This is kind of expensive week. I hope everyone will forgive this transgression, but there’s some really good games on sale. One of them we reviewed personally, and while it’s close to $40.00, it’s still a hell of a discount. Here we go!
Good Night. Good Luck. Dying light is one of those games that tells you the developers realised their previous mistakes. The genesis of the game was the Dead Island series. While not overly successful, it did teach developers Techland what to do and what not to. They carried that knowledge into Dying Light, expanding on problems in the previous games; fixing them and refining them. While Dying Light featured a similar [...]
Dying Light‘s already expansive customization tool received an update today, bringing such useful features as the ability to create and edit terrain and upload your custom models for use with the game. To celebrate this new found creative tools — developer Techland has announced that they will be holding a second round of their “Beyond Dying Light” contest.
Players of Dying Light will be able to enter the contest by crafting their own custom map using the Dying Light Development Tools — a free download that can be found on Steam — and then submitting it via the game’s website. The contest’s grand prize is a custom Alienware Alpha i7 PC, and Dying [...]
Techland announced that their zombie survival game Dying Light will receive an expansion pack titled The Following. Details of the expansion first surfaced at the end of a recent trailer celebrating the game’s six-month anniversary, which showcased a brief segment of the protagonist fighting zombies from the back of a dirt buggy. According to the developers at Techland, The Following will feature a great deal of both new gameplay and story content.
“For Dying Light: The Following we’re adding a number of bold game-changers to create one massive expansion. Something big that will give the game a brand-new flavor. The new map alone is [...]
A new and strange event hits the world of Dying Light on April 1st that will give survivors a hilarious edge over the shambling undead.
According to an in-universe broadcast from the Global Relief Effort, or GRE, survivors in-game will encounter a strange batch of Antizens that have been contaminated by an unknown source. Though the contaminate is non-toxic, anyone who may come into contact with it may experience strange side effects for a period of twenty-four hours.
“All undelivered Antizin crates have been destroyed, and we would like to assure the survivors that untainted drops will resume as of April 2nd. We urge all the survivors to use extreme care when [...]
Since its launch, Dying Light has provided survival horror fans with a terrifying new twist on the traditional zombie formula. But even if you’ve beaten the game, you’ll have plenty to look forward to with the release of the upcoming Hard Mode patch for the game that brings a new difficulty, new weapons, and new costumes to breath a bit of life into your undead gaming experience. Ahead of the patch’s March 10th North American release date, the people at Techland have provided us with a video trailer that goes into depth about the new features that the update will bring to Dying Light.
For those of you who do not want to watch the video, other features of the [...]
Dying Light developer Techland issued a press release last night confirming that the rumored bans of Dying Light mods were indeed false and that modders are an integral part of their gaming community. Techland had previously been caught up in rumors of DMCAs issued against modders and streamers removing the film grain effect from the game. Techland’s press release detailed the upcoming modding tools as well their commitment to modders and modifications for their products.
The release of Dying Light has already been met an amazing positive response from gamers around the globe. In their excitement, many PC players have already been creating mods that alter and [...]
Nearly two months ago, Dying Light writer Dan Jolley wrote a blog post on his website The Jolleyverse detailing what he thought was a favorable outcome to something that bothered him about the industry: the poor and shallow portrayal of female characters in game stories. As Dan puts it,
The problem didn’t involve any issues with creating fun, immersive, successful games; their Call of Juarez series was a long-standing fan favorite, and they scored massive hits with Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide. They knew how to tell a solid story, too, with talented writing teams led by novelist Rafał W. Orkan.
No, the problem they faced involved something that has received more [...]
Developer: Techland Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Release Date: January 27th, 2015 Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Linux Reviewed on: Xbox One (review copy provided by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
Back in early 2011, a promotional trailer was released to announce game studio Techland’s newest creation: Dead Island. The trailer was widely praised, and to this day stands as an example of how to create hype around your product. Unfortunately, when Dead Island was released it received mixed reviews, and now retains a general reputation as a disappointment — not for what it was, but for what it could have been based on the trailer. Fast forward 4 [...]
If you couldn’t get enough zombies in your daily media consumption routine, then take a gander at Techland’s Nightmare Row, a novel tie-in to the upcoming zombie-themed survival horror Dying Light that provides all the grisly details of the game’s horrific apocalypse scenario. In the novel, penned by author Raymond Benson, we follow the story of a young athlete named Mel Wyatt who becomes trapped in the center of the zombie outbreak after attending an athletics festival two weeks before. Of course, this means Mel must use her wits and tenacity to survive the marauding undead, or end up as lunch.
“Writing the origin story for DYING LIGHT was an exciting [...]
Today Techland, the Polish developer behind Dying Light, announced that they have no plans to release the zombie-themed game on the Xbox 360 and PS3 as they had in previous statements. The announcement comes as something as a surprise, and will likely disappoint those who were looking forward to playing Dying Light on their current console. Explanation for the cancellation of the last-gen versions of the game were given in a lengthy letter found in a recent press release. The letter reads as follows:
As you probably know, we’re wrapping up the development of Dying Light, our biggest and most ambitious project to date. We spent the last three years [...]