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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

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

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

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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Dead Island

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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Dead Island

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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Dead Island

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 April 2013

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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Steam issues

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!
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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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Dead Island: Riptide
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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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Here's a new Dead Island Riptide gameplay trailer, IDIOT

Oh look, here's a new trailer for Dead Island Riptide. What are you going to do about it? Watch it, probably. Yeah, thought you might. Predictable.  The latest video from Deep Silver does what you expect it to do. There's a ton of zom...   read

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Dead Island: Riptide

Dead Island: Riptide shambles in with new screens

Dead Island: Riptide has some new screenshots to show off, and you guessed it -- they have zombies in them. The screens showcase a few areas similar in theme to what we've seen before in the original game, including one brief picture of the...   read

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Dead Island Riptide

Dead Island Riptide's pre-order content gets detailed

Those that pre-order Dead Island Riptide will be given downloadable content packs. What exactly are in the packs? Here's the break down! DLC #1: The Survivor Pack BBQ Blade: Knife that you can set on fire or something XP/Stats booster Digi...   read

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Koch Media

Koch Media doesn't intend to become 'the next THQ'

While Koch Media isn't a household name, it and Deep Silver have been in the background for years, and its recent acquisition of Saints Row maker Volition and the Metro property helped to raise awareness of the German media group -- at leas...   read

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Doorbusting the Dead Island tourism board on PC standards

In this latest installment of Office Chat, Jordan Devore, Brett Zeidler, and I consider whether Dead Island's cinematic trailers are misleading and if PC gamers should expect ports of games that utilize the superior power of their hardware...   read

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