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Dead Island – Game of the Year Edition Now Available

Today sees the official launch of the Dead Island – Game of the Year Edition. A little later than originally planned, Dead Island – Game of the Year Edition is available now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, courtesy of Deep Silver.

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MysticStrummer1479d ago

Must be sad times in the industry if anyone thought this was GotY material.

AgreeFairy1479d ago

It's the best zombie game this gen.

SPAM-FRITTER-1231478d ago

IMO it is not.

that goes to the left 4 dead & dead rising series.

mathsman1479d ago

Again, for all those people wondering, calling your game 'Game of the Year' means nothing. You don't need anyone - media outlet or otherwise - to have claimed that in order to call a product it. There are no rules, you can call your product whatever the hell you like.

They could have called it 'Game of the Millennia' if they really wanted.

WeskerChildReborned1479d ago (Edited 1479d ago )

Actually, nobody would have named this game GOTY edition if it hadn't really won anything cause it would be confusing. I'm pretty sure even winning just one award entitles the developer to make a GOTY. Not that it deserved one but yea, it would have been dumb to call this a GOTY edition if it didn't won any award to any category. It probably won trailer of the year if that's a category.

mathsman1479d ago

Nope. You don't need to have won anything. You can call the game what you like, there are no rules.

The reason many publishers opt for 'GOTY' these days is because that's what generally accepted as being the version that includes all the add-ons. But again, they don't need anyone to have claimed it as being 'GOTY' to call it that.

IronFrogMan1479d ago

Not sure why you're getting disagree's you're absolutely right, Borderlands didn't win GOTY through Spike, however there is a GOTY version. Now if Borderlands won a GOTY award outside of the Spike awards I couldn't find anything about that.

Ravenor1478d ago

You did not look hard, plenty of small sites gave it GOTY in 2009.

Also, don`t ever cite the Spike awards as something that actually means anything. Uncharted 2 might have won that year, but it does not change the fact that Spike had it pitted against AssCreed 2,L4D2, MW2 and Arkham Asylum.

Arkham and UNcharted 2 were the only 2 games that deserved to be Nominated on their nominee list by a long shot. Spike has ZERO credibility.

Jovahkiin1479d ago

There's no way im buying this trash again, All it does is corrupt saves over and over.

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