Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - New Trailer

Brace yourself for the big screen arrival (I know this ain't no MCU but still) of your new friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, Miles Morales. And Spider-Gwen, Gwen Stacy.
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Days Gone – This World Comes For You Trailer - Zombie of the Week

With PlayStation exclusive Days Gone set to miss its planned 2018 release window, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) Bend Studio has released a new trailer ahead of E3 to give us an all-too-brief look at the much-anticipated zombie apocalypse survival horror title.
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The Girl in the Spider's Web: First Look

Lisbeth Salander returns on the big screen to kick down misogyny and patriarchy with Claire Foy taking over the role from Rooney Mara in The Girl in the Spider's Web.
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Halloween: First Look - Undead Monday

This Undead Monday, we take a First Look at David Gordon Green and Danny McBride's unique take on one of the most iconic unkillable slasher on the big screen in Halloween (yeah, just Halloween), an alternate sequel to the original classic by John Carpenter in 1978.
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Devil May Cry 5: First Look - E3 2018

Thank the Devil. Forget Ninja Theory's misguided alternate take on everybody's favorite demon-hunting mercenary, Dante, in 2013's DmC: Devil May Cry. A true sequel to Devil May Cry 4 has been announced today during Microsoft's E3 press conference as we head back to the original (and much, much rad) reality with Dante, Nero and a strangely spunky sidekick named Nico.
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Cyberpunk 2077: First Look - E3 2018

From the makers of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt gave us a closer look at their next big thing, Cyberpunk 2077, at E3 today.
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Death Stranding E3 2018 Trailer

It's E3, and Hideo Kojima is back with yet another intensely atmospheric, visually stunning, weirdly solid sci-fi trailer of his much-anticipated PlayStation exclusive open-world sci-fi action title, Death Stranding.
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WWE ’13: First Look - E3 2012

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The revolution has arrived! Relive the ground-breaking Attitude Era of professional wrestling with WWE ’13.

Not unlike last year, we kicked off our coverage of 2012's E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) with a first look at WWE ’12, THQ and WWE's fifteenth title in its long-running, best-selling WWE series. With this year's E3 kicking off next Tuesday (June 5), WWE and THQ have released details and promotional materials on WWE ’13 and being life-long fans of the franchise since its inception in 2000 with PlayStation's WWF SmackDown!, we are excited about the new release and are here to share our first look at the title.

Set to be released on October 30 this year, WWE ’13's aggressive promotion started earlier this month with a "revolution campaign" led by current top face WWE Superstar and WWE Champion, CM Punk, staying in line to this instalment's theme of revolutionizing the franchise.

Here's the announce trailer, aptly entitled "Live the Revolution!".

Perhaps concerned over Punk's drawing ability to the gamers who have only passing knowledge of the professional wrestling world, THQ and WWE arranged an interview with IGN for the reigning WWE Champion with some intriguing insight on his infamous "Promo Heard Around the World". You can check out the clip embedded below right after its description.

THQ has revealed CM Punk as the cover superstar for WWE '13. But who is the man currently leading a revolution in sports entertainment? Watch this interview and find out.

For fans of the series since 2001's WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role, you might shared our opinions on how the season or story mode of every subsequent instalment failed to capture the success of the mode in the second title in the series. And I personally have a theory for the reason: Not enough attitude. Attitude, as in WWE's fan-favorite Attitude Era that transformed professional wrestling like never before back in the late 90s. I have always thought they could have just rehash the storyline presented in TV into the story mode for us to relive the experience with little tweaks here or there instead of shoving us into half-baked, ludicrous storyline with supernatural (e.g. zombies, despite us being The Daily Zombies) or sci-fi (time-traveling) element.

Therefore, while any professional wrestling and/or video game critic might argue that WWE ’13's choice of replacing the "Road to Wrestlemania Mode" (that's the story mode for the uninformed) with "Attitude Era Mode" is an indication of how the current state of WWE programming and quality of Superstars pale in comparison to the Attitude Era (a notion that we here at The Daily Zombies wholly agree), we are more than pleased at the new implementation. Apart from being big fans of the Attitude Era, we have had enough of running around the locker room for no purpose at all as well as having matches with one cut scene after another that disrupt the flow of the experience tremendously.

