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Welcome to the wonderful world of The Dead Times - you've made the right choice in visiting this site. But, what is the dead times, I hear you say? Like a cloaked and mysterious storyteller confined to the earthly medium of ink, I shall tell you the answer, should you take the time to read my carefully crafted text.

Imagine you wake one morning to find the recently dead roaming the Earth as mindless, flesh-eating Zombies. What will you do? How will you stay alive? How will you defend your home? Who will you trust? And just what is a Zombie anyway?

This scenario, to the common man, may seem nothing more than an overdrawn and utterly fanciful doomsday setting formed by the collective mind of a tainted media. Can Zombies really exist - can anything, once thought dead, live again to torment the living? And just how far does the rabbit hole of Zombie-hood go - how deeply has the infection spread throughout modern culture?

All these questions will be answered (as best they can be) and even more thrown up as I collate everything "Zombie" into one brain-chomping Resource of the Dead. These are not the End Times, these are... The Dead Times.

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The Dead Walk The Earth

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As war rages on, a deadly flu of unknown origin sweeps across the globe, infecting the populace with unholy speed, gripping humanity by the throat and squeezing all life from it - no one is safe. Eight soldiers, treated as expendable by their government and ordered to do the dirty work that cannot go on record, are caught up in this nightmare scenario, locked in a pitched battle, struggling to stay alive as those infected with the flu begin to come back to life, not as the gentle people they once were but as crazed undead cannibals, hunting for the warm flesh of the living.

Leroy and Calvin's Excellent Adventure

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Meet Leroy and Calvin, two bodacious dudes on an epic journey from Florida to Canada. Why go to Canada you ask? Well, why not? Canada is a really awesome place and besides, Florida is packed full of Zombies at the moment. On this perilous journey across North America; the dynamic duo will face many an apocalyptic horror, meet new friends, bag some priceless loot, steal conveniently placed cars and swing golf clubs at decaying Zombie heads. So, read on and buckle up - this is going to be a hell of a ride!

This diary chronicles a playthrough of the wonderful PC game, Death Road to Canada - available to buy on Steam.

Dead Rising (PC remaster)

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A tip-off has sent freelance photojournalist Frank West to the backwater American town of Willamette, Colorado. Something strange is happening in the quiet little town; the army has set up a quarantine zone, established blockades on all roads into the suburban city and now patrol the skies with helicopters - but no one knows why. Hostile figures roam the streets and there seems to be some sort of public riot taking place. However, it soon becomes clear to the panicked inhabitants of Willamette that this is no ordinary civil disobedience - the rioters are soulless Zombies! Frank, who has dropped down to the local shopping mall to get a world-changing scoop, now finds himself trapped by hordes of undead - his only hope of survival is to fight for his life in the infested shopping mall until rescue arrives.

Is The Walking Dead believable?

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This video, from the wonderful guys behind The Film Theorists YouTube channel, takes a look at The Walking Dead TV show and analyses just how real a depiction it is of life after a Zombie apocalypse - is it really believable that so many psychotic characters pop up, such as Negan, the Governor and Nicholas? It may seem implausible, simple dramatic thrills to maintain a TV audience, but, as this video explains, violent maniacs who use fear as a weapon do have a survival advantage in an undead world; an inherent lack of emotion to their human brethren - turned or not. Concluding this theory is an interview with Robert Kirkman himself, outstanding creator of The Walking Dead universe - it is definitely worth watching as it dispels some of the myths surrounding the TV show as well as showing just how laid-back and friendly Kirkman is. Now, if only he would explain just how Rick is still alive; hundreds of people have died to both the living and the dead, those not killed often suffering grievous injuries - Rick Grimes, though, somehow he just keeps on trucking, bouncing back to fill the role of bad-ass leader after every assault.

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