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Submitted by Xanthus22 1081d ago | opinion piece

The Walking Dead, Is it Really a Video Game?

Leviathyn | The Walking Dead is an interactive adventure. It’s powerful story is what made it win the VGA’s Game of the Year Award. But The Walking dead lacks some normal video game mechanics. It raises the question: What makes a video game a video game? And how has this title changed the industry? (PC, PS3, The Walking Dead: Episode 1 "A New Day", Xbox 360)

DigitalRaptor  +   1082d ago
"Normal video game mechanics"? What do you mean by "normal"? Are you sure you don't mean "mainstream"?

What is Machinarium? What is The Secret of Monkey Island? What is Kojima's Policenauts? And what is the Sam & Max series?

Are we being that casual to the industry as a whole to not give the recognition to a genre that has existed in the minds of real gamers for years and years before Telltale created The Walking Dead?
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WildArmed  +   1081d ago
Yeah, I really don't get what is up with the sudden out cry of "Walking Dead isn't a game"

... Just coz a shooter/action game didnt win GoTY, no need to go all crazy about it.

Point and Click adventures were around much longer than majority of the other 'games'. If anything, these used to define 'video game mechanics'
Blacklash93  +   1081d ago
Is the piont-and-click adventure genre no longer considered part of gaming or something?
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black911  +   1081d ago
How come Heavy Rain didnt Win Game OF the year when released. It got cheated just like the Raiders " Tuck Rule".

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