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Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 3

Electronic Arts announces the release of Dead Space 3 in North America for Windows and consoles, saying that this will be followed next month by the release of Awakened, the first DLC for the third-person shooter sequel:

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Feb. 5, 2013 – The tense, frightening and action-packed fight against the Necromorphs returns – but this time gamers don’t have to go at it alone! Visceral Games™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, today announced that Dead Space™ 3, the first big entertainment blockbuster of 2013, is now available at retail stores in North America and on Origin.com. Heralded by more than 30 press outlets including USA Today, Forbes, NBC News and IGN as one of the most anticipated games of 2013, Dead Space 3 introduces an innovative drop-in/drop-out feature, all-new weapon crafting system and takes players on a thrilling ride through the terrors that lie hidden in deep space and the unforgiving ice planet of Tau Volantis. Dead Space 3 is an International hit having received a 9.0 from Multiplayer.it in Italy, 9.0 from AusGamers in Australia, 8.8 from 3DJuegos.com in Spain and a 9.75 from Game Informer magazine in North America. As a result of these four, the game is launching with an average score of 91, and being raved by Game Informer magazine who said Dead Space 3, “[is] one of the best games of this generation.”

Visceral Games also announced today that gamers can extend this brutal adventure in March with Dead Space™ 3 Awakened, an all-new digital download pack. In Dead Space 3 Awakened, players will experience the franchise’s darkest chapters as the Necromorph battles become even more gruesome and terrifying than ever before. The pack will be available in March on the PlayStation®Network and PC via Origin.com for $9.99 and Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for 800 MS Points.

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31. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 3 Feb 6, 2013, 13:05 Orogogus
 
Quinn wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 07:10:
Wetworks wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 06:15:
Quinn wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 04:16:
I saw in a trailer that Ellie has her right eye again. That's just a retarded lack of detail which I find unfathomable.

I'm assuming in the future they'll have eye transplants.


I thought of that. I just don't think you'll have the means in a small ship like the one Clarke and Ellie escaped in. And yes, she somehow got her eye back between that escape and the crash on Tau [something].

I don't know if you've been under a preview embargo but (spoiler text) the game doesn't take place immediately after DS2, and yes, she got a bionic eye or something.
 
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30. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 3 Feb 6, 2013, 12:26 Verno
 
ASeven wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 12:20:
Verno wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 10:30:
and you can deal with it

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29. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 3 Feb 6, 2013, 12:20 ASeven
 
Verno wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 10:30:
and you can deal with it

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28. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 3 Feb 6, 2013, 11:52 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Verno wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 11:07:
Dead Space started off as a quasi action/survival game, leaning more on the former than the latter but nowadays it is an outright bro action game with some light horror elements.

Yeah, the shift away from solo-horror/survival is probably going to turn out to be a major negative in DS3 also. I do love me some good coop though. Waiting for reviews/major price drops for this game at the very least.

"outright bro action," hehe.
 
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27. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 3 Feb 6, 2013, 11:07 Verno
 
The total lack of isolation and tension in Dead Space 3 is a much bigger problem than the microtransactions IMHO but I do agree with you that it's an issue. In general EA has mandated that all future games must have microtransactions, seasons pass and multiplayer so that totally changes design aspects for some types of games. Dead Space started off as a quasi action/survival game, leaning more on the former than the latter but nowadays it is an outright bro action game with some light horror elements. It is an extremely conflicted game where you can tell the mandate from high up to sell at least X million units or lose your jobs heavily influenced the end product.

Publishers like EA need to figure out how to make profitable products at all ranges, they have been using the Hollywood model for too long. It's especially annoying because the back office people are often unaffected (HR, marketing, etc) while the actual production and design people get to go jobless.
 
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26. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 3 Feb 6, 2013, 11:03 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Origin isn't much of a problem for me, I have it with BF3 and it's about as annoying as Steam. Which IS annoying, but tolerable.

The problem with Dead Space 3 which seems to not have been mentioned in this thread is the Microtransactions in the game.

Sure, you can say you can avoid using them, and most gamers probably will. However the drop rates on the "resources" they've talked about so far will most likely be way down, to encourage people buying Resource and weapon packs from EA, ala Diablo 3 and the RMAH.

It's a shame, I loved Dead Space 1 and 2, and was looking forward to DS3 until this recent nonsense. Hopefully DS3 is playable without massive grinding without microtransactions, I'll be avoiding this game until it's like 5 bucks or so, if ever.


Then of course there is the Day 1/Shortly after Release DLC...
 
