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Deep Silver delays Dead Island 2


Pushed back until 2016 over quality concerns
Apr 30
Dead Island 2 was supposed to release this spring, but that's no longer in the cards, as Deep Silver has announced the open-world zombie game has been delayed until 2016. The publisher and development team at Spec Ops: T...

Escape

Escape Escape Dead Island's time loop on November 18


There's a Rupert Holmes song here somewhere...
Aug 27
Do you like piña coladas and getting caught in zombie-infested time loops? Are you not into yoga, but into land masses that are surrounded by water on all sides? Deep Silver took out a personal ad. It wants ...


Gameplay trailer

Explode zombie heads into raspberry jam with Dead Island 2


First gameplay trailer
Aug 11
This game is a bloody messy. In a good way. I've never been too keen on Dead Island, but maybe with Spec Ops developer Yager on Dead Island 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One), this will make for a good time. Maybe some white ph...
Movies

There's going to be a Dead Island movie (for real this time)


Production starting Q1 2015
Aug 01
A few years ago, Lionsgate picked up the film rights to Dead Island but now Deep Silver is moving forward with Occupant Entertainment to "package, produce, and finance" an adaptation. It's unclear which direction the movie wi...
Dead Island 2

You could theoretically make Deep Silver package a real zombie with Dead Island 2 Collector's Edition


...I say we all vote for that option and see where that gets us
Jul 09
Remember the last time we talked about a Dead Island collector's edition and it was a disembodied female torso? I don't think Deep Silver wants to go that route this time, so they're turning to the community to find out what ...

Dead Island Epidemic

Dead Island Epidemic is a 'ZOMBA,' not a MOBA, get it right


OmG, ZaMbEh KiLLiNz!
Jun 27
Dead Island Epidemic's four-minute gameplay video tries really hard to be hardcore, but I cringed at the way the announcer said the title. It wasn't good. With that said, it looks like it could be fun. Obviously this is a MO...

Techland

Techland: We didn't want Dying Light to be Dead Island 2


Studio doesn't think of Dying Light as a zombie game
Jun 12
Ever since Techland's Dying Light was announced, it's drawn comparisons to Dead Island -- the studio's previous title. It's easy to see how many would come to that quick conclusion with it being an open-wo...

Dead Island 2

Deep Silver announces Dead Island 2, set in Southern California


With a PS4 exclusive beta
Jun 09
Dead Island 2 is a thing, unveiled today at Sony's E3 press conference. It'll have a full Sony exclusive beta, as well as an exclusive character on PS4. The new trailer shown off by Deep Silver shows a complete transformation from an unwitting jogger to a full-on zombie threat.
Deals

Deep Silver kicks off two weeks of Humble Daily Bundles


Some old, some new
May 13
Over the next two weeks, Humble Bundle will be running 24-hour deals and the promotion kicks off this morning with a repeat of the Humble Deep Silver Bundle. It was a pretty good compilation originally, and it's back with upd...
Saints Row IV

Saints Row IV thinks highly of itself, releasing Game of the Century Edition


Also, a Dead Island double-pack
Apr 02
Ever since the third installment in the series, Saints Row has been a franchise that hasn't been afraid to toot its own horn. Not necessarily without cause, though -- after all, Saints Row IV was pretty darn good. B...
April Fools' Day

Goats make everything better


Even the Dead Island MOBA
Apr 01
Goats, man. I've been all about them ever since I started playing Coffee Stain Studios' weird, wild, surprisingly secret-filled Goat Simulator. Fact: more games need goats. As uninterested as I am in Dead Island: Epidemic, a...
Dead Island

Dead Island: Epidemic now playable in closed beta


You can't make me call it a 'ZOMBA'
Feb 27
The closed beta for Dead Island: Epidemic has gone live and can be played "24/7," on the off chance you signed up for it at the beginning of the month and haven't since lost interest. In this multiplayer online battle arena g...
Dead Island

