Santa Clarita Diet Trailer: Drew Barrymore Is a Funny Zombie – WIRED

January 18th, 2017

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Drew Barrymore: Hollywood flower child, former Angel of Charlie, and now … zombie. In the new trailer for Netflix’s upcoming original series, Santa Clarita Diet, she plays a wife, mother, and real estate agent who finds herself turned into one of the
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Murderous Mickey: 'Zombie' Mice Triggered with Predatory Gene – Live Science

January 18th, 2017

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The next season of the hit TV show “The Walking Dead” could include “zombie” mice now that scientists know how to switch on the rodents’ predatory kill instinct. In a new study on mice’s brain circuitry, researchers isolated neurons that cue the

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Eating brains is good for your undead health in I, Zombie – Windows Central

January 18th, 2017

Zombies are still going strong in the Windows Store and I, Zombie is a challenging strategy game for Windows 10 PC where you get to lead a horde of Zombies in a quest to infect and turn humans into the Walking Dead.

Graphics are full of detail and dark colors that set the mood to that of a monster movie. Controls aren’t terribly difficult to get a handle on, but they do have a slight learning curve. Gameplay tests your strategy and stealth skills, not only to attack defenseless citizens but also to evade the armed soldiers patrolling for you.

I, Zombies does have a free trial version to let you try the game out before buying, with the full version running $2.49. Overall, it is a fun Windows 10 PC game to spend a little down time with.

Before we get into playing anything, a quick jump into the settings is required for PC gamers: manually adjust the game’s resolution to match your display, lest part of the playing field run off the screen.

Gameplay is spread out across 30 levels of play that are progressively unlocked. Each level has a maze of buildings you need to maneuver around to find citizens to attack and turn into Zombies. Each level also has a collection of armed soldiers who are patrolling the maze, searching for any Zombies that might be lurking about.

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Controls are keyboard or mouse based for the Windows 10 PC version. You can use the directional arrows to move your Zombie or you can click on the area of the game display to move there. To build up your Zombie army, you need to chase down the citizens and attack them. Once turned, they will follow your Zombie and help in the attacks.

Controlling the horde is also managed with keyboard or mouse commands. Commands include attack, stop and follow. These commands are handled with the A, S, D keys or you can right click on the horde to pull up on-screen options.

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Once gameplay begins, you need to stay out of sight of any soldiers. If they spot you or any members of your Zombie horde the begin to attack. It only takes a few hits from their rifles to put a Zombie down, so a tactical approach is needed. To add to the difficulty, the citizens are not going to just stand there and let you eat their brains. When they spot a Zombie, they run away in hopes of finding safety. Often you need to sneak up on these helpless citizens and ambush them. Just be careful if you give chase and run across a set of patrolling soldiers.

When you build up a horde of Zombies, you need to deal with those pesky soldiers. More times than not, the best course of action is to attack them with the horde and hope for minimal losses. It is probably best to keep your Zombie behind the horde to minimize the damage. You can afford to lose members of the horde, but if your Zombie goes down the game is over.

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The ultimate goal of I, Zombie is to turn all the humans into Zombies. Levels are timed, but the final score is based on how many Zombies survive. The more Zombies remaining in the horde, the more stars earned and you can advance to the next level of play.

The game experience with I, Zombie is good. Graphics offer plenty of detail and a slightly dark mood that is fitting for an adventure filled with the Walking Dead. Game controls can be a little overwhelming at first, but after the second level of play, they become more familiar and comfortable to use. Each level offers a nice difficulty level with citizens becoming more spread out and more roving patrols to elude.

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If I had to find something to complain about, it might be the small number of levels. Thirty levels are enough to keep you busy for a while, but it can also leave you wanting more too soon. Hopefully, the developer has more game levels in the works for I, Zombie.

The Windows 10 PC game does have a free trial version available, with the full version running $2.49. There is also an Xbox version of I, Zombie available for $3.99. I, Zombie offers a challenging test of your tactical abilities in leading the Zombie horde against humanity and overall, a fun time waster of a game.

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Zombie Musical Anna and the Apocalypse Begins Shooting in … – MovieWeb

January 17th, 2017

You know that zombie musical that everyone who loves zombie movies and TV shows has been asking for? Well, it is finally happening. Anna and the Apocalypse, a full-length zombie musical, is currently in the works and has started filming in Glasgow, Scotland.

