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  • Mroosa

    There is currently a mid-week Steam franchise sale for the Dead Island franchise.

    Feel free to check it out on Steam

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  • Jgjake2

    As some of you may know, my main contributions were/are more technical than anything. I created many of the original templates on the wiki and, after becoming an admin, I created a lot of the JS.

    Moving forward with the wiki's development, I've written a few new scripts and have even more planned to make us really stand out.

    In my last blog post, we came to a consensus that tabs would be an effective way to differentiate between various DI games. However, after looking into the TabView extension I found several major issues with its implementation (To read my full explanation, go to Help:Tab_view).

    Long story short, it breaks the wiki when viewed on a mobile device, and it is difficult for users unfamiliar with how wikis work to edit the linked content.

    So I wrote a script to address these issues. The result can be seen here, in contrast to the tabs on the TabView Help Page. However, there is one bug that I've noticed with multiple rows of tabs thanks to User:DarienLeonhart Thread:19965. …

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  • Jgjake2

    Dead Island 2 Namespace

    February 14, 2015 by Jgjake2

    This wiki has grown immensely over the last few years and with Dead Island 2 around the corner, I don't see it slowing down anytime soon. So in preparation for the new game, I believe we should request a custom namespaces for Dead Island 2. The main wiki is already starting to blur the lines between the DI1 and DI: Riptide, and I don't want this wiki to end up like the elder scrolls wiki.

    If you don't know what i'm talking about, go to that wiki and just look around at utter chaos and disorganization that is rampant throughout the entire wiki. Trying to look at information relating to any one game and you will be give pages with no clear indication as to what game it is talking about. Some pages might have "(Skyrim)" or something similar in the title. But not all skyrim pages have this. Some pages mix large amounts of content from multiple games into one for no reason! The fundamental problem stems from the fact that every game exists in the same namespace. Creating a clear and definit…

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  • Mroosa

    New/updated templates

    January 12, 2015 by Mroosa

    In an effort to streamline the wiki, we have been hard at work cleaning, documenting, and creating new templates to aid in the continuing expansion of the wiki.

    First priority was cleaning up the functional templates to make them easier to use, less cluttered, and less obtrusive to the actual content on the page. Additionally, we used a color coding scale, to establish the importance of the functional template being used.

    As a reminder, please note the |}

    Good luck, and happy editing!

    Edit: Added disambiguation template

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  • Mroosa

    Rarity Classes

    December 23, 2014 by Mroosa

    Want to properly style some text to show an items rarity? We've set up some simple classes you can use instead of relying on basic colors such as orange or purple. These colors are taken directly from the game, but have been added as classes so they are easier to use without having to know the hex values.

    To style the content, simply wrap the information in a span, and add the appropriate class. Please note this will not affect linked items, as they will always pull the link style.

    For ease of use, the styles reflect their rarity counterparts
    common = white
    uncommon = green
    rare = blue
    unique or superior = purple
    legendary, exceptional or ultimate = orange

    If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments!

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  • Mroosa

    Message Walls!

    December 23, 2014 by Mroosa

    First off, I would like to thank you for the support I received for my request for adminship on this wiki. I look forward to helping to make this wiki a better resource for all fans of the series.

    One of the first things I wanted to do, as I had discussed with some others prior, was to enable message walls. This makes speaking to and with others a lot easier. Instead of having to force a threaded list via the definition lists (the :, ::, :::), discussions will be automatically threaded like a forum (or blog) post. If you want to reference your former talk page, don't worry, the content has been archived for each user. Navigate to your message wall, and click on See archived talk page to view the content.

    I hope this will help everyone communicate a lot easier from now on.

