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Submitted by TheFiddis 550d ago | opinion piece

Reasons I'm glad the Mayans were wrong

For some reason, the doomsday theory of late last year really had a lot of people on edge. I am sure there were people out there that didn't even get holiday presents, bastards, because they thought the Mayans circular calendar predicted the end of the world. Well looking at the games we have to be excited for in 2013; I for one am glad the end wasn't upon us. Here’s a couple titles scheduled for 2013 that you should keep an eye out for! (Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, Dev, Grand Theft Auto V, Industry, PC, PS3, PS4, The Elder Scrolls Online, The Last Of Us, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Irishguy95  +   550d ago
1: The world didn't end
TheFiddis  +   550d ago
Well obviously, but that wouldn't make for much of a read ;)
fr0sty  +   550d ago
The Mayans were not wrong, as they never predicted any sort of end to anything other than an era. Only the more gullible among us bought into the History Channel/internet hype that we were all going to have meteors rain down on our heads as our poles shifted on Dec 21 2012. A tiny bit of research into what they believed is all it takes to see how off the mark that was.
dboyc310  +   550d ago
Lol the Mayans never predicted the world will end. It was just idea of idiotic individuals. No one knows when the world will end and it occurs to people when there time is right. But I'm glad that now life has moved on passed that idea and we're able to enjoy many great upcoming projects.
ravinash  +   550d ago
I'm sure that that if the Mayan civilization was still around, they would have either added to the calendar, or more likely, started the calendar cycle again.

It's a bit like saying the world will end on Dec 31st 2013 because my calendar on my desk finishes on that date.

Did anyone really think that???
Some places were gearing them selves for mass crowds waiting for the end, and no one turned up!
thorstein  +   550d ago
They are still around. And you are right, they never predicted the end of the world.

Some people are just idiots.
Snookies12  +   550d ago
The Mayans WEREN'T WRONG. Man, did nobody even think to check and see what the ACTUAL story was about that? They said it was the start of a new CYCLE. A "CYCLE"... It means it starts anew and keeps on going from there. Nothing was supposed to happen in the first place... No apocalypse, no doomsday, nothing of the sort. I couldn't help but facepalm every doom article that came up at the end of the year...
ApolloTheBoss  +   550d ago
Fear makes money.
zerocrossing  +   550d ago
I know right? That information was there, openly available for those of us not too busy building doomsday shelters out back.

People buy into this doomsday nonsense way to easily almost every damn time!, the one that really gets me is people misusing the word "Apocalypse" do people know what it actually means? Googgle it, it's more a long the lines of a great unveiling or something previous unknown being brought to light, not at all connected to the end of the world but more to the end of an era and the starting of a new.
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skydragoonity  +   550d ago
The mayans smoked lots of pot obviously
KillrateOmega  +   550d ago
1) We're still alive and thus still able to game.
dazzrazz  +   550d ago
Obviously Mayans were not predicting end of the world it was the end of their 13th calendar cycle -baktun- but why would anybody know that, majority of the world jumped on the end of the world bandwagon 0_o
talisker  +   550d ago
Windows calendar ends on 31/12/2099. Is Microsoft wrong? /s
Milesprowers  +   550d ago
The Mayans were Right, they predicted the Winter Solstice , all the way to "Dec 21st", they never predicted the End of the World , the "End of World" nonsense derived from Crazy Christians, not Mayans.
giovonni  +   550d ago
You are correct, The Mayans system of measurements are very accurate, but it wasn't until a certain faction tried to Colonize them, they took a lot of their accurate systems burned them killed teachers etc.
The Faction tried to force feed their beliefs to the Mayans, but slowly and surely The Mayans system trumped every thing the faction knew and believed, so the faction stole what little information was left and rewrote it all while placing their beliefs along side it. The Problem is, the faction didn't fully understand the teachings of the Mayans, more over. If we knew the truth that certain faction will no longer be in control anyway. This is why we have all these confusing stories about the truth of the Mayan Calender and the " End of The World"
Bumpmapping  +   550d ago
All it was was a reset of the calendar this has been known for years yet people still talk about this like it was never debunked.
gamerlive  +   550d ago
It's the Jello-O pudding that saved the world.
jagiii  +   549d ago
This is going to be a great year for gaming.
YoureINMYWay85  +   549d ago
Go figure

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