Inclement Weather Survival Guide

Inclement Weather Survival Guide  

Hurricane Sandy, aka “Frankenstorm,” is bearing down on the east coast of the United States.  The mega storm could affect nearly one third of the country, potentially causing power outages that in turn could upset a number of gamers.  While safety is first and foremost the most important thing to consider, preparing for a few days without video games is also something to consider.  In light of this inclement weather, here is flydrs bad weather survival guide.

Bust out the GameBoy, GameGear, PSP, DS, etc.  

100% Charged? Check.

Now is the time to make sure your handheld device is fully charged.  In the event of your power going out and not being able to play your console, having the trusty GameBoy or other handheld at the ready is a must.  A power outage is a good time to resume your game save on the PSP or Vita, and with so many great titles available on the PSN now, there is an option for every type of gamer.  Download Castlevania:  SOTN, a classic Final Fantasy, or something like the Metal Gear Solid:  HD Collection to ensure you have a good game to play.

Charge your iPad, Smartphone, and Laptop  

It won’t last forever, but having your iPad or tablet, smartphone, and laptop charged to 100% is a nice to way to lessen the pain of the power being out.  Not only will these devices help you stay in touch with family, friends, and the news, but they’re also a way to browse the internet, play games, or watch Netflix, Hulu, or HBOGO.  If you have a mophie juice pack, now would be a good time to charge that up, as well.

Board Games, anyone?

A power outage is as good a time as any to play some of your favorite board games.  A game of Monopoly, Yahtzee, or card game with the family is an excellent alternative, and always a good bet during inclement weather.  Whether it be a good book, fun board game, or simply catching up, spending time with family and friends is a sure-fire way to beat the weather, even if it is a Frankenstorm.

What are some other ways to be prepared for an extended period of time with power and video games?  Let us know what you think!

Robert Birmingham is Editor-in-chief at  


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