New Video Game Releases Week 30 (25 July – 31 July)

Hey there guys. Below you’ll find the new video game releases from 25 July to 31 July. Please note that this list is always subject to change and as such is not an absolute reference.

Title Platform Genre Release Date
Call of Duty: Black Ops – Annihilation   PS3 Action Jul 28, 2011  
Section 8: Prejudice – Frontier Colonies Map Pack   PC Action Jul 27, 2011  
Fear for Sale: Mystery of McInroy Manor   PC Puzzle Jul 27, 2011  
From Dust   X360 Puzzle Jul 27, 2011  
From Dust   PC Adventure Jul 27, 2011  
Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions   3DS Action Jul 26, 2011  
Hunting Unlimited: Expedition 3 Pack   PC Sports Jul 26, 2011  
Deadliest Warrior: Legends   PS3 Action Jul 26, 2011  
Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove   3DS Adventure Jul 26, 2011  
The Sims 3: Town Life Stuff   MAC Puzzle Jul 26, 2011  
Back to the Future: The Game – Episode V: OUTATIME   PS3 Action Jul 26, 2011  
The Sims 3: Town Life Stuff   PC Puzzle Jul 26, 2011  
Dragon Age II: Legacy   PS3 Role-Playing Jul 26, 2011  
Catherine   X360 Action Jul 26, 2011
Dragon Age II: Legacy   PC Role-Playing Jul 26, 2011  
Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team   PS3 Action Jul 26, 2011  
Catherine   PS3 Action Jul 26, 2011
Dragon Age II: Legacy   X360 Role-Playing Jul 26, 2011  
Section 8: Prejudice   PS3 Action Jul 26, 2011  

Which games are you getting this week?

/Gamecultist

Pop Culture Collectibles

Hey there guys. Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but I haven’t really been up to it, and as you might’ve noticed I’m running this website by myself again. Today however, I wanted to share something I’m into and it’s also related to movies, comics, anime and video games. So all-in-all, still pretty much on-topic.

Ever since I was a kid I had a thing for merchandise and memorabilia from various things, be it movies, games, comics, tv shows. I’m somewhat of a collector, I started many collections but gave up in the end because I didn’t care for it anymore. Something that has always stuck with me though, was ‘collecting’ replica’s and memorabilia from my favourite movie or video game.

I bought several Mario Karts figurines, some of those WoW collector’s figures, X-files actionfigures, Green Lantern action figures. Hell, I even bought the Killzone 3 Helghast Edition for the little action figure and the helghast helm replica. Furthermore, I recently ordered a Back To The Future DeLorean replica and a Harry Potter wand replica. /geek

Below are some photos of the stuff I have lying around here. I hope you enjoy this pretty short post, and please leave your comment in the comment section below.

/Gamecultist

New Video Game Releases Week 29 (18 July – 24 July)

Hey there guys. Below you’ll find the new video game releases from 18 July to 24 July. Please note that this list is always subject to change and as such is not an absolute reference.

Title Platform Genre Release Date
Left 4 Dead 2: Dead Air   X360 Action Jul 22, 2011  
Left 4 Dead 2: Dead Air   PC Action Jul 22, 2011  
Hidden Expedition Collection   MAC Puzzle Jul 21, 2011  
Bastion   X360 Role-Playing Jul 20, 2011  
Dead Block   PS3 Strategy Jul 20, 2011  
Runespell: Overture   PC Role-Playing Jul 20, 2011  
Captain America: Super Soldier   DS Action Jul 19, 2011  
The Smurfs: Dance Party   WII Puzzle Jul 19, 2011  
The Smurfs   DS Adventure Jul 19, 2011  
Captain America: Super Soldier
 
X360 Action Jul 19, 2011  
Just Dance Summer Party   WII Puzzle Jul 19, 2011  
Fallout: New Vegas – Old World Blues   PC Role-Playing Jul 19, 2011  
Fallout: New Vegas – Old World Blues   PS3 Role-Playing Jul 19, 2011  
Fast Draw Showdown   PS3 Action Jul 19, 2011  
Captain America: Super Soldier
 
PS3 Action Jul 19, 2011  
Captain America: Super Soldier
 
WII Action Jul 19, 2011  
Supreme Ruler: Cold War   PC Strategy Jul 19, 2011  
Call of Juarez: The Cartel
 
PS3 Action Jul 19, 2011  
Call of Juarez: The Cartel
 
X360 Action Jul 19, 2011  
Fallout: New Vegas – Old World Blues   X360 Role-Playing Jul 19, 2011

Which games are you getting this week?

