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Dead Space 3 is 'a necessary evil,' says series writer

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 Johnston shared hi...   read

 
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Review: Dead Space 3

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...   read

 
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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 will say "bang" an...   read

 
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Top ten unforgettable deaths in Dead Space

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 ...   read

 
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Dead Space 3 hints at what's in store for series' future

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 already brainsto...   read

 
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SF's demonic BART screech was worked into Dead Space

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 makers in positive...   read

 
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Dead Space 3 exploit already found for infinite items

[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 ground up. You can...   read

 
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Unboxing the Dead Space 3 Dev Team Edition

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 today, straight ...   read

 
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Dead Space 3: Awakened DLC announced

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 morning.  ...   read

 
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How the Dead Space 3 team created new hellish monsters

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 alien entity t...   read

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

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 figu...   read

 
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Dead Space 3 microtransaction/DLC prices revealed

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. Let's see if i...   read

 
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Visceral hints at 'disturbing' Dead Space 3 story DLC

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.  According to th...   read

 
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Dead Space 3 has four unlockable game modes

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 Game+, Classic, Pu...   read

 
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Dead Space 3 PC lacks visual options for consistency

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 PC as somethin...   read

 
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Dead Space 3 Play Arts Kai Isaac looks the business

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, he's looking ...   read

 
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Dead Space 3 launch trailer gets its Phil Collins on

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 background noise f...   read

 
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Dead Space 3 has microtransactions because mobile gamers

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, especially player...   read

 
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Dead Space 3 will have a bare-bones PC version

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.on.net, Visceral...   read

 
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Dead Space 3 crafting system includes microtransactions

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 latter element -...   read

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

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 copy of Dead Sp...   read

 
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Demo Jimpressions: Dead Space 3

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 said, Dead Spa...   read

 
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EA has just started sending out Dead Space 3 demo codes

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 course, if you're...   read

 
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Dead Space 3 Dev-Team Edition detailed

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 excess cash to b...   read

 
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Watch a Dead Space 3 'Better with Kinect' infomercial

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.  My highlight is...   read

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

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 on February 5. T...   read

 
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Dead Space 3 trailer: Two ways to play

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 doing some pre...   read

 
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OH BOY! Dead Space 3 will have Kinect voice controls

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, it's no secret ...   read

 
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Dead Space 3 will feature Kinect voice controls

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. "The voice comman...   read

 
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New Dead Space 3 screenshots of cooperative mission

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'm pretty down ...   read

 
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Dead Space 3 trailer shows of Limited Edition goodies

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 "First Contact." Eac...   read

 
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Dramatic action shots from Dead Space 3

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, bloody messag...   read

 
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Here's 17 minutes of Dead Space 3 gameplay

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 the ship he's ...   read

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

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 customizing going on ...   read

 
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gamescom: Dead Space 3 limited edition detailed

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. Lots and lots of t...   read

 
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gamescom: Dead Space 3 dated, weapon crafting revealed

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 with a grenade la...   read

 
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Preview: Six things you should know about Dead Space 3

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 ...   read

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

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 consumer inter...   read

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

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 Mega64, and the bo...   read

 
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Preview: Dead Space 3 will feature optional 'dungeons'

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 games when dung...   read

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

[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 "but" referring to...   read

 
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Watch twenty minutes of Dead Space 3 gameplay

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 watching the de...   read

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

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 drop-in/out co-op,...   read

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

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 plugging yet another...   read

 
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Dead Space 3 not abandoning its formula

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 Production Manager, Ella...   read

 
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EA: Dead Space 3 has me on a scavenger hunt

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 to end the Necr...   read

 
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E3: Isaac gets chilly in Dead Space 3 trailer

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 potentially alarming to ...   read

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

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 decided to go all...   read

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

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 during the publis...   read

 
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Dead Space 3 screens appear, reveal co-op gameplay

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 rumored co-op g...   read

 

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