The news comes courtesy of Screen Daily who are reporting that Anna and the Apocalypse is already underway. Filmmaker Ryan McHenry, who was probably best known for his viral short Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal, wrote the screenplay for the movie, which is based off the short he wrote and directed back in 2010 called Zombie Musical. Originally, Ryan McHenry was supposed to directed Anna and the Apocalypse but sadly, he died of cancer back in 2015 at the age of 27. John McPhail, who directed the 2016 rom-com Where Do We Go From Here, has taken over directing duties on the project. Here is how the movie is being described in the report.

“In the movie, a girl and her friends must fight, and sing, their way through a zombie invasion to reach the supposed safety of their school, not knowing if their parents and friends will still be alive when they get there.”

Ever since The Walking Dead took off back in 2010, zombies have been a hot ticket item in Hollywood. So, it was really only a matter of time before a zombie musical such as Anna and the Apocalypse actually happened, but it actually isn’t the first time a project of the like was conceived. Horror legend and zombie movie master George A. Romero was actually working on his own zombie musical at one point called Diamond Dead. The movie would have involved an 80s-style rock band who die in a freak accident and then make a deal to come back to life, who then rock the world as zombies. At one point, Ridley Scott’s production company Scott Free was going to produce the movie, but it never actually got off the ground.

Anna and the Apocalypse has a cast that is mostly filled out by relative unknowns, so it is hard to get a sense of how it could play out based on the onscreen talent alone. Ella Hunt (Our Robot Overlords) is playing the role of Anna and Paul Kaye, who is known for playing Thoros of Myr on Game of Thrones and has also appeared on Doctor Who a couple of times, is playing the villain named Savage. The other actors listed are Mark Benton, who is playing Anna’s father, as well as Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Ben Wiggins and Marli Siu.

There is no word yet on a release date for Anna and the Apocalypse, but the shoot is said to last for five weeks and since it has already started shooting, it hopefully won’t be all that long. It is pretty amazing that the idea of marrying zombies and music together onscreen hasn’t truly been revisited since Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video, but let’s just hope this is as cool as it potentially can be. To get an idea of what Anna and the Apocalypse might be like, you can check out Ryan McHenry’s Zombie Musical short for yourself below.

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Why are scientists so obsessed with studying zombies? | Popular … – Popular Science

January 14th, 2017

Scientists have used math to estimate how a zombie outbreak would play out, similarly to how we predict the spread of real diseases.

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'SG/ZH School Girl/Zombie Hunter' Reveals Weapons, Zombie Types & Costumes – Mobile & Apps

January 14th, 2017

D3 Publisher, the creator and developer of the game, released details about the weapons, zombie types, and DLC costumes in “SG/ZH School Girl/Zombie Hunter.”  ( KaitouGames/YouTube Screenshot )

Zombie shooting games are fun because they offer the feeling of thrill and action at the same time. D3 Publisher’s “SG/ZH” or “School Girl/Zombie Hunter” presents a different view of zombie-shooter games. The game revolves around schoolgirls as the title states. The game is also a survival game, where the players must utilize the weapons found or bought in the game to defend against zombies. There are types of zombies in the game with various strengths and abilities. It all depends on the quick thinking skills of the player to defend the base with their tactics and skills successfully.

Types of weapon and zombies

D3 Publisher also revealed about the weapons and zombie types that will be included in the game. Since “SG/ZH” or “School Girl/Zombie Hunter” is a third-person shooter, players will have the chance to see the characters they are using in the game. Gematsu revealed the screenshots of the zombie types including the weapons and traps in the game. Weapons include a rocket launcher, grenade, and trap wire. The rocket launcher and grenade can be used to cause massive damage to the zombies. The trap wire will sever the legs of the zombies that trip on it, making them crawl with slow movements for easier aim on the head.

Zombie types with different abilities

Zombie types make the “SG/ZH School Girl/Zombie Hunter” amazing because it tests the skills of each player. Zombie types are Male, Female, Policeman, Butcher, Centipede, Ceiling, and Hammer Zombies. Other types are Rotting Eggs that explode whenever any near entity gets close with it and Dieger, the largest and most dangerous zombie that will wreak havoc, if not stopped. The five girls are revealed in one post from Siliconera and they are cute. Each of the girls has different strengths in terms of weapons and skills, which is why players should choose wisely. “SG/ZH School Girl/Zombie Hunter” has been released in Japan today.

