I’ve found EA’s acclaimed space-survival-horror franchise Dead Space 1, 2 and 3 to be immensely entertaining and mildly challenging. They offer amazing graphics work, good story lines, intense kills and a decent amount of scares. All 3 games are nail biting, ear thumping, nerve freezing experiences. Engrossing, to say the least.
Now, could this space shock-opera translate to film? I would think so. It plays out like horror movie, so why the hell not? Oh, and those animated movies were pretty gruesome and scary. They worked, why not a real movie then? On the other hand, video game based movies have never had any success beyond being background noise while couples make with hanky panky. They keep the $5 or under bin at Walmart in business. So, right there, I would say leave it alone. Don’t dare try to make a live-action movie out of it. What’s that you say? Justin Marks, the writer of Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li is reportedly signed on to draft the script of the feature adaptation with I Am Legend’s Neal Moritz on board to co-produce the film. Oh, fuck! Let a necromorph kill me now.
At a Comic-Con panel about video game adaptations, Marks said the film shouldn’t be 100% faithful to the game in its execution, saying instead: “You would be making ‘Event Horizon’ or ‘Alien,’ I’ve already seen that movie.” Marks went on to say say the filmmaker should strive to tell the main character’s story in a way designed for the film medium.
Alright, I agree that Dead Space does play out a little like Alien, but that doesn’t mean the source material should be ignored. The characters, creatures and story are completely their own. Also, Alien and Event Horizon – those films are dated. Dead Space is a new survival horror for the current generation. A stupid comment like “I’ve already seen that movie” is example of what a hack writer Justin Marks is.
Minus Marks being involved (*bangs head against wall*) there is a glimmer of hope that a Dead Space movie could play out the way we fans would expect it to. While no director has been locked, Horror master himself, John Carpenter has expressed much interest in adapting the property in the past, saying: “I maintain that ‘Dead Space’ would just make a great movie because you have these people coming onto an abandoned, shut-down space ship and they have to start it up and something’s on board. It’s just great stuff. I would love to make ‘Dead Space’ [into a film], I’ll tell you that right now. That one is ready-made.”
I pray to the church of Unitology that Carpenter gets involved.
At this time, EA is farming the script and will then look to get backing from a studio. No Dead Space movie, at least for a while.
Dead Space is a very popular video game franchise that obviously takes its inspiration from the haunted spaceship horror motif coined by Alien. So it would be a natural fit to have a horror movie director slip into the role and bring Dead Space to life in a live-action movie, right? But how about a horror movie legend like John Carpenter? Could you see the man behind Halloween, The Thing, Star Man and Assault on Precinct 13 directing a Dead Space movie?
Well, John Carpenter thinks he can? He told IGN that he was seriously interested in the possibility:
“I would love to make Dead Space [into a film], I’ll tell you that right now. That one is ready-made. You know it’s great. The first game was more – I guess it was like Alien – but not quite. It was a little different than that. I maintain that Dead Space would just make a great movie because you have these people coming onto an abandoned, shut-down space ship and they have to start it up and something’s on board. It’s just great stuff. I would love to make Dead Space [into a film], I’ll tell you that right now. That one is ready-made.”
Of course, Carpenter’s last trip into space, 2001’s Ghosts of Mars, didn’t turn out so well, but his last film, The Ward, I enjoyed a lot, so I wouldn’t mind seeing what Carpenter could do with an established brand like Dead Space.
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I’m a very casual gamer. I do not have time, or attention for serious play. I get bored, or frustrated and toss games to the way side in favor of something that offers quicker gratification. This, however, was not the case withDead Space.
I’ve found EA’s acclaimed space-survival-horror franchise (Dead Space 1 & 2) to be immensely entertaining and mildly challenging. They offer amazing graphics work, good story lines, intense kills and a decent amount of scares. Both games are nail biting, ear thumping, nerve freezing experiences. Engrossing, to say the least.
And, now, it’s time for round 3.
Dead Space 3 launched today, and it looks just as thrilling as the first two installments.
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Here’s a synopsis on the game, followed by a trailer featuring a smooth tune by Phil Collins… because everything %100 better with Phil Collins.
Dead Space 3 brings Isaac Clarke and merciless soldier, John Carver, on a journey across space to discover the source of the Necromorph outbreak. Crash-landed on the frozen planet of Tau Volantis, the pair must comb the harsh environment for raw materials and scavenged parts. Isaac will then put his engineering skills to the ultimate test to create and customize weapons and survival tools. The ice planet holds the key to ending the Necromorph plague forever, but first the team must overcome avalanches, treacherous ice-climbs, and the violent wilderness. Facing deadlier evolved enemies and the brutal elements, the unlikely pair must work together to save mankind from the impending apocalypse. For more information, and to purchase the game on Xbox 360, PS3 or PC, visit deadspace.com
We always thought that the Dead Space franchise would be less terrifying if you had a companion by your side. As it turns out, no… no it isn’t.
It’s still the same edge of your seat, white knuckle adventure into insanity it always was.
Visceral Games has released a new trailer that let’s us know no matter how many people you have with you, the buddy system doesn’t mean anything in the decent into madness.
Clarke still appears to be batshit insane, I mean why else would the trailer focus on toy soldiers*(Editor’s note* Because toy soldiers are horrifying that’s why.) and why would your co-op partner look like the necromorphs have taken hold of him? We are not ashamed to say we defiantly experience goosebumps during this video. Turn all your lights on a stay safe while you watch this..
Dead Space was a big game when it came out. Dead Space 2 was also a big game. They’re both still pretty big, but it’s also starting to get fuckin’ old. And this is exactly when franchises decide to bombard their audience with 81352 spin-offs, sequels and other bullshit.
Dead Space 3 hasn’t even been confirmed yet, but apparently it’ll be set on an ice planet called Tau Volantis with the option of a co-op mode. The idea is that it’ll be the last in a trilogy with Isaac as the main character.
Some of the other shit EA has got in mind for other Dead Space games include a first person shooter, an “Uncharted-like game” and a flight game (hey, guys, I’m on a ship!). Really, what the hell is the point? All they’re doing is taking an idea that was cool and expanding it far beyond its reaches to the land of contrived fuckery.
Note that none of these ideas are official at this point. Who knows how many of them will actually come to fruition. What are you guys looking forward to seeing, if anything?
One of the must screwed up video game romances of all time has got to be that of Dead Space’s Issac Clarke and his imaginative necromorph wife Nicole. Hell hath no fury like a woman who isn’t there. Anyway, here’s a song about it. A long song. A song that pretty much spoils the story of the game, so don’t watch if haven’t played it. Otherwise, enjoy this catchy musical rendition of the fragile mental state Isaac Clarke.
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.
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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?