The Walking Dead

This & That: Lost & The Walking Dead

Lost is probably the greatest network television show of all time.  Well, I think I can take out "probably."  To me, it is the greatest show ever.  The twists, turns and unanswered questions never ended.  It was also the first (and to this point most) interactive show that I've ever experienced.  I literally spent the next day after every episode on lostpedia.com searching for little hints and Easter eggs, reading about theories and then coming up with my own.  Sure, you could nit-pick the show apart if you really took the time, but I believe this is true of any television show.  Each show has its "jump the shark" moment.  I struggle to find one with Lost, but that’s because I’m clearly biased.  I’m sure most people could name one without even thinking too hard...

Video Game Review: The Walking Dead: The Game (XBOX 360)

Like the endless masses of shuffling undead inhabiting its universe, the fanbase of The Walking Dead is one of eternal hunger.  Always ready to consume the franchise's latest installment regardless of the medium, whether it be in the comics or on the hit television series, followers of the sudden pop culture phenomenon are in for a treat with The Walking Dead: The Game.  The XBOX 360 version was released in five downloadable episodes from April to November 2012 (along with a retail version containing the full game in December) and was an instant homerun for developers Telltale Games.  A mighty step up from previous releases Back to the Future: The Game and Jurassic Park: The Game, the result might not be everyone's cup of tea, but even the most jaded gamer won't be able to deny that The Walking Dead: The Game evokes some true emotions in its players, an accomplishment that very few video games have ever truly achieved...