Tip of the week: Taking out Zombies

Zombies—they will stop at nothing to knock you off track and slow you down. If it is one thing that our rival teams, the Dragons and the Scorpions can agree on, it is that these undead pests can prove to be somewhat of a nuisance when they invade the racetrack. So whether you are the most skilled Driver or the newest of newbies, these tips will help you deal with those pestering Zombies!

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You can eliminate Zombies with powerful attacks, quick attacks, or just by running them over—whatever your style may be.

Powerful attacks have a big blast radius that packs a hefty punch to damage Zombies. Use this attack to break up larger groups of Zombies or to take down bigger Zombie foes. Is there a Zombie mob blocking your way? No problem—you can clear your way through! Just be careful. Since this attack involves less ammo and has a longer reloading time, accuracy is key.

A Quick attack does exactly what its name involves—it quickly fires ammo to keep our enemy Zombies back. This attack may deal less damage on the enemy, but these weapons hold more ammo, so missing a target or two will not cost you. Be sure to keep moving when you attempt to clear out a large horde. Since you will be shelling out less damage, you will want to make a quick escape if you become surrounded.

Finally, you can live life on the edge and wield your vehicle as weapon! Simply push the pedal to the metal and mow down Zombies by running them over. It may take a little longer to power through a group of Zombies, but you will be able to make a quick getaway if you need to and it is simply fun!

Now you are prepared to survive a Zombie attack. Keep up your speed and stay on the move. Get out there and keep that Zombie infestation under control.

Tip of the Week: Ammo Packs

Whether you’re simply cruising around the Combat Zone or taking on Zombies and rival racers to be King of the Hill, ammo is the one thing that every EMD racer cannot do without. After all, you never know when you might encounter one of those zealous zombies that might have slipped passed our gates.

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To stay on top of your game and keep your health levels up to help you and your team reign supreme, stop by The Armory! Any top players will tell you that being equipped with the best gear and weapons for your car is the key to success around EMD. But before making your ammo purchases, you might want to pay special attention to your options.

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For our latest Tip of the Week, we’re cluing everyone into what most of our top racers might already know about, The Armory’s Ammo Packs! To make sure that you’re never caught off guard, you’re able to use your coins or turbo bucks to by ammo in sets of 10, 20, and 50! With these options, it doesn’t make much sense to outfit your car in any other way. Load up your car with some of these options now!

Wrench’s Fun Fact: Benefits of Racing Games

Did you know that all the exciting practices you had on the racing circuit actually preps you for the real world? Find out how your Eat My Dust gaming experience can help you develop psychologically and physically, while having tons of fun at the same time!

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Research has shown that players of racing games experience a thrill and fulfillment that they cannot experience in real life. The excitement helps you relieve stress and it keeps you in a happy mood. The joy of winning in a competition gets your heart rate up, which affects your brain activity positively.

Racing games are also a great way to get you prepped for your driving lessons in real life. Although we should never mix up reality with the make-believe world in Eat My Dust, car games makes you a more attentive and cautious person when you are behind the wheel.

Finally, car games can also improve your hand-eye coordination. Since games like Eat My Dust requires you to maneuver with precision and make judgments within a split second, you need utmost concentration and determination to win and excel in the game.

See for yourself the positive influence of car racing games by logging into Eat My Dust today, and experience the exhilarating competition first-hand!

Famous Race Track Series #2: Nürburgring

For our last Famous Racetrack Series, we talked about the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which hosted specialized Indy 500 cars. This month, let us learn a little bit more about a track, located in one of the countries that produced some of the most worldly renowned and superbly engineered cars – Germany.  Located 120 kilometer northwest of Frankfurt, Germany, the Nürburgring is nicknamed as “The Green Hell”, being one of the most demanding and difficult purpose-built racing circuits in the world. With a total distance of more than 17 miles and 170 corners, winning a race here will put your name among the greatest drivers in the world.

Photo by MRC Imagery

Photo by MRC Imagery

More commonly dubbed as “The Ring”, this track was built in 1927 as a government project, but it transitioned into an adventurous destination for professional and aspiring drivers alike.

The racetrack has undergone extensive renovation over the years, but it remains as one of the most legendary places for motorsports, housing grand prix winners and champions from around the world.

Wrench’s Fact: Solving the Ancient Egyptian Mystery

The devouring sand storm is coming and you are caught up in an intense competition against your opponents in Eat My Dust. What can you do to maneuver through the dangerous obstacles and dodge the cunning attacks from your opponents? Wrench has a few pointers to help you reveal the secrets of this hidden racetrack of Land of Ra in Ancient Egypt and race to the top of the leaderboard!

Land of Ra Track

While you race through the abandoned village in this bare land of sand, be sure to take the detours to shorten your time, and maintain your lane position to avoid crashing into walls and obstacles. Also, be mindful of the slipping sand as you drift through the mystic desert and monumental landmarks. Going off track resets your game, and you will need to work extra hard to gain that lost time back to win the race. Don’t forget to use your boost on straight roads by pressing “SHIFT” on your keyboard to give you a little push to take over your opponents. Lastly, fire all your weapons to anyone that’s standing between you and ultimate glory!