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25. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 3 Feb 6, 2013, 10:30 Verno
 
Quinn wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 04:16:
Nothing wrong with Origin, either. Not one thing I can think of. Quit bitching.

I can think of plenty of things I don't like about both Steam and Origin so I'll bitch if I want to and you can deal with it
 
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24. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 3 Feb 6, 2013, 09:45 Quinn
 
pagb,

I agree with all you said and for the record.. I wasn't calling you a troll but the guy you replied to. Not entirely sure you knew that so there ye go just to be sure.
 
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23. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 3 Feb 6, 2013, 09:08 nin
 
robdot wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 02:19:
Im a console gamer who reads blues every day. All you guys ever do is bitch. And talk about all the games your not gonna buy. You endlessly whine about anti pirate techniques while you pirate every thing you can. pc gaming is dead. pc's are dead. no one even makes pc's any more. and no one makes pc games any more, and no one cares.My ps3 plays in 3d on my 60 inch plasma. Book stores are gone. Music stores are gone. Time moves on. Very soon publishers will stop making ports for you to steal ,or bitch about, or declare you wont buy.

Thank goodness there's no piracy on consoles...

er, wait...

 
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22. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 3 Feb 6, 2013, 08:17 ASeven
 
robdot wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 02:19:
Im a console gamer who reads blues every day. All you guys ever do is bitch. And talk about all the games your not gonna buy. You endlessly whine about anti pirate techniques while you pirate every thing you can. pc gaming is dead. pc's are dead. no one even makes pc's any more. and no one makes pc games any more, and no one cares.My ps3 plays in 3d on my 60 inch plasma. Book stores are gone. Music stores are gone. Time moves on. Very soon publishers will stop making ports for you to steal ,or bitch about, or declare you wont buy.

Either a massive troll or a huge idiot, likely both.
 
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21. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 3 Feb 6, 2013, 08:08 pagb
 
Quinn wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 05:14:
pagb wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 05:05:
robdot wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 02:19:
Im a console gamer who reads blues every day. All you guys ever do is bitch. And talk about all the games your not gonna buy. You endlessly whine about anti pirate techniques while you pirate every thing you can. pc gaming is dead. pc's are dead. no one even makes pc's any more. and no one makes pc games any more, and no one cares.My ps3 plays in 3d on my 60 inch plasma. Book stores are gone. Music stores are gone. Time moves on. Very soon publishers will stop making ports for you to steal ,or bitch about, or declare you wont buy.
About the piracy bit... Are you conscious that console versions are pirated up to two weeks before launch (if not more in some cases), while in PC we have to wait for the binaries to be unlocked (that's launch hour), right? Most of the time the piracy excuse is pure bs.

Please, everyone, I beg.. listen to my advice:

DON'T FEED THE TROLLS
It's not like I wanted to, nor I want to defend piracy... but in my recent case pirates won. I am playing DS2, which I purchased as a retail copy a couple months ago, I unsealed it, and added the cdkey successfully to Origin. Last weekend I downloaded it from there, fired it up, and the online activation poped in (really?! the Origin version? ok, nvm), I copied/pasted the cdkey from Origin several times, and guess what? "Invalid serial number", copied it from the retail box "Invalid serial number"... sent a ticket to EA, got automated response telling me to call them by phone. Looked for a crack, happily playing since then. Quite ironic, and it's not the first time I have to do it to be able to play a legit copy...

Well, it has nothing to do with the fact I was stating above, but adds... Steam is doing a good job fighting pre-launch piracy... And developers should stfu and try with decent copy protection before saying bs about PC, I don't know about now, but last month there wasn't a 100% working crack for Football Manager 2013.

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20. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 3 Feb 6, 2013, 07:32 Dmitri_M
 
I loved the first two even though I didn't like the overall direction of the second. Less claustrophobic setting. They should really have kept it in space. An ice planet seems like a real B-grade Saturday morning Syfy channel turn.

I might wait for a sale before I try 3. Sad really.

Cutter wrote on Feb 5, 2013, 22:20:
The first one was ok as a novelty. The second was enh. This will certainly be worse.
Bit like your posts.
 
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19. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 3 Feb 6, 2013, 07:10 Quinn
 
Wetworks wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 06:15:
Quinn wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 04:16:
I saw in a trailer that Ellie has her right eye again. That's just a retarded lack of detail which I find unfathomable.

I'm assuming in the future they'll have eye transplants.


I thought of that. I just don't think you'll have the means in a small ship like the one Clarke and Ellie escaped in. And yes, she somehow got her eye back between that escape and the crash on Tau [something].
 
