Thanks to EA we were given access to their multiplayer beta a few months back and I feel it’s safe to say that while it’s certainly not perfect, the soldiers versus Necromorphs multiplayer is far more than a last minute add-on. TJ was left with a “hmm, eh, well alright” feeling while I left with a surprisingly strong love for what I was able to see in the limited beta.
You should know, assuming you don’t already, that the demo for Dead Space 2 is out now and it shows off a bit of the game’s single-player side. You should also know my Xbox 360 measured it at a solid 1.23 GB so if your internet is as slow as mine I recommend clearing some time on your undoubtedly busy schedule to slap that thing on your hard drive. Go ahead and do that now, don’t worry about me, I can wait. Done? Well that was quick, now let’s talk about it. READ MORE
Right here, not two inches below the line you’re currently reading lies a brand new trailer for Dead Space 2, due out January 25th. But that’s not all I have here, oh no sir. It’s Christmas after all, the time for presents and the assorted shenanigans that come with it so after the jump I have a knee-slapper of a video that oughta spread the Christmas cheer like Malaria.
If the above trailer is your dinner the video past the break would be a rather delicious desert, so why don’t you go check it out. If you don’t it’ll hurt my feelings, and you don’t want that, do you? READ MORE
Do you fancy yourself an achievement connoisseur? Good, because that means you’ll probably be interested in this recently unveiled list of achievements for next month’s Dead Space 2. I know I am- wait, did you hear that? It sounded like a growl. Oh, it’s just my gamerscore rumbling and it is Huuunngraaay.
The Peng treasure looks to have found its way into the game but you needn’t worry about spoilers as most of the achievements deal with killing Necromorphs a certain way, upgrading your character enough or collecting a specific number of items. Head past the break for the full achievement list, minus the 15 secret achievements that might actually spoil the story, and we wouldn’t want that, would we?READ MORE
I really hope you’re not getting overhyped for Dead Space 2 because I have this snazzy new trailer for you to feast your hungry eyes upon. It features the Sprawl space station where the game takes place and if the trailer below is anything to go by the game looks to have shaped up quite nicely.
Pretty cool, right? And in related news it would seem the game will be longer than its predecessor and might not even have load times (so say goodbye to the tram from the original). Pretty impressive. Dead Space 2 releases on January 25th for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. READ MORE
Don’t let the upcoming merry Christmas shenanigans bring you down because I’m here to spread horror cheer like Malaria! While most “normal” people are walking around spreading overrated things like charity and joy, I’ve made it my goal to use this time of year to celebrate the important things. Things like scary movies, terrifying games and Halloween decorations in lieu of the more “traditional” Christmas decor. And yes, my neighbors absolutely despise me.
So why don’t you grab a sippy cup filled with chocolate milk, take a seat and celebrate with me, because after the break we have a lot to be happy about. I don’t want to give too much away but let’s just say our favorite tomb raiding chick might be taking on the survival horror genre, and a demo for a certain strategic dismembering game will have a demo out later this month. READ MORE
Yesterday you got 3/6ths of Jonathan Barkan’s Exclusive interview with Dead Space 2 composer Jason Graves. Well, now you get the other half. I was lucky enough to interview Jason about Dead Space Extraction, and he spills his guts to us once more about the wonderful world of Dead Space.
Check out the 1st part of the interview HEREand check out the rest past the break! READ MORE
Happy Tuesday folks because I have not one but three incredibly awesome featurettes for the upcoming Dead Space 2. The first gives us an in-depth look at the game’s thrills and chills and after the break you can check out the other two videos that are all about protagonist Isaac Clarke and the game’s kickass multiplayer. The only questions is, can you handle all this awesome at once?
Whether Dead Space 2 would be as strong in the scares department as its predecessor was has always been a concern for many gamers, including myself. Thankfully, EA seeks to soothe our worries by saying the game will be just as terrifying and the pacing and action will be much improved as well. So what about our other worries? Head past the jump to see what’s been changed about Isaac Clarke and what you can expect from the game’s Left 4 Dead style multiplayer. READ MORE
Earlier this year, we ran an exclusive interview with Andrew Boyd, audio director for EA’s upcoming survival sci-fi/horror game Dead Space 2. He told us about all the amazing sounds we would be hearing as well as touched upon the music of Dead Space 2. Now, we have an exclusive interview with Jason Graves, composer of Dead Space 2, where we get all of the music answers we want straight from the source. Check out Part 1 of the interview after the jump and keep an eye out for Part 2 tomorrow in BD’s Dead Pixels section!
Want another way to slay countless unsuspecting Necromorphs when Dead Space 2 graces our eager consoles in January? Good, because GameStop has you in mind with their exclusive bonus that nets you a fancy little rivet gun when you preorder the game. Does this thing remind anyone else of the Noisy Cricket?
Dead Space 2 is out soon, January 25th to be precise (and I always enjoy being precise). So if you find yourself interested in this exciting new way to cause heaps of pain upon your enemies, I suggest you head past the jump so you can really get to know this classy new gun. READ MORE
Jason Graves has been officially announced as the composer of EA’s upcoming Dead Space 2, the sequel to the 2008 smash hit Dead Space. An interesting bit of news that has come out is that Graves has composed a central piece entitled ‘Lacrimosa’, a concerto written for a string quartet that runs throughout the game. I have to say, that alone intrigues me.
Jason Graves, Composer-
“The score really runs the gamut as you play through the game. There are much bigger and scarier pieces along with quieter, more personal moments to counterbalance them. I wrote for string quartet to portray Isaac’s vulnerable side. It’s quite the emotional arc, but of course still done in a very ‘Dead Space’ way.”
Andrew Boyd, Audio Director (exclusive interview here)-
“It has been a real pleasure working with Jason on Dead Space 2. The range of his composition is impressive, and his attention to detail never fails to amaze me. His creativity, energy, and unique vision for the music has been key to establishing the atmosphere of Dead Space 2.”
Pack up the plastic skulls and styrofoam tombstones and make sure you’ve hidden the candy the trick or treaters didn’t manage to get their grubby little hands on because Halloween’s over. But please, don’t let the looming Christmas fever depress you. Instead why not get caught up on all the awesome (and fairly heartbreaking) headlines you might have missed.
There’s been a surprising amount of Resident Evil related headlines recently including news of Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami calling it quits and a possible reboot of the team-based Outbreak series. Of course that’s not everything that’s waiting patiently behind that little ‘Read More’ button; there’s also details on the FEAR 3 preorder bonuses, a possible reason to return Home and a fantastic new Dead Space 2 trailer. So cheer up and get your horror fix. READ MORE
It’s finally here. October 31st, better known as Halloween, is upon us and that means the 13 Days of Horror ends today. So before you go out and commit to all sorts of Halloween shenanigans I’d love it if you would stay for a minute to enjoy this proud finale to an incredibly fun series. This humble conclusion was birthed from my mind’s womb as a short second opinion on the Dead Space 2 multiplayer beta, but I soon realized I have a lot to say about the game so I thought to myself, why not turn it into another of my long-winded opinion pieces?
It’s not perfect, and shouldn’t be seeing as this is an early build of the game but since I enjoy taking games apart and talking about what I feel could be improved upon so much I feel Dead Space 2 deserves a little poking and prodding as well. In this series I usually don’t talk about games we already know so much about and especially ones that are only a handful of months away. Dead Space 2 is easily my most anticipated game in a long time so if any of you sexy designers at Visceral Games are perusing this article, I hope you find the following gems of opinion tasty. READ MORE
The team behind the Dead Space series would like to wish us all a Happy Halloween with this awesome video featuring Isaac Clarke’s incredible strategic dismemberment skills. I’m certain that unsuspecting pumpkin never saw it coming.
Dead Space 2 releases on January 25th for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. READ MORE
Do you consider yourself a planner? You like to look to the future and prepare for what may come? Do you fancy yourself a horror gamer? If you answered yes to either of those questions you might want to stop talking to your computer and check out this list of horror games just waiting to rock our socks in 2011.
This was undoubtedly a great year for horror games, we had a myriad games come out suiting virtually every fan’s tastes including more than a couple great ones pretty recently (that might just get you in the mood for Halloween! – Shameless plug). But if you thought 2010 was well endowed you should definitely take a look at this group of games we’ll hopefully be seeing next year, because they pretty much rock. READ MORE
I love Dead Space, I really do, but I rarely go out and throw down extra cash for collector’s editions of games, no matter how much I might love the goodies inside. This collector’s edition might change my mind though because the plasma cutter looks awesome.
While the gun might be the most enticing thing in this edition, assuming it’s not made of some cheap plastic that is; there’s plenty more being offered here to get excited about. Head past the jump to see nice big pictures of everything Dead Space 2′s Collector’s Edition has to offer when it ships in January. READ MORE
This is the time of year when I like to break out some of my favorite horror games to help get me in the mood for Halloween. This means games like Dead Space and Condemned 2 that have been collecting dust over the past year finally get some good use, and when I’m not engulfed in the comfy embrace of my Sumo Gigantor you can usually find me in the theatre watching whatever new horror film that just came out.
