Dead Space 2

PC, XB360, PS3 / Action / Release: Jan 25, 2011 / ESRB: M

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Dead Space 3 spotted on retail site

Dead Space 3 spotted on retail site

Video game franchises--especially ones as successful as Dead Space--tend to become trilogies, at the very least. Although Electronic Arts has yet to announce Dead Space 3, the game has surfaced yet again--this time as a pre-order on a South African games website.

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Dead Space 2 getting free multiplayer maps

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Dead Space 2 getting free multiplayer maps

Dead Space 2 is getting a free content update that will add two more multiplayer maps, according to the game's Facebook page. The maps are titled the Academy and the Concourse, bundled together as the "Outbreak Map Pack." The pack will hit Xbox Live on May 31, and then come to PSN on June 3. No PC plans were mentioned.

If you're thinking, "wait, June 3 isn't a Tuesday," you're a smart cookie. June 3 is actually a Friday, and one of the dates mentioned in the reportedly leaked memo regarding the PlayStation Store's twice-weekly publishing schedule. Read more »

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February NPD: Black Ops sets sales record

February NPD: Black Ops sets sales record

The market research firm NPD Group released its retail-only video game industry data for February 2011 last night. Call of Duty: Black Ops took the top spot yet again, making it the top-selling game in history at 13.7 million units in the U.S. alone (via IndustryGamers). Marvel vs. Capcom 3 took second place, followed by the strangely ubiquitous Just Dance 2.

Also notably, Dead Space 2 hung onto a decent slot, while newcomers Bulletstorm and Killzone 3 made respectable debuts considering they were launched late in the reporting cycle. Read more »

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PlayStation Store Updated

PlayStation Store Updated

Amid all the Game Developers Conference announcements, the PlayStation Store update happened right on time -- a little earlier than usual, in fact. Pixeljunk Shooter 2 ($9.99) led the pack, along with a full game download for ModNation Racers ($29.99). PS1-era Square fans can rejoice with the arrival of Vagrant Story ($6.99). Read more »

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Cloud gaming service Gaikai goes live

Cloud gaming service Gaikai goes live

Cloud-based gaming service Gaikai has finally entered public beta testing, CEO David Perry has revealed on his blog. Five games can now be played direct from your browser, including the previously un-demoed PC edition of Dead Space 2.

Requiring no plugins beyond Flash and Java, Gaikai renders games remotely on distributed servers then streams the game back to your computer as streaming video. While input is somewhat lagged and visual quality is understandably lower than it'd be on a top-notch PC--look right for snaps from my own experiences--games are quite playable and will run on relatively low-spec hardware. Read more »

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Dead Space 2 'Severed' DLC Info

Dead Space 2 'Severed' DLC Info

Chances are you've finished Dead Space 2 by now, perhaps more than once. If you haven't gotten your fill of slicing off limbs, an EA press release has given word that the previously announced "Severed" downloadable content will be coming in just under a week.

The DLC is set for March 1 on the Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network in North America. It will cost $6.99 (560 MS Points). European players can expect it on March 2 for the PlayStation Network. Read more »

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Daily Filter: February 17, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features a pile of new media. Check out new content for Dead Space 2, Dragon Age 2, Total War: Shogun 2, NeoGAF's Dudebro, Elements of War, Okamiden, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Painkiller - Redemption, Shoot Many Robots, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Testament of Sherlock, MLB 11: The Show, Cities in Motion, Realm of the Titans, Rango The Video Game, League of Legends, NASCAR The Game 2011, and Naval War: Arctic Circle. Read more »

"Haha, Dudebro screenshots. Best game name ever. Hell, best game name origin story ever."
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Daily Filter: February 16, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features Dead Space 2, LEGO Battles: Ninjago, Post Apocalyptic Mayhem, Anomaly: Warzone Earth, Two Worlds II, and A Game of Thrones: Genesis. Read more »

""Post Apocalyptic Mayhem" ... does your METAL seem to TWIST?!"
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Daily Filter: February 10, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features new media for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, Star Trek Online, Guild Wars 2, Dream Trigger 3D, Salem, Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection, Dead Space 2, Moon Diver, The Kings' Crusade, Pirates of Black Cove, The Sims Medieval, Radiant Historia, Mytheon, NASCAR The Game 2011. Read more »

"The savepoint system in Dead Space 2 is PISSING ME OFF. I now have to replay like 20 minutes ..."
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Daily Filter: February 8, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features new media for Dungeon Siege 3, MLB 11: The Show, Test Drive Unlimited 2, DC Universe Online, One Piece: Gigant Battle, Battlestar Galactica Online, Anarchy Reigns, Dynasty Warriors 7, SBK 2011, Cities in Motion, and Dead Space 2. Read more »

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Evening Reading

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Note: Limelight is going to be doing router maintenance tomorrow morning between 4AM and 6AM Shack time. The site will likely be down for all or part of that time, so don't panic if you're not able to connect during that timeframe. We'll be up again as soon as possible.

The announcement that Dead Space 2 is getting some single-player DLC actually has me pretty excited, and a bit relieved that it's not multi-player based. Read more »

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Dead Space 2 Screens Feature 'Severed' DLC

With Dead Space 2 already spinning horrifyingly on consoles and PCs everywhere, fans who have already been through hell and back may be ready for a new chapter in the series. On January 25, developer Visceral Games announced new content would come to the game in the form of a single-player DLC, dubbed "Severed."

Last night, EA sent over a trio of screens for the DLC that feature some of the game's pulse-raising action; such as the content's star trying to ignore the camera shoved in his face. That darn space paparazzi! Read more »

"Here's the scenario you've created, EA: Many PC users who like DS2 would have happily bought ..."
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Visceral Adding Dead Space 2 Customizable Controls in Response to Disabled Gamer's Petition

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Visceral Games is hard at work on a patch that will add customizable control options for the PC version of Dead Space 2, after a disabled gamer's request sparked a petition that garnered over 25,000 signatures.

Gareth, a disabled gamer, uses his chin to control the mouse buttons for movement, but Dead Space 2 didn't allow him to remap the controls for his play style. He expressed his disappointment on the Overclockers forum, then took his case to the EA forums asking the developers to consider his request. A subsequent petition has resulted in 25,419 signatures so far. Read more »

"it would be good that this guy that asked for the fixing in the controls asked them to fix ..."
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Daily Filter: February 1, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter is another doozy with media for The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Anarchy Reigns, Dead Space 2, MotoGP 10/11, the Facebook game Dragon Age Legends, a Superbowl prediction video featuring Madden NFL 11, Defenders of Ardania, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy HD, APB: Reloaded, Realm of the Titans, Heroes of Newerth, Forsaken World, The UnderGarden on PS3, Pokemon Black, and Pokemon White. Read more »

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Dead Space 2 Review

Developer Visceral Games shocked and delighted gamers with the sci-fi survival-horror shooter Dead Space. Tons of gore, scares, violence, and a psychologically-twisted storyline made for an intense experience. Engineer Isaac Clarke learned the "respond to distress signals in deep space at your own peril" lesson, as he battled grotesque alien-human hybrids, known as Necromorphs. He narrowly escaped with his life, but not before encountering a mysterious sanity-altering monolith called "The Marker."

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