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Space sims are horror!

Dread space: Why space sims scare me more than zombies


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Mar 03
[For his Bloggers Wanted essay response, Destructoid community blogger TriplZer0 explains why the vast emptiness of space scares him more than jump scares ever could. Want to see your own words appear on the front page? Go wr... read
Dead Space

Origin has a big sale on all three Dead Space games


Plus the DLC, but spending anything on that is a waste of money
Mar 01
Origin is currently offering between 30% to 50% off on every Dead Space game in their store. The first Dead Space is available for $10 as a PC download, and Dead Space 2 can be grabbed for $10 either as a PC download, or phys... read
PlayStation All-Stars

Dead Space's Isaac Clarke joining PlayStation All-Stars


Plus Zeus from God of War, and a Unfinished Swan stage too
Feb 27
IGN sat down with PlayStation's Seth Killian where he revealed the next downloadable content for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Dead Space's Isaac Clarke and God of War's Zeus will both be joining the fight. Plus, a ne... read

Game Debate to the Death! Favorite Dead Space game?


NASA needs cooler helmets
Feb 26
Last week's Assassin Creed debate turned into a rogue race between the first two games in the series, with Assassin's Creed II coming out on top by a few votes . . . and jumping to its close demise in a pile of hay below. Bro... read
Dead Space 3

All the horrific ways you can die in Dead Space 3


Don't eat while you watch this
Feb 23
One of the things you can always expect from a Dead Space game is that Isaac Clarke will get torn to bits in so many wonderful ways. You can also expect someone on YouTube to take the time to great a big old montage full of ... read
Dead Space 3

Get Dead Space 3 for $39.99 on Amazon, and Groupon


I didn't know Groupon sold games
Feb 19
I just beat Dead Space 3's single-player mode this past week and overall enjoyed it. I need to do some co-op still, which I hear is a better way to play the game. While it was overall a fun experience, I'm not so sure I would... read
Action plus co-op is fun, but scary? I'm not so sure
The room is dark, cold, and unusually calm. The once bare walkways are now riddled with blood and severed limbs. In the distance, a faint hum can be heard echoing throughout the metal encampment. Its repetition is a solid rem... read feature

Still think love conquers all?
Valentine’s Day inspires a variety of emotions. While love is in the air for many, cupid has more sinister plans for a select few. A poor Valentine's Day for an average person might include seeing a movie alone or a sol... read feature

An interview with Dead Space: Liberation artist Christopher Shy
Christopher Shy is a man who knows his Necromorphs. For two books now, he's helped craft some of the scariest creations seen outside of Visceral's own games; first with Dead Space: Salvage, and again most recently for the bra... read feature

Cliff Bleszinski thinks horror's doomed at retail, but who's doing the dooming?
As Dead Space 3 trades terror for cover mechanics, and Resident Evil 6 gives up all pretense of being a scary game, it's becomes ever clearer that mainstream publishers have no faith in horror games. Developer Cliff Bleszinsk... read feature

Violence

David Cage is right: Violence is not essential


Even if it is jolly good fun
Feb 12
Earlier this week, Allistair suggested that violence is integral to immersion, that it could draw us into games that lack it even more. This was in response to a presentation given by serial pompous twit and occasio... read
Nightmare fuel
[Update: Contest over! Winners are ghostbody, Occams electric toothbrush, and Zidago.] Our friends at Titan Books have given us three copies of The Art of Dead Space to hand out to lucky Dtoiders! This lavish hardco... read feature

Dead Space 3 thievery

Attorney: Dead Space 3 resource exploit might be theft


IP expert likens resource farming to stealing
Feb 11
Dead Space 3 features an exploit which allows players to circumvent the game's microtransactions by acquiring infinitely spawning items. While Electronic Arts has no intention of removing the feature, an intellectual pro... read
Dead Space 3 glitch

EA: Dead Space 3 microtransaction workaround not a glitch


Publisher claims exploit was intentional
Feb 09
Electronic Arts claims that the infinite items exploit in Dead Space 3 is "not a glitch" and that the publisher has "no plans to issue a patch to change this aspect of the game." Responding to a Forbes inquiry, an EA represen... read

Dead Space 3 is 'a necessary evil,' says series writer


Dead Space 1 writer discusses survival horror and Dead Space
Feb 08
New York Times bestselling author and Dead Space 1 writer Antony Johnston calls Dead Space 3's focus on action "a necessary evil in order to broaden the fan base," in an interview with Now Gamer. This isn't the first time Joh... read
Bloggers Wanted

