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Dead Island 2 beta exclusive to PlayStation 4 for 30 days

Tucked inside an unassuming FAQ is news that Yager's first-person open-world zombie apocalypse fantasy Dead Island 2 will enter beta testing on the PlayStation 4 prior to the Xbox One and PC. This timed exclusivity was discovered by players who pre-ordered the recent Escape Dead Island spin-off ...

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Dead Island 2 paints the Golden State red (with blood)

The latest trailer for Yager's zombie apocalypse empowerment fantasy Dead Island 2 welcomes players to gorgeous Southern California, where the sun is always shining, the people are beautiful and the streets are filled with walking corpses just waiting to be stabbed, crushed, impaled, dismembere...

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In the shadow of Gamescom: Germany's game scene struggling to grow up

Germany hosts the world's largest annual gaming convention, Gamescom, which last year drew 340,000 attendees and 635 exhibitors from 40 countries. Gamescom kicks off again this week in Cologne for what is sure to be an even bigger, sardine-packed public weekend. For these few days, it feels like Ge...

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Dreadnought: This ain't your daddy's Battlestar

The free-to-play shooter market is quickly growing crowded, but developer Yager has a novel take on gunplay involving giant ships, big guns, and nuclear weapons that shake the pillars of heaven and earth. Describing Dreadnought as a "shooter" isn't quite accurate. Though it features the cont...

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Dead Island 2 turns its frown upside down

It's not the "world's first motion-captured cat," nor the lovely, gory graphics that should attract players to Dead Island 2. Instead, it's that developer Yager is proudly crafting a game that lets players live out their gory dreams of surviving amidst the zombie apocalypse with the core goal o...

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Dead Island 2 shambles onto systems with exclusive content, beta [Update: trailer]

Sony announced today that Yager's Dead Island 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 with an exclusive character, level, and a pre-release 30-day beta. A release date is not yet known. Update: Deep Silver's press release notes Spec Ops: The Line studio Yager is developing the new Dead Island - we've ame...

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Spec Ops: The Line dev brands game's multiplayer a 'waste of money'

Spec Ops: The Line lead designer Cory Davis slammed his game's multiplayer in a recent interview, describing it as a "low-quality Call of Duty clone in third-person" and a "waste of money." Davis told The Verge the outsourced mode was just a financially motivated "checkbox" for publisher 2K Games, ...

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Spec Ops dev working on a big project, probably isn't another Spec Ops

Yager, the developer of Spec Ops: The Line, has a large project in the works, design lead Jorg Friedrich told us at GDC Europe. Friedrich wouldn't say what the project was or whether Spec Ops: The Line publisher 2K Games would be involved, but he gave a hint as to the company's future in terms of g...

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Spec Ops: The Line review - Dissonance in Dubai

Spec Ops: The Line is explicit about its intentions and inspirations, sometimes to a fault. It's truly a gritty shooter, and not because you're steering a bipedal meat chunk with a scraggly soul patch. The conflict feels isolated and inescapable, with a sand-drowned Dubai hemming in soldiers who on...

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Dubai looks kinda rough in this Spec Ops: The Line launch trailer

We always thought it'd be interesting to visit Dubai at some point in the future, what with its indoor skiing and BMW 5 series police cars and everything, but if it's anything like the Dubai portrayed in this Spec Ops: The Line launch trailer, we'll probably pass. That haboob looks gross....

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