Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dead Island

It’s no secret here that I love video games, is it?

I mean, I’d LIKE to keep it a secret, but only because I feel that admitting that I sit around the house eating chicken pot pie in my underwear while playing Call Of Duty till 2A.M. has never been the catalyst I thought it would to facilitate getting me laid.

Anyway, on top of being a video game fan, I am also a huge fan of the horror genre. I love ALL horror, but if forced to pick my favorite type, I’d have to go with ‘zombie survival’ horror. The original Dawn of the Dead still scares the heebie-jeebies outta me.

So, what could possibly be better than EITHER video games OR zombies?

That’s easy…. Video games ABOUT zombies!

I’ve played just about every zombie game ever made…… from Left for Dead, to the Resident Evil games, to just about everything in between.

So, it should come as no surprise that when the trailer for the upcoming video game, DEAD ISLAND, went viral last week, I was all over it. I am so stoked for this game that my pants are tight with undead-excitement!

Anyway, the trailer has caused as much ‘controversy’ as it has ‘hoopla’. Plenty of people have expressed concern over the violent depiction of the girl in the video, condemning it as a form of child abuse.

It’s a very adult theme, I’ll admit, but I for one think it’s pretty stylish and really makes you wake up and take notice, which, I’m sure, was the developer’s intent.

So far noticeably absent from the raging internet debate has been any representatives from the Zombie Defamation League. I mean, there’s only 1 child affected in the video below, but DOZENS of the living-impaired are irrevocably injured, both physically and emotionally, by the callous actions of the humans in the clip.

I, for one, am OUTRAGED at this egregious, zombie-harming, behavior.

Anyway, like I said, I’m a bit biased when it comes to this sort of thing.. what you do all think?


Raquel's World said...

Wow awesomely cool video. But honestly that game looks horrible and I can see some deranged outcast axing up some people after playing it for days on end.

Then again I am a middle-aged woman and a mother of 4, 3 of those 4 are teenagers that play video games I sure as hell hope they don't ever play this one.

Marlene said...

Wow, I would have never taken you for a zombie game player. I'm shocked. I thought you just did dishes really well...and sat around looking sexy most of the time.

Mrs. Hall said...

you claim you love the zombies



maybe you are just a fake Zombie fan. just saying it to be cool.

well. huh.

man I do love me some chicken pot pie.

that's guarenteed good times!

Verdant Earl said...

Yeah, but by the time she was thrown out the window she was already a zombie, right? So it IS zombie abuse.

sybil law said...

What child abuse? People are so stupid. It's not even real people!
But, yep - clear zombie abuse in that video.
Who the hell vacations to Dead Island, anyway?

BB said...

Not a video game player myself and Bruce only plays GRAW so this was pretty creepy. The graphics are great but...that is pretty violent and you know kids are going to play it. What ever happened to Operation or Life or Monopoly? I'm old!

Bless My Bitchy Heart said...

Awesome Coldplay video! ;) (Think I'll go hug my daughter)

Chris H said...

Not for me mate... though I'm glad you have something that you enjoy! lol

Bruce Johnson said...

The rights of Zombies??, you must have voted for Obama.

Cocaine Princess said...

Out of all the movie genres horror is my absolute fave.

Sometimes when I see trailers on TV for video games, they're so life like I honestly think they're actual horror movies.

The trailer looks pretty wild!

MarkD60 said...

I haven't played any video games since you had to put a quarter in the machine!

meleah rebeccah said...

Dude, I bet my son would LOVE this!

2abes said...

Looks pretty cool...turn out the lights and play...but don't stain your britches