If the zombie apocalypse does happen sometime in the future, the world might end, but Amazon will still be on your side.
Recently, Amazon Web Services (AWS) updated its terms of service to include many new clauses and terms, including one special clause — one related to a type of zombie apocalypse.
As per Clause 57.10 of the Amazon Web Services (AWS):
This restriction will not apply in the event of the occurrence (certified by the United States Centers for Disease Control or successor body) of a widespread viral infection transmitted via bites or contact with bodily fluids that causes human corpses to reanimate and seek to consume living human flesh, blood, brain or nerve tissue and is likely to result in the fall of organised civilization.
See the part about “human corpses to reanimate”? Yes, that’s a fancy phrase for a zombie apocalypse, it seems.
The new changes to the Terms of Service have been made following the release of Lumberyard Materials, a set of development tools that allow developers to build games that run via AWS. Read more about Lumberyard Materials here.
How will game development tools be useful in the event of a zombie apocalypse remains unanswered, though my best guess is that it might help you get some much-needed insight into zombie psyche, especially if you like playing apocalyptic games. Note that, however, the mainstream ToS about Amazon’s servers do not yet have this zombie apocalypse special clause, so you can be assured that this condition applies to the new game engine in particular.
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