Are you ready to take on all the unexpected obstacles and deadly creatures that roamed this racetrack?

Wrench’s Fun Facts: World’s Most Dangerous Racetrack

The Snaefell Mountain Course, more commonly known as the Isle of Man TT, located on the west coast of England, is regarded as the most dangerous and deadliest racetrack in the world. Specializing in housing motorcycle competition since 1911, this course has about 200 corners and wields its way through a winding mountain road in the countryside.

Photo by Jonathan Camp

Photo by Jonathan Camp

Some of the motorcycles can reach a 200 mph speed rate in a straight section at the beginning of the course. However, the obstacles on both sides of the road are what make the course so challenging and risky. The road is lined with light poles, mail boxes, stone walls, etc. Some are so close to the rider that a slight touch of these obstacles will throw the racer off course.

When the riders reach the countryside of the village, they are confronted with narrow lanes and hazards that are often concealed by hedges and grass. All the riders who successfully completed the course possess the balanced quality of perfection and luck.

Officials have deemed the racetrack too dangerous for competition, but racing fans have continued to visit the Isle of Man to sample this last true road race.

Wrench’s Facts: Dragons versus Scorpions

Do you know what are the special characteristics of each Eat My Dust team? Regardless of the team that you have already chosen, it is important to learn about your enemies  so that you can find loopholes that can help you beat the opposing team and win a race or a battle against the zombies.

EMD Teams

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The drivers on this team are known for their fierceness and strength. They are courageous and unafraid to go head-to-head with their enemies. They never back out of a race or battle. They are known for their legendary skills and techniques at racing, dusting enemies, and destroying zombies.

Scorpions

These drivers are known for their intellect and the element of surprise. They are cunning and crafty, but extremely loyal to their teammates and the team’s success. This team uses their brains instead of their brawls to get ahead, and they never refuse the chance to sneak up on an enemy and dust them by surprise!

Which team do you think you should belong to? Pick a side and let us know in the comments!

Pull into Your Garage!

When was the last time you took a break from speeding through our Racing Circuit? Whether you’re on team dragons or team scorpions, you might want to pull into your garage and get in some time to work on your car or relax with your racing buddies.

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Celebrate your wins on the tracks by purchasing a few awesome items from our store to start customizing your space. There are furniture pieces, wall hanging, and gadgets galore, so nothing should stop you from making a place in the game that is all your own! What styles do you go for when preparing your ultimate home away from home? Let us know!

Showcase your car and garage by  inviting your teammates and rival racers over for some friendly celebration. After all, there is no denying how hard you all work on the tracks and when dusting those zealous zombies!

Wrench’s Facts: License to Drive

Every driver that steps behind the wheel of a racing machine to hit the road will always have one thing in common. They have all earned a license to drive! While skill, practice, and responsibility factor into learning to drive, the license itself is a form of identification that provides your basic information to  others on the road. And, things are no different in Eat My Dust!

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Whether you’re on team dragon or team scorpion, each driver has an “About Me” page that allows them to share information with everyone they rule the roads with. To start better connecting with some of your teammates and rival racers, fill out your “About Me” page so they know a little bit more about who they’re up against.

This in-game license carries all your stats including your level in the game a picture of your driver and a few fun favorites.  So don’t be afraid to make it your own!

Famous Race Track Series #1: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Have you seen the latest DreamWorks Animation film, Turbo? If so, you should be quite familiar with this racetrack. Learn more about the nuts and bolts of this racetrack and share this new knowledge of automobile racing history with your Eat My Dust buddies!

Photo by Josh Hallett

Photo by Josh Hallett

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is known for being a symbol of the American heritage and one of the world’s greatest racecourses. It was built over 100 years ago in 1909 as a testing track, but now has become the host of many history defining moments. The Speedway is also a facility that can house the most spectators in the world, with more than 250,000 permanent seats.

The most significant and epic event that takes place on this racetrack annually is the Indianapolis 500 (Indy 500). This is a 500 mile race held on Memorial Day weekend every year, where drivers need to complete 200 laps to race to victory and honor. The Indy 500 is considered to be the top three most prestigious events in automobile racing around the world.

Photo by Daniel Morrison

Photo by Daniel Morrison

Unlike Formula One, drivers use Indy cars to race in the Indy 500. The Indy cars are designed for oval track racing and must follow a standardized set of specifications so that all the cars in the race are identical, except for the cosmetics. On the other hand, Formula One cars are designed and created from scratch every year. Therefore, the cars may look similar to one another, but the performance and features may be entirely different. The only similarity that Indy cars and Formula One cars have is being open wheeled, which means that the wheels are outside the single-seated car’s main body.