I’ve always been a fan of Metallica, although the last 3-4 CDs before their latest (Death Magnetic) were not that good and that’s saying it nicely. Their newest video for "All Nightmare Long" is extremely cool and harkens back to their first video "One".

In their video, Russians find a Zombie creating spore and unleash it on America in the late 1940’s. It’s a cool story concept and the last minute of the video is extremely creepy. I would definitely watch a feature lenght version of this story.


The Outbreak is billed as an interactive experience. It’s an online Choose Your Own Adventure novel and after playing it, I’d say it’s done perfectly.

You watch short clips of a film (this one is about a Zombie outbreak) and every 30-seconds to one-minute, you are presented with a choice. The interface is done very well and the breaks between choosing and playing the next scene are almost seamless.

If you’re like me and you make the wrong choice (lots of times), there is a tree-view that lets you see all the chapter points you’ve selected. It colors successful choices blue and failures as red. One successful choices can (and does) lead to multiple dead ends.

Again, it’s really well done. The visuals are professional looking (a bit graphic – it’s Zombies) and the web interface is perfect.

Check out http://www.survivetheoutbreak.com/ and try it your self.