Minecraft is a game that snuck up on the gaming community and set a wild fire bigger than the ones in California! Even though it's not even done and still in Alpha phase, reviewers are already reviewing it, and people are jumping on board. The game itself is based around a basic concept: survive, craft, build, conquer. You play the only man in the world who starts with nothing, during the day, it's safe and you can mine and harvest material, but at night, creatures come out, including Zombies...
Are you playing through Dark Souls and having flash backs to all those times you died in Demon Souls? IGN is here to help you with several tips and tricks on surviving. This guide shows you good spots to grind, what gift to pick for your character, and where to get the Sorcerer's Catalyst item that will allow you to cast magic in the game, even if you aren't a magic user.
Worried about a zombie apocalypse? Of course you are, we all are! This tongue in cheek video divulges the steps you'll need to take should zombies begin roaming the earth. Using clips from horror movies, this video shows you the right way to hide from zombies and even explains who you can trust. Learn what weapons work on zombies and how to cripple them and most importantly, destroy their brain! Nobody wants to get bitten by a zombie, learn how to escape, travel and even how to recognize if o...
Forget the rise of the machines. Tardigrades are set to outlive everything — even the bots. When the last echo of a whisper in a cell phone has long dissipated into space, the water bears will still be hanging out.
Call them what you will—moss piglets, water bears, or by their real name, tardigrade—but these intriguing tiny creatures can come back from the brink of death. They can survive boiling, deep freezing, UV radiation, completely drying out, and even a trip to space—without the benefit of being in a spacecraft.
This "How-to" is how to survive your first night on Minecraft. This is for new Minecraftians to Minecraft. The first thing you want to do is find wood. This is very essential to survive your first night. Then, you want to make wooden planks. To craft anything, press E or I. After that, there should be a 2x2 box at the top. Put two wooden planks on top of each other. If you did this right, there should b four sticks to the right. After that, you want to make a Crafting Table. To make a Craftin...
Aside from being completely adorable, Fijibot is a completely autonomous robot that automatically seeks out light sources to charge his solar-powered battery. He's built from a 1.5 liter Fiji water bottle, packed with an Arduino Uno, 6 volt solar panel, and an Arduino Proto Shield. His other parts are all off-the-shelf gear you could grab at RadioShack, while the wheels are from a discarded RC car. Fijibot isn't a particularly useful robot, but it's still fun to watch him navigate from light ...
News: This Chinese "Noah's Ark" Can Survive Earthquakes, Fire, 350-Ton Impacts—Even the Zombie Apocalypse!
No one likes to think about the possibility of natural disasters, but we all know they could happen at any time. Some of us are a little more paranoid than others, but wouldn't it be nice to know that you'd be protected if anything really crazy ever happened? Like the zombie apocalypse?
I don't know how many of you had this experience in your youth, but when I was a kid, I used to actively think about what would happen if I suddenly woke up in a fantasy land, or were to pass through a portal into another space and time. I knew it wouldn't really happen, but when you're a kid, these can be important issues to you. So I slept with my glasses on every night, just in case. Photo from George Pal's The Time Machine.
The months of constant snowfall and freezing temperatures seems endless once the excitement of the first snowfall fades, and you become weary of traversing black ice and other slippery streets.
News: 'The Book of Alien' Print Book Uses AR to Teach You How to Survive Xenomorphs & Facehuggers on Earth
The latest installment in the Alien movie franchise, Alien: Covenant, came out many months ago, and the fan day dedicated to the franchise, Alien Day, April 26, is long past. But for many Alien fans, Alien Day is every day. For those loyal members of the xenomorph-worshipping tribe, a new augmented reality-powered book has arrived to serve their science fiction needs until the next film is released.
In Minecraft, many people enjoy "Faction" aka "Raiding" multiplayer servers for their unique gameplay and survival aspect. Plus, it's always fun when you find a chest full of somebody else's free stuff.
No AC? Before you die of heatstroke, try these cool tricks. Use spicy food and wrist bands.
In the case of a biological or chemical attack, quick thinking can keep you safe. HOW TO SURVIVE advises moving cross wind out of the area, decontaminating, and minimizing contact with others in order in order to survive. Watch this video anti-terrorism tutorial and learn how to survive a biological or chemical attack.
Big predators pose a big threat unless you know what to do under attack. HOW TO SURVIVE advises making lots of noise, freezing when confronted, and playing defense in order to survive. Watch this video outdoor safety tutorial and learn how to survive an attack from a large predator, like bears or cougars.
When the mountaintop blows there's little time to waste, so HOW TO SURVIVE instructs you how to dodge falling debris, listen for a Lahar roar, steer clear of ash, and find shelter in order to survive. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to survive a volcano explosion.
Looking for a quick guide on how to withstand a Zerg raid when playing as a Terran in Starcraft 2? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this clip can present a step-by-step overview of an effective defense technique in about under twenty minutes. For more information, and to get started defending your own Terran base, watch this video guide.
Whether you, or someone you're with has been shot,stabbed, or are facing a life-threatening wound, HOW TO SURVIVE instructs you to lay down and be still, keep breathing, and control bleeding to stay alive. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to survive after being shot, stabbed or wounded.
