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360 Deals: It's a free $10 gift card bonanza


This week, there is a lot of Xbox 360 new game release deals. So much so, that we'll forgo an overly long intro and just get right to it. So ...

Best Buy is giving out a free beanie hat with purchase of Guitar Hero World Tour, selling Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway for $40 and offering Blitz II for $50. Target stores only have one good deal and that's a free $25 gift card with purchase of an Xbox 360 Arcade console. Circuit City is dishing out the gift cards (as has become the norm), giving away a free $10 gift card with purchase of Fable II, Golden Axe, Far Cry 2, Dead Space, Saints Row 2, and Hell's Highway. You can score a free $10 gift card and mini strategy guide with purchase of Fallout 3 (CE), a free $15 iTunes gift card with purchase of Guitar Hero World Tour and a free t-shirt with Legendary. Phew ... happy shopping!

EA talks Dead Space, Bad Company, Army of Two sequels


In a move that isn't likely to shock readers of this website, EA's Frank Gibeau recently told Variety that Electronic Arts is planning sequels to Battlefield: Bad Company, and Army of Two. Dead Space executive producer Glenn Schofield also confirmed that a Dead Space sequel is in the works as well. Dead Space fans will also be happy to hear that Dead Space novels and toys are under consideration. We're hoping to see some Necromorphs with limb popping action. No concrete details on any of the sequels, such as when we might expect them, were given.

Fanswag: Dead Space Launch Week Giveaway #3 [update]


Update: This giveaway is now closed and the winner has been contacted. Thanks for participating in our week full of Dead Space giveaways!

After a week full of Dead Space celebratory giveaways that tallied thousands of entries, we decided to make today's final Dead Space Launch Week Giveaway short and sweet. Today, we're giving away a copy of Dead Space to one lucky winner and making the entry period short so you have a better chance to win. Such a short giveaway, you'll only have until 5:00PM eastern TODAY to enter. Finally, one ginormous thank you goes out to the Dead Space crew over at EA for sponsoring the week of giveaway fun and thanks to the X3F community for making it such a huge success. Now, onto the final giveaway ...
  • To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling us what name you would give your own personal space craft.
  • Only one comment per person. Posters of multiple comments will be disqualified. We'll accept entries until Today, October 17th at 5:00PM eastern. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. This giveaway is open only to residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec).
  • Today, we'll pick one winner via a random drawing.
  • One winner will receive Dead Space for the Xbox 360 valued at $60.
  • Complete giveaway rules can be found here

Fanswag: Dead Space Launch Week Giveaway #2 [update]


Update: This giveaway is now closed and winners have been notified. But you still have another chance to win.

Here we go! Today is the start of yet another EA sponsored Dead Space Launch Week Giveaway and, again, we're giving out all kinds of Dead Space goods. For a second time, we'll be giving away five Dead Space prize packs to five different randomly selected winners. Three fanboys will receive a Dead Space mini-artbook, mini-poster, and a hardcover graphic novel and two lucky grand prize winners will receive all those goodies PLUS a copy of Dead Space. Remember, this giveaway runs through Thursday evening, so make sure to enter Wednesday and Thursday.
  • To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling us what's your biggest fear. Please, be honest. We promise not to judge.
  • You may leave one comment per calendar day (eastern time) each day the contest is live. Posters of multiple comments in a single calendar day will be disqualified. We'll accept entries until Thursday, October 16th at 11:00PM eastern. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. This giveaway is open only to residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec).
  • This Thursday, we'll pick five winners via a random drawing.
  • Two grand prize winners will receive (1) Dead Space for the Xbox 360, (1) The Art of Dead Space mini-book, (1) Dead Space hardcover graphic novel, and (1) Dead Space mini-poster valued at $95. Three second prize winners will receive (1) The Art of Dead Space mini-book, (1) Dead Space hardcover graphic novel, and (1) Dead Space mini-poster valued at $30.
  • Complete giveaway rules can be found here

Last Chance: Win Dead Space prizes


If you weren't already aware thanks to the nifty banner posted on the right, we're celebrating the release of Dead Space all week long by giving fanboys (and fangirls) the chance to win a copy of Dead Space and other goodies. You should also be aware that entry into the first giveaway ENDS TONIGHT at 11:00PM eastern. So, we highly advise you enter the giveaway by posting a comment on the official entry blog. Tomorrow will bring even more Dead Space prizes, so be sure to come back for a chance to win.

