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Activision Turning The Walking Dead Into a First-Person Shooter

Soulskill posted about 2 years ago | from the new-and-refreshing-take-on-the-fps-genre dept.

First Person Shooters (Games) 102

An anonymous reader writes "Activision, along with developer Terminal Reality, is turning The Walking Dead into a first-person shooter. For those of you who aren't familiar, The Walking Dead is a story about a group of people who are trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. It began as a comic book series, and was adapted into a successful television show by AMC. Now, apparently Activision feels the world needs another zombie shooter, and thinks The Walking Dead is the perfect backdrop. The game will 'revolve around Daryl Dixon and his brother Merle on a "haunting, unforgiving quest to make their way to the supposed safety of Atlanta." Players will control Daryl as they attempt to avoid detection from zombies that hunt using sight, sound and smell and will choose between fighting them or using stealth to avoid detection.' A video game adaptation of the story already exists as an episodic adventure game."

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thumb sucking fairy fag (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40572025)

sodomy horsecock slashdot

first fag nigger post

Re:thumb sucking fairy fag (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40572053)

Why does a Jew pick his nose?
It's cheaper than using a tissue.

Re:thumb sucking fairy fag (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40572179)

So I walk in the street and there's a grinning 7 foot jigaboo with some coalburning whore and three fresh butt dumplings. I stop by McNiggers, there's some 300 pound sheboon ordering TWO burger combos and smacking her balloon lips. I go to a party and there's a groidle of some fat nigger bastards in downlow jeans and bandannas trying to muhdikk all the human girls. I turn on the TV and there's some commercial soliciting dollahs for some starving coons caught in the middle of another internigger war.

Niggers are a global trainwreck. It's the same whether you're in the US, Haiti, Brazil, France, Papua New Guinea, South Africa or the Democratic Pisspot of the Congo. Everywhere that niggers are you churn in tens of trillions of dollars in taxes and international relief and they just get worse. Niggers complain that nothing's changed since 1865 when in reality niggers haven't changed since the Jurassic Era. The only thing that will satisfy the nigger is unlimited human aid and the freedom to wreak havoc on society as it pleases.

Niggers reached their greatest potential in the 1800s when every square mile of nigger land was controlled and administered by whites. Now with a billion or so unchecked niggers breeding like jackrabbits worldwide, without any control mechanisms and ever-dwindling cash, what's the future of the nigger? And the future of us humans? A fellow niggerhater put it best, niggers are a pothole on the highway of humanity.

Re:thumb sucking fairy fag (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40572265)

I hate niggers. All they do is whine about how whites get everything. They are WRONG. Niggers get affirmative action which means even if they are less educated and less qualified and just an all around ghetto bitch ass nigger, they will be promoted faster. Niggers get the jobs first they get promoted faster. A nigger with a pulse would never be unemployed if they really want to work. Now, its hard to find a nigger willing to work, so there are ALWAYS jobs open for niggers.

Niggers whine about how many ape-like niggers are in prison. Well, its because they commit the crimes.If niggers didn't commit crimes, then they would be in prison. But, that logic just confuses and angers niggers into causing more crimes.

Niggers whine whenever whites are trying to do nice things for them. They bitched because there was a nigger Barbie made and she wasn't ape-like enough for their children. They should have been GRATEFUL that the toy company was nice enough to produce a nigger doll so nigglets could pretend they could grow up and be like Barbie, but brown.

Niggers bitched and moaned about a nigger Disney princess. Instead they should have been GRATEFUL Disney was nice enough to take a sheboon and make her into a princess. Instead they bitched because she wasn't niggery and nasty enough. Maybe she needed a few illegitimate niggglets.

Niggers should realize they are the race that gets all the handouts. They don't even have to work. EBT takes care of them. All they have to do is sit in their ghetto pumping out more and more nigglets. Hell, all they ever do is breed. Most nigger sows are so nasty they don't know who the baby daddy is. They have to take 11 or 12 bucks on the Maury show just to figure it out. However, I won't complain about that too much, because in the wild most monkeys just hump each other not caring who the baby daddy is.

I should never expect to see a nigger show gratitude. They are animals. They will always more and more gib me dat.I just get so furious when these animals complain about racism. Yes there is racism going on today, but only against whites.

It was racist when my sheboon coworker with her high school diploma got promoted before me. Even with my Bachelor's Degree and stronger work ethic. Oh, but niggers aren't against that kind of racism.

The company I work at just hired a bunch of these nasty worthless animals. I am a supervisor trying to teach a bunch of these apes too stupid to learn. They take out their frustrations by nastying up the place. They leave nasty food and dishes in the kitchen. They smear shit in the bathrooms and flush tampons to clog up the toilet. I wonder how many decent qualified humans are still unemployed.

