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Video: Dead Island 2 E3 2014 impressions

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. ...   read

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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 ...   read

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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 updated (see: bett...   read

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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. But don't take o...   read

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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 multiplayer on...   read

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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 game, three team...   read

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Dead Island: Epidemic accepting closed beta sign-ups now

Deep Silver has announced that they are now accepting sign-ups for the closed beta of Dead Island: Extinction, the multiplayer online battle arena spin-off of the tropical zombie franchise. The actual start date has not been released, thoug...   read

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Games with Gold: Dead Island, Toy Soldiers: Cold War

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 ...   read

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Deep Silver is having a big discount sale on Steam

Big publisher sales are always a great way of filling any big gaps in your Steam library, especially if there's some franchise bundles. Deep Silver is having a weekend sale on lots of PC titles, including bundle deals for Dead Island and Sa...   read

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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 win condition, it...   read

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GTA, CoD, & Dishonored Multiplayer! Plus: Prey 2 Reboot?

Hey gang! I'm back from my important business trip to give you hard-hitting news about video games! Hooray! Today we talk about Grand Theft Auto Online, which sounds totally nuts, and apparently involves submarines?! Dying Light looks...   read

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Dead Island MOBA, Carmack Goes To Oculus & Double Zelda!

Here's today's not-live Destructoid Show! On which we discuss the following:  There are two new Zelda games coming out this fall, let's look at videos of them! id software co-founder John Carmack is now working for Oculus, along with ...   read

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More Dead Island? More Dead Island

In a reddit Ask Me Almost Anything with Deep Silver creative director Guido Eickmeyer, question after question wondered about the state of Dead Island. After the recent announcement of Dead Island: Epidemic, a MOBA of all things, it seems f...   read

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Free-to-play MOBA Dead Island: Epidemic announced

It sounds like parody, doesn't it? The seemingly unstoppable Dead Island series is moving in a strange new direction with Epidemic, a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game for PC made public today in an oh-so-brief announcement....   read

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Humble Bundle: Saints Row, Dead Island, Risen 2

Deep Silver is the latest publisher to get a Humble Bundle. For the next two weeks, you'll be able to save big on franchises like Dead Island and Saints Row. The pricing breakdown is slightly different this time, so here's what you need to ...   read

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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! Look at the inform...   read

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Riptide and Star Trek co-op problems related to Steam

You've just picked up a game to play with your mates, and you're appropriately excited. Maybe it's Dead Island: Riptide, and you're preparing to slaughter a million zombies all in the name of good fun, or perhaps you're getting ready to fig...   read


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 instead of the z...   read

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Video Review: Dead Island Riptide

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 ke...   read

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New releases: Don't Starve will be the end of you

I'm a bit late with this week's new releases, as I'm still recovering from my wee sister's wedding, where I wracked up an ungodly bar bill. Your sympathy and donations will be greatly appreciated.  It's a busy week, and I had a hard t...   read


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.  What di...   read

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Review: Dead Island Riptide

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 s...   read


Dead Island Riptide screens have lots of green in them

Deep Silver has squirted a slick offering of Dead Island Riptide screenshots for your viewing delight. Low on the zombie visuals, this latest gallery seems intended more to show off the tropical environments which, I can confirm, are a lot ...   read

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Dead Island: Riptide

PAX: Expect a 20- to 30-hour story out of DI: Riptide

Dead Island: Riptide might have a $50 price point, but that doesn't mean that it's skimping on the content. Sebastian Reichert, the game's executive producer, says that players can expect a 20- to 30-hour campaign. "It's hard to say th...   read

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Dead Island: Riptide

PAX: Dead Island: Riptide prods players to explore

Sebastian Reichert, the executive producer of Dead Island: Riptide, thinks that exploration will be the shining star of the upcoming open-world zombie survival game. When asked what the single aspect of Riptide that players will find m...   read

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