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10:45 AM on 08.08.2014

Dying Light's gamescom trailer is all about hunting and hiding

As I wrote about at E3, there's a lot that you can do in Techland's Dying Light. First and foremost, you can run, jump, and grapple your way across terrain at a breakneck speed. You can take a break from traversal and use yo...

Brett Makedonski


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.






Dying Light is less about zombies and more about movement photo
Dying Light is less about zombies and more about movement
by Brett Makedonski

What can be done freshen up the zombie genre at this point? Videogames, television shows, movies, comics -- virtually every pop culture medium's been infested by the craze, long ago hitting a saturation (and then oversaturation) point. So, how does a developer like Techland, who's most well-known recently for its zombie games, take the concept and still manage to make it its own?

Techland's creating a game about zombies, that isn't really about zombies. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, that's what it's doing with Dying Light. And who knows -- maybe that's the take on the undead genre that'll liven it up a bit.

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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

1:45 PM on 06.04.2014

Dying Light wants to make a murderer out of you

Everything that we've seen of Dying Light thus far has looked neat, but kind of devoid of personality. It's just seemed like another zombie game with attractive running mechanics. This trailer bucks that trend and adds a bit of charisma. It also adds blood. Lots and lots of blood -- especially after the sun goes down.

Brett Makedonski

11:00 AM on 05.08.2014

Dying Light delayed, coming out February 2015

Dying Light was originally going to be released this year, but developer Techland just announced they have to delay the release until February 2015. Techland has stated that the delay is due to them improving the traversal sy...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:00 PM on 04.30.2014

Techland pushing Hellraid to PS4 and Xbox One

Techland's first-person skeleton-smasher Hellraid has returned after a delay with news that it will now release for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 instead of last-generation consoles. It's being moved to Dying Light's Chrome Eng...

Jordan Devore

10:15 AM on 04.17.2014

4K TVs that feature PlayStation Now coming this June

Gaikai-based PS3 game streaming service PlayStation Now was just revealed at this year's CES, and now it's making its way into the first television sets. If you've been shopping for a new TV, here are the details on which Son...

Dale North

11:00 PM on 04.01.2014

Throw your own eyeballs around in Hellraid: The Escape

Hellraid is an upcoming first-person co-op slasher in development for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Hellraid: The Escape, on the other hand, is a mobile survival title along the same lines as The Room. This one is bei...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Here's our latest look at Dying Light photo
Here's our latest look at Dying Light
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Techland has released this latest look at Dying Light, emphasizing what they're trying to achieve with the narrative. It also shows off the gameplay a bunch, and it's looking pretty great. Oh and hey there's a little girl about to get attacked by someone. Will that actually be in the game? Someone think of the children!

This trailer is kind of funny overall, as the studio was teasing some sort of announcement last week. The teaser just turned out to be a new trailer. People were hoping for a demo, or even better yet a release date. Who teases a trailer after multiple trailers have already been released?

Oh, Techland.

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Games with Gold: Dead Island, Toy Soldiers: Cold War photo
Games with Gold: Dead Island, Toy Soldiers: Cold War
by Jordan Devore

Microsoft's Games with Gold promotion is becoming a parody of itself. In February, Xbox Live Gold subscribers are once again getting two free titles, one that is the first installment of a popular franchise, and another that's an enjoyable but perhaps under-appreciated Xbox Live Arcade title. Those are Dead Island and Toy Soldiers: Cold War, respectively.

As ever, the first free game -- in this case, Dead Island -- will become free for Gold members on the first of the month. So, tomorrow. You'll then have until February 16 to download it at which point game number two, Cold War, goes free for the rest of the month.

You really should make a note to download that second one, though -- you get to shoot at tanks as an offbrand Rambo toy. It's pretty special. I also much preferred its setting over the first Toy Soldiers, so if you resisted it for similar reasons, consider getting the sequel.

Xbox Live Gold Members get Dead Island and Toy Soldiers: Cold War Free in February [Major Nelson]

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1:30 PM on 12.17.2013

When it gets dark, Dying Light will freak you out

Daytime? Nice, warm rays of orange sunshine as if you were perpetually awaking from a refreshing cat nap? Sure, whatever. Drop kick zombies freely, like you're Faith from Mirror's Edge. Even zombies look a bit silly and list...

Steven Hansen





2:30 PM on 12.09.2013

Enjoy six minutes of Dying Light gameplay from VGX

Look, it may seem derisive to describe Dying Light as just "Dead Island + parkour" but dang if that ain't what it looks like. In this six-minute video you'll see some light traversal and some heavy-duty zombie bashing using ...

Alasdair Duncan

3:45 PM on 11.18.2013

This Dying Light trailer shows some vibrant light

Techland has something it wants to show you. It's been working super hard to make sure you're impressed by the lighting effects in Dying Light. You gotta throw all these next-gen resources at something, after all. So, take a...

Brett Makedonski

1:00 PM on 10.30.2013

Hellraid won't be ready in time for release this year

Between Hellraid and Dying Light, it's the former Techland game I'm more curious about. (I'm burned out on the developer's zombie titles. Can you blame me?) While this does rather blatantly look like a project from the people...

Jordan Devore



Dying Light is surprisingly fun, and pretty damn intense photo
Dying Light is surprisingly fun, and pretty damn intense
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Spencer Hayes and I got some quality time with Techland's Dying Light and we both came away pretty surprised from the experience. The game features a day and night cycle, and the day time stuff we played was pretty average. We knew what to expect, especially after playing games like Dead Island, another open world zombie game from Techland.

But then the night time stuff came up and holy crap the game gets super intense. More importantly, Dying Light becomes way more fun. The zombies transform in runner style zombies like the ones from Left 4 Dead and they become relentless in chasing you down. My heart was seriously racing as I tried to escape the horde, so they've certainly nailed down the horror aspect.

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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...

Jordan Devore