Deadlines: News roundup 10/29/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 29 - 2009

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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.

There’s a pretty cool looking Fort Zombie gameplay trailer at GameTrailers.com. But you don’t have to click on that link and leave the comfortable confines of this site, because naturally, I have embedded it for you after the break. (GameTrailers.com)

One of MTV’s movie blogs got Carrie Ryan (author of The Forest of Hand and Teeth, reviewed here) to make a list of her favorite zombie movies. (Hollywood Crush)

If you haven’t got the Left 4 Dead 2 demo yet, read about it from someone who has. (Zombie Command)

Fire up your iPhone for Zombie Bikini Babes from Outer Space. Or just hit the break and watch a ridiculous video promo. (Zombie Command)

Go back to the roots of Resident Evil this December with Resident Evil 0 on the Wii. (Kotaku)

Memphis, Tennessee is the place to see Look Away: A Civil War Zombie Tragedy. You can also watch a  TV clip (embedded after the break, of course) of a guy talking about it and making up some zombie for a local Fox affiliate there. Ah, zombie zeitgeist, I love you so. (Memphis Flyer)

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/27/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 27 - 2009

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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.

Quentin Tarantino presented George A. Romero with a lifetime achievement award and gave a pretty kick-ass speech as a tribute to the genius of the man. There’s a video clip of the speechifying embedded after the break. (Bloody Disgusting)

There’s a funny new Left 4 Dead 2 viral video out, apparently from U.K. game retailer Game. It’s embedded for you, after the break.

Capybara Games, developers of Critter Crunch, are working on a “a tactics-heavy strategy-meets-survival game that revolves around an ever-growing — and/or shrinking — group of characters as they try to escape the city,” according to president Nathan Vella (via Joystiq). It’s still very early n the development process but it looks to be a turn-based game similar to Advance Wars, based on early screens (via Destructoid).

Zombies and baseball are set to collide in Three Strikes, You’re Dead, a planned horror-comedy from director Corbin Bernsen’s. (Fangoria)

Famed Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z author Max Brooks shared his favorite zombie movies with MTV. (MTV Movies Blog)

If you solve GeekDad’s zombie puzzle, you could win a $50 gift certificate to ThinkGeek. (Wired)

Read all about why Pittsburgh is the birthplace of the modern zombie. (The Tartan)

Shoot zombies with a paintball gun in a live-action “haunted house” Halloween extravaganza in Los Angeles. If you get “bit,” do you get to go after your fellow paintball gunners? (Bloody Disgusting)

If you want to zombify your Xbox Live avatar, here’s a handy guide to doing that. (Zombie Command)

Chile gets into the zombie movie act with Blind Dead, a film where the world’s been overrun by zombies and a small group looks for a cure. Trailer embedded after the break. (Quiet Earth)

Steampunk Victorian zombie-killing adventure game? Intriguing… if only I had an iPhone, I could be excited about this Garters and Ghouls game. (Kotaku)

The only possible reaction to this top-down arcade shooter for iPhone based on Pet Sematary is LOLWUT? So you can consider that my official opinion. (Horror Squad) Read the rest of this entry »

Deadlines: News roundup 10/26/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 26 - 2009

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Go hands-on with “Hard Rain,” one of the new campaigns in Left 4 Dead 2. And check out the video preview, embedded after the break. (Gamespot)

Have a look at these images for the upcoming Fort Zombie strategy/RPG survival game, and get excited because it is coming October 31 for $10. (Zombie Command)

Someone over at io9 gets his knickers in a twist over the oil-and-water mix of superheroes and zombies. (io9)

Play the classic Zombies Ate My Neighbors on your Nintendo Wii virtual console! (Bloody Disgusting)

There are a couple of interesting zombie releases on DVD/Blu this week, such as Dead Air, the Corbin Bernsen directed bioterror zombie epic coming to DVD, and the classic Living Dead in Manchester Morgue (aka Let Sleeping Corpses Lie) coming to Blu-Ray. (Fangoria)

On October 30, 2009, zombie fans  are planning Z-Day, a massive, simulated zombie apocalypse event on Twitter. Mark your calendar and tag your tweets #zday. (Zombiephiles)

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/22/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 22 - 2009

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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.

Good Left 4 Dead 2 news: a kick-ass, new trailer has arrived/been leaked! It’s embedded after the break.

Less good L4D2 news: Sorry, Aussies. Left 4 Dead 2‘s appeal was rejected, so you’re stuck with the watered-down, edited version. No decapitations for you! (Kotaku)

A few more details have emerged on the PvP “Zombie Apocalypse” map for Champions Online. PCs can become infected and switch to the zombie side, so it sounds pretty true to the real zombie apocalypse. If I had time to play MMORPGs, this one would be extremely tempting. (Warcry Network)

The band Atreyu has released a zombie-shooting game called Metalhead Zombies to promote their new album Congregation of the Damned. You can play it here. (Fangoria)

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/21/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 21 - 2009

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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.

