zaibatsu

n., in cyberpunk gaming milieux, syn. for “multinational corporation”; presumes a corporate entity far more powerful than any legitimate state or government; from Japanese zaibatsu “industrial conglomerate” (lit. “financial clique”). See John Zaibatsu.

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Zaibatsu, John

p.n., in cyberpunk milieux, a fictional iconic figure representing corporate culture; or, a loyal corporate employee. Ex: We can’t hire Johnny Monofilament for our merc group — he sold out to John Zaibatsu four years ago. See zaibatsu.

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Kunochan

zerg rush

Kerrigan.pl. n. zerg rushes; also Zerg rush
see rush.

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Kunochan

zero phase soliloquy

n., syn. for marvelling; from Champions.

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Gerald Croll

zombie

Braaaaiiiiins.pl. n. zombies; v. to zombify, adj. zombified, n. zombification; v. to zombie out, to zomb out
1. n., in Haitian Vodou, a dead person who has been reanimated by a bokor, or sorcerer; the zombie has no will, and is controlled by the bokor; from Kikongo zumbi “fetish;” Kimbundu nzambi “god”; c. 19th c. See undead.
2. in modern horror literature, films, and games, an undead cannibalistic monster based loosely on Vodou zombies, usu. a shambling animated corpse driven to eat living brains and flesh; modern zombies can be brought to life through the occult or magic, or they can be the product of mad science; sometimes they are living humans affected by a medical condition causing zombie-like behavior; inspired by George A. Romero’s 1968 film Night of the Living Dead. Some zombie-based games include the board games Last Night on Earth and Zombies!!!video games like the Dead Rising and Resident Evil series, and the role-playing game All Flesh Must Be Eaten.

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