AndyGoes writes, "Recently, I read a magazine article indicating several possible endings to the world and the threat level associated with each. They had things like Al Qaeda, the impending bee extinction and the Mayan calendar's prediction of 12/21/12. However, how are we as gamers supposed to know when the world is coming to an end? Will humans have a sixth sense that the end times are upon us?
I've given it a lot of thought and here are some tell-tale signs that life as we know it is coming to a close:
5. Parents start paying attention to game ratings
We've all had the experience where we've been on our favorite voice-enabled video game and all of a sudden in drops a squeaky, high-pitched voice. I typically ask what their parent's occupation is that doesn't allow them any supervision. However, if there is suddenly a lack of pre-pubescent gamers on our favorite game servers, we might want to start stocking up on survival supplies..."