Get the scoop on the four revealed multiplayer modes — Ramsterball, Headache, Pounds of Flesh and Slicecycles — from Dead Rising 2. (Kotaku)

Political zombie comedy Zombies of Mass Destruction has been acquired by After Dark, which means it should be part of the next batch of 8 Films to Die For series. (Bloody Disgusting)

Get a brief behind-the-scenes look at the zombie makeup in the upcoming River of Darkness, a movie about three brothers back from the grave to get revenge. (Dread Central)

And read yet another preview of Wii rail-shooter Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles. Can this just come out already? (Kotaku)

Go hands-on with Kotaku as everyone’s favorite zombie-killing photojournalist Frank West shows his stuff in upcoming fighting game Tasunoko vs. Capcom. (Kotaku)

Read about the United Zombie Defense Front, a campus group at the University of Nevada, Reno that’s dedicated to discussing strategy and preparing for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. (The Nevada Sagebrush)

Fort Zombie Q&A

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 21 - 2009

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The upcoming game Fort Zombie seems to fill a niche that’s been neglected for far too long — the zombie survival RPG/strategy game. In Fort Zombie, you play the part of a survivor of the zombie apocalypse who’s decided it’s time to stop running and time to pick a spot, gather supplies, team up with other survivors and try to hold off the hungry dead. Considering that fortifying a holdout and defending it from the undead horde is such a key element of almost every apocalyptic zombie movie, it’s all but inconceivable that it’s taken so long for such a game to come to fruition. The world may never know why its taken so long for such a game to come to pass, but the wait is almost over and we’ve got an exclusive Q&A with some of the creators, including producer Chris Stewart, lead designer Martin Cirulis and writer Arinn Dembo. And for the visually minded, there are a couple of screenshots mixed in there, too.

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/19/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 19 - 2009

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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.

As part of the Facebook Comic Con, an online comic convention, you’ll be able to watch Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated online from November 12-15.

Need to catch up on your collection of Robert Kirkman’s brilliant Walking Dead series? This two-for-one deal should help — hurry, it ends October 31. (Horror Squad)

Relive the October 11 Monroeville Mall — aka the infamous mall from the original Dawn of the Dead — zombie crawl with this story from the local paper. (Indiana Gazette)

Learn about the history and future of Phantasm (yes, it is a zombie movie) in this Q&A with Director Don Coscarelli an stars Angus Scrimm and Reggie Bannister. (LA Times)

Cap off last week’s coverage of The Zombie Game Experiment with an interview with Hive Media CEO Will Weaver. (Zombie Command)

Someone has put together an informative guide on how Twitter can save your life in the coming zombie apocalypse. (Mozealous)

Among this week’s DVD releases is Last of the Living, a zombie comedy about a couple of slacker survivors and a hot girl who may hold the cure for the zombie plague. (Fangoria)

So, there’s a real Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, and there’s a not-real one in Left 4 Dead‘s “No Mercy” campaign. Some funny guys have been reviewing the not-real hospital on the real one’s Citysearch site. Hilarious. (Kotaku)

A few details on a Canadian zombie walk and Mez-Itz zombie toy discount. (Fangoria)

Deadlines: News roundup 10/16/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 16 - 2009

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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.

A clever young man proposed to his wife-to-be via a zombie movie. I can get behind that! The short movie he made is embedded after the break, and will reside in our featured video box (to the right, there) for a week or so (until I find something else that captures my fancy, anyway). Congrats to the lucky undead couple! Also, here is their awesome zombie wedding cake! (Topless Robot)

Dress as a zombie, snap a pic, send to Kotaku, and you could win a trip to New Orleans. You had me at “dress as a zombie.” (Kotaku)

The Science Channel has a bunch of zombie stuff for you — videos, quizzes, puzzles, all sorts of stuff. (Science Channel)

My interest in co-op RPG/FPS Borderlands just increased several fold, with the announcement that the first DLC pack is zombie themed. Details are light, but there are a few images. (Worth Playing)

If you haven’t seen Zombie Honeymoon (my review) and want to, it is showing for free on FEARNet. I wonder if the brief nipple shot is intact? (FEARNet.com)

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/15/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 15 - 2009

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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.

Right-wing political magazine/website National Review Online debates the efficacy of using a ship as a refuge during the zombie apocalypse. Yes. Really. (National Review Online)

If you preordered Left 4 Dead 2, you can get your sweaty hands on the demo October 27. Xbox Live Gold and PC players who didn’t preorder get it November 3. Xbox Live Peons, er, I mean Xbox Silver users, have to wait until November 10. (Kotaku)

Remember the contest to design a movie poster for Dead Air? Well, here’s a brief update on it, and you can go and vote for your favorite entry thus far. (Dread Central)

More Zombie Game Experiment coverage — how to get involved is today’s topic. (Zombie Command)

Deadlines: News roundup 10/14/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 14 - 2009

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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.

With Halloween approaching, the zombie walks and movie screenings are coming thick and fast. Luckily, folks like Fangoria (and me, at times) take the time to round up what’s going down with the undead. (Fangoria)

In this week’s “Savage Love,” sex-advice columnist Dan Savage addresses the issue of zombie sex (it’s the second letter, you’ll have to scroll down a bit). (The Stranger)

The Reaper Awards saw a couple of zombie flicks winning. REC took home Best Indie/Foreign, while the inferior remake Quarantine took home Best Zombie. That is a TRAVESTY! REC should have nabbed best zombie, it is far better than Quarantine and reading subtitles isn’t that hard, people! Why stick the foreign stuff into some arbitrary ghetto?(Dread Central)

If you really love Night of the Creeps, maybe you should grab one of these limited-edition soundtrack CDs and get it signed? (Fangoria)

The Left 4 Dead 2 boycott is officially over. (Kotaku)

The coverage of The Zombie Game Experiment continues with some concept art. (Zombie Command)

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