Bloggers Wanted: Share your videogame horror stories


Get your blog on Destructoid's front page!
Feb 08
[When we're looking for blogs on a specific topic, we'll put out a Bloggers Wanted call. Check out the blog prompt, write a response, and you may see your blog promoted to the front page! --Mr Andy Dixon] Dead Space 3 release... read
Cold comfort
The months leading to Dead Space 3's launch have been trying for fans of the series. From early rumors that it would be a first-person shooter to the eventual reveal of online co-op, Kinect support, cover-based shooting segme... read feature

Dead Space 3

The best gun ever makes a return in Dead Space 3


Bang bang, pew pew!
Feb 07
Yup, Visceral brought back the foam finger gun for Dead Space 3. Kind of was hoping for something different this time, but it's still a pretty badass weapon. Like before, it's pretty much a one-hit kill weapon, and Isaac wil... read
The faces of (space) death
One of the elements of classic horror is that when the horrible thing you are dreading finally happens, it happens in a way far more gruesome than you expect. Visceral Games got this part right so many times in its Dead Space... read feature

Dead Space 4

Dead Space 3 hints at what's in store for series' future


Brother moons are awake
Feb 06
Dead Space 3 has barely been out 24 hours, but that hasn't stopped Visceral Games from getting started on developing their next game. Designer Warren Price took to Twitter earlier today and announced that the studio is a... read

SF's demonic BART screech was worked into Dead Space


You know that noise *shudder*
Feb 06
Glen Schofield, GM of Sledgehammer games, in his D.I.C.E. Summit 2013 presentation on details on games, talked about how everyday experiences -- from your favorite lunch place to your morning commute -- can influence game mak... read

The Witcher 3 Announced, Day Z Gameplay & The Last Of Us


The Destructoid Show makes a bunch of clicking noises
Feb 05
Hey gang! Here's that show thing we do every few days. We did it again. Dead Space 3 came out, and it doesn't suck, according to some people. (Other people say it sucks.) The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt got announced, which... read
Dead Space 3

Dead Space 3 exploit already found for infinite items


Screw you microtransactions!
Feb 05
[Update: According to EA, this is not a glitch/exploit, and they have no plans of patching it.] There's a different resource management system in place for Dead Space 3 that goes toward building your own weapons from the gro... read

Unboxing the Dead Space 3 Dev Team Edition


Look at some metal and plastic
Feb 05
In a moment of madness, and due to having more money than sense, I ended up purchasing the Dead Space 3 Dev Team Edition. I didn't mean to do it, it just ... kind of happened. Unable to change the past, the package arrived t... read
Better purchases can be made
By now, you may have heard the inarguable, absolute truth -- as is the case with Destructoid's reviews that are handed down from the maker to our holy reviewers -- that Dead Space 3 is not as great as the first two games. B... read feature

In space, no one can hear you be mediocre
By now, you may have heard the inarguable, absolute truth -- as is the case with Destructoid's reviews that are handed down from the maker to our holy reviewers -- that Dead Space 3 is not as great as the first two games. Bei... read feature

Dead Space 3: Awakened DLC announced


Yep ... already!
Feb 05
Our Dead Space 3 review hasn't even had time to cool down yet, but Visceral Games has announced its seemingly obligatory downloadable expansion. Dead Space 3: Awakened is slated for a March release, Visceral's confirmed this ... read
Dead Space 3

Dead Space 3's Kinect command cheat sheet


The game's 40+ verbal instructions on one easy page
Feb 05
Say what you will about Kinect's general usefulness as a gaming peripheral, but I genuinely like to issue voice commands to my games and that's the thing it seems to work best for. Fact is, I'm already yelling at the screen h... read
No one can ever forget the eye scene
2011 was a pretty great year for gaming. Yeah, yeah, I know what you're thinking: everyone always says that every year. Sure, that might be true, but really, 2011 was a great year for gaming! Hell, just look at our Game of th... read feature

Jimquisition: Dead Space - Best New IP This Generation?


Jimquisition happens every Monday!
Feb 04
Dead Space comes up a lot on Jimquisition, and it's usually because of some complaint or other. However, these are complaints born from love, as the series happens to be your ol' pal Jim's favorite debuting IP of t... read
Fire Emblem

New releases: Fire Emblem makes a welcome return


Plus Dead Space 3 falls from space, and Sly Cooper travels through time
Feb 04
It can't be Monday again, can it? My phone, calendar, and PC tell me that it most certainly is, but I've just spent an entire day stuck on planes and in airports, thus I may very well have gone mad. Regardless, I'm ... read

Dead Space 3 limited edition watch will set you back


Costs more than a few microtransactions
Feb 04
As a hardcore fan of Dead Space, I'm tempted by any bits of tat bearing some vague connection to the series. Even so, it'll take some convincing to get me to shell out $265 for a watch.  This limited edition Dead Space 3... read






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