/Gamecultist

Review – Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2

So I went to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 last night. For once, sitting in those sticky movie theatre seats didn’t bother me and just about everyone in the theatre was being eerily quiet. No sounds at all but the occasional sniff. Find out why below!Snape in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Poster

After 10 years and 8 movies the Harry Potter saga is ending. Finally we get to see the climax, confrontation and conclusion that all of us fans have been waiting on. The seventh book is split up into 2 movies. The first one, which appeared in theatres last year, consisted mostly of a build up to a climax that never came. Part 2 is build entirely around this climax. I watched the movie in regular 2D, but I heard the 3D version isn’t very impressive as it wasn’t filmed for 3D.  So by all means go see it in 2D, it’ll give you the best experience still

At the start of this last part Harry, Hermoine and Ron are still looking for the remaining horcruxes, items in which parts of Voldemorts soul are stored so that he can live on even if his body is destroyed. The young hero destroyed a couple of horcruxes before and have only a few left to go. Next to that, they’re looking for the Deathly Hallows (magical items that combined, make one master of Death). Voldemort took the Elder Wand, Harry has the Invisibility Cloak and the Resurrection Stone (although he doesn’t know that for a while). And finally, there’s also a looming confrontation between Harry and Voldemort because the prophecy foretold that one has to kill the other.

Even though the last book was split up in 2 movies, this last part still needs to handle a large part of the plot. As a consequence the movie almost buckles under the weight of flashbacks and scenes that explain what’s been going on. On the other hand, these intervals make for good periods of ‘rest’ between the many action scenes. Where the first part was made up mostly out of building the story and developing characters, we now feel like we’re in the middle of Saving Private Ryan, and that’s totally fine! 

The grim-looking colours match the atmosphere and feel of the movie and the story as a whole. Only Hermoine’s clothes and the Weasley’s hair bring some colour to the movie. It’s certainly a pallet that matches the apocalyptic and desperate tone of the movie. This atmosphere is strengthened by the decor and mostly after the big attack on Hogwarts: wounded are being taken cared of in the Great Hall, dead are being covered up and there’s definitely an atmosphere of defeat hanging around.

Between all the violence and impressive looking action sequences, the small scenes that the supporting actors play in are the most entertaining. Professor McGonagall who gladly prepares the defense of Hogwarts, Molly Weasley kicking the shit out of Bellatrix Lestrange and Neville Longbottom who takes on the role of a hero. I do think however that Neville’s story and fight during the year at Hogwarts could’ve been portrayed better than just a slight reference to his wounds.  Compared to these, some of the scenes the main actors play are leaning very close to clichés but I didn’t find it bothersome at all. The epilogue is something that could’ve been better though, although it’s not abysmal at all.

The best part of the whole movie is Snape’s story and why he did what he did. It got quite emotional and it shows what a great actor Alan Rickman is, I could hear plenty of crying in the theatre. Alan Rickman is without a doubt the star of this movie

Conclusion, this is a fitting end to a movie franchise that many of us grew up with. While some scenes take certain liberties and change facts that are in the books it’s still a really good movie. The part before Hogwarts might seem a bit rushed, but you’ll quickly forget about that once the fight breaks loose.

My advice to you is watch part 1 and part 2 directly after each other. I re-watched part 1 just before I went to the cinema and I was fine, but some of the people I was with had a little trouble understanding what happened previously and it does break down the experience a bit. In any case, this was well worth my money and I find it quite sad that it’s now over.

I did notice a distinct lack of ‘NYEAAAAHHH’ from Voldemort though, seems they cut it all out after hearing the reviews on the trailer maybe?

Let me know what you thought of the movie in the comment section below! I eagerly await your views on this movie or the entire franchise.

/Gamecultist

Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows Trailer

A couple of days ago, the trailer for the new Sherlock Holmes was released. Sherlock Holmes: A game of shadows will again feature Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock Holmes and Jude Law as his colleague Dr. Watson. Guy Ritchie is again directing the sequel. Judging from the trailer the story will revolve around Holmes’ arch-nemesis Professor James Moriarty.

Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room…until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large–Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)–and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan), points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder–a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by one Professor Moriarty. Mixing business with pleasure, Holmes tracks the clues to an underground gentlemen’s club, where he and his brother, Mycroft Holmes (Stephen Fry) are toasting Dr. Watson on his last night of bachelorhood. It is there that Holmes encounters Sim (Noomi Rapace), a Gypsy fortune teller, who sees more than she is telling and whose unwitting involvement in the prince’s murder makes her the killer’s next target. Holmes barely manages to save her life and, in return, she reluctantly agrees to help him. The investigation becomes ever more dangerous as it leads Holmes, Watson and Sim across the continent, from England to France to Germany and finally to Switzerland. But the cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead as he spins a web of death and destruction–all part of a greater plan that, if he succeeds, will change the course of history.

The film is schedule for release on 28 December 2011. See below for the trailer.

/Gamecultist

Why Movies Based On Video Games Are So Bad

By now, it’s common knowledge that (most) movies that are based on video games are, to say it nicely, not so good. A few examples would be Tomb Raider, Max Payne, Doom or Prince of Persia. Ok, not all of those are terrible, but they weren’t very good either to us gamers. Even though people outside of the gaming community saw some merit in it. The image to the right displays a couple of the review scores that movies based on video games got. Suffice to say that none of those are actually anywhere near other films such as The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile or The Dark Knight.

But why exactly are they not as good as other movies that are based on books or real life? Well, for a couple of reasons actually.

50% is good for a movie based on video games ...

First of all, the producers are often so focused on making money that they forget to make the flick a real memorable one. Most of the budget that gets spent actually goes to advertisement rather than actual production of the movie.

Secondly, video games aren’t good material to make into a movie. Most genres of video games have certain characteristics that make it very hard to pour into a movie format. For example, platformers tend to not have enough plot within the games themselves, so the writers need to improvise. The average First-Person Shooter has a few minutes of narrative cinematics, but even the more cerebral examples of the genre will, by definition, feature hours of plot-free gunplay to rival the dumbest Summer Blockbuster. Fighting Games tend to have a similarly flimsy plot with Multiple Endings depending on the player’s character, and the writers have to mishmash these various plot threads into a coherent whole.

The only video game genres that pay much attention to plot — RPGs and Adventure Games — tend to have far too much plot to squeeze into a two-hour flick without leaving a ton out. Casey Hudson from BioWare recently mentioned that Hollywood was interested in making a movie out of their sci-fi epic Mass Effect. The only problem? Mass Effect is a 40-hour game. Open-ended RPGs allow us to explore worlds, to screw around, to do optional tasks that have nothing to do with the main storyline. It’s what makes those games so immersive and enjoyable. But replicating that immersiveness on-screen in any sort of short order is downright impossible. Could you tell Mass Effect’s story in two hours? Sure, but doing so strips the game of its strengths and leaves you, well, unsatisfied. Which is about par for the course for video game movies. Not to mention all the choices you get to make as Commander Shephard, would the Shepard in the movie be a good guy, a bad guy or somewhere in between?

Next to that, watching a movie based on a video game after actually playing the game is like watching someone else play. When it comes to pure action and excitement, video games are surpassing movies as the medium du jour. Why bother paying 10 dollars to see Jason Statham beat up dudes for a few minutes when you can spend ten times as long beating up the thugs yourself? You see, while a video game can do this and entertain for hours, non-stop action movies can get incredibly tedious (Shoot ‘Em Up) because you’re only watching someone else. Video game movies therefore typically end up either dull, action-devoid adaptations, or boring, action-packed fluff like Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. Either way, you’re better off playing the game.

Thirdly, and this is more or less a result of the fact that video games aren’t very good material to convert to a good movie. The protagonists of video games often have their very own typical behaviour style, clothing, accent and character development throughout a game, which is strengthened further by the player’s imagination, experiences and values. This in fact is extremely hard for any actor to portray. Clothing and accent can be done of course, but the movie will often lack the character development and the sense of recognition we gamers get when playing the game. The most prominent example I have of this would be Max Payne. The Max Payne in the game is a deeply cynical, sad but also highly determined man with a gloomy past following him around like a shadow. Mark Wahlberg tried his best to portray all this, but in the end he just came off as a weak derivative of our dearest of all our friends, Max Payne (see what I did there?!).

In my opinion, producers should really stick to CGI so they can keep the character (and voice actor) and do away with weak real life substitutes (ahem, Dragonball Evolution).

Now, before I come off as too demanding there really are some movies that are based on video games that I liked. For example, I really liked Hitman, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within and the first Resident Evil. The movie industry isn’t going to give a video game based movie an oscar any time soon, but there might be some hope for us left … maybe Peter Jackson will finally get his Halo movie going (even though I doubt it), maybe we’ll see a World Of Warcraft movie (it better be CGI or really good special effects), a possible Assassin’s Creed movie and last but not least there might be an upcoming Uncharted movie.

