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【The Zombie Apocalypse】

(Contributed by Reuben)
In seems the gaming industry is obsessed with the Zombie Apocalypse. Several titles include: DayZ, H1Z1, Dying light, Biohazard, The Last of Us, and that’s only to name a few, and not including any the small indie titles. So why are so obsessed with zombies recently? Do we secretly desire the dead to rise again in order to terrorize us? Do we desire to test our survival skills? These zombie survival games are becoming a world wide phenomenon. With H1Z1 holding it’s place in the top ten of games being streamed on twitch. The gaming industry is finding it difficult to keep up with the demand of Zombie games.
So what is the fascination with this mythical monster. It’s typically slow moving although the film industry has been attempting to change that with films such as 28 Days, and I am Legend; where the infected moved at normal speed. Could that any person is capable of being infected and the thought of fending off a loved one that is now trying to eat you seems intriguing some way? Although the original Night of the living Dead gave no reason why the dead rose, and in my humble opinion made the film even scarier. These days it seems a mysterious virus engineered by the government gone awry seems to be the most popular scenereo these days.
In any case would this help the world be more prepared should the Zombie Apocalypse happen for real? Probably not, but I’ll let you be the judge.

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