We’ve made you wait a long, long time for this. It wasn’t really our fault. Dying Light dropped the ball with their physical launch last month, and so the launch party ultimately suffered as well. But fear not true believers! Dying Light is just around the corner, so here’s the ten lucky sobs who will be joining us at the launch party this Thursday.
Dying Light feels like it should be old news by now, but the game hasn’t technically really seen a full launch yet. You could’ve grabbed it digitally last month, but the physical copies are still taking their sweet time to get here. Thankfully that wait is nearly over, and so is the wait for the Dying Light launch competition? Not sure what that is? We’ll then you’ll want to look over here.
Yet another update: Good news everybody! The Dying Light launch is back on, at the same place and the same time, on February 26th. Better yet, we now have ten copies of the game to give away to each of our double ticket winners - which makes the wait worth it if you ask me. All your previous entries still count, so don't worry about having to enter again if you already have. If you still haven't entered via the comments below, get cracking. We'll be drawing winners on Monday the 23rd of February. Good night - and good luck! Update: It seems like the local Dying Light delay has affected more than just the game. The launch event has been put on hold indefinitely, but we should be getting more information about it this week. Either way, until we know for sure when (and if) the event is still happening, we won't be drawing winners. Sorry everybody. Original Article follows: This year isn’t content to start slowly, and Dying Light is ready and waiting to kick off the gaming calendar with a bang. What better why to celebrate the parkour focused zombie skull smasher than spending an evening at the game’s official launch with us? Or, even better, with a free copy of the game
Here in the Lazygamer office, we’re digging Dying Light. It’s a rough game, make no mistake, but one with plenty of charm. Whether you’re free-running, free-climbing or free-crapping your pants at night, the game is very much a decent survival-horror experience with a strong emphasis on survival. It’s also got a bit of a steep learning curve, ensuring that you don’t approach the zombie apocalypse like an ECW version of Wrestlemania. And this one mod for the game is about to make it even more difficult.
Zombies have become, for better or worse, a staple in nearly every form of consumable media. They appear in comics, series, films and games, and often take up the same role across the board. These lumbering, clumsy undead often epitomize the need for something fresh, but we're all still pretty content with them hanging around.. In a way, the familiar trope surrounding zombies perfectly sums up Techland's latest title, Dying Light. Like the appearance of the undead, Dying Light doesn't bring any surprises along with it, but remains an enjoyable experience to undertake nonetheless.
Dying Light is fast approaching launch, which means the hype train is hitting full speed at the moment. I’ve already had my time with the game, but I’m pretty sure that there’s a lot I wasn’t allowed to see in my limited playthrough. Like pulling Excalibur out of a rock in the middle of nowhere and using it to paint the town read with zombie innards.
If there ever were a zombie apocalypse, I think the greatest skill one could have would be being able to run away from everything really, really quickly. I would take fancy parkour over a weapon any day, which is probably why I like Dying Light so much. Instead of trying to fight the hordes of undead, you’re running on rooftops to avoid them – and it looks like a lot of fun.
Call of Duty isn't quite what you'd expect when it makes its way over to China. I guess all that freedom talk wouldn't quite fly, so they had to change the formula a bit. Instead, COD Online is a free-to-play online game for China only, but this video makes me desperate to play it.
It’s been several weeks since we’ve had to mention any of that resolution or frames per second silliness on the website. Several glorious weeks of focusing only on the games. But because I’m essentially a shaved Grinch, I’m going to bring that topic up all over again. That’ll teach you all to buy me second-hand socks for Christmas.
Happy Call of Duty day? Personally, this used to be a far more exciting day back in the early Modern Warfare to era. I used to get all sorts of overly excited for every year’s Call of Duty launch, especially those which had the co-operative Zombie mode. Not only am I far less excited this year, but zombies are also being ripped out of the core package.
I loved the first Resident Evil Revelations. It took the series back (somewhat) to its original survival horror roots, and it did it quite well. Sure there were no traditional zombies to dispatch, but the new faceless monster enemy types more than made up for that. Other than the rather good single player, there was a raid mode. It was essentially a collection of side missions which had players fighting enemies across the game’s locales with the goal of getting a good ranking. It was a ton of fun. Pre-ordering the second game will earn you extra content for the mode, at least, if you own a PlayStation that is.
As much as I love spending time clicking away behind my PC, there are times when I want to venture out into the real world. Sure it’s buggy and can use a good few updates, but the graphics are just so darn amazing. Holy hell, look at that Taxi in HD! Anyways, sometimes it just feels like there is nothing to do outside. Kiss those days goodbye (especially if you live in Cape Town). Zombiegamer has a good few events hidden up their shambled sleeves…
From my own personal experience, January is a terrible month to be a gamer. New releases are about as scarce as the love I get at Lazygamer HQ, and cash is about as rare as the kind of steak that Geoff likes to eat. You’d better save some Christmas and New Year's money though, because there’s actually a decent release happening towards the end of January. Are you ready for Dying Light?
The Walking Dead Season 2 took a damn long time to reach its conclusion, not because of the actual story, but thanks to the delay between each episodic release. The first episode was released way back in December 2013 for PC, while the conclusion landed just earlier this week. I finished the tale last night, and I’m here to tell you if it’s a story worth living.
I really saw and did a lot at Gamescom. There was tons of gameplay footage and demos of upcoming games, as well as interviews with the people who helped create them. What I lacked was actual hands-on game time. I was quite chuffed on our last day, because my very last appointment was for Dying Light, a game I’ve been excited for since it was announced.