And People Say That The Video Game Industry has Issues With Women & Violence!

rip3 I’m usually not one to clutch my pearls about video game violence, but uhhh….Deep Silver, you may have gone a bit far with your promo materials for the upcoming Dead Island: Riptide. Apparently a UK-exclusive bonus item which is being promoted as

“Dead Island’s grotesque take on an iconic Roman marble torso sculpture.”

that will also

“make a striking conversation piece on any discerning zombie gamer’s mantel.”

Also ensuring that you stay single & creepy forever. Eesh. I can’t image that this will actually make it to market.

 (Link via RPS)

Once More Unto the Collector’s Edition Breach, Dear Friends, Once More

DI: Riptide

Having missed out on Dead Island the first time around, I am definitely excited for Dead Island: Riptide a.k.a  Fallout with zombies. Sounds just about perfect; too bad the awesome concept came with a heaping pile of bugs and issues. By the time all of the issues were solved and the game was actually playable, I was consumed (ed. note: ha ha) by a number of other games .  Come April, DI: Riptide and GTA V will most certainly be battling it to see to whom my PS3 gives the most lovn’.  As an avid opponent of most Collectors Editions, the  DI: Riptide Rigor Mortis Edition does not actually seem all that bad.  The fact that it was voted by the fans means we can weed out the usual garbage in most Collectors Editions. (see Borderlands 2) Even better, it’s actually reasonably priced at $79.99, which is a nice change from the usual $100 or so that most CE’s run. Will I get it? Probably no, as I still live with parents and there’s enough tchotchkes around the house.  I don’t think a zombie hand bottle opener will fit in with the decor of the Colonial Williamsburg look around my house.  But will I get the game? Most certainly.