Posts Tagged ‘Dead Space’

April Cowers: Dead Space Free On Origin Until May

By Nathan Grayson on March 29th, 2014.

Ahhhhhh, memories.

What is the most terrifying thing? I mean aside from spiders. And human nature. And that one episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Yep, that’s right: being forced to admit there is a legitimate reason to open Origin, to dig it out of your PC’s sullen grave of a start menu and rack your brain to remember your password. But at least now you can pair terror with terror, as Dead Space will be completely free on Origin until May 8th. And that’s free to keep – not just to play.

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Updated: Dead Space Is Isn’t Pining For The Fjords

By Alec Meer on March 5th, 2013.

Little did they realise

Update: despite earlier declining to comment, EA have since told Eurogamer that the report is “patently false”, while Viceral’s UI lead has tweeted that “The reports of our death were greatly exaggerated.” Perhaps it would have been better to say that when a whole bunch of people asked the first time?
Update 2: EA’s Peter Moore has claimed, in comments on GI.biz, that the entire story was made up by Videogamer in the pursuit of traffic. Who knows the truth? Certainly, we shouldn’t have run the story here without some kind of confirmation – frankly, I let myself be too guided by the fact EA were initially giving out ‘no comment’ comments. Live, learn, update posts.

It’s not pinin’! It’s passed on! This franchise is no more! It has ceased to be! It’s expired and gone to meet its maker! It’s a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! Its metabolic processes are now ‘istory! It’s off the twig! It’s kicked the bucket, it’s shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisible! It’s f-ckin’ snuffed it! This is an ex-franchise!

This post brought to you by a sense of humour from 1969. You know us Brits, always with our Monty Python gags. Perhaps it’s the only way I know how to pay tribute to Dead Space, the EA action series which has reportedly uh, taken a holiday in the wake of lacklustre sales for the recent third game.
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Engineer We Go Again: Dead Space 3’s Universal Ammo

By Adam Smith on June 18th, 2012.

Below you will find twenty minutes of Dead Space 3 footage, interspersed with executive producer Steve Papoutsis saying ‘super’, ‘awesome’ and ‘superawesome’. It confirms my fear that the game won’t contain very much fear, although there is a bit with a giant drill that sends limbs flying through the air like patriotic streamers and champagne corks at a Jubilee street party. Hurrah, Clarke and Carver (attourniquets at law) cry out as the celebrations begin, hurrah for gratuitous dismemberment. Those people already worried that the atmosphere of the game may be diluted by Isaac’s new argumentative companion may be further concerned by magical ammo. Trailer and disconcerting screengrab below.

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The Bonding Of Isaac: Dead Space 3’s Odd Couple Co-Op

By Alec Meer on June 5th, 2012.

BFFS4EVA

Dead Space is famously an Alien-inspired game about lonely survival on a spaceship/station inhabited by otherworldly horrors. No more! Now it’s a buddy action move about welding helmeted Isaac grudgingly teaming up with bloodthirsty merc and victim of nominative predeterminism John Carver. They hate each other, but I’ve a funny feeling they might come to respect and even like each other before the tale is done.

As well as the co-op focus, Dead Space 3 is rather more planet-bound and a whole lot more icy than the previous, claustrophobic and somewhat brown entries in the series. As you can see below. Yes, I thought I’d surprise you all by posting a trailer during E3 week. I don’t play by the rules, me.
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Quite The Thing: Dead Space Teases “New Chapter”

By Nathan Grayson on May 30th, 2012.

But guys, you're not gonna believe it. This place has the greatest view of th-- oh. Shit.

I love how kitschy pulp sci-fi some aspects of Dead Space are. Sure, its exterior may be grimdark and gore-spattered, but this (fairly impressive) digital comic focuses around “Earthgov” and a planet called “Uxor.” That, to my mind, is admirably silly. Granted, that’s hardly the only influence poking through Visceral’s exosuited sleeve here. An overbearingly icy planet? Parasitic monsters crawling from every crevice? A poor, fleshy human struggling to come to grips with it all? A new main character whose name, John Carver, sounds suspiciously similar to John Carpenter? Yeah. I’m thinking the words “Wow, Dead Space 3 is quite the thing” will soon take on a whole new meaning.

Granted, while Dead Space 3 hasn’t had its official reveal yet, this comic sure aligns well with the limb-severing barrage of recent rumors. Also, it’s apparently “just the start of John Carver’s saga in the Dead Space Universe.” So jump past the break and watch as this post’s flesh bubbles and bursts, revealing a grotesque trailer creature not of this world.

