Your field guide to the zombies of Banoi

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Gamespy has printed my field guide to Banoi fauna. Which is also a sort of advisory FAQ for anyone considering whether to travel to Banoi, the New Guinea island where Dead Island takes place. For instance:

Are my children in danger?
Despite what you may believe based on the 2010 promotional video for Dead Island, children on the island of Banoi are absolutely safe. You will not encounter any child zombies, even though they’re a fundamental part of zombie traditions ranging from 1968’s Night of the Living Dead to 2010’s The Walking Dead. Thanks to the diligent efforts of the ESRB, the zombie apocalypse will not affect anyone under the age of 18 in anything that isn’t called Dead Rising 2. And even then, it occurs tastefully off-screen.