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Our ragged group of survivors shifts nervously, ready to cut and run at the first sign of danger. A horde of zombies ambles slowly towards us, a distraction from the lone runners slipping around the sides to try and catch us off guard. "Hold the line!" someone shouts, but we all know that if it came to it, we'd turn on our fellow survivors if it helped us get out alive. This is Zedtown.

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Every new Star Wars movie means the fictional universe gets new characters, new storylines, new planets, new vehicles, and, most importantly, new toys. With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hitting theatres in just a few months, the film's marketing onslaught is now officially underway, including new blasters from Nerf if you've got Death Star plans of your own to steal.

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Every child and every adult who wants to be a child again loves a good Nerf gun. They're fun to shoot, whether you're playing in your yard or across cubicles, and they're fun to be shot at with, because Nerf guns are mostly harmless. Well, the game done changed. Mark Rober has invented the world's biggest Nerf gun and it is beyond awesomely badass while being totally hilarious.

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Video: Nerf Screamers were the coolest. They had little plastic whistles embedded in them, so that they would produce a screeching noise as they flew. (As I'm typing this, I realise how patient my neighbours must have been to listen to a tiny shrieking football at all hours of the day. Thanks Karen and Paul!) Regardless, someone took the 1991 commercial advertising the Screamer's existence and replaced its trademark noise with human screams.

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If you're on Facebook at all, you might have recently seen an event titled 'The Best Nerf War In History'. It has a meagre description, and a few photos of the old military fort at Sydney's Middle Head — although the combination is enticing for anyone with an active imagination. We spoke to the organisers to see how an event that was never meant to happen ended up with over 9000 people keen.