Last week we held a caption contest asking you to come up with your best captions from a screenshot I took while playing Dead Space 3. Now, I have chosen the winners. You guys did a wonderful job in shying away from any “balls to the face” submissions, so kudos for that. Great job to everyone who participated, now read on for your winners! READ MORE
Despite a cooler than expected reception from fans and critics, Dead Space 3 still looks to be selling well. In February, the game topped the NPD charts, selling 605k units and beating Black Ops II for the top spot. Its inclusion of optional drop-in/drop-out co-op undoubtedly helped the game sell better, and while not everyone is a fan, we sure enjoyed it. Head past the jump for a list of the best-selling games of February. READ MORE
SNOWFIGHT! Ouch, that had to hurt. Poor Carver. He’s just trying to make sure everyone makes it off Tau Volantis alive and that lizard faced woman keeps throwing snowballs at him.
So I have three download codes for the recently released Dead Space 3: Awakened epilogue DLC (REVIEW) that I’d like to give away to all of you. They’re for the Xbox 360 (no PS3 or PC codes, sorry) and it’s not standalone DLC, so you do need to own DS3 to be able to play it. If you’re still interested, might I suggest clicking that Read More link for more details? I warmed it up just for you. READ MORE
In many ways, Dead Space 3 was inferior to its predecessors, but it still valiantly forged ahead as one of what will ultimately be the year’s best third-person action games. While it eschewed classic survival horror convention for in-your-face (albeit usually generic) action, it did have its moments, namely, any time Isaac Clarke or his partner suffered from hallucinatory visions. Dead Space 3: Awakened is the first round of DLC released to further expand upon the schizophrenic shooter, and while it’s short on content, it packs an interesting wallop as an additional epilogue and surrogate survival horror section. And if you’re anything like me, that’s a good thing. READ MORE
The boys get themselves trapped on an island in the latest episode of Dead Pixels. They talk about how awesome Tomb Raider was, and how much more awesomer it could have been. Dead Space 3 gets a little love, Adam talks about to joys of being stuck in Iowa for 3 weeks with poor internet. Since the Playstation 4 was just announced they chat it up about that and the upcoming new Xbox. TJ professes his love for Best Buy’s gaming section, and their handy J trade in deals. WHAT?! Nothing. READ MORE
Isaac Clarke’s latest adventure has proven divisive among Dead Space fans. The move away from dark, claustrophobic corridors, and the introduction of co-op — even optional — has angered fans of the first two games. Personally, I’m all for it. Dead Space 3 wasn’t the strongest entry in the series, but the optional co-op was a welcome addition and it still manages a few scares, even if they are few and far between. With Awakened, we’ll see what happened to Isaac and Carver after the events in the main game. The DLC will return the game to its roots with a focus on the dementia moments which are just one of the side effects of being in close proximity to the Markers — the other being a slow and agonizing death.
Awakened launches on the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 for $10 (800 MSP) on March 12th. Check out a trailer and some screenshots after the break. READ MORE
In Dead Space 3 you had the option of using real money to purchase additional resources for crafting items. It’s entirely optional, and opting out of throwing more money at the game you just spent $40-60 on doesn’t really affect the experience. Apparently, it’s only one of the first of many future EA games that will come with microtransactions. At the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom conference — which sounds absolutely riveting by the way, I’m really sad I missed it — Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen said “We’re building into all of our games the ability to pay for things along the way, either to get to a higher level to buy a new character, to buy a truck, a gun, whatever it might be, and consumers are enjoying and embracing that way of the business.”
The microtransactions in Dead Space 3 angered a few fans, but until it becomes an issue of pay-to-win, I don’t mind EA trying to make a little extra money off the games they make. Video game development is expensive, so if tossing down a few dollars-turned-Microsoft Space Bucks means they’ll churning out Dead Space games, I’m all for it. What about you – do microtransactions bother you, or are you okay with it? READ MORE
The only thing Isaac Clarke engineers in this video are some mad lines, yo.
When he’s not constructing brutal weapons that he can use to strategically dismember the unsuspecting denizens of Tau Volantis, Isaac can usually be found practicing his rap skills. He’s got mad skills too, and there’s no denying he’s had a tough life after surviving multiple Necromorph encounters only to see his girl Ellie leave him for a total dick, plus there was that whole needle to the eye bit in Dead Space 2. I’m sure he uses all that strife as fuel for his rap career. I’m sure that’s real healthy. READ MORE
I’ve never had the image of Dead Space‘s Isaac Clarke wearing bling and flashing gang signs before but all that changed today when I saw YouTube user skullkruncher13‘s original Dead Space 3 rap song entitled “Keeping Me Human”. Surprisingly, the song isn’t that bad. In fact, it’s fairly sharp and definitely hits all those little things that make and encompass Dead Space. Give it a listen below. READ MORE
You guys are creative. Twisted, but creative. The Dead Space 3 DLC contest spawned a lot of hilarious comments. And per usual, a lot of horror movie related jokes. But alas 3 winners have emerged. And they are entitled to a shit load of DLC for their respective consoles. J-SiN wins for the Playstation 3, Joshua Turney for the Xbox 360, and Hitch for the PC. All 3 of you must message me and give me your email addresses. I will then have the PR company email you both sets of DLC codes, remember you get DOUBLE! Head past the break to see the winning submissions, and the list of DLC the winners get. Be jealous. I know I am.
Team Aural Pleasures is back with another sexy podcast for all you Bloody-Disgusting readers! Bill, Adam, and Jonny are back to chat some more music, horror, and silliness. In this podcast, Adam explains his long absence, Bill questions the worth of Prince, the guys all bring up some songs that are good for…well…engaging in extracurricular activities. The guys also bring up the music of some of the biggest horror video game titles to be released this year, including Devil May Cry, Dead Space 3, and Aliens: Colonial Marines. Enjoy it all below!
