It’s Our Last Day On Earth. What Are You Going To Play?

It’s Our Last Day On Earth. What Are You Going To Play?

Today is the Rapture, according on one Harold Camping, a minister who sounds like Vincent Price and looks like a pickle in a deep fryer. All the Christians will be spirited to heaven, while the rest of us will be left to suffer the tribulations of the coming apocalypse. Babylon Surf City, let’s go!

But let’s say today’s your last day to game. Maybe you’re going to get sluiced up into heaven when God sticks his spirit straw into the atmosphere and slurps up the dregs of his believer smoothie. Or maybe you’re going to die tomorrow in the first of many torments to be visited on the earth. Either way you’ve got 12, maybe 18 hours to game. What’s your poison?

Revisit an old favourite? That’s my jam. I’d try to find those guys running an old Tribes server and get in a few games of CTF. Then maybe sneak in an hour of Yoshi’s Island somewhere. We were talking about it last night and Owen said he’d rather spend his time playing a game he’d never gotten around to before. I would be afraid I’d hate something new.

An MMO would be lovely. Lots of chatting, emotes as the lava frogs rain from the sky. (IRL, I mean. That’s not a spell.) Or maybe Team Fortress 2. Think of the hats! Everyone would be sharing hats.


  • Well,actually Australians get an extra day to game, the American date is the 21st, which makes the Aussie rapture tomorrow, if you believe in that type of stuff though.

    • Actually, Camping has said that the rapture will occur at 5:45-6pm in each timezone. So we actually get to experience the rapture earlier than most of the world! Except for the part where it’s not actually going to happen.

  • I would hit up Diablo 2, ive played that game several times but I have never been able to finish it, so 18 hours to play a game I could finish it within that time. Then I shall welcome the rapture *laughs hysterically*

    Excellent article topic btw

  • One major flaw with these doomsday predictions. They always seem to be focused around one specific time – these preachers seem to forget about something called “time zones”. Not all of us live in the same friggin place. Are we to say that God runs on American time?

  • Man, I’d probably fire up some Homeworld. Too bad I lost my Total Annihilation discs… I’d just go skirmish on TA and spam bombers on an island map. Or maybe battleships supported by subs and sub killers. Oh what a lovely game it was.

  • So when this does not happen what than?

    I don’t know about you guys, but being left below to fight demons kinda sounds a lot like Doom. So I guess if he’s right we’ll all be playing Doom, I’m gonna go buy me a chainsaw from Bunnings today.

    Also note my Birthday is on the 22nd, It would be really inconvienent if the World ended before I got my cake. And don’t tell me the cake is a lie

    • The last time he predicted the end of the world (in ’93 I think), he said he made a math error after a week or so of hiding from all the pointing and laughing. I suspect the same will happen again. Lets just say I don’t expect a fraud peddler to say anything that might ruin the next scam

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