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Why zombies are over

By johnboy 5 April 2012 9

Every Thursday morning I click over to The Escapist to see what Yahtzee has to say on Zero Punctuation.

Today he explains in his normal eloquent way that tacking zombies onto whatever you’re doing in the hope of tapping into the zeitgeist has well and truly jumped the shark.

I bring this up because local creatives have been down the zombie mine lately and, if I may be so bold, and without prejudice to previous or ongoing efforts, it’s really not cool anymore, it’s just exploitative.

So enjoy Yahtzee, but wear headphones if your workplace is stuffy about language.


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rosscoact 2:02 pm 19 Apr 12

well, I’ve just found my Thursday morning’s entertainment, thanks JB

Gerry-Built 1:35 pm 19 Apr 12

yep – it *IS* a sinking ship, right!?! A US$5Billion sinking ship… bwah hah hah…

Gerry-Built 9:28 am 06 Apr 12

Poor handling in mainstream gaming doesn’t translate to all art forms.

Postalgeek 8:01 am 06 Apr 12

Well, if any cultural trend was unaware that it had curled its toes long ago, it would be zombies.

Endrey 10:13 pm 05 Apr 12

Some zombie zeitgeist may be over, but like vampires, aliens, pirates, Artificial Intelligence, etc. they’ll always be around when someone clever uses them because they’re such a unique and interesting construct.

Or a good mobile phone app.

Overheard 1:12 pm 05 Apr 12

Whether they’ve jumped the shark or not is debatable, but zombies are definitely still very prevalent in Canberra.

I caught an ACTION bus this morning for the first time in a year or two, and it was packed with zombies. All listening to iPods with that tell-tale vacant, gormless stare off into the middle distance.

Gerry-Built 1:09 pm 05 Apr 12

Well, JB, if you and a couple of other internet commentators have said so… that’s pretty well definitive… I guess…

frontrow 11:56 am 05 Apr 12

“Jumped the shark” jumped the shark about the time the originator sold the website to tv guide.

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