Here’s the thing about the apocalypse: You don’t know when it’s coming. It’s an obvious truth, yet it’s what grants the apocalypse narrative endurance. The Apostle Paul warned the Thessalonians that destruction will come like a “thief in the night.” Even as prophecies go, Paul’s is particularly devastating, his…
Not all religions believe the world is going to end, but those that do rarely believe it's going to end pleasantly. Instead, most religions focus on the war, pain, death and general discomfort caused by the apocalypse. Here are six religious "end of days" scenarios we wouldn't mind being incorrect.
Could this be humanity's last century on the planet? Of course! Here are seven scientifically plausible ways that our species might die out sooner rather than later.
I love it when people take boring, everyday objects and use them to make art. And what's more artsy than turning your house into a Roomba dance party?
Two games dependent on physical toys that interface via magical portals? Of course it's tempting the drop a Skylander down on the Infinity base to see what happens, but we don't. Not if we want happiness to survive.
Today's new trailer for the upcoming and final Call of Duty: Black Ops II expansion, Apocalypse, once again shows why the world would benefit from an old World War I trench warfare planes-and-blimps-and-giant-robot Call of Duty. Just look at this GIF we pulled from it!
We want it. We have to have it. Our desire for it burns like the heat of a thousand suns, but what would happen if Nintendo did make a Pokemon MMO? Gaming humor site Dorkly may be on to something here. I doubt even Valve's Gabe Newell could save us.
Mood is such an important thing in a nuclear apocalypse; a detail that is so easy to forget. That’s something that’s painfully palpable in the first hour of Metro: Last Light
Oh those lovely hometowns, starting villages... Their peaceful and harmonious atmosphere ensures that there's nothing to worry about; our journey is yet to begin. And then suddenly, it's all gone, leaving behind nothing but dust. And sometimes a bit of fire.
Post-apocalyptic worlds in video games don't necessarily have to be grimdark, depressing or colorless. There are many fine examples where the game's design either moves beyond these tropes, or develops them to perfection. We have collected a few of them below.
Maybe it's because Little Inferno doesn't present the side of Armageddon that we're used to seeing in games, but you might not even pick up on its apocalyptic storyline. Yet as I burned prize after prize in my Little Inferno Entertainment Fireplace, a thought tugged at the back of my mind: why am I doing this?
Waking up this morning is going to be extra awkward for some people.
You have one final minute left to live before the Mayan Apocalypse in this Twine game. What will you do with it?
If the Earth did not perish in a rain of fire or a collision with the shadow planet Nubira or whatever today, you can thank the gang at DICE. They resolved a potentially catastrophic crash by patching the PC version of Battlefield 3 just in time.
The end of the world is nigh, right? That's what we're told at least.
Remember to charge your phones and tablets and stock up on chargers before midnight Mayan time, in case you survive.
Those poor Mayans. All this time we've been pointing to their broken calendar with anxiety and dream, when we really should have been pointing at completely plausible alien-based religion created by a science fiction author. Do you think there'll be Tom Cruise? Oh yeah, there'll be Tom Cruise.
As you may be aware, there's a belief that the Mayans predicted the end of the world this month. They didn't. But just the thought of the apocalypse has people dreaming up ways they're going to meet the end of days.
Most pop-culture apocalypses crank up the volume, right?
Whether it's alien invasions or natural disasters, the end of civilization as we know it tends usher in a whole lot of noise pollution. So, the palpable silence left by mankind's near-extinction happens so quietly is one of the best things about The Massive.