Dead Island ships 1 million to North America in week one; 2 million sold worldwide by week’s end

It is always a good thing when a game does well. No matter how some people may bash a game, when a game sells well good things happen for not only the fans but also the developers of that game. With its very hyped marketing campaign, we have been interested to see exactly how well Dead Island has done as far as sales go, and it seems that things have been going quite well. Dead Island publisher De...

Dead Island patch fixes up Xbox 360 version, PC and PS3 later

While I may have loved Dead Island for what it was, an open world zombie survival game that is extremely enjoyable, it also had a number of bugs. These bugs were meant to be addressed in a day one patch by Techland, however that patch still hasn’t been available over a week after release. Well if you own the Xbox 360 version of the game, you can download the patch right now which will includ...

Dead Island: The Book – Review

Dead Island: The Book Author: Mark Morris Publisher: Bantam/Transworld Publishers Platform: Paper Released: 8th September In our review of the game, Dead Island was criticized for a bland and poorly explained story. With the novelisation telling the same story as the game, can this book put more weight behind the plot? It depicts that same fictional tragedy on the island of Banoi, a notably differ...

Dead Island’s Purna’s ‘Gender Wars’ could have been something quite different

There are a lot of things that can be found in game’s coding. Most of it is completely incomprehensible to those who aren’t trained in the craft, but some people can still dig around in there and find out some secrets. It appears that a Steam user was able to discover an alternative name for Purna’s skill which is called Gender Wars. The skill gives Purna a +15% damage against ma...

Dead Island Map App is a cheat sheet for collectibles

If you are wandering around in the world of Dead Island then you should know that the game has quite a large map to navigate. Of course there are maps online you could look at but how about a bite sized map that sits right on your iPhone. Also how about if that map showed the locations of all different kinds of collectibles in the game, ranging from audio diaries, ID cards and Banoi Herald journal...

Dead Island patch detailed, Steam version to be replaced with standard version

Dead Island has quite a large amount of bugs, but I didn’t mention a number of these in my review simply because Techland has had a day-one patch sitting in it’s holster ready to fire off when the game was released. This patch will fix a large amount of issues which could plague your game, with some being only minor annoyances and others potentially quest halting. You can find the full...

Dead Island Review

Dead Island Developer: Techland Publisher: Deep Silver Platforms: Xbox 360 (reviewed), PlayStation 3, PC Release Date: September 6, 2011 Price: $59.99 – Buy now! Overview: Zombies and video games are like peas in a pod. You will rarely have to look more than a few months in the future or in the past and not find a game that has zombies in it in some form or another. But what about a zombie g...

Dead Island’s launch trailer reminds us that only a week remains

Dead Island was originally announced back at E3 in 2006, but unfortunately it disappeared from the radar for many years until a very dramatic trailer reminded us of its existence. Afterwords it has felt like time had slowed down as fan excitement for the title kept growing after every piece of information released. Deep Silver has taken advantage of this and released the launch trailer for Dead Is...

Dead Island digital comic prequel available online

Curious about what life was like on the resort island of Banoi before it was infested with zombies and people were dying everywhere? Well Marvel Comics just revealed the prequel comic for Dead Island, and you can read it at their website here. Unfortunately the comic is quite short and also provides a small profile for each of the characters. The comic was created by Marvel Custom Solutions’ write...

Dead Island Bonus Content : Avatars, Takeovers and Pre-orders.

I think everyone can say they are excited about the upcoming release of Dead Island. Killing zombies, an idea that is simple, but impossible not to be fun, especially on a tropical paradise.  So Deep Silver has decided to let us drool a little more with the release of some extra goodies before we can get stuck into some moaning brain eaters.  XBOX Avatar Items: The avatars on Xbox 360 are just pla...

Dead Island Event Video

A few weeks ago I got the chance to visit the Mana Bar in Melbourne for a hands-on preview of Deep Silver’s upcoming tropical zombie-slaughterfest, Dead Island. The guys from GAME TV were also skulking around, interviewing people and taking in the impressive tiki-zombie decor. A video of the night surfaced yesterday, and this writer can be seen sipping on a Health Potion while trying out the...

Three Dead Island soundtrack songs to make those shadows all the scarier

Despite Deep Silver and Techland’s extremely high anticipated zombie survival title not coming out for another few weeks, some songs from the game’s soundtrack have found their way online. Three songs were found originally by CVG and are available to be listened to below. The music tracks include Zombie Rising, Surrounded by Zombies and of course the game’s main theme. There are ...

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