Don't ever have a nigger doctor. I've never had one, but have had to deal with these sub-humans at work. They are lazy, rude, ghetto, and just plain dumb as shit. The nigger nurses are the same. They can't remember the name of the patient they are working on. When they are called on their stupidity, they go off on some ghetto tangent

Well, that is all I have for now on my rant about niggers. I feel better.

Re:thumb sucking fairy fag (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40573077)

We need to invent a disease that only affects blacks so we can wipe them completely from the planet. ALL niggers deserve to be exterminated like the insects that they are.

Nigger sympathizers also need to die.

Telltale Games (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40572029)

Umm... Another "The Walking Dead" Game? Telltale Games may not have made a FPS, but it's the same thing.

Re:Telltale Games (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40572075)

What do Jews and niggers both like to ride?
Blondes.

Re:Telltale Games (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40572187)

So I walk in the street and there's a grinning 7 foot jigaboo with some coalburning whore and three fresh butt dumplings. I stop by McNiggers, there's some 300 pound sheboon ordering TWO burger combos and smacking her balloon lips. I go to a party and there's a groidle of some fat nigger bastards in downlow jeans and bandannas trying to muhdikk all the human girls. I turn on the TV and there's some commercial soliciting dollahs for some starving coons caught in the middle of another internigger war.

Niggers are a global trainwreck. It's the same whether you're in the US, Haiti, Brazil, France, Papua New Guinea, South Africa or the Democratic Pisspot of the Congo. Everywhere that niggers are you churn in tens of trillions of dollars in taxes and international relief and they just get worse. Niggers complain that nothing's changed since 1865 when in reality niggers haven't changed since the Jurassic Era. The only thing that will satisfy the nigger is unlimited human aid and the freedom to wreak havoc on society as it pleases.

Niggers reached their greatest potential in the 1800s when every square mile of nigger land was controlled and administered by whites. Now with a billion or so unchecked niggers breeding like jackrabbits worldwide, without any control mechanisms and ever-dwindling cash, what's the future of the nigger? And the future of us humans? A fellow niggerhater put it best, niggers are a pothole on the highway of humanity.

This exact comment has already been posted. Try to be more original...

Re:Telltale Games (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40572271)

I hate niggers. All they do is whine about how whites get everything. They are WRONG. Niggers get affirmative action which means even if they are less educated and less qualified and just an all around ghetto bitch ass nigger, they will be promoted faster. Niggers get the jobs first they get promoted faster. A nigger with a pulse would never be unemployed if they really want to work. Now, its hard to find a nigger willing to work, so there are ALWAYS jobs open for niggers.

Niggers whine about how many ape-like niggers are in prison. Well, its because they commit the crimes.If niggers didn't commit crimes, then they would be in prison. But, that logic just confuses and angers niggers into causing more crimes.

Niggers whine whenever whites are trying to do nice things for them. They bitched because there was a nigger Barbie made and she wasn't ape-like enough for their children. They should have been GRATEFUL that the toy company was nice enough to produce a nigger doll so nigglets could pretend they could grow up and be like Barbie, but brown.

Niggers bitched and moaned about a nigger Disney princess. Instead they should have been GRATEFUL Disney was nice enough to take a sheboon and make her into a princess. Instead they bitched because she wasn't niggery and nasty enough. Maybe she needed a few illegitimate niggglets.

Niggers should realize they are the race that gets all the handouts. They don't even have to work. EBT takes care of them. All they have to do is sit in their ghetto pumping out more and more nigglets. Hell, all they ever do is breed. Most nigger sows are so nasty they don't know who the baby daddy is. They have to take 11 or 12 bucks on the Maury show just to figure it out. However, I won't complain about that too much, because in the wild most monkeys just hump each other not caring who the baby daddy is.

I should never expect to see a nigger show gratitude. They are animals. They will always more and more gib me dat.I just get so furious when these animals complain about racism. Yes there is racism going on today, but only against whites.

It was racist when my sheboon coworker with her high school diploma got promoted before me. Even with my Bachelor's Degree and stronger work ethic. Oh, but niggers aren't against that kind of racism.

The company I work at just hired a bunch of these nasty worthless animals. I am a supervisor trying to teach a bunch of these apes too stupid to learn. They take out their frustrations by nastying up the place. They leave nasty food and dishes in the kitchen. They smear shit in the bathrooms and flush tampons to clog up the toilet. I wonder how many decent qualified humans are still unemployed.

Don't ever have a nigger doctor. I've never had one, but have had to deal with these sub-humans at work. They are lazy, rude, ghetto, and just plain dumb as shit. The nigger nurses are the same. They can't remember the name of the patient they are working on. When they are called on their stupidity, they go off on some ghetto tangent

Well, that is all I have for now on my rant about niggers. I feel better.

cunt

Re:Telltale Games (1)

byornski (1022169) | about 2 years ago | (#40572633)

Yes, completely agree with AC. The first of the telltale episodes was only released quite recently so it is pretty odd that the activision one makes the news.

