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Hellraid: The Escape announced for iOS, coming in May

Hellraid: The Escape announced for iOS, coming in May

Techland announced a new game today--or to be more accurate, it sent out a notice assuring the press that the game it announced yesterday really exists. Such great timing! At any rate, the really-for-reals game is called Hellraid: The Escape, and it's coming to the iOS App Store on May 15 for $2.99.

Watch: Six seconds of Hellraid: The Escape »

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How Dying Light allows full freedom of movement

How Dying Light allows full freedom of movement

Techland has previously showed off Dying Light's parkour moves, lighting engine, and overall narrative. So when the developer took the stage at EGX Rezzed, the objective was to talk about the game's open world and how it would aim for a truly open experience by removing all invisible barriers.

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"So presumably you'll be able to climb over anything and everything, but 99% of the rooms and ..."
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Dying Light trailer questions your humanity

Dying Light trailer questions your humanity

Living in a world overrun by zombies is pretty bad, entertainment media would have us believe. Rather than simply embrace the futility of life and welcome death's warm embrace with a smile, we're to think, we'd sink lower and lower and lose more and more of ourselves. A new Dying Light trailer takes this dubious stance, asking what happens to humanity after the fall of civilisation in the Dead Island creator's first-person parkour-o-shooter.

Watch: The new semi-cinematic trailer »

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Dying Light trailer shows 10 minutes of gameplay

Dying Light trailer shows 10 minutes of gameplay

Dying Light may be yet another open-world zombie game from Techland, but the Dead Island creator seems to be trying something a little different this time. Rather than simply mowing down hordes of zombies, players will be more inclined to run away and dodge the corpses, using fancy parkour skills, as a new 10-minute gameplay trailer demonstrates.

Watch: Night falls in the new gameplay trailer »

"It looked really cool and seemed very intense, but what the hell is up with youtube these days? ..."
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Dying Light trailer shows off 'next-gen' lighting

Dying Light trailer shows off 'next-gen' lighting

If you were boasting about using "the muscle of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One" to deliver a "truly next-gen experience," you'd want to really show it off, wouldn't you? Dying Light is a bit shy, apparently. A new trailer created to show off the shiny "physically based lighting system" in developer Techland's new open-world zombie 'em up only has thirty seconds of in-engine footage, though it certainly is pretty.

Watch: The Old Town revealed in the new trailer »

"Yeah... can we get a new fad for this gen? Hulahoops? Pogs? Roller derby?"
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Dead Island dev delays Hellraid into 2014

Dead Island dev delays Hellraid into 2014

When Dead Island creator Techland announced Hellraid in April, its plan to launch the "first-person slasher" this year was surprising, given how long video game marketing plans usually run for. Well, it's now a bit more in keeping with tradition, as Techland has delayed the game into 2014 to expand and improve it.

Read more: Planning new modes, magic system, and more »

"This game is the closest one as got to a true 90s gem: Hexen... its gonna be awesome!"
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Dying Light's 'Be the Zombie' PvP multiplayer mode locked away to pre-orders

Dying Light's 'Be the Zombie' PvP multiplayer mode locked away to pre-orders

Dying Light certainly looks and sounds interesting. Although it's yet another zombie game from Dead Island dev Techland, the integration of parkour into first-person combat offers the genre some much-needed freshness.

While little is known about the game, publisher WBIE has announced pre-order bonuses for the title. By reserving the game, players will get access to the "Be the Zombie" multiplayer mode at launch. Presumably, everyone else will have to wait to buy it as add-on content later down the line.

Read more: Play as the night hunter »

"Exclusive first day DLC that you're going to make other people buy further after release? ..."
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Dying Light trailer: 12 minutes of parkour and zombies

Dying Light trailer: 12 minutes of parkour and zombies

Dying Light's premise of "parkour with zombies" may sound more fun than, well, most zombie games anyway, but how does it actually look in practice? A 12-minute "gameplay" trailer shows Dead Island creator Techland does have something interesting here, with wonky combat on top of that something interesting for some reason or another.