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18. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 3 Feb 6, 2013, 06:21 peteham
 
Wetworks wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 06:15:
Quinn wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 04:16:
I saw in a trailer that Ellie has her right eye again. That's just a retarded lack of detail which I find unfathomable.

I'm assuming in the future they'll have eye transplants.
"The doctor gave me a pill and I grew a new kidney!"
 
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17. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 3 Feb 6, 2013, 06:19 peteham
 
Liked the first, the second one not so much. From what I hear, the latest installment features a near-constant barrage of cheap scares, with monsters popping out of closets/vents/the ground/whatever is at hand. For that alone, I'm going to pass on the SP. Gets old so, so fast.

Will probably pick it up for the co-op, eventually.
 
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16. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 3 Feb 6, 2013, 06:15 Wetworks
 
Quinn wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 04:16:
I saw in a trailer that Ellie has her right eye again. That's just a retarded lack of detail which I find unfathomable.

I'm assuming in the future they'll have eye transplants.

 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2013, 06:02 Rigs
 
pagb wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 05:05:
robdot wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 02:19:
Im a console gamer who reads blues every day. All you guys ever do is bitch. And talk about all the games your not gonna buy. You endlessly whine about anti pirate techniques while you pirate every thing you can. pc gaming is dead. pc's are dead. no one even makes pc's any more. and no one makes pc games any more, and no one cares.My ps3 plays in 3d on my 60 inch plasma. Book stores are gone. Music stores are gone. Time moves on. Very soon publishers will stop making ports for you to steal ,or bitch about, or declare you wont buy.

About the piracy bit... Are you conscious that console versions are pirated up to two weeks before launch (if not more in some cases), while in PC we have to wait for the binaries to be unlocked (that's launch hour), right? Most of the time the piracy excuse is pure bs.

That's not really true as you can see them listed early when you hop onto Pirate Ba-....Aaaah, I see what you did there! Very clever... Thinking2 ('Sneaky, Charlie...sneaky Wink )


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14. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 3 Feb 6, 2013, 05:14 Quinn
 
pagb wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 05:05:
robdot wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 02:19:
Im a console gamer who reads blues every day. All you guys ever do is bitch. And talk about all the games your not gonna buy. You endlessly whine about anti pirate techniques while you pirate every thing you can. pc gaming is dead. pc's are dead. no one even makes pc's any more. and no one makes pc games any more, and no one cares.My ps3 plays in 3d on my 60 inch plasma. Book stores are gone. Music stores are gone. Time moves on. Very soon publishers will stop making ports for you to steal ,or bitch about, or declare you wont buy.
About the piracy bit... Are you conscious that console versions are pirated up to two weeks before launch (if not more in some cases), while in PC we have to wait for the binaries to be unlocked (that's launch hour), right? Most of the time the piracy excuse is pure bs.

Please, everyone, I beg.. listen to my advice:

DON'T FEED THE TROLLS
 
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13. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 3 Feb 6, 2013, 05:05 pagb
 
robdot wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 02:19:
Im a console gamer who reads blues every day. All you guys ever do is bitch. And talk about all the games your not gonna buy. You endlessly whine about anti pirate techniques while you pirate every thing you can. pc gaming is dead. pc's are dead. no one even makes pc's any more. and no one makes pc games any more, and no one cares.My ps3 plays in 3d on my 60 inch plasma. Book stores are gone. Music stores are gone. Time moves on. Very soon publishers will stop making ports for you to steal ,or bitch about, or declare you wont buy.
About the piracy bit... Are you conscious that console versions are pirated up to two weeks before launch (if not more in some cases), while in PC we have to wait for the binaries to be unlocked (that's launch hour), right? Most of the time the piracy excuse is pure bs.
 
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12. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Space 3 Feb 6, 2013, 04:16 Quinn
 
I loved the first and the second. Looking forward to the 8th of feb, when my preorder arrives.

Nothing wrong with Origin, either. Not one thing I can think of. Quit bitching.

Preordered 2. One for me and one for my cousin. He'll be Carver, I'll be Clarke. We're only going to play together. Last week I finished Dead Space 2 again and I realized how terribly uncomfortable it was when you got into a situation where enemies kept spawning for a certain amount of time. It put a smile on my face, thinking: But in co-op, this would be nothing short but FANTASTIC.

Can't wait!

I saw in a trailer that Ellie has her right eye again. That's just a retarded lack of detail which I find unfathomable.
 
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