January 29, 2009

Odds n' Ends

A round up of zombie-related news hitting the web

  • Want to rip through the streets in a convertible while slaughtering the undead? Ben Krotin from 1988 Games is banking on it. GamePro.com has an interview with Ben Krotin about the upcoming Wii-exclusive multiplayer game Zombie Massacre, in which four players can put the top down and tear up the road in what is described as House of the Dead meets Crazy Taxi. My question: When will we get Cadillacs and Dinosaurs vs. Zombies?
  • In other Wii zombie news, D3Publisher is set to release the intriguingly titled Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers [info and screen shots via Worth Playing]. To promote the game, which already has a following in Japan, G4TV.com has hosted four viral live-action shorts that illustrate how Hot Chicks Hate Zombies . . . . and don't tip well.

  • Io9.com is spotlighting work by artist Dan LuVisis, who produced several pieces of concept art in an attempt to get work as an artist on Marc Forster's film adaptation of Max Brooks' World War Z. LuVisis' images depict the fateful Battle of Yonkers in loving, gory detail. I09.com also has an interview with the artist and showcases some of his other work. I assume the snowboarding androids are not for World War Z.
  • Finally, The Daily Green poses a truly intriguing question. What Scares You More, Global Warming or Zombies? Writer Brian Clark Howard comments on how concern for the environment is declining in American public opinion in the wake of the worsening economy. You can, however, take a poll at The Daily Green and choose what scares you most, and one of the options is the Zombie Apocalypse. I think you know what the one true answer is.
EDIT: As of this posting, The Daily Green's poll shows the majority of votes (58%) place the Zombie Apocalypse as the most frightening option, trumping the economy, global warming, energy supply security, decline in moral values / reality tv, and the singularity.