Dead Space 1 and 2 are two video game titles that I have enjoyed enough to play all the way through. Typically, I get bored, or frustrated and toss games to the way side in favor of something that offers far better instant gratification…pr0n! Not with Dead Space. I’ve found EA’s acclaimed space-survival-horror franchise to be immensely entertaining and mildly challenging. They offer amazing graphics work, good storylines, good kills and a decent amount of scares. A nail biting, ear thumping, nerve freezing game. Cripes, I’m writing a review here and I didn’t intend too. Suffice to say the game is good, good enough for me, a very casual gamer, to go ranting on about it’s splendor. So… “Thank you sir may I have another”? Indeed!
Electronic Arts hasn’t even officially announced Dead Space 3, but it’s coming. I have no idea when, but details from the game have (apparently) been leaked. The details come from a supposed EA mole.
Unlike the first two games Dead Space 3 will not take place on a spaceship, this story is set on a planet called Tau Volantis, which is an icy planet where the character Isaac Clarke will have to fight through white-out blizzard conditions. Uh…so this is Dead Space: The Thing basically? Not that much of a stretch I guess given the Necromorphs.
Here are the SPOILERIFIC details (via suliconera):
Early in Dead Space 3, Isaac crash lands on the planet. He believes he may be the only survivor and makes his way to an abandoned waystation, which he uses for shelter from the snowstorm. There he finds a survivor who is severely injured. Isaac speaks to the near dead comrade who reveals there are other survivors that trekked off to another facility. One of them is Ellie, a key character from the original Dead Space game. Isaac grabs a snowsuit and heads into the blizzard.
Later in the game, Isaac reunites with Ellie and a new character named Jennifer. The trio scale a mountain, but Jennifer is reluctant to do so. She’s a tech type excited over finding a codex and plans to reverse engineer research by a group called Rosetta to gain access to it. As they climb up the mountain, they hear a howl from below, but cannot spot what kind of creature made the sound.
The enemies in Dead Space 3 are being referred to as “the hive mind.”
I’m all for this. I really can’t argue with more Dead Space in my life. With that said, I do hope the threequel will offer something new. I dunno if “something something, necromorphs, something something, the end” is a repeat formula.
Welcome gaming bastards to another edition of G.R.O.W. This is NerdBastards weekly video game release list where we give y’all a heads up on what was released for the consoles and PC (and sometimes the MAC). We also cover downloadable titles as well.
Nintendo is giving gamers the chance to catch ’em all (649 of them now) again this coming Sunday while EA Sports is releasing their first ever M rated sports title today. Also, that game that has a commercial that says “we’re not in Azeroth anymore” comes out today as well.
After that, the downloadable side sees quite the release this week and I’ve decided to write it all out after the jump instead of just linking the trailer to the title. So click the jump button to see what game is receiving some single player DLC and two classic titles that are being brought back to make some cult fans happy.
So what are y’all waiting for? Check after the jump to see if there is anything coming out that will make your wallets cry!
Visceral Games and EA have launched a new ad for Dead Space 2, which is set for a January 25th release date. The ad aired during the Falcons vs. Packers game (you know, football) and ever since, people have either voiced how brilliant the ad is or how immature it is.
The ad shows a bunch of moms showing their reaction when exposed to Dead Space 2 footage and you can expect what their reactions were. The ad is a compilation of many reaction videos that can be found on Dead Space’s official YouTube page.
Personally I find the ad and the whole “Your Mom Hates This” campaign funny and brilliant since controversy can be benefiting if done right. Although, for the folks that want games and it’s industry to be taken seriously, the ad is viewed to be immature and may be marketing the ‘M’ rated game to the wrong audience.
What do y’all think of this whole advertising strategy? Is this nothing more than just harmless fun and something to enjoy or is Visceral and EA wrong for doing such a campaign?
With Microsoft giving away free slim 360’s and Nintendo having an amazing conference, can Sony end it all with an impact. Will we see the PSP2 or something new. What games shall we see? Click the jump button to see what was revealed. (more…)
Seems like EA wants you to scream in Space once again (as well as to poop yourself), as we got news that Dead Space 2 is estimated to be released within the first three months of 2011. In Dead Space 2, you will once again take control of Isaac Clarke with his fight against the Necromorph that takes place three years after Dead Space. However, that isn’t the only game that was revealed to be released at that time frame, it seems that Bioware will release a squeal to its hit title, Dragon Age: Origins that came out just a few months ago. Bioware did mention that they will keep supporting DA: Origins with downloadable content for about a year and half to two years so it’ll be interesting to see what the squeal will bring if it does release a year and two-four months later.
There was mention of another game that has no title other than that it’ll be Epic Game’s new Shooter. Other dates that was revealed was that the revival of Medal of Honor and the Shooting MMO, APB has July-September release date; as well as NBA JAM, Crysis 2, and non-pc versions of The Sims 3 has a October-December release date. Once again, it seems that good games are coming out and gamers wallets will be crying…I know mines will as I’ll keep eating ramen and tuna-rice because of it.