Tag Archives: zombies
Fri, Aug 13, 2010 | 21:56 BST
Retailer Best Buy’s Canadian site has claimed the Hardened Edition for Call of Duty: Black Ops contains zombies.
Fri, Jun 11, 2010 | 16:54 BST
Those who played Call of Duty: World at War are very familiar with zombies thanks to Map Pack 3, but if you’re holding out hope that the walking dead will make an appearance in Treyarch’s next COD title, Black Ops, well - you’ll just have to wait and see.
Wed, Mar 31, 2010 | 19:00 BST
Zombies invaded Australia again this year. Luckily for the continent they weren’t the types hellbent on a gray matter feast, though.
Instead, the undead came in droves to protest the lack of an R18+ game rating.
Wed, Feb 24, 2010 | 06:06 GMT
We’re not gonna lie. Even considering the facts that 1) many people died in World War II and 2) a great deal of them were – in fact – Nazis, we always felt that Nazi Zombies felt a bit, well, out of place in COD: World at War.
Heck, the only way they’d be more out of place is if the game took place in modern times!
Tue, Feb 23, 2010 | 02:47 GMT
Valve loves it some Natal. “Really cool,” the mega-dev called Microsoft’s secret weapon in the motion wars.
As for the games that’ll likely litter the device’s lineup, however, Valve’s not quite so optimistic.
Wed, Jan 27, 2010 | 16:28 GMT
iPhone and iPod Touch users can now get a free version of Call of Duty: World at War – Zombie on the App Store.
Wed, Jan 13, 2010 | 21:37 GMT
In this month’s issue of Game Informer, the mag sat down with Irrational’s Ken Levine to chat about Division 9 – a zombie shooter that was scrapped by the firm.
The game would’ve put players in the middle of a zombie infested environment complete with co-op gameplay, “scarce resources, base-building, and strategic rescues” to content with. Sound familiar?
Tue, Nov 24, 2009 | 12:31 GMT
Here comes the news. And it’s news about being able to kill zombies in videogames without feeling guilty.
“The reason zombies are so powerful and transcend fantasy is because right now they are the modern, societal guilt-free meat-puppet,” Guild Wars creator Jeff Strain has told Eurogamer.
“We’ve been through the Nazi phase, we’ve been through the communist phase, we’ve been through the terrorist phase. Those were all at various times in history fair game in the gaming culture. Right now zombies are fulfilling that need for us.
“That no-rules, no-guilt mentality is something that people really resonate with,” he said.
Using a zombie as a “guilt-free meat-puppet” could go either way, quite frankly. Semi.
More through there.
Fri, Oct 16, 2009 | 03:32 BST
Being excited about Borderlands’ imminent release is so last week. Now it’s all about the zany RPG-shooter’s upcoming DLC, which looks – to us, anyway – very Halloweeny (tee-hee!). Want to know more? Of course you do! So here’s a description:
“Tasked with keeping the workers of Jakobs Cove alive, Dr. Ned (who is not related to Dr. Zed from Fyrestone) does his job a little too well, creating zombies and other abominations that now run rampant in this region. Players will have to work alongside Dr. Ned as they embark on a quest to cure the inhabitants of Jakobs Cove in this full-fledged expansion filled with new enemies, new quests and rare loot drops.”
$9.99′s the asking price for this co-op undead slaughter-fest. Left 4 what now? We don’t even know!
Giant Bomb managed to scare up a few screens of the creepy crawly content, should you wish to spoil Borderlands’ main course by nibbling at a bit of desert first.
The DLC’s out “later this year.”
Thu, Jul 30, 2009 | 15:36 BST
A video for Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 3 has landed on IGN.
It’s more or less a music video featuring zombies and zombie dogs coming after everyone and getting shot and blown up in the process.
The new DLC includes three new multiplayer maps and one zombie level.
It’s out in August.
Watch after the jump.
Tue, Jul 21, 2009 | 10:04 BST
Below you can see a new video of Valve’s zombie shooter Left 4 Dead 2 that reveals a couple of new zombie classes.
If you can’t be bothered to watch, one new living dead type is the “Spitter” who lobs his gob at you. The phlegm then attacks the area of the body it lands on: kind of like Mustard Gas.
Another zombie class is what Valve calls the “common-uncommons” whom are specific to each level. One type is the “mud-men” who appear in the swamp levels.
Thanks to Kotaku. Video below.
Game’s out later this year.
Sat, Jul 04, 2009 | 17:39 BST
Techland (Call of Juarez) has said that its zombie game Dead Island is still in the works, just that details are hush-hush per the unnamed publisher’s request.
