Remember the trailer below? Of fucking course you do. It’s incredible. It changed lives. Millions of lives. Well, Dead Island, Axis, and Deep Silver’s trailer took gold at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. It won the gold in the internet film category, which went from hundreds of choices, down to 41, down to Dead Island.
I think that’s great, the trailer is incredible and they damn sure deserved to win something for it. More past the break. READ MORE
Dead Island’s characters are not what you’d expect out of a normal video game. Which is great. You aren’t getting the cliche’ blonde bimbo, or the completely overly ripped tough guy. You’re getting real people with real back stories. Which brings me to Logan.
A former football star, spoiled by life and successful in every possible way, Logan’s ego finally put an end to his bright future. Taking part in a reckless street race with tragic consequences, Logan not only killed a young woman – his unfortunate passenger; he also fractured his knee, putting an end to his sports career. His fall from stardom inevitably followed and he plunged swiftly into a life of bitterness and despair. In an attempt to get away from the demons hunting him, he gladly takes the chance to experience the beauties and wonders of Banoi. Soon enough though the getaway he was dreaming about turns into a real life nightmare… Screens past the break. READ MORE
Dead Island is a zombie game that strives to kick more ass than any zombie game before it. That’s a pretty tough mission but if what we’ve seen of the game so far is any indication, they’re doing a mighty fine job so far. This new batch of screens from E3 today showcase the game’s multiplayer, and they all show off a new section of Banoi island.
Head past the break for the screenshots, and in case you missed it the game releases on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on September 6th here in the US and the 9th everywhere else. READ MORE
Dead Island has managed to astound me with every trailer, screenshot and bit of gameplay since it was first unveiled. It’s a zombie game that wants to take the very common zombie apocalypse scenario and set it in a realistic world. This game could very well be my game of the year, but I’ll let you watch this new trailer from E3 so you can decide for yourself.
Oh, and did I mention it finally has a release date? Sharpen your machete and make sure you have a spare clip of ammo because everyone in the States will get it on September 6th, and the rest of the world just a few days later on the 9th. READ MORE
Dead Island looks pretty good. It has zombies and a bunch of ways to dispatch them, and the trailers we’ve seen for the game so far have been pretty great. It’s no surprise we’re getting a special edition, but there are a few reasons that make this one pretty great. First, it comes with the game’s first DLC, dubbed Bloodbath Arena, that sounds a lot like the Firefight/Horde/Survival Modes in recent games, where you and a few friends have to fight waves of enemies.
The special edition brings with it unique cover art and an exclusive blueprint for a weapon called the Ripper – a baseball bat with a buzz saw attached to it. Head past the break for more details on the special edition and the Bloodbath Arena DLC. READ MORE
Square Enix has always been known for their RPGs. The Final Fantasy series mostly. I kind of wish they would bring back some classics from the SNES era. After jumping on board with Deep Silver to help publish Dead Island it’s nice to see Square switching it up quite a bit. A decent line up this year for them which you can check past the break.
Deep Silver has been around for a long while, but I think they are really going to be making a name for themselves with the release of Dead Island. Which they will be showing at E3 alongside Risen 2: Dark Waters.
Although those are the only 2 games they are showing, Dead Island alone will be enough to pull them. Past the break for some info. READ MORE
We truly have been waiting for what seems like forever for some Dead Island gameplay, well, today is the day! Below you can find an exclusive video from one of my personal favorite sites GAMETRAILERS, 12 minutes long and full of gameplay and some explanation behind a lot of it. Check out the awesome below.
I’m still a little weary after reading about some wonky feeling controls, but all in all so far the game is looking real fun. Dead Island is looking at an August release date this year for the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. So, thoughts on the video? READ MORE
It’s been 2 months now since we saw the Dead Island trailer that changed most of our lives. As we felt for a family we never saw before, and don’t even know their names. Though the trailer below does not compare to the 1st groundbreaking trailer, it still gives me an unsettling feeling in my gut. Check it out.
