About two weeks ago I reported about an epic game that was going to be played in at North Carolina State university called Humans Vs. Zombies where the entire campus was going to be used in a Nerf Tag like game where players who were zombies tried to infect human players. The game was to last an entire week and sounded like it would be a blast. Well someone’s fun was interrupted when a party pooper called police and reported that there were people with guns on campus. According to the source the person being reported actually contacted police themselves to clarify the situation after hearing his description in the reports. My view on this is mixed. I think it’s good that people are being vigilant and cautious and keeping an eye out each other. On the other hand, this game was highly advertised as it made the news in several places. Someone just didn’t put two and two together when freaking out. Luckily classes weren’t interrupted and business on compass continued as normal, but no word as to if the game itself was put on hiatus due to the security alert that was issued. Original Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57368373-504083/zombie-role-playing-game-sparked-n.c-campus-security-alert/
I was going to go over these in an upcoming guns blog however with as much as I’ve been seeing these things in the news I thought I had better put up a brief mention of them here as well. Anyone who has been to a gun shop recently has probably seen these.
Cashing in on the zombie craze Hornady Manufacturing has created live amunition rounds being marketed as Zombie Max bullets to be used on the undead. Although they cost the same as normal bullets, and don’t do anything special, these things are selling like hotcakes. They may just be a novelty, but then again, that’s why people buy them. Reportedly however, according to my source article, these bullets are quality rounds and some people are buying them because of that. It’s like I keep saying, if your going to use zombies for your marketing, make your product of a good enough quality to deserve that marketing, and people will buy it. Original Source: http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20120201/ARTICLES/120209972/1042/news?p=1&tc=pg&tc=ar
If you have followed the super popular web series “Bite Me” hosted by Machinima, you may be happy to know that a second season has been scheduled. Not only will it still be on the YouTube based Machinima network, but will now also be hosted on FEARNet. For those not in the know, “Bite Me” is a zom-com series featuring three gamers who get stuck in a real life zombie apocalypse. You can follow the searies here. Original Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/machinimas-bite-me-zombie-comedy-286913
My last two things I wanted to squeze into today’s blog. This sunday will be the restart of The Walking Dead on AMC. Those of you following this season so far will be anxious to get to the conclusion of some of the plot lines. Join me on Sunday in watching this epic story.
Finally I wanted to give a happy belated birthday to the father of the modern day zombie, George A. Romero. Mr. Romero’s birthday was last Saturday, and in an effort to celebrate, a Facebook campaign was organized to have a simultaneous screening of Night of the Living Dead. If you missed it, find it and watch it sometime this week, and join me in wishing Mr. Romero a happy birthday by posting a comment at the end of this blog.
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