“All we are allowed to say is that the game is in development and doing great and that all future updates regarding the game will come directly from the publisher,” Techland’s Blazej Krakowiak told G4TV.
The non-linear first-person shooter allows you to use anything you find in your surroundings as a weapon and is expected to land on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, eventually.
Looks like there’s no sign of the zombie invasion whittling any time soon. Start polishing your shotguns.
Wed, May 13, 2009 | 23:21 BST
Treyarch community lead Josh Olin feels that the game market is not saturated with zombies.
In fact, he says he could “play zombies for the rest of time.”
While promoting the upcoming Call of Duty: World at War map pack in a Giant Bomb podcast, Olin talked about his insatiable love for the undead and why it goes so well with the WWII setting.
“Out of fear of showing my zombie nerd-ism I will contend that zombies aren’t saturated at all. I could play zombies for the rest of time,” he said.
“But people thought that about the World War II genre, right — that that was saturated? And I think that with World at War at least our hope was that we would come out with something that was new and different that people haven’t been used to playing before.
“Hopefully that’s been proven by the success of these map packs.”
Long live zombies.
Sat, Mar 14, 2009 | 21:54 GMT
Bungie will be releasing the Mythic map pack for Halo 3 sometime this spring on Xbox Live, and until the fated day arrives, the firm is continually posting goodies over on the official website.
Today’s offering? A haunted house and zombies.
The Sandbox map will contain a haunted dwelling called “Spooky House,” and it’s filled to the brim with flesh-hungry zombies. Exciting.
Loads more is through the link including a Q&A with the map’s creator, Shay.
Fri, Feb 13, 2009 | 20:04 GMT
Valve’s Left 4 Dead is $24.99 on Steam this weekend, a 50 percent discount from the usual price.
So if you’ve been miserly up to now, here’s your chance to see what all the fuss is about. You won’t regret it, especially since the Survival Pack DLC arrives this spring for free.
More on Steam.
Tue, Feb 10, 2009 | 23:04 GMT
The content will land on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 sometime in March and includes the following:
- Nightfire: Take to the streets of a war-ravaged Berlin with only the flames of the burning city to expose the enemy.
- Station: A bombed out underground train station littered with hidden passageways and destroyed subway cars.
- Knee Deep: Takes place on the island of Peleliu in a once tranquil village turned chaotic Japanese command center.
- Verrückt (Zombie Asylum): The fan favorite 4-player co-op Nazi Zombies Bonus Mode returns with “Verrückt,” a terrifying Zombie asylum featuring more weapons, perks via the addition of Perks-a-Cola machines, electroshock defenses and the endless zombie horde.
No word on pricing or an exact release date as of yet, but keep checking back with us.
Tue, Feb 10, 2009 | 22:57 GMT
1C Company and The Farm 51 have released the single-player PC demo for NecroVisioN.
The first-person horror shooter puts players in the fatigues of American soldier Simon Bukner, who must fight his way through the bleak trenches of WWI and into the very jaws of Hell. Spooky.
No matter what the setting, time frame or historical inaccuracies, killing zombies equals good times.
Press release and more game info after the jump.
Thu, Oct 23, 2008 | 11:40 BST
Eurogamer reports that the world of WoW is currently undergoing a zombie invasion which is all part of the up and coming Lich King expansion’s imminent arrival.
From the article:
Infected crates in the town of Booty Bay give players ten minutes to be healed by one of the healers of the Argent Dawn faction – who have conveniently appeared all over the world – before they’re turned into a shambling Ghoul.
If you fail (or succeed, depending on your viewpoint), you’ll be hostile to everyone and everything in the game except other zombies, and you’ll get a new skill bar with zombie abilities, including the ability to spread the plague to other players.
Sounds great. Any VG247 readers turning into zombies? No. Don’t answer that.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Sep 11, 2008 | 20:35 BST
Why do games need bosses? We don’t know. Neither does Valve’s Chet Faliszek.
In Left 4 Dead, he told Gama, “we don’t make evil scientists that have created a zombie infection to stomp out the USA – the evil Russian scientists or whatever post-Cold War enemy you want to use.”
Zombies are zombies, said Chet.
“I think everyone knows what the zombie apocalypse is,” he said. “They register what it is and they, playing it, make the story, because, since you’re so close to each other when you play, you see the same things. You have the same experience. You can talk about it afterwards, and it’s not like, ‘You missed this. When this crazy thing happened, we were over here.’ Instead it’s, ‘We were all right there, and we all saw that.’ That’s much better writing than I could ever do.”
More through the link.