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Dead Space

Courtesy of Destructoid and Titan Books
[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... read feature

Xbox Infinity, Greatness Awaits, Watch_Dogs & Saints Row


The Destructoid Show does its nasty thang
May 10
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... read
Horror

John Carpenter wants to direct a Dead Space film


Could this be a Ghosts of Mars sequel???
May 08
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 ... read

Dead Space 3 is the latest game to have officially failed


Electronic Arts declares the game performed below expectations
May 08
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 ... read
EA sales

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


Well, that's unfortunately backwards
May 07
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... read

Replica Dead Space Plasma Cutter will burn your face off


No really, it will burn you
May 06
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] read
Dead Space

This Dead Space fan movie blew me away


It might only be a few minutes long but it's worth the watch
Apr 20
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... read
Jimquisition

Jimquisition: Dark Souls and Dark Sales


Jimquisition happens every Monday!
Apr 15
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... read
Jimquisition

Jimquisition: Bullshit In Sheep's Clothing


Jimquisition is a thing that happens!
Apr 02
Join Jim as he celebrates the 100th episode of Jimquisition ... and complains about EA. Again. Companies (mostly EA) have started to learn they can get away with pulling their familiar stunts by giving them a new coat of pai... read

Saints Row IV, Battlefield 4 & The Phantom Pain


The Destructoid Show waves a big purple dildo around
Mar 15
Hey gang! I'm back from wherever I was, and I've brought with me today's Destructoid Show! Big news today with the first trailer for Saints Row IV, which looks as nutty as you'd expect it to. That'll be shown off at PAX East ... read
Go back to sleep
It's very hard to believe a studio when it claims work never begun on a piece of downloadable content until after the main game was finished, especially when that DLC is a direct continuation of the story and was essentially ... read feature

We are the Pretty Hate Machine
I was recently inspired by a blog entry from a member of Fall Out Boy. If you're already rolling your eyes and making snarky remarks in your head, then this article is targeted at you. Patrick Stump, Fall Out Boy's lead singe... read feature

New releases

New releases: God of War: Ascension keeps the faith


Plus Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm, Darkstalkers Resurrection, and more
Mar 11
Another Monday rolls up, acting like it's the boss of the week, so that can only mean one thing: a week of new releases. I'll be saving my cash this week, not really seeing anything to interest me, but I may grab God of War:... read

Deadpool, Dead Space & Dead Tired Of SimCity's BS


The Destructoid Show got sent home from school today for cursing
Mar 08
Hey everybody! Here's today's Destructoid Show! I'm guessing you guys have heard about all the nonsense going on with SimCity, so if you're sick of it by this point, I apologize. There's a new trailer for Deadpool, which I'm ... read
EA producer details their DLC design process
Dead Space 3's Awakened downloadable content was announced the week the main game was released in stores. DLC announcements made early on in production -- or even right around a game's launch -- typically draw fan rage by th... read feature

Dead Space 3

Dead Space 3: Awakened is a return to survival horror


It's everything you wish Dead Space 3 was
Mar 07
Overall, I really enjoyed Dead Space 3. There were points that it dragged on, but a lot of the stuff near the end in those last few levels made it up for me. Still, Dead Space 2 is my favorite of the franchise largely because... read
Office Chat

Dead Space needs a break, SimCity launch woes and Thief!


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Mar 06
In another casual discussion from Dtoid's virtual news room, I'm joined by Jordan Devore and Spencer Hayes to discuss the deflated rumor of a Dead Space development hiatus (one we kind of wish were true). Plus, SimCity's rocky launch demonstrates once again that you can't count on anybody to successfully launch an online-only game and the gang discusses the recently announced Thief reboot. read
Dead Space canceled?

Rumor: Dead Space franchise may be on indefinite hold


Sales targets for Dead Space 3 not met
Mar 05
[Update: Gamasutra reached out to Electronic Arts and the rumors of an announced Dead Space 4 being cancelled are "patently false."] According to a report from VideoGamer.com, the Dead Space series is no more -- at least, for... read
WTF sentiments all around
Have you ever heard the saying, we're all a little bit crazy? I don't know about you, but "a little bit" might be an understatement, especially within the world of videogames. While virtual protagonists often reflect the abso... read feature

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






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