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Dead Space Getting Prequel Novel

Continuing the cross-media expansion of Dead Space--a franchise that already spans three video games, a seventy-three minute animated feature, a six-issue comic mini-series and a line of action figures--publishers Electronic Arts and Tor Books have announced a "literary prequel" dubbed "Dead Space: Martyr" and due in July 2010.

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"Plese please please make sure this comes out on the pc...so wanted to play extraction..but of ..."
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Sony Adds 10 to PS3 Greatest Hits Catalog

Sony has just added ten games to the PlayStation 3's Greatest Hits catalog, with each title now carrying a price tag of $29.99 or less.

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"Whoa, sony must have sold a fuckton of god of war collection really quickly. "
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EA Exec John Schappert Offers Five Tips to Surviving the Next Three Years

During his presentation at this year's DICE Summit, Electronic Arts COO John Schappert addressed surviving the uncertainties presented by recent job loss figures and waning retail sales numbers. He offered five tips for the next three years in the video game industry, given

Editorial outlet Gamasutra reports that although Schappert recognizes it's not the first time the industry has needed to fight through difficult economic times, he thinks that this storm could be even more severe. A larger number of available platforms and increasingly cautious consumer spending habits both present significant hurdles to success. He asserts that when it comes to high-profile, mass-market titles, "If you're not in the top 30, maybe the top 20, or even the top 10, you're probably not making money." Read more »

"I like how he's giving advice while his company is on 11 straight quarters of losses and their ..."
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Dead Space Sequel Entering Production Soon

A sequel to Visceral Games' original horror game Dead Space is entering production in the coming months, according to a job listing noticed by superannuation.

"The game is in the later stages of pre-production, ready for production in the next few months, with many of the navigational and combat mechanics in place," reads the listing. Read more »

"Too bad they wasted time with the wii game. They would already a year into development."
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Dead Space Movie in the Pipeline

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Visceral Games' shooter Dead Space is to bring its scares to the silver screen in a movie adaptation by Eagle Eye director D.J. Caruso, Variety reports.

Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey will produce, whose previous work includes Alien vs. Predator, Twilight and I, Robot--and are both producing the Gears of War movie. Read more »

"As mentioned , Dead Space took really heavy influences from Event Horizon (which is awesome btw) ..."
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Dead Space Vets Join New Activision Studio

Publisher Activision has hired Dead Space veterans Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey away from EA, with the duo set to lead a new studio in the San Francisco Bay Area that's been tasked with a creating a new game based in an existing Activision franchise.

Schofield had served as executive producer on Dead Space at Visceral Games, formerly known as EA Redwood Shores, and was acting as vice president and general manager of the studio. Condrey, meanwhile, was the studio's COO. The developer's work on Dead Space Extraction and Dante's Inferno is said to be unaffected by the staff changes. Read more »

"I'm not buying any more game from these assfunnels after they decided to do a crappy wii exclusive."
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EA Redwood Shores, Developer of Visceral Games, Rebranded to 'Visceral Games'

Electronic Arts today announced that it has changed the name of development studio EA Redwood Shores to Visceral Games.

Redwood Shores is responsible for the recent horror title Dead Space, as well as the upcoming literary, tit-filled action title Dante's Inferno.

"Action, intensity, excellence. It isn't just in our DNA, it's in our blood," said Visceral Games VP Glen Schofield, who elaborated on his company's dedication to viscera in a press release dripping with carnage. Read more »

"the video is not available in my country :( I want to see god of dead tits in hell, too!"
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echocrome Developer Announces echoshift for PSP

Artoon, the developer behind the perspective-bending puzzle game echochrome, has just announced a new puzzler for the Sony PSP called echoshift. Keeping with the reality-warping theme, the game introduces a time-twisting element that requires players to cooperate with past "echos" of themselves to complete a multitude of levels.

SCEA Santa Monica producer Tsubasa Inaba explains, "[ecoshift] is not a 'sequel' to 'echochrome,' but they are family." echoshift will include eight different worlds containing seven levels apiece. There will also be thirty different types of puzzles like "moving objects, doors controlled by switches, crumbling floors, and more!" The game also sports three different game modes called "cast," "key," and "illusion," which the announcement on the PlayStation.Blog describes thusly: Read more »

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Mirror's Edge, Dead Space Break 1 Million

During a conference call today, EA CFO Eric Brown noted that both EA Redwood Shores' Dead Space and DICE's Mirror's Edge sold over one million copies each in 2008.

The figure includes all versions of the games that were released in 2008. The action-horror shooter Dead Space was available on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, while the first-person parkour game Mirror's Edge hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2008. Read more »

"I'll be honest, i don't care about Dead Space....by Chapter 6 i was bored and could predict ..."
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Dead Space Added to Steam

EA Redwood's spooky shooter Dead Space has gone live on Valve's Steam distribution platform.

The game sells for $49.99. Though no PC demo exists, a console demo can be found on the PlayStation Network or Xbox Live Marketplace.

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"This item is currently unavailable in your region <-- Fuck you, EA. "
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Shack PSA: Free Online Dead Space Comic

The first edition of the official Dead Space comic is available to freely peruse online at Newsrama.

The comic was drawn by Ben Templesmith (Fell, 30 Days of Night), and written by Antony Johnston (Wasteland). Read more »

"are some or all of these storyboards from the animated clips released prior to the game. I ..."
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EA Suggests Dead Space, Mirror's Edge Sequels Are Safe Despite Cuts

While lowered expectations have caused Electronic Arts to consider axing some games, the company has suggested that the planned sequels for EA Redwood Shores' Dead Space and DICE's Mirror's Edge will not be affected by the upcoming cuts.

"Dead Space looks like a long-term big winner for us," EA CEO John Riccitiello stated during a conference call today. "Mirror's Edge is one that was very strongly reviewed. That one's gonna go forward--we'll be looking at some issues around the design to make sure strong IP is married with strong business." Read more »

"I'm surprised they're going forward with a Mirror's Edge sequel despite the poor sales and ..."
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Dead Space Demo Coming Tomorrow

A free downloadable demo of EA Redwood Shores' Dead Space will tomorrow hit the PlayStation 3's online PlayStation Store and the Xbox 360's online Xbox Live Marketplace, publisher Electronic Arts has announced.

"Before you carve your turkey this Thanksgiving practice on some Necromorphs with the Dead Space Dismemberment Demo," noted EA. The creepy-crawly sci-fi action game was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in mid-October. Read more »

"great game, my wife and i are enjoying it a lot.. although it scares the shit out of her so ..."
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EA Goes For the Easy Buck With Dead Space Packs

Both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the horror action game Dead Space will receive "premium upgrade packs", publisher Electronic Arts announced today.

Available November 13 on the Xbox Live Marketplace and November 20 in the PlayStation Store, the packs will offer a variety of player suits, weapons and weapons skins. In addition to the ten packs available for both platforms, there will be two platform-exclusive downloads too.A complete list follows Read more »

"Fuck the constant EA haters. Instead of a diatribe, just vote with your dollars like some ..."
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Final Dead Space Trailer Promotes Launch

As the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Dead Space ship out to stores today, with the PC version following next week, publisher EA has issued the 14th (and presumably final) trailer for EA Redwood Shores' scary as hell sci-fi thriller.

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"Wow....this combined with the cancellation of Tiberium makes me realize something, EA is capable ..."
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