In "Attitude Era Mode", we are given the choice to follow the respective storyline of eight of the most popular superstars of that era in a brand-new single player campaign, with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin confirmed as one of the Superstars. Against the classic backdrop of the infamous “Monday Night Wars,” this is without a doubt the best features to come to the franchise in a long time.

In addition, "WWE Live" will be introduced, featuring revamped audio and presentation element with realistic audio and Spectacular Moments like ring breaks and barricade crashes. Weight detection will once again be implemented just so that we will be seeing Rey Mysterio body-slamming Big Show ever. The well-received "Predator Technology" will return with further enhancements while fan favorite gameplay element like "WWE Universe Mode" and the franchise's well-known Creation Suite will also be here with improvements.

For those who have caught the past Monday's WWE Raw SuperShow, they would have saw the infotainment piece featuring the usual shenanigan of John Laurinaitis (the current General Manager of both WWE Raw and SmackDown brands, as well as the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations), and incidentally, the usual run-in interference by CM Punk, who then proceed to unveiled the impressive box art. Here is the video clip of the segment as well as the respective box art for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii.

Here are the first eight confirmed members of the WWE ’13 roster.

Apart from these announced eight, it has been reported by Wrestle Zone that WWE road agent Road Dogg confirmed that he will be featured in the game with former tag partner, Billy Gunn. According to Game Bandit, X-Pac has also confirmed that he had been approached by THQ themselves.

And here are the first screenshots from the title.

To learn more of WWE ’13, head over to IGN for their exclusive coverage. Hit the jump to check out the official description of the new title:

Change is inevitable. In the world of professional wrestling, change can come in the blink of an eye. One match. One move. One speech. The simplest things can change the fortunes of many in an instant. Over the past year, the WWE has undergone a sort of revolution, a shift in tone that has allowed two distinct ideas - sports entertainment and wrestling - to co-exist better than they have in the past. The show and the sport are finding equal footing, and it’s largely due to the efforts of one man, CM Punk.

Within WWE’s revolution, CM Punk is its visionary. Almost one year ago, Punk sat down on a stage in front of millions around the world and did something remarkable for a form of entertainment that is as orchestrated as it is raw and real - he spoke his mind. His electric speech struck a nerve with passionate fans who love the art of wrestling more than the theater that surrounds it, but don’t always feel listened to. Punk proclaimed himself the ‘Voice of the Voiceless’, vowing to change things for the better - or quit. Since that fateful day, things have been different. Talented performers who couldn’t catch a break started to appear on television more. Storylines started to become more interesting, using talent in smarter ways. The line between wrestling’s intertwined notions of reality and fiction began to blur. Many found themselves, for the first time in a long time, more captivated than captive.

Mirroring those changes, THQ drastically changed its approach to wrestling video games. Discarding the notion of ‘Smackdown vs. RAW’, the publisher rebranded and revamped its core wrestling simulation product into something entirely different - WWE ’12. The simple motivating factor? The product had grown stale. The changes introduced in WWE ’12 would be significant, but they wouldn’t address everything. This wasn’t by accident. THQ knew that the development time for one game couldn’t contain all of the alterations it wanted to make. The publisher and its development team had committed to a multi-year plan. This year more of that vision will be revealed in WWE ’13.

Continuing its focus on refining and evolving its products, the development team has kept what worked and throw out what didn’t, going so far as to discard the entirety of the ambitious, yet flawed, single-player design from WWE ’12. Much as Punk’s vision for the WWE looked to wrestling’s past to empower its sports entertainment future, THQ looked to the past for its future - it is bringing the Attitude Era back to video games, bigger and louder than ever.

The foundation of WWE ’13 is firmly rooted in its predecessor. The game’s mechanics, visuals and controls are fundamentally the same as they were last year. Matches still have a heavy emphasis on momentum, forcing players to escalate the quality of their grapple-based moves, from standard to stunned, as they wear down their opponent. ‘Breaking Point’ submissions, limb-targeting systems and time-based pinning are all back, with many subtle tweaks, including continuous refinements to animation and move fluidity, along the way. In many respects, WWE ’12 found a great balance between showcasing the technical elements of wrestling while preserving the engaging, accessible element necessary for video game fans. If it’s not broken, it doesn’t need fixing... Just a ton of adjusting.