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  • TheBlueRogue

    Dead Island: Riptide
    Left 4 Dead 2

    Players explore a large island paradise full of zombies, completing questions, earning experience points, collecting loot, and exploring. PLayers can choose to play in a group or by themselves, and can travel to whatever part of the island they please. The game includes several RPG elements, including leveling and utilizing a skill tree.
    Players control one of four characters and must progress through the level, reaching safe house checkpoints along the way. They can gather weapons from around the area to help dispatch normal and special zombies. The last stage of each level is always a large scale battle that ensues with their safe getaway. Players can also take control of the Infected in online modes.

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  • Kacj321

    Tomorrow, 6th of July, Dead Island Game of the Year Edition is released. Dead Island GOTY will contain...

    • Dead Island - The full Dead Island Game
    • The Ripper - A unique weapon, this combines a baseball bat with a rotary saw
    • Bloodbath Arena - Challenging you to take out multiple waves of zombies in four new arenas, plus a new weapon - the Sonic Pulse Grenade
    • Ryder White - Play as the game's cheif antagonist in a unique story with new blueprints and weapons to collect
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  • Kacj321

    Dead Island banned in Germany

    November 29, 2011 by Kacj321

    Dead Island has been banned from sale in Germany.

    "This isn't unexpected," developer Techland told Eurogamer. "Germany has its unique regulations regarding video games and violence and the industry can only comply. "Both Deep Silver and Techland were aware of such a possibility from the very beginning."

    Germany's Federal Department of Media Harmful to Young Persons (the BPJM) classified Dead Island as "List B".
    "List B" contains the names of "youth-endangering media". Media on "List B" cannot be sold anywhere in Germany, and anyone caught doing so is punishable by law. Germany tells us "List B" is usually reserved for media depicting extreme torture or Nazi content.

    Being on "List B" means that importing retailers, and run the risk of cargo being seized at German customs. The BPJM didn't explain why Dead Island was banned, which is common practice. Game publisher Koch Media will have been given a detailed report. Publisher Koch Media (owne…

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  • Jgjake2

    The Polish Dead Island developer, Techland, has recently filed a trademark for “Dead World” in the United States. This is huge news for fans of the game, despite of the gaming community’s growing frustration with the bug-riddled game. However, the game did launch with 2 million sales in the first week so it is not surprising that the developers want to keep this series alive. But is it dead already?

    Yes, true fans are surely going to pick up a copy, but what about the players that couldn’t get past all the bugs? If visited your local game store two weeks after the launch, then like me you saw shelves riddled with used copies of Dead Island. I think Duke Nukem Forever fared better than Dead Island in the first two weeks. Are these gamers willing to give Techland a second chance?

    I should point out that Techland acquiring a trademark doesn’t mean that they are making a game. Although unlikely, they could be planning a comic book series, TV show, or even an iPhone game for all we know. But…

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  • Kacj321

    Lionsgate announced Tuesday morning that it has acquired the film rights to the zombie title and will begin developing it as a feature. There are no writers yet on what is essentially a film in very early development, but producer Sean Daniel ("The Mummy"), who was reportedly involved with a "Dead Island" movie project early on, will produce it, Lionsgate said.

    So whats your opinion on this? Do you think is going to be the next big zombie movie or a gametomovie flop?

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  • Kacj321

    Xbox 360 Patch

    September 14, 2011 by Kacj321

    This Patch fixed all problems below. There is no news on a PS3 patch. *Fixed map synchronization when player joins during map load.

    • Fixed saving player re-spawn position when playing in co-op mode.
    • Fixed occasional inability to complete sidequests in Laboratory.
    • Improved enemy awareness (zombies).
    • Fixed occasional bug with NPC’s hands bend (IK)
    • Fixed spawning enemies in some quests after joining co-op game.
    • Fixed showing locations on invisible NPCs.
    • Fixed potential path blocker when quest “Knockin’ on heaven’s door” was completed before talking to Dominik during the “On the air” quest.
    • Fixed displaying gather rings near some doors.
    • Fixed enemy reaction to fire.
    • Fixed enemies’ health and stamina bars in co-op.
    • Fixed filtering of games in lobby.
    • Volume of pickup’s engine has been increased.
    • Fixed a number of issues causing game instability.
    • Fixed the switching of maps upon player death.
    • Fixed enemies unable to reach the player on some arenas.
    • Thrown items cannot be picked up by co-op players for five m…

