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The dead outnumber the living in State of Decay, the zombie-survival game developed by Undead Labs that was originally released to the Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows in 2013. Two DLCs and over one year later, Undead Labs is preparing to unleash State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition on Xbox One and Steam, and a release date for the upcoming offering has now been revealed.
Undead Labs announced that State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition will be available in the Us on Xbox One and Steam beginning April 28th and internationally on May 1st. The new edition will also be hitting retail shelves on those respective dates. Here’s what gamers can look forward to in State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition (via Undead Labs):
“We announced the release date for the Year One Survival Edition. We’ll be coming to Xbox One, Steam, and retail outlets on April 28 in the »
- Derek Anderson
Zombies will threaten human survival once again, when Undead Labs’ State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition shambles onto Xbox One in April.
Microsoft has made good on a previously made promise, by announcing that the 1080p, ‘next-gen’ remaster of one of its more popular titles will be released at a $30 price point on April 28th. At least, that’s the case for North America, as other countries will have to wait until the first of May before being able to get in on the zombie survival action.
Those who’ve previously purchased the Xbox 360 version of the game will be happy to hear that they’ll be offered a 33% discount if they choose to upgrade to what will essentially be a complete edition package. It’s been noted that, not only will State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition contain all previously released downloadable content for the title, but »
- Chad Goodmurphy
The Writers Guild of America West has selected the late Harold Ramis as the recipient of its Laurel Award for screenwriting achievement.
The award will be presented at the WGA Awards ceremony on Feb. 14, with Erica Mann Ramis and family accepting.
“Harold Ramis changed the face of comedy,” said WGA West VP Howard A. Rodman. “His death last year deprived us of his unique way of seeing the world, at once hilarious and wise. From his early work with National Lampoon and Sctv through ‘Animal House,’ ‘Meatballs,’ ‘Caddyshack’ and ‘Ghostbusters,’ Ramis’ voice was strong, clear, outrageous in all the best ways.”
“His unrealized projects – an adaptation of ‘Confederacy of Dunces,’ a biopic about Emma Goldman – leave us aching with an anticipation that will never be fulfilled,” Rodman added. “And then there’s ‘Groundhog Day,’ one of modern cinema’s few true masterworks, a film that is impeccably crafted, morally astute, »
- Dave McNary
The Writers Guild of America, West has chosen late screenwriter-director-actor-producer Harold Ramis to receive its Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement, awarded to a Writers Guild member who has advanced the literature of motion pictures and made outstanding contributions to the profession of the screenwriter. Erica Mann Ramis and family will accept the award on Ramis’ behalf at the Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 14. Harold Ramis passed away on February 24, 2014 at the age of 69. From today’s announcement:
“Harold Ramis changed the face of comedy. His death last year deprived us of his unique way of seeing the world, at once hilarious and wise. From his early work with National Lampoon and Sctv through Animal House, Meatballs, Caddyshack, and Ghostbusters, Ramis’ voice was strong, clear, outrageous in all the best ways. His unrealized projects – an adaptation of Confederacy of Dunces, a biopic about Emma Goldman – leave us aching with »
- Denise Petski
Developer Undead Labs has offered up new details on when we can expect to see the arrival of open-world survival title State of Decay on Xbox One.
Or, rather, the studio has hinted at when we’ll learn more about the upcoming port, stating that it plans to reveal the release date for the Year One Special Edition during Pax South later this month. In an announcement via the company’s official Facebook page, Undead confirmed the news all the while teasing special bonuses for those that already own the title on Xbox 360 or PC.
“The release date of Yose (plus answers to at least some of your questions about what we’d like to do for those of you who’ve supported us already) is going to be announced this month. We’ll definitely be talking about everything at Pax South, in Booth #1059, hint, hint, please come see us. »
- Michael Briers
Conversations about “Boyhood” tend to focus on the actors or writer-director Richard Linklater, but he is quick to emphasize the contributions of his loyal artisan team. As he told Variety, “Everything about this film was unusual. The rigors of the 12-year approach presented challenges in every department, including logistical.” More than 400 people ended up working on the film, and he says, “It was tricky scheduling actors and some crew people with my schedule.” For example, it required two cinematographers, who sometimes alternated from year to year, and sometimes worked together.
“We maintained pretty good continuity. They’re two d.p.’s I have worked with over the years, so it was all in the family. We were going for real life, which still requires a lot of effort. For an acting performance to work, it has to be tight to feel loose, you know? »
- Tim Gray
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