Tag Archives: dead island
Tue, Dec 20, 2011 | 23:27 GMT
Publisher Deep Silver announced today that their zombie opus Dead Island has officially sold three million copies. The publisher had previously stated that Dead Island had shipped two million copies during its release month.
However, until now we didn’t know how many had actually sold. Not only did that initial allotment sell, but the game has obviously continued to sell well over the ensuing months. Selling, at the absolute least, another million copies since that first statement.
Via Game Informer.
Fri, Dec 02, 2011 | 04:37 GMT
Dead Island publisher Deep Silver is holding a holiday celebration, giving away piles of loot including a collection of 10 classic zombie flicks on Blu-Ray; a PlayStation 3 with an airbrushed Dead Island design; a 46″ Bravia TV; and a week’s vacation for two plus custom painted Xbox 360. To enter, head on over to the dedicated competition mini-site, and prove your Dead Island knowledge by answering quizzes. Prizes will be awarded every day until December 25, so don’t forget to check back. Dead Island is available on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360; a new piece of DLC released last week.
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 | 18:52 GMT
Techland has said it wasn’t surprised when Germany banned its zombie-shooter Dead Island from being sold in the country. Matter of fact, the firm and its publisher Deep Silver were aware of such a possibility “from the very beginning.”
Mon, Nov 14, 2011 | 14:43 GMT
Deep Silver’s announced it’ll release the Bloodbath Arena DLC for Dead Island on November 22. Previously due in late September, the pack comes with single-player and multiplayer “Horde-style challenges in four different arenas,” with XP carried over from the DLC into the campaign. The new content will come with a new weapon to boot, the Brain Wave Bomb.
It’ll arrive on PS3, 360 and PC.
Tue, Nov 08, 2011 | 16:10 GMT
Deep Silver has announced Dead Island will be patched this week, starting first with the PS3 on Wednesday, November 9 and the Xbox 360 version seeing and update the following day. The fixes, listed below the break, are already available for the PC version. Huzzah! Now we can get back to killing more zombies. Blasted things. Thanks, Eurogamer.
Thu, Nov 03, 2011 | 00:23 GMT
Mon, Oct 24, 2011 | 00:52 BST
Deep Silver has refused to commit to a release date for the console version of the latest PC patch, but promised to hurry.
Wed, Oct 12, 2011 | 16:04 BST
The Bloodbath Arena DLC got delayed so Techland could continue work patching up the original game. Today we’re getting a look at what they’ve been working on. More »
Mon, Oct 10, 2011 | 19:24 BST
Techland recently opted to delay their upcoming downloadable content package for Dead Island, but never told us when it was delayed to. More »
Fri, Sep 30, 2011 | 16:49 BST
Deep Silver and Techland have announced Dead Island’s Bloodbath Arena DLC has been delayed.
Tue, Sep 27, 2011 | 17:46 BST
Lionsgate has optioned the rights to make a movie inspired by Dead Island’s “haunting, artful trailer.”
Tue, Sep 27, 2011 | 08:37 BST
It’s like the Internet developed the ability to vomit, and I’m on mop duty. You may need to set aside some time for this.
Mon, Sep 19, 2011 | 09:57 BST
Zombie-packed Dead Island has remained at the top of the UK charts this week, its been announced this morning.
Thu, Sep 15, 2011 | 16:05 BST
Deep Silver has said Techland’s priority at the moment is fixing issues in Dead Island, which mean the planned DLC packs for the game may see a delay.
Thu, Sep 15, 2011 | 12:44 BST
Deep Silver’s announced overnight in the US via the medium of press release that its shipped 1 million units of Dead Island in the country. The publisher now expects to hit 2 million units shipped worldwide by the end of the week. The Techland, not without its controversies after release last week, went to the the top of the UK charts earlier this week.
Tue, Sep 13, 2011 | 17:39 BST
Modders have started releasing fixes and tweaks to Dead Island on PC. The list is rather large, but among some of the fixed listed on the Steam forum are: change field of view, the ability to disable motion blur, weapons blur, bloom, dust, and desaturate, and many other modifications and the ability to vsync which will help screen tearing issues. There’s also a few fun mods available as well. The PC Version of Dead Island, which was released last week, as seen issues with the PC version, most notably, the developers’ code being accidentally released on Steam instead of the retail version. Techland released a patch for the game, but players still reported bugs and problems with the multiplayer servers. Thanks, Kotaku.
Mon, Sep 12, 2011 | 14:08 BST
Following last week’s controversial events surrounding the discovery of leftover code in the PC version of Dead Island regarding a skill called Feminist Whore, Techland has told VG247 its inclusion just merely a “bad joke” whilst the company was in crunch for the survival horror.
Mon, Sep 12, 2011 | 10:34 BST
Safe to say Christmas season has begun.
Sun, Sep 11, 2011 | 01:50 BST
Convention season has taken its toll. With TGS looming, we’ve lost Pat. He is, as you all know, dead. Or without Internet. We, however, must soldier on. Here’s the week’s biggest stories and what they all mean.
Fri, Sep 09, 2011 | 06:57 BST
A bit of legacy code in a build which was never meant to be released has lifted the lid on gaming’s undercurrent of sexism.