Sometimes, when playing a game, I have to sit back and scratch my head because I suddenly realize that my weapon is not only absurdly overpowered, but is also a little bit on the ridiculous side. Like, laugh out loud ridiculous. Like, laugh out loud, point at the screen, call my pals and dish ridiculous. So I gathered some of my favorites and compiled a list of my 10 Overpowered And Ridiculous Video Game Weapons for all of you. Check it out below and let me know if I forgot any! READ MORE
The Verge has posted an in-depth article, including video, on their visit to Dead Space composer Jason Graves‘ home studio. The video shows Graves talking about many of the instruments he uses, the random objects that he creates unsettling sounds with (the chicken wire on a trash can lid that is bowed is especially awesome in my book), as well as the technology that backs up his entire system. If you’re into creepy sounds and audio recording at all, this is a very worthwhile video to watch and article to read. Check it out below! READ MORE
One of the most successful action/horror series to come out in the past several years is EA’s Dead Space franchise. While every entry is not a winner (I’m looking at you Ignition), the series has been, overall, pretty damn solid. Part of the terrifying immersive experience is Jason Graves’ fantastic score, which consistently gets rave reviews and high praise.
Now, Graves has released several tracks that were originally used for consideration on the first Dead Space game. Some of the tracks were later take from the original demo material and were given some live elements to be used for in-game.
The tracks are a great representation of the terrifying atmosphere that Dead Space permeates. Check ‘em out below and creep yourself out a bit! READ MORE
This is a two-parter, so you have not one, but two things to be happy about. The first is the news that EA’s currently on the hunt for three senior positions related to the Dead Space franchise. On the Gamasutra job board they’re asking for an Audio Director, Senior VFX Artist, and a Senior Development Director. Obviously, Dead Space 3 is a given, it’s only a matter of time, but this might be something else, perhaps an Extraction-like spin-off?
For those of you who like to play your games on a computer and haven’t yet experienced the terrifying orgasm of blood and flailing limbs that is the Dead Space series, Steam has some fantastic deals for both Dead Space and its sequel as a part of their summer camp sale (it ends tomorrow!). You can get Dead Space for $9.99, Dead Space 2 for $14.99, or get them both for $19.99. But really, if you haven’t played these games yet than you’re obviously certifiable, I mean, come on, they’re just so good. READ MORE
Dead Space 2 looks to have one-upped its predecessor it every way. It was scarier, had more action, looked amazing, was received better critically and now it’s officially outsold the original by a very wide margin. One could even go so far as to say it strategically dismembered all expectations! HA! Thank you, thank you, I’m here all night – try the shrimp puffs, they’re delicious. While revealing the sales for their newest releases, EA let the world know that Dragon Age 2, Dead Space 2 and Crysis 2 have all passed the highly sought after 2 million sales mark. Well, I suppose any number above a million is highly sought after, but that’s beside the point.
EA continued their shameless number dropping by saying sales for Dead Space 2 are 40% higher than sales of the original over a similar time span. This means a third game is all but certain since great critical reception and big sales almost always equals another game. But before we dig in to a potential third game, how about giving us Dead Space 2 fans some more DLC? Because one just isn’t enough. READ MORE
It would seem EA had planned to strategically dismember the Wii with a port of Dead Space 2 before realizing that was a terrible idea and cancelling the project. I’m all for giving as many people the chance to play the game as possible but horror games have done poorly on Nintendo’s console in the past regardless of their quality. Extraction was a fantastic game that did well critically but failed miserably when it came to sales. I’m sure Dead Space 2 would’ve fared better, but probably not by too much.
This news comes from EA designer Gerry Sakkas and freelance developer Matt Spriggens’ LinkedIn pages, where it and a sequel to The Simpsons Game were listed on their profiles. I can’t say I’m surprised or terribly saddened to hear we won’t be seeing either of these games, are you? READ MORE
Destructoid Visceral Games the masterminds behind the Dead Space series will be auctioning off some quite excellent stuff. I got a chance to see that plasma cutter in person when I went to see the original Dead Space in California. It was quite amazing, and one of the developers (his name escapes me at the moment) made it himself. In his free time. He also made Isaac’s classic helmet and it lit up as well.
