The Walking Dead

Telltale, The Beginner’s Guide and the inherent artistic value of narrative-based video games

November 8, 2018

As the medium has grown in complexity and ambition, the debate over whether or not video games can be considered art has continued unabated. The mixture of media elements that influence game development, from gameplay to graphics, art, sound design and narrative all lend themselves to the idea that games can be considered art, but […]

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Line up changes for Walker Stalker: Norman Reedus cancels, Greg Nicotero added and more

January 23, 2018

Walker Stalker, the enormous convention for fans of The Walking Dead, and its Australian debut is just around the corner now, but there’s been a few sharp changes to the line-up both good and bad. Let’s get the bad news out of the way first: Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl, is no longer able to […]

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5 video games we’re looking forward to in 2018

January 9, 2018

It’s a new year, which means that there’s gonna be a lot of new releases. Its also 2018, which means that we’re gonna get our hands on soo many amazing titles. It was hard enough to narrow my list down to just 5 games, but these are the ones that I know with 100% certainty […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 8 “How It’s Gotta Be”

December 11, 2017

I’m not quite sure what I just watched, and I find it hard to imagine a team of writers turning that script in and thinking that it would make for a satisfying, entertaining or even reasonable Mid-Season Finale. I love The Walking Dead, honestly, but “How It’s Gotta Be” was truly poor form for a […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 7 “Time for After”

December 4, 2017

Eugene is a broken man. With his loyalty and decisions a major focus of “Time for After”, the penultimate episode before the Mid-Season Finale, we get to explore this character in a much more meaningful way than before. There’s some real depth here as he visibly struggles against his own conscious and deals with the […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 6 “The King, The Widow and Rick”

November 27, 2017

“The King, The Widow and Rick” is an episode title that suggests a clear and deep focus on all three leaders of the war against Negan and The Saviours. I mean, at least that’s the logical interpretation, right? Wrong. This sixth episode in The Walking Dead’s eight season took certain liberties to slow things down […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 5 “The Big Scary U”

November 20, 2017

“The Big Scary U” was The Walking Dead’s finest outing so far into Season 8, revisiting the premier’s cliffhanger and further exploring The Sanctuary as Negan was presumed dead by his lieutenants. Time is again splintered so the episode can jump between various happenings as All Out War is slowly pieced together, which means some […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 4 “Some Guy”

November 13, 2017

Building King Ezekiel’s regal facade has been given little screen time on The Walking Dead. The “king” with a knack for role-playing to build a sense of escapism and confidence for his “Kingdom” only took on a pivotal role deep into last season, and with the way the show is structured the writers have had […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 3 “Monsters”

November 6, 2017

“Monsters” is very much a direct continuation from last week’s “The Damned”, and on the surface that is very wise choice for The Walking Dead, treating these as installments in a wider thread rather than thematically distinctive “episodes”. This week, we were dropped right back into the all-out assault against The Saviours, coming from Team […]

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Batter up Walking Dead fans: Jeffrey Dean Morgan added to Sydney’s Walker Stalker Con

November 3, 2017

With Australia’s very first Walker Stalker Con, a pop convention dedicated entirely to The Walking Dead, a matter of months away, the line-up of special guests heading down under has seen a slight change. Lauren Cohen, who plays Maggie on the monstrously popular show, is sadly no longer able to make either the Sydney or […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 8, Episode 2 “The Damned”

October 30, 2017

Complaints that The Walking Dead has tipped the scales away from action as of late are not unfounded. Previous seasons have been dragged down by a modest sprinkle of muscle that are few and far between, eschewing the more meaty and direct throws of conflict for cartoonish grandstanding and careful, often nauseating, build-up. Sure, build-up […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 8, Episode 1 “Mercy”

October 23, 2017

The Walking Dead hasn’t lost sight of its impressive history nor it’s central cast, and “Mercy”, the landmark 100th episode of the juggernaut survival-horror drama, is a well-rounded declaration of that. The start to what will hopefully be a return to form following a haphazard seventh season, it’s an episode imbued with the kind of […]

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Norman Reedus, Michael Cudlitz and more The Walking Dead actors headed to Australia for Walker Stalker Con

July 30, 2017

Earlier this year we reported on rumours that Walker Stalker Con could be heading to Australia. Now it seems that rumours have turned into reality, following the announcement that the immensely popular event would indeed be making its way down under, bringing The Walking Dead stars both past and present down under for what has […]

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Star Trek: Discovery releases a gobsmacking, interstellar new trailer direct from Comic-Con

July 25, 2017

The new CBS/Netflix series Star Trek Discovery has dropped a new trailer, straight from the good old shores of San Diego Comic-Con. In this exciting, but morbidly dark preview we hear from Officer Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green, TV’s The Walking Dead) quoting the words: “The world doesn’t always adhere to logic, sometimes down is up and […]

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The Walking Dead launches Season 8 Trailer and confirms release date

July 25, 2017

Get hyped! The eighth season of The Walking Dead is set to premiere internationally on October 23 in 180+ markets within 24 hours of the U.S. premiere on October 22. Even more exciting is that the cast and crew on The Walking Dead panel at this past weekends Comic-Con in San Diego presented an action-packed […]

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Video Games Review: The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – From the Gallows (PS4, 2017) pulls no punches

