Techland News | PCGamesN

Techland News | PCGamesN

Subscribe to RSS - Techland

Dying Light's Super Aggressive Zombies mod gives the undead a great sense of smell

Comment
Dying Light's Super Aggressive Zombies mod gives the undead a great sense of smell

You’ve probably been playing Dying Light and thinking “Gee, I wish these murderous, flesh-eating, monsters could smell me from a mile off." You’re in luck, reader. Modder KNG has made a Super Aggressive Zombies mod for Techland’s zombie game.

SAZ makes Dying Light’s zombies even more viscous, giving them a greater sense range and shorter temper.

Read and Comment

Updated: Dying Light patch fixes bugs but breaks mods

Comments 4
Updated: Dying Light patch fixes bugs but breaks mods

Dying Light’s day one patch fixes a load of crash issues, optimises the game to run that little bit faster, it’s also breaks the community’s mods.

The key line in the patch notes is “blocked cheating by changing game’s data files." “Cheating" applies to mods that remove the film grain filter that overlays every frame of the game.

The film grain mod’s been pulled from one site after it received a DMCA takedown notice from the ESA (Entertainment Software Association).

Read and Comment

Dying Light PC review

Comments 6
Dying Light PC review

From where I’m perched, Harran looks desolate. Plumes of smoke pour out of buildings, and roads are dotted with cars ablaze. But other than the few infernos and the billowing palm leaves, it looks almost peaceful. Clambering down the the Tower of Babel-sized radio tower, the real Harran starts to reveal itself; the zombie-infested city that serves as Dying Light’s blood-drenched stage. 

That’s the problem with being above it all - I start to feel safe. But the moment I hit street level, that changes. Falling out of windows, crawling on top of cars, smashing against fences, zombies fill every nook and cranny of the Turkish city. So I swifty ascend again, Spider-man without the jokes, and I stare out across the roofs. These are the real streets of Harran, the rooftops and balconies, and I sit there and plan. I have to, because the hell below is bubbling with danger. 

Read and Comment

Spotlight
?

Our Spotlight units plug content our journalists have made, that our advertisers want to promote. Sometimes the promotion is paid for, but the content they go to is always independent with no client oversight or approval.

Dying Light first impressions

Comments 7
Dying Light first impressions

Hello! This isn’t a review. Sorry! As you might already know, press weren’t given review codes for Techland’s zombie parkour romp, Dying Light, until yesterday, and a day is not long enough to digest this rather large game. 

I’ve taken a break from caving in zombie skulls with rusty pipes and leaping across buildings like an urban ninja to share my early impressions, though. After this, it’s back to the slums of Harran with me. 

Read and Comment

Dying Light’s ‘Be The Zombie’ mode is no longer a pre-order exclusive

Comment
Dying Light’s ‘Be The Zombie’ mode is no longer a pre-order exclusive

Dying Light releases on PC on January 27th, and on that date there will be a small change to your previously scheduled launch. Where once the game’s asynchronous ‘Be the Zombie’ multiplayer mode was a pre-order bonus reserved only for those with enough interest to buy the game before release, it’s now available to one and all, no matter when you slap down the cash. 

Read and Comment

Dying Light physical release to be delayed outside of the US; digital release remains unaffected

Comments 3
Dying Light physical release to be delayed outside of the US; digital release remains unaffected

Techland’s zombie parkour game, Dying Light, will see a short delay in offering physical copies of the game to regions outside of the United States. The delay will affect the physical console and PC versions of the game, which won't make it in time for the January 27th release date. The digital release however will remain on schedule.

Read and Comment

Ampisound's live-action Dying Light parkour video will make you dizzy

Comments 7
Ampisound's live-action Dying Light parkour video will make you dizzy

Techland’s parkour and zombie game, Dying Light, is due out at the end of the month, so it’s time to start asking the question, how helpful is parkour when attempting to avoid zombie-related death? 

Conveniently, Ampisound, the folks that created the excellent Mirror’s Edge parkour POV video, took advantage of a recent zombie outbreak in Cambridge, and you can see that it’s an effective way to avoid being eaten by the undead for at least a wee while. 

Read and Comment

Dying Light intro cinematic explains what's up with zombie-infested Harran

Comment
Dying Light intro cinematic explains what's up with zombie-infested Harran

Techland’s Dying Light isn’t due out until next month, but don’t let that stop you from watching the intro cinematic in an effort to trick your brain into thinking you’re just about to play it. Though I would suggest being nicer to your brain, it’s the only one you’ve got, and nobody likes to be tricked. 

