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1:45 PM on 05.07.2013

EA's Star Wars games will use the Frostbite 3 engine

As a follow-up to news of Electronic Arts signing a multi-year deal with Disney to exclusively develop and publish games based on Star Wars, EA Labels president Frank Gibeau has shared a detail that's nice to hear confirmed. ...

Jordan Devore

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

8:00 PM on 04.11.2013

EA Montreal faces more layoffs, rumored studio closure

EA Mobile in Montreal faces 200 - 250 employee layoffs with more to come, a source with connections to EA Mobile told Gamasutra, and the studio will gradually become completely shutdown. EA confirmed layoffs but said that the...

Allistair Pinsof



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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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







Origin has a big sale on all three Dead Space games photo
Origin has a big sale on all three Dead Space games
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

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 physical copy on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Dead Space 3 is on sale as well for $41.99 either as a PC download, or as a physical copy on PC or consoles. All the downloadable content for the newest entry in the series is also on sale, but come on. Don't buy that. Actually play the game and enjoy the experience instead of buying what amounts to acceleration cheats.

The Dead Space franchise sale ends on March 7. Head on over to Origin to nab a really awesome series for cheap.

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7:45 PM on 02.28.2013

New Army of Two trailer gives you the finger

So, I haven't really been super interested in Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel. That is until this new trailer that focuses a lot more on the story. I think part of the reason is that the story presented here looks like it'll...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:15 PM on 02.26.2013

Game Debate to the Death! Favorite Dead Space game?

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...

Tom Fronczak

7:00 AM on 02.23.2013

All the horrific ways you can die in Dead Space 3

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 ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



'Dude-bro' takes a back seat in The Devil's Cartel photo
'Dude-bro' takes a back seat in The Devil's Cartel
by Keith Swiader

"We really pimped out the whole gun customization this time around."

That's what Greg Rizzer, producer of Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel first told me as I sat down to get hands-on time with Visceral Games' latest entry in the series. 

Yes, Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel continues the series' tradition and includes a legion of gun attachments and customization options. Everything from your weapon's stock, barrel, scope, magazine size and color are customizable, with more options included than ever before for the series. And yes, even the shield attachment returns, though such an attachment will have varying effects on your character's movement and turning speed.

The series' main characters, however, Elliott Salem and Tyson Rios, are not returning to The Devil's Cartel -- in playable form, anyway -- and are instead replaced by Alpha and Bravo. That's because the latest installment is a reboot of the series, and given the nature of the game's plot, this omission was for the better.

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1:45 PM on 02.19.2013

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

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 AM on 02.09.2013

EA: Dead Space 3 microtransaction workaround not a glitch

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...

Kyle MacGregor



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

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 segments, and highly controversial microtransactions, Dead Space 3's run of worrying news has been enough to test the loyalties and patience of any follower. 

Visceral Games, either by its own choice or through the mandate of Electronic Arts, has made many alterations to this third major installment in the series, and not one of them has been made without protest from would-be customers.

The bad news is Visceral's new "improvements" do nothing but get in the way of everything fans loved about the series. The good news is that, despite such intrusions, Dead Space 3 still retains the flavor and quality we've come to expect. If anything, this game proves just how fine the core experience is, and that it can survive things capable of murdering a lesser series.

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3:30 PM on 02.07.2013

The best gun ever makes a return in Dead Space 3

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Top ten unforgettable deaths in Dead Space  photo
Top ten unforgettable deaths in Dead Space
by Allistair Pinsof

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 series that I wonder if I've become desensitized to alien dismemberment at this point. Even if I have, I am still disturbed by watching series protagonist Isaac Clarke meet his end, time and time again.

The list of memorable player deaths in Dead Space and its sequels are sickening. So, let's revel in it and count down the best of the bunch.

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