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To celebrate the launch of Dead Space 3 in Europe, EA collaborated with the Dernier Bar Avant la Fin du Monde in Paris to hold an exhibit exclusively showcasing Dead Space fan art. It’s beautiful, and easily some of the best I’ve ever seen. Because it’s Dead Space, you might think it’d be pretty macabre, but that isn’t the case. There’s a little bit of every style. Pop art? Check. Typographic art? Check. Gritty, bloody, and twisted art? Check, check, and check. See for yourself after the jump. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you an exclusive interview with Dead Space 3 composer James Hannigan. Below you can read about Hannigan’s work with Jason Graves (who also composed for the game), how the planet of Tau Volantis changed the scoring approach, Hannigan’s thoughts on sci-fi and horror, and much more. You can also hear nearly 45 minutes of Hannigan’s Dead Space compositions.
(The contest is over, make sure you check the WINNERS article to see if you won!)
What could be a better present to give your Valentine than Dead Space 3 DLC? That’s right, we have a LOT of codes for you to win. Here is how this contest will work. There will be 3 winners. One for the PC, one for the Playstation 3, and one for the Xbox 360. The winners will win double codes for SEVERAL different DLC packs. One set of codes for you, the other set for your Valentine. Head past the break for the rules, and PLEASE read them because they have changed a bit for this contest.
Composer Jason Graves has uploaded 30+ minutes of unreleased Dead Space 3 music, which you can hear below. The music is not featured on the OST, which is currently available for digital purchase on iTunes and Amazon.
Dead Space continues the story of engineer Isaac Clarke as he takes on Necromorphs who have been reanimated by an ancient alien artifact known as The Marker. You can read Brittany Vincent’s review of the game here. READ MORE
Dead Space 3 came out last week and has been met with generally favorable reviews, including our own from Brittany Vincent. And now, for fans of the sonic landscapes created by composers Jason Graves and James Hannigan, you can purchase the soundtrack today! Head on over to Amazon to snag a copy and enter cold harsh environment of Tau Volantis whenever you pop on your headphones. READ MORE
In space, no one can hear you scream. Luckily, they can’t hear you cursing out a puzzle while your human partner fends off waves of bloodthirsty monsters, either. Dead Space 3 ensures you’ll do one or both of these things — sometimes out of fear, and sometimes out of frustration. The third installment of EA’s blockbuster franchise is strikingly different from the previous two entries, introducing a slicker, more streamlined iteration of the fantastic third-person horror the franchise has become synonymous with, but it’s not without flaws. Terror takes a backseat to frenetic shootouts, some frustrating cooperative puzzles, and a few bizarre design decisions surrounding a narrative that barely makes it all worth trudging through. And yet, somehow, it manages to remain a bone-shattering good time. READ MORE
I can rhyme, now so can we. The Journey Through Terror video series is going very in depth on the Dead Space series as a whole. The latest video Part 3 in the series focuses on atmosphere, the use of mining tools over conventional weapons, Isaac’s suits, and the importance of stasis and kinesis. Check out the video past the break!
In an interview with Now Gamer Dead Space 1 writer Antony Johnston states that the action in Dead Space 3 is “a necessary evil in order to broaden the fan base.” He goes on to say that was the plan from the start. “I know the developers always wanted to go bigger, in terms of scope. And I’ve mentioned before that the universe we created was huge, with lots of elements, which simply didn’t make it into the first game.” He’s right. People definitely complain about the over the top action in the new Resident Evil, but would have keeping it stuck so small have stunted its growth? I think Visceral Games probably has that fear. But when you create such a big universe in a game series, it’s hard to keep it from growing. Read the full interview/article HERE!
Dead Space 3 is out today, so instead of reading this you should be playing it and ignoring me at least until next week. If you didn’t buy it yet, then, oh hai! Welcome! Below you can feel free to take “A Journey Through Terror” Part one of four. A more in depth look into Isaac Clarke’s journey through space. There are some spoilers from the first two games so if you haven’t yet gotten around to them (shame on you) I don’t recommend watching. Enjoy!
If you didn’t go wait out in line at midnight last night with the weirdos that hang out in a Game Stop late, you’ve probably quickly snuck in and out of a Best Buy today to pick up Dead Space 3. If you’re new to the series and this is your first Dead Space experience, I suggest you head past the break and check out “The Story So Far” trailer. It gets you up to date on what some of the history of the games and without major spoilers gives you info on the 1st 2 games. It’s also good if you need an all around refresher like me. Head past the break for info on the 1st DLC, screens, and the trailer.
I wasn’t very impressed with the last Dead Space 3 trailer. Just when I think a Dead Space trailer couldn’t possibly be any dumber, they go and do something like this….and totally redeem themselves! (Reference, anyone?!) This new story trailer is kick ass, heart pounding awesomeness. It feels like a movie trailer, and those are my favorite. Check it out past the break and revel in all it’s gory glory.
Not every trailer can be super great. This one sure isn’t. It also features a meh version of Phil Collins classic “In The Air Tonight”. Will that put me off from playing the game? Fuck no. I’m gonna play this game in the dark until I shit my pants. Check out the Take Down The Terror Launch Trailer below, and let me know what you think. February 5th bitches!
One of the best parts about a Dead Space game is getting a good look at the incredibly demented creatures that are going to be destroying you. Ripping you limb from limb, and playing around with your giblets. Every creature is straight from the depths of your nightmares, and they keep getting better and better. If you head past the break you can get an inside look at some of the Necros you’ll be seeing in Dead Space 3 along with descriptions of them. Dead Space 3 is so close I can feel my space madness approaching. February 5th on the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360.