Well, the exact definition of a zombie is different in many sources. It depends where you search to look for the answer. Here are a few words that define zombies,
1) supernatural power held to enter a dead body and bring it back to life
2) a corpse revived by magic
3) someone who behaves as though half-dead
4) a person who is believed to have died and been brought back to life without speech or free will
Zombies have become real popular throughout the years. One of the first Xbox 360 games to start the zombie revolution was Dead Rising
, released in the year 2006. It had a role playing style mixed with an open mall environment. It gave you the ability to choose the quest you wanted with a certain amount of time to complete it. It also lacked ammunition, but there was still plenty of weapons in the mall to attack those zombies. They ranged from golf clubs, televisions, benches, baseball bats, lawn mowers, tennis rackets, hockey sticks, and much more. There was also something about being stuck in a underground parking lot surrounded by zombies
, then driving over them that made this game popular. It later became a platinum hit for the Xbox 360.
Before Dead Rising, there were other games on other consoles that had zombies too. For example, Resident Evil for the Dreamcast and Halo: Combat Evolved for the original Xbox were among the popular ones. Since then, there has been numerous games that help keep the zombie spark alive. Games that include zombies are the Left 4 Dead series, Call of Duty: World at War, Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, Amy, Dead Island and many more.
The zombies came in all shapes and sizes. In Halo: Combat Evolved the zombies came in the form of the marines
. There is some missions were the covenant
and other enemies would eliminate your A.I partner, then the flood
would get inside their body and bring them back to life. In the Left 4 Dead series they took zombies to the next level by introducing creatures out of this world. Such as the Charger, Hunter, Spitter, Jockey, Tank, Witch, Boomer, and the Smoker
. Other games just kept to originality and stayed with the traditional corpse rising from the grave.
In conclusion, zombies are real cool when you insert them in games. They make the perfect enemy because there could be many of them. They also could be a problem. It's a good thing the people over at Centers for Disease Control came up with a Zombie Preparedness Kit.
It should also be recommended that you play Left 4 Dead or Zombie Apocalypse for some more preparedness tips.
Implementing a System For Bad Game Developers
The year 2010 was the year for sequels.It seemed like every other retail game had a 2 at the end of their title.
- Mass Effect 2
- Battlefield Bad Company 2
- Just Cause 2
- Iron Man 2
- Lost Planet 2
- Crackdown 2
- Kane and Lynch 2
- Dead Rising 2
It was a good gaming year, but it would've been better if there was no glitched games that were released in 2010. There was plenty of games that were glitchy, but I hope we could change that for the future.
There has to be a way to implement some type of penalties for game developers that produce games with glitched achievements. For example, when you run into a gamer on Xbox Live who talks a lot of smack
, you have the ability to submit a bad player review for that purpose. There should be a system for game developers almost identical to the one I just explained.
If a game developer produces multiple games with glitched achievements, gamers should send them a bad rep. If the developer accumulates enough bad rep, they should no longer be able to make games for a certain amount of time
. It's a long shot, but something needs to be done to let the people know we are no longer going to tolerate glitched games.
Merry Christmas from The World Famous Venice Beach.
Red Ring Of Death
Well, I found a subject that every gamer can relate to. If you own a Xbox 360, chances are you experienced a problem of some sort. The red ring of death is a term used when three red flashing lights occur on your Xbox 360; It usually means it needs to be repaired. The cause of the red ring of death is a flaw in the design of the Xbox 360 and not enough proper testing.
The Xbox 360 launched in the year two thousand and five and there has been numerous cases with three flashing lights. I looked in different places for a specific number on the rate of failure for the Xbox 360, but couldn't find any. I guess Microsoft doesn't want to release those numbers. The red ring of death is not the only ongoing problem with the system, there has been other problems
, such as the system scratching games.
In conclusion, the Xbox 360 took the world by storm when it was released, but then its problems started to happen. It's a good thing Microsoft has excellent customer support,
otherwise there would've been a lot of upset gamers..
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