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Inside Xbox Series X|S Optimized: Zombie Army 4: Dead War
Inside Xbox Series X|S Optimized: Zombie Army 4: Dead War
One of the biggest benefits of all that power in the hardware is giving developers the ability to make games that are Xbox Series X|S Optimized.
We regret to inform you that the zombie once known as Atari is now selling NFTs
We regret to inform you that the zombie once known as Atari is now selling NFTs
It's split itself in two, and one half is all about that crypto.
Warzone's zombie outbreak is boring
Warzone's zombie outbreak is boring
You could see it as you parachuted in: a cloud that crackled with electricity, and a dark tanker headed straight for the shores of Verdansk.
Netflix's The Last Kids On Earth Is Getting A Family-Friendly Zombie Game On Switch
Netflix's The Last Kids On Earth Is Getting A Family-Friendly Zombie Game On Switch
Update: Release date confirmed + new trailer! Update (Wed 7th Apr, 2021 16:00 BST): The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom has now been given a solid release date of 4th June 2021.
Wanna Survive Brings Turn-Based Zombie Apocalypse Action To Switch Next Month
Wanna Survive Brings Turn-Based Zombie Apocalypse Action To Switch Next Month
Ready for more zombie slaying? If you think you can handle another gaming zombie apocalypse, you might want to keep an eye out for Wanna Survive when it launches on Switch next month. From developer PINIX Games Studio and published by Nicalis, Wanna Survive is described as "a challenging strategy/tactics game" that'll have you fighting your way through a series of turn-based combat scenarios.
PlayStation Plus Games for April 2021 Announced
PlayStation Plus Games for April 2021 Announced
Sony has announced that Oddworld: Soulstorm, Days Gone, and Zombie Army 4: Dead War are the PlayStation Plus games for April 2021.
PlayStation Plus games for April: Days Gone, Oddworld: Soulstorm, and Zombie Army 4: Dead War
PlayStation Plus games for April: Days Gone, Oddworld: Soulstorm, and Zombie Army 4: Dead War
Welcome back one of PlayStation’s heroes turned unlikely revolutionary, withstand the worst an unforgiving wilderness can throw at you and repel an undead armageddon with April’s PlayStation Plus lineup! Lead Mudokons to freedom in Oddworld: Soulstorm.
Review: Stubbs The Zombie In Rebel Without A Pulse - A
Review: Stubbs The Zombie In Rebel Without A Pulse - A "Cult Classic" That Has Aged Like Milk
Stub it out. It would probably be the most clichéd thing in the world to make this observation, but Stubbs the Zombie In Rebel Without a Pulse is something of a zombie itself; a game that wouldn’t die, despite widespread apathy.
The upgraded Marvel's Avengers offers plenty of improvements, but is still lacking in purpose
The upgraded Marvel's Avengers offers plenty of improvements, but is still lacking in purpose
Just when you think you've seen it all, Marvel's Avengers gives us zombie robots. Beyond the puzzling paradox - surely something that has never been alive in the first place cannot, by definition, be brought back to life? - it's a fitting metaphor, I suppose.
Left 4 Dead spiritual sequel Back 4 Blood delayed
Left 4 Dead spiritual sequel Back 4 Blood delayed
Alas, we'll have to wait an extra four months for the new cooperative zombie-smashing shooter from Left 4 Dead creators Turtle Rock Studios.
Left 4 Dead creators’ new game Back 4 Blood has been delayed
Left 4 Dead creators’ new game Back 4 Blood has been delayed
Turtle Rock Studios has made the call to delay upcoming zombie shoot 'em up Back 4 Blood.
Warzone Audio Bang podcast: zombie here now
Stop normalizing abusive fandom | This Week in Business
Stop normalizing abusive fandom | This Week in Business
Maybe we should have expected a zombie game studio to excel at developing senselessly hostile hordes
Stubbs the Zombie is an uncanny classic
Stubbs the Zombie is an uncanny classic
How quickly when you're thinking about Halo does the music come into your head? I'm imagining it's probably there before the first images.
Battle dragons and zombie bears in Square Enix's Forspoken, coming in 2022
Battle dragons and zombie bears in Square Enix's Forspoken, coming in 2022
See a new teaser for the third-person action adventure that was previously called Project Athia.
Dying Light 2's Developers Are Indulging Toxic Gamers
Dying Light 2's Developers Are Indulging Toxic Gamers
As promised, Polish developer Techland put out a video today updating the world on the state of zombie parkour thriller Dying Light 2.
The new Half-Life: Blue Shift mod for Black Mesa now has a playable intro
The new Half-Life: Blue Shift mod for Black Mesa now has a playable intro
We were excited last month to see that a new group of modders is taking up the project of recreating Half-Life: Blue Shift in the lovingly modernised Black Mesa, and now the introduction is available to play.
Stubbs the Zombie – Is it worth it?
Stubbs the Zombie – Is it worth it?