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  • Romcombo

    Dead Island U.S. Release

    September 6, 2011 by Romcombo

    Dead Island is releasing currently across the United States. Here is a round up of the currently released reviews:

    Expect more to be added as reviews appear

    • IGN Score: 8 out of 10
    • Gameinformer Score: 8.5 Gameinformer Review
    • CVG Score: 6.5
    • GameTrailers Score: 8.5
    • Destructoid Score: 7
    • Eurogamer Score: 6
    • GamesTM Score: 7
    • Xbox Magazine Score: 7
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  • Romcombo

    Hey Everybody! As the release of the game grow closer we have certain goals in mind for the wiki that we wish to accomplish. One of these is getting put the Wikia Spotlight. If you don't know what this is it is the wiki's at the bottom of the page and navigation bar at the top. There are certain requirements for approval for this. Here are the requirements:

    "When you request a spotlight, your wiki should follow these best practices:

    • The requestor should be either an active admin, or link to a discussion with an active admin of the wiki and agreeing to the spotlight.
    • The wiki should have at least 200 content pages, not counting stubs. Stub articles should make up no more than 1/5th of all pages on the wiki.
    • The main page of the wiki should have at least one picture, and clear links to the most important content. It should not be sysop-protected for editing unless there is a strong history of vandalism.
    • The wiki should have a clear category structure to help readers navigate around the site.…
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  • JoshSaros

    Looks like we finally get to see the floater in all its gruesome glory. It has a pretty decent ranged attack, so be careful.

    Looks like you can find an engineer of some kind down there too. Maybe he needs an escort out?

    "JoshSaros 21:46, August 19, 2011 (UTC)"

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  • JoshSaros

    Managed to find this sneaky lil gameplay on youtube today. Though it starts off rather annoying at first cause of french guys in the way of the screen, it manages to show where, in relation to everywhere else we know, the lifeguard tower actually is.

    Also, I swear that map wasn't there originally..... still being editted I see.

    Hey, isn't that a plane? Seems like its in trouble..... "JoshSaros 15:21, August 18, 2011 (UTC)"

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  • Riley Heligo

    Ok when I signed in msn a friend of mine had sent me a link to the Dead Island theme and two other songs whichI think will involve a cutscene or combat the name is Zombie Rising main menu theme the name is Surrounded by Zombies Who Do You VooDoo? (Sam B song)

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  • Riley Heligo

    I'm not sure if you guys have seen it on MTV due to that copyright thing or seen the videos on youtube part 1 part 2 part 3

    I'm terribly sorry if the users have seen it

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  • Kacj321
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  • Romcombo

    New Templates!!!!!!

    August 3, 2011 by Romcombo

    We have recently been working on new templates for the articles. They are posted below. Give your opinion on them and any ideas for improvment or other templates.

    Please remember that to use the Talkback template you must use a string of code. It can be found here.

    Please note these are subject to change in the following days.

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  • Ausir

    A novelization of the upcoming Dead Island video game has been announced. It will be written by Mark Morris, known for mainly for his Doctor Who books, likeGhosts of India and his Torchwood novel Bay of the Dead. The latter also features zombies, so he is certainly familiar with the genre.

    The book is to be published in the United Kingdom by Bantam and released on September 8. There's no information on an United States release yet.

    Like the game, the book will follow the pursuits of four vacationers trying to stay alive on the tropical-paradise-turned-undead-infested-island.

    Are you ready for the tropical zombie apocalypse?

