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Dead Island ships three million worldwide

Despite a fair share of problems, Dead Island has apparently done quite well for Deep Silver after debuting in September and snagging a top spot in the NPD charts. Last we heard, Dead Island shipped one million units to retail in North America in its first week and was expected to ship two...

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Redbox reveals top rentals of 2011

Ubiquitous disc kiosk dispensary Redbox has shared its top game rentals of 2011, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for Xbox 360 commanding the top spot. It's no surprise that Modern Warfare 3, which earned $775 million at retail in a week, would also find itself again in fifth place with the...

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Amazon discounts PC versions of Witcher 2, Deus Ex and more

You think because Cyber Monday has come and gone, Amazon's going to stop offering preposterous discounts on games? No, stupid: Check out today's Amazon discount round-up, which cleaves the prices of PC games like Witcher 2, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and so, so many more....

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Steam Autumn Sale: Deus Ex, Dead Island half off

Investing in ostentatious sword-arms is a lot easier today, with Steam chopping 50 percent off the price of Deus Ex: Human Revolution in its Autumn Sale. That lowers it to $24.99, alongside The Missing Link DLC -- also discounted to $7.49. Dead Island receives its own dramatic reversal in...

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Dead Island adds 'Bloodbath Arena' DLC on Nov. 22

While "Bloodbath Arena" remains an effective caption for the gruesome state of Dead Island, it's also a specific add-on coming to PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 22. The DLC was delayed for a short stint after developer Techland decided to spend more time polishing the main game -- a...

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Dead Island console patch rolling out, raising level cap

Dead Island's harsh treatment of necrotic former vacationers isn't without limit -- which is why you'll be happy to learn that the game's level cap is being raised to 60 with a new patch rolling out to consoles today. In addition to stability and interface adjustments, developer Techland...

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Techland trademarks 'Dead World,' declines to comment on Dead Island sequel

Dead Island developer Techland filed for a trademark on something called "Dead World" recently, prompting speculation that plans for a sequel to the open-world zombie RPG were beginning to unfurl. Techland declined to comment on the matter, though the trademark is legit. Dead Island shambled...

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Spooky Savings: Amazon's 'Un-BOO-lievable' Halloween sale

Autumnal consumerism is usually linked with holidays based around turkeys and/or trees, but that hasn't stopped Amazon from conjuring up some scary-good deals to celebrate All Hallow's Eve. The available gambit of creepy-eepy savings is fairly all-inclusive, ranging from Halloweenish...

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September NPD: Madden, Gears, Dead Island are hits (Updated with Nintendo hardware numbers!)

It should come as no surprise that Madden NFL 12 beat everything else in NPD's software chart for the month of September, unless you're really not into sports games and forgot it came out. Second place is also pretty expected, with the massive rollout of Gears of War 3 massively rolling into...

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Dead Island 'Bloodbath Arena' DLC attacks in mid-November

Dead Island's first bite of DLC, delayed so that developer Techland could focus on more pressing issues following launch, will arrive in mid-November. Game Informer received the latest release window, reiterating that the DLC will be free to those who pre-ordered Dead Island at GameStop and $10...

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