Umbrella Corps Release Delayed

Who doesn’t love a good zombie film? For many when you mention a zombie film you are greeted with images and reminders about the Resident Evil franchise, with the evil corporation Umbrella at its heart. Set for release later this Umbrella corps put you in their shoes as you try to fight off and survive against other soldiers, but sadly in a recent post it was revealed that Umbrella Corps release date has stumbled back by a month.

Umbrella Corps is a competitive, online third-person shooter set with everyone from humanoid and canine zombies to B.O.W.s (Bio Organic Weapons) as they come to swarm you. Don’t worry you have a few teammates to help you fend off the swarm and the evil mercenaries, but be warned if they shoot out your Zombie jammer (located on your back) you’ll quickly find yourself being swarmed by the evil creatures.

Alongside the zombies and mercenaries, you’ll get the chance to customise your weapons and look with a selection of emotes and sounds to help communicate and taunt your opponents.

Check out the customization trailer, and with a further month to help improve and refine the game before it releases. Set for release on June 21st, the game will come to your Playstation 4 and PC for just $29.99 as a digital download.

Who Wants A NERF Chainsaw For All Your Zombie Fighting Needs?

Nerf are not ones to shy away from bringing us hours of fun, from a quick run around with foam darts flying to safely playing out our fantasy survival scenarios, Nerf’s are not just for kids when it comes to your imagination and the fun you can have. Recently we told you about how their latest additions included a fully automatic blaster firing at 30mph, but it looks like the serious players will soon be joining the Zombie defence force with their latest release.

The Zombie Strike Brainsaw Blaster looks like it is out of a movie with the classic green and orange colours making sure that when you swerve into the fray you will be noticed. With a handle and blade, it would look good on any survivor, but the fun doesn’t stop there. The Brainsaw blaster not only features eight firing darts but the foam blade actually rotates, adding a whole new level to your survival experience. While not the first chainsaw for the Nerf Zombie group, it is the first one which does more than just play sounds. Combine the nerf chainsaw with your hatchet, machetes and swords.

From fighting in the office to surviving a zombie horde,  Nerf seems to be keen on letting us live out our dreams, no matter what our age.

Dying Light Season Pass And Expansion Get Price Increase

Dying Light sees players running through a zombie filled world using both their skills, weapons and parkour movement to fight and outrun their enemies. That is until night time when the creatures suddenly empower and hunt the player, quickly turning the tide on their attackers. The developers for the game at Techland have recently announced that their latest expansion may have been a little more than they expected, as a result, they will be raising the price to match the expanded size and features of the expansion this December.

The reason for the price increase, from £9.99 to £15.99, was given as follows:

“Over the past weeks Dying Light: The Following has almost reached its final stage: main quests, side quests, new skills, and driving challenges are ready. Looking at it, it’s clear how big the expansion pack has grown – it would be a stand-alone title, but since it would mean a launch delay, we decided against it”

With the expansion being part of the season pass, that will also receive a price increase from £15.99 to £23.99. The price changes won’t come into effect until December 8th so you still have a chance to grab the game at a discounted price.

Dying Light is currently on sale till December 1st on Steam for 66% off (£39.99 to £13.59).

Daybreak Games Under Attack after CEO Threatening Lizard Squad

Publicly attacking the cyber bullies Lizard Squad might not have been the best idea that Daybreak Games CEO John Smedley ever had. A day after he made headlines with his twitter posts, the massively multiplayer online zombie game, H1Z1, is experiencing trouble and people can’t login. Other Daybreak releases also experienced trouble, including their website and even the server-status page.

Lizard Squad is known to brag about their takedowns and they are also the group that took responsibility for the attack on the PS4 and Xbox One over Christmas. First there was the twitter announcement and just minutes later people started to complain that they weren’t able to connect.

https://twitter.com/LizardLands/status/619253044207718401

Daybreak Games CEO John Smedley confirmed via twitter that they were getting a minor DDOS attack and they’re working on getting everything back up.

