Perfect Camping ‘Must Haves’

Summer is just around the corner and it is time to start planning your upcoming camping trip. Between where you are going, who is coming along and what you need to pack, there are so many activities to plan for. Here are a couple of things you do not want to forget that are essential ‘must haves’ for your upcoming getaway.

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Basic Camping Gear– No camping trip would be complete without the proper gear. Don’t forget your tent, sleeping bag and pillow along with any other necessities to make your stay a great one.

Games and Activities– Prepare for games you can play throughout the day. Bring along your soccer ball, frisbee and fishing rod to take advantage of all the different activities you can do outdoors.

Plenty of Water– It is important to stay hydrated while engaging in various games. Make sure to bring plenty of water and drinks to have while you are enjoying the outdoors.

Water Gear– What is a trip without some wet activities? Pack your swimming gear including bathing suits, water shoes and beach ball for some great fun. Whether it is going for a swim or participating in the always fun, water gun fight, there are many water related activities you can do to have an enjoyable time. 

Perfect Camping Snacks– You can’t forget the snacks! Bring along your favorite snacks for the trip. Be sure to include the marshmallows, chocolate and crackers to make s’mores at night around the campfire!

First Aid Kit– Safety first! Make sure to bring along a first aid kit. Items like sunscreen, insect repellant, and bandages can always come in handy on any vacation.

Make this camping trip an unforgettable one with these great camping ‘must haves’ for an exciting vacation this summer with your friends and family!

 

Go Big or Go Home!

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here! How are you going to celebrate all the excitement that happens with game day? Whoever it is that you are rooting for, chances are that you will be spending the day in front of the TV screen, so why not mix things up this year to help you and your friends get even more amped for the big game? Here are some gridiron extras for you and your buddies to enjoy for Super Bowl Sunday!

Photo by Daniel X. O'Neil

Photo by Daniel X. O’Neil

Fun ways to eat up those Super Bowl snacks – Food is one of those favorite past times of Super Bowl Sunday gatherings. You can make your own football shaped pizzas with your friends, create Super Bowl sundaes, or even layout a nacho, popcorn, or soda bar for your best pals to enjoy!

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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.

Pledge to a New Type of Challenge for the New Year!

We are well into the new year, but 2014 is just beginning! How are you starting off this exciting time of year? Many of us are well aware that the month of January marks the time when we start thinking about new goals to accomplish for the long year ahead. Simply trying something new that you have never done can be a great way to celebrate 2014. Here are some ways you can pledge to challenge yourself in new ways this year:

Photo by Ryan Fung

Photo by Ryan Fung

Get moving and learn a new sport – Do you want to put in the time to learn the basics of a sport you have never played? Or maybe you just want to improve on your swing, either way, make it a goal this year to run faster, hit harder, or throw further. You will realize that everything is possible with practice.

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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!

Race for the New Year

Happy New Year drivers! Let 2014 be your year to race to the top and edge out the competition. Invite your friends to join you in the game to rev up some of those in-game resolutions that you’ve been hoping to make around Eat My Dust!

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Floor it into the new year by setting new goals for yourself in the game. Go head to head with your rivals and take them out to clear your path to victory on the tracks and around the Combat Zone. There’s no better time than now to boost up your lap time, increase your speed, climb that leader board, and win it all for your team. Let Eat My Dust fuel your need for speed this year and don’t forget to have a blistering good time while you’re at it!

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!

Wrench’s Fact: Weapons 101

While you are browsing through your inventory and the armory to search for the perfect killing device to help you destroy zombies and dust your enemies, have you ever wondered what all the specialized weapons actually mean? Here’s a short guide to help you choose the most powerful weapon that is suitable for your needs and expertise.

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There are two types of ammos you can purchase: missile and energy. The higher the tier of the weapon, the more damage it can make on the zombies and your opponents. Be sure to let your guns cool down so it doesn’t overheat or overload.

Missile-based Weaponry

These are your heavy duty guns that fire sharp missiles or powerful cannons. These are great choices if you are dealing with opponents of a lower level and weaker zombies. Ammos are much more affordable but the damage is still severe.

Energy-based Weaponry

Highly specialized weapons that run on energy ammos and can instantly turn zombies into dust! This extremely deadly category includes 3 types of energy – flames, lightning, and ice. Harnessing power from natural sources, this weapon can vaporize your enemies and even toughest zombies almost instantly!

Wrench’s Fact: Driver’s Clothing

Once you have geared up your vehicle and equipped it with the deadliest weapon, what more can you do to protect yourself from the zombies’ destructive attacks? One thing that is often overlooked by professional drivers is their clothing. Let us take a look at Wrench’s suggestions!

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When you choose your driver in Eat My Dust, be sure to pick one that not only has outstanding specs and driving skills, but also have enough external protection to avoid nasty accidents, such as road rashes or burns. A helmet paired with fire proof gloves is your best shot.

Drivers like Rocky and Ninjax are great choices because they have natural properties and highly trained skills that can help you maneuver through obstacles and challenges, even without the physical protection of specialized clothing. However, Wrench highly recommends the Stag, because it not only has exceptional racetrack skills but also an extensive protective gear that improves your agility and lowers your chances of accidents on the road.

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Head over to the Mechanic Shop today to switch up your driver for better performance and to upgrade your protection! If you have any other awesome suggestions you would like to provide to help your fellow dusters better protect themselves from all the dangers in Eat My Dust’s combat zone, leave us a comment!

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!

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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?