The lines allegedly about Hitler are especially chilling: “From the depths of the West of Europe / A young child will be born of poor people” who “by his tongue… seduce a great troop.” Again, though, Nostradamus's wording is always vague and can pretty much be applied to a lot of catastrophic historical events.
He apparently also wrote, “Fathers and mothers dead of infinite sorrows / Women in mourning, the pestilent shemonster: / The Great One to be no more, all the world to end.” He also allegedly threw in a famine and a couple of asteroids smashing into earth.
Some believe he predicted COVID-19 when he wrote, “There will be a twin year from which will arise a queen who will come from the east and who will spread a plague in the darkness of night, on a country with 7 hills and will transform the twilight of men into dust, to destroy and ruin the world. Plus, experts aren't exactly alarmed by Nostradamus's apocalyptic prophecies anyway, especially with the mention of plagues.
The past year has been a tumultuous one for the whole world which started with bushfires across Australia, a global pandemic and international protests about the Black Lives movement. As we enter the new year, many countries are still under national lockdowns and strict restrictions because of the ongoing Covid-19 situation.
The Mayans predicted that the world would end on June 21st, 2012 (later changed to December 21st, 2012) which didn’t happen. But historians and experts have warned that some of Nostradamus’ apocalyptic predictions such as plagues were very common during his time.
A lot of social media users have taken to Twitter to share their reactions to the apocalyptic theories going on the internet. The French astrologer, whose real name was Michel de Nostredame, made a series of predictions in his book Les Prophecies in 1555.
Nostradamus wrote 100 years before the Great Fire: “The blood of the just will commit a fault at London, Burnt through lightning of twenty threes the six: Nostradamus infamously predicted the Great Fire of London (Image: GETTY)As such, over the course of hundreds of years, at least a few are bound to come into fruition with the meaning of the philosophers' words interpreted differently after the event took place.
This is one of the greatest fears of humanity, inspired by a bulk of Hollywood movies, and scientists do believe a zombie outbreak could happen. While it would be impossible to believe the dead would rise and feed on the living, experts do think that a parasite could affect the brain or a virus could evolve.
Already it is believed half of humans around the world have a dormant version of the parasite on their brains in the form of harmless cysts. Beware of Toxoplasma Gandhi (Image: GETTY)A study from several years ago from the University of California revealed the parasite is more powerful than previously thought.
Wendy Ingham, who was involved in the study, said the team tested the parasite on mice which were ultimately unfazed by the presence of a predator once infected. She warned toxoplasma was dangerous: “The idea that this parasite knows more about our brains than we do, and has the ability to exert desired change in complicated rodent behavior, is absolutely fascinating.
From flagship console exclusives like God of War: Ragnarök and Halo Infinite to third-party blockbusters like Far Cry 6 and Hogwarts Legacy, there’s a lot to look forward to in 2021. Release Date : March 19 | Platform(s) : PS5Developer House marque, known for excellent twin-stick shooters like, is stepping into a new genre with Return.
The PS5 exclusive will take advantage of the system’s SSD and 3D audio, as well as the controller’s adaptive triggers and haptic feedback. With It Takes Two, the studio aims to build on its established formula of blending co-op gameplay with engaging storytelling.
Release Date : March 26 | Platform(s) : SwitchCapcom’s next Monster Hunter is a Nintendo Switch exclusive with a focus on verticality. Release Date : “Early” 2021 | Platform(s) : PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, MobileRoller Champions is a free-to-play, roller-derby-inspired sports game.
The turn-based RPG allows you to control a party of League heroes, such as Miss Fortune, Million, Baum, Yahoo, HRI, and Pike. Release Date : May 21 | Platform(s) : PS5, PCDeathloop is a stylish first-person action game from Arcane Studios, the makers of Dishonored and Prey.
Death loop is a timed console exclusive on PS5 that will take advantage of the Danseuse controller’s unique features. The next installment in Ubisoft’s open-world franchise takes players to the totalitarian island nation of Yard amidst a revolution.
Yard is ruled by dictator Anton Castillo, played by Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, The Mandalorian). After a detour into asymmetrical multiplayer with Evolve, Turtle Rock is returning to its co-op roots with a new (yet very familiar) take on four-player zombie -killing action.