The whole thing started after the sentencing of Julius Kivimaki, one of the kids that outed themselves as Lizard Squad members, where John Smedley voiced that the sentence was too mild. Julius Kivimaki was convicted of 50000 counts of computer crime and harassing people including calling swat teams on Smedley and calling in bomb threats to ground flights he was taking. Julius Kivimaki only got a commuted two-year sentence which means no jail-time.

Thank You VentureBeat for providing us with this information

Metro: Last Light Trailer Recreated in GTA V (Updated)

Creator’s view update at the end of the article.

Grand Theft Auto V is such an incredible open world game with stunning graphics which makes almost anything possible. Nicky Sierra, a YouTuber took it to a whole new level by recreating the scene called ‘Genesis’ from the gameplay trailer of the Metro: Last Light in the world of Grand Theft Auto V. He has managed to pull off such complex scenes by utilizing the built-in Rockstar Editor which assists in making and shooting the gameplay from various angles and provides the cinematic-like result.

The video is about the week of the creation of the life on the planet Earth by the God. It starts from Day 1 when the world witnesses light, next day “the majestic sky” starts existing. On the third day, God plants trees on the planet and a day later, the day and night is separated. On the fifth day, God creates birds and smokes a new life in the sky followed by creation of glorious creatures, animals and makes the Humans Beings dominant, “To Nurture, To Rule”, but on the final day of the week, as humans starts killing “they say, the God rested”.

I would recommend you to take a look at the original Metro: Last Light “Genesis” gameplay trailer before watching this re-creation so you can fully appreciate the effort that’s gone into it.

It is one of my favourites, we have already witnessed creative work done by various players such as Furious 7’s Paul Walker Tribute and the Breaking Bad Scenes. What are your thoughts on this video? Let us know in the comments section.

Update: The creator has used mods to set the specific time of the day, weather and character animations. The most challenging part, according to him, was finding the right animations due to the presence of thousands of character animations; which are needed to be tried out manually as some of them have misleading titles.  It took the creator and his friends about 5 hours to get the video ready including filming to editing.

Metro Logo courtesy of VboxArt.

Someone Built a Home to Withstand a Zombie Attack!

When you’ve got $1.75 million, a cold-war missile silo and a bit of spare time, there really is only one thing you should be doing – building a zombie proof home of epic proportions! This home in Adirondacks was built on top of an old cold-war missile silo, but the house on top, really is just the beginning of something far more impressive.

On the surface, there’s a nice 2,000 square foot house, a runway, and airplane. As you go downstairs, you’ll find a blast proof door with keypad entry system. The house then spirals down a staircase through the old missile silo, until you reach a 2,300 square foot area of the house, built directly into the former launch control center.

The new accommodation has its own air supply, is fully soundproofed, has 10 foot ceilings, two bedrooms and is equipped with lots of luxuries throughout. What’s crazy is that there’s still 9 stories of the silo unused. So there’s certainly room to expand the unit, but given that it’s already run a cost of almost $2 million to get this far, I can’t imagine it’ll be cheap to go down another 9 levels.

It’s a very cool house, but perhaps the owner needs to watch less zombie movies.

Indie Survival Game P.A.M.E.L.A. Looks Promising

VYVE Studios, an indie games company made up of 4 team members, has announced a new first-person survival game by the name of P.A.M.E.L.A. It is powered by the latest Unity 5 game engine and is said to currently be in its pre-alpha development stage for PC.

The game takes place in a sci-fi world called Eden, where the player has to survive against all odds. Players are said to have the need for sleep, eating and drinking, just like any other survival game, but a unique element added here is time. It is said that days are short and the player needs to work on keeping the lights on in Eden to help him stay alive.

In terms of weaponry, the title gives players the ability to wield their own ‘unconventional’ gadgets. All of them can be mounted on the AARM, the mounting point between the character and the rest of technology on Eden.

Another key feature is its immersive technology, which comes in the shape of a holopad that aids players in their quest to survive in the Eden world. One interesting aspect is that Fallout fans might find the holopad to be an improved version of the Pip-Boy from the Fallout titles. More information about the title can be viewed here.

