Dead Island in September

Deep Silver offers the E3 trailer from Dead Island, and announces a September 6, 2011 North American release date for Techland's upcoming zombie action game, which will be followed by an international release on September 9th. Here's a bit from the announcement accompanying the trailer: "Terrible zombie appearances strike the unsuspecting guests in the idyllic holiday resort on the tropical island of Banoi. Four individuals with distinctive backgrounds and abilities seem to be unaffected by the mysterious zombie outbreak. Will they be strong enough to stand against the zombie hordes, to protect the remaining survivors from a horrible fate and to flee the island?" The embedded version of the trailer, which is titled Part 2: Dead Island Begins, follows.

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Re: Dead Island in September
Jun 9, 2011, 03:08
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<Electric-Spock> wrote on Jun 7, 2011, 18:42:
I really wish game developers and a platform like Steam would implement some sort of renting/trial feature. Let’s say you pay $10.00 and the game is unlocked for 10 days or so. When the trial ends you have the option to buy the game at full retail price minus the $10.00 you already threw down.

Maybe this sounds silly to some, but I wouldn't mind droppin' 10 bucks down to evaluate. I know I would definitely try a few more games out that I would usually just pass over. At least it would be fair for the consumer. With all these marketing techniques and flashy trailers, and the lack of PC demo's these days, it's like rolling the dice. And I’m not a gambling man.
Hey I'd love that since I prefer single player, I'd finish single player in 10 days for $10 then move on to something else. That would be GREAT for duke nukem, I'd beat it on launch day for $10 (about what I'm willing to pay for that game anyway) and move on.
Pretty sure thats why they don't do that, tons of people play new games for short periods then move on, basically its the cult of the new. In consoles it works out decently since selling a new game back to gamestop is worth probably half the new price at a guess (sorry I've never sold back anything to them).
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Jun 7, 2011, 22:36
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<Electric-Spock> wrote on Jun 7, 2011, 18:42:
I really wish game developers and a platform like Steam would implement some sort of renting/trial feature. Let’s say you pay $10.00 and the game is unlocked for 10 days or so. When the trial ends you have the option to buy the game at full retail price minus the $10.00 you already threw down.

Maybe this sounds silly to some, but I wouldn't mind droppin' 10 bucks down to evaluate. I know I would definitely try a few more games out that I would usually just pass over. At least it would be fair for the consumer. With all these marketing techniques and flashy trailers, and the lack of PC demo's these days, it's like rolling the dice. And I’m not a gambling man.

No offense, but we could all be happy if companies went back to doing PC demos. To even hint that you'd pay for some sort of limited trial/demo version is just shooting yourself in the foot.

What you are proposing is more of a pay version of shareware, what we used to have prior to the golden years of PC demos.

*sheds a tear
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Re: Dead Island in September
Jun 7, 2011, 18:42
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Jun 7, 2011, 18:42
 
I really wish game developers and a platform like Steam would implement some sort of renting/trial feature. Let’s say you pay $10.00 and the game is unlocked for 10 days or so. When the trial ends you have the option to buy the game at full retail price minus the $10.00 you already threw down.

Maybe this sounds silly to some, but I wouldn't mind droppin' 10 bucks down to evaluate. I know I would definitely try a few more games out that I would usually just pass over. At least it would be fair for the consumer. With all these marketing techniques and flashy trailers, and the lack of PC demo's these days, it's like rolling the dice. And I’m not a gambling man.
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Jun 7, 2011, 00:36
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I agree, the movie like trailers were great, the game play looks fucking stupid.

More the left hand not talking to the right... lame.
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Jun 6, 2011, 22:06
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The first trailer had me psyched for this game. Everything I've seen since has me mostly disappointed in a Postal sort of way.
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Jun 6, 2011, 20:18
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xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 6, 2011, 18:07:
I noticed that as well. They are moving towards an ADD crowd like they did for movie trailers. Make things flash and bounce around and the kids will buy it!
Not just any "things"
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Jun 6, 2011, 19:08
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJaXrlfxF2E

yikes, whatever features exist, that sluggish walking is the death of this
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Jun 6, 2011, 19:05
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Dead Island quickly went from a must have to a maybe buy at bargain price after I watched over a minute of actual gameplay. my o my, what a let down.
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Re: Dead Island in September
Jun 6, 2011, 18:39
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I think it would've been better without the piano music from the first trailer tacked on at the end. It's a big reminder of how this game seems to be completely different from what the first trailer seemed to depict.

Dang, was hoping for an emotive "The Walking Dead" type of game. This is more like Duke Nukem vs the zombies.

Maybe the developers are actively trying to distance themselves from the expectations people have from seeing that first trailer, with the awfully cheesy "Right in the fucking head" line at the end.

"WHO DO YA VOODOO BITCH?" (sigh)
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Jun 6, 2011, 18:07
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LittleMe wrote on Jun 6, 2011, 17:06:
I can't stand this modern type of trailer that seems to intentionally hypnotize the viewer with white flashes, quick successions of video sequences and fast camera panning, etc.. This did not sell me on the game because I couldn't watch it and what parts I could, made me want to vomit.

I noticed that as well. They are moving towards an ADD crowd like they did for movie trailers. Make things flash and bounce around and the kids will buy it!
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Jun 6, 2011, 17:58
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The 4 player Co-op is what is selling it to me.

Ditto. I'm glad to see more co-op games coming out these days.
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Jun 6, 2011, 17:06
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I can't stand this modern type of trailer that seems to intentionally hypnotize the viewer with white flashes, quick successions of video sequences and fast camera panning, etc.. This did not sell me on the game because I couldn't watch it and what parts I could, made me want to vomit.
Perpetual debt is slavery.
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Re: Dead Island in September
Jun 6, 2011, 17:06
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This looks like it's the very definition of meh.
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Re: Dead Island in September
Jun 6, 2011, 17:05
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The 4 player Co-op is what is selling it to me.
"Pants! Pants! Pants!"
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Jun 6, 2011, 16:39
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Jun 6, 2011, 16:39
 

Creston wrote on Jun 6, 2011, 14:49:
Cool trailer. It looks fun, but the character models look kinda weird. Spindly arms and legs, and each of them seems to have at least 812 gallons of blood to be sprayed about, apparently.

Creston

I thought it looked more like 810 gallons of blood, but after watching it again, you're right, IT IS 812 gallons....

The jury is still out on this one. I'll see what kind of reviews transpire and make decision from there.

This comment was edited on Jun 6, 2011, 16:50.
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Re: Dead Island in September
Jun 6, 2011, 16:35
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I'm sure I'll play this at some point after release...but something about it just doesn't look quite right. As someone already pointed out...kind of awkward.

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Jun 6, 2011, 16:25
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I hope it's better than Isle Of the Dead for DOS.
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Jun 6, 2011, 15:53
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That's very true. It doesn't make the game any less fun (or appear any less fun), I just thought it was very noticeable in this trailer.

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Re: Dead Island in September
Jun 6, 2011, 15:28
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I'll take awkward-looking, quirky games over mainstream shovelware any day of the week.
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Re: Dead Island in September
Jun 6, 2011, 14:49
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Cool trailer. It looks fun, but the character models look kinda weird. Spindly arms and legs, and each of them seems to have at least 812 gallons of blood to be sprayed about, apparently.

Depending on how long Deus Ex will take me, I think I'll pick this up.

Creston
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