Prepare-aphernalia: Video Game Armor

We often talk about preparedness and readiness around here, with the realistic (earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes) and the not-so-realistic (zombies, vampires, velociraptors). The idea is if you are prepared for something out of fantasy and fiction, you will also be ready for reality. … but… what if you are a video game space marine dropped behind enemy lines, planets away from resupply and reinforcements? This is a popular scenario behind such games as Halo, Gears of War, Metroid, Borderlands, Mass Effect(and a list that could easily fill this entire post).

Increasingly these characters are being portrayed with massive battle armor, yet no backpacks or supply kits. Where do they store their food and other survival essentials? Dorkly has taken on the challenge of imagining what might be inside of the hulking armor featured in the newly released Gears of War 3;

What would you keep in your armor? Personally, medkits are great and all but I prefer the armor in Halo and Fallout that provide motivational conversation within post-apocalyptic landscapes.


  • I have to admit, that as silly as it seems some sort of amusement like Uno definitely seems like a survival essential! To tide the time, help people focus, and get out of the shock/worry. Personally, I use my car as a survival kit – including a copy of Apples to Apples! Not only to survive natural disasters, but also the occasional awkward family/friend reunions…

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