Dead Island: Epidemic accepting closed beta sign-ups now


Zombies + MOBA = ZOMBA?
Feb 07
Deep Silver has announced that they are now accepting sign-ups for the closed beta of Dead Island: Extinction, the multiplayer online battle arena spin-off of the tropical zombie franchise. The actual start date has not been ...
Games with Gold

Games with Gold: Dead Island, Toy Soldiers: Cold War


February's games for subscribers unveiled
Jan 31
Microsoft's Games with Gold promotion is becoming a parody of itself. In February, Xbox Live Gold subscribers are once again getting two free titles, one that is the first installment of a popular franchise, and another that'...
Deep Silver

Deep Silver is having a big discount sale on Steam


Saints Row and Dead Island are among the titles reduced this weekend
Oct 24
Big publisher sales are always a great way of filling any big gaps in your Steam library, especially if there's some franchise bundles. Deep Silver is having a weekend sale on lots of PC titles, including bundle deals for Dea...
Dead Island

So here's what Dead Island: Epidemic looks like


Free-to-play MOBA
Aug 22
In Dead Island: Epidemic -- which is inexplicably a MOBA, if you missed the news -- three teams of four players each have to fend off zombies while also worrying about one another. And instead of base destruction being the wi...

GTA, CoD, & Dishonored Multiplayer! Plus: Prey 2 Reboot?


The Destructoid Show does a little dance
Aug 16
Hey gang! I'm back from my important business trip to give you hard-hitting news about video games! Hooray! Today we talk about Grand Theft Auto Online, which sounds totally nuts, and apparently involves submarines?! Dying L...

Dead Island MOBA, Carmack Goes To Oculus & Double Zelda!


The Destructoid Show drops its ice cream cone
Aug 09
Here's today's not-live Destructoid Show! On which we discuss the following:  There are two new Zelda games coming out this fall, let's look at videos of them! id software co-founder John Carmack is now working for Ocul...
Dead Island

More Dead Island? More Dead Island


Creative director answers user-submitted questions
Aug 09
In a reddit Ask Me Almost Anything with Deep Silver creative director Guido Eickmeyer, question after question wondered about the state of Dead Island. After the recent announcement of Dead Island: Epidemic, a MOBA of all thi...
Dead Island

Free-to-play MOBA Dead Island: Epidemic announced


Now this I've got to see
Aug 07
It sounds like parody, doesn't it? The seemingly unstoppable Dead Island series is moving in a strange new direction with Epidemic, a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game for PC made public today in an oh-so-brie...
Bundle

Humble Bundle: Saints Row, Dead Island, Risen 2


The games of Deep Silver
Jul 30
Deep Silver is the latest publisher to get a Humble Bundle. For the next two weeks, you'll be able to save big on franchises like Dead Island and Saints Row. The pricing breakdown is slightly different this time, so here's wh...
NPD April 2013

NPD: Injustice and Dead Island lead sales in April


Total sales down 25% YOY
May 18
[DC zombie sculpts by Casey Love Designs] The NPD Group released US sales data for April 2013 two days ago, but a complete lack of enthusiasm on the part of the Destructoid staff has delayed our posting it. Not our fault! Loo...
Steam issues

Riptide and Star Trek co-op problems related to Steam


It's been a rough week for co-op
Apr 27
You've just picked up a game to play with your mates, and you're appropriately excited. Maybe it's Dead Island: Riptide, and you're preparing to slaughter a million zombies all in the name of good fun, or perhaps you're getti...

Dead Island Riptide Steam codes unlock Dark Souls


Accidental quasi-giveaway for UK and Nordic copies
Apr 26
Dead Island Riptide customers in the UK and Nordic regions are discovering that retail PC copies of the game contain the wrong Steam codes. Redeeming these codes will give gamers a copy of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition i...

New releases

New releases: Don't Starve will be the end of you


Plus Dead Island: Riptide, Star Trek, StarDrive, and Monaco
Apr 22
I'm a bit late with this week's new releases, as I'm still recovering from my wee sister's wedding, where I wracked up an ungodly bar bill. Your sympathy and donations will be greatly appreciated.  It's a busy week, and...






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