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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

12:00 PM on 04.02.2013

Jimquisition: Bullshit In Sheep's Clothing

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...

Jim Sterling

10:30 PM on 03.15.2013

Saints Row IV, Battlefield 4 & The Phantom Pain

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 ...

Max Scoville



Review: Dead Space 3: Awakened  photo
Review: Dead Space 3: Awakened
by Jim Sterling

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 teased at the end of the main campaign. Even if nobody started building code for it, it's clear the developer already planned it and was making notes well ahead of time. 

Dead Space 3: Awakened picks up right where Dead Space 3 left off, and reveals major plot points one would have expected at the end of the actual campaign. Its main story is so integral to the Dead Space story, in fact, that to play it would almost be seen as essential. 

Almost, but not necessary, it turns out. Because, for all the promise Awakened has, its relevant events could be explained in a single sentence. 

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We need to stop letting hate define us photo
We need to stop letting hate define us
by Brett Makedonski

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 singer, wrote about the environment of hate within pop culture. It's an interesting analysis of the way that we come together to belittle certain artists or people, almost as an entirely new form of entertainment for ourselves. Think about the common reaction anytime a band like Nickelback or Limp Bizkit is mentioned. It's never a simple "I don't care for them"; it's always a verbal barrage of all-encompassing hate.

While Stump's words were aimed at the music scene, they ring true for our little corner of the world -- the videogame industry. Yes, we're just as guilty of buying into the sociocentric phenomenon as everyone else. This trend needs to change.

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New releases: God of War: Ascension keeps the faith photo
New releases: God of War: Ascension keeps the faith
by Fraser Brown

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: Ascension somewhere down the line, if I ever pick up the third one. It is meant to be rather nifty. 

As well as Kratos's return, there's a bunch of other stuff dropping over the next seven days. The second Starcraft II instalment, Heart of the Swarm, launches; brightly colored demonic scrapping returns in Darkstalkers: Resurrection; Dead Space 3 gets some super-early DLCand another one of those shooting people from very far away games show up.

Anything tickling your fancy this week?  

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9:30 PM on 03.08.2013

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

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 ...

Max Scoville





11:00 AM on 03.07.2013

Dead Space 3 DLC work began after main game was finished

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 AM on 03.07.2013

Dead Space 3: Awakened is a return to survival horror

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz