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Electronic Arts just added a new game to the Xbox One's ever-growing library of games in the EA Access Vault: Dead Space. The 2008 horror title from Visceral Games is not only part of the free Games With Gold line-up for the month of April on the Xbox 360, but it's now part of EA's Vault.
When you look back at games like the original Dead Space or Mass Effect, it's easy to see titles with the potential for being big sellers as remastered editions or remakes with extra HD graphics. However, EA doesn't see it that way... not one bit.
Movies have long inspired video game creators. In some cases, developers went too far and turned their games into little more than movies with worse acting. The full motion video games from Sega CD like Ground Zero: Texas and Mad Dog McCree still give me nightmares.
If you've managed to avoid playing Dead Space all the years, EA is now rewarding you for your laziness. They're giving away the survival horror game for free.
Alien Isolation creators Creative Assembly says that the first Dead Space and Resident Evil games are sources of inspiration as they craft their new survival horror game. However, CA says those two series "marginalized" their fans in their sequels.
All right folks, put your pitchforks away and shed up your torches. There's no reason to go all interweb riot-mob on EA...for now. Dead Space 4 – which has not been announced – is not being canceled. According to EA's Peter Moore, the whole fiasco of Dead Space 4 being canned because Dead Space 3 didn't sell five-million SKUs out of the gate is “patently false”.
How do you like your hardcore games? Perhaps with a side order of casual, and a dash of simplicity? Maybe a little bit of mobile-inspired microtransactions sprinkled on top? Well, if you like your main entree watered down to suit social gamers, you'll love the new microtransaction store in Dead Space 3, which is designed to give casual gamers easy access to the game's more challenging content.
Okay, so if you didn't know already Dead Space has become a fairly big commercial success. Dead Space is now a series aimed at growing outside of its niche horror-survival roots. Well, another company wants to dial it back a notch on the mainstream antics and they want to focus on a truly horrifying experience with their upcoming title, Routine.
Despite Electronic Arts' silence on a successor for the commercially successful Dead Space 2, a game designer working at the IP's developer, Visceral Games, has all but confirmed a third installment's existence.
We all know EA likes to try to keep their slate clean. We all know that those boot-kickers wipe the grease off the floor wherever they go. Well, this time they got caught in the act of attempting to "damage control" the words of one of their employees.
Gears of War is scarcely a game which can level itself with enthralling literature pertaining to the Xbox 360 exclusive's story. Just ask Dead Space's story producer Chuck Beaver, who not only believes the series has terrible writing, but states it has the worst writing in games. The writer, however, has backtracked on his comments resulting in the retraction of his criticism.
What does the story producer of the Dead Space franchise think of the writing in Epic Games' Gears of War series? According to Chuck Beaver, the shooters feature "literally the worst writing in games".
Whether you’re all about getting festive over trick-or-treating or you just go around stealing candy from kids in your "free candy" van, one thing is undeniably certain: Steam has some awesome Halloween games for sale right now and here’s a few you’ll definitely want to pick up for under $9.99.
Next week EA will release Dead Space 2. If you still haven't picked up the original, you can get it through Steam this weekend for cheap.
When facing the new dangers of Dead Space 2, Isaac can rely upon an old friend: his trusty plasma cutter. Gamers who played the original DS will be able to get the cutter in the sequel as well.