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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

1:00 PM on 09.18.2012

Dead Island Riptide tries again with another CGI trailer

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...

Jim Sterling

10:45 AM on 08.28.2012

Project Hell is a medieval Dead Island spin-off

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...

Jim Sterling

2:35 PM on 06.05.2012

E3: Dead Island Riptide announced

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...

Patrick Hancock

11:00 PM on 01.26.2012

Dead Island's new DLC trailer goes forwards not backwards

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...

Kyle MacGregor

2:30 PM on 01.16.2012

'Ryder White' add-on next for Dead Island

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 ...

Jordan Devore



25 Days: Win Dead Island and the Bloodbath Arena DLC! photo
25 Days: Win Dead Island and the Bloodbath Arena DLC!
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

[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, the recently released Bloodbath Arena downloadable mode offers even more carnage with arena combat featuring wave after wave of zombies.

One of my favorite things about Dead Island is that you can combine objects to make a new insane weapon. Baseball bats with nails attached to it, explosive knives to so much more. We're giving away five Steam codes for Dead Island along with five code for the Bloodbath Arena DLC and to win, you're going to need to leave a comment below telling us what two objects you would combine to create a super weapon of your own.

We'll be picking five of you at random to give a Dead Island and Bloodbath Arena code to after the contest closes at 11:59PM CST tonight. No limit to entry and contest is open to everyone! GO GO GO!

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3:30 PM on 11.29.2011

Shock: Dead Island banned in Germany at last

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 ...

Jim Sterling