Deadlines: News roundup 2/3/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On February - 3 - 2010

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

To celebrate George A. Romero’s seventieth birthday FEARNet is having a day-long zombiefest tomorrow. Lots of streaming content, interviews with the Master himself, zombie haiku, pictures of zombie cakes, all kinds of shit. (FEARNet)

Learn why Ellis is developer Valve’s favorite Left 4 Dead 2 character and lots of other behind-the-scene fun facts on the popular zombie killing game in this interview with writer Chet Faliszek. (Games Radar)

Read all about how The Dead, the upcoming “zombies in Africa” flick, came to be in this Q&A with director Howard Ford. Plus zombie pictures! (Bloody Disgusting)

Here’s a gallery of NSFW images (for reasons of boobs. And lots of blood) from Zombie Women of Satan. (Bloody Disgusting)

Some people in the UK did a zombie apocalypse miniatures sculpting competition. The results are pretty goddamn awesome. (Dawn of the Lead)

Deadlines: News roundup 1/29/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On January - 29 - 2010

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The fan-funded Invasion of the Not Quite Dead has just released its first promo teaser trailer. You can find the trailer after the break. It looks to be an original take on zombies. Or “not quite zombies” as it were. (Zombie Command)

English people, the stage show How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse is touring your country. Get all the dates here. (Zombie Command)

Finally, after the break you’ll also find a video on how to kill lots of zombies in high style, via a magical zombie-killing dream machine made in Garry’s Mod, the popular Half-Life 2 mod. (A World on Fire)

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Deadlines: News roundup 1/27/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On January - 27 - 2010

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The French zombie romp Mutants is coming to VOD via IFC February 10.

In “not terribly specific, but still good to know” news, Dead Rising 2 will be released this year. Sometime. (Gamespot)

What are the preconditions for a zombie apocalypse? Your answers are here. (Pixelated Geek)

If you hipsters need some zombie-themed buttons to pin to your messenger bag, you could do a lot worse than these. (Etsy)

Deadlines: News roundup 1/26/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On January - 26 - 2010

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It looks like Dead Rising, one of my favorite zombie games of all time (review here), is set to become a  live-action movie directed and co-written by Keiji Inafune, the same man behind the original game. See the unsubtitled Japanese trailer, embedded after the break. (Kotaku)

Speaking of the franchise, new info on Dead Rising 2 confirms you will be able to combine things via duct tape to make new things. So, kayak paddle + chainsaws + duct tape = paddlesaw! (Kotaku)

Learn more about the faux documentary Portrait of a Zombie, about an Irish family coming to grips with the zombification of their son, in this interview with director Bing Bailey. Also, Bing is an awesome name. (Reel Loop)

Kids need zombies, too, so buy your little one a zombie coloring book. (A World on Fire)

Amongst this week’s DVD releases is the Canadian weirdo zombie flick Pontypool. I’ll be picking it up asap. (Quiet Earth)

The iPhone version of Plants vs. Zombies has been pushed back (again) until mid-February. (Kotaku)

The Moline, Illinois library is having a meeting of the zombie survival club Saturday, February 13, in case you’re in town and need to learn some tricks. (Quad-Cities Online)

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Deadlines: News roundup 1/25/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On January - 25 - 2010

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The latest George A. Romero zombie opus Survival of the Dead comes to VOD April 30 (Xbox Live and Amazon platforms), then sees a limited theatrical release May 28. (Bloody Disgusting)

The utterly generic title aside, The Dead, a zombie movie set in Africa that finds two men crossing zombie-infested wastelands, looks intriguing. It’s done, the producers are seeking distribution and there’s a new trailer embedded after the break. (Quiet Earth)

Some guy at Coming Attractions has read the script for AMC’s Walking Dead pilot and he says it’s good. There are more details to be found in the piece if you don’t mind some spoilers. (Coming Attractions)

Learn the parkour and fitness skills that will save your ass come the inevitable zombie apocalypse in Zombiefit classes. (Columbia Chronicle)

Ninja zombies, a magic belt and a Karate Kid takeoff are the basic ingredients of the very silly looking Death of the Dead. See a trailer after the break. (A World on Fire)

There’s a demo available for the zombie-killing/driving game Zombie Driver. (A World on Fire)

Tower defense zombie slaughter comes to the BlackBerry platform in Zombie Attack. (PocketBerry)

