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.
What does a games writer do, exactly? What is a writer's job? If we're talking about a writer on a movie or the author of a book, it's easy for us to figure out on our own what exactly that person is doing. But when we look at the writer of a video game, things become a bit more cloudy.
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.
If you are a severed torso fetishist or serial killer, you will undoubtedly be ecstatic to know that one special edition of Dead Island: Riptide comes with the above statue.
Like the original Dead Island, the sequel, Dead Island: Riptide won't have a German release, because that country is really weird about depictions of killing video game zombies, who technically are not even human and literally are not real. The game's creative director was asked if he thinks Germans are still getting…
Dead Island Riptide will be released on April 23, developer Deep Silver announced in a press release today.
The CGI trailer for Dead Island: Riptide does seem kind of similar to that emotionally riveting one for the first Dead Island game.
Dead Island was a great game. It had its problems, sure, but there was something particularly wonderful about Techland's open-world, survival horror, melee-focused game.
After name-dropping the Dead Island sequel at E3 in June, Deep Silver drops the first visuals and details on Dead Island: Riptide, which challenges the original four survivors to live up to the label once again.
Dead Island, the zombie survival action game from 2011 that some hated and some couldn't get enough of, returns with a sequel, Dead Island Riptide.