Shipping this week: it begins edition


And here ... we ... go. We're halfway through October and it's finally started. The industry imposed holiday game torrent is upon us. We hope you've saved up some cash (or tidied up your GameFly queue) because, starting now, you're going to need it. Just look at all of these games:
Yeah, this is going to be a tough couple of months.

[Via Joystiq]

X3F Impressions: Dead Space review


Way back (by internet standards) in September 2007 when EA announced a new space survival horror game game called Dead Space, we couldn't help but roll our eyes in expectation of mediocrity. But over the course of a year, things changed.

Over time, we heard more about its intriguing story, its gruesome dismemberment, stunning visuals and were introduced to the iconic look of main character Isaac Clarke. Suddenly, bloggers and reporters were coming out of E3 giving it praise and were actually excited for EA's survival horror game. That's when a sense of excitement spread as Dead Space's potential was realized. I'm proud to say that after playing through the entire Dead Space campaign, the game delivers a gaming experience as expected. But not based on those early, mediocre 2007 expectations. No, Dead Space delivers on the higher expectations that were set during E3, treating gamers to a solid survival horror experience as was promised.

Continue reading X3F Impressions: Dead Space review

Fanswag: Dead Space Launch Week Giveaway [update]


Update: This giveaway is now closed and all winners have been notified. But there's more Dead Space goodies to be won.

Dead Space, EA's freakishly disgusting survival horror game (in space!) storms retail shelves this week and in celebration, we've partnered with EA for a Dead Space Launch Week Giveaway. Spread throughout the week, we'll be holding two huge Fanswag giveaways where we'll be awarding fanboys all kinds Dead Space prizes including copies of the game. It's going to be a Fanswag'licious week and it all starts RIGHT NOW!

To kick off the Dead Space Launch Week Giveaway, today we're awarding five fanboys Dead Space prize packs. Three winners will receive a Dead Space mini-artbook, mini-poster, and a hardcover graphic novel and two lucky grand prize winners will receive all those goodies plus a copy of Dead Space. Remember, this giveaway runs from now through Tuesday night, so be sure to enter once each day. Enough talk, it's time to win!
  • To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling us what excites you most about EA's Dead Space. Dismemberment, the game's plot, or Isaac's wicked cool helmet? Tell us!
  • You may leave one comment per calendar day (eastern time) each day the contest is live. Posters of multiple comments in a single calendar day will be disqualified. We'll accept entries until Tuesday, October 14th at 11:00PM eastern. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. This giveaway is open only to residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec).
  • This Tuesday, we'll pick five winners via a random drawing.
  • Two grand prize winners will receive (1) Dead Space for the Xbox 360, (1) The Art of Dead Space mini-book, (1) Dead Space hardcover graphic novel, and (1) Dead Space mini-poster valued at $95. Three second prize winners will receive (1) The Art of Dead Space mini-book, (1) Dead Space hardcover graphic novel, and (1) Dead Space mini-poster valued at $30.
  • Complete giveaway rules can be found here

Deals: Gift card with Dead Space, B2G1 at Toys R Us and more


If new releases are your aim and free gift cards are you game, then check out Circuit City, because they're giving away free $10 gift cards with purchase of Dead Space and Saints Row 2 (CE) and they're offering LEGO: Indiana Jones for $40. Even better, from now through Tuesday, you can save 15% on select 360 games over $39 using coupon code "PKACD5EARN" at checkout.

Over at Best Buy stores, they're selling the new red controller bundle and are giving away the movie Boyz N the Hood with purchase of Saints Row 2. Finally, Toys R Us earns the prestigious "Deal of Week" honor with their Buy 2 Get 1 FREE offer on ALL video games. Even new releases! Happy shopping!

