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2:45 PM on 08.27.2014

Escape Escape Dead Island's time loop on November 18

Do you like piña coladas and getting caught in zombie-infested time loops? Are you not into yoga, but into land masses that are surrounded by water on all sides? Deep Silver took out a personal ad. It wants ...

Brett Makedonski




California is not an island, but here are my Dead Island 2 impressions photo
California is not an island, but here are my Dead Island 2 impressions
by Dale North

You'll be able to explore Los Angeles, Santa Monica, some beaches, a golf course, and maybe even more in the final version of Dead Island 2. But what Deep Silver was showing at gamescom 2014 was pretty limited. I only got to run around a small, closed-off section of the Los Angeles suburbs. It was a short taste of what the Southern California zombie-slaughtering life is like. 

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Dead Island 2 gameplay trailer shows zombie freezing, chopping, and neck-snapping photo
Dead Island 2 gameplay trailer shows zombie freezing, chopping, and neck-snapping
by Bill Zoeker

There's a new gameplay trailer out for Dead Island 2, called "Sunshine & Slaughter" revealing a variety of ways to to dispatch the undead. The most interesting of which involves some sort weapon modifier allowing players to freeze enemies.

In this video, I also offer my musings at the change of hands behind the Dead Island franchise. Could we get a truly worthwhile Dead Island game from the creators of Spec Ops: The Line?

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1:30 PM on 08.11.2014

Explode zombie heads into raspberry jam with Dead Island 2

This game is a bloody messy. In a good way. I've never been too keen on Dead Island, but maybe with Spec Ops developer Yager on Dead Island 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One), this will make for a good time. Maybe some white ph...

Steven Hansen

8:00 PM on 08.01.2014

There's going to be a Dead Island movie (for real this time)

A few years ago, Lionsgate picked up the film rights to Dead Island but now Deep Silver is moving forward with Occupant Entertainment to "package, produce, and finance" an adaptation. It's unclear which direction the movie wi...

Jordan Devore

6:15 PM on 07.09.2014

You could theoretically make Deep Silver package a real zombie with Dead Island 2 Collector's Edition

Remember the last time we talked about a Dead Island collector's edition and it was a disembodied female torso? I don't think Deep Silver wants to go that route this time, so they're turning to the community to find out what ...

Brittany Vincent



Escape Dead Island is a single-player 'survival mystery' photo
Escape Dead Island is a single-player 'survival mystery'
by Steven Hansen

The next Dead Island game isn't Dead Island 2. Of course, Dead Island: Riptide already showed the series' disregard for numeration. Counting the early access MOBA, Dead Island 2 should be Dead Island 5. But Dead Island is doing things differently in order to "create a universe in this IP."

And from this comes Escape Dead Island, a single-player only, cel-shaded "survival mystery" that's "Groundhog's Day meets Memento." I wouldn't go that far. It's something different, though.

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5:00 AM on 06.27.2014

Dead Island Epidemic is a 'ZOMBA,' not a MOBA, get it right

Dead Island Epidemic's four-minute gameplay video tries really hard to be hardcore, but I cringed at the way the announcer said the title. It wasn't good. With that said, it looks like it could be fun. Obviously this is a MO...

Brittany Vincent



These were the best trailers of E3 2014 photo
These were the best trailers of E3 2014
by Brett Makedonski

That's another E3 in the books. After months of speculation as to what gaming's most important convention might hold, four quick days clear everything up. In a way, it almost feels criminally short given everything that's on display at the show.

While it's impossible to personally see everything at E3, publishers always put their best foot forward by releasing new trailers for almost the entirety of their portfolio. It's a handy practice, as it's a nice marketing tactic to give the world a controlled glimpse of their games.

It's important to remember that trailers need to be taken with a grain of salt. They might accurately portray the title. Rather, they may eventually completely misrepresent the game entirely. Regardless of what the future holds for each, these were the trailers that best captured our attention last week.

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2:00 PM on 06.12.2014

Techland: We didn't want Dying Light to be Dead Island 2

Ever since Techland's Dying Light was announced, it's drawn comparisons to Dead Island -- the studio's previous title. It's easy to see how many would come to that quick conclusion with it being an open-wo...

Brett Makedonski



Video: Dead Island 2 E3 2014 impressions photo
Video: Dead Island 2 E3 2014 impressions
by Jordan Devore

Huh. I missed that Spec Ops: The Line studio Yager is handling development on Dead Island 2. That knowledge combined with the excellent CG trailer has me mildly interested.

Here's Max sharing his thoughts after seeing an early demo at E3. He's feeling similarly guarded, but says the tone is improved and there's enhancements to weapon crafting -- you'll be able to build stuff like a motorized pitchfork, a weed-whacker with blades on it, and a fiery crossbow.

Dead Island 2 isn't due out until spring 2015 where it'll be available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, so we'll see how it progresses from here. Can't wait to see that motion-captured cat.

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8:46 PM on 06.09.2014

Deep Silver announces Dead Island 2, set in Southern California

Dead Island 2 is a thing, unveiled today at Sony's E3 press conference. It'll have a full Sony exclusive beta, as well as an exclusive character on PS4. The new trailer shown off by Deep Silver shows a complete transformation from an unwitting jogger to a full-on zombie threat.

Chris Carter

1:45 PM on 05.13.2014

Deep Silver kicks off two weeks of Humble Daily Bundles

Over the next two weeks, Humble Bundle will be running 24-hour deals and the promotion kicks off this morning with a repeat of the Humble Deep Silver Bundle. It was a pretty good compilation originally, and it's back with upd...

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 04.02.2014

Saints Row IV thinks highly of itself, releasing Game of the Century Edition

Ever since the third installment in the series, Saints Row has been a franchise that hasn't been afraid to toot its own horn. Not necessarily without cause, though -- after all, Saints Row IV was pretty darn good. B...

Brett Makedonski

1:30 PM on 04.01.2014

Goats make everything better

Goats, man. I've been all about them ever since I started playing Coffee Stain Studios' weird, wild, surprisingly secret-filled Goat Simulator. Fact: more games need goats. As uninterested as I am in Dead Island: Epidemic, a...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 02.27.2014

Dead Island: Epidemic now playable in closed beta

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 g...

Jordan Devore