👀 Plant Fungus Infected a Human in First Reported Case of Its Kind - https://www.sciencealert.com/plant-fungus-infected-a-human-in-first-reported-case-of-its-kind
I've watched too many zombie movies.
Why so many zombie movies over the last few years? I think John Vervaeke is correct that they represent meaninglessness, which says something about how we've been feeling lately.
#civilization, #JohnVervaeke, #LastofUs, #Meaning, #Mythology, #NightoftheLivingDead, #Philosophy, #Western Civilization, #zombies
Taucht ein in die ultimative Herausforderung gegen Untote in der offenen Spielwelt von Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III: Operation Deadbolt.
#Xbox #InsideXboxDE #CallofDutyModernWarfareIII #MW3 #Repost #Zombies
Khorapin Phuaphansawat links the rise of international zombie films like SEOUL STATION (2016) & CARGO (2017) to a "crisis of contemporary global capitalism." Read the new essay in the Journal of Contemporary Asia. #horror #horrorfilms #horrormovies #zombies
LAND OF THE DEAD
(2005, dir. George A. Romero)
Went in not really knowing what to expect out of this one, but was pleasantly surprised. I was especially worried that given the release date, there'd be a lot of way-past-expiration War on Terror/Iraq War allegorizing going on here, but instead I feel like Romero was a little ahead of the curve.
New Zombie Film Offers More Than Just Scares and Thrills in "HERD"
In Theaters + on Digital/VOD October 13th
Special Screening + Panel at New York Comic Con October 12th
Using film as his medium, Director Steven Pierce made it his mission to explore what can happen when small, insular communities come into conflict with larger society. In his multilayered film HERD, a...
#herd #zombies #horror
RT: Trying to piece it all together and we’re running out of time. Something is missing…
Wrong: The spotlight is on that little vial of mutagenic T-virus. Keep an eye on it, lest everyone you see in the picture become infected #zombies.
Retrouver by Jordan Elizabeth
“Elizabeth evokes the danger and factionalism of zombie stories without the visceral horror, creating a fantasy tale that has something for both action fans and those who like social dilemmas.”
This title sounds like clickbait. But yikes, I've seen articles and videos about cordyceps, and you do not want this.
Nothing in the world freaks me out more than the existence of cordyceps-driven ants and mantises, because everything you have heard about zombies, is absolutely true.
This #ThrowbackThursday is #Inktober themed!
I did a drawing of #MiyamotoUsagi mashed up with another character every day & got hooked on #DigitalArt when I started taking pictures of the ink drawings & coloring them in using #InfinitePainter.
The mashup of Snoopy/Usagi with Woodstock/Gen was the first time I did that, & is still one of my favorite drawings.
The Reanimator Returns is live on DriveThruRPG!!
…a 1930s Pulp Call of Cthulhu scenario about Weird Science, Madness and Horror!
You can also listen to episode 1 on our Patreon TODAY!
Today's #ElizabethDaily favorite Kindle ebooks on sale:
Episode Thirteen by #CraigDiLouie (found footage supernatural tale) $2.99
Feed by #MiraGrant/ #SeananMcGuire (zombie apocalypse, geek style) $2.99
Dead Witch Walking by #KimHarrison (1st in one of the OG urban fantasy series) $1.99
Vivant sa vérité
De l’étude du théâtre, du chant et de la danse depuis l’âge de six ans à des rôles importants dans des comédies et dans la franchise Zombies de Disney, Meg Donnelly brille à bien des égards. Jack Yan l’interviewe
Living her truth
From studying acting, singing and dancing since age six to Disney’s #Zombies franchise and now The Winchesters, Meg Donnelly shines in so many ways. Jack Yan interviews her
Velociraptor- The Walk on By https://youtu.be/GItzC9Q4_pQ
1. Would there have been a hot #war without the threat of MAD?
2. Would we still have similar computing technology?
3. How would we have met our #energy needs?
4. How would it have affected our #entertainment? Would it be less violent? Would #dystopian #literature be less popular (would anyone thing #zombies were going to take over the world)?
