Monday, March 5, 2012

Update Time!

Head's up! EPISODE 67 will be viewable by all audiences on 3/12 at 10:30 PST on ScrewAttack.

ADVANTAGE subscribers can get an early look starting tonight right here. Remember, if you sign up for Advantage and choose "The Game OverThinker" as your show-of-choice, a portion of your subscription goes to support the production of this series.

1 comment:

Pat said...

I liked it! It had some similarities to the "Extra Credits" episode like you said, but it also took a different approach in understanding the popularity of zombies in gaming that was perhaps a bit more cynical, but definitely rang true.

I also think that the recent popularity has something to do with Dead Rising, which I remember at the time was actually pretty novel. Sure, Resident Evil popularized zombies in a way, but Dead Rising was the first modern game that focused almost entirely on the killing aspect, rather than the survival aspect like Resident Evil. Dead Rising was the first that rewarded you for being creative and mowing down the zombies in interesting ways. I also think the zombie multiplayer maps in various FPS's where there's a mechanic that functions like zombie infection started the popularity of literal zombies in multiplayer-focused FPS's, but I can't really back that up with anything.