Amazon Web Services, the company’s cloud platform, is a service you unknowingly use every day, with hundreds of startups and large companies using it to make available their services.
Yesterday, the company unveiled a new games development engine and quietly added a hilarious message buried in the terms and conditions:
57.10 Acceptable Use; Safety-Critical Systems. Your use of the Lumberyard Materials must comply with the AWS Acceptable Use Policy. The Lumberyard Materials are not intended for use with life-critical or safety-critical systems, such as use in operation of medical equipment, automated transportation systems, autonomous vehicles, aircraft or air traffic control, nuclear facilities, manned spacecraft, or military use in connection with live combat. However, 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 organized civilization.
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That’s right, you can use Lumberyard for whatever you please when there’s a zombie apocalypse. We’re glad Amazon has made sure to take care of this important point, because who reads the terms anyway?