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  • Kacj321

    Minimum:OS: Windows XP
    Processor: Core2Duo 2.66 GHz
    Memory: 1 GB RAM
    Graphics: ATI 2600XT 512MB VRAM (GeForce 8600GT)
    DirectX®: DirectX 9.0C
    Hard Drive: 2.0 GB available hard drive space
    Other: keyboard, mouse

    RecommendedOS: Windows 7
    Processor: Core2Duo 2.66 GHz
    Memory: 4 GB RAM
    Graphics: GeForce 9600 (1GB)
    DirectX®: DirectX 9.0C
    Hard Drive: 2.0 GB available hard drive space
    Other: keyboard, mouse

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  • Kacj321

    Dead Island Preview - The Guardian

    "Perhaps more importantly than any other aspect, it felt fresh and original to play, rather than bearing any marked similarity to any of the myriad zombie games we have enjoyed in the past."

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  • Kacj321

    Check it out Here

    However, its in Italion though it has english subtitles.

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  • Romcombo

    Preview here

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  • Kacj321

    Logan Revealed

    June 22, 2011 by Kacj321

    The Dead Island official site has revealed the third of our heroes, Logan!



    A former American football star, spoiled by life and successful in every possible way, Logan's ego finally put an end to his bright

    future. Taking part in a reckless street race with tragic consequences, Logan not only killed a young woman - his unfortunate passenger; he also fractured his knee, putting an end to his sports career. His fall from stardom inevitably followed and he plunged swiftly into a life of bitterness and despair. In an attempt to get away from the demons hunting him, he gladly takes the chance to experience the beauties and wonders of Banoi.

    Soon enough though the getaway he was dreaming about turns into a real life nightmare...

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  • BobNewbie


    June 22, 2011 by BobNewbie

    Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, zombies of all ages; it's time to present to you: Achievements! Achievements, or badges, as they're commonly called, are here to help motivate editors into editing more often. They look very basic at the moment, but rest assured that they are being customized as we speak by myself.

    What's your opinion? Are you gonna dominate the leaderboard or just try your hardest?

    Till next apocalypse!

    --BobNewbie ∞(Talk)∞ 11:31, June 22, 2011 (UTC)

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  • IDave Ja Vu

    On the official Dead Island Facebook page, they announced;
    "The zombie apocalypse is near!
    Dead Island is set to be released in North America on September 6th and in the rest of the world on September 9th, 2011."

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  • Kacj321

    In this picture you can see all four characters:

    Xian Mei is on the left.

    Purna Is on the right.

    Sam B is on top.

    Logan is at the bottom.

    We can also see the Ram, the Butcher and the Floater.

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  • Kacj321

    Dead Island Special Edition will be exclusive to specialty retailer GameStop and will contain the Bloodbath Arena downloadable content, which Deep Silver values at £6. As for the content, the Bloodbath Arena pack is composed of both single-player and multiplayer challenges in four distinct areas

    Waves of zombies--each billed as more difficult than the last--will assault players in the Bloodbath Arena content, with players tasked with killing them off and staying alive. Additionally, gamers can display and track their progress via the Bloodbath Arena's leaderboards. And to help gamers in their deathly pursuits, the content will include an exclusive weapon: the "Brain wave bomb."

    People who order Dead Island will get this DLC for free.

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  • Kacj321

    censored version

    And here is the special edition cover.

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  • Kacj321

    Check it out Here

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  • IDave Ja Vu

    According to Amazon Dead Island will be released 30th September. Although no official confirmation yet from Techland. Other sources;

    • UK's Game has set to release in the month September.
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  • IDave Ja Vu

    I cant believe they've actually released gameplay! The video is here and it's like a video preview much like the worded previews, but with video!

    Enjoy! -- IDave Ja VuTalkcontribs 13:28, May 23, 2011 (UTC)
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  • Kacj321

    Gamers and Geeks unit - Dead Island solo campaign hands-on

    Last Wednesday I was given the chance to put my hands-on Dead Island solo campaign which trailer managed to awake my interest while a general zombie overdose had reached (even) me after the awfully boring The Walking Dead TV series (read preview here, and yes I found the series so disappointing I don't see the point in writing more about it...). Following this amazing trailer you can see in our preview, the first in-game teaser was released the day before my hands-on and once again, it worked!