Love bikes? Steampunk? Zombies? That and lots more in this great zine bundle from Microcosm Publishing. If I didn't already own these thanks to buying them one at a time as they came out I'd be all over this deal. https://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/books/52176 #BikeTooter #BikeToot #cycling #zombies #SFF #Steampunk #books #zines #bicycle #BikeBooks
When the parasite Toxoplasma Gondii infects a mouse it makes the mouse less fearful & more exploratory
This makes it more likely that the mouse will end up eaten by a cat and in the cat's belly, where the parasite can sexually reproduce
The mouse's behaviour is an adaptation — not for the mouse but for the parasite
June 4, 2023 - Day 155 - NewPlay Bonus Review
Total NewPlays: 172
Game: Dead Rising 2
Release Date: Sep 30, 2010
Library Date: Nov 4, 2017
Unplayed: 2038d (5y7m)
After yesterday's Dead Rising review, @Averagegoob responded to me suggesting that Dead Rising 2 was better than Dead Rising.
He wasn't wrong.
It definitely improves on some of the weaknesses of Dead Rising. The new protagonist, Chuck Greene, feels like he moves faster than Frank West in Dead Rising.
The stakes feel higher here. Frank has a daughter he needs to keep safe, as well as [spoilers] that give him (and thus the player) an impetus to keep fighting.
Combat feels cleaner, and a little more fun as well. A nice addition is the ability to create combination weapons, which make things a little more gory, with a side of black humour.
On the downside, you still have to find a toilet to save the game, which is a little annoying, but overall, it's a step up from Dead Rising.
Dead Rising 2 is:
June 3, 2023 - Day 154 - NewPlay Review
Total NewPlays: 170
Game: Dead Rising
Release Date: Aug 8, 2006
Library Date: Jan 20, 2023
Unplayed: 134d (4m14d)
Dead Rising is the first in the series of Dead Rising third person action-adventure zombie games.
I bought it, after starting this project, because of one of the rules I set for myself that I wouldn't play a sequel to a game unless I'd played the predecessors.
Since I already owned Dead Rising 4 from a bundle (still unplayed), I decided I had to start at the beginning with Dead Rising, & bought it on special.
This rule was a mistake, as was buying this game. Changed the rule to add "if I own them".
It's not a bad game, per se. It's just that it was released almost 17 years ago, and is competing with zombie games like Dead Island and Dying Light.
It's got quite a lot of character in the main protagonist, Frank West, a photo journalist trapped in a mall full of zombies. However, his loping run feels frustratingly slow, and the zombies seem to be either ignoring you, or swarming you with little warning.
I got quite frustrated, but was slowly making progress, and then I died. Games in 2006 weren't really big on autosaving, something you don't miss until it's not there.
After more than 40 mins playtime, I found myself at the start of the game again, and quit.
Dead Rising has fallen to:
My son is over and we're playing a bunch of games. My current favorite (and also one of his) is the INCREDIBLE roguelike Death Road to Canada. And like it sounds, you're fighting pixelated digital zombies in the apocalypse, trying to make your way to the safety of Canada. This game is SO fun and replayable (but beatable, we've beaten it three times since he's been here) and I suspect it would make an EXCELLENT party game. Up to four players can jump in and out. Every game is random and you don't win every time, but it's so wild and really hilarious too. I won this game in a giveaway and was pretty psyched but had no idea it was such a great game. Just a blast. You can even make your own characters too (and you'll meet some familiar ones), as you grab buffs, upgrades, and all KINDS of weapons. There's some really cool decision making involved along the way, along with skill you learn and luck you hope to have. Onward to Canada!