Now we’re in the thick of it, some of the first major holiday releases are here and I’m sure most of you would like to keep playing Halo: Reach, Dead Rising 2 or whatever awesome new game you’re into right now but I’m going to ask that you step away from the game so you can get caught up on all the amazing things you’ve (probably) missed. READ MORE
EA recently unveiled a slew of titles coming to Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, one of which will be take place in the Dead Space universe. This isn’t a huge surprise since a mobile installment in the series was listed among upcoming EA releases some time ago, but the fact that the PSP and DS aren’t getting any dismembering love is a little surprising.
However, this will not be the same game the consoles are getting in January, instead this game will bridge the gap between the original and its upcoming sequel. Kind of a Dead Space: Case Zero, if you will. If this tickles your fancy, head past the jump for a release date, more details on the game, and the other EA titles making their way to Apple’s platforms. READ MORE
So last night I got a chance to play the Dead Space 2 Multiplayer Beta thanks to my Dead Pixels Podcast partner in crime Reset. I was a bit gun shy at 1st, but I sort of warmed up. Head past the break to find out what the hell is happening in space.
A big fear in a naturally single player game is the addition of multiplayer. The funny thing is, people complain, and clamor about the fact that certain games don’t have multiplayer because once you finish the game, it loses most replayability. If a games single player is strong enough on its own it doesn’t really need multiplayer. Especially if no one is going to be playing it.
I’m nervous for the Dead Space 2 multiplayer as much as the next person. It looks like it could be cool if they have a horde type mode where you and some friends can battle tons of messed up monsters. Did everyone forget when we couldn’t go online and play games? When online multiplayer never existed? Dead Space 2 releases January 25th, 2011 for the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. READ MORE
Tokyo Game Show is here and so far it’s the most exciting gaming event of the year, for horror fans at least. The most exciting news, at least for me, was the unveiling of the collaborative effort between Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, No More Heroes creator Suda51, and Silent Hill composer/producer Akira Yamaoka: the new action horror project, officially dubbed Shadows of the Damned.
But that’s certainly not it, there’s also been news on Resident Evil 6, Dead Space 2 multiplayer details, the exciting reveal of Project Dark by the guys who made the amazing Demon’s Souls, a Devil May Cry reboot, and two limb-flailing horror games for the Kinect. READ MORE
Hey Dead Pixels readers, Jonathan Barkan from the BD Music Section was lucky enough to get a chance to interview Dead Space 2′s audio director Andrew Boyd! Read on!
I don’t know about all of you readers, but I love a good video game. Laying back with an engaging game for an hour or two is a great way for me to relax. Add to that my love of horror, and basically any survival horror game that comes out is bound to end up on my shelf at some point. For all of you survival horror fans out there, you know how important sound and music is in creating the proper atmosphere and the original Dead Space was no exception. To those of you who have played it, you know that it has very engaging and ominous music as well as some masterfully crafted sound effects. So how will the sequel compare? Well, after the jump, you can read Audio Director Andrew Boyd’s take on the music and sound of Dead Space 2! READ MORE
Back in April I let loose my inner fanboy and talked all crazy like about an unannounced multi-platform action/horror game that’s (not-so) secretly in development by some of the most talented designers in the industry. I predicted it could “redefine horror”, despite knowing little about the title, and then predicted we would see it at E3. Well, the latter prediction turned out to be wrong but the former is still entirely possible, and when the Tokyo Game Show rolls around next month we’ll know a little more about the game as it will be announced at the event.
We’re nearing the end of the summer games drought, with some major releases preparing to hit shelves, and our consoles, next month. Combine that with TGS and September is looking pretty great right now. So to tide you over, why don’t you check out the biggest horror headlines, including some updates on Dead Space 2, a Halloween RPG, Left 4 Dead 2’s new DLC, and some nightmare-inducing Pokemon. Hopefully all this will help numb the pain that was left after Doom 4 failed to show its beautiful face at QuakeCon earlier this month. READ MORE
I don’t know about all of you readers, but I love a good video game. Laying back with an engaging game for an hour or two is a great way for me to relax. Add to that my love of horror, and basically any survival horror game that comes out is bound to end up on my shelf at some point. For all of you survival horror fans out there, you know how important sound and music is in creating the proper atmosphere and the original Dead Space was no exception. To those of you who have played it, you know that it has very engaging and ominous music as well as some masterfully crafted sound effects. So how will the sequel compare? Well, after the jump, you can read Audio Director Andrew Boyd’s take on the music and sound of Dead Space 2!