V.22 No.42 |
The Daily Word in Nevada shootings, online health care woes and the zombie obsession
In the news: President Obama, HeathCare.gov, Roma couple accused of kidnapping, Hurricane Raymond, shooting at Sparks Middle School, Las Vegas casino, struck by a Rail Runner train, Tierra Blanca Ranch, UNM, America's imagination
V.22 No.41 | 10/10/2013
Blackout Theatre Company
Zombie Outbreak Won’t Lower Chile Prices
But it will spook the bejesus out of you
Nights grow longer, drier, colder. Fall is upon us, and with it, a new and frightening October epidemic.
V.22 No.22 |
The Daily Word in Zumba prostitution, giant asteroid, hotel zombies
In the news: murder charges, Zumba instructor, Tres Lagunas fire, gigantic asteroid, its own moon, Prancercise, zombies, Amelia Earhart's plane
V.22 No.7 | 2/14/2013
The Daily Word in zombie alert, injured Gaga, V-day ads
In the news: Cibola High School student arrested, zombie attack, minimum wage, Pope Benedict XVI, Lady Gaga, disposable penis, stealing wallets, V-day Craigslist ads
V.21 No.40 | 10/4/2012
Webgame Wednesday: Infectonator 2
Halloween month is upon us, so we figured we'd spend October's Webgame Wednesday highlighting freaky, awesome horror-based video games. We start off on a high note with Infectonator 2. There's no greater joy than traveling the world, infecting people with a zombie virus and then watching flesh-eating monsters devour an entire city. Be sure and pick the pockets of all those cute, little dead people along the way so you can upgrade your army of the undead, making them longer-lived, more resistant to damage and, of course, more infectious. There are simply no words to describe how maniacally fun this game is. ... Oh, wait, yes there are: "Summon Zombie Kim Jong-Il."
V.21 No.30 | 7/26/2012
A toast to the end of the world
Or why getting drunk in the postapocalyptic landscape is the thing to do
John Bear reviewed Peter Heller's postapocalyptic novel The Dog Stars in this week's issue. It got me thinking about what life would be like if everything went to shit. Actually, it got me thinking about all the things I would enjoy doing if there were some sort of cataclysmic event that wiped out most of the population—be it the coming zombie apocalypse, the also-plausible vampire apocalypse, or any of the doomsday scenarios that religious zealots spew forth every year.
V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012
Webgame Wednesday: Zombie at the Gates
While not precisely a tower defense game, Zombie at the Gates does involve a tower and wave after wave of nasty attackers. The cartoon-colored undead hordes here aren't trying to destroy the tower, though. They're coming for you: a weapon-wielding king who just wants to escape. Your salvation lies in gathering resources (wood, wool, stone) and turning your castle into a floating escape pod. Upgrade weapons and such as quickly as possible, because you're going to need them. Don't forget your zombie-stunning stomp move--it's going to save your life many times over. Godspeed, little king.
V.21 No.18 | 5/3/2012
Midnight Movies: Juan of the Dead
Ever seen a Cuban movie? Ever seen a Cuban comedy? Ever seen a Cuban zombie comedy? I’m gonna go out on a limb and say the answer is “no” on all three of these questions. Well, we’re here to help. Alibi is, once again, sponsoring Midnight Movie Madness at Guild Cinema. This weekend’s crazy selection is Juan of the Dead, a winking horror parody about a Communist Cuba overrun with gut-munching zombies. It’s screening Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. and midnight. Be sure to bring your chainsaw and your copy of Mao’s Little Red Book.
V.21 No.15 | 4/12/2012
Webgame Wednesday: Organ Trail
Organ Trail could be the greatest game in existence right now. It's basically an exacting recreation of the oooooold school educational game Oregon Trail. Instead of trekking across the country in a covered wagon and fighting off marauding Indians, however, you'll now be trekking across the country in a station wagon fighting off gut-munching zombies. Other than the tweaked setting, it's the same, fondly remembered game so many of us grew up on. And yes, you can still die of dysentery. I got all the way to Portland without losing a single member of my party. (Hint: Save some bullets for the end ... you're gonna need 'em.)
V.21 No.2 | 1/12/2012
The Daily Word in danger on Lead, Kanye West inspiration and scotch in a can
In the news: St. Pius High, video diary, open manhole, 4,486, real-live sergeant, Michele Bachmann, iPhone app, Robert Frank, Kanye West, At the Iowa caucuses, the corpse of the Republican Party was wandering around Des Moines, hungry for brains, $30 million abstract painting, redundant, time holes, Code Red Velvet, advertisements, Vegan bodybuilders, buried city, Scotch in a can
V.20 No.51 | 12/22/2011
Webgame Wednesday: The Saddest Little Zombie
Writer Douglas Clegg and artist Glenn Chadbourne managed to combine zombies and Christmas with their morbidly endearing picture book The Saddest Little Zombie. Now you can play a video game version of the book. It's a simple "spot the difference" game, but the "point and click" interface is quite intuitive and the illustrations delightfully detailed. Who doesn't want a little mistletoe and intestines for the holiday? Ho, ho, ho! The horror. The horror.
V.20 No.45 | 11/10/2011
Webgame Wednesday: Discount Mayonnaise
Discount Mayonnaise doesn't give you a lot of clues as to what manner of game is behind the puzzling title. Boot up the game and you'll be greeted by a nice little cartoon art-inspired platform shooter in which you're asked to navigate a series of maze-like platforms, upgrade weapons, dispatch waves of enemies and ... SWEET ZOMBIE CHRIST, is that a gigantic worm chasing me!?! Discount Mayonnaise turns out to be a majorly high-pressure action title. Slacken your pace for even a second and you'll be swallowed by a giant worm straight out of Frank Herbert's nightmares. It's like being stuck in a zombie movie--while Godzilla is chasing you. Pump those crazy legs already and get shooting!
V.20 No.44 |
The Daily Word in Bjork, Girl Scout badges, zombie arrests and Grand Theft Auto
In the news: Tesla coils, Occupy Las Cruces protesters, locavore merit badges, this is all Rick Perry's fault, own property, spying on us, "Zombie march ends in arrests.", Severely creepy, this, frogs in your bagged salad, Sarcastic responses to well-meaning signs, prostitute, calendar wallpaper
V.20 No.43 |
The Daily Word in 7 billion people, a hunger striker, and some good zombie fun.
In the news: 7 billion, "7 billionth babies", hunger strike, Herman Cain, P Diddy, Joaquin Phoenix, giant pumpkin, Some more unique pumpkin carvings, throne of England, “real monsters”, grow a pineapple, final words, Yeti hair analysis, employees burn down, stealing a sandwich, makes me laugh, 15 pets who hold Guinness World Records, Parasite turns wasps into outsider zombie queens, paint your hand, phobia, Michael Landon
V.20 No.35 | 9/1/2011
Webgame Wednesday: Tea Party Zombies Must Die
I've been posting a lot of zombie games lately, but I'd be remiss if I didn't point out Tea Party Zombies Must Die. The title makes it pretty clear what the aim is here. In this first person shooter, you must navigate a series of settings--from campaign rallies to political headquarters to the Koch brothers' offices--dispatching shambling, brain-dead Sarah Palin worshipers. Needless to say, conservatives won't find this one the least bit funny. The graphics and gameplay are notably basic for this kind of thing, but taking a crowbar to a rotting corpse with an anti-Obama sign is oddly satisfying.
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