Dying Light’s intro paints the scene with an exciting… news report. It’s unusual that so many zombie games still use news reports for exposition, when clearly Twitter will be the first place people look when the dead rise from their graves. Anyway, direct your eyes below for the trailer. 

Read and Comment

Dying Light system requirements, now with less crazy

Comment
Dying Light system requirements, now with less crazy

Techland has released the system requirements for the free-running, zombie-slaying action romp, Dying Light. These system requirements are actually the second batch. The first demanded 16GB of RAM in the recommended list, and a GTX670 as a minimum GPU. Thankfully, this seems to have been a mistake, and the list has been updated with more reasonable requirements. 

Have a look at them below. 

Read and Comment

Techland have Dying Light prepared for Oculus Rift’s release: “If they’re ready, we’re ready”

Comments 3
Techland have Dying Light prepared for Oculus Rift’s release: “If they’re ready, we’re ready”

VR is the biggest thing in PC gaming right now, and developer Techland knows it. Showing us their zombie survival game Dying Light, the star of the show was the Oculus Rift. A virtual reality version of their dead city is they’ve been working hard with, battling against framerates and dual-image rendering, but they think they’ve cracked it. 

“You can already plug in Oculus and play and it’s pretty good," explains the game’s lead designer Maciej Binkowski. “We’re definitely going to support Dying Light when it releases." 

Read and Comment

Watch skeletons being victimised in Hellraid's first 20 minutes

Comments 4
Watch skeletons being victimised in Hellraid's first 20 minutes

Techland really know how to make first-person melee incredibly satisfying. Dead Island - for all its flaws, like the awful quests and boring narrative - held my attention for as long as it did because flailing around, dismembering zombies was just so much damn fun. 

The studio’s fantasy first-person hack and slash romp, Hellraid, looks to be continuing this tradition. Indeed, it’s particularly evocative of Dark Messiah of Might & Magic, which I ended up devouring after I grew tired of Oblivion’s rubbish combat back in 2006. 

Some of the devs played through the first 20 minutes on Twitch a wee while ago, and you can watch the whole, violent affair below. 

Read and Comment

Dying Light trailer demonstrates how to kill zombies like it's night and day

Comment
Dying Light trailer demonstrates how to kill zombies like it's night and day

A new Dying Light trailer that’s bound for this year’s Gamescom has surfaced, showing just exactly what we can expect from the parkour zombie survival game. You’ll be punching, jumping on, slicing and blowing up zombies left and right with various weapons and scenery. And you can share the fun in four player co-op; it’s all quite fun and carefree by the looks of it.

But when the sun sets, you’ll become the hunted.

Read and Comment

Techland's Hellraid has been given a glossy new coat of blood

Comments 1
Techland's Hellraid has been given a glossy new coat of blood

Hellraid is Dead Island developer Techland’s gorey first-person hack and slash RPG, and we’ve not heard much about it for a while. That’s because Techland have been presumably rather busy making significant changes. 

So it’s being re-announced: a new Hellraid, not the old Hellraid. That means a new engine, new combat systems both for melee and magic, and a crafting system. 

Read and Comment

Dying Light producer dismisses "lazy" link to linear Mirror’s Edge

Comment
Dying Light producer dismisses "lazy" link to linear Mirror’s Edge

The decision to turn Mirror’s Edge 2 open-world seems logical enough; the free-running dream made real. It’s the urban equivalent of Skyrim’s distant-mountaintop promise: If you can see a rooftop, you can hop, slip and slide your way there.

But Mirror’s Edge was never really about choice. Sure, its greatest pleasures were to be found sourcing new routes in its Time Trial mode - but were those really choices, or optimisations?

Tymon Smektala would probably suggest the latter. He’s working at Techland on the Dead Island developers’ free-roaming zombie jumparoo, Dying Light, and is a little tired of the comparisons to DICE’s flawed opus.

Read and Comment

Pages

Alienware - Game VictoriousTurtle Beach
Nvidia announces a new, improved, and slightly baffling Nvidia Shield

Nvidia

Nvidia announces a new, improved, and slightly baffling Nvidia Shield

Valve announce Steam Link, a device to enable plug 'n play in-home streaming

Valve

Valve announce Steam Link, a device to enable plug 'n play in-home streaming

Topic of the Week: Describe your perfect Valve press conference

Topic of the Week

Topic of the Week: Describe your perfect Valve press conference

17 things Valve might announce at GDC that aren't Half-Life 3 (and one that is)

Half-Life 2

17 things Valve might announce at GDC that aren't Half-Life 3 (and one that is)

Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns' new Stronghold mode is a MOBA for MMO players

Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns' new Stronghold mode is a MOBA for MMO players

Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns eschews tradition with its exciting new approach to profession and progression

Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns eschews tradition with its exciting new approach to profession and progression

I ate too many egg bagels and span around in a virtual reality chair and now I feel sick

Roto

I ate too many egg bagels and span around in a virtual reality chair and now I feel sick

We've got 1000 UK keys for the World of Tanks Generals closed beta. Fancy one?

