Looks like another of my favorite horror franchises is going the way of free-to-play. First, F.E.A.R. took the plunge, and now Deep Silver’s zombie bash ‘em up series will follow with the PC entry, Dead Island: Epidemic.
They’re calling it a ZOMBA (Zombie Online Multiplayer Battle Arena), and in it three teams of players will fight for survival. We’ll hear more from it at Gamescom later this month, where we’ll hopefully get a look at how it will play. They promise Epidemic will “feature all the trademark elements” of a Dead Island game, so to me that means weapon crafting, epic loot and visceral melee combat. I’m looking forward to seeing how all that translates to a MOBA (or ZOMBA). Usually, Dead Island games are preceded by a gorgeous CGI trailer, so we might get another of those, too.
If you just can’t wait to hear more about the game, stay tuned here as I’ll most definitely share all the news that comes out of Gamescom (Aug 22-25). You can also subscribe to their newsletter.
Holy crap, it worked.
This is amazing news. After revealing the Xbox One and its horribe anti-consumer policies regarding the restricting of used games sales, loaning games to friends unless they’re in your “Family”, and requiring an Internet connection so the console can “check in” with Microsoft every 24 hours lest your console be rendered unable to play games — Microsoft has decided to tweak their stance on all of the above. More after the break.
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Towards the end of film, a crass pretty-boy named Zane delivers a diatribe about how important Smiley is. He asserts that people will obsess over and deconstruct the events that just took place. Smiley, he proclaims, will go viral. The character was talking about the killings in the film but I interpreted this as co-writer/directer Michael J. Gallagher believing the film is a landmark piece of cinema for the Anonymous cyber-age and that people will be discussing it many years form now. READ MORE
I’m friggen excited for Dust 514. If you want into the beta as bad as I do, you can either wait to be chosen at random, or, you can purchase the Mercenary Pack and automatically gain access to all betas until release. The price, 20 bucks. Supposedly a 50 dollar value. Like they tell you in all those infomercials. You want the mini schticky? Buy the regular schticky and we’ll include a million more for free. A bazillion dollar value, yours for just $19.95, call now to order. Head past the break for all the goods you get in the Mercenary Pack.
Skullkickers has been causing quite a ruckus at Image comics over the past year with relentless fast-paced action, ridiculous characters, and brilliantly colored pages. This book takes from every fantastical genre you could imagine and combines them into one outrageous book filled with goblins, undead corpses, and werewolves. Writer Jim Zub has given BD an exclusive behind the scenes look into his brutally hilarious series, and the epic 4-page spread is truly something magnificent to behold.
After the jump, Zubkavich takes you through the entire creative process, from full scripted pages, to layouts, to final lettered pages, plus some insightful commentary that you won’t find anywhere else. For anyone interested in breaking into the comics field, this is some very insightful and inspiring stuff. Skullkickers Treasure Trove Vol 1 is available in stores as of today, and it comes highly recommended.
To celebrate next week’s release of the gorgeous oversized hardcover Skullkickers Vol. 1: Treasure Trove HC, Bloody-Disgusting has partnered with Image and digital comics distributor GRAPHICLY to offer issue #1 of Skullkickers online for free. Read on for the skinny…
Platinum Games, the team that brought us the fantastic, if not a little sexist, spectacle fighter Bayonetta as well as the more recent knee-gliding shooter Vanquish have unveiled their next game. It’s friends call it Lucy but you can call it Anarchy Reigns and it’s exciting because it’s potentially the first of its kind. Anarchy Reigns, known as Max Anarchy outside The States, is a “massively multi-player beat-em-up” that includes a familiar face for anyone who played Platinum Games’ first title, MadWorld.
In the brand spanking new trailer that you can check out past the jump you’ll see MadWorld’s Jack doing what he does best, looking like a badass as he nonchalantly waves a massive chainsaw. Not much is known about the game yet but it’s a safe bet we can expect some fresh news to come out around E3 (June 7-9). READ MORE