I'm getting confused (1)

Narrowband (2602733) | about 2 years ago | (#40572035)

From the sound of it, I almost thought "The Walking Dead" was based on a FPS to begin with.

Heck, next they'll want to make a game out of that awful "Battleship" movie. Oh, wait...

Re:I'm getting confused (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40572085)

Why don't Jews eat pork?
The Torah prohibits cannibalism.

Re:I'm getting confused (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40572207)

So I walk in the street and there's a grinning 7 foot jigaboo with some coalburning whore and three fresh butt dumplings. I stop by McNiggers, there's some 300 pound sheboon ordering TWO burger combos and smacking her balloon lips. I go to a party and there's a groidle of some fat nigger bastards in downlow jeans and bandannas trying to muhdikk all the human girls. I turn on the TV and there's some commercial soliciting dollahs for some starving coons caught in the middle of another internigger war.

Niggers are a global trainwreck. It's the same whether you're in the US, Haiti, Brazil, France, Papua New Guinea, South Africa or the Democratic Pisspot of the Congo. Everywhere that niggers are you churn in tens of trillions of dollars in taxes and international relief and they just get worse. Niggers complain that nothing's changed since 1865 when in reality niggers haven't changed since the Jurassic Era. The only thing that will satisfy the nigger is unlimited human aid and the freedom to wreak havoc on society as it pleases.

Niggers reached their greatest potential in the 1800s when every square mile of nigger land was controlled and administered by whites. Now with a billion or so unchecked niggers breeding like jackrabbits worldwide, without any control mechanisms and ever-dwindling cash, what's the future of the nigger? And the future of us humans? A fellow niggerhater put it best, niggers are a pothole on the highway of humanity.

nigger nigger nigger nigger

Re:I'm getting confused (2)

detritus. (46421) | about 2 years ago | (#40572329)

You're thinking of Left for Dead.
Watch them take the game and slap a new title on it...

Hope it's really successful! (1)

R3d M3rcury (871886) | about 2 years ago | (#40572037)

...then, maybe, they'll make a movie out of it.

Re:Hope it's really successful! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40572107)

What caused the Jew's biggest problem?
The greatest man who ever lived, ADOLF HITLER!

Re:Hope it's really successful! (5, Funny)

Nationless (2123580) | about 2 years ago | (#40572349)

And then a comic book spin-off

braiiiiins... (1)

guygo (894298) | about 2 years ago | (#40572047)

braiiiiins!

Re:braiiiiins... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40572221)

So I walk in the street and there's a grinning 7 foot jigaboo with some coalburning whore and three fresh butt dumplings. I stop by McNiggers, there's some 300 pound sheboon ordering TWO burger combos and smacking her balloon lips. I go to a party and there's a groidle of some fat nigger bastards in downlow jeans and bandannas trying to muhdikk all the human girls. I turn on the TV and there's some commercial soliciting dollahs for some starving coons caught in the middle of another internigger war.

Niggers are a global trainwreck. It's the same whether you're in the US, Haiti, Brazil, France, Papua New Guinea, South Africa or the Democratic Pisspot of the Congo. Everywhere that niggers are you churn in tens of trillions of dollars in taxes and international relief and they just get worse. Niggers complain that nothing's changed since 1865 when in reality niggers haven't changed since the Jurassic Era. The only thing that will satisfy the nigger is unlimited human aid and the freedom to wreak havoc on society as it pleases.

Niggers reached their greatest potential in the 1800s when every square mile of nigger land was controlled and administered by whites. Now with a billion or so unchecked niggers breeding like jackrabbits worldwide, without any control mechanisms and ever-dwindling cash, what's the future of the nigger? And the future of us humans? A fellow niggerhater put it best, niggers are a pothole on the highway of humanity.

jhashjksahjkashjk

First half of game will be slow (5, Funny)

lemur3 (997863) | about 2 years ago | (#40572095)

Youll be looking for a lost little girl for the first half of the game ...and stuck in one location for the second half.

at least theyll only need 2 maps and it will load quickly...

Re:First half of game will be slow (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40572233)

So I walk in the street and there's a grinning 7 foot jigaboo with some coalburning whore and three fresh butt dumplings. I stop by McNiggers, there's some 300 pound sheboon ordering TWO burger combos and smacking her balloon lips. I go to a party and there's a groidle of some fat nigger bastards in downlow jeans and bandannas trying to muhdikk all the human girls. I turn on the TV and there's some commercial soliciting dollahs for some starving coons caught in the middle of another internigger war.

Niggers are a global trainwreck. It's the same whether you're in the US, Haiti, Brazil, France, Papua New Guinea, South Africa or the Democratic Pisspot of the Congo. Everywhere that niggers are you churn in tens of trillions of dollars in taxes and international relief and they just get worse. Niggers complain that nothing's changed since 1865 when in reality niggers haven't changed since the Jurassic Era. The only thing that will satisfy the nigger is unlimited human aid and the freedom to wreak havoc on society as it pleases.

