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Dead Island: Epidemic  



Dead Island: Epidemic now playable in closed beta


4:30 PM on 02.27.2014
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The closed beta for Dead Island: Epidemic has gone live and can be played "24/7," on the off chance you signed up for it at the beginning of the month and haven't since lost interest.

In this multiplayer online battle arena game, three teams of four survivors attempt to gather supplies and take control points while zombies do their best to make these tasks challenging. I missed hearing that players will have direct control over their character (WASD + mouse), which had me slightly more open-minded about Epidemic until I saw a few videos on YouTube. I was hoping for faster, more arcade-like gameplay, not this.

Do I have much hope for the game? Do any of us? Not particularly. But there's still a part of my brain that is perhaps foolishly curious to see how a Dead Island MOBA will turn out.








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Dead Island: Epidemic



12:00 PM on 08.22.2013
So here's what Dead Island: Epidemic looks like

In Dead Island: Epidemic -- which is inexplicably a MOBA, if you missed the news -- three teams of four players each have to fend off zombies while also worrying about one another. And instead of base destruction being the wi...more




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10:00 AM on 08.16.2014
California is not an island, but here are my Dead Island 2 impressions

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10:00 PM on 08.11.2014
Dead Island 2 gameplay trailer shows zombie freezing, chopping, and neck-snapping

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Explode zombie heads into raspberry jam with Dead Island 2

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