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Looking Back: Dead Space

By Alec Meer on April 27th, 2009.

I’d love to sit in on a game-name brainstorming meeting some time. Like The Thing, But in Space? “Nah, too prosaic.” DoomShock? “Might be true, but we don’t really want to get sued, do we?” Stampy Guy In A Funky Welding Mask vs Horrible Flesh Beasts From The Stars? “That’s far too exciting. Can you make it blander? Y’know, like really bland – so bland that people forget its name the second they hear it, and forever refer to it as ‘thingy, the brown one with the guy in the funny hat?’” How about Dead Space? “I’ve forgotten it already! Bingo!

The odds were against poor Dead Space from the start. That said, the popular misconception is that this spooky FPS-but-with-more-shoulder shooter didn’t do terribly well. This affords it an underdog status, and the devoted, word-spreading fans that accords. The reason I’ve been playing it recently is, in fact, an impassioned monologue by an oft similarly-opinioned friend as to how great it was.
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Dead Space Comic, #1 Free

By Jim Rossignol on January 2nd, 2009.


The first issue of the Dead Space comic is up over at Newsarama, for free. It’s a special thing, drawn by one of my personal favourite comic artists, Ben Templesmith, and written by the excellent Antony Johnston. I believe the full piece is collected as a hardcover from Image, which you can probably get your local comic shop to order for you. AMONGST OTHER COMICS. Yes.

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Damned EA

By Alec Meer on December 15th, 2008.

After a year in which EA have suffered more than even the usual number of curses by beleaguered gamers, it is perhaps only fitting that they’ve announced a game set in that disagreeably toasty place o’punishment that Bible-lovin’ folk reckon the rest of us will spend our final vacation in. There were rumours of a Dante’s Inferno game earlier in the year, and now we get the official announcement, website and trailer.
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Dead Space: Dead In the Water?

By Kieron Gillen on November 7th, 2008.

Welder, Welder, in your hat. Welder, Welder, filling a picture caption. Picture Caption! Picture Capture! I'm having a nervous breakdown.
Okay, that’s just going for the fancy pun-based headline as is RPS’ wont – it’s not dead, dead. But I’ve been thinking about EA’s recently released Dead Space’s chances, and this post was prompted by Yahtzee’s Zero Punctuation annihilation of it – which I’ll embed beneath the cut. He takes it apart – which is his wont, obviously – but it’s a game that seems to be slipping past everyone’s attention. Which seems somewhat odd. I mean, big-budget, hyper-slick action/horror game. It’s not exactly Dwarf Fortress.

I’m saying “wont” a lot in this post.
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OMG Spoilers! Dead Space Launch Trailer

By Jim Rossignol on October 15th, 2008.


Holy wow, I’m stunned by how many plot spoilers and visual giveaways EA have managed to cram into their Dead Space launch trailer. Half the game seems to show up in this two minute edit-splatter. I’d suggest you only watch this if you have have zero intention of playing this (rather good) ultra-violent space shooter.

The reason I know how spoilery it is, of course, is because I’ve played the game in question. My review is in the next issue of the best PC gaming magazine there has ever been: PC Gamer UK. It has their Fallout 3 review in there too. The magazine is out on 23rd October, and Dead Space comes out on the 20th of October on PC.

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Three Dead Space Trailers

By Jim Rossignol on September 16th, 2008.


Three! Count ‘em. These new bits of in-game Dead Space footage show off the ways in which you can slay, eviscerate and dismember your mutant/alien adversaries. Some of it involves shooting with space weapons. I know, I was surprised too.
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Dead Space: “20% of game is Zero-G”

By Jim Rossignol on September 9th, 2008.


Today’s second snazzily-produced developer-diary trailer comes from Electronic Arts, with the lead designer and executive producer of Dead Space talking about an element of their game that they’re particularly proud of: zero gravity. It’s a fun concept – allowing a game set in space to actually take advantage of the particularly properties of space to make up some of the game feature set. It’s not something we often see, but it looks like the Dead Space team have made some creative use of it. Incidentally, the release date of Dead Space has been brought forward to October 14th. Looks like that’s going to be a busy month…

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Dead Space: A Better Trailer?

By Jim Rossignol on August 16th, 2008.


The Dead Space game footage trailers seem to be rather randomly edited. They show some scenes that seems clunky and ill-advised, and some that just seem incredible. This latest trailer is a mixture of the two including both lacklustre meandering and one fabulous scripted scene which is definitely a MAJOR SPOILER if you intend to play the game for surprise horrors. It sent shivers down my dorsal bits.

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