Niggers reached their greatest potential in the 1800s when every square mile of nigger land was controlled and administered by whites. Now with a billion or so unchecked niggers breeding like jackrabbits worldwide, without any control mechanisms and ever-dwindling cash, what's the future of the nigger? And the future of us humans? A fellow niggerhater put it best, niggers are a pothole on the highway of humanity.

This exact comment has already been posted. Try to be more original...

nigger mcnigger

Not really (1)

mapuche (41699) | about 2 years ago | (#40572239)

If the game is based on the graphic novel and not the tv series, the story will develop very fast.

Re:Not really (1)

Bloomy (714535) | about 2 years ago | (#40573097)

The game's protagonists are characters created for the TV series, so it would fit into that. Unless they don't encounter the main group before the end of the game, allowing it to fit as a side story in either continuity.

Re:Not really (1)

daddy32 (2039384) | about 2 years ago | (#40592857)

If the game is based on the graphic novel and not the tv series...

It is not. Plus, it seems obvious the game will end where the TV series begins (Atlanta).

Re:First half of game will be slow (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40572473)

It's a shitty money-grab licensing project. Nothing about Walking Dead supports the concept of a shooter. The show is not about constantly fighting zombies. For that matter, neither is the original comic series. The TV adaptation of it is about a bunch of whiney fuckers crying about relationships and broken condoms and teen-pregnancy drama played out among middle aged adults with almost no likable characters and terrible acting (probably mostly due to poor writing).

Re:First half of game will be slow (1)

Bill Dog (726542) | about 2 years ago | (#40573565)

What I want to know is how are they going to incorporate a love triangle, a secret pregnancy, little Timmy getting sick, and all the crying of 7th Heaven into a FPS?

Re:First half of game will be slow (1)

theshibboleth (968645) | about 2 years ago | (#40572543)

Well hopefully they might base it on the comic in which case they'd get up to what? 7 locations? That'd be a little better.

Re:First half of game will be slow (1)

gandhi_2 (1108023) | about 2 years ago | (#40573507)

Also, you will be afforded no opportunity to fortify your position or conduct any tactical priorities of work.

Instead, players conduct interpersonal conflict resolution and flirtation with NPCs until you are over-run.

Re:First half of game will be slow (1)

rtb61 (674572) | about 2 years ago | (#40578869)

Still not as annoying as infinite enemy spawns rather than enemies at logical locations drawn by what ever is meant to attract them, allowing you to set logical traps and clear a region for a bit of peace and quite and to search for gear.

If it's anything like Dead Island (1)

Yosho-sama (800703) | about 2 years ago | (#40572167)

I will enjoy it. The only thing I didn't like about that game was the complete lack of story.

Re:If it's anything like Dead Island (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40572459)

Yeah, I liked how stabbing a zombie 4 times with a knife left the knife unusable too. Dead Island ate shit.

Re:If it's anything like Dead Island (1)

firex726 (1188453) | about 2 years ago | (#40575561)

Did the Devs even see a lead pipe?

Those things don't "break" after hitting a person a half dozen times.

Damnit (1)

Nemyst (1383049) | about 2 years ago | (#40572245)

Activision's marketing machine is going to just entirely obscure the current The Walking Dead games, which are actually, you know, good. Activision's only good for making shitty derivative shooters and this just proves it. Telltale's take on it is visually interesting, plays nicely and generally feels different from the average zombie game.

Such a crying shame most people will come to associate "TWD game" as meaning "generic zombie shooter".

Re:Damnit (2)

Joe Tie. (567096) | about 2 years ago | (#40572929)

The telltale games really are shockingly good. While the gaming aspect isn't that great, it's a fantastic storytelling medium. That sounds closer to a complaint than praise, which is why it took me a while to give it a chance. But I'm really glad I did. They tried something different, and it really paid off. While this fps sounds like a tired retread of a million other games.

Re:Damnit (1)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | about 2 years ago | (#40573201)

In the hypothetical magic world of rainbows and unicorns, The Walking Dead could make a good FPS... Thief was an FPS with virtually no shooting(and when the shooting did break out, that was usually because you had fucked up) and that didn't stop it from kicking ass. And System Shock 2 demonstrated that first-person-desperate-creeping-around-the-ruins-of-a-once-familiar-world-where-things-have-gone-all-to-hell can be suitably harrowing and emotionally engaging.

That said, it seems more reasonable to assume that the 'characters' aspect will be handled as elegantly as it was in Daikatana, and the game will be a painfully generic shooter with at least one frustratingly broken 'stealth' sequence that makes no sense whatsoever; but was necessary to establish the fact that this is the painfully generic shooter where you aren't a superhuman ass-kicking machine...

