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11:15 AM on 06.17.2014

EA: Hardline doesn't mean annual Battlefield, new Dead Space possible

Still confused about how Hardline -- the Battlefield game, not Destructoid's podcast -- came to be? EA Studios executive vice president Patrick Söderlund explained to Polygon: "Karl-Magnus [Troedsson], who...

Steven Hansen


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Dead Space is free if you're willing to put up with Origin photo
Dead Space is free if you're willing to put up with Origin
by Jordan Devore

In an effort to get you to finally install Origin, Electronic Arts has begun a new On the House promotion in which "full games, expansions, and more" can be downloaded for free.

The first selection is one those who can deal with horror games ought to play: Dead Space.

Frankly, I'm not sure what else would convince someone to play this for the first time in 2014 other than it being given away for free. While Visceral lost its momentum with Dead Space 3, the two prior games are absolutely worth playing for genre fans -- they hold up well to this day.

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11:00 AM on 01.25.2014

Ride to Hell in this amazing Dead Space motorcycle helmet

I'm pretty sure I'd never ride a motorcycle, but if I had this custom made Dead Space helmet I might have to reconsider.  Crafted by Xtreme Kreations, the attention to detail on this one of a kind piece is quit...

Wesley Ruscher



Jimquisition: Downloadable Discontent photo
Jimquisition: Downloadable Discontent
by Jim Sterling

You don't have to hate downloadable content to avoid ever buying the stuff. Even heartfelt fans of the concept can be thoroughly turned off, and it's all thanks to the idiots trying to sell it.

Your old pal Jim loves DLC, as an idea, but never buys it these days because of alienating business tactics and companies trying to push their damn luck.

Let us discuss the ways in which a publisher can stop even a willing customer from buying its wares.

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3:15 PM on 07.29.2013

Jimquisition: Fee to Pay

It's time to talk about why "optional" microtransactions in games aren't really optional, and why they're especially gruesome in games we already paid for at retail. The rise of "free to play" elements in games that are not ...

Jim Sterling

9:00 PM on 07.19.2013

EA pushing forward with Dead Space movie

The idea of a Dead Space film has been thrown around for several years now, but news out of Comic-Con suggests EA could be more seriously pushing the property towards becoming a film franchise. Maybe Dead Space 3's "disappoin...

Steven Hansen

12:00 PM on 05.26.2013

Impressions: The Art of Dead Space Enhanced Edition

Earlier this week I got the chance to take a closer look at one of Titan Books' recent iOS endeavors, Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 Enhanced Edition. While I enjoyed seeing the beautiful and picturesque vistas created by John ...

Jason Cabral



Game music on guitar like you've never heard before photo
Game music on guitar like you've never heard before
by Jayson Napolitano

Top honors for this month's Note Worthy go to a new guitar duo, The Altered Beasts, who you may recognize as the guitar players from the best game music cover band out there, The OneUps. The two team up for their debut album, Transfiguration, bringing smooth and laid-back guitar arrangements of some of the best tracks from across gaming. This one is definitely a must-have.

We've also got the powerful BioShock Infinite and the dark fantasy Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, along with Austin Wintory's Monaco, Star Command, and Soul Sacrifice, among others. Check out below and enjoy streaming music samples while you read!

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Contest: Win Art of Halo & Dead Space digital art books! photo
Contest: Win Art of Halo & Dead Space digital art books!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners have been contacted via Dtoid PM.]

Our friends at Titan Books have hooked us up with three codes for The Art of Halo 4 and The Art of Dead Space digital editions! These enhanced editions contain all the gorgeous artwork displayed in the print versions, plus new, never-before-seen concept art, video interviews, and other interactive features!

To win one for yourself, just leave a comment below telling me which of the two series is your favorite. (This will serve as your entry for that book.) You have until the end of the day today to comment, and the contest is open to anyone who can redeem a US or UK code for iTunes.

Good luck!

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8:30 PM on 05.10.2013

Xbox Infinity, Greatness Awaits, Watch_Dogs & Saints Row

Hey everybody, here's today's Destructoid Show. It was a Friday, so it was live, so it's a little bit extra stupid because of that. We discuss the how "Greatness Awaits" with the Playstation 4, the possibility of the next Xbo...

Max Scoville

4:30 PM on 05.08.2013

John Carpenter wants to direct a Dead Space film

Sci-fi/horror mastermind John Carpenter (The Thing, Escape from New York ... uh, Ghosts of Mars?) told Game Informer that Dead Space would make for a great film and he'd make for a great person to direct it. "I maintain that ...

Allistair Pinsof





9:00 AM on 05.08.2013

Dead Space 3 is the latest game to have officially failed

It had co-op and cover-based shooting, but Electronic Arts' flailing attempts to make Dead Space 3 "appeal to a wider audience" apparently failed. Visceral's latest game now joins Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution and Resident ...

Jim Sterling

6:45 PM on 05.07.2013

EA: SimCity sales 'solid,' Crysis and Dead Space were not

Electronic Arts held an investors' call today, and one of the talking points was the performance of some of its biggest properties. Unfortunately, some of the information that was divulged was sort of disheartening. EA appear...

Brett Makedonski

2:00 AM on 05.06.2013

Replica Dead Space Plasma Cutter will burn your face off

YouTuber AnselmoFanZero built himself his very own replica Dead Space Plasma Cutter. Oh yeah, the gun can actually burn stuff, as demonstrated in his video. As for the gun itself, it weighs about 4.4 pounds, took about 200 hours to build, and features 1,500-milliwatt burning blue lasers. Space zombies beware – hobbyist builds a real-life Plasma Cutter [Gizmag, via Gizmodo]

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:00 PM on 04.20.2013

This Dead Space fan movie blew me away

We might never get around to seeing a live-action Dead Space movie on the big screen but I'm not sure if a film coming out of Hollywood would nail the aesthetic of the games as well as this short, fan-made film. It...

Alasdair Duncan

3:00 PM on 04.15.2013

Jimquisition: Dark Souls and Dark Sales

Dark Souls sold over two million copies and is a bonafide success. Tomb Raider sold over three million copies and is a disappointing failure. Wut? Different projects obviously have different standards for succ...

Jim Sterling