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At first I was going to ask what drugs you were on and if I could have some, but then I scrolled down a bit further and saw that whatever it was, it also makes you fantasize about “Saved By the Bell” reunions. I think I’ll just say no. :)

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I think it would be unfortunate to find out that this infection can be cured, and the people in L4D that I’ve mercilessly gunned down could have been saved.

Or, like what this crazy guy thinks:
http://objectiveministries.org/zounds/gaming.html
The undead or in fact the resurrected bodies of the Saved, and I’m doing the Devil’s work by slaughtering God’s children.

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Lister Sage said on January 28th, 2009 at 9:38 am

chenry: Yes, because God’s plan all along has been to set up the ultimate zombie movie for himself by using the Apocalypse to turn the dead into flesh hungry zombies. Religious nuts, I tell ya.

And now my mind is thinking that that could make an interesting plot twist in a zombie story. “Why are there zombies?” “God.”

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You know, I always figured they went with “infected” instead of Zombie because the infected go down without headshots (fast zombies already having been established in the Dawn of the Dead remake). But the “mutated” infected do suggest some sort of supernatural agent.

Anyway, isn’t the beeping thing used already in Land of the Dead when the zombies are distracted by fireworks? The infected in the game are attracted to the gun flashlights, so maybe it’s actually the flashing lights on the pipebomb, not the beeping.

(For an extensive discussion on what military weapons are effective against the undead see Max Brooks’ books on the subjects. Explosives are counterproductive because they 1. don’t produce hydrostatic shock in dead flesh 2. are unlikely to result in a brain-destroying injury and 3. might emit contaminated shrapnel that could possibly infect friendlies.)

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I’ll remember if I ever get around to making a video game to include the Elephant Stampede powerup.

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Sage Freehaven said on January 28th, 2009 at 11:38 am

You and Flapjacks have the most interesting conversations, MGK.

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chenry: I think objectiveministries.org is a spoof site. (objective.jesussaves.us definitely was.)

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I’ll buy Left 4 Dead if they give me stampeding elephants.

And you know, Sage is right. You guys need to put one of them on YouTube or something.

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So, are you guys dating yet?

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Explosives are counterproductive because they 1. don’t produce hydrostatic shock in dead flesh 2. are unlikely to result in a brain-destroying injury and 3. might emit contaminated shrapnel that could possibly infect friendlies.

I think Brooks was underestimating the degree of damage capable of being caused by a grenade or – better still – a mortar or RPG. Against singular individuals a shotgun or crowbar is decidedly more productive. But explosives can take out limbs with ease. And you don’t necessarily have to kill the undead/infected adversaries. Simply rendering them unable to walk is often sufficient if you just plan to run away anyway.

There is definitely an issue concerning propelled body matter, but that’s an ongoing risk whether or not you use explosives. You think caving a zombie’s head in with a fireman’s axe isn’t going to toss around a little blood and infected brain matter?

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Sheepshifter said on January 28th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Damn it, if I hadn’t already put my Yearbook quotes in, I’d use something from this article. I wish I had awesome conversations like this with my friends.

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Unable to walk is meh, but unable to walk, but still able to crawl is very bad. Heck, still able to chomp is bad. I mean, standing Zeds are an obvious target. Crawling and downed Zeds…

Worse than land mines.

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Gah! Like those frakking crawling zombies in Resident Evil that chomp me every single gol darn time I go by them — EVEN IF I KNOW THEY ARE THERE!!

(Mainly because the controls in RE are ass, but that’s a different rant.)

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See! Mr. Jacks is the ball and MGK is wall off which he may bounce…

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But what if the elephants became infected? Then what, smart guy?

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Then you get the mice.

And if the mice get infected: Who cares. They can’t do uch anyway.

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This is one of the funniest things I have ever read. I do not regret reading this instead of doing last minute cramming for my test in 44 minutes.

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Constantinople said on January 30th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

I wouldn’t mind seeing Nelson Mandela take on a Zombie horde. Someone could edit the L4D models and skins and make a celebrity edition; Nelson Mandela, Bruce Campbell, Mr. T and… er, damn, what woman do you think would thrive in a Zombie Invasion?

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Margaret Thatcher

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As to explosives being dangerous in a zombie apocalypse.

in l4d it is established that the characters are immune to the infection, so getting some shrapnel with blood on it isn’t going to turn them into zeds.

other than that it was a decent post.

collin

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