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Blacklight developer Zombie Studios closes doors

Zombie Studios, the developer behind Blacklight and responsible for launching the Spec Ops series, has stated they are shutting down operations after more than two decades in the industry. The announcement comes by way of a brief ...

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Review: Daylight

I've been an enthusiast of the horror genre ever since I laid hands on Eternal Darkness for the GameCube. Although not a fair comparison to many survival horror games since, I’ve understood what it takes for a game to cree...


Daylight sees a slight delay, now coming April 29

Daylight has been delayed slightly, and will now be coming out on April 29 instead of on April 8. Why the delay? So Atlus and developers Zombie Studios can fine tune the scariness. Atlus released this statement on the exact reasons they ha...


Blacklight: Retribution on PS4 gets a horde mode

Blacklight: Retribution on the PlayStation 4 just got a new update today, and with it came the Onslaught horde mode. This new mode sees four players working together to fight off endless waves of infected creatures. You know, typical horde ...

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Daylight will let Twitch users scare PS4 streamers

Atlus dropped quite a bit of interesting information regarding the first-person horror game Daylight today. The most important nuggets may be that the game is now set to release for PC and PlayStation 4 on April 8, priced at $14.99. Se...


DOOM 4 beta, Yokai Watch & Final Fantasy on PC

Hey everybody, I’m back from Japan! And here’s your quasi-timely news update for the first two thirds of this week. Irrational Games closed, pre-ordering Wolfenstein: The New Order gets you a beta for the new and technically un...

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New Daylight trailer gives a little horror atmosphere

Above you'll find a new trailer for Daylight, the upcoming horror title for PS4 from Zombie Studios. It's suitably creepy, moving slowly through the game's ruined hospital environment and filling it with haunting noises and panicked breath...

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Grimy Daylight screens make me wan' go home

Zombie Studio's upcoming, procedurally generated PC and PS4 horror game Daylight just got some new screenshots, as well as a bit of backstory. It seems the abandoned hospital bit I played during my preview gives way to the sewer system as y...

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Blacklight: Retribution has a terrible launch trailer

Blacklight: Retribution, the best free-to-play game of 2012, returns with what has to be the worst trailer of 2013. Don't know if all of the chosen quotes were meant to be this bad as a joke, but it's not funny either way. Tacky trailer as...

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Exclusive! Zombie Studios announces Phantom Army

Update: We have an interview! Like '80s comic books?  You're gonna dig this -- Destructoid just received an exclusive look at Zombie Studios' next game: Phantom Army, a free-to-play third-person cover-based shooter with a distinctive a...

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Daylight scared the sh*t out of me

Daylight? More like Darklight. Because it's so fu*king dark in here and I can't god damn see and there are fu*king ghosts everywhere god damn it Hamza why did you make me preview this game. This is what I remembered a few minutes into Zombi...

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Getting spooked in Daylight while wearing an Oculus Rift

Sensory deprivation can be relaxing. It can also be terrifying in extreme measures, like the sound proof acoustic chamber that causes its guests to hallucinate. Wearing an Oculus Rift is a little bit like that. Especially in a first-person ...

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Console MOBA Guardians of Middle-earth coming to PC

Monolith took a crack at making a multiplayer online battle arena experience for consoles with Guardians of Middle-earth. It was an admirable attempt -- and I enjoyed the game quite a lot for what it was, which was a trimmed-down take on t...


Blacklight: Retribution gets level cap increase, Dropzone

Fans of Zombie Studios' Blacklight: Retribution will be happy to hear that the free-to-play FPS has received a splendid little update, increasing the level cap as well as adding a new map that Tango Down players are sure to recogn...

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Blacklight dev: 'Sony is really in to win this one'

Sony revealed several more indie titles last night during the Game Developers Conference that are set to hit the PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, and even PlayStation 4. Sony has been showing a lot of support to smaller developers, and even...

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Blacklight: Retribution is coming to the PlayStation 4

[Note: The images used in this article are from the PC version of Retribution.] Developer Zombie Studios has announced that its free-to-play first-person shooter, Blacklight: Retribution, will be coming to the PlayStation 4 as the first P...

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Why Zombie Studios turned down publishers for Daylight

Rounding out our recent coverage of Zombie Studios' horror game Daylight, I have a little more from my chat last week with studio creative head Jared Gerritzen and writer Jessica Chobot. With the studio behind Blacklight: Retribution attach...

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PAX: Daylight takes horror into the YouTube age

When gamers argue about whether or not a game is survival horror, they tend to focus on the scares. Jump scares are a particular bone of contention because they can be effective only a few times before they get predictable. The forthcoming ...

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How Daylight intends to scare the sh*t out of you

After catching a glimpse of Zombie Studios' Daylight in action yesterday, I hope you're in the mood for more on the horror title. I spoke with studio creative head Jared Gerritzen earlier this week about how the game will leverage procedura...

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Exclusive: Debut trailer for Zombie Studios' Daylight

Zombie Studios has shared details and screenshots for its procedurally-generated horror title Daylight, but now we're getting to see the Unreal Engine 4 game in motion. While the video is indeed a teaser, it should help put meaning to all ...

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Daylight will be playable at PAX East

Zombie Studios has confirmed Daylight will be playable at PAX East 2013. The upcoming horror game has been attracting quite a lot of attention since it was announced back in February, and PAX East attendees will be able to play a ...

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Blacklight: Retribution just got itself a horde mode

Zombie Studios's free-to-play FPS Blacklight: Retribution just got some brand new free content in the form of a horde mode. Onslaught sees up to four players working together to fight off wave after wave of zombies. Players will also be ge...

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Get your Dtoid weapon tag for Blacklight: Retribution!

[Update: Codes expired! Stay tuned in the future for more giveaways!] Our friends at Perfect World and Zombie Studios have given the Dtoid community 10,000 codes to unlock the Mr. Destructoid weapon tag in Blacklight: Retribution! Previousl...

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Review: Special Forces: Team X

Special Forces: Team X looked to fill a certain void in the PC market. One without the joint effects of chest-high walls, competitive multiplayer, and a cover system. Mass Effect 3's multiplayer helped bring third-person cover-based shootin...

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New screenshots of Unreal Engine 4 horror game Daylight

Although we already got the first details on Zombie Studios' PC horror game Daylight from an interview last week, the company has put out a proper announcement for the title. Built using Unreal Engine 4, Daylight focuses on replayability th...


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