Dead Space 2 is one of the greatest horror games I’ve played in a long time. It’s delicious blend of action, spectacle and terror has made it an early contender for Game of the Year, so obviously it’s first dose of DLC has quite a bit to live up to. Severed is already different from the game its expanding upon because it follows the two protagonists from the on-rails shooter Dead Space: Extraction, Gabe Weller and his wife Lexine Murdoch.
In case you’ve been living cosily under the mangled corpse of one of your friends who met their end at the end of a Necromorph’s claw there’s some DLC coming up for Dead Space 2. In fact, it’s called Severed and releases tomorrow for a paltry 560 Microsoft Flavored Limb Loot or $7 for people who own consoles that use real monies.
Severed is more than an expansion of Extraction’s story as we’ll be introduced to a deadly breed of Necromorph called the Twitcher that will be familiar to fans of the original game. In case you missed Dead Space they move incredible fast and have a bit of a twitch, and that’s pretty damn terrifying if you ask me. Head past the jump for details on future DLC for Dead Space 2. READ MORE
Dead Space 2 has some DLC on the horizon, the first of which is dubbed Severed and follows the stories of Gabe Weller and Lexine Murdock from the underrated on-rails Wii shooter Dead Space: Extraction. Severed’s story is two chapters long and runs parallel to Isaac’s in the main game and if the following trailer is anything to go by it looks like just as much fun as the game it’s expanding upon.
I’ll admit I was a little worried we wouldn’t be seeing this DLC for a while, so the unveiling of a March 1st release date is pretty damn exciting. Add on top of that a price tag of 800 Microsoft Hillbilly Bucks and the only question remains, will you be getting this? READ MORE
Dead Space 2′s single-player is spectacular, there’s honestly little I can say I’d like tweaked or changed about it overall. It’s relentlessly scary, twisted, fun, immersive and easily this year’s first contender for game of the year. One of the things that made this game great is Visceral Games’ willingness to take risks, and they risked a serious backlash from fans of the series when a multiplayer component was announced for the game. Now that the game’s been out for awhile and most of us have had the chance to sink some time into its multiplayer offering, it’s actually pretty damn good. But you know what? It could be better.
Some of the items in my wish list might not be possible for Dead Space 2, we might have to be patient and wait to see what’s fixed and added in the all but confirmed third installment. But there are a few ideas that are minor refinements at best, perfect for a patch (or DLC) down the road. So if you’ve played the game’s multiplayer but feel it didn’t quite reach its potential, read on so we can gather by the burning pile of corpses, maybe roast a few marshmallows, and discuss what we’d like to see added or changed in Dead Space 2′s multiplayer. READ MORE
Dead Space 2 has some DLC on the horizon that will provide two more chapters of hot human on Necromorph action. The DLC, dubbed ‘Severed’, will run parallel to the Isaac’s story and follow the lives of Gabe Weller and Lexine Murdock, the two protagonists from Dead Space: Extraction, who now live on the Sprawl.
That’s exciting, but these screenshots from the upcoming DLC are even more exciting. I’m also liking Gabe’s new threads, the cyclops look suits him well. Head past the break for the screens. READ MORE
Well, your mom might actually rock at the game, mine however, does not. After taking a bit of heat from moms across the world for the Your Mom Hates Dead Space 2 ad campaign, EA’s switched gears a bit and changed the message to Your mom is bad at the game. That should ruffle a few less feathers.
My favorite line? “I’m pissed off now, too many of them little babies.” Yeah, I completely agree. When most games shy away from harming children Dead Space 2 throws exploding infants, tentacle-armed babies and what look like toddlers with massive claws at you. That’s three flavors of badass baby kickassery, and that’s one of the many reasons Dead Space 2 rocks my socks. READ MORE
Though Dead Space 2 is out, that doesn’t mean you can’t see what was going on behind the scenes right? In the smoke and mirrors video below, some of the developers tell you just what they were going for when they were creating the game.
Dead Space 2 is out right now, for the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. READ MORE
The first game wasn’t much of a commercial success, despite near unanimous critical acclaim. It broke the million sales mark by the end of 2008 but that was far below EA’s expectations for the game. Dead Space 2 however, looks to be selling quite well (and it’s well deserved.), as the game has sold sold twice as many copies as its predecessor did in roughly the same time frame. That’s good news for horror fans since a game that manages to retain much of its roots in survival horror and be successful critically and commercially is a very good sign for the genre. Plus, it means a sequel (which was teased at the end of Dead Space 2) is almost guaranteed.
