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VIDEO: Goat Simulator trailer spoofs famous Dead Island short

Let’s just get this out in the open – this video for Goat Simulator is probably the greatest single video game trailer ever released. It spoofs 2011’s controversial Dead Island CGI short, substituting the young girl for a goat the zombies for a jet pack and an exploding petrol station. …

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Deep Silver reveals Dead Island MOBA spin-off ‘Epidemic’

Deep Silver has announced the latest effort in the Dead Island franchise, a free-to-play MOBA game dubbed Dead Island: Epidemic. The multiplayer online battle arena title consists of three teams of players battling against one another while also trying to survive the ever-approaching undead hordes of the Dead Island universe. …

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Dead Island TV ad banned

The Dead Island: Riptide ad has been pulled in Australia. The ad received a number of complaints over the depiction of suicide, says the Australian Advertising Standards Board. The ad shows a couple in a crashed boat, surrounded by zombies, who then blow up the boat with them inside. (You …

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Dead Island: Riptide claims its second UK no.1

Deep Silver’s Dead Island: Riptide has topped the UKIE GfK Chart-Track UK All Formats Top 40 for the second week in a row. All in all it’s a largely uneventful week in the listings with the highest new entry at 26th – Sony’s Vita title Soul Sacrifice. There are re-entries …

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UK CHARTS: Dead Island shuffles to No.1

Dead Island: Riptide defied the critics by becoming the UK’s best selling video game this week. Despite some dodgy reviews, the game was comfortably the best seller, although it only managed half the sales of the original. The first game was a big hit for publisher Deep Silver following what …

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Dead Island TV ads will reach 3.5m gamers

Koch Media’s TV campaign for zombie sequel Dead Island: Riptide will focus on male gamers. A big TV push will reach 3.5m men between 18 and 34, while the broader activity will reach out to fans of the original game plus cult horror enthusiasts. Ads for the game will also …

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Deep Silver makes a real zombie killing machine, launches retailer promotion

Publisher Deep Silver has teamed up with a custom vehicle specialist to build a real-life zombie killing pickup truck. It’s based on a Ford Ranger pickup and sports armoured windows, spiked wheels, a front barricade and even a rear-mounted mini-gun. The machine will be appearing at a number of events …

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Dead Island sales reach 5m units

Publisher Deep Silver has confirmed that global sell-through numbers for 2011 release Dead Island have hit 5m units. Furthermore, the company seems very pleased to have hit the milestone without simply throwing endless cash at the game. While others focus on ever-increasing development budgets and driving brand messages via ballooning …

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