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Weekly Recap Aug 1st: PS3 Costs Are Down, Twilight Game, Too Human 2
What a rocket-busting week of news. The last week of July and the first day of August has provided gamers with some darn good tidbits of gaming information thatís well worth recapping.
Weekly Recap July 25th: Activision Steals From EA, Halo 3: ODST Vs M.A.G, Comic-Con
From July 19th to the 25th we had a fast-paced week with some snazzy news thatís definitely worth checking out.
Activision Snags Visceral Games Leaders
Two key players from EA studio Visceral Games are now with rival publisher Activision. EA confirmed today that Visceral general manager Glenn Schofield and chief operating officer Michael Condrey have left the Dead Space developer.
Dead Space: Extraction Takes A Different Approach To Controls
Visceral Games and EA released a developer diary for the upcoming Wii exclusive, Dead Space: Extraction.
Dead Space Studio's New Name: Visceral Games
EA filed a trademark for "Visceral Games" a couple months back and we assumed it was the new name for Dead Space developer EA Redwood Shores. Today, EA made an announcement that confirmed our suspicions.
Dead Space: Extraction Screenshots: Moments Of Violence
The PS3/PC/Xbox 360 survival horror game Dead Space forced players to strategically dismember bloodthirsty Necromorphs. The standalone Wii game Dead Space: Extraction aspires to be just as violent.
Why Is There A Dead Space Trailer In Godfather II?
Godfather II includes a bonus trailer on the game disc but it's not for some upcoming EA game - it's for Dead Space, the survival horror game released last fall. Why put an old trailer on your game disc and bypass an opportunity to promote a new product? Well, there's a few reasons.
Dead Space Team Being Renamed Visceral Games?
This morning, the news broke that EA filed a trademark for the name "Visceral Games". While it's possible this is a new studio, it seems more likely that this is the new name for the development studio responsible for Dead Space.
EA: Dead Space And Mirror's Edge Will Be Successes
Though Dead Space and Mirror's Edge didn't sell very well, EA's sticking by their two new IP's. They've just reiterated their commitment to the series once again.
Dead Space Writer Signs On For Extraction
Antony Johnston, the British writer who scripted survival horror game Dead Space, will be battling Necromorphs once again. He's signed on to script Dead Space: Extraction, the all-new game coming to the Wii later this year.
EA Announces Dead Space Extraction For Wii
When EA CEO John Riccitiello said that Dead Space would make its way to the Wii, he wasn't blowing figurative smoke up your figurative ass. On Wednesday morning EA announced Dead Space Extraction, an all-new installment in the survival horror series coming exclusively to the Wii.
Dead Space, Prototype Get The Action Figure Treatment
EA and Activision both believe that their new IP's, Dead Space and Prototype respectively, have a lot of franchise potential. How else can you explain the heroes from each game being turned into action figures?
Dead Space Sells 1 Million, Coming To Wii
Though Dead Space didn't sell nearly as well as the heavy-hitter sequels released this past holiday season, it did actually do pretty well. EA CFO Eric Brown stated on a conference call Tuesday that Dead Space and EA's other new action IP, Mirror's Edge, have sold over 1 million copies apiece.
Dead Space Producer: We Had A Bad Release Date
In Fall 2008, EA released two games based on new intellectual properties, first-person action platformer Mirror's Edge and survival horror shooter Dead Space. While both earned kudos from gamers and critics, they didn't sell too hot. How come? Dead Space senior producer Chuck Beaver says releasing his game in the crowded holiday market was a bad idea.
Dead Space Upgrade Packs For Xbox 360 And PS3
EA has decided to release an upgrade pack that will give Isaacís weapon stash an even bigger punch. And donít worry, both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be receiving the upgrades, so thereís no need to start biting your nails if you only happen to own one console.