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Play this: 'The Typing of the Dead: Overkill' is the sequel to a zombie-killing classic

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For the past decade, the best way to learn typing has unquestionably been killing zombies. The Typing of the Dead swapped your gun in rail-shooter House of the Dead 2 for a keyboard and a Dreamcast backpack, gave the zombies ping-pong paddles and huge rubber mallets, and made you type ever-longer randomized phrases to escape maniacs with chainsaws and other tarot-themed enemies. But the game was first released in 1999, and it's showing its age, even with a 2012 iOS adaptation. Fortunately for all of us, there's now a sequel. Yesterday, Sega released The Typing of the Dead: Overkill (based on 2009 game House of the Dead: Overkill) on Steam, complete with nine levels, a "full and faithful port" of the non-typing PS3 House of the Dead, and two-player co-op coming in a patch after launch. It's normally around $20, but until November 1st, you can pick it up for $9.99.