Also, BioWare and Blizzard should totally go into the movie business.

Anyway, that’s all for now. Let me know what you think about video game based movies or tell me why you think this or that movie was good/bad.

/Gamecultist

Character Bio – Hal Jordan

In today’s character bio we’re discussing Hal Jordan, the main protagonist of the Green Lantern comics by DC Comics.

Hal Jordan was a test pilot, having followed in the footsteps of his father, Martin Jordan. He was given the power ring and battery (lantern) by a dying alien named Abin Sur, whose spaceship crashed on Earth. Abin Sur used his ring to seek out an individual who was “utterly honest and born without fear” to take his place as Green Lantern. Jordan became a founding member of the Justice League of America and as of the mid-2000’s is, along with John Stewart, one of the two active-duty Lanterns in Earth’s sector of space.

Following the rebirth of Superman and the destruction of Green Lantern’s hometown of Coast City in the early 1990s, Hal Jordan seemingly went insane and destroyed the Green Lantern Corps and the Central Power Battery. Now calling himself Parallax, Hal Jordan would devastate the DC Universe off and on for the next several years. However, after Earth’s sun was threatened by a Sun-Eater, Jordan sacrificed his life, expending the last of his vast power to reignite the dying star. Jordan subsequently returned from beyond the grave as the Spectre, the divine Spirit of God’s Vengeance, whom Jordan attempted to transform into a Spirit of Redemption, which ended in failure.

In Green Lantern: Rebirth, it is revealed that Jordan was under the influence of a creature known as Parallax when he turned renegade. Parallax was a creature of pure fear that had been imprisoned in the Central Power Battery by the Guardians of the Universe in the distant past. Imprisonment had rendered the creature dormant and it was eventually forgotten, becoming known merely as the “yellow impurity” in the power rings. Sinestro was able to wake Parallax and encourage it to seek out Hal Jordan as a host. Although Parallax had been trying to corrupt Jordan (via his ring) for some time, it was not until after the destruction of Coast City that it was able to succeed. It took advantage of Jordan’s weakened emotional state to lure him to Oa and cause him to attack anyone who stood in his way. After killing several Green Lanterns, Jordan finally entered the Central Power Battery and absorbed all the power, unwittingly freeing the Parallax entity and allowed it to graft onto his soul.

The Spectre bonded with Jordan in the hopes of freeing the former Green Lantern’s soul from Parallax’s taint, but was not strong enough to do so. In Green Lantern: Rebirth, Parallax began to assert control of the Parallax-Spectre-Jordan composite. Thanks to a supreme effort of will, Jordan was able to free himself from Parallax, rejoin his soul to his body and reclaim his power ring. The newly revived (and rejuvenated) Jordan awoke just in time to save Kyle Rayner and Green Arrow from Sinestro. After the Korugarian’s defeat, Jordan was able to successfully lead his fellow Green Lanterns in battle against Parallax and with help from Guardians Sayd and Ganthet, imprisoned it within the personal power batteries of Earth’s Lanterns, rendering the Green Lantern’s rings free of the yellow impurity, provided they had the power of will to do so. Hal Jordan is once again a member of both the Justice League and the Green Lantern Corps, and along with John Stewart is one of the two Corps members assigned to Sector 2814, personally defeating Sinestro in the Sinestro Corps War. Jordan is designated as Green Lantern 2814.1. 

Post-“Sinestro Corps War”, DC Comics revisited the origin of Hal Jordan as a precursor to “The Blackest Night” storyline

I hope you enjoyed this pretty short bio … but hey, can’t all be post of a several thousand words!

See you next time.

/Gamecultist

New Video Game Releases Week 28 (11 July – 17 July)

Hey there guys. Below you’ll find the new video game releases from 11 July to 17 July. Please note that this list is always subject to change and as such is not an absolute reference.

Title Platform Genre Release Date
Kona’s Crate   PC Puzzle Jul 14, 2011  
Afterzoom   DS Puzzle Jul 14, 2011  
Kona’s Crate   MAC Puzzle Jul 14, 2011  
Boulder Dash-XL   X360 Puzzle Jul 13, 2011  
Ms. ‘Splosion Man   X360 Action Jul 13, 2011  
L.A. Noire: Reefer Madness   PS3 Adventure Jul 12, 2011  
Mighty Flip Champs! DX   PS3 Action Jul 12, 2011  
L.A. Noire: Reefer Madness   X360 Adventure Jul 12, 2011  
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2   WII Action Jul 12, 2011  
NCAA Football 12
 
PS3 Sports Jul 12, 2011  
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
 
X360 Action Jul 12, 2011  
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2   PS3 Action Jul 12, 2011  
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2   PC Action Jul 12, 2011  
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2   DS Action Jul 12, 2011  
UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System
 
WII Sports Jul 12, 2011  
NCAA Football 12
 
X360 Sports Jul 12, 2011  
Panzer Corps   PC Strategy Jul 11, 2011  

Which games are you getting this week?