Re:Damnit (1)

Gaygirlie (1657131) | about 2 years ago | (#40574455)

Thief was an FPS with virtually no shooting(and when the shooting did break out, that was usually because you had fucked up) and that didn't stop it from kicking ass.

God, I loved Thief2 like all the way from the bottom of my heart. The pacing of the game was excellent, with some easy sequences to relax you, with some really tense ones to get you worked up, and a few but precious parts that really had you on the edge of your seat. And yes, if you got into a fight you most likely had f*cked up something, and very often getting into a fight meant you were going to die.

That's just great... (2)

SternisheFan (2529412) | about 2 years ago | (#40572327)

And I was just saying to my friend, "You know what would complete this life? ANOTHER FREAKING ZOMBIE GAME!!!" Nah, I think I'll be passing on that magic.

Walken Dead (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40572337)

Seen It http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giAQuLntqXY

Mission List (4, Funny)

Onetus (23797) | about 2 years ago | (#40572425)

Joy. I can see the high-range of options available:

Mission 1: Get Carl in the House
Mission 2: Get Carl into the next House
Mission 3: Get Carl into another House

Re:Mission List (1)

Cyfun (667564) | about 2 years ago | (#40581089)

I have a feeling this will be reminiscent of the HL1/Counter-Strike AI code, where you go up to an NCP, hit E to make them follow you. But when you're nearly to your objective (the farmhouse), you turn around to find that the damn thing is not there, so you double back and finally find him caught on a doorway running in place.

Factual error in summary (2, Funny)

Intropy (2009018) | about 2 years ago | (#40572445)

It claims "The Walking Dead is a story" which is just not true.

Re:Factual error in summary (2)

Riceballsan (816702) | about 2 years ago | (#40573111)

The walking dead comic is a story, then the characters personalities were sucked dry to make the TV series. Now an FPS.... I just can't see that working, if they do the appropriate mix would be similar to dayZ, but the reality is it will most likely be like left4dead

Re:Factual error in summary (1)

KDR_11k (778916) | about 2 years ago | (#40575477)

I think in reality it will be more like the Battleship game. Left 4 Dead was actually good.

Re:Factual error in summary (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40593931)

The walking dead comic is a story, then the characters personalities were sucked dry to make the TV series.

I just finished the compendium of the first 50 comics and I just have to say... ugh. The TV series is 100 times better than the comic. I honestly can't understand why you'd say that the 'characters personalities' were 'sucked dry'. In the comic they didn't have personalities. Other than Rick, all the other characters had little to no motivation to do they things they did. Everyone was paper thin and just did things to do them, no motivation.

Re:Factual error in summary (2)

Gaygirlie (1657131) | about 2 years ago | (#40574445)

To be honest, the comics are actually pretty damn good. It's the TV-series that is mostly just lame drama and bickering over stupid things, and things like the woman driving on a completely empty road with no obstacles, no other traffic or anything, and still managing to hit the only tree in near vicinity. With that in mind I actually do recommend the comics, there's some quite unexpected turns there and the comics isn't afraid of f*cking life up even for the main characters, and plenty of things that I doubt the TV-series will ever show.

Re:Factual error in summary (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40575629)

It's not a story, it's living a life! Oh, wait..

Well, since Diablo 3 was a fail (1)

Rooked_One (591287) | about 2 years ago | (#40572483)

they have to move on to the next venture. Although it'd be hard to imagine them lowering the bar anymore than they've set it.

Why? (2)

WiiVault (1039946) | about 2 years ago | (#40572535)

Despite the insane bugs in Tell Tales' Walking Dead (WTF does this happen with every one of their releases? On every platform?) I find it true to the feeling of the comics and also the TV series. I like FPS games, I'm balls deep in Spec Ops: The Line right now; but not every story is best told with bang bang killstreak. Walking Dead is about suspense, and looking at humans as the problem. Not sure how Activision can translate that into a shooter. But I'm also not an asshole who pretends to know what the final product will look like. But I just can't see how this will fit with the narrative.

Re:Why? (0)

WiiVault (1039946) | about 2 years ago | (#40572561)

Yeah I'm that dick who responds to himself. But before the hate hits me, yes I know Spec Ops is TPS, but my point still stands.

Re:Why? (1)

Georules (655379) | about 2 years ago | (#40572761)

Tell Tales' Walking Dead game is pretty great. I might even say better than the TV show. The only bugs I've dealt with are a few framerate drops.

Re:Why? (1)

Nemyst (1383049) | about 2 years ago | (#40573229)

This is Activision we're speaking of. They have already said they believe franchises must be milkable every year in order to be worth it, and have shown this by shutting down the vast majority of studios which cannot fit that vision. They have also managed to run down Guitar Hero through multiple games a year, every year, and are doing the same with Call of Duty.

