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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...




Review: Dead Space 3


Cold comfort
Feb 08
 
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...




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...




Top ten unforgettable deaths in Dead Space


The faces of (space) death
Feb 07
 
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...




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...




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...




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...




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...




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 ...




How the Dead Space 3 team created new hellish monsters


Exclusive concept art galore
Feb 01
 
The Dead Space series features some of the grossest, most horrific creatures and scenes shown in gaming today. Visceral Games isn't afraid to pull out all the stops when it comes to terrifying players with the Necromorphs, an...




Isaac Clark can't catch a break in Dead Space 3


Remember that time he stuck a needle in his eye?
Jan 31
 
Dead Space 3 is out next week and the latest trailer shows us some of the early motivation for Isaac Clark's fight against the Necromorph threat. You'll be fighting more deranged Unitologists, dealing with your own crew, and trying to figure out if Ellie's new eye is real or fake! Check back tomorrow for a cool look at how the Dead Space 3 team made some of the new Necromorph creatures.




Dead Space 3 microtransaction/DLC prices revealed


PlayStation Store updates with all the details
Jan 29
 
In today's PlayStation Store update, Sony revealed the details on Dead Space 3's controversial microtransactions and downloadable content, spilling the beans on what you'll be able to buy and how much it'll set you back....




Visceral hints at 'disturbing' Dead Space 3 story DLC


Microtransactions aren't disturbing enough?
Jan 29
 
In addition to revealing Dead Space 3's four gameplay modes, executive producer Steve Papoutsis has dropped the first clue that Visceral's horror-shooter is getting an extra story campaign as downloadable content.  ...




Dead Space 3 has four unlockable game modes


Permadeath in Dead Space, anyone?
Jan 29
 
Dead Space 3 executive producer Steve Papoutsis has shared details on four unlockable modes for the action-horror game, and they are not for the faint of heart. After beating the campaign once, access will be given to New Gam...




Dead Space 3 PC lacks visual options for consistency


"We certainly don't target PC as something that's going to be significantly different"
Jan 28
 
Dead Space 3's PC port will not have DirectX 11 support or HD textures, according to reports, to which developer Visceral Games says, so what? "We continue to evolve our games as we develop them, but we certainly don't target...




Dead Space 3 Play Arts Kai Isaac looks the business


Feel the articulated TERROR!
Jan 28
 
Square Enix recently (well it was a few days ago) revealed a new addition to its Play Arts Kai line of figures -- Isaac Clarke as he appears in the upcoming Dead Space 3. Equipped with the snowsuit rig he uses on Tau Volantis...




Dead Space 3 launch trailer gets its Phil Collins on


Take down the terror to the sounds of quality music
Jan 28
 
Phil Collins gets a lot of hate, and I don't get it. He's a good man and his songs aren't bad, damn it!  In any case, Visceral has decided that "In The Air Tonight" (or at least a cover version) is a suitable bit of bac...




Dead Space 3 has microtransactions because mobile gamers


Visceral reads from the Big Book of Not Making Sense
Jan 25
 
Visceral Games has justified the controversial microtransaction system in Dead Space 3 by claiming mobile gamers expect them now. Well, that's a totally reasonable ... wait, what? "There’s a lot of players out there, es...




Dead Space 3 will have a bare-bones PC version


Nothing fancy, unfortunately
Jan 23
 
Just when we were getting accustomed to high-profile multiplatform releases stepping up their offerings on PC, word has gotten out that Dead Space 3 will be taking a ... different approach to the platform. Speaking to games.o...




Dead Space 3 crafting system includes microtransactions


Watch as $60 games push the not-free-to-play model
Jan 22
 
Dead Space 3 is going to see a fair few changes, boasting a faster pace, cover-based shooting, and a weapon crafting system. While I'm not a big fan of some of the alterations, the one thing I did find praiseworthy was that l...




Here's how to get Mass Effect armor in Dead Space 3


It's surprisingly easy!
Jan 21
 
This isn't the first time Electronic Arts-published games have seen crossover items, and it will almost certainly not be the last. Those who have played Mass Effect 3 and still have the save file to prove it need only buy a ...




