We haven’t heard much about Dead Island 2 since it was announced at E3 2014. Get ready to not hear much about it for quite some time to come—publisher Deep Silver just announced that they’re dropping the developer, Yager (best known for Spec Ops: The Line).
Not a huge surprise, but it’s confirmed that Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016. Remember, this game was supposed to be released this spring! This is a significant delay.
I wasn't sure what to expect from Dying Light, a new open-world zombie game from a studio known for making the regrettable open-world zombie series Dead Island. Imagine my pleasant surprise, then, when I discovered some cool ideas during my first five hours with the game. Maybe you can teach an old zombie new tricks.
You know how they say that there's more than one way to skin a cat? Well, there's more than one way to kill a zombie, too. In case you thought you'd run out of new ways to lay the living dead to rest, Dead Island 2 is here with a new gameplay trailer to try and convince you it's still not out of ideas.
Deep Silver sold the film rights for the Dead Island franchise to Lions Gate in 2011, but then nothing happened and the rights reverted to the mothership. Now, Deep Silver is partnering with indie production house Occupant Entertainment to put the film adaptation on the fast track.
If this new trailer for Dead Island: Epidemic is any indication, Deep Silver isn't taking its zombie-killing quite so seriously anymore. That's a great thing in my mind, because it shouldn't have in the first place.
Thought that H1Z1 and Dying Light meant that we were done with Dead Island? Think again! Sony just announced Dead Island 2 at its E3 press conference.
I got a beta code for Dead Island:Epidemic. I didn't love Dead Island. I couldn't get into DOTA 2. So I didn't expect to enjoy this game at all, but it's actually a very accessible version of the biggest competitive games in the world.
Now this...this is how you make a dramatic video game trailer.
When you look at the success of stuff like The Hunger Games, Gravity and Orange Is The New Black, it's safe to say this was a pretty good year for the depiction of women in media. Just the same, though, it hasn't all been peachy this year.
Remember that haunting first trailer that Dead Island released two years ago? The reverse-time, slow-motion reveal of a zombie child thrown to her death by her father, and the tragedy preceding it all? That thing won an award at Cannes.* Now someone's gone and shot it in live action.
Here's a 12 minute gameplay demo of Dying Light, Techland's free-running zombie survival game. It looks impressive, every bit the Mirror's Edge-meets-Dead Island thing that Stephen talked when he first saw the game earlier this year.
Get a good look at that clip up top, Australians, because you won't be seeing it on your TV screens ever again.
It's like the universe was trying to tell them something.
Just because Deep Silver apologized profusely for Dead Island: Riptide's rather tasteless "Zombie Bait Edition" premium—a severed, bloodied, big-boobed bikini-clad torso—doesn't mean they actually pulled it from distribution.
In Dead Island, the first-person hack and slash RPG, you went around a tropical island, punching, kicking, maiming and shooting zombies. In Dead Island: Riptide, you do the exact same thing. For some, this is enough—but not quite for others.
There are so many things so wrong with Dead Island: Riptide that I’m not even sure where to begin.
Anytime something shocking or awful is done by the video game industry, you'll have people chiming in that we should leave it alone because it's actually art and so it has a right to exist (because apparently being art means the ability to exist without criticism and any criticism is actually the equivalent of…
By now you've probably seen the ridiculous bikini-clad severed torso that publisher Deep Silver is packaging with the European/Australian special edition of zombie action-RPG Dead Island: Riptide.
Following today's firestorm of negative reactions, game publisher Deep Silver has apologized for the ridiculously tasteless zombie torso statue that they planned to include in one of the collector's editions for Dead Island Riptide.