June 24, 2017

The time has arrived. Telltale’s ambitious third season of their critically acclaimed Walking Dead series has come to a close with From the Gallows. Question is, did it capitalise on its rising tension, fleshed out characters and bold new narrative? Episode 5 opens with quite a revelation from before the demise of the current state […]

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Netflix’s Star Trek: Discovery has revealed its first trailer: Here’s everything you need to know

May 18, 2017

Today marks the day we have gained an exciting new look into CBS’s highly anticipated new Star Trek series, Star Trek: Discovery, which will screen internationally (including in Australia) on Netflix. Check out the trailer below. It must be a science fiction extravaganza this week as Fox’s new Seth McFarlane series The Orville also planted a trailer online […]

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Video Game Review: The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Above the Law (PS4, 2017)

April 25, 2017

Above the Law goes to great lengths to answer a litany of questions we’ve all been harbouring since episode 1. In that sense, it displays perfect pacing and timing, drawing out mysteries and cashing in on them at the right time. However, the third episode puts into perspective just how out of control you can […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 16 “The First Day of the Rest of Your Life” ends with a touching tribute

April 4, 2017

Curious choices defined The Walking Dead’s season 7 finale “The First Day of the Rest of Your Life”, and while it didn’t quite make up for what’s been an average season at best, it featured all the big beats characteristic of a landmark episode mixed in with those small character moments that teetered between nauseating […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 15 “Something They Need” sets things up nicely for the finale

March 27, 2017

“Something They Need” wrapped up everything the way you would expect, setting some final pieces in place for the inevitable showdown in next week’s finale. The problem with this is that the absence of anything unexpected, outside of some nice bits of drama over at The Sanctuary, resulted in a clean episode that lacked any […]

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Video Game Review: The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Ties That Bind: Part II (PS4, 2017) puts character ahead of action and wins big

March 23, 2017

Following last episodes tragic conclusion, Ties That Bind: Part II opened fairly solemnly in comparison. But that was about the quietest the second instalment got as it rounded out its two hour play time with twists and healthy does of action.

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 14 “The Other Side” hits the right emotional beats

March 21, 2017

As we near an obvious showdown between Negan and team Rick we continue season 7’s clumsy attempt to atone for a defining sluggish pace and what has been the series’ most inconsistent show of quality since the first half of season 2. Thankfully, like last week’s enjoyable “Bury Me Here”, the show continues in the […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 13 “Bury Me Here” puts Morgan in the spotlight

March 13, 2017

It’s no secret that The Walking Dead is beginning to lose momentum. Seven seasons in and it seems the monolithic survival-horror series keeps tripping over itself more often than not, with inconsistency now a defining trait. Unlike Game of Thrones which takes a vignette approach to it’s larger cast, TWD often features stretched bottle episodes […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 12 “Say Yes” ups the ante in cheese factor

March 6, 2017

With four episodes left in the season, we and the group from Alexandria are all gearing up for one hell of a showdown. That means the stakes get higher, situations get more tense and occasionally Greg Nicotero and his crew need to pad out an episode here and there. Not to say that “Say Yes” […]

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David Morrissey on The Governor vs Negan, The Walking Dead and playing polarising characters (EXCLUSIVE)

March 5, 2017

We had the opportunity to meet and chat with actor David Morrissey, the first part of our interview discussing his new series The Missing. However most Australian and American audiences would be more familiar with Morrissey as The Governor in The Walking Dead or going back even earlier in the musical comedy Blackpool. We couldn’t […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 11 “Hostiles and Calamities” is a must-watch isolated episode

March 2, 2017

Tell me. Did you ever think that Eugene could carry an entire episode? Because he just did. Josh McDermitt absolutely knocked it out of the park in what can only be described as The Walking Dead’s funniest episode to date. That is, until it wasn’t. Hostiles and Calamities takes us back a few weeks (or however long […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 10 “New Best Friends” sees the series back in full swing

February 23, 2017

Things are certainly in full swing now. After last weeks return that still put our main group at a severe disadvantage with those pesky Saviours, the road to war has finally tipped in favour of our heroes. Although neither Negan nor Simon showed up to exercise their off-the-wall brand of villainy, The Walking Dead still […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 9 “Rock in the Road”

February 15, 2017

There is something to be said for The Walking Dead’s more tempered episodes. What they lack in action and spectacle, they more than make up for in character building and refining its – at times – capricious narrative. That’s how Greg Nicotero and co. elected to open their second half of season seven but perhaps as […]

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The unofficial Walking Dead conference “Walker Stalker Con” may arrive in Australia in 2018

February 11, 2017

Aussie fans of The Walking Dead rejoice: Walker Stalker Con is heading Down Under next year. Organisers say they are currently “working hard” to bring cast favourites of the AMC horror drama to Australia during the first half of 2018. The Walker Stalker Convention began in Atlanta in 2013 and allows TWD fans to get […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 7 Mid-Season Finale “Hearts Still Beating” brings hope back to the show

December 13, 2016

As the front-end of The Walking Dead’s average seventh season comes to an end we get another glimmer of hope on the horizon, but those small sparks are still overshadowed by a script that leans a bit too heavily on Jefferey Dean Morgan, overindulging in Negan’s affable sociopath shtick. The showrunners are so confident in […]

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