Apr 17, 2023 - Day 107 - NewPlay Bonus Review
Total NewPlays: 116
Game: Dead Island Definitive Edition
Platform: Steam PC
Release Date: May 31, 2016
Library Date: Dec 4, 2018
Unplayed: 1595d (4y4m13d)
Dead Island is another first-person zombie killing game, but this time it's set on a resort island.
It's a pretty run-of-the-mill "kill zombies, collect stuff, make stuff, kill more zombies" gameplay loop. Being set on a tropical island seems (so far) to give it a slightly different feel to other zombie games.
But it also felt kind-of familiar, not just like other zombie killing games, but like I'd played it before.
When I logged out, and looked up who'd made it, that feeling made sense; Dead Island is made by Techland, the same studio who make the Dying Light franchise.
Techland know how to make zombie games, but with the familiarity of the gameplay loop, if I was in the mood for killing zombies, I'd probably choose Dying Light 2 over this, as a more recent game with gameplay improvements.
Dead Island Definitive Edition is:
Interesting story about the history of zombies in Haiti, as it related to French colonization and slavery.
NPR Throughline (podcast):
Rund Abdelfatah (producer):
https://github.com/CleverRaven/Cataclysm-DDA/releases/tag/0.G I am proud to share that the new stable of the most beloved open source game that I work on is finally out with much better UI, AI, and more strange and scary stuff happening. Try it, it’s free. #opensource #games #cataclysm #zombies #roguelike #survival #free
Okay, so after watching #TheLastOfUS on #HBO, I wondered if #SciFi #zombies (basically a virus, bacteria, etcetera, cause craziness & not a living dead scenario) could occur in humans.
According to #science, the answer is yes. At the 10:15 mark of this video mentions a parasitic protozoan that replaces mammels fear of #cats with a love for cats (or at least their scent.
I guess this explains why #Caterday is so popular online (regardless of the social platform used).
Although it usually infects mice 🐁, this parasite can affect humans as well, as it wants us to be eaten by cats (even big cats like lions). From #ScienceFiction to science fact. Crazy if you ask me!
“You can get lost in the spin very easily. I think being from #Austin and having those experiences really helped.”
Gabriel Luna takes us from his beginnings in Central #Texas theater to his current supporting role on the Last of Us, with help from correspondent Gregory Wakeman:
My Special Interest is in Survival Media!
There's a reason this genre is my sweet spot. It feels like my entire life has been one long struggle to survive, in multitudes of ways. I can relate & connect to the struggles of these characters in a way I just can't in other genres!
Jan 13, 2023 - Day 13 - NewPlay Review
Total NewPlays: 19
Game: Dead Pixels
Platform: Steam PC
Release Date: Dec 8, 2012
Library Date: Dec 6, 2013
Unplayed: 3325 days (9y1m7d)
This is quite possibly one of the oldest unplayed games in my Steam library. At some stage in early 2019 I opened it, but never played it.
Given the kind of game, I'm not surprised that past me took one look and went "no, thank you".
It's most of the things I dislike in a game. It's a retro/8-bit sideways-scrolling-zombie-shooter.
I'm not really a fan of sideways scrollers. Zombie games are a bit take-it-or-leave-it.
8-bit "retro" games, though? As I've said before, I was there the first time around, and I have few warm memories.
Shoot zombies, collect coins, buy upgrades, rinse & repeat. I got somewhere into the third level and just got sick of it.
For me, Dead Pixels was:
I made a game for my wife Louise as a Christmas present. Releasing it to the world today for free, should you fancy a silly farming/zombie cross-over game. https://assembled-silliness.itch.io/undead-farmstead
Boosts very much appreciated. See the development log release post on the above page if you'd like to know more. Also, a big thank you to @kenney for the graphics.
Guess who's writing another book for Marvel? That's right - it's ME!
Zelma, zombies, bullets, bloodstones, wisecracks & witches...and, oh yeah, Deadpool. 👀 This one is going to be WILD!
Releases August 2023!