/Gamecultist

The Magic Of Harry Potter

With the upcoming conclusion to the Harry Potter movies I began thinking about the franchise as a whole. It strikes me that I grew up with it, and that it’s now coming to a (temporary) end. The main actors from the movies being the same age I am, it’s not only an end for them but also for me.

The seventh and last book

Back in 2001, when I read the first book  (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) it had already been released for a couple of years and received highly praising critics from The Scotsman, which said it had “all the makings of a classic”, and The Glasgow Herald, which called it “Magic stuff”. Soon the English newspapers joined in, with more than one comparing it to Roald Dahl’s work. The Mail on Sunday rated it as “the most imaginative debut since Roald Dahl”, a view echoed by The Sunday Times (“comparisons to Dahl are, this time, justified”), while The Guardian called it “a richly textured novel given lift-off by an inventive wit”.

Since then, J.K. Rowling’s creations have travelled across the globe with translations in as much as 17 languages, capturing the attention of millions of people all around the world. Fans of the series camped outside of bookstores for days to get their eager hands on a copy of a new Harry Potter book. Certainly a rare occurrence to see a character that was first created during a train ride can bring about such amazing things like this.

The events following the hysteria around the books, commonly featuring mock sorting, games, face painting, and other live entertainment have achieved popularity with Potter fans and have been highly successful in attracting fans and selling books with nearly nine million of the 10.8 million initial print copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince sold in the first 24 hours. The final book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows became the fastest selling book in history, moving 11 million units in the first twenty-four hours of release . The series has also gathered adult fans, leading to the release of two editions of each Harry Potter book, identical in text but with one edition’s cover artwork aimed at children and the other aimed at adults. Besides meeting online through blogs, podcasts, and fansites, Harry Potter super-fans can also meet at Harry Potter symposia.

The word Muggle has spread beyond its Harry Potter origins, becoming one of few pop culture words to land in the Oxford English Dictionary. The Harry Potter fandom has embraced podcasts as a regular, often weekly, insight to the latest discussion in the fandom. Both MuggleCast and PotterCast have reached the top spot of iTunes podcast rankings and have been polled one of the top 50 favourite podcasts.

The ‘Harry Potter’ main cast

Now, why exactly do we like Harry Potter so much? Let’s look at what’s causing this ‘Pottermania’.

First of all, relatability. The character Harry Potter is easy to sympathize with. Take the Dursleys for example, they are so awful that you’ll automatically like anyone they do not and vice versa. Next, through his difficult circumstances. Harry gets into trouble, is hunted by Voldemort and revered by others. As story starts to develop around him this effect only fortifies. In all the early books, Harry is such a decent hero that he is hard not to like; and all the people around him generally fit into the pattern of being either people the reader likes as well (the Weasleys, Dumbledore, Luna) or else people we enjoy disliking (Malfoy, Snape).

Harry’s day-to-day experiences are also very relatable. Throughout the series Harry is occupied with school, exams, sports practice, friends and eventually girlfriends. We all had similar experiences making it all the more relatable. The overarching story is more of the same. During the course of Harry’s teenage years we go from the happy, cheerful and young Harry to the adult Harry where he learns to deal with death and all the responsibilities that come with adulthood and his legacy.

Next, accessibility. The world of wizard is much like ours, but with a magical and humorous tone to it. The staircases move, clocks talk and cooking happens with the flick of a wand. But it’s still very recognizable and not all that hard to fathom as a result of that. Tolkien’s Middle Earth wasn’t even near this accessible to people as there was a whole new world with new races, languages and creatures to discover. Diving deeper into the humorous tone I mentioned before. Rowling’s humour is … unique. Firecrackers that spell out POO and exams called O.W.Ls and N.E.W.T are just a small fragment of the rich humorous sections in the books. Nothing makes a reader chuckle like a good joke.