Mmmmm… Brains. No, I’m not just some random cannibal, looking for his next fix.
Civilization 6 is getting Portugal, Zombie Defense mode and two new world wonders
Civilization 6 is getting Portugal, Zombie Defense mode and two new world wonders
Firaxis has announced the sixth and final DLC pack in the Civilization 6 - New Frontier Pass. The Portugal pack includes a new leader and civilisation (Portugal, obviously), the new optional game mode Zombie Defense, two new world wonders in the Torre de Belém and Etemenanki, and a new Wetlands map script. Firaxis is saving a deep dive on Portugal for a future update, but as you'd expect the civ will revolve around naval gameplay, particularly maritime exploration and trade - something not a lot of other civs specialise in.
Leon and Claire fight a zombie outbreak at the White House in Netflix's Resident Evil CG anime series
Leon and Claire fight a zombie outbreak at the White House in Netflix's Resident Evil CG anime series
Leon and Claire fight a zombie outbreak at the White House in Netflix's upcoming Resident Evil CG anime series. Netflix released a full plot description for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, which is due out at some point this year. "In 2006, there were traces of improper access to secret Presidential files found in the White House's network.
Warzone Is (Slowly) Teasing A Zombies Event
Warzone Is (Slowly) Teasing A Zombies Event
With the arrival of Call of Duty’s Season 2 on February 25, zombies took the story spotlight.
Call of Duty: Warzone’s zombies have found their way to Verdansk’s prison
Call of Duty: Warzone’s zombies have found their way to Verdansk’s prison
Call of Duty: Warzone is having a bit of a zombie infestation problem right now.
Nintendo Download: 11th March (North America)
Nintendo Download: 11th March (North America)
Crash Bandicoot 4, Stubbs the Zombie and WRC 9! The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region.
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny gets June release date on Switch
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny gets June release date on Switch
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny, the latest entry in developer Nippon Ichi Software's cult favourite tactics game, will be heading to Switch on 29th June. It's been six year since Disgaea 5 debuted on PlayStation 4 (it's made its way to Switch and PC since then), and Disgaea 6 arrives with a few notable changes, the most immediately obvious being a new art style that trades the appealing 2D character sprites of old for 3D models. Disgaea 6 follows the adventures of new protagonist Zet, a teenage zombie on a quest to defeat a powerful god, and it's his unique ability - known as Super Reincarnation - that ushers in one of the game's most significant mechanical additions. Read more
Switch FPS Counter Recon: The First Mission Sure Does A Poor Impression Of Call Of Duty
Switch FPS Counter Recon: The First Mission Sure Does A Poor Impression Of Call Of Duty
Complete with zombie mode! Activision's Call of Duty is one of the world's biggest video game franchises, which makes its continued absence on Switch (the world's best-selling games console at the time of writing) all the more puzzling. Still, at least we have Counter Recon: The First Mission to fall back on, eh? Developed by TROOOZE, this single-player (yes, you read that correctly) FPS is all about blowing up terrorists with a wide range of guns, and even has its own zombie mode.
World War Z and Ace Combat 7 lead March's PlayStation Now additions
World War Z and Ace Combat 7 lead March's PlayStation Now additions
Another month means more new additions to Sony's PlayStation Now subscription service, with March set to bring co-op zombie shooter World War Z, aerial adventure Ace Combat 7, superhero romp Infamous: Second Son, plus time-manipulating FPS Superhot. World War Z, which released back in 2019, is essentially a modern day spin on Valve's beloved Left 4 Dead series.
Sunday Comics: I Outrank You!
Sunday Comics: I Outrank You!
Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics.
Zombie Army 4: Dead War stalks its way to Steam
Zombie Army 4: Dead War stalks its way to Steam
The Third Reich rises from the dead again.
Dying Light 2: Everything we know about the next zombie parkour game
Dying Light 2: Everything we know about the next zombie parkour game
What we know about Dying Light 2's release date, trailers, setting info and more.
Days Gone and a “whole slate” of PlayStation games are coming to PC
Days Gone and a “whole slate” of PlayStation games are coming to PC
A raft of PlayStation exclusives is on the way to PC, including motorcycle adventure-slash-zombie game Days Gone, which is due out on PC this spring.
PS4-Exclusive Days Gone Coming To PC This Spring
PS4-Exclusive Days Gone Coming To PC This Spring
Open world zombie slaughter sim Days Gone will be the latest first-party Sony game to get ported to PC, British GQ reports in a new interview with Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan.
Sunday Comics: Shut Up Now
Sunday Comics: Shut Up Now
Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics.
SaGa Frontier and Legend of Mana head to PC starting in April
SaGa Frontier and Legend of Mana head to PC starting in April
Yesterday truly was the day of ports of older, somewhat forgotten franchises, wasn’t it? During the Nintendo Direct showcase, we saw the return of Ryu Hayabusa and Stubbs the zombie in ports of their respective games.
