sites of a hand-cannon.
This glaring oversight will be remedied next month when Activision unleashes The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. Serving as a prequel to the TV series, Survival Instinct stars fan-favorite backwoods brothers Daryl and Merle Dixon (voiced in-game by Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker, respectively.) While players will drop walking corpses—and cranky one-liners—from behind Daryl’s crossbow, they’ll also be joined throughout the adventure by his psycho sibling. When not piling undead creeps like cord wood, players will need to scavenge supplies, seek shelter, and generally do whatever it takes to survive. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct won’t begin chilling spines and taxing trigger fingers for another few weeks, but you can get an exclusive look at the title’s first gameplay trailer right here.
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Would young Carl Grimes be less traumatized by the undead apocalypse featured in the Walking Dead comics if he could play with compact, zombie-themed toys? Alas, we’ll probably never know. But we do know that Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman‘s Skybound comics imprint and Diamond Select Toys have announced that Series 3 of their Walking Dead Minimates will hit stores this spring. The series will feature characters from the franchise’s prison storyline including Rick, Tyreese, and Hershel (all of which you can see below). READ FULL STORY
Today’s most popular videogames often come in two flavors: The standard $60 edition or, for super-fans willing to plunk down some extra coin, the special, collector’s, or limited edition. The latter category certainly isn’t for everyone. In fact, their higher price points and penchant for including everything from art books to action figures is something casual fans might find superfluous, and generally limits their appeal to only the geekiest of gamers. However, for that select group of passionate players, there’s nothing cooler than going beyond the gamepad—be it through a behind-the-scenes DVD or mini space marine statue–to become a bit more immersed in their virtual world of choice. For those folks, we offer the following look at the season’s best bonus-brimming, swag-packed, universe-expanding editions.
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The Walking Dead: The Game won five trophies at Spike TV’s 10th annual Video Game Awards, including the top prize of Game of the Year. The downloadable game, based on the hit comic-book series, also earned Telltale Games Studio of the Year. Borderlands 2 won four awards, including Best Shooter, and Journey won three awards, including Best Independent Game.
For the fourth time, Samuel L. Jackson hosted the live event, which also featured appearances from Jack Black and Tenacious D, cast members from the actual Walking Dead, Jessica Alba, and Star Trek‘s Zoë Saldana. Jackson set the tone early, warning the audience and the show’s producers, “Whoever’s in charge of the bleep button, keep your finger ready.” He delivered on his promise, dealing expletives like he had snakes in his carry-on at 30,000 feet.
In between handing out awards, the show was full of first looks and trailers for next year’s biggest games. The first video for South Park: The Stick of Truth debuted, with Cartman assaulting a hobbit. “I’m the wizard, and you’re the dwarf, and you will respect my authority,” he screamed.
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This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for Downton Abbey‘s imminent return to television in the States. Yes, Jan. 6 is still a few weeks away, but I can’t wait to see whether Matthew (Dan Stevens) and Mary (Michelle Dockery) actually walk down the aisle — they really need to, I couldn’t take another breakup — and what brand of American sass Shirley MacLaine brings with her across the pond. Plus, on a more sappy note, the series spawned a regular Sunday night Masterpiece viewing/wine-drinking party with a group of friends that is priceless to me.
I’ve also polled my EW colleagues to ask what they are most grateful for pop culture wise this turkey day. See what they said below!
“She sent us a biter-gram, ya’ll!”
–Merle (Michael Rooker), referring to the “go back” sign spelled out with body parts, on The Walking Dead
Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Sunday, Nov. 18 and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!
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–Daryl (Norman Reedus) to Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Glenn (Steven Yeun), who, unbeknownst to him, are trying to get intimate in the guard tower, on The Walking Dead
Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Sunday, Nov. 4 and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!
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