"The undead have risen from their graves and invaded large portions of the
East Coast," the venerable American news publication has reported on its
website, Newsweek.com. "Driven only by an insatiable desire for brains,
there seems to be no stopping their ruthless push forward."
ut don't get too excited. It's just a ruse. The undead haven't risen from
the grave. And the brains of east coast America are in working order ?
except for a few employed in the IT department at Newsweek.
On Monday, as noticed by New York Magazine and others, all sorts of zombie
news rose from the dead if you keyed the old Konami cheat code into the
Newsweek website. That's "↑, ↑, ↓, ↓, ←, →, ←, →, B, A, Enter," which let
you cheat on video games offered by the Japanese software maker dating back
to the mid-1980s. But this wasn't a hack. Newsweek has now admitted that its
developers were having a laugh.