Stubbs the Zombie rises from his grave this March for PC via Steam
Stubbs the Zombie rises from his grave this March for PC via Steam
While yesterday’s Nintendo Direct arguably didn’t have many major surprises, I was taken aback by one particular reveal.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War might be getting a zombie-infested Outbreak mode
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War might be getting a zombie-infested Outbreak mode
The Call of Duty companion app may have accidentally leaked a new Black Ops Cold War mode.
Stubbs The Zombie Makes A Surprise Return On Switch Next Month
Stubbs The Zombie Makes A Surprise Return On Switch Next Month
Dead man on a mission. Expectations always vary when it comes to Nintendo Direct presentations, but we can't imagine anyone had a Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse re-release on their bingo card. Originally released in 2005 for Xbox and PC, Stubbs the Zombie is a third-person action game from Aspyr Media.
Stubbs the Zombie Re-Release Coming to PC, Consoles in March
Stubbs the Zombie Re-Release Coming to PC, Consoles in March
Stubbs the Zombie's starring adventure returns on modern consoles and PC next month.
Stubbs the Zombie Makes His Triumphant Return to Xbox This Spring
A new Half-Life: Blue Shift mod is in the works for Black Mesa
A new Half-Life: Blue Shift mod is in the works for Black Mesa
Gearbox Software is most commonly associated with the Borderlands series nowadays, but decades ago it was also responsible for developing Half-Life: Blue Shift.
Oh Hey, They're Bringing Back Stubbs The Zombie
Oh Hey, They're Bringing Back Stubbs The Zombie
Remember Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without A Pulse, the 2005 action game for PC and Xbox about a depression-era zombie eating brains in the late 1950s? Maybe? Either way, it’s coming to Xboxes, PlayStations, Switch, and PC on March 16. Read more...
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse comes to life on PlayStation March 16
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse comes to life on PlayStation March 16
The year was 2005. The game was Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse.
Rainbow Six Quarantine could become Rainbow Six Parasite
Rainbow Six Quarantine could become Rainbow Six Parasite
Some alleged datamining appears to have revealed the zombie shooter's new name.
The best zombie games on PC in 2021
The best zombie games on PC in 2021
What are the best zombie games on PC? You can hardly take a step on Steam without zombie games clutching at your ankle, so it's a valid question.
Sunday Comics: You're Hired!
Sunday Comics: You're Hired!
Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics.
Everything we know about the RAI K-84 Wonder Weapon in Call of Duty: Cold War
Everything we know about the RAI K-84 Wonder Weapon in Call of Duty: Cold War
The Cold War Firebase Z Wonder Weapon is a pink ray of sunshine on a zombie-infested day.
Sunday Comics: Loves To Party
Sunday Comics: Loves To Party
Hello! It’s time for Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics.
11 years later, Left 4 Dead 2 releases uncut in Germany
11 years later, Left 4 Dead 2 releases uncut in Germany
Left 4 Dead 2 is finally available uncut in Germany, Valve has announced. Over a decade after Left 4 Dead 2 came out, Valve requested the German authorities re-evaluate the zombie shooter and as a result, the uncut international version is now available in the country. The German and Australian ratings boards refused to classify Left 4 Dead 2 when it launched in November 2009 because of its violence and gore.
Left 4 Dead 2 gets uncut version in Germany, over a decade after launch
Left 4 Dead 2 gets uncut version in Germany, over a decade after launch
It’s 2021 and that’s right, you’re still reading headlines about Valve’s last co-op zombie shooter.
Half-Life 2 speedrunners beat the game backwards in 13 minutes
Half-Life 2 speedrunners beat the game backwards in 13 minutes
Speedrunners will routinely dazzle you with the technical mastery they have over their chosen games.
Bugsnax originally ended with a zombie apocalypse
Bugsnax originally ended with a zombie apocalypse
For all the memes, Bugsnax turned out to be a pretty solid game, albeit one with a surprisingly grim twist at the end.
Zombie Army 4 closes second season with new Dead Zeppelin campaign episode
Zombie Army 4 closes second season with new Dead Zeppelin campaign episode
Developer Rebellion is bringing the second season of its undead shooter Zombie Army 4: Dead War to a close today, 19th January, with the launch of Dead Zeppelin, the third and final instalment in its Death from Above story campaign. Dead Zeppelin, which follows on from Season 2's debut episode Damnation Valley in October and Alpine Blitz in December, sees players boarding an undead airship to thwart the zombie army's evil plans.
Ratchet and Clank become Doom Guy in this Doom 2 mod
Ratchet and Clank become Doom Guy in this Doom 2 mod
The wacky weapons in Ratchet and Clank are some of the best reasons to play the action-adventure games.
Test Your Zombie Survival Skills With Cold War’s New Cranked Mode
Test Your Zombie Survival Skills With Cold War’s New Cranked Mode
Killing zombies is the best part about Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update for Season One.