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2:00 PM on 07.30.2013

Humble Bundle: Saints Row, Dead Island, Risen 2

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...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 05.18.2013

NPD: Injustice and Dead Island lead sales in April

[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...

Tony Ponce

3:30 PM on 04.27.2013

Riptide and Star Trek co-op problems related to Steam

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...

Fraser Brown

9:30 AM on 04.26.2013

Dead Island Riptide Steam codes unlock Dark Souls

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...

Jim Sterling



Video Review: Dead Island Riptide  photo
Video Review: Dead Island Riptide
by Jim Sterling

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 facts on four key areas -- story, gameplay, graphics and audio -- before concluding with encouragement to check out the full written work. 

Video reviews will be voiced by the author, and (usually) edited by our lovely video kingpin Conrad Zimmerman. 

We're looking for feedback of course, so do feel free to let us know what you think!

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New releases: Don't Starve will be the end of you photo
New releases: Don't Starve will be the end of you
by Fraser Brown

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 I had a hard time deciding which upcoming title made me tingle the most. In the end, however, it's got to be Don't Starve. I've been playing the beta for months, and it's stolen my heart (and sanity). I've turned pig-men into slaves, built towns only for them to be destroyed by hellish monsters, and been driven to the brink of insanity by hunger and fear. I love it.

Also launching this week is StarDrive, a rather lovely 4X space strategy game, the beta of which has already swallowed up a good chunk of my time; zombies continue to be a menace to people living in paradise in Dead Island: Riptide; Star Trek is boldly going where lots of Star Trek games have gone before by not looking like it's very good; Monaco has chums performing heists together, which I can totally get behind; and Dragon's Dogma gets some DLC/ a re-release in the form of Dark Arisen.

Splashing out on anything this week?

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9:00 AM on 04.22.2013

Reviews Elsewhere: Dead Island: Riptide

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...

Jim Sterling



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Review: Dead Island Riptide
by Jim Sterling

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? Riptide hopes so, because its sole purpose is to provide exactly more of it, and nothing further. 

The ironic thing is, Riptide is probably going to be most enjoyed by those completely new to the series. To a Dead Island veteran, Riptide's stance of, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," may come off as tiresome, especially since the original game had plenty worth fixing. That, and the original's setting was a lot more engaging. 

Still, if all you ever wanted was two games about slicing zombies with poisoned katanas and exploding knives, Riptide has your back.

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8:00 AM on 04.09.2013

Dead Island Riptide screens have lots of green in them

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...

Jim Sterling

4:15 PM on 03.22.2013

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

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...

Brett Makedonski

1:15 PM on 03.22.2013

PAX: Dead Island: Riptide prods players to explore

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...

Brett Makedonski





11:30 AM on 03.21.2013

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

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...

Jim Sterling

8:30 PM on 03.15.2013

Dead Island: Riptide shambles in with new screens

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...

Chris Carter

5:00 AM on 03.05.2013

Dead Island Riptide's pre-order content gets detailed

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:15 PM on 02.04.2013

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

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...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 01.30.2013

Doorbusting the Dead Island tourism board on PC standards

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.

Conrad Zimmerman