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Scientists Create Mind-Controlled Hunting Zombie Mice – Gizmodo

January 14th, 2017

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Flash one light, and the mouse goes on the prowl, zombielike, stalking any prey in its path. Flash another, and it delivers a killing blow with its teeth. The mouse doesn’t hunt out of hunger—scientists are in control.

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Those scientists were studying how the vertebrate brain controls hunting behavior, something that is not well-understood. They hypothesized that one part, the central nucleus of the amygdala, plays a key role. While omnivorous mice normally opt for plants over meat, the researchers found that they could turn their furry subjects into hunters, break their hunting behavior into a pair of simpler ones after a slew of experiments—and control those behaviors individually.

“Although we had some indications that the central nucleus of the amygdala could be important for hunting behavior, it hasn’t been observed before,” lead investigator Ivan de Araujo, an associate professor of psychiatry at Yale, told Gizmodo. “It was surprising to see how clear the results were.”

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The scientists first injected the specific brain region with an infectious virus containing a light-sensitive gene. Soon, the targeted neurons, or brain cells, began displaying that same light sensitivity. “We put a thin optic fiber into the head of the animal,” said de Araujo, and “in turn connected [it] to a blue laser source.” The neurons collected more positive charge in response to the blue light, and fired. “We could turn the neurons on and off based on our experimental design.”

The group realized that one circuit of neurons controlled prey pursuit, while another controlled the face and head muscles to deliver the killing blow. More importantly, the researchers could target both or just one of the two behaviors, biting or pursuing, thus breaking the complex hunting behavior into its basic parts. They published their results in the journal Cell today.

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Scientists not involved with the study were incredibly impressed with the robustness of the results—two people I spoke to used the phrase “tour-de-force.” “What I think is impressive about the paper is that they applied these really cutting edge tools in exactly the right ways in the right places,” said Bart Borghuis, assistant professor of anatomical sciences and neurobiology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. “Both the science and method is impressive.”

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Others agreed. “I thought it was a really excellent piece of work,” said Scott Sternson, a neuroscientist at the Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Virginia. “It was able to very elegantly dissect a complex behavior of prey capture in mice by precisely manipulating the different populations of neurons in a tiny part of the mouse brain.”

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I asked de Araujo how he thought this research could be applied to us humans, since we also have a central nucleus in our amygdala. While it hasn’t been demonstrated yet, he speculated that these regions might control hunting in humans as well. Most of us don’t need our hunting behaviors anymore since we don’t hunt for our food. But de Araujo thought that maybe some of our opportunistic feeding behaviors, like overeating, could be controlled by the same brain region. An experiment would need to prove that.

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De Araujo also cautioned that these brain centers don’t control aggression, so he wasn’t creating violent zombie mice. “It’s very specific to animals attacking things that are food,” he said. The mice didn’t harm other mice, but they did attack small, fake insects. So don’t expect to see world governments weaponizing an army of mind-controlled zombie mice any time soon.

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'SG/ZH School Girl/Zombie Hunter' Reveals Weapons, Zombie Types & Costumes – Mobile & Apps

January 13th, 2017

D3 Publisher, the creator and developer of the game, released details about the weapons, zombie types, and DLC costumes in “SG/ZH School Girl/Zombie Hunter.”  ( KaitouGames/YouTube Screenshot )

Zombie shooting games are fun because they offer the feeling of thrill and action at the same time. D3 Publisher’s “SG/ZH” or “School Girl/Zombie Hunter” presents a different view of zombie-shooter games. The game revolves around schoolgirls as the title states. The game is also a survival game, where the players must utilize the weapons found or bought in the game to defend against zombies. There are types of zombies in the game with various strengths and abilities. It all depends on the quick thinking skills of the player to defend the base with their tactics and skills successfully.

Types of weapon and zombies

D3 Publisher also revealed about the weapons and zombie types that will be included in the game. Since “SG/ZH” or “School Girl/Zombie Hunter” is a third-person shooter, players will have the chance to see the characters they are using in the game. Gematsu revealed the screenshots of the zombie types including the weapons and traps in the game. Weapons include a rocket launcher, grenade, and trap wire. The rocket launcher and grenade can be used to cause massive damage to the zombies. The trap wire will sever the legs of the zombies that trip on it, making them crawl with slow movements for easier aim on the head.