World of Tanks Generals

We've got 1000 UK keys for the World of Tanks Generals closed beta. Fancy one?

Total War: Attila review

Total War: ATTILA

Total War: Attila review

Making it in Unreal: bringing combo combat to the PC in Age of Blood

Age of Blood

Making it in Unreal: bringing combo combat to the PC in Age of Blood

The thirty best Minecraft mods

Minecraft

The thirty best Minecraft mods

Reality check: What developers really think of DirectX 12

DirectX

Reality check: What developers really think of DirectX 12

The best Hearthstone decks for beginners

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

The best Hearthstone decks for beginners

Weekend Deal Dump: Maps, maps, maps

Weekend Deal Dump

Weekend Deal Dump: Maps, maps, maps

How good a job have Gearbox done in remastering Homeworld?

Homeworld Remastered

How good a job have Gearbox done in remastering Homeworld?

The 21 best RPGs on PC

Best PC RPGs

The 21 best RPGs on PC

The 14 best co-op PC games

Trine 2: Complete Story

The 14 best co-op PC games

Frozen Cortex review

Frozen Cortex

Frozen Cortex review

How Josh Sawyer sold me on Pillars of Eternity's combat

Pillars of Eternity

How Josh Sawyer sold me on Pillars of Eternity's combat

The best PC games of 2015 and 2014

Best PC Games of 2015

The best PC games of 2015 and 2014

Hands on with Zombie Army Trilogy

Zombie Army Trilogy

Hands on with Zombie Army Trilogy

Why have Green Man Gaming started publishing games instead of just selling them?

Idol Hands

Why have Green Man Gaming started publishing games instead of just selling them?

What on earth is glNext?

glNext

What on earth is glNext?

Topic of the Week: Where do you play, and what do you play on?

Topic of the Week

Topic of the Week: Where do you play, and what do you play on?

Introducing GameSessions: the Steam-integrated return of the demo

GameSessions

Introducing GameSessions: the Steam-integrated return of the demo

Interview — Resident Evil: Revelations 2

Resident Evil Revelations 2 / Biohazard Revelations 2

Interview — Resident Evil: Revelations 2

Hearts of Iron 4 is shaping up to make

Hearts of Iron IV

Hearts of Iron 4 is shaping up to make "The Good War" a great one

Making it in Unreal: climbing aboard the Titanic with Honor and Glory

Titanic: Honor and Glory

Making it in Unreal: climbing aboard the Titanic with Honor and Glory

Besiege Early Access review

Besiege

Besiege Early Access review

Adventures in... Space Hulk - Jeremy and Julian cross claws on the Sin of Damnation

Space Hulk

Adventures in... Space Hulk - Jeremy and Julian cross claws on the Sin of Damnation

Weekend Deal Dump: Lord of the Bundles

Weekend Deal Dump

Weekend Deal Dump: Lord of the Bundles

Hunting for gold in Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado

Europa Universalis IV

Hunting for gold in Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado

From Crackdown 2 devs comes Hollowpoint, the most interesting side-scrolling shooter of 2015

Hollowpoint

From Crackdown 2 devs comes Hollowpoint, the most interesting side-scrolling shooter of 2015

We’ve 500 Heroes of the Storm keys to give away. Want one?

Heroes of the Storm

We’ve 500 Heroes of the Storm keys to give away. Want one?

Want one of the two Turtle Beach Heroes of the Storm headsets Blizzard sent us?

Heroes of the Storm

Want one of the two Turtle Beach Heroes of the Storm headsets Blizzard sent us?

Magicka 2's next big idea is artefacts: like Halo's unlockable skulls

Magicka 2

Magicka 2's next big idea is artefacts: like Halo's unlockable skulls

Creative Assembly: The Journey from Rome to Attila

Total War: ATTILA

Creative Assembly: The Journey from Rome to Attila

Topic of the Week: What game series do you want to see brought back from the dead?

Topic of the Week

Topic of the Week: What game series do you want to see brought back from the dead?

Poisoning people in Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines

Poisoning people in Cities: Skylines

Making it in Unreal: visiting the afterlife with the Oculus Rift and Xing: The Land Beyond

Xing: The Land Beyond

Making it in Unreal: visiting the afterlife with the Oculus Rift and Xing: The Land Beyond