Expecting anything but generic drivel in a cash grab effort from this is being utterly deluded.

Re:Why? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40573685)

I agree that the Tell Tale Walking Dead game is excellent, though I haven't read the comics for comparison. I guess I'm lucky since I haven't encountered any noticeable bugs in the first two episodes.

The entire game... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40572567)

The entire game will be spent trying to figure out where the hell Carl is...

Should have turned Pacman into a FPS (1)

flimflammer (956759) | about 2 years ago | (#40572835)

Would have been more original.

Re:Should have turned Pacman into a FPS (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40575369)

Sort of been done.
http://home.tu-clausthal.de/student/iMaze/

I remember compiling that program and playing it with a bunch of folks in the sun workstation lab in college.

Re:Should have turned Pacman into a FPS (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40580947)

Like 3-Demon? Hours of fun on the old Tandy 1000.

Also had a weird bug on the high-score screen that helped me figure out how to use the arrow keys in my qbasic programs. Handy game, that.

oh noes (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40572973)

Lemme guess, head game designer will be Jay Wilson of Activision Blizzard!

Another game (1)

Darinbob (1142669) | about 2 years ago | (#40573023)

Actually I haven't played any zombie game yet. All the ones so far look stupid.

Re:Another game (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40573677)

Plants v. Zombies is fun.

Re:Another game (1)

SternisheFan (2529412) | about 2 years ago | (#40574829)

Resident Evil, the first zombie game, did it right. Puzzle solving based third-person perspective shooter. Played it years ago on the original Playstation. If updated & tweaked out, that game with todays tech would make $, IMHO. It's the only game I've ever played that actually scared me. There was one time, while I was playing it in a darkened room, when a zombie that ''shouldn't'' have been on the other side of a door instantly started munching on my neck! I jumped out of the frickin' chair! Great game.

Re:Another game (1)

Tukz (664339) | about 2 years ago | (#40601319)

The dogs that jumps through the windows, nearly gave 3 people, including me, a heart attack.

Not Having High Hopes (1)

gcountach (1741808) | about 2 years ago | (#40573041)

Not having high hopes for this one. Developed my terminal reality who gave us BloodRayne, Ghostbusters: The Video Game, and Kinect Star Wars. Published by Ubisoft which hates the PC platform and, if the problems with the newest Ghost Recon are any indication, not too fond of consoles either. It's going to bomb. Even if it's playable, I suspect it'll be mediocre gameplay at best. The only thing it has going for it is the license. Those games are never worth the purchase price.

Re:Not Having High Hopes (1)

gcountach (1741808) | about 2 years ago | (#40573059)

Whoops, just noticed it's actually being published from Activison. My blind rage of ubisoft has gotten the best of me yet again.

Re:Not Having High Hopes (2)

Nemyst (1383049) | about 2 years ago | (#40573231)

Not that that helps, as Activision is worse in just about every respect.

Re:Not Having High Hopes (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | about 2 years ago | (#40596023)

What was wrong with BloodRayne?

Terminal Reality also made Terminal Velocity, 4x4 Evo series, Monster Truck Madness series...actually it seems that most of their good games were vehicle-based...

Oh yes please (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40573223)

Please Activision, give us another zombie game. As a bonus, please include a side dish of DRM too.

Game Shmame (4, Funny)

Ukab the Great (87152) | about 2 years ago | (#40573289)

Call me back when they turn it into a musical.

As long as it's a FPS not a 3rd Person Shooter (5, Insightful)

Nyder (754090) | about 2 years ago | (#40573317)

I hate how everyone and their twin brother are making shooter games where you play in the 3rd person.

Look, Dead Space was NOT scary because I was in 3rd Person.

Postal 3? sucked because I was in 3rd person.

How the fuck can I enjoy a game by trying to pretend I'm the character, when I'm looking over it's shoulder or at it's butt all the time?

I don't have a problem with all the Zombie games, I have a problem with all the 3rd Person Zombie games.

Left 4 Dead 1 & 2 is fun, because I feel like i'm there, killing the shit.

Those other games, not so much. Dead Island's problem was that zombies just spawned back up after you killed them and left the area. I'm on a fucking island, if I kill a zombie, it should stay fucking dead. But whatever, I guess I'm stupid for expecting some realism in my zombie shooters.

Re:As long as it's a FPS not a 3rd Person Shooter (1)

Gaygirlie (1657131) | about 2 years ago | (#40574429)

Slightly off-topic, but..... If you want a game displayed from first person and want it to be scary Amnesia: Dark Descent ( http://amnesiagame.com/#main [amnesiagame.com] ) should prove to be quite effective, though it is not a shooter-game, you're mostly just trying to stay the f*ck alive while trying your damnedest not to piss in your pants. With that in mind it might or might not be what you're hoping for. Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is still in development, but it, too, looks quite promising.