Watch: The dream of what Dying Light will be, anyway »

"i will never get tired of zombies. it's all about the gameplay."
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Dying Light first trailer flees zombies

Dying Light first trailer flees zombies

Killing zombies is so passé. Running away from zombies, that's the next big thing! Beatshapers is working on an undead endless runner with ZRun, and Dead Island creator Techland is going all parkour-y with Dying Light. The cinematic first trailer dropped today ahead of E3, showing that yes, both zombies and running around are themes.

Watch: Of course it's not gameplay footage »

"indeed it does... i enjoyed mirror's edge quite a bit and would like to see more gameplay of ..."
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Dying Light brings parkour to land of zombies

Dying Light brings parkour to land of zombies

Zombies are still in vogue, but it's surprising to see Dead Island developer Techland move onto an entirely different first-person zombie game. While Dead Island could be described as an undead take on The Elder Scrolls, their new game, Dying Light, could be quickly summed as Mirror's Edge with walkers.

Like in DICE's first-person running game, you'll very quickly run through the environment, leaping and vaulting over obstacles, and jumping onto poles, quite easily. However, you'll have a greater repertoire of moves than Faith ever did. While we didn't see any gunplay, we did see quite an impressive array of martial arts moves, with your character able to kick, jump kick, dodge to the side, and even perform a sweeping circular kick--all while remaining in first-person.

Read more: Avoid being out at night »

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Hellraid shows off first gameplay

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Hellraid shows off first gameplay

Techland has debuted the first gameplay footage for the "first-person slasher" Hellraid. The trailer takes us through some grimy castles to do battle with supernatural beasts, who are naturally vulnerable to swords for some reason.

Watch: Monsters get sliced, burned, electrocuted, stabbed »

"How come everybody does first person RPG combat better than Skyrim"
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Dead Island dev announces 'first-person slasher' Hellraid

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Dead Island dev announces 'first-person slasher' Hellraid

Techland brought you and your chums together to battle zombies in Dead Island, and now it's sending you after monsters from Hell. The developer today announced Hellraid for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, a "first-person slasher" with four-player co-op and a rather Left 4 Dead-sounding 'Game Master' system. So that's what became of Project Hell.

Read more: Murder monsters as a Warrior, Rogue, Paladin or Mage

"This is oddly enough a good fit. Dead Island was more RPGish in its mechanics than anything."
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Call of Juarez: Gunslinger saddles up on May 22

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger saddles up on May 22

"Wanna be a gunslinger," sang pop star M in his 1979 single Pop Muzik, "don't be a rock singer." Any attempt to tie that into this story would be too contrived and, frankly, too daft. Techland's wild wild west 'em up Call of Juarez: Gunslinger will launch for at $14.99, publisher Ubisoft announced today. It's coming for download on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, while PC gets a retail edition too.

Read more: Pew pew! »

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Dead Island Riptide review: uninspired and boring

Dead Island Riptide review: uninspired and boring

I was not a fan of the first Dead Island. I thought Deep Silver's zombie-killing adventure was filled with uninspired tasks, ridiculous characters, and more technical glitches than you could shake a barbed wire stick at. That's not to say I found the game to be an irredeemable mess, because it did have some interesting ideas--ideas I had hoped to see shine through in a more-polished sequel. Dead Island Riptide is not that sequel. Rather, it's hopelessly crushed under the weight of the same problems that bogged down its predecessor.

Read more: Boring zombies that kill you a lot »

"I played the first part for an hour or so... and never touched it again.. Looking back, even ..."
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Call of Juarez Gunslinger preview: flexible fiction

Call of Juarez Gunslinger preview: flexible fiction

Techland loves the old west. Most Americans have stored our shared mythology away in some corner of our collective consciousness and moved on to other story tropes, but the Polish developer responsible for the Call of Juarez series still seems as passionate as ever about the genre. After a brief and arguably ill-advised foray into modern times with Call of Juarez: The Cartel, its next game subtitled Gunslinger boisterously fawns over spaghetti westerns. Maybe it took The Cartel to make us miss it, but the renewed fervor is so charming it's infectious.

Read more: 'People wanted this positive type of western' »

"Woot! Love western games, still looking for another Red Dead Redemption."
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