    Today the game is still in its production phase and for what I understood the version we played on was a pre-beta one. Though the rendering for the landscapes and characters was nice already and I encountered no bug playing while I'm quite a specialist on this field!

    For the first test I started as a woman character in a mountain refuge which allows me to discover in full security the game routines for Dead Island. Quite surprisingly I disc…

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  • IDave Ja Vu

    A new Dead Island trailer has been created for dead island showing some of the games environment, with a few zombies, in the first in-game footage we’ve seen to date!

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  • Kacj321

    Following our initial look at Dead Island back at GDC, I recently got our first chance to play the game for real. And "real" is the appropriate word here. Despite the zombies, wacky weapon combinations and a creepy Lost vibe, Dead Island does a lot to emphasize the reality of your admittedly unbelievable situation.

    It starts right away in the demo, with an opening first-person cinematic that has my character living it up at one of the island's clubs, as signs of the big Z start to appear at the corners of my blurred, drunken vision. Is that woman just resting in the booth over there or is that blood near her head? Wait -- did that man just bite his date? Eventually, I'm too drunk to tell or even care, passing out in a nearby corner. This is when the game proper starts.

    I'm playing as Xian Mei, one of the four playable characters that serve as classes in the game. She's a feisty Asian woman ("I don't punch like a girl!"), who I'm told is quick and good with knives; sort of the "rogue" o…

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  • Kacj321

    Techland Chrome Engine Tech Demo This is the engin that Dead Island will run on, and it looks great :D

    Also, the Dead Island limited Polish edition box set info + image has been put out.

    The Polish limited edition will have:

    • wooden casket with the logo of the games you will be packed all the elements of the set
    • polo shirt,
    • comic book "The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, "based on "The Zombie Survival Guide, " or "Manual of defense against the attack of the Living Dead" by Max Brooks
    • a set of postcards with images.
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  • Kacj321

    Check it out Here

    Everyone loves zombie games. It's a bona fide fact. And if you're shaking your head in disagreement, resolute in your hatred of zombie games, then you're wrong. Deep down, you love zombie games, which is why you can't wait for Dead Island, Techland's foray into melee-based RPG survival horror, casting you in the role of a character at a tropical holiday resort besieged by swathes of the undead.

    In the game, you'll choose from one of four characters and use whatever comes to hand to bludgeon your way through thousands of zombies of varying classes, sizes and types. Featuring customisable weapons and four-player drop-in/drop-out co-op, Dead Island appears to be rather ambitious, but will it be able to stand out in a market packed to the rafters with games featuring the slavering hordes of the walking dead?

    We caught up with Deep Silver's Brand Manager, Vincent Kummer to get the lowdown on Dead Island, which has been a good few years in the making having been first announc…

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  • Kacj321

    Cheeck out the interview on relyonhorror Here

    ROH: It must have been a surprise to see the trailer become a sudden internet phenomena! How has the team been reacting to the popularity?

    Sebastian: We knew from the beginning that we had something special with this trailer. But seeing how this trailer exploded all over the internet and the media coverage afterwards was really exciting for us! We are all extremely happy to get such positive feedback on our work.

    ROH: Many people were quite moved by the trailer, but are a bit worried if this emotional approach will be held in the actual game. It has been said the story is to be full of mystery and drama, do you suspect there are scenes in the game that may emotionally impact players like the trailer has?

    Sebastian: Yes. It’s violent, fast, revolting and there are gut punching emotional scenes. But of course in the context of the game they work differently compared to the trailer. A trailer has to work in 2 minutes. The game has to hook you for…

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  • IDave Ja Vu

    All credits go to IGN


    Deep Silver and Square Enix, Inc. announced today a collaboration in which Square Enix will be the Americas region distributor for Dead Island, the highly anticipated zombie action game with role-playing elements for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Windows-based PCs.

