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5:00 PM on 08.15.2013

This gameplay video shows what Dying Light's all about

A 12-minute gameplay video of Techland's Dying Light has surfaced, and it seems like "Fight or Flight" may have also been an appropriate title for the game. The free-running mechanics are on full display, and it looks f...

Brett Makedonski



Dying Light feels, well, a lot like Dead Island photo
Dying Light feels, well, a lot like Dead Island
by Brett Makedonski

Despite it's oversaturation years ago, apparently zombie culture isn't going to die down any time soon. A steady stream of zombie-centric media is constantly flowing, and Techland is more than willing to take advantage of the craze. Dying Light is just the latest example.

If you're unfamiliar with Techland, it's the developer behind the Dead Island games. A lot of the same ideas from Dead Island are present in Dying Light, but the approach has changed a bit.

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4:45 PM on 06.07.2013

The obligatory CGI trailer for Techland's Dying Light

In typical Techland fashion, our first look at Dying Light in motion stems from a CGI trailer. I'm hopeful this is a good indication of the general vibe the studio is going for with its freerunning-centric zombie survival ti...

Jordan Devore

8:30 AM on 06.06.2013

Hellraid gameplay trailer has so many skeletons in it

Techland's first-person fantasy slash-em-up Hellraid has my attention with this new trailer, which features zombie knights and skeleton warriors dying by the bucketload. It's being compared to Hexen, and that may be valid --...

Jim Sterling

9:30 PM on 05.24.2013

Destiny, Ryse, Mirror's Edge 2 & Jonathan Blow

Hey boys and girls, here's today's energetic and stupid Destructoid Show. It's the Friday of a very busy week, so excuse us if our brains are visibly leaking out of our ears. I'm really excited about Destiny, based on this t...

Max Scoville



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Review: Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
by Jim Sterling

Call of Juarez is a series I've always wanted to enjoy. It's hard not to admire its attempts at clever storytelling, and the commitment to creating a wild west first-person shooter in an age where everything's about blasting terrorists with shotguns. Sadly, it's a series that never lived up to its potential. 

The last game in the series, The Cartel, was the worst by far, to the point where I was legitimately shocked another game in the series was coming. So utterly atrocious was The Cartel, I was sure Gunslinger would be no better, and Ubisoft's near-silent promotion of the game wasn't instilling much confidence. 

Just goes to show that you can never predict a damn thing. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is the best damn game in the series. 

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8:00 AM on 05.23.2013

Dying Light is an open world, freerunning zombie game

Okay, take Dead Island's entire concept, subtract the role-playing mechanics, throw in freerunning features akin to Mirror's Edge, and set it all in an open world that features a day-and-night cycle where things become way ha...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

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

7:00 PM on 05.08.2013

Hellraid trailer looks sufficiently hellish and raid-like

Phew.... wonder what Warren Spector makes of this then? When Hellraid lead producer Marcin Kruczkiewicz tells Eurogamer that the game is "made by guys in their 30's," he's not wrong. You can see the influence of a game ...

Alasdair Duncan

9:00 PM on 04.30.2013

Grand Theft Watchdogs, Hellraid & Soul Fjord

Today's Destructoid Show is chock full of fun news for you to learn about! Rockstar Games has released not one but three new trailers for Grand Theft Auto V, featuring the game's three new protagonists. Airtight Games announ...

Max Scoville

10:45 AM on 04.29.2013

Hellraid announced: co-op slasher for Xbox 360, PS3, PC

Techland, the folks behind Dead Island, Call of Juarez and others, have just announced their next title, a co-op first-person slasher called Hellraid. This game is coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 later this year.&nbs...

Dale North

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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4:30 PM on 04.22.2013

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger shoots the sheriff on May 22

Techland's Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, the latest entry in the Western FPS series, will hit PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and PC on May 22. Even with a new trailer, I still don't have a good grip on exactly what thi...

Allistair Pinsof

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



Review: Dead Island Riptide  photo
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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