Achievement hunter takes on Dead Space


Rooster Teeth's site all about achievements and the joy (or pain) they cause, Achievement Hunter just posted a new Dead Space video showing how you can earn both the "Marksman" and "Tool Time" achievements. The video walk-through (embedded above) demos how you can easily decapitate evil, blow off limbs, squish heads and earn yourself 15 Gamerscore in the process. Watch the vid and be sure to stay clear of those auto closing doors. They're equally deadly as the ones they install at Walmart stores.

First review gives Dead Space 91%, gushes about 'film-worthy' script


The first Dead Space review has made its way online and, no surprise to us, it got a pretty damn good review.

CVG spotted the first game review over at Xbox World 360 magazine who gave it a 91% and went as far as to say that Resident Evil developer Capcom should take note of Dead Space, "because EA can teach them a thing or three about survival horror." Ouch. The review goes on to gush about the game's film-worthy script, intense horror themes and describes it as "Rapture in space: every bit as disturbing, just as meticulously designed and easily as believable." We think it's safe to say that if more reviews mirror these kinds of impressions, then Dead Space delivered as promised. Our excitement level rises ...

[Thanks, Jonah F.]

Dead Space is gold, special Elite suit revealed [update]


Update: To clear up any confusion regarding the suite DLC, we just heard from EA that the Elite skin will be available as a free download off the XBLM for two weeks after the game's release. After two weeks, we aren't sure if it'll go paid or disappear, just know there is no pre-order necessary.

Today, EA made the big announcement that the violently abusive space adventure Dead Space has gone gold and is being laser inscribed to disc so you can enjoy the fun on October 14th. But that's not all, because EA also mentioned that they're awarding gamers who purchase the game within' two weeks of launch with platform specific Dead Space skins. Xbox 360 owners will be able to download the free Xbox-themed "Elite Suit" (get it, the naming, Elite?) and PS3 owners will get the less interesting "Obsidian Suit". Check out pictures of each in the gallery below.

Finally, for those of you who are online ordering folks, simply head over to NoKnownSurvivors.com, sign up for their adventure and you'll insta-receive a $5 off coupon for your Dead Space purchase at the EA Store.

Gallery: Dead Space Console Themed Skins

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Dead Space dev to be re-branded, develop more titles


Quick question hotshot. Who is currently developing Dead Space? Electronic Arts isn't the right answer, they're publishing it. To those who know (or have returned from Wikipedia) congratulations if you said EA Redwood Shores. EARS, as they are affectionately known around the office, has continuously impressed industry professionals, horror masters and gamers alike and EA has seen fit to give them a proper name, reports Variety.

Glenn Schofield, the head-honcho of EARS, revealed EA's plan to rename the studio is part of an over-arching plan to pitch the developer to gamers and potential employees as one of "creativity, originality, and high quality third person action adventure titles". What does that mean exactly? Well, after the inevitable Dead Space sequel the team may become EA's go-to studio for all things third-person action. Take that EA Montreal and your buggy Army of Two!

[via Joystiq]

Legendary horror director to lend voice to Italian Dead Space port

Often gamers can look forward to celebrity voice-overs in their favorite titles but how often do famous international stars jump into the studio to lend their vocal talents? Legendary horror director Dario Argento, best known for his work on the 1977 film Susperia and collaborations with George A. Romero on the original Dawn of the Dead film, will voice a character in the Italian version of Dead Space from Electronic Arts.

Argento will voice the role of Doctor Kyne and while North American audiences won't hear his first vocal role, the famed director has already stamped Dead Space with his seal of approval. "Dead Space truly captures the essence of fear in an entertainment medium," Argento said in a press release outlining his involvement. "Not only is it the most terrifying game I've ever played, but it's also one that all fans of horror will appreciate."

Dead Space is set to hit the Xbox 360 on October 14.

[via Big Download]

Video: Dead Space gets violently animated

There's a new Dead Space video featurette available today and the subject being discussed by the dev team is animation. Yes sir, animation. The movement and feel of every character's animation, including our friend Isaac and those icky Necromorphs. Fun fact: They actually had to animate two different sets of animations for all creatures, one for general movement and one for zero gravity. Another fun fact: The game's death animations are brutal, twisted and gory as all hell. Just watch and you'll see.

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