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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...

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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

10:15 AM on 01.29.2013

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

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...

Jim Sterling

9:30 AM on 01.24.2013

Dead Island Riptide gets a nine minute gameplay video

Deep Silver has seen fit to grace the realm with nine minutes of Dead Island Riptide gameplay footage. The game's not shown off much moving imagery yet, so this nice hefty chunk is most welcome! The pre-alpha footage shows o...

Jim Sterling



Deep Silver deeply regrets gruesome Dead Island statue photo
Deep Silver deeply regrets gruesome Dead Island statue
by Kyle MacGregor

Dead Island has turned heads since its very inception, but Deep Silver bit off more than it could chew today with its latest promotion for the series. The publisher received a torrent of negative feedback upon unveiling Dead Island Riptide's Zombie Bait Edition. After weighing fan response, the company has apologized for the limited edition and its "gruesome statue of a zombie torso." 

"We sincerely regret this choice," Deep Silver announced via Twitter. "For now, we want to reiterate to the community, fans and industry how deeply sorry we are, and that we are committed to making sure this will never happen again." 

Deep Silver's plans for the horrific bust remain unclear at present. In its statement the company made no mention of plans to alter or remove any contents from the package.

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7:44 AM on 01.15.2013

Dead Island Riptide 'Zombie Bait' Edition is turbo gross

[Update: Deep Silver's US department has wished to make it clear that Zombie Bait Edition is for Europe only, and will not be available in the United States. Instead, it'll only offer the previously announced Collector's Edit...

Jim Sterling

1:30 PM on 01.10.2013

Dead Island Riptide Collector's Edition includes suitcase

Dead Island Riptide is getting a Collector's Edition in North America and the contents were all voted on by fans. The "Rigor Mortis Edition" includes a zombie hula girl bobble figure, zombie arm bottle opener, bungalow key, a...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:00 AM on 11.16.2012

Dead Island's Sam B has a new music video

This is a little ridiculous. So, I guess that, in the Dead Island version of the world, Sam B teamed up with Chamillionaire on a track before taking his fateful gig in Banoi. And there's now a music video for it, which ...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:00 AM on 11.06.2012

Fifth playable character in Dead Island Riptide announced

If you got bored of the four characters that were in the original Dead Island, I'm sure you'll be happy to know that a fifth playable character is on his way to the Dead Island Riptide roster. John Morgan (who can be seen&nbs...

Brett Zeidler

3:00 PM on 10.30.2012

Dead Island: Riptide coming April 23 in North America

Dead Island: Riptide will be arriving in North America on April 23 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Along with the release date info is news of a special edition that you can get if you pre-order the game from partici...

Hamza CTZ Aziz