That said, THQ’s additions to WWE ’13 are still numerous and significant. The biggest of these deals with context-sensitive power moves that enable players to recreate some of the most memorable and spectacular moments in WWE history. These actions, which range from literally breaking the ring with super heavyweights to bulldozing a rival through the ring barrier to catching a finisher in mid-air, can only be enabled by certain wrestlers in specific locations and instances. Much like the appearance of a ‘Finisher’ icon, an ‘OMG!!’ logo will appear above a character’s head when they are capable of executing these devastating maneuvers, which can quickly change the tide of a match - or even end it. The developers are also in the process of creating specialized visual and audio methods of presenting these moments, ensuring they feel as significant in the game as they do on television.

Anyone who has watched wrestling for any period of time understands that different broadcasts require matches of different lengths. The amount of time superstars might have to compete on an average two-to-three hour Monday Night RAW, for example, differs greatly from what would be possible on a three or four hour Pay Per View. In the past, wrestling games didn’t take this concept into account. WWE ’13 does.

Alongside selecting arenas, characters and the number of finishing moves available at the start of a match (a new option, which can range from 0 to Infinite), players will be able to adjust a setting called ‘Match Experience’. Three settings - “Quick”, “Normal” and “Epic” - will affect the overall pacing of a fight, independent of AI difficulty. Factors such as momentum, damage, enemy aggressiveness and even kick out and reversal rates will be affected. The difference can be staggering. Quick matches feel lightning quick compared to epic ones, where superstars seem to have limitless stamina - and health. Best of all, this concept will make its way into the single player campaign as well.

Match Experience modes and Spectacular Moments are some of the flashier ideas that will accompany a still-in-development overhaul of the overall audio experience, which will attempt to better capture the atmosphere of a live event, including the reactions of WWE’s own announcers to some of the stunning developments that happen on television each and every week.

All of this is in addition to the dozens, perhaps hundreds, of subtle tweaks the game’s designers make day in and day out. WWE ’13 is currently still in an "Alpha" state, meaning the team has another six or so weeks to tune and tweak features before it goes into an aggressive three-month campaign to eliminate bugs. That means more moves are being added. Better weight detection is being implemented, so the smaller Rey Mysterio can’t body slam the 500 pound Big Show. In fact, super heavyweights like Mark Henry or Show now have different frames to better capture their enormous size. Pinning is now not only influenced by damage, but the power of the move that was previously executed. Non-tagged partners can now be controlled. Replays are being adjusted to be more relevant.

THQ’s ambitions don’t stop there. Not satisfied to continually perfect its core game mechanics, the developers took another hard look at its approach to single player campaign design, the focus of much criticism for WWE ’12. The team decided to do something rather bold, particularly given the ambitious, original storyline it crafted for existing and created stars last year. Rather than continuously iterate on the same concept in hopes of finding a sweet spot, the team threw everything out, and started from scratch. In doing so, the designers were free to consider any idea. Given the changes going on in the modern day WWE, it seemed only fitting that THQ turned to one period of time for inspiration. The wrestling revolution that forever changed the perception of sports entertainment. The Attitude Era.

The Attitude Era symbolizes all that can be rebellious, shocking and brazen about wrestling. In many ways it embodies the best of the industry, and was responsible for some of the greatest personalities and storylines of all time. During the late '90s, the WWE lived on the edge, and sometimes crossed the lines of decency, to beat its competition. The result was a period of unprecedented success.

As much as the modern era of the WWE is forging its own path, it owes much to the stars that emerged some 15 years ago. The Attitude Era created a new world for the WWE. It rewrote the rules. It’s unlikely the company, or the sport, will ever see such radical thinking again. Born mostly out of necessity, those in charge seemed to literally do anything and everything that came to mind, at first in hopes that something would work, and eventually to keep that momentum going.

The ‘Road to Wrestlemania’ experience for WWE ’12 attempted to tell an original storyline focusing primarily on three wrestlers - Sheamus, Triple H and a created wrestler of the player’s choosing. In an effort to dictate the overall narrative, many matches ended through scripted cutscenes that took control away from the player. Whether because of the limited character selection, or the fact that the storyline removed match control from the player, many were averse to the entire concept. It turns out THQ has been listening. ‘Road to Wrestlemania’ is dead. That's where Attitude Era Mode comes in.

Despite the fact that the Attitude Era is a well-documented part of history, THQ’s goal here is not to reinvent the past, to change things just for the sake of doing so. This single-player mode is an abridged recreation of a memorable time in sports entertainment, allowing players to journey through various storylines as eight of the most popular superstars of that time, including “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.