Don’t know that I will make it to Minneapolis, Minnesota anytime soon, but if I do, I will hang out at  the zombie-themed bar Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den and hope I enjoy it as much as this woman did. (True to Words)

I’m pretty sure the existence of a zombie pickup line generator app for iPhone is a sign that the end times are here. If I am right, quake in fear, for such a thing does exist. (Examiner.com)

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Deadlines: News roundup 1/14/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On January - 14 - 2010

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Simply reading about Division 9, Irrational Games’ zombie FPS/strategy game that never was, makes me want to weep for what could have been. Base-building, strategic elements and shooting zombies in the face from the team that brought the world the fantastic BioShock? Seriously, I’m crying that this was never made. There’s a great-looking trailer too, but the embeds don’t seem to be working. You can see it at the link, though. (Game Informer)

You need some zombie arts and/or crafts? Try the Little Shop of Zombies. (A World on Fire)

If you are in Wilmington, North Carolina and want to be a zombie in a commercial, your chance has arrived. (StarNews Online)

Deadlines: News roundup 1/13/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On January - 13 - 2010

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Clowns, zombies and fringe science collide in author Tim Curran’s Resurrection, and he explains how he made it all work. (Dread Central)

In this interview with Left 4 Dead 2 writer Chet Faliszek, you will find out about The Leaker, a special infected cut from the game. And lots of other stuff about the game, too. (Official Xbox Magazine)

The awesome “zombies in a mall” action RPG Dead Rising is coming to Xbox Live’s Games on Demand service January 26. Read my review of it here, and play it already if you’ve somehow missed out so far. (Kotaku)

If you ever desired a chance to play Dawn of the Dead as a top-down shooter on your iPhone, prepare to be fulfilled. (Horror Squad)

You want a gunplay filled clip from The Horde? You’ll find it after the break. (Allocine)

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Deadlines: News roundup 1/8/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On January - 8 - 2010

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

If you have Left 4 Dead 2 for Xbox 360 yet lack Xbox Live Gold, you can play for free next weekend. Both of you. (Zombie Command)

Yesterday’s mention of the motion-controlled version of Left 4 Dead 2 may have piqued your curiosity for this hands-on report. (Kotaku)

Over at io9, they repeated yesterday’s rumor of a MTV Dawn of the Dead series, adding a brief history of zombies on TV. (io9)

A biological attack triggers a zombie uprising in Zombie Undead, a low-budget indie premiering January 15 in in Leicester. England. Generic premise, generic title … having some trouble mustering excitement for this one. At least the trailer (embedded after the break) looks halfway decent. (Shock Till You Drop)

Finally, there’s another trailer for a (nonexistent, not in production) film called Zombie Dynamite after the break. It was supposedly made with a budget less than a dollar, but it looks quite impressive. Hell, I’d watch that movie.

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Deadlines: News roundup 1/7/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On January - 7 - 2010

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

It’s got to be considered strictly rumor at this point (and a damn strange and unsettling one at that) but Bloody Disgusting exclusive reported that MTV was in talks to turn Dawn of the Dead into a TV series. WTF? They say no involvement at this time by Zack Snyder, who helmed the 2004 remake, and that it will be a mix of fast and slow zombies and is “more of a spin-off.” In a double-WTF development, the story seems to have been pulled from BD‘s website for some reason, as has a story from Dread Central reporting on BD’s exclusive… Does that make it more or less likely to be true? (Bloody Disgusting)

How would you like to play Left 4 Dead via a Wii-like motion-control device? A new product being demoed at CES uses the game as its test bed. Sounds exhausting to me. (Kotaku)

Get the early scoop on the iPhone game Pro Zombie Soccer in this hands-on preview. (Zombie Command)

Deadlines: News roundup 1/5/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On January - 5 - 2010

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

If you’re hankering for some 8-bit style Left 4 Dead action, hanker no more: Pixel Force: Left 4 Dead is now available. (Kotaku)

More zombie webseries goodness is available. The second episode of zombie apocalypse serial The Last Stand is out. See it at the official site. And look for an upcoming feature on the many zombie webseries out there…

A potential flu cure leads to zombie apocalypse in The Titan Project, an upcoming microbudget film from SPS Films. The trailer is embedded after the break. (Horror-Movies.ca)

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