The first I’d heard about Dead Island was when EVula sent me a tip late last afternoon saying I had to watch this trailer for a new zombie videogame. Now, I love zombies, but I know some of you are tired of ’em, so I decided to wait. While I was waiting, I got another email, telling me about this amazing trailer for some game called Dead Island, but it was closing time and I had that ridiculous I Am Here… Now trailer to post.
Well, between last night and this morning, I’ve gotten hundred emails all telling me HOLY SHIT ROB YOU MUST WATCH THIS DEAD ISLAND TRAILER. This is about 80 more than I get even when big shit like that awesome Bioshock: Infinite trailer came out. Meaning this trailer for Dead Island must be something very special. And it is. One warning: This trailer might wreck your shit.
I have no words. God only knows what the gameplay will be like, and after watching this video, I barely care. If a game can bring one quarter of the emotional devastation of this trailer… that will be a game I’ll need to play. Thanks to EVula and everyone who sent in the vid. You guys weren’t wrong.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.