What We Learned This Week: Dead Island Comes Out Of Nowhere!


Posted February 20, 2011 - By Stephen Johnson

While there were a ton of happenings in the world of video games, there was one stand-out thing that floored everyone on earth: The release of the trailer for Dead Island.

While we first heard about this zombie game four years ago, we kind of forgot it, but this week, the amazing trailer got inside our heads and kicked our brains' asses all over our skulls.  We liked it enough that we recut it... twice. Here's the chronological version, and here's the funny version.

We also made our usual, award winning web shows:

  • Feedback  Feedback hosts gaming legend Bing Gordon!
  • Sessler's Soapbox: Adam Sessler looks at Bulletstorm. Sweet, sweet Bulletstorm!
  • The MMO Report: Casey Schreiner shows off an exclusive Tera trailer.
  • Fresh Ink: Blair Butler reviews G.I. Joe Cobra this week!

And now the news...






  • The release date of inFamous 2 has been revealed!
  • Why did Guitar Hero die? Was it abuse?
  • Microsoft has looked at January's NPD numbers and proclaimed the Xbox 360 the winning console
  • A release date for Jurassic Park, the game, has been revealed.
  • Arcade Fire Hipster Attack & More on Around the Net.
  • Blizzard has posted a job listing for a "Senior Producer, Console Diablo III."
  • Minecraft's next update will include beds
  • Check out the HTC Inspire 4G tech review on Gadget Pr0n!
  • Check out our latest Portal 2 preview to see how humor is still alive and well in Valve's upcoming sequel.
  • Comics G.I. Joe Cobra, Morning Glories, Hulk and more reviewed on this week's Fresh Ink Online
  • Check out the last galleries of video game toys from Toy Fair 2011!
  • Check out our interview with toy master Todd McFarlane.
  • We're streaming a StarCraft 2 showmatch between Liquid`Jinro and EG.IdrA on February 21st.
What We Learned This Week: Dead Island Comes Out Of Nowhere!


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