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11:00 AM on 02.13.2010

Winners of the Dante's Inferno sin contest!

For our Dante's Inferno sin contest, we wanted you to take a picture or a video of yourself doing a sin. Thanks to AttentionUSA and Electronic Arts, the prizes were well worth the eventual damnation. First place prize of the ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:00 AM on 02.10.2010

Dante's Inferno-themed burlesque show in LA tonight

You like violent videogames?! Do you like religion?! DO YOU LIKE WOMEN GETTING NAKED?! Well if you live in Los Angeles, then you're in for a treat tonight. Devil's Playground Burlesque will be at the Dragonfly Nightclub on Sa...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:20 AM on 02.09.2010

Schedule for Dante's Inferno DLC revealed

When it comes to downloadable content and Dante's Inferno, Visceral and Electronic Arts aren't messing around. In fact, according to a slip that shipped inside the retail game box, they've got it planned through at least thro...

Nick Chester

Win Dante's Inferno prizes by indulging in a sin! photo
Win Dante's Inferno prizes by indulging in a sin!
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

It's a Dante's Inferno mega giveaway of extreme awesomeness this week! Thanks to AttentionUSA and Electronic Arts, we're giving away a bunch of Dante's Inferno-themed prizes this week -- 19 prizes, to be exact! Up for grabs are Dante's Inferno posters, action figures, comics and a shirt spoofing the three wolf moon shirt!

In order to win one of these prizes, we want you to show us your take on one of the nine deadly sins that the Divine Comedy talks about. Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Wrath, Heresy, Violence, Fraud and Treason are all things that will send you straight to Hell, and we want you to take a picture or video of yourself committing one of these sins! Whatever the picture or video is, please keep it safe for work and/or don't do anything that could be considered illegal. Also, please make sure you have something that's Dtoidy in the picture and no photo editing is allowed.

The grand prize winner will receive nine posters, a Dante's Inferno action figure and a signed copy of the first Dante's Inferno comic. Eight first-place runner-ups will get the the action figure and a signed comic. Ten second-place runner-ups will each get the signed comic.

In addition, all 19 of the winners will be getting the "3 Cerberus Moon" shirts created by Dino Ignacio, Dante's user interface designer. These shirts were made as exclusives to the team at Visceral Games, and this is the first opportunity for anyone outside the studio to get the shirts.

You have until February 9 at 11:59 PM CST to enter a photo in the comments below. Contest open to US residents only. Good luck!

[Update: Contest open to Canadian residents now too!]

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9:00 AM on 02.08.2010

Dante's Inferno not coming to Middle East (legally)

Surprise surprise! Dante's Inferno, a game about a mental Christian who carves a cross into his chest and visits a Hell full of big-breasted demons, is not going to be released in the Middle East. Apparently they might have s...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 02.07.2010

Toys R' Us all about free stuff this week

Here comes the deal train, hop aboard if you're looking for a free game, an Xbox 360 controller or action figures. Toys R' Us is holding a sale all week on every videogame in the store that costs $29.99 or more. If you buy th...

Matthew Razak

Review: Dante's Inferno photo
Review: Dante's Inferno
by Nick Chester

Strip away marketing and PR controversy, and forget for a moment that Dante's Inferno is a videogame interpretation of a literary classic (albeit loosely).

Sure, Visceral Games -- the talented team behind the critically acclaimed Dead Space -- has taken a bit of flak for its attempts to turn Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy into what could most easily be described as a "big-budget third-person action videogame."

But I think some people had forgotten that Visceral knows how to make fun, technically impressive games; Dante's Inferno is no exception. Despite what could be consider some "me too" gameplay, Visceral delivers one of the most surprisingly solid games I've played in quite some time.

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6:00 PM on 02.04.2010

A closer look at Dante's Inferno pre-order NECA figure

Electronic Arts sent over a fancy little Dante figure (seen above, absolving my cat of her sins) today, the same one you'd receive for pre-ordering Dante's Inferno at shops like GameStop. There's a reason I don't work for our...

Nick Chester

12:00 PM on 02.02.2010

Screens from the Dante's Inferno Super Bowl commercial

Stupid post is stupid.  Three images from the Super Bowl commercial that Electronic Arts will be airing to promote Dante's Inferno. The one where they can't say "Go to Hell." Yeah, that's right. We're posting screenshots...

Jim Sterling

9:30 AM on 02.02.2010

Dante's Inferno DLC details leaked: Mission maker, co-op

Dante's Inferno just sprung a massive leak, and now it's squirted news juice all over our clean white shirts! A poster at NeoGAF has revealed a load of downloadable content details for Visceral's upcoming game. The package wi...

Jim Sterling

2:40 PM on 02.01.2010

Dante's Inferno can't say 'Go to Hell' during Super Bowl

Dante's Inferno is gearing up for one of the most prestigious advertising slots that America has to offer -- a spot in the Super Bowl commercial lineup. However, there's going to be a sacrifice in order to reach such a huge a...

Jim Sterling

10:00 PM on 01.29.2010

Dante tears sh*t up in this trailer

EA released a new gameplay trailer for Dante's Inferno and you can watch it by clicking the little play button above.  They spend a fair bit of time focused on the ridable monsters bit, but we already saw this stuf...

Conrad Zimmerman

Dante's Inferno: Poem meets game, scythe meets face photo
Dante's Inferno: Poem meets game, scythe meets face
by Nick Chester

Having recently played through some updated preview code of Visceral Games' Dante's Inferno, a question ate at me -- what punishment could there be that's worse than being in Hell? 

The question comes from one of the game's key gameplay elements -- upgrading Dante's abilities. Unlike titles like God of War or Darksiders where your only "finishing" option involves violent death, Dante's Inferno offers you two choices -- Punish or Absolve.

Absolve has you quickly tapping a button to use Dante's cross to deliver creatures from Hell, an atonement for their sins. Punish, on the other hand, is an incredibly violent finishing maneuver that generally leads to bodies being shred into bits, or multiple limbs severed. 

I recently had a chance to speak with the game's executive producer, Jonathan Knight, to find out -- wouldn't the true punishment be to just leave them there to rot in Hell, writhing in endless torment and eternal suffering? Maybe.

But as it turns out, shredding things to pieces is a hell of a lot more satisfying, and that's really what Dante's Inferno is about.

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7:40 PM on 01.27.2010

EA drops mad dime on Dante's Inferno Super Bowl ad

Spoiler alert! If you're going to be watching the Super Bowl, prepare to "go to hell." IndustryGamer has confirmed through sources Electronic Art's marketing dollars are getting pushed the limit to secure a Dante's Inferno ad...

Nick Chester

5:40 PM on 01.26.2010

Dante's Inferno 'Dark Forest' DLC also coming to 360

PlayStation 3 owners who pick up a copy of Dante's Inferno: Divine Edition get treated to free downloadable content, a prequel level called "Dark Forest." In fact, since all versions of Dante's Inferno for PS3 are this "Divin...

Nick Chester

5:20 PM on 01.22.2010

'Leaked' proposed Dante's Inferno products are hilarious

Leaks. They happen in the videogame industry, probably more often than publishers and developers would like. People just can't seem to keep their mouths shut. The most recent "leak" just hit our inbox, and the tipster writes,...

Nick Chester