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Dead Island Riptide's pre-order content gets detailed


Fire knives!
Mar 05
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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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Koch Media

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


Wants to keep its ambition in check
Feb 04
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Office Chat

Doorbusting the Dead Island tourism board on PC standards


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Jan 30
// Conrad Zimmerman
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.
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It's 'ridiculous' to call Dead Island trailers misleading


Deep Silver defends CGI videos from critics
Jan 29
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Dead Island Riptide gets a nine minute gameplay video


No booby torsos in sight!
Jan 24
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Company apologizes after fan backlash
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 ...

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Dead Island Riptide 'Zombie Bait' Edition is turbo gross


IT'S GOT ITS ARMS OFF!
Jan 15
// Jim Sterling
[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...
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Dead Island Riptide Collector's Edition includes suitcase


Like a mini suitcase or something
Jan 10
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...
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Dead Island's Sam B has a new music video


And Chamillionaire is in it
Nov 16
// Conrad Zimmerman
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 ...
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Fifth playable character in Dead Island Riptide announced


He could beat the sh*t out of you
Nov 06
// Brett Zeidler
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...
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Dead Island: Riptide coming April 23 in North America


Best zombie videogame boxart ever?
Oct 30
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...
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Dead Island Riptide tries again with another CGI trailer


If it works once, it'll work twice! Right?
Sep 18
// Jim Sterling
Dead Island first forcibly grabbed the attention of the gaming populace with that trailer, the beautiful bit of digital art that said nothing about the game but got everybody very excited. With Dead Island Riptide, Deep Silv...
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Project Hell is a medieval Dead Island spin-off


Aug 28
// Jim Sterling
Techland has revealed it is working on a new game currently titled Project Hell. Based on a Dead Island mod, this spin-off title will give us first-person brutalizing in a medieval setting.  The game has been spun off fr...
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E3: Dead Island Riptide announced


Jun 05
// Patrick Hancock
Deep Silver has just announced that Dead Island Riptide is in full development for consoles and PCs. Techland, the same studio that made the original game, is working on the sequel. More information will be revealed "later th...
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Dead Island's new DLC trailer goes forwards not backwards


Jan 26
// Kyle MacGregor
Anyone who was looking forward to Dead Island for a narrative that focuses on the emotional side of the zombie apocalypse probably walked away from Techland's latest effort at least somewhat unfulfilled. But if blu...
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'Ryder White' add-on next for Dead Island


Jan 16
// Jordan Devore
Assuming you haven't grown tired of dismembering the undead, Dead Island would like to ask you back for another visit to Banoi. The game's "Ryder White" downloadable content is scheduled for January 31 on PlayStation Network ...
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[Update: Contest over! Winners are Azzurus,  Zepinephrine, Noir, Batthink and kierany!] Dead Island is a zombie game that takes pleasure in being an unadulterated smorgasbord of violence and mayhem. If that wasn't enough...

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Shock: Dead Island banned in Germany at last


Nov 29
// Jim Sterling
In news that will surprise only people who have never heard of Germany before, it has come to light that Dead Island's been banned ... in Germany!  Deep Silver is not surprised, gamers are not surprised, and I doubt the ...
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The DTOID Show: Jak & Dax in HD, No DRM For Ezio


Nov 10
// Max Scoville
Hey gang! Here's The Destructoid Show's daily (?) newsflash. Not much in the way of news, because uh, Skyrim, duh, but here's what we've got: Jak and Daxter is coming to PS3 in HD. We don't know when, that's just what t...
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New console patch for Dead Island bumps the level cap


Nov 09
// Jordan Devore
Techland has issued a patch for the console versions of Dead Island which should be live by the time you read this post. If it's a level cap, someone's inevitably going to want it raised; players can now progress up to level ...
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Dead Island 2 may be called Dead World


Nov 03
// Jim Sterling
The first sniff of a Dead Island sequel may have wafted our way, with news that Polish developer Techland recently trademarked a new game name, Dead World. That's like an Island but bigger! No official announcement of a seque...
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Go Vacation is truly emotional


Oct 14
// Jim Sterling
I think I can hear my soul weeping. 
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Dead Island PC patch arrives, still no Bloodbath DLC


Oct 12
// Jim Sterling
A new patch has arrived to fix a number of outstanding issues with Dead Island on PC, including corrupted save files. The long-awaited "Bloodbath" DLC is still unavailable, due to Techland working on all these fixes. Oh, Tech...
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Dead Island 'Bloodbath Arena' DLC aiming for mid-November


Oct 10
// Jordan Devore
Those waiting on Dead Island's first downloadable content, "Bloodbath Arena," can continue sitting patiently while the elevator music drifts onward indefinitely. The add-on is now looking at a mid-November release, according ...
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That badass trailer worked! Movie get. Lionsgate announced today that it has acquired the film rights Dead Island, and that they've begun working on a movie.  Sean Daniel ("The Mummy") will produce the zombie flick, says...

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Deus Ex, Dungeon Siege III, Dead Island cheap on Amazon


Sep 27
// Conrad Zimmerman
Amazon usually does a pretty good job of putting recent games on sale but not usually this good. The retailer's Deals of the Week in videogames see a 33% markdown on Deus Ex: Human Revolution, a $14 reduction on Dead Island, ...
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Techland's priority is fixing Dead Island first, then DLC


Sep 15
// Jordan Devore
With a rough launch and issues still needing to be addressed on multiple platforms, it might be a while before we get to play add-on content for Dead Island. "Right now the Dead Island development team's priority is working ...
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You are already Dead Island


Sep 12
// Jim Sterling
Tired of using electrified katanas, burning axes and exploding knives to execute the zombies of Dead Island? You might want to try this PC mod, as it allows you to finish off the horde using the mystical art of Hokotu Shinke...
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Dead Island's 'Bloodbath' survival mode detailed


Sep 09
// Jim Sterling
Some more details about Dead Island's upcoming "Bloodbath" downloadable content have surfaced, revealing that the package will contain four survival maps, which do exactly what you think they do -- pit you against an endless ...
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I can't stay up past 10:30 PM anymore because I'm old, but I know a few people who can. Destructoid is teaming with Bitmob to play Deep Silver's cooperative zombie-massacre title Dead Island for -- wait for it -- 20 hours str...


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