Whether a house fire or a forest fire, when a blaze catches you off guard, you have precious little time to react. HOW TO SURVIVE outlines the best ways to get out safely! Watch this video tutorial and learn how to survive a fire, whether in the home or in the wilderness.
If your car goes careening into the water there are but a few ways to make it out alive and survive. Submerged vehicle crashes have a higher mortality rate than head on collisions. Don't die of drowning while trapped in a sinking vehicle. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to survive driving into water.
If you were lost in the woods tomorrow, would you know how to survive? In this video, Reggie Bennett from the Mountain Shepherd Survival School teaches us the skills for surviving in the wild. From how to start a fire to knowing which kinds of berries are safe to eat, this is the sort of info that it's vital to know in case of emergencies.
Domestic and foreign kidnapping is on the rise, and when in captivity, there are a few things that will keep you alive. Nearly 8,000 citizens are kidnapped each year, so while it may not feel like a likely possibility, protect yourself. Watch this video survival training tutorial and learn how to survive a kidnapping.
Out for a leisurely hike in the woods? Well, don't leave home without a few simple supplies or you could be facing a survival situation out-of-doors. Make sure to take supplies along with you, like a compass, but make sure you know how to use it. Watch this video outdoor safety video and learn how to survive a hiking trip in the woods.
How many floors can you fall in an elevator and still survive? Step one, lie down on the floor and step two, duck and cover your head.
This clip explains the necessary means to surviving the prison system in Chicago. Excerpted from "The Heart Broken in Half", an anthropological documentary about a Chicago street gang, the Latin Kings.
With the new screening protocols and their full body x-ray scanners, the TSA is taking constant criticism from unhappy travelers. Between the nude images the scanner produces and the awkward pat downs, air travel will never be the same. That's why it's important to make sure you're prepared for your flight and the TSA security checkpoints.
The tragedy of a falling elevator is not unheard of. This could happen to you at any time, and you will most likely not be expecting it. Who would step into an elevator if they had an idea it might plummet to the ground? The best thing you can do is be prepared. First you want to stay calm. Next you want to lie, belly down, on the elevator floor with your hands behind your head. Make sure you do not panic. This is crucial in times of crisis. When all is over, you'll notice that you're still a...
California is struck by earthquakes everyday, but the biggest ones, on average, appear every 150 years, just south of the San Gabriel Mountains. The last super-destructive earthquake in California was over 300 years ago, which could mean a long overdue Californian earthquake is on the horizon.
No matter how you cut it, slides are tons of fun. There are all types of slides, and while some are big and scary, many are not. Regardless of whether you are having a blast on some mellow slides or trying to set a world speed record on something large there are a few techniques which will help you ensure success. Watch below as Shane helps us out with some basic slide technique:
Learn how to detect zombies, avoid them, and use weapons like guns, bows, and swords to kill them in this free parody video about defending yourself against zombie attacks.
TVLesson has created a video on how to survive a hangover in two simple lessons, lesson one is drinking knowledge and preparation, and lesson 2 is drinking tips and hangover remedies. Lesson one breaks down what alcohol does to your body and how to prepare for heavy drinking. Lesson two breaks down what to do after you've had a lot to drink and that all you'll need to prevent yourself from having a bad hangover is patience, juices, ibuprofen, and a lot of rest. So if you're looking to prevent...
The video describes an easy way to survive an attack from someone in the street. When the assailant grabs your, your first reaction should be to guard against their initial blow. Then, punch them in the groin, grab them around there neck in a sleeper hold type move using your arm to wrap around the back of their head and/or neck. Proceed to knee them hard either in the stomach or groin, and then simply push them off of you presumably giving you enough time to run and escape.
This video details how to survive a knife threat from behind. When threatened from behind with a knife, do not attempt to move the body first, this will result in the attacker maintaining the capability to thrust the knife into the body. When threatened, place arms out and low in a submissive position, this is to be followed by moving the left arm backward in a sweeping motion to push aside the arm which is holding the knife. Once the arm is moved, turn the body and bring the elbow up into an...
In this tutorial, learn how to beat the fifth and final frontier in Fallout 3. This level is in space and you will need to take down the all-powerful Mothership Zeta and beat her alien protectors. Check out this clip from IGN to learn exactly how to beat this level and rule the new universe!
Ray Mears from the BBC demonstrates how to make a snow shoe and explains the vital importance of improvisation in making snow shoes. Any wood will work, as long as it is flexible. How far could you walk in deep snow?
Shaun of the Dead's Nick Frost faces an ornery alligator and learns a few useful tricks in the process.
Learn about how you lose heat in a wilderness survival situation. This is part one of a series on survival shelters and skills by Ron Hood of survival.com. Defeat heat loss by understanding how you lose heat, building shelter and a fire.
In this video, get real travel tips from a professional flight attendant. If you travel as much as a flight attendant does, you are bound to wind up in some horrible motels along the way. In this video, learn fleabag motel survival skills from a pro.
Know what to do before you find yourself tossed around by a raging river. Step 1: Wear your life jacket