Gamers Mistake Riot for Zombie Apocalypse
By Halolz Senior E3 2010 Correspondent Mike Moore

E3 2010 Zombie ApocolypseMany gamers, upon leaving some E3 after parties Thursday night, were confused to find a large police presence out on the streets of LA. The swathes of police in riot gear, and the prevalence of police helicopters, led many of these gamers to conclude that a zombie outbreak had occurred. It is reported that some offered their services to the police, boasting their Left 4 Dead stats and skills.

“We weren’t really sure what they were talking about,” said one unnamed police officer about his experience with one group, “They seemed pretty drunk, and seemed harmless so we left them alone. Eventually they went away yelling about umbrella and looking for pills or something.”

Reports seem to indicate that most of these after parties had open bars, which possible led to the gamers’ mistake in understanding the situation.

Additionally from what we have been about to piece together the police presence was due to the winning of some sort of non-video game event which occurred at the Staples Center arena. This was the same location Activision used for their press conference a few days earlier. We have contacted Activision, and are waiting to receive word if the two events were in any way connected.

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Posted by Michael Moore on June 22, 2010 · 3:11 PM 
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67 Responses to “[ARTICLE] Gamers Mistake Riot for Zombie Apocalypse”

  1. Leo058 on June 22nd, 2010 3:16 pm

    …This can't be real… Mike, tell me you just made this up… please…

  2. CFW spplmj on June 22nd, 2010 3:22 pm

    this just in…. CARD GAMES ON MOTORCYCLES!!!!!

  3. Terpsichore on June 22nd, 2010 7:23 pm

    I hope they left in groups
    Cause if one of them fell down, they would not be able to get back up

  4. Alpar on June 22nd, 2010 7:34 pm

    Let's see them brag when they can pull off Shoryukens on burgulars.

  5. MrRaccoon on June 22nd, 2010 7:41 pm

    All is going according to the plan…
    What? What plan? What are you talking about? I'm not making riots or anything

  6. UltraSixtyFore on June 22nd, 2010 7:47 pm

    during the so called "zombie outbreak" pharmacies were looted for most of their pills.

  7. BlueChameleon on June 22nd, 2010 7:48 pm

    I went to a bar in the after parties. Ordered a molotov.

  8. Lordshadow on June 22nd, 2010 7:51 pm
  9. tveye on June 22nd, 2010 8:32 pm

    Francis hates misunderstandings.

  10. VideoGameGeek on June 22nd, 2010 8:39 pm

    After E3? Are you sure not during E3?


    "Hey, I'm Gabe Newell."

  11. VyseRogueKing on June 22nd, 2010 5:01 pm

    Yeah I often mistake a lot of things for signs of a zombie outbreak. Mass hysteria, riots, someone limping… creepy clowns at children's parties and/or carnivals. Particular the dark ones.

    Edit: Gentlemen, with this post I have reached 69p!

  12. AuraMaster on June 22nd, 2010 11:42 pm

    If this had actually happened, we all know what to do. Kill all sons-of-bitches. That's our 'ficial instructions.

  13. Caelun_Niveus on June 23rd, 2010 12:30 am

    Proof that the hardest part about a zombie apocalypse… will be pretending that none of us are excited about it.

  14. shadow649 on June 23rd, 2010 2:04 am

    If the zombie apocalypse happens I own this book so I can beat all the zombies with it.

    I recommend you to buy this book or a semi-automatic rifle, or a giant satellite laser beam.

  15. Warlord Senax on June 23rd, 2010 3:21 am

    NO U

  16. Anonymous_Anon on June 23rd, 2010 4:51 am

    Could it be talking about this?

  17. dimomarg on June 23rd, 2010 11:43 am

    The Cheezburger network? In my halolz? I thought the opposite is supposed to happen -.-

  18. Dom on June 23rd, 2010 8:58 am

    Seriously though, alot we gamers are screwed if the zombies apocalypse ever comes. 20% of us will die from just slamming a whole bottle of pain pills in one gulp, another 20% of us will die from getting swarmed by zombies after realizing that we don’t have magical never ending pistol ammo, another 20% will die because they startled the Witch by trying to erm….. “touch” her, and the rest of us will survive purely Driven by the hopes that HL2, Episode 3 might come out eventually.

  19. bootmax55 on June 24th, 2010 12:27 pm

    Epic picture is epic

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