Yahoo Answers, the go-to online resource for delightfully earnest and nonsensical user-submitted questions, is shutting down forever on May 4. But the bizarro questions themselves will live on in one form — arguably the best form — as phrases for Sega’s zombie type-’em-up, The Typing of the Dead: Overkill.
For those unfamiliar with The Typing of the Dead, it’s a spin-off of Sega’s zombie light gun arcade game series, The House of the Dead. Instead of guns, players and in-game agents use keyboards (Dreamcast keyboards, sometimes) to fight off zombie hordes. Players need to quickly type in increasingly complex phrases like “Rental underwear,” “Sexual Tyrannosaurus,” or “Is it too late to shake hands” under pressure from looming zombie attacks.
On Steam, players can add their own phrases to The Typing of the Dead: Overkill via the Steam Workshop. The folks behind the YahooAnswersTXT Twitter account recently did just that, adding a custom dictionary of some 500 Yahoo Answers questions to the PC game. You can grab the mod from the Steam Workshop for free and enjoy typing things like “GANGSTER GHOST?” or “Is yamble a word?” (or maybe even “how is babby formed”) during your next Typing of the Dead session.
The Typing of the Dead: Overkill was released for Windows PC in 2013. Developed by Modern Dream, the type-’em-up is based on Headstrong Games’ The House of the Dead: Overkill, originally released for Wii in 2009. The Typing of the Dead: Overkill is available on Steam for $19.99.