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The Walking Dead


Wednesday, October 10 2012

The Good, the Bad, and the Moral: An Exploration of Ethical Questions in the Gaming World

Modelled after the introversion of the comics on which it’s based, The Walking Dead tries to deal more with exploring the human condition rather than bathing in the fantasy of a zombie apocalypse.


Monday, March 31 2014

The Walking Dead Season Two, Episode 2

Clementine is an 11-year-old girl in an incredibly hostile world, and often her only tool to aid in her survival is language. Escaping danger, saving lives, condemning others are all based on the careful application of words.


Friday, March 13 2015

A Mea Culpa for The Walking Dead's Kenny

Thanks to Kenny and Lee, when the two seasons of The Walking Dead video game are considered together, they become an argument between parents over how to survive.

Tuesday, December 16 2014

Considering the Two Seasons of 'The Walking Dead' Video Game

The first season of Telltale's The Walking Dead earned widespread critical praise, mainstream public appreciation, and a bevy of game of the year awards in 2012. Two years later, The Walking Dead Season Two has received a somewhat more muted reception.

Monday, November 24 2014

Moving Pixels Podcast: Choose Your Own Clementine

This week we each discuss the Clementine that we have decided will resolve this season of The Walking Dead.

Thursday, September 18 2014

"No Going Back": Hope and Nostalgia in 'The Walking Dead'

The types of decisions I made at the end of season two were heartfelt ones, but they’re not practical and they’re not the kinds of decisions that keep people alive.

Monday, August 4 2014

Moving Pixels Podcast: Dictators and Dead Guys

This week we discuss "In Harm's Way," the middle episode of The Walking Dead game.

Telltale's Abuse of Nostalgia (Moving Pixels) [4.Apr.14]
Moral Perspectives in 'The Walking Dead' (Moving Pixels) [13.Mar.14]
A Change of Pace in Episodic Gaming (Moving Pixels) [21.Jan.14]
Playing Detective in 'The Wolf Among Us' (Moving Pixels) [24.Oct.13]
An Exercise in Extinction (Moving Pixels) [6.Aug.13]
I Can't Break 'The Walking Dead' (Moving Pixels) [13.Jun.13]
Why Do Alternate Endings Matter in Gaming? (Moving Pixels) [24.Jan.13]
Death and Meaning in 'The Walking Dead' (Moving Pixels) [12.Sep.12]
The End of the Adventure Game (Moving Pixels) [8.May.12]
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