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Dead Island: Riptide preview: pulled back in

Dead Island: Riptide preview: pulled back in

The original Dead Island was the classic example of a cult hit. It had its share of flaws, but fans saw past that to the pure fun of RPG mechanics built into cooperative zombie killing. Dead Island: Riptide is emblematic of iterative development, retaining many of the first game's foibles for better and worse.

Read more: Defending the village with partners »

"I disliked the first game. Hopefully this improves greatly over it."
- pizzaput    See all 7 comments


Call of Juarez Gunslinger trailer slings gameplay footage

Call of Juarez Gunslinger trailer slings gameplay footage

Ubisoft showed off a trailer for Call of Juarez Gunslinger last week, but it was mostly environments and folksy charm without any slinging of guns in sight. A new trailer released today still features the gravel-voiced narrator, but is less about the towns themselves and more about painting them red.

Watch: First-person gunslinging »

"Looks good, if a bit consolish (like BIB). But, I am taking a cautious approach as I pre-ordered ..."
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Call of Juarez Gunslinger trailer is awfully folksy

Call of Juarez Gunslinger trailer is awfully folksy

Reckon if you want, you could take a look at this new toy Ubisoft done produced. Gives a gander at the Old West, see. I don't got much need for words, but ol' Silas, he got tales'll turn your hair white. Listenin to Silas, why, that's better'n those new-fangled stories in Juarez. How bout you set a spell and hear what the man has to say.

Watch: The environments of Gunslinger »

"I have no idea what is going on at Techland because I've always loved them for creating original ..."
- beef2187    See all 6 comments


Dead Island Riptide pre-order DLC revealed

Dead Island Riptide pre-order DLC revealed

If you are interested in pre-ordering Dead Island Riptide (sans bloody torso), Deep Silver has revealed a couple of DLC perks available to get you into a zombie fighting mood on its tropical island paradise.

Read more: Killing in style »

"After the DLC went all funny with this when the GOTY came out... I'm just going to wait for the ..."
- darthfusion    See all 7 comments


Dead Island reaches 5 million sales

Dead Island reaches 5 million sales

Deep Silver has announced that its tropical zombie game Dead Island has reached the five million sales milestone. This includes all retail and digital sales since its release in September of 2011, and appears to be one more sign of a rapidly growing publisher.

Read more: Dead Island aiming to be a 'lasting franchise' »

"Same. I wanted to like it but it was very mediocre to me. Not bad.. by far, but not very ..."
- Curike    See all 21 comments


Dead Island Riptide shows off first gameplay

Dead Island Riptide shows off first gameplay

Dead Island Riptide has shown off screens and CG trailers and special editions and disembodied torsos, but it's been very light on actual gameplay footage. That changes today with a lengthy walkthrough of nearly 10 minutes of gameplay.

Watch: More than nine minutes of Riptide »

"Terrible porting job of the first game, hope they do a better job this time."
- Fpsnut    See all 12 comments


Dead Island Riptide 'Rigor Mortis' Edition announced

Dead Island Riptide 'Rigor Mortis' Edition announced

Dead Island Riptide is getting its own Collector's Edition, with a set of baubles for devoted fans of tropical island zombies. The "Rigor Mortis" limited edition will cost $79.99, and includes the previously announced special edition goodies along with some extra physical items.

Read more: Zombie hula girl! »

"it's coming in april. it should be $10 by the time the steam summer sale rolls around"
- cptstern    See all 7 comments


Dead Island Riptide's new character revealed

Dead Island Riptide's new character revealed

Fans of classic Steven Seagal movie Under Siege, your prayers have been answered. Dead Island Riptide publisher Deep Silver today unveiled the zombie FPS-RPG's new fifth playable character, and he's the closest we may ever get to seeing old Steve's character star in a video game--a Navy cook with furious fists of martial arts fury.