Moving on … complexity. In the books, things never are like they seem and seldom simple, which is much like real life. James Potter was an arrogant S.O.B during his childhood, contrary to what Harry thinks. Voldemort had an unhappy childhood, Snape protected Harry because he loved Lily and Dumbledore wanted to rule over Muggles. The line between good and evil is very clear, but every character on both sides are various shades of gray. it’s not something I often see in books (correct me if I’m wrong).

Next up: Mystery. Seven books, the keys to the climax of the seventh laid in the first, a mystery in each book feeding into the mystery of the whole. Clues and references in every book that y

 
J.K. Rowling

ou’ll only get when you finished all 7. Plot twists that you’ll never expect. Rowling manages to tell an incredible story without every giving away a word more than she wants to reader to know at that very moment in the story.

Escapism. In a good way mind you. The Harry Potter franchise offers us a way to escape our day-to-day lives and jump in to a book, a story, a world. Even though the world is much like our own, it’s imaginative and fresh enough to offer relaxation and a way to escape all our worries about work, money, war, terrorism, …

Community. Harry Potter was published right at the beginning of the dot.com boom when everyone was getting acquainted with the internet, making websites and joining chat rooms. As the books went on, the community of fans grew and lots of them wanted to speculate on what would happen next or discuss the events in past books. Us readers got to know other people around the world and we all further reinforced the place that the Harry Potter series has in our current culture.

Books often get labelled ‘The next Harry Potter’, but I honestly doubt any series of books will EVER be the next Harry Potter in much the same way as there is no series that can be called ‘The next Lord Of The Rings’. Truly, Harry Potter is a name that will be right up there with Alice, Frodo and Sherlock Holmes and it’s definitely a title I’d want my kids to read some day. Now that the movies are coming to an end, so does an age in which a lot of us grew up and it’ll be quite some time until we get to see something of this magnitude again.

Even though Rowling said there will be no new book, The Boy-Who-Lived will continue to live on for decades to come.

/Gamecultist

PS: Watch the trailer for the last movie below (Caution! high amounts of ‘NYEAHHHHHHHHHHHHhh’):

How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse In 6 Steps

Yeah, thought I’d pitch in on all those doomsday predictions and prophecies on how the world will end. Let’s take a look at zombies though, instead of climate change! Zombies have been a ‘fear’ of all times and have been depicted in countless movies, comics, cartoon series, books … you name it. While protagonists often go down fighting I’ll teach you how to survive a zombie apocalypse should one occur…

Instructions

 Things You’ll Need
  • Food
  • Firearms
  • Ammunition
  • Medical supplies
  • Sword or machete
  • Radio
  • Walkie-talkie

Check the link below to find your one-stop-shop for all your zombie-fighting goodies:

Zombie Tools

let’s move on to the 6 steps you should follow in order to survive:

  1. Stay informed. Watch news reports and listen to the radio. In addition to the Emergency Response Message, you should hear information about the spread of the undead, reports of safe areas and suggestions as to what survivors should do. You’ll need a radio that can run on batteries and solar power if possible. Also, using a walkie-talkie can keep you in tune with others who may be in need of help–or offering it. 
  2. Avoided heavily populated areas. If the zombies can spread their virus, curse or disease, a densely populated area will be more of a breeding ground than a safe haven. On the other hand, avoid being totally isolated, in case you have to face a horde of undead yourself. You want a moderately populated area that affords quick exits and good protection. in short, GTFO out of the big ass crowded city!
  3. Find law-enforcement or military assistance. Provided that civilization hasn’t fallen apart, you may be able to find police or soldiers providing safety and armed protection. Always make them identify themselves verbally before approaching, to ensure that they are not zombified …
  4. Learn to defend yourself. Shooting and hacking with a bladed weapon will come in handy. If you’re lucky, the living dead will go down with shots to the head. Don’t waste bullets on body shots, as they will prove ineffective. Rely on cutting with a sword, large knife or machete so you can save ammo. Severing their brain stem should do the trick.
  5. Beware of your fellow survivors. Sometimes, they may be the biggest threat to your survival. Other humans who want your supplies or who have lost their minds in the disaster could try to kill you. Never let everyone know about all of your supplies, and never let your guard down completely. If someone is acting mysterious or weird, consider leaving immediately.
  6. Stay prepared. Don’t fight zombies in your T-shirt, that’d be pretty stupid; wear protective clothing if possible. Have non-perishable food and sleep when you can. Most of the time, death by the living dead is a result of careless mistakes and poor planning. Forewarned is forearmed.

Voila, that’s all you need to survive I guess, if not please share in the comment section below! Also, to stay on the subject here’s a track to listen to while you prepare:

/Gamecultist