"Jackson" Zombie Pulled From Plants vs Zombies

"A recent update to the popular Popcap game has swapped out the Jackson-like dancing zombie."

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When Plants vs Zombies was released, it was praised for its fun gameplay and eccentric cast of zombie opponents.  Among these enemies was a dancing zombie that bore a striking resemblance to a "Thriller"-clad Michael Jackson.  Unfortunately, it seems this pop king-inspired zombie is no more.

With the most recent update to the game, the Jackson zombie has been pulled out, swapping in a disco-themed dancer sporting an afro.  This decision was made after PopCap received a complaint from the Jackson Estate.

"The Estate of Michael Jackson objected to our use of the 'dancing zombie' in PLANTS vs. ZOMBIES based on its view that the zombie too closely resembled Michael Jackson. After receiving this objection, PopCap made a business decision to retire the original 'dancing zombie' and replace it with a different 'dancing zombie' character for future builds of PLANTS vs.ZOMBIES on all platforms. The phase-out and replacement process is underway."

As a note to iPhone owners who currently own the game, don't go through the update process quite yet.  A bug causes the game to crash after the process.  A fix is currently in the works.  New purchasers are not affected.

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13-07-2010, 16:24:34

Hey guys starting my 1st brand new build so im info hunting and price shoping :P

thought id better give some more info to

currently im running a old machine i built about 2 years ago and i say i built...... i was lazy bought a pc world computer then bought a new case new ram and new gfx card... and a new hdd my old one broke :( sad days

i was rather proud of my antec 900 case whilst its simple mods i did to it they often look the best i sprayed the inside and backside deep matalic blue all fan grils and drive bay covers then did a blue silote dragon on the side. looks pretty sharpe with all the blue led lights from the fans.

so onto my new buid 1st off im a huge transformers fan (1980s series) and have decided to theme it around "Rodimus Prime" so for those that dont know it will be red and yellow hot rod colors.
i also have this crazy idea for a water res that looks like the "matrix of leadership" from the cartoon film.


thats what im hopeing to buy and im looking to water cooling it ..... yes there will be a thread of questions in your water cooling section

13-07-2010, 16:26:36

I think you may have come to the right place fella..... :D What ever you do dont buy anything till August ;) plenty of research first.

13-07-2010, 16:34:11

yeh iv only spent about week week and half so far researching can come up with what i have so far :P

originally i wanted a silverstone fortress case (really want a case with right hand access as left side will face a wall)

but from watching the video reviews and much thinking the fortress just looked to cramped to do what i want in it.

700d looks perfect aside from faceing the wrong way but ill just have to do a kick ass painting or get a vynal image to mount the side i see.

13-07-2010, 16:44:38

oh and why wait till august lol is that price drop month :P

14-07-2010, 08:53:32

I think it's more because there will be a bunch of new products launched then.

Have you considered the Temjin BTW? Not sure how it stacks up against newer cases but it's a legend.

14-07-2010, 09:38:37

what products?

14-07-2010, 09:54:15

:s the money is ready burning burning so hot in my bank acount would love to make the order today get building on it over the week end.


thats what im looking at still waiting to hear back from scan if they will fit a water cooling block on the gfx card for me to save warrenty

unsure weather to keep with a ud3r mobo of spend a bit more on a better mobo

opions on the basket?

14-07-2010, 10:24:21

Its not because of products, you just might get to save some cash somewhere after august.... *WINK WINK*

14-07-2010, 10:30:06

well now mr tiny tom logan ....... that is just epicly cruel dont think i can sit with the cash burning away in my pocket tho :(

15-07-2010, 07:41:58

hypertheticley speaking do you think i could have maybe some hypertheticle details on my email? that may just line the pockets that are burning till august "hint hint" :)

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