Zombie types with different abilities

Zombie types make the “SG/ZH School Girl/Zombie Hunter” amazing because it tests the skills of each player. Zombie types are Male, Female, Policeman, Butcher, Centipede, Ceiling, and Hammer Zombies. Other types are Rotting Eggs that explode whenever any near entity gets close with it and Dieger, the largest and most dangerous zombie that will wreak havoc, if not stopped. The five girls are revealed in one post from Siliconera and they are cute. Each of the girls has different strengths in terms of weapons and skills, which is why players should choose wisely. “SG/ZH School Girl/Zombie Hunter” has been released in Japan today.

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'SG/ZH School Girl/Zombie Hunter' Reveals Weapons, Zombie Types & Costumes – Mobile & Apps

January 13th, 2017

D3 Publisher, the creator and developer of the game, released details about the weapons, zombie types, and DLC costumes in “SG/ZH School Girl/Zombie Hunter.”  ( KaitouGames/YouTube Screenshot )

Zombie shooting games are fun because they offer the feeling of thrill and action at the same time. D3 Publisher’s “SG/ZH” or “School Girl/Zombie Hunter” presents a different view of zombie-shooter games. The game revolves around schoolgirls as the title states. The game is also a survival game, where the players must utilize the weapons found or bought in the game to defend against zombies. There are types of zombies in the game with various strengths and abilities. It all depends on the quick thinking skills of the player to defend the base with their tactics and skills successfully.

Types of weapon and zombies

D3 Publisher also revealed about the weapons and zombie types that will be included in the game. Since “SG/ZH” or “School Girl/Zombie Hunter” is a third-person shooter, players will have the chance to see the characters they are using in the game. Gematsu revealed the screenshots of the zombie types including the weapons and traps in the game. Weapons include a rocket launcher, grenade, and trap wire. The rocket launcher and grenade can be used to cause massive damage to the zombies. The trap wire will sever the legs of the zombies that trip on it, making them crawl with slow movements for easier aim on the head.

Zombie types with different abilities

Zombie types make the “SG/ZH School Girl/Zombie Hunter” amazing because it tests the skills of each player. Zombie types are Male, Female, Policeman, Butcher, Centipede, Ceiling, and Hammer Zombies. Other types are Rotting Eggs that explode whenever any near entity gets close with it and Dieger, the largest and most dangerous zombie that will wreak havoc, if not stopped. The five girls are revealed in one post from Siliconera and they are cute. Each of the girls has different strengths in terms of weapons and skills, which is why players should choose wisely. “SG/ZH School Girl/Zombie Hunter” has been released in Japan today.

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'SG/ZH School Girl/Zombie Hunter' Reveals Weapons, Zombie Types & Costumes – Mobile & Apps

January 13th, 2017

D3 Publisher, the creator and developer of the game, released details about the weapons, zombie types, and DLC costumes in “SG/ZH School Girl/Zombie Hunter.”  ( KaitouGames/YouTube Screenshot )

Zombie shooting games are fun because they offer the feeling of thrill and action at the same time. D3 Publisher’s “SG/ZH” or “School Girl/Zombie Hunter” presents a different view of zombie-shooter games. The game revolves around schoolgirls as the title states. The game is also a survival game, where the players must utilize the weapons found or bought in the game to defend against zombies. There are types of zombies in the game with various strengths and abilities. It all depends on the quick thinking skills of the player to defend the base with their tactics and skills successfully.

Types of weapon and zombies

D3 Publisher also revealed about the weapons and zombie types that will be included in the game. Since “SG/ZH” or “School Girl/Zombie Hunter” is a third-person shooter, players will have the chance to see the characters they are using in the game. Gematsu revealed the screenshots of the zombie types including the weapons and traps in the game. Weapons include a rocket launcher, grenade, and trap wire. The rocket launcher and grenade can be used to cause massive damage to the zombies. The trap wire will sever the legs of the zombies that trip on it, making them crawl with slow movements for easier aim on the head.

Zombie types with different abilities

Zombie types make the “SG/ZH School Girl/Zombie Hunter” amazing because it tests the skills of each player. Zombie types are Male, Female, Policeman, Butcher, Centipede, Ceiling, and Hammer Zombies. Other types are Rotting Eggs that explode whenever any near entity gets close with it and Dieger, the largest and most dangerous zombie that will wreak havoc, if not stopped. The five girls are revealed in one post from Siliconera and they are cute. Each of the girls has different strengths in terms of weapons and skills, which is why players should choose wisely. “SG/ZH School Girl/Zombie Hunter” has been released in Japan today.

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