Windows 8 used by zombie in Walking Dead TV ad

The first TV commercial for Windows 8 debut earlier on Sunday, but Microsoft also decided to create a custom TV ad for its next operating system that showed up on the season premiere of AMC's hit zombie drama The Walking Dead.

While the ad has yet to be uploaded online, the spot appeared during the first half hour of the acclaimed TV show. The spot showed a person using a Windows 8-based tablet with a Walking Dead-themed interactive experience.  The person was also instant messaging a friend while watching the episode. At one point in the commercial the friend appeared to turn into a zombie, with the IM reading that they could not wait to "eat you."

Thankfully, that part turned out to be a dream by the main person in the TV commercial, but not before we saw a keyboard being used by zombie hands. As of this writing the TV spot has yet to appear online.

AMC has what it calls StorySync on the official Walking Dead website that allows people to participate in trivia questions, polls and more while they are watching live episodes via a web browser.

Source: AMC Walking Dead TV show | Image via AMC

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I think Neowin posted the other ad (the one with the countdown) but the ad with The Walking Dead tying was fun and funny.

"I can't wait to eat you." LOL

soumyasch said,
Nice. So even MS now admits Windows 8 is to be used by brain-dead zombies.

I'm sure there's potential for iPad users to switch to Windows 8, but I'm surprised Microsoft have targeted them so specifically and blatantly in this ad.

Edited by BattleDaggit, Oct 15 2012, 9:51am :

IronChef75 said,

I'm sure there's potential for iPad users to switch to Windows 8, but I'm surprised Microsoft have targeted them so specifically and blatantly in this ad.

Yes and No. Specifically, they wanted to show that Windows 8 Tablet can do the same thing what an iPad can do with the proper app. For the "No" part, knowing millions of people will watch the premiere, it is one of the best way for Microsoft to show the consumer what Windows 8 and Windows 8 Tablet is all about.

RommelS said,

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RoomeIS... He was not serious. He implied that iPad users were brain dead. If you have to explain it is not funny any more..

AtriusNY said,

RoomeIS... He was not serious. He implied that iPad users were brain dead. If you have to explain it is not funny any more..

Hey NY,

I don't think that was the intent of the commercial, but someone could interpreted it that way.

As a UK resident, it'd be nice if the ad could be linked to by somebody (did a quick youtube search this morning but found nothing).

Pushing it hard now aren't they!