This promising MMO, however, has “come a long way,” according to our latest New World preview, and will finally be released in Spring 2021. Release Date : Holiday 2021 | Platform(s) : Battlefield is set to return in late 2021 with the series’ first new entry since Battlefield 5 in 2018.
Developer DICE will “deliver a true next-gen vision for the franchise,” according to EA, “with never before seen scale.” Further details will be revealed next spring. The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions will “take full advantage of the latest hardware,” according to Rock star, with technical, visual, and performance upgrades.
A standalone version of GTA Online will also be released in the second half of the year, and it will be free for PS5 players during its first three months. Forbidden West sees Ally journey across the western United States, from Utah to San Francisco.
Despite also coming to PS4, the next-gen version of Forbidden West is being built from the ground up to take advantage of the PS5 feature set,” according to Sony. Release Date : 2021 | Platform(s) : Xbox Series X|S, Xbox Goethe popular PC shooter comes to consoles for the first time in 2021 as Crossfire X. Crossfire developer Smile gate is handling the multiplayer component, while the single-player story is being developed by Remedy (Control, Alan Wake).
Evil Dead will feature characters and locales from the franchise’s movie and TV history, including the infamous cabin in the woods. Release Date : 2021 | Platform(s) : PS5, PCT he next game from horror legend Shinji Miami and Tango Game works is set in a “realistic but original version of Tokyo” where most people have vanished.
Unlike the studio's previous work on The Evil Within, Ghostwrite: Tokyo isn’t strictly a horror game ; it's an action-adventure with “elements of survival.” It's launching as a timed console exclusive on PS5. Santa Monica Studio has yet to reveal any details beyond its 2021 release window, though Ragnarök is expected to continue the journey of Rates and Atreus.
Release Date : 2021 | Platform(s) : Switch Travis Touchdown was originally set to return in 2020, but like several other games this year, No More Heroes 3 was delayed due to COVID-19 19-related development issues. Release Date : 2021 | Platform’s): “Consoles,” Open Roads is the next narrative adventure from Gone Home and Tacoma developer Fulbright.
Keri Russell (The Americans) and Kaitlyn Never (Book smart) lend their voices to Opal and Tess, a mother-daughter duo on a road trip “to discover what has been left behind in evocative places forgotten to time.” Release Date : 2021 | Platform(s) : PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PCT he eighth mainline Resident Evil continues the story of Ethan and Mia Winters that began in RE7: Biohazard.
Release Date : 2021 | Platform(s) : PCT he next Shadow Warrior adventure sees protagonist Lo Wang and sidekick Orchid Villa embark on a quest to “recapture an ancient dragon they unwillingly unleashed from its eternal prison.” As noted in Shadow Warrior 3 preview, it plays like a satisfying blend of Doom and Duke Nuke (plus a samurai sword). However, it appears 2021 is the year we’ll finally be able to dive into the vampire faction wars of Hard suit Labs’ bloody version of Seattle.
You’ll create your own character, go through the Sorting Ceremony, and journey into developer Avalanche Software’s version of 1800s Hogwarts. Jordan is a freelance writer for IGN whose most anticipated games of 2021 are Halo Infinite, Resident Evil Village, and Open Roads.
The focus of the Zombie Apocalypse Medicine Alliance preventing all forms of control by outside forces through various medical and psychological means. “ Zombie Apocalypse Medicine (ZAM) is a theoretically grounded approach to understanding and treating disease in extreme conditions.
These conditions include post-disaster environments, challenging ecological settings such as high altitude and freezing, social conditions characterized by mind control and manipulation and scenarios characterized by highly contagious infectious disease. While all of that sounds sophisticated and futuristic, Antipas warns that disasters, highly contagious infections and mind control are already here and can easily reach modification levels.
From microbes hijacking behavior, to humans influencing each other, to our brains being taken over by social media, we talk about why modification happens, why we are susceptible to it, and what we can do about it. Like a good Scout, she gave AFP some other cheap and easy ways to be prepared for the zombie apocalypse.