One of the main reasons December 2012 is linked with a number of doomsday predictions is that many people believe the “Mayan calendar” ends in December of 2012 and they think that was the Maya’s way of predicting the end of the world.
By now, most people have probably heard that the Maya didn’t believe the world was going to end in 2012. But, if the Maya didn’t believe doomsday was coming with the end of their calendar, then why do so many people think they did? What is the origin of this doomsday belief?
The origins of this myth read like an academic soap opera and a conspiracy to manipulate the public for profit that has been building up for over 1,000s of years. Several factors throughout history have perpetuated the myth. To understand them, we need to go back to the … Read More »
The terms “Armageddon” and “apocalypse” have become synonymous with the end of the world. They have been used to describe various earth-destroying events brought on by some form of natural disaster, or an interstellar object colliding with the earth, or even a horde of rampaging zombies. The term apocalypse, however, is derived from the Greek word “apokalupsis,” which doesn’t mean global annihilation, but instead means a prophetic disclosure or a “revelation.” The source of the term Armageddon reveals that its intended meaning is tied to a specific set of circumstances that lead not to end of the earth itself, but to the large-scale destruction of mankind.
What is Armageddon?
The concept of Armageddon originated from Christian theology, so the details of its meaning are inseparable from the Christian prophesy that inspired it and must be considered within that context. The term comes … Read More »
Horror video games have been around on consoles since the Atari with titles such as Beast Busters back in 1989. Through time they have changed drastically. There have been very successful titles such as Resident Evil, F.E.A.R., and Dead Space. More recently publisher Deep Silver released Dead Island which had one of the best trailers for a video game I had ever seen. This was the first game in a long while that was centered around zombies. Although the trailer was great, I was not impressed by the gameplay. The Last of Us will hopefully leave a better impression.
This year at E3 a new video game centered around zombies was showcased. It is titled The Last of Us. The game will be a Playstation 3 exclusive. The publisher, Naughty Dog, has never dissapointed with any other video game titles that … Read More »