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Making Halo 4 Spartan Ops with the group behind the Dead Island trailer

The Halo 4 Spartan Ops episodes don't just magically appear; they're painstakingly crafted by Axis Animation, the same studio that created that memorable, heartbreaking trailer for Dead Island in 2011. Take a peek at the process in the above video....

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Dead Island studio unveils new game in development, 'Project Hell'

Techland today announced 'Project Hell', the codename for a new game the studio is developing. The developer launched a new blog for the project, revealing the game's prototype was borne out of an internally-created weapon mod for Dead Island. Although there isn't much yet to go on, it looks like P...

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Dead Island: Riptide producer hopes game releases in Germany, but isn't betting on it

Dead Island: Riptide, like its predecessor, is unlikely to be released in Germany. The situation is awkwardly laughable, since the game is being shown at behind-closed-door sessions at Gamescom in Germany, but the audience in attendance won't likely get to legally play the game. Pouring lemon juice...

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Dead Island's lifeblood was co-op, 4 million units shipped

Dead Island's success was all due to that stunning trailer, right? Well, according to Guido Eickmeyer, development director and executive producer of games at publisher Deep Silver, the resort-vacation zombie simulator sold 4 million units because of its cooperative gameplay. "This is why we got al...

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Techland files trademark for 'Dead Stop'

Techland, the developer responsible for bringing Dead Island into the world, has filed to register a trademark for something called "Dead Stop," which we're almost nearly entirely positive has something to do with video games and dead stuff. The application itself registers the trademark under a lo...

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Steam Summer Sale, Day 3: Skyrim, Dead Island, Borderlands and more

For those of us with poor self-control and a PC, the Steam Summer Sale is as fiscally dangerous as it is deeply satisfying. So far, the Joystiq Qrew has spent about four hundred thousand collective dollars on Genesis ports alone, so when if we suddenly go offline, that means we spent the last of th...

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Dead Island reanimated for 'Game of the Year Edition' June 26

Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition is now official and ready to ruin your summer vacation plans on June 26. First revealed earlier this month by the British Board of Film Classification, the GOTY packs includes the standard game, along with downloadable content "Ryder White," "Bloodbath Arena" a...

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'Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition' rated in UK

The British Board of Film Classification brings word of a Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition, scratching a June 30 launch date onto the calendar. Contents of the GOTY edition aren't mentioned, but since these things usually include previously released DLC, expect "Ryder White," "Bloodbath Arena...

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Dead Island 'Ryder White' DLC drops a video bomb on your loved ones

One thing we know Dead Island is extraordinarily good at is its trailers. The latest undead reel, seen above, explains the coming military-based, accented Ryder White DLC, hitting North America's XBLA and PSN January 31 for $9.99 (800 MS Points), and Europe on February 1 for £7.99....

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Deals on fitness, Modern Warfare 3, Dead Island on Amazon today

Amazon has a load of deals on games lined up for today. First up, Dead Island is the deal of the day and will no doubt quickly shamble off the shelves at only $25. Today's Lightning Deals are all game-themed as well, with the current deal being LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean on the DS for $15. As of...

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