As you can see at the end of the video, E3 will bring us another new trailer. Hopefully, gameplay. Dead Island is looking at an August 1st release date on the PC, Playstation 3, and XBox 360. READ MORE
It’s been a little over a month of us going without some new Dead Islandscreenshots to droll over, but today I’m happy to say I have a fresh batch for your viewing pleasure. So make sure your door’s locked before you get real comfortable because these new screens have the sole purpose of keeping you nice and excited for this game, and they just won’t stop until you’re hungry eyeballs are fully satisfied.
In related news, the lovely souls at Joystiq have a preview of the upcoming game. When speaking with Deep Silver’s brand manager Vincent Kummer he gave an incredibly exciting tease that Dead Island’s arsenal of possible weapon creations could reach a couple thousand.READ MORE
Good video game trailers are a dime a dozen, but truly incredible ones are pretty rare. A good trailer gives you the bullet points of the game it’s advertising and looks good while doing it. Then there are trailers that manage to stick with you long after you watched them, they’re the videos you’re anxious to show everyone who might’ve missed it.
These are pretty rare, but every once in a while a spectacular one manages to surprise us all and more importantly, builds up hype for its game. These are the ten trailers that brought out the kids in us; the ones that made us mark the game’s release on our calendars and the ones that we’ll remember for a very long time. READ MORE
An odd paring was announced today, as Dead Islands publisher Deep Silver will be partnering with Square Enix for the distribution of Dead Island in North and South America on the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360.
“Dead Island is a truly extraordinary title and we couldn’t be more excited about leveraging our unified Square Enix resources in bringing it to audiences in the Americas.” said Mike Fischer, president and chief executive officer, Square Enix, Inc. READ MORE
Sam B is Dead Island’s resident hip hop star who was scheduled to perform at the Royal Palms Resort before it got all scary and covered in red. Now he uses his musical abilities to get the undead to dance, giving him and the other survivors ample time to run away. No? Alright, so he might actually be a fairly stereotypical hip hop musician, with his bling and saggy jeans. This makes me wonder if he’s really prepared to survive the entire game because I was thought it was common knowledge that during a zombie apocalypse, loose fitting clothing is a pretty bad idea.
Other than a good look at Sam B (that’s B for Badass, by the way) we also get to see some Molotov action as well as an almost uncomfortably close look at a rather handsome blue-eyed zombie, and everyone knows you really can’t have a good zombie game without those. Head past the jump for some cool new screenshots and artwork from this game that seems to be oh so far away. READ MORE
It would seem the Dead Island box art American gamers get won’t be as well hung as the other versions. The ESRB has decided the hanged zombie has been censored because it’s been deemed too horrific for our eyes. Don’t worry, dead children are still totally cool. This isn’t the first time a zombie game’s logo has been seen as too macabre for the general population, Left 4 Dead’s hand with the severed thumb was also censored to make it look like the digit was folded in as opposed to torn off, shot off, eaten or worse. Its sequel also went through similar issues.
This change will only affect the North American version of Dead Island, everyone else still gets to enjoy the original logo in all its glory. Head past the break to check out the far less terrifying logo. READ MORE
I have another fresh batch of Dead Island screens for you to feast your eyes on, and they actually answer a question that’s been bothering me since the last batch of screens came up a week ago. In the previous handful of screenshots there was what appeared to be an monolithic zombie wearing a straitjacket. This guy inspired a discussion over whether the dude was really tall or simply a trick of perspective. It would appear the latter was the correct answer.
It’s too bad really, I would’ve liked to fight an insane zombie twice my height but I suppose this helps the game keep its foot set firmly in reality. Check out the new Dead Island screens that ruined my dream of fighting a giant zombie, after the jump. READ MORE
Looks like Left 4 Dead’s Tank has a new competitor for the title of ‘Zombie that can tear your scrawny ass in two’. I’m not sure what he’ll be called in the game, maybe Goliath? Juggernaut? Behemoth? Bob? I think I’m growing fond of that last one. These new screens from Dead Island, you know, the game with that unforgettable trailer prove this title is way more than just another zombie game. Now it’s a zombie game with big ass zombies.
Despite it still being a ways off (they’re aiming for a late 2011 release) we’re finding out quite a bit about this game. We know there will be electric machetes, blood-filled pools and now, massive zombies. Yeah, I think this will be a winner. READ MORE
Those lucky enough to be at GDC this year got a chance to see Dead Island in action. If you head HERE you can check out G4TV’s in depth preview of Dead Island, and you can get a good idea if the game is living up to the hype.
