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Dead Island to become big screen flick


Press Release

Occupant Entertainment and Deep Silver, the video game publishing label of Koch Media, announced today they are partnering to package, produce and finance a screen adaption of the popular hit video game franchise “Dead Island®”. Occupant plans to attach a filmmaker and fast track the project for a production start in Q1 of 2015.

Set on a tropical island resort, Dead Island revolves around a Zombie outbreak and has become one of the most-successful new video game IP’s in the last few years, selling over 8 million copies worldwide across all platforms.

“Deep Silver has created a highly successful game franchise based on very cinematic, widely viewed and well received trailers, which provide a great template for launching a film franchise with a distinctive and commercial take on the zombie apocalypse”, says Occupant partners Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino.

“The Dead Island universe offers a rich and unique setting that can expand beyond the pure gaming experience. We are very much looking forward to seeing Dead Island open up to new audiences and showing off the fun everybody at Deep Silver has with this brand”, says Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO Koch Media.

Maintaining the franchise position as a worldwide phenomenon thanks to its iconic trailers, the latest installment of the Dead Island 2 trailer has made a strong start with over ten million views on YouTube since its reveal in June. The Dead Island 2 trailer managed to become an instant classic as did its famous predecessor back in 2011. Watch the Dead Island 2 trailer here.


Occupant Entertainment is an independent film and television production and financing company based in Los Angeles, which was founded in 2006. The company is currently in production on Corin Hardy directed horror thriller “The Woods” with Altitude and E1 Entertainment, and in post-production on Sophie Barthes-directed “Madame Bovary”, starring Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans and Ezra Miller. On the TV side, Occupant is currently in production on Season 2 of its Emmy-nominated original series “Behind the Mask” for Hulu.


Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires.

Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including its own brands like the open world extravaganza Saints Row, the zombie action franchise Dead Island, the grim post-apocalyptic future of the Metro series and action packed role-playing from the Sacred world. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include Dead Island 2 and Homefront: The Revolution. Deep Silver also owns the development studios Deep Silver Fishlabs in Hamburg, Germany, and Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA. For more information please visit

Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company’s own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. The Koch Media group has more than 20 years of experience in the digital media business, and has risen to become the number one distributor in Europe. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Bethesda, Capcom, Kaspersky Labs, NC SOFT, Sega, Square Enix and Tecmo-Koei, etc. in various European countries. With Headquarters in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the United States.


MTG: M2015 Core Game Day – August 9th, 2014

Game Days are the first opportunity for you to play Standard on a global scale with the newest cards.

Tournament Details:

GamersCircle Comics
608-B East Bidwell St
Folsom, CA 95630

August 9th, 2014
Tournament begins at 11 AM
$5 Entry Fee

What Do I Get?

This is a STANDARD constructed-style tournament! Each participant will receive a promo full-art Reclamation Sage(while supplies last) upon entry. Our top 8 competitors will also receive a promo full-art Chief Engineer.



Our first place competitor will be awarded the Magic 2015 Core Set Game Day Champion playmat!


SDCC’14: Khans of Tarkir Spoiler and Announcements


New information on the next set Khans of Tarkir for Magic: The Gathering. Fresh news and Khans of Tarkir spoilers from San Diego!


War of Light Month 2 HeroClix Tournament 7/19/2014 – GamersCircle Comics Folsom, CA


Join us for the second DC Heroclix “War of Light” tournament! This is a monthly event where players use special SEALED booster packs to construct their teams. For Month 2, each player will receive two (2) sealed “War of Light” booster packs for force construction (400 points). Resources and Relics from the DC HeroClix: War of Light: Sinestro Corps War Scenario Pack or a prior month’s DC HeroClix: War of Light events are allowed for use on a player’s force.

Entry Fee: $30

GamersCircle Comics
608-B East Bidwell St.
Folsom, CA 95630

The D&D Starter Set is a Great Way to Introduce Newbies to RPGs

The relaunch of Dungeons & Dragons begins this week with the release of the D&D Starter Set, a $20 box designed to be the perfect introduction to tabletop fantasy role-playing games. I tested it out with a group of neophyte gamers, and we had a blast.

Wizards of the Coast has been steadily demolishing my skepticism about the new edition, and the Starter Set has finally disintegrated it altogether. The boxed set itself is very nice – the huge, full art on the cover looks great, and it’s a big, sturdy box. In fact, a good chunk of it is filled with a cardboard spacer, which means there’s room in there for lots of D&D goodies down the line. It comes with a 31-page rulebook, a rather thick adventure book, and a full set of polyhedral dice. Nice dice, with a rich, marbled blue color.


This stripped down D&D rule set covers a lot of ground with not many pages. It introduces broad concepts of roleplaying (telling a story, reacting to situations described by the DM, rolling dice to resolve uncertain situations), then quickly and clearly explains abilities, skills, skill checks, movement, and combat. The last five pages or so are devoted to spellcasting and a short list of spells. In that handful of pages, though, the Starter Set conveys a wonderful sense of boundless adventure. Mike Mearls and the other D&D designers have said all along that they wanted this edition to feel like a distillation of all the elements from previous editions that made D&D feel like D&D. In this short D&D primer, I think they’ve succeeded. Reading through it gave me clear echoes of the excitement I felt when I was 12 and reading the AD&D Player’s Handbook for the first time.