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Zombieland Trailer – Movie looks promising!

July 16th, 2009

Posted by John
in Movies

After watching the trailer, Zombieland looks incredibly hilarious, and I already can’t wait to see it! So take a look yourself. The movie stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin and is directed by Ruben Fleischer.


The premise of the movie is a post apocalyptic world overrun by zombies with people finding interesting ways to kill the zombie menace. I guess a bullet to the head gets a little too boring? The last movie with this much promise of zombie hilarity was Shawn of the Dead. Looking forward to this movie!


In Theaters October 9th.


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Valve Announces Left 4 Dead 2 on Steam News

June 2nd, 2009

Posted by John
in Games
left4dead2screenshot Valve has announced that it will be creating a second installment of its great game Left 4 Dead. The game is exclusively for the XBOX360 and PC. It makes me wonder if this new game was made because of Microsoft’s reluctance to give new content for free for the original Left 4 Dead (although they eventually allowed the content to be downloaded for free). Regardless, L4D2 will not disappoint with new weapons such as the chainsaw and a new Director AI to make levels ever interesting. Along with its atmosphere, the Director was ground breaking in making L4D always interesting, changing the flow of a the level each time. Valve has made a commitment with improving what made L4D unique in the first place:
“A large part of how Left 4 Dead became 2008′s top-selling new IP on Xbox 360 and the PC was the custom-tailored gameplay made possible by the AI Director,” said Gabe Newell, president and co-founder of Valve. “With the knowledge gained from creating the original, new technology, and a passionate team, L4D2 will set a new benchmark for cooperative action games.”
I personally am excited to see how this game turns out, because of the depth and quality of the gamer experience that Valve took into consideration for the last game. Many people complained about the brevity of L4D’s playable maps, having only four different playable campaigns. L4D2 has the possibility of rectifying this problem with the promise of many more levels to play. No mention of how the multiplayer component of the game will be changed, although we can assume the 4 vs 4 players is going to remain the norm. Left 4 Dead 2 is scheduled to be released November 17th. You can read the offical post here. Also check out the trailer here.
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Zombie Blog Still Being Stiched Together.

June 1st, 2009

Posted by John
in Uncategorized
Hello to anyone who has landed on this page, this is a personal project to create a Blog about everything zombie related. Right now the site has some kinks that need fixing, but please feel free to take a look around the site. Some sections such our Shop page is merely a mock version. Any feedback on the site is much appreciated. Learn about how to effectively defend against a zombie apocalypse by checking out our Zombie Survival Guide, informed by Max Brooks’ zombie universe and book “The Zombie Survival Guide”. Enjoy what is here for now, but more to come!
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George A. Romero's: Diary of the Dead I have just watched Diary of the Dead. Written and directed by George A. Romero, it is a pre-zombie infection log of what later leads into Dawn of the Dead, from the point of view of two cameras filming what unfolds as the dead rise again. The movie conforms to other horror films, but with an added home made flair to it. The paradox of a horror film, being filmed, allows it to delve deeper into the psychological part of a zombie flick with recorded conversations and introductions of the characters. The main person documenting the unfolding of events comes more from an angle of documentation, rather than a series of “good shots” more apparent in the movie “Cloverfield”. People quickly cast off civilization, painting a picture of the dark ages in a weeks time. One can only hope that panic, insanity, and savagery does not set as quickly as this film depicts, although, if what happened with Hurricane Katrina is any indication, we should be very afraid.
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Left 4 Dead for XBOX360 and PC review.

February 25th, 2009

Posted by John
in Games

No other game encompasses the tension and thrill of fighting hordes of zombies running (these are the fast kind) at you and three other players working as a team to keep them at bay. Produced by Valve, known for their amazing Half-Life series, notably Half-Life 2 that set the bar higher for all games after it, with its encompassing atmosphere and physics. The production team at Valve have really handled small details in the making of this game, some of which the ordinary player would never pick up on at first. Their use of sound cues, lighting and mood all have a place in the game for practical and emotional qualities. The game’s crowning achievement is its “Director”, which is an AI that changes the placement of items and horde cues every time you play, keeping levels fresh, and rewarding or punishing people who stray too far searching for items.
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