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'The War Z', Zombie MMO Is Coming This Fall

The War Z snuck up on us just like the shambling corpse of one of your dearest friends who owes you money, and that you have no reservations about putting a bullet betwixt his or her eyes. The War Z is an open world zombie MMO through and through. It’s almost as if Dead Island and The Secret World got it on and got really freaky and out came this glorious zombie baby. The game was only announced 2 short weeks ago and the closed beta instantly filled up. The nice thing about such a late announcement is that I don’t have to sit around for an entire year pining over the game. Head past the break for some awesome screenshots and more info.

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[Interview] Director Nacho Vigalondo On How Normal People Face The Apocalypse, 'Extraterrestrial' And 'Windows'

Focus World will distribute Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo’s science fiction comedy Extraterrestrial in partnership with Tugg this Friday, June 15th. The movie will be released in theaters and via video on demand (VOD) and will also be available for audiences nationwide to create their own theatrical screenings through the Tugg platform. It’s a great little movie, a very charming look at what a group of people would do when faced with what might be the end of the world and how they try to go about their normal lives.

I recently hopped on the phone with Vigalondo (who also directed Timecrimes) and found him to be a delightful interview. We talked about the concepts behind the film and one of its’ core truths – when faced with destruction, most of us wouldn’t be the hero.

In the film, “When Julio wakes up in a strange apartment after a night of partying, he’s pleasantly surprised to discover it belongs to a beautiful one-night-stand he can’t remember – Julia. What’s already an awkward situation is made even more so when they discover a giant flying saucer hovering above the city, which is now deserted. Now Julio must contend with a jealous ex-boyfriend, an eccentric neighbor – and very possibly the end of the world!

In addition to the Tugg campaign, Extraterrestrial will have initial theatrical releases in select cities including Brooklyn, NY (at reRun’s Gastropub Theater) and Seattle, WA (at the Uptown Theatre) on June 15th; North Hollywood, CA (at Laemmle’s Noho 7), on June 22nd; and in Texas (at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations) in June.

To request a screening through Tugg, visit Extraterrestrial On Tugg. Head inside for the interview. READ MORE

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a 1st person survival horror game being made for the PC and Mac. You will play as Daniel, who wakes up in an old creepy as hell castle, and barely remembers anything. You battle inner demons as well as outer as you explore the castle.

Frictional Games is manning the project, and for those who don’t know, they are the ones behind the Pnumbra game series. Another PC, creeptastic survival horror game. Past the break for screens. READ MORE