Demo Jimpressions: Dead Space 3


Hands-on with the early access demo
Jan 16
 
Dead Space may be my favorite new IP of this generation. I love its story, its universe, and its stylish delivery of science fiction horror that draws from two of my favorite movies of all time, Aliens and Event Horizon. That...




EA has just started sending out Dead Space 3 demo codes


Check your email!
Jan 15
 
If you signed up for that fancy Dead Space 3 demo, check your email: your official code for early access may be waiting in your inbox. The early access demo is slated for the 360 and PS3 platforms only: no PCs allowed. Of co...




Dead Space 3 Dev-Team Edition detailed


I really, really want one of those Markers
Jan 11
 
Visceral Games and Treehouse Brand Stores (who you might recognize from its work with companies like BioWare and Gearbox Software) have put together a Dev-Team Edition of Dead Space 3 that should appeal to series fans with e...




Watch a Dead Space 3 'Better with Kinect' infomercial


Billy Mays, here!
Jan 07
 
Dead Space 3 has a new trailer up, one that tries to sell you on the premise that it's "better with Kinect." Watch as executive producer Steve Papoutsis promotes Kinect with all the vigor of an infomercial mouthpiece.  ...




Dead Space 3 demo heading to Xbox 360 and PS3 next month


Here's the story so far
Dec 26
 
Electronic Arts and Visceral Games have announced that a demo for Dead Space 3 will be dropping on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on January 22, 2012, giving us a couple short weeks before the horror game's full release o...




Dead Space 3 trailer: Two ways to play


No space for fear
Dec 14
 
I'm pretty pumped for Dead Space 3 and I've been thinking a lot about how I want to approach it at launch. I'm pretty sure that I want to go at it full co-op from the beginning, and then go back in solo. It seems Visceral is...




OH BOY! Dead Space 3 will have Kinect voice controls


Say stuff to do stuff
Dec 13
 
Yup, Dead Space 3 will have Kinect voice control options similar to Mass Effect 3. And like the co-op experience, just because the feature is there doesn't mean EA will be trying to stuff it down your throat. With that said, ...




Dead Space 3 will feature Kinect voice controls


Isaac won't poop himself if you scream, unfortunately
Dec 13
 
Visceral Games has today announced that Dead Space 3 will allow for Kinect voice commands, letting players scream things like, "Find partner," "Fire stasis," and "Attack enemy," in order to take down the Necromorph horde. "T...




New Dead Space 3 screenshots of cooperative mission


Isaac and Carver double-team
Nov 08
 
A new batch of screenshots for Dead Space 3 have been shipped out by Electronic Arts. The images show bits of a cooperative mission, Marker Containment, where Isaac is helping Carver to deal with visions of his dead family. I...




Dead Space 3 trailer shows of Limited Edition goodies


Guns and gear galore!
Oct 17
 
Here's a new (rather short) video for Dead Space 3, showcasing the extra toys that buyers of the Limited Edition shall obtain.  The Limited version comes with two in-game content bundles -- "Witness the Truth" and "Firs...




Dramatic action shots from Dead Space 3


Isaac leaps into explosive action... stuff
Oct 10
 
Electronic Arts released today a small batch of new screenshots for Dead Space 3, featuring our hero Isaac in a number of dramatic poses. Look at him leap through zero-gravity environments. Witness his discovery of a hopeless...




Here's 17 minutes of Dead Space 3 gameplay


Sep 28
 
The latest look at Dead Space 3 features the creative director and the senior audio artist as they walk us through Isaac on the Eudora spaceship. The footage starts off very intense, as Isaac has to put on a spacesuit before...




gamescom: Dead Space 3's weapon crafting system is deep


Aug 16
 
Originally I thought that the weapon crafting system in Dead Space 3 was going to just be a case of slapping two guns together to make a new weapon. It's actually far more advanced than that, as there's a deep level of custom...




gamescom: Dead Space 3 limited edition detailed


Aug 14
 
Did you not think you'd get a Dead Space 3 limited edition? Oh, how naive you are. Yes, one is coming, and it gives players first access to two "bundles" planned for Visceral's action-horror sequel. DLC bundles, that is. Lot...




gamescom: Dead Space 3 dated, weapon crafting revealed


Aug 14
 
During its gamescom press conference, Electronic Arts revealed a brand new system coming to Dead Space 3 -- a full weapon crafting system that allows for flexible customization of Isaac Clarke's armaments. Want a rivet gun wi...




