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11:00 PM on 11.09.2011

New console patch for Dead Island bumps the level cap

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 ...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 11.03.2011

Dead Island 2 may be called Dead World

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...

Jim Sterling

12:00 PM on 10.14.2011

Go Vacation is truly emotional

I think I can hear my soul weeping. 

Jim Sterling

2:30 PM on 10.12.2011

Dead Island PC patch arrives, still no Bloodbath DLC

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...

Jim Sterling

9:30 PM on 10.10.2011

Dead Island 'Bloodbath Arena' DLC aiming for mid-November

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 ...

Jordan Devore



Dead Island movie is a go, Lionsgate acquires rights photo
Dead Island movie is a go, Lionsgate acquires rights
by Dale North

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 LA Times.

A statement from Lionsgate says that the movie will be "an innovation of the zombie genre because of its focus on human emotion, family ties and non-linear storytelling."

So what they're telling me is that it will be as much of a "beautiful mess" as the game was?

A film on this game could be cool, but somehow I get the feeling that it won't measure up to that original game trailer. Hopefully I'm wrong.

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10:45 AM on 09.27.2011

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

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, ...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:00 PM on 09.15.2011

Techland's priority is fixing Dead Island first, then DLC

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 ...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 09.12.2011

You are already Dead Island

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...

Jim Sterling

2:45 PM on 09.09.2011

Dead Island's 'Bloodbath' survival mode detailed

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 ...

Jim Sterling







Bitmob/Destructoid to live stream 20 hours of Dead Island photo
Bitmob/Destructoid to live stream 20 hours of Dead Island
by Nick Chester

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 straight. Or until the game's credit roll. Things could get interesting...

Yup, it's a classic all-nighter, and it'll be live streamed starting today at 7:00PM PST. Destructoid's Max Scoville and Tara Long will be teaming up with Bitmob's Sebastian Haley and Chloe Dykstra for this 20-hour-long descent into madness. Extra goodies to look out for:

  • Free copies of Dead Island will be given to randomly selected viewers throughout the event. 
  • Expect surprise guests, including back-up players like cosplayer Linda Le and Crystal Dyanamics community manager Meagan Marie. 
  • Udon lead artist Long Vo will be taking requests and drawing zombiefied versions of famous videogame characters.
  • And… other surprises!

Check back tonight around 6:45 PM PST for links to the live stream. Special thanks to Astro Gaming, Deep Silver, and Crystal Dynamics for putting up with this crazy idea and helping to make it a reality.

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9:20 AM on 09.08.2011

Dead Island code reveals 'Feminist Whore' skill

It's amazing that, after so many years, developers still haven't learned a universal truth about PC games -- if you put something in your code, people will find it. So it is that a Steam user was poking around in Dead Island'...

Jim Sterling

10:30 PM on 09.07.2011

The DTOID Show: A Kiss From The Nubs & New Vita Games

[The Destructoid Show gives a rundown of all the top news from Destructoid.com every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Subscribe to us on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook....

Max Scoville

10:00 AM on 09.07.2011

Dead Island's character animation is terrifying

Dead Island is a pretty scary game at times, but it turns out that the real horror isn't the undead ... it's the living! Using the accidentally released "dev kit" version of the game, a player went into third-person mode to ...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 09.07.2011

Deep Silver offering 'make up' plan for Dead Island PC

It's not quite so bad as this year's PSN outage, but Deep Silver has issued an apology for the myriad issues surrounding Dead Island on PC, and is planning to offer something by way of apology. Those affected by the launch da...

Jim Sterling

1:30 PM on 09.06.2011

Dead Island Map App is a Dead Island map ... as an app

Do you hate pushing a single button on your controller to bring up a convenient in-game map? Do you instead wish that you could pull out your iPhone and boot up an app every time you wanted to look at it? Well now you can! Th...

Jim Sterling