The Undead Persist Thought I was done with the undead? Well you’re almost right, as this will be the last piece in my miniseries. I know, I’m sad too. This time, however, we’re going to take a bit of a different approach to our foul friends. We’re going to examine a small subgroup within the undead umbrella that, in all actual factual reality, isn’t undead. The creatures here are more in line with the term “infected”, as they aren’t actually dead, just really, really angry. And just like Marvel’s jolly green giant in purple pants, you won’t like them when they’re angry. To clarify, the ghoulish groups
Since this is the second piece, would it technically be a “return of the living dead”? We’re going to run with that. Hello, greetings, and so on. Welcome to the second week of zombie fever, my personal pieces leading up to Halloween season. Last week’s discussion was on Romero, the perennial patriarch of the Hollywood/pop culture zombie. This week, let’s examine writer Max Brooks, one of the spiritual successors to Romero and his honorable horrors. Now while I don’t want this to turn into a middle school compare and contrast piece, it should be noted that Romero’s zombies share some noticeable differences with Brooks’, and
It’s nearing the middle of August, so you know what that means — time to start thinking about Halloween! Alright, so it might be a bit early for some to delve into the season of spoops and scares, but I was getting antsy waiting to talk about something horror-related. Thankfully, between The Walking Dead on AMC and the acclaimed Resident Evil 7 game release (those are still current, right?), there’s a horror trope that’s proven time and again to match with any seasonal outfit or style: zombies. Biological or magical, hivemind or mindless, the undead are a mainstay in modern geek culture. Games, comics, films, and novels
Hey Everyone! We had a great time for our October hanging talking about all things undead. We talk about games, movies, TV shows, fast versus slow zombies, and if one of the most famous science fiction creatures is really a zombies. We also chat a bit about whether zombies have had their day and are on the way out. If you haven’t read Rhonda’s article about that, check it out. Our next LIVE Hangout will be Sunday, November 15 at 2pm Pacific. We’re looking for topic suggestions. Let us know if you have a topic you would like us to tackle. Until next time, get
Hey, everyone! We are looking forward to hanging out with you on Sunday, October 25th at 2pm PST. Check us out on YouTube and send us comments or topics @game_on_girl on Twitter. This month, the writers from Game on Girl get together to talk about one of our favorite genres for TV shows, games, books, and movies – ZOMBIES! Come hear us discuss the undead just in time for Halloween! RSVP to the Facebook event to be reminded when we’re live! See you Sunday! Game on! Isabela Isabela OliveiraIsabela Oliveira is a renaissance geek, in the sense that she knows a little about a whole lot of things. She
7 Days to Die is a voxel based “survival horde crafting game” with a tower defense feel being developed by The Fun Pimps. Set in a post World War 3 apocalyptic world where a new virus causes dead human beings to return from the dead as zombies, you must gather resources and the knowledge to use them to survive. And right now, it looks to be one of the best, if not the best, zombie genre games ever.
Think survival horror meets Minecraft and you’ve got a good idea of what this game is like.
If you’re like me, you love the zombie genre, but are sick of all the half-assed attempts at zombie survival games out there. Well, be sick no longer, friend. 7 Days to Die is the elixir you’ve been waiting for!
The first thing you’re going to notice when you start up your first single player game or multi-player server is the huge amount of customization available in the setup menus. Whether you want a Walking Dead style game experience, 28 Days Later type, or something in between, it can be done in the setup menus. I assure you though, the first thing you’re going to want to do when you start up is to turn the difficulty and zombie spawn rate down.
This game can be very unforgiving at “normal” settings. You’ve been warned.
In our latest episode, editor extraordinaire Ryan joins us as we show and tell our top three favorite geeky toys. Check out the video and share your favorite toys in the comments. Regina Buffy action figure Wonder Woman action figure Rosie the Riveter Rhonda Lego Alien PvZ plush Zombie The New 52, Justice League, Wonder Woman figure Ryan The Beatles: Yellow Submarine Lego VW Camper Lego “Back to the Future” DeLorean P.S. Please take our short listener feedback survey! Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda & Ryan Regina McMenomyRegina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed
“Apart from the fact that you blocked me from banging a fairy and I’m about to go lose my crown in battle thanks to my army being decimated, yeah, totally good.” We’ve got a great interview for you this week. We talk to Co-founder and Director of the nationwide LARP Dystopia Rising, Ashley Zdeb. Ashley helps further our understanding of LARPing by covering some basics of game play and engagement and also some of the exciting stories that are told in game. Dystopia Rising is a post-apocalyptic, zombie filled world unlike any other LARP we’ve heard of before. We’d love to hear your thoughts about LARPing, especially