Re:As long as it's a FPS not a 3rd Person Shooter (1)

KDR_11k (778916) | about 2 years ago | (#40575515)

Are you sure Dead Space's anti-horror part was the third person view and not the giant effing cannons that rip the supposed horrors apart in funny ways?

if I kill a zombie, it should stay fucking dead

I thought the whole point of a zombie is that it's dead and still moving.

They are dong it backwards (3, Insightful)

fragMasterFlash (989911) | about 2 years ago | (#40573323)

If the creative minds behind The Walking Dead want to do something unique and interesting they should shoot live action episodes where the cast meets up the cast of some of the better recent zombie shooter games. The players from Left for Dead II could blend in with The Walking Dead cast quite nicely, IMHO.

We're on a roll today! (1)

billsayswow (1681722) | about 2 years ago | (#40573329)

First there was the article about some website's poorly-written preview of the "Steampunk Action-Adventure game Dishonored", and now there's this. All that's left is for Ubisoft to announce "Tim Burton Presents: Dexter vs The Joker", and Hot Topic will be forced to start stocking a video game section.

Well, this is non-surprising (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40573333)

Let's face it - that comic/TV Show can be done this way rather easily. To be honest, it's almost too easy to make a FPS out of it for it to be interesting in any way. Let's face it - taking the plot and turning it into a FPS is about the laziest way possible to do something.

Now Shaun of the Dead would make an excellent game (3, Informative)

K8Fan (37875) | about 2 years ago | (#40573351)

Killing zombies by throwing records at them, having to get past the zombies by pretending to be a zombie, no weapons. Excellent movie. [slashdot.org]

Not an MMO? Back to DayZ then :/ (4, Informative)

citizenr (871508) | about 2 years ago | (#40573473)

http://dayzmod.com/ [dayzmod.com]
Perma death, no easy mode, no QTE, no intros, no cut scenes, no bullshit.

Re:Not an MMO? Back to DayZ then :/ (1)

EnsilZah (575600) | about 2 years ago | (#40574653)

Plus, watching playthroughs on Youtube, the characters are more compelling than the TV show.

Re:Not an MMO? Back to DayZ then :/ (1)

citizenr (871508) | about 2 years ago | (#40575033)

Plus, watching playthroughs on Youtube, the characters are more compelling than the TV show.

yep, check this one out for example
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NO-P9tucGg [youtube.com]
hilarious :D

Re:Not an MMO? Back to DayZ then :/ (1)

Tukz (664339) | about 2 years ago | (#40601337)

I have absolutely no idea of what is going on in that video...

subject (2)

Legion303 (97901) | about 2 years ago | (#40573511)

Well it's a good thing zombies weren't completely played out 5 years ago, otherwise this would just seem pathetic.

Re:subject (2)

Kreigaffe (765218) | about 2 years ago | (#40573559)

Eh, zombies aren't entirely played out.

We haven't had a zombie that sparkles when it gets shot in the head yet. That will signal the end.

Re:subject (4, Funny)

MMMDI (815272) | about 2 years ago | (#40574269)

You haven't played Lollipop Chainsaw yet, have you?

already two board games (1)

Xtifr (1323) | about 2 years ago | (#40574057)

I dunno about video games, but there's already two board games. The first one, based on the comic, is actually pretty good. The second one, based on the show, sucks. Big surprise, eh?

Based on that precedent, I'll probably skip the video game based on the show, and wait for the small indie game based on the comic. :)

Lone Survivor (1)

Hyperhaplo (575219) | about 2 years ago | (#40574265)

Another Zombie FPS? Whyyyy.
Just grab Lonesurvivor [lonesurvivor.co.uk] and try a new take on surviving a zombie apocalypse.
Was part of the recent HumbleBundle and is well worth a play. Now, I just have a niggling problem to deal with involving what looks like an oversized velociraptor..

Playing Michonne would be more fun the Daryl (1)

Muntyhoven (1994782) | about 2 years ago | (#40574363)

With her samurai sword and all. But she's not yet appeared in the TV version (realise she is in season 3), which is ace but pretty plodding in the zombie-killing stakes compered to the comics. Many other good stories from the comics could be good: playing the cannibals for one (perhaps better not try and eat Dale 'tho)

Never 'got' Walking Dead (2)

Leo Sasquatch (977162) | about 2 years ago | (#40574399)

Read the first issues of the comic - kudos to the creator for trying, but it wasn't very good.

Watched the first episode of the TV series, which was just utter shit. An inherent problem with zombie-based plots, is that no-one in them is allowed to have ever seen a zombie film, read a zombie comic, played House of the Dead etc. So they act stupid, which gets them killed, and if you're acting stupider than a zombie, that's pretty damn stupid. The hero finds a perfect location - a police station with its own generator, hot water supply, a supply of guns and ammo, and the closest thing to an actual fortress that you'll find in a modern city. Eminently defensible. So he leaves after taking a shower. And wanders among the zombies wearing a short-sleeved shirt. At which point, I lost all interest in the doings of anybody so retarded. He might as well have doused himself in steak sauce, shoved a sprig of parsley up his arse and laid down next to a sign reading Welcome To The All-You-Can-Eat Fuckwit Buffet.

