GOTY | Close But No Cigar

When I built my game of the year list, I went down the line and made a list of every game I’ve played that came out this year. There were a few games that just barely didn’t make the list and I just wanted to give a quick shout-out to them before I start out on my offi­cial top-ten of the year.

dead-space-3_1 Con­tinue read­ing

ESH | Doing DLC Right

Ear­lier this week, the follow-up DLC for Dead Space 3 was released.  In spite of fin­ish­ing the game, and thor­oughly enjoy­ing my expe­ri­ence, I am cur­rently abstain­ing from down­load­ing this new con­tent.  My choice is not the result of the add-on look­ing unap­peal­ing, quite the con­trary, it has more to do with the con­tent within the pack.  There’s a dis­turb­ing trend amongst DLC that some games have been releas­ing where the add-on con­tains story beats within the main plot of the game.  While the argu­ment can be made that with­out the extra devel­op­ment time that DLC allows for, these extra bits wouldn’t even exist, if it comes out one month after release, then it was clearly planned from the begin­ning and should be a part of the main game.

DLC Combo

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ESH | Dead Space Catalyst Is Insane

Peo­ple kept telling me I needed to put down Dead Space 3 for a few min­utes and maybe read a book.  Fol­low­ing their advice, I decided to pick up B. K. Even­son novel Dead Space: Cat­a­lyst for a change of pace.  This book, set in the uni­verse of the acclaimed EA fran­chise, has some great twists and makes good use of the license by tak­ing the insan­ity theme for the series and expand­ing upon it.


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ESH | Dead Space 3 Demo Highlights New Features

Any amount of time between two games in the Dead Space fran­chise is far too long for me, but that time is draw­ing to a close with the impend­ing release of the third install­ment.  In the mean­time, EA has seen fit to release a demo forDead Space 3 to get every­one hyped before the game’s Feb­ru­ary 5th release date.  Being a huge fan of the series, I’ve seen all the movies and even read the books, I had to sink my claws into this trial so I could get an early taste of the action.


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