Source: P.A.M.E.L.A.

Dying Light: My Apocalypse Version Costs £250,000!

As if games weren’t expensive enough, the crazy developers of Dying Light have just revealed a £250,000 version of their game. The no expense spared edition comes packed with all kinds of crazy extras to help justify spending 1/4 million on their new zombie game.

Developer Techland will include a real-world, custom build zombie-proof shelter, a round trip package that’ll take you to the developers studio in Poland, night vision goggles, a Razer Tiamat headset, parkour lessons, and more, including one very strange item indeed – adult nappies.

I’m not sure where I would put a life-size monster statue, in my new zombie shelter I suppose! On the other hand, I’m not sure where I would put a freaking huge zombie-proof shelter! I guess you could live in the shelter to some extent, as it’ll come kitted out with a TV, Xbox One and a sound system.

Fancy getting your credit card out and buying this thing? You can get it exclusively from UK retailer GAME. Think no-one will buy it? Well, someone did buy this £125,000 special edition GRID 2 a couple of years ago!

Thank you Tweaktown for providing us with this information.

H1Z1: Early Access PC Version Coming Soon, but no PS4 Release This Year

We are still eagerly awaiting Sony Online Entertainment to reveal the exact release date of their upcoming H1Z1 Early Access Alpha for Steam, but recent updates suggest that the alpha edition release date draws near.

“As for the game, we are currently in a pre-alpha stage of development, and have an Early Access feature list that we are working against to hit launch status. That means every day new items, features and abilities get created and checked into the game world. said Tom Schenck, H1Z1 Technical Director.

New features, items and most interestingly of all a powerful dynamic weather system is now running in builds of the game, offering unique fighting and survival opportunities.

“Our weather system is dynamic; it comes and goes as like a normal weather system does. What makes it different is it actually affects you. We are not just putting the rain in the game because it looks cool, we are putting rain in the game because we want it to put out camp fires. We wanted to make you cold, we want to make sure that when rain comes you’re actually aware of it and you’re going try to survive.” said Adam Clegg

When pushed for details of a release date during an interview with GamingBolt, Adam added;

“As far as the PS4 version is concerned we are actually concentrating on the PC release. No one in the development team is working on the PS4 [version] and we are focused 100% on PC, for now.”

So there you have it, a laser like focus on the PC development and daily updates being tested means that we shouldn’t have long to wait now, but PlayStation 4 owners will just have to find something else to do, because with no one working on their edition, they’ve still got a long wait ahead.

Thank you Ecumenical for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Ecumenical.

Oculus Rift Support For Zombie’s ‘Daylight’ At IndieCade

Epic Games and Zombie Studios are ready to scare the pants off of IndieCade attendees with the first ever Oculus VR demonstration of “Daylight” at the Culver City-based festival of independent games on October 5-6.

Developed for PS4 and PC by Zombie and published by ATLUS, “Daylight” is a procedurally generated psychological thriller in which no two experiences are the same. “Daylight” is also the first Unreal Engine 4-powered commercial game to support Oculus VR, and attendees will be able to test their bravery to see how long they can survive the demo, exclusively at the Unreal Engine booth inside the IndieCade Village.

Epic is also thrilled to host Compulsion Games, who will have numerous stations dedicated to “Contrast,” the only game where you can freely shift in and out of shadow. Contrast is set for release on November 15 for PC (Steam), PS3, PS4 (both via PSN) and Xbox 360 (through XBLA).

Lastly, “Infinity Blade III,” the epic conclusion in the blockbuster video game trilogy from Epic’s award-winning ChAIR Entertainment, will be playable on iPad at IndieCade as well.

We wish we could make it along to the show and check this out, having had a few goes on Oculus Rift we can’t wait to try out more games on the hardware, but as far as I am concerned, the more games that support the device, the easier it will be for me to justify buying an Oculus VR headset.

Thank you Epic for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Epic.