That game looks like it’s going to be Fallout meets Borderland, meets Left 4 Dead. That is an excellent trifecta if I do say so myself. One thing G4 mentions is that guns will be found where you would actually find them instead of being placed magically around the island. READ MORE
A batch of new screenshots for the recently re-announcedDead Island have surfaced and they’re looking decidedly badass. Any zombie game with electric machetes and fat zombies that may or may not explode leaving you covered in a thick coat of undead giblets has my attention.
These aren’t the first screenshots we’ve seen, a few weeks back we received our first glimpse of what the game will actually look like. So I highly suggest you head past the break for another look at what we can expect from the game. READ MORE
There is no doubt that the Dead Island trailer was bone chilling and spine shivering, but we all know without that hauntingly calm score in the background the trailer wouldn’t have had such a huge impact. Well, the demand for that song was so huge that they decided to release it on iTunes for 99cents.
The song was Produced by Savalas, the “Dead Island Trailer Theme” by Giles Lamb (featuring Mairi Campbell, Peter Nicholson & Guido De Groot). Whatever all that mumbo jumbo means. If you would like to download the song, and who wouldn’t, you can get it right HERE!READ MORE
I’d like to personally thank Dead Island, Techland, Deep Silver, yadda yadda, for getting us so many news articles this month, and so many more hits. So we all know how fucking incredible the Dead Island trailer is right? Well if you still don’t know by now, god damn shame on you watch it below. The stats on this trailer and the game are unreal. Techland better deliver or they are never going to hear the end of it.
Over 3.2 MILLION tweets about the game. Celebrities are tweeting, huge gaming industry names, EVERYONE. It’s almost unanimous that this is one of the best trailers of all time for anything ever. From movies to tv to video games, this thing cannot be stopped. Head past the break to see exactly how unstoppable this game is. READ MORE
The trailer for Dead Island is changing lives. I mean, lets be honest here. The video on youtube has gotten 2.5 million views already, and that isn’t counting the countless times it has been viewed on hundreds of other websites. So, what’s the story behind the video?
Uk based animation studio known as Axis were the ones who created the trailer for publisher Deep Silver. The trailer was directed by Axis owner Stuart Aitken, and produced by Richard Scott, who had this to say: READ MORE
Dead Island’strailer debut is the talk of the town this week, and like all viral videos this one has earned itself a touching parody. Created in Minecraft, the following video recreates much of the emotional trailer’s most memorable moments. If you think you can watch it without welling up again, check it out below.
Need a tissue? Me too. If you want more head past the break for another Minecraft created trailer, this time for Dead Space 2. READ MORE
A few days ago there was a rumbling of a Dead Island movie in the works but it would seem that report was a little premature. According to the game’s Facebook page they’re still considering a Dead Island film but they haven’t signed with anyone yet as a “high-quality movie is the #1 thing we’re concerned about for a film adaptation.”
When it comes to bad video game films Hollywood’s batting a thousand so it’s reassuring to see a studio taking a potential film adaptation of their IP seriously. I don’t think I could sit through another Hitman, Bloodrayne, House of the Dead, Max Payne, Doom, Street Fighter, Wing Commander, Alone in the Dark, gasp, Far Cry, Mortal Kombat 2 (the first didn’t entirely suck), Laura Croft or Prince of Persia again. Yeah, I know I skipped Resident Evil and Silent Hill but Milla Jovovich can do no wrong and I actually enjoyed the latter. READ MORE
It hasn’t been but a few days since the game’s incredibly emotional trailer went viral and Hollywood’s already laying plans for a film adaptation. Could this be the video game movie we’ve all been dreaming for? Looking at Hollywood’s pedigree, I’ll be keeping my hopes low until I know more.
What we know so far is The Sean Daniel Company and Union Entertainment have purchased the film rights to Dead Island. Sean Daniel (The Mummy) will be producing the film alongside Union’s Dmitri Johnson and Richard Liebowitz and apparently, they’ve already begun the search for a writer as well as talks with studios. So the only question remains, would do you want in a Dead Island film? READ MORE