Read more: Also, he has a mohawk »

"You didn't play the first game, did you? There were many emotional scenes: a daughter having to ..."
- rms    See all 4 comments


Dead Island Riptide coming in April, Special Edition detailed

Dead Island Riptide coming in April, Special Edition detailed

We're approaching the end of the calendar year, which means it's time for publishers to start putting stakes in the ground for next year's releases. Dead Island Riptide has broken out of the gate, with a release date of April 23, 2013 in North America.

Read more: Special Edition adds digital goods »

"Word. I think of it as a continuation of the story of the four heroes from the first game, kinda ..."
- wrecker77    See all 15 comments


Dead Island does it again with Riptide CG teaser trailer

Dead Island does it again with Riptide CG teaser trailer

Dead Island Riptide is following the footsteps of its predecessor by releasing a sappy pre-rendered trailer that is nothing like the game it is supposedly "inspired" by.

Similar to Dead Island's much-viewed teaser, When All Hope Is Lost shows what happens when "ordinary people" get caught in a zombie invasion. Emotional piano music accompanies a couple's tender embrace--before the zombies get to them, of course.

Watch: When All Hope Is Lost »

"The thing is that most of your playable character were made for the players. Emotional scenes ..."
- Eternity07    See all 86 comments


Call of Juarez Gunslinger returning to Old West

Call of Juarez Gunslinger returning to Old West

After a brief jaunt into the present-day with the crowbait Call of Juarez: The Cartel, Techland's yee-hawing FPS series is returning to its Old West roots in Call of Juarez Gunslinger. It'll be a downloadable affair, setting you off on the trail of Wild West legends like Billy the Kid and Jesse James as a bounty hunter.

Watch: The rootin' tootin' live-action trailer »

"I don't think the first one aged very well. The 2nd one is so fun. Definitely replayable. Lots ..."
- DarthStank    See all 19 comments


Dead Island Riptide revealed in first screenshots

Dead Island Riptide revealed in first screenshots

The announcement of Dead Island Riptide at E3 was unusually terse, merely saying that such a game was being made for PC and consoles. How mysterious! Publisher Deep Silver has since realized it might need to show something of the game, and today released the FPS-RPG sequel's first screenshots and along with a few details. The five shots show our zombie-slaying heroes returning to pootle around in boats, mostly.

Read more: A new playable character and defense missions »

"apples to oranges. Both are awesome games in their own right. I know Dead Island catches a lot ..."
- bladerogers    See all 21 comments


Dead Island dev announces Project Hell

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Dead Island dev announces Project Hell

Techland, the studio behind Dead Island, has announced a new game called Project Hell. The title is only a code name, but the game is described as a dark fantasy hack-and-slash. The team is inviting feedback as it shares insights on the development process.

Read more: 'We won't be asking for your money on Kickstarter' »

"This 100% the game is BOSS and a fav of mine I could replay it over and over again."
- valcan_s    See all 29 comments


Dead Island developers trademark mobile 'Dead Stop'

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Dead Island developers trademark mobile 'Dead Stop'

Dead Island developer Techland may be making zombies tiny enough to fit in your pocket. A new trademark application implies that the studio is working on a mobile game, most likely tied in with its existing undead franchise.

Read more: 'Mobile phones and other electronic apparatus' »

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Dead Island Riptide announced, is a mystery

Dead Island Riptide announced, is a mystery

Sometimes publishers use E3 to spill their guts about a new game, blasting screenshots, fact sheets and trailers into our soft faces. Other times, they casually drop a small announcement then walk away, like a lout tossing an empty cola can on the pavement.

The latter's the case with Dead Island Riptide, Techland's sequel to zombie shooter-RPG Dead Island, announced at E3 by publisher Deep Silver for PC and consoles. And that's all we know.

Read more: A thrilling logo! »

"sweet!! i'm glad it's getting a full sequel and not just another expansion.... this and ..."
- megreedy    See all 17 comments




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