The chapter-based saga moves through WWE’s struggle and eventual triumph during the so-called “Monday Night Wars,” which saw the company on the brink of defeat at the hands of a powerful rival, WCW. Told from the perspective of the WWE during that period, matches and in-game cutscenes are supplemented by superb video packages assembled by WWE’s own editors. These short vignettes put matches, feuds and larger industry developments into perspective, not only keeping the overall story going, but giving a bit of a history lesson in the process.


THQ isn’t simply relying on the allure of legendary stars to boost its Attitude endeavors. It has learned from previous ‘Road to Wrestlemania’ efforts. Seeing this new mode in action proves that. First off, the vast majority of matches are just that - matches. While there is certainly a desire to stay true to history, and tell the stories the way they played out on television, the developers of WWE ’13 are mindful that wrestling fans want a fun game first and foremost. Therefore each match is broken down into a series of main or side objectives, which are clearly labeled when on-screen, can be easily accessed, and will disappear from a list when they are completed.

In general, main objectives are simple (pin your opponent, grab the title), allowing players to advance the storyline simply by winning matches. However optional side objectives are more meticulous by nature, setting more specific victory conditions - asking players to put an opponent through a table, for example. Those looking to get the most out of WWE ’13 will want to pay attention to all the game asks of them. A wealth of bonus material can be unlocked by completing all side tasks, and there can be several per match. The developers have even included a few ‘hidden’ objectives, opening up further rewards if players decide to pursue a more comprehensive strategy for beating the mode.

There’s an emphasis here on the core game experience, without the clutter and complication that can arise by trying to dictate the conclusion of a match, robbing players of the feeling of victory or control. Backstage sequences were particularly guilty of this, placing players in odd environments that the game’s mechanics poorly supported. There’s some good news on this front: they have mostly been removed, with the exception of a few matches that take place outside the ring.

WWE ’13 is such a massive product that describing gameplay changes and a radically overhauled single player concept just scratches the surface. THQ has yet to fully reveal the Attitude Era mode, which has substantial depth. Universe Mode hasn’t surfaced. Create-a-Superstar has its upgrades. New matches, rings and moves are on the way. And all of this is to say nothing about the roster, which contains stars from the past and present, including a formidable array of wrestlers from the late ‘90s. THQ’s revolution may have started last year, but if WWE ’13 is any indication, the publisher is continuing to radically reinvent the way it approaches its sports entertainment video games. Wrestling fans couldn’t ask for more.

X-Men: The Disney Animated Film?

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The merry mutants from Marvel's X-Men assemble for a group shot... in classic Disney animated style.

If Disney ever decide to push ahead with the inevitable Disney/Marvel collaboration with Walt Disney Animation Studios providing their signature 2D animated touch-ups, this should be more or less what we could be getting.

Courtesy of artist Matthew Humphreys AKA AmericanNinjaX, this animated rendition of Marvel's X-Men pays homage to many of the classic style of the comic superteam's storied history.

Hit the jump and click on the image to check out the image in its full resolution.

Source: X-Men Lineup Compiled by AmericanNinjaX [deviantART] via iO9

The Dark Knight Rises - New Posters, TV Spots & Images

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More awesome posters and a cool new TV spot arise from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises.

Just this past Saturday, we have covered the unleashing of promotional materials by Warner Bros. Pictures. Today, we have a good shot at doing what is clearly what we have been good at for some time:

First up, the new TV spot recently found online.

Courtesy of SuperHeroHype, this recently unveiled cool poster features the amazing Anne Hathaway paying tribute to the Catwoman of yesteryears.

New screens taken from the latest copy of Empire Magazine.

Here's the official synopsis of the film:

Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar(R) winner Christian Bale ("The Fighter") again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar(R) winner Marion Cotillard ("La Vie en Rose"), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar(R) winner Michael Caine ("The Cider House Rules") plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar(R) winner Morgan Freeman ("Million Dollar Baby") reprises the role of Lucius Fox. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on "Batman Begins" and the record-breaking blockbuster "The Dark Knight." The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.

The Dark Knight Rises is currently scheduled to open on July 20th, 2012.

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter: Red & Green Band Trailers - Undead Monday

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This Undead Monday, feast on the recently released red and green bad trailers of Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Earlier this year, we have seen the 16th President of the United States of America in some cool vampire-slaying action in the first and second trailer of director Timur Bekmambetov's live-action adaptation of Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.

