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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... read
The outbreak spreads to California
Huh. I missed that Spec Ops: The Line studio Yager is handling development on Dead Island 2. That knowledge combined with the excellent CG trailer has me mildly interested. Here's Max sharing his thoughts after seeing an ear... read feature

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. read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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 ... read
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'... read
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... read
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... read

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... read

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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read

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... read
It's like a review that you watch!
Destructoid video reviews are back, sunshine! Kicking off with the recently reviewed Dead Island Riptide, we're offering a retooled format that aims to be wholly complimentary to the written piece. We give you the straight f... read feature

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... read

Reviews Elsewhere: Dead Island: Riptide


Ripping it a new one
Apr 22
Dead Island: Riptide reviews went live in the graveyard hours of the morning, and ours totally didn't accidentally go up earlier, so don't go believing it did! I had review honors for Destructoid, and I wasn't exactly glowing... read
Dead in the water
Dead Island Riptide banks on you having really loved Dead Island. We're talking love to an unquenchable degree. Did you adore Dead Island, could you not get enough of its boundless slaughter and tropical zombie abominations? ... read feature

Dead Island Riptide screens have lots of green in them


Can't see the zombies for the trees
Apr 09
Deep Silver has squirted a slick offering of Dead Island Riptide screenshots for your viewing delight. Low on the zombie visuals, this latest gallery seems intended more to show off the tropical environments which, I can conf... read
Dead Island: Riptide

PAX: Expect a 20- to 30-hour story out of DI: Riptide


But Techland's pretty sure you'll get more
Mar 22
Dead Island: Riptide might have a $50 price point, but that doesn't mean that it's skimping on the content. Sebastian Reichert, the game's executive producer, says that players can expect a 20- to 30-hour campaign. "It's... read
Dead Island: Riptide

PAX: Dead Island: Riptide prods players to explore


Techland focused on keeping the environments feeling new
Mar 22
Sebastian Reichert, the executive producer of Dead Island: Riptide, thinks that exploration will be the shining star of the upcoming open-world zombie survival game. When asked what the single aspect of Riptide that play... read

Here's a new Dead Island Riptide gameplay trailer, IDIOT


Zombies and stuff do things to people
Mar 21
Oh look, here's a new trailer for Dead Island Riptide. What are you going to do about it? Watch it, probably. Yeah, thought you might. Predictable.  The latest video from Deep Silver does what you expect it to do. There... read
Dead Island: Riptide

Dead Island: Riptide shambles in with new screens


Yep, it looks like Dead Island all right
Mar 15
Dead Island: Riptide has some new screenshots to show off, and you guessed it -- they have zombies in them. The screens showcase a few areas similar in theme to what we've seen before in the original game, including one brief... read
Dead Island Riptide

Dead Island Riptide's pre-order content gets detailed


Fire knives!
Mar 05
Those that pre-order Dead Island Riptide will be given downloadable content packs. What exactly are in the packs? Here's the break down! DLC #1: The Survivor Pack BBQ Blade: Knife that you can set on fire or something XP/Sta... read
Koch Media

Koch Media doesn't intend to become 'the next THQ'


Wants to keep its ambition in check
Feb 04
While Koch Media isn't a household name, it and Deep Silver have been in the background for years, and its recent acquisition of Saints Row maker Volition and the Metro property helped to raise awareness of the German media g... read
Office Chat

Doorbusting the Dead Island tourism board on PC standards


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Jan 30
In this latest installment of Office Chat, Jordan Devore, Brett Zeidler, and I consider whether Dead Island's cinematic trailers are misleading and if PC gamers should expect ports of games that utilize the superior power of their hardware. Plus, Nintendo's Virtual Console promotion might be a bit confusing, but represents a pretty good value. read

It's 'ridiculous' to call Dead Island trailers misleading


Deep Silver defends CGI videos from critics
Jan 29
When Dead Island first got our attention, it did so with a bang. The infamous CGI video presented the game's zombie apocalypse as something tragic, personal, and deeply affecting, a far cry from the reality of a game that's m... read






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