Although you'd think zombies would be the perfect enemies for a video game, (no remorse about killing something already dead), few have been any good. Dead Rising could have been excellent, were it not for the fact that weapons broke so easily. Have you ever tried to break a crowbar? Dead Island was just appalling, and Left for Dead is ok, if you have a group of decent players, as the bots are not overly bright. It also feels a little odd - computer-controlled NPCs vs computer-controlled zombies - kinda feels like you could leave the machine on, not pick up a controller, and the game would play away quite happily without you. Not exactly the sense of total immersion I want in a game.

Re:Never 'got' Walking Dead (2)

CronoCloud (590650) | about 2 years ago | (#40576557)

An inherent problem with zombie-based plots, is that no-one in them is allowed to have ever seen a zombie film, read a zombie comic, played House of the Dead etc. So they act stupid, which gets them killed, and if you're acting stupider than a zombie, that's pretty damn stupid.

In the TV shows aftershow, it was once mentioned by Kirkland that the TV show takes place in an alternate Walking Dead universe where George Romero never made the original Night of the Living Dead, so they don't have the "zombie movie/game" genre. That's why in the TV show they never call them zombies but always call them Walkers, while in the comic book they are sometimes called zombies.

The hero finds a perfect location - a police station with its own generator, hot water supply, a supply of guns and ammo, and the closest thing to an actual fortress that you'll find in a modern city. Eminently defensible. So he leaves after taking a shower. And wanders among the zombies wearing a short-sleeved shirt.

Yeah, I mentioned to a family member that the police station would have made a great place to set up a "base" and then slowly extend the "area of control" around it as they find more survivors. But he did leave it to find his family, though when he DID find them he should have rounded everyone up and took them back there....or found another police/sheriff/fire station or national guard armory close by the base camp.

Re:Never 'got' Walking Dead (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40594211)

My favorite is the high-powered rifle or handgun that everyone uses. How much .22 ammo is there is the world? Bricks of it in every Wal-Mart and sporting goods store, high-end scopes, and high capacity magazines. Grab a .22 and go to town FFS!

DayZ.... (1)

coffeeaddict2004 (2655143) | about 2 years ago | (#40574469)

Looking for a fresh gaming experience? Forget the big budget game factory hype machines.

"Go Solo, team up with friends or take on the world as you choose your path in this brutal and chilling landscape using whatever means you stumble upon to survive."
- from http://www.dayzmod.com/ [dayzmod.com]

Stock up on beans this game is addictive.

UrbanDead for the win! (1)

hawkinspeter (831501) | about 2 years ago | (#40574505)

I don't see why we need anything better the www.urbandead.com - a free to play browser based game where all the zombies and survivors are players. Admittedly, the graphics aren't great.

Re:UrbanDead for the win! (1)

Gaygirlie (1657131) | about 2 years ago | (#40575327)

browser based game

That's how far I got into your comment before I lost interest.

Re:UrbanDead for the win! (1)

hawkinspeter (831501) | about 2 years ago | (#40576717)

It's not your typical browser based game. It doesn't use flash/html5 or anything like that. It barely uses graphics.

Activision? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40574813)

Yeah, because Activision seems to be doing so well with Diablo 3.

What... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40574827)

...that's gonna be the first family action drama role playing first person shooter ("FADRPF") ever!!1!

I'm _SO_ excited!!!

Oh come on! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40575463)

Zombie shooting, that has been done to the death!

*Yawn* (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40576099)

"Walking Dead. Blah, blah, blah... Activision, ugh... FPS... Blah, blah... Wait. Did that say I get to be DARYL??!?"

Please oh please don't let them put some kind of horrid DRM that I'll have to boycott on this game, I want it already!

lol (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40579467)

So they are creating L4D 3?

Poor TRI (1)

Hsien-Ko (1090623) | about 2 years ago | (#40579505)

Remember all those poorly rated Blair Witch games they had to do just after Nocturne?

On the other hand, this is their first FPS since 1996's Hellbender.

Yeah, yeah, zombies ad nauseum (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40579827)

Now let's move on to the Hurt Locker FPS already. Zombie crap is hurtling towards Macarena status at this point. If I do say, Sir... that's quite enough.

Multiplayer (1)

Cyfun (667564) | about 2 years ago | (#40581113)

I just want there to be a multiplayer mode where you can play as a zombie! First thing I'm gonna do is bite that bitch Laurie, she's always whining and causing drama. And then Carl because it's a safe bet he ain't in the house.
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