This Undead Monday, we have an especially bloody red band trailer of the film to savour as we witnessed the incredible axe-wielding action of Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.

Hit the jump to check out the red band trailer followed by the green one.

Here’s the official synopsis for the film:

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter explores the secret life of our greatest President, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (director of Wanted) bring a fresh and visceral voice to the blood-thirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history’s greatest hunter of the undead.

Starring Benjamin Walker as Abraham Lincoln, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Mary Todd Lincoln, Lincoln's wife, and Rufus Sewell, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is currently scheduled to be released in 2D and 3D on June 22nd, 2012.

WATCH Superman VS Hulk - The Fight

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We have seen Hulk Smash box office records. Now, the Man of Steel rise to the challenge in this awesome fan-made animated clip by Michael Habjan.

Will Warner Bros. Pictures ever pull the trigger and assemble their very own Justice League to take on Marvel's The Avengers on the big screen? For now, we have really no idea but in this cool fan film, we have a brief idea of how an epic battle between The Incredible Hulk and The Man of Steel himself, Superman, will be like, thanks to Michael Habjan.

Hit the jump to check out all three awesome clips featuring the intro followed by the first and second part of the clip, complete with commentary from the creator himself:

Superman finds Hulk somewhere in the Mojave Desert. This is a prelude to a fight sequence in progress and will be posted some time in the future. Animation by Michael Habjan, created with Autodesk Maya 2009, composited and edited in Adobe After Effects CS3. Music done with Propellerhead Reason 5.

This is a continuation of the Intro scene I made six months ago. Hulk and Superman are in the desert and the fight begins. This is a work in progress and there is more battle scenes to come, this is just the first part. There will probably be two or three sequences to follow this, but I'm doing it in parts because it takes forever to get it done and I want share as it's being completed. I'm open to suggestions and ideas from anyone, so let me know what you'd like to see in fight scenes to come. When all the scenes are done I plan to combine them together into one epic fight.

This is the second part to my ongoing animation project, a tribute project to Superman and The Incredible Hulk. As you'll notice, the models and overall look has evolved and will continue to do so in future sequences. I'm already working on a new look for the Hulk on the next one. I got professional help this time in the music and sound design department, provided by the talented Francois Gratecap, which has made the whole project that much better. So my thanks to him.
Disclaimer : This is not affilliated with Marvel or DC and is just my interpretation on how a fight between these two fictional characters could potentially go down. I'm not basing it on any previous materials such as the comics in which they appear. In this, their powers are not infinite as may have been depicted before. Also, I consider this a work in progress experiment, I'm learning animation as I go so this is far from a polished and finished piece. I welcome all comments but please keep that in mind when commenting.

The Dark Knight Rises - New Banners, TV Spots & Images

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Game for more epic posters from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises after the massive release this Wednesday? Brace yourself for six awesome banners and a special one-sheet featuring Anne Hathaway's Catwoman. And settle down for some nifty TV spots recently released.

Earlier this week, we saw the release of a series of awesome new posters from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises and awe-struck by the epic images. Clearly, it is Warner Bros. Pictures' intention to overload our capacity for graphic awesomeness as six more banners depicting the suitably epic scenes from the final film of Nolan's Batman trilogy are released. In addition, a special one-sheet discreetly showcasing Anne Hathaway's Catwoman has also been released.

Hit the jump to click on the images to view the hi-res version of the banners.

In addition, two new TV spots for the film have also found their way online. While they are definitely on the short side, they are pretty cool with new scenes that we have not seen from the trailers.

Lastly, courtesy of Empire, hit the jump to check out these new images from the film.

Here's the official synopsis of the film:

Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar(R) winner Christian Bale ("The Fighter") again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar(R) winner Marion Cotillard ("La Vie en Rose"), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar(R) winner Michael Caine ("The Cider House Rules") plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar(R) winner Morgan Freeman ("Million Dollar Baby") reprises the role of Lucius Fox. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on "Batman Begins" and the record-breaking blockbuster "The Dark Knight." The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.

The Dark Knight Rises is currently scheduled to open on July 20th, 2012.

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Death Toll Or Rather Lack Thereof...

decaying walking corpses, compelled by their unshakably irresistible hunger for human flesh, had gotten their daily fix of brain tissue. Want some?

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