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In what year does the game take place?

edited January 2013 in The Walking Dead
The first issue of the comic was released in 2003, but I am reading The Rise of the Governor right now and they mention stuff like Facebook or Twitter. What do you ladies think?

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  • edited January 2013
    The year was 19-dickety-two.
  • edited January 2013
    Platinumb wrote: »
    The year was 19-dickety-two.
    You like hairy legged women, your opinion is invalid.
  • edited January 2013
    Abecedario wrote: »
    You like hairy legged women, your opinion is invalid.

    Dude, I'm a straight woman.

    Not only boys like TWD.
  • edited January 2013
    Platinumb wrote: »
    Dude, I'm a straight woman.

    Not only boys like TWD.
    You are hairy legged woman, your opinion is invalid.
  • edited January 2013
    Abecedario wrote: »
    You are hairy legged woman, your opinion is invalid.

    You've ruined my wonderful allusion to the Simpsons.

    Were you born in 19-dickety-2?
  • edited January 2013
    I noticed a "premium LCD" box in the train in ep3, so I think it's 2007 or later
  • edited January 2013
    Eh, this was tough. Kirkman says the comic takes place during the year it was written (2003). Which leads me to believe the game takes place during that year.
  • edited January 2013
    Zeruis wrote: »
    Eh, this was tough. Kirkman says the comic takes place during the year it was written (2003). Which leads me to believe the game takes place during that year.

    So the LCD box was another boo-boo?
  • edited January 2013
    I'd say it took place in 2003 (same as the comics) based on Clementine's old-ass CRT television:P
  • edited January 2013
    2003 would be my guess.
  • edited January 2013
    Platinumb wrote: »
    So the LCD box was another boo-boo?

    I'd also add Jolene's pocket sized video camera as another anachronism. Most handheld cameras in 2003 still used regular tapes and even if there were tiny memory card cameras they certainly wouldn't be a "cheapie" in 2003.
  • edited January 2013
    DreadMagus wrote: »
    2003 would be my guess.
    Then why was the Governor checking facebook on his Blackberry. I know it's from the book but it's supposed to be the same universe.
  • edited January 2013
    Abecedario wrote: »
    Then why was the Governor checking facebook on his Blackberry.

    He didn't.

    Unless you're talking about the TV Show - which is it's own universe.

    Edit - wait, you're talking about the book? Hell if I know - I'd always read/heard it started when the comic started.
  • edited January 2013
    DreadMagus wrote: »
    He didn't.

    Unless you're talking about the TV Show - which is it's own universe.
    No, I'm talking about The Rise of the Governor.
  • edited January 2013
    Yeah, figured that and edited above.
  • edited January 2013
    Yeah the TVs being sold across from the drug store would suggest the early 2000s.
  • edited January 2013
    Rise of the Governor takes place in 2011, I believe. The year was never mentioned in the comics. I think Kirkman had intended for TWD to take place when it was written, but changed it to be current with the Rise of the Governor novel. Kirkman said the novels, comics and video game are all canon, so that would suggest the game takes place in 2011.
  • edited January 2013
    Personally, I think Kirkman "changes" things on a whim whenever it sounds good.
  • edited January 2013
    How come we never see any cell phones?
  • edited January 2013
    Tazzle27 wrote: »
    How come we never see any cell phones?

    No power. No way to charge cell phones.
  • edited January 2013
    Nuked wrote: »
    No power. No way to charge cell phones.

    Amusing side note:

    I read the CDC's zombie apocalypse survival guide for fun awhile back, and it includes things on the emergency preparedness list like cell phone and charger but no guns and ammo.
  • edited January 2013
    double_u wrote: »
    Amusing side note:

    I read the CDC's zombie apocalypse survival guide for fun awhile back, and it includes things on the emergency preparedness list like cell phone and charger but no guns and ammo.

    I'm pretty sure the CDC's ZA guide is actually just their regular emergency guide and they just renamed it a Zombie Apocalypse to get more people to read it. :D
  • edited January 2013
    Nuked wrote: »
    No power. No way to charge cell phones.

    car charger?
  • edited January 2013
    Platinumb wrote: »
    car charger?

    You need a special cord to do that.
  • edited January 2013
    Platinumb wrote: »
    car charger?

    Pretty sure no power means cell towers themselves won't work. I guess you could play games on them. :p
  • edited January 2013
    Nuked wrote: »
    You need a special cord to do that.

    And fuel to keep the engine running.
  • edited January 2013
    Pretty sure no power means cell towers themselves won't work. I guess you could play games on them. :p

    good point :p

    I guess I'm Carley when it comes to things workings ;)
  • edited January 2013
    Well, you can only guess from the TV's, the cars, the furniture, the way the stores look etc. From what I've seen anywhere from 1995-2005.
    I believe around 2006 you couldn't find those type of TVs being sold anymore.
  • edited January 2013
    From what I heard, Kirkman said it takes place in the early 21st century, so that could be anytime from 2000 to present day.
  • edited January 2013
    The year was 1864
  • edited January 2013
    The first issue of the comic was released in 2003 so what? The events of the comic could be in 2017 for example
  • edited January 2013
    I don't see any importance in that question.
  • edited January 2013
    Tazzle27 wrote: »
    How come we never see any cell phones?

    Even if you found a way to charge your phone, who would you even call? They're useless once all of the police stations and hospitals are empty, and all your friends and family are either dead (or their phones are).
  • edited January 2013
    The year the Z A takes place December 21 2012 the end of the Mayan calender
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