    "Square Enix's impressive distribution and marketing capabilities, combined with their proven success with launching top-notch AAA titles, makes them the absolute best partner for Dead Island," said Deep Silver Chief Operating Officer Geoff Mulligan. "We're thrilled to be partnering with their dedicated and talented team and look forward to collaborating with them in order to bring Dead Island to gamers."

    Developed by Techland, Dead Island combines first-person action with a heavy focus on melee combat, character development and customization of a vast array of weapons. The engaging survival-focused gameplay aspects are…

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  • Kacj321

    Here are some Dead Island 3D models.

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  • Kacj321

    Bears, a vodka factory, an actual zombie. But not the home of the most exciting undead happening since Danny Boyle made them run in 28 Days Later. Techland, best known for cowboy series Call of Juarez, have taken the best bits of zombie killing and mashed them all together into one open world adventure. Oh, and you’ll want to pack the factor 50, because it all takes place on the sunny island of Banoi in Papua New Guinea.

    You’ve seen the trailer, the little girl, the biting, the falling out of a really high window in backwards slow motion. This is all about being a bemused holidaymaker suddenly caught in the middle of the zombie apocalypse and scrambling to survive. One minute it’s Bermuda shorts and cocktails with umbrellas in, the next it’s bashing in the head of a walking corpse with a plank. You get to play as one of four characters, each with their own special skill set and weaknesses, such as speed or strength or ability with sharp things. I mainly got to see Sam B in action, an e…

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  • Kacj321

    Dead Island Q&A

    April 5, 2011 by Kacj321

    You can ask Your question to the Deep Sliver team.

    All you have to do to ask a question is to sign up on

    Then, go to this Thread

    Finally, post your question.

    The good people at will send the questions off and Your question will be answer!

    Also, A new screenshot has been release! Check it out below

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  • Kacj321

    1. A taste of everything.
    2. Ah! Spoiled meat!
    3. Need a hand?
    4. People person.
    5. Gesundheit.
    6. Going steady.
    7. Road trip.
    8. Right 4 life.
    9. Oh, no you didn't!*
    10. How many days exactly?
    11. Humanitarian.
    12. Knock, knock.
    13. Cardio.
    14. School of hard knocks.
    15. Warrenty viod if used.
    16. Gotta find them all.
    17. 10 heads better than 1.
    18. I want one of those.
    19. Can't touch this.
    20. Steam punk.
    21. First!
    22. A very special day.
    23. Legen... wait for it...
    24. Rageman.
    25. Menage et trois.
    26. Tis but a flesh wound.
    27. Busy, busy, busy.
    28. Light my fire.
    29. Learning the ropes.
    30. Together in the light.
    31. Swing them sticks.
    32. Savior.
    33. Everybody lies.
    34. Nearly there.
    35. There and back again.
    36. Originality
    37. Catch.
    38. Dedicated student.
    39. One is all I need.
    40. To put it bluntly.**
    41. Karma-geddon.**
    42. Tae kwon leap. **
    43. Hack & Slash. **
    44. Guns don't kill but they help. **
    45. Hell in paradise. (i)***
    46. No racoons in here. (ii) ***
    47.Welcome to the jungle. (iii) ***
    48.Banoii redemption. …

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  • Kacj321

    Three New Screenshots

    March 18, 2011 by Kacj321

    Techland have posted three new screenshots of Dead Island on their Facebook Page.

    Photo one seems to have a man in a straightjacket. It looks like that he is going to be a boss zombie.

    The other two just seem to show parts of the island. However, in both of those photos there seems to be no zombies.

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  • Kacj321

    GDC11 has posted a preview of Dead Island. Check it out Here

    Sorry for the lack of updates and edits.

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  • Kacj321

    The good people at IGN has reposted the two original trailers for dead island for those of us who did get the chance to see it.

    Original Teaser can be found Here

    Zombie Damage Trailer can be found Here

    Also Tobuscus has posted his LITERAL Dead Island Trailer

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