Preview: Six things you should know about Dead Space 3


Aug 03
 
I got to go hands-on with Dead Space 3 again, this time playing the section that was shown off in the video above from the E3 demonstration. What I experienced was largely similar, but I did take away a few things that I thought I'd share with the Dead Space fans out there, especially those of you who have been worried about where Visceral is taking the series.




Dead Space 3 pre-orders five times that of Dead Space 2


Aug 01
 
Electronic Arts has revealed that Dead Space 3 has pulled in five times as many pre-orders as Dead Space 2. The company is using the data to justify the controversial new co-op mode, claiming that the feature has helped drive...




Of course Dead Space 3 will be scary! Would Mega64 lie?


Jul 28
 
Worried that Dead Space 3 is being neutered? That it won't be as scary as its predecessors? What are you, a skank ho? Stop thinking such stupid skank ho thoughts! A special behind-the-scenes promotional video was sent to Meg...




Preview: Dead Space 3 will feature optional 'dungeons'


Jul 25
 
Dungeons are typically optional areas in videogames where players can explore for treasures, and fight against all sorts of danger. Usually you think of titles such as Zelda, The Elder Scrolls, and any number of role-playing ...




EA thinks Dead Space was too scary to be single-player


Jul 20
 
[Update: Despite what Penny Arcade suggests, I still stand by the prevailing assessment of EA's words. The "scariness" was clearly presented as a negative. You don't say, "they love the thriller game, but ..." without the "bu...




Watch twenty minutes of Dead Space 3 gameplay


Jul 10
 
Electronic Arts has released a twenty-minute gameplay demo of Dead Space 3, giving us our first full look at some single-player, co-op, and boss battle sections. There is lots of shooting and squealing going on.  After ...




Here's 20 minutes of Dead Space 3 footage featuring co-op


Jun 18
 
So yeah, Dead Space 3 is sounding pretty awesome right about now with a new world to explore, bigger bosses and apparently a focus on freedom. Arguably the most interesting addition to the franchise is the dro...




EA wants Dead Space 3 to appeal to a 'broad' audience


Jun 15
 
Oh dear. It's never a good sign to me when a publisher states plans to make a game appeal to a "broad" audience, because it usually means one thing -- stripping away whatever made the game unique in the first place, and plugg...




Dead Space 3 not abandoning its formula


Jun 13
 
Dead Space 3 is one of my more anticipated sequels of the year, but I wasn't fortunate enough to get to see it at E3 this year. Tara Long had better luck and brought us this interview with the title's International Productio...




EA: Dead Space 3 has me on a scavenger hunt


Jun 06
 
I received a package yesterday, sent to my hotel at E3. In it I found a letter from Dead Space's Issac Clarke, and it told me that I might be the only person who could help him. He said that he may have found a way ...




E3: Isaac gets chilly in Dead Space 3 trailer


Jun 04
 
Here is your E3 trailer for Dead Space 3, showcasing the game's long-rumored ice planet, alongside plenty of action. The game's showing at EA's press conference was sleek and stylish, but the cover-based combat was potential...




E3: Dead Space 3 is exactly what I wanted: More


Jun 04
 
Visceral Games could have just gave us another sequel and I would have been over the moon. Really, anything would have been fine with me. I would have been pleased with just more Necromorphs and plasma cutters, but they've de...




Out of the closet: EA admits to E3 Dead Space 3 reveal


May 31
 
One of the worst kept secrets in gaming, Dead Space 3 is now officially official and no longer the stuff of rumors. Electronic Arts confirmed to IGN that the next entry in their spook house in space series will be revealed du...




Dead Space 3 screens appear, reveal co-op gameplay


May 31
 
All Games Beta has thrown a bunch of screenshots up for the next Dead Space game, prior to its announcement. With the appearance of a newer and redder buddy hanging off of Isaac Clarke's arm, these shots appear to reveal the ...





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