Who here is already on their second playthrough? I’m on my third, working toward getting the achievement for completing Zealot difficulty before I take a stab at Hard Core. So if you hear a loud sobbing you’ll know it’s just Dead Space taking away my will to live, but I want that foamy finger. Dead Space 2 will give me the finger. READ MORE
The original game was an amazing achievement, a terrifying adventure and added an incredibly fun to use term to my vocabulary: strategic dismemberment. So how do you perfect an idea that’s already pretty damn close to flawless already? You crank up the action, polish the controls and look at every great idea the original game brought to the table and improve on them in some way. Dead Space 2 fixed issues I didn’t even know I wanted fixed, and that’s a rather impressive feat.
Hard core mode is Dead Space 2′s highest difficulty setting, in it you’re bestowed with three valuable saves and when you die you revert to your last save. On top of that, enemy health and the amount of equipment you’ll find (like health and ammo) have been drastically reduced. In other words, it’s fucking hard. Usually you’d be rewarded for managing such an incredible feat with a hefty achievement (or trophy) and while that’s certainly part of the reward, it’s not everything. Let me introduce you to the Foam Finger.
Once I realized how insanely challenging Hard Core mode was going to be I wrote it off as something I’d never be able to do. This weapon unlock has changed my mind. Anyone else planning on proving their nerd cred by going for it? READ MORE
Dead Space 2 is just hitting shelves today and we’re already getting some rather exciting announcements regarding sequels and DLC. It would seem Dead Space 2 will be getting some DLC entitled ‘Severed’ that will play parallel to the story in the main game. If you own a Wii (or now, a PS3) you’ll probably recognize the two protagonists from Dead Space: Extraction, Gabe Weller and Lexine Murdock, who in the DLC live on the Sprawl after the events in Extraction.
The DLC will be two chapters long and will hopefully be only our first taste of DLC for the game, with much to follow. No word yet on pricing or a release date but that’s where patience comes in. I hear it’s a virtue. READ MORE
2 large names in video games Dead Space and Dragon Age have been fooling around a bit. And why not? Nothing like a little cross promotion right? If you buy Dead Space 2, included inside is a download code for Dragon Age 2. The code will unlock the Ser Isaac of Clarke Armor. Check out the video of it below:
Fans of both games can rejoice. Fans of either or game can hope they have a friend with the other game and they can share. Head past the break to read exactly what you’ll get. You can only get the codes in the PC and Xbox 360 versions of Dragon Age 2. As for Playstation 3 users, go to DragonAge.com or look at the insert inside Dragon Age II for detailed instructions on unlocking the Ser Isaac Armor in the PlayStation 3 version of Dragon Age II. READ MORE
5 short days from now, you will be able to scare yourself stupid playing Dead Space 2. And why wouldn’t you? You’ll also be able to play the multiplayer, and use the Necromorphs to rip all the Isaacs running around to shreds.
Slash them, shoot shit out of your triple tail at them, vomit on them. You know, fun stuff. Dead Space 2 releases January 25th for the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. READ MORE
So far critics are loving Dead Space 2, but what about our mums, would they approve? If this new tv spot for the game is any indication the women that shat us out of their wombs so many years ago do not in any way support this game. What is amusing, at least to me, is watching the first woman try to prepare herself for the horrors coming her way and another say how she’d think a game like Dead Space 2 would make people go insane.
Dead Space 2 releases on January 25th, just make sure your mom isn’t in the room when you pop it into your disc drive. READ MORE
There’s this game coming out soon, it’s called Dead Space 2. Oh, you’re familiar with the game? Great, then you’ll better appreciate this brand spanking new launch trailer for the game, with a little Smashing Pumpkins tossed in for good measure.
Might I say this game is looking mighty tasty? We’ll know for sure just how monstrous this sequel really is when it breaks into our homes, tears our faces off and eats our pets right in front of our eyes on January 25th. READ MORE
Update: You can also pre-order the album on iTunes. Amazon.com has started taking pre-orders for BAFTA award winning composer Jason Graves’ score for the upcoming sci-fi survival horror game Dead Space 2. You can also check out samples by clicking the above link. While you’re listening why not check out our interviews with audio director Andrew Boyd as well as a chat with the man himself, Jason Graves.
I’m loving this cover art because if you look closely, you can see Isaac’s eyes. Also, the font at the bottom reminds me of Bioshock (always a good thing). READ MORE