Management shake-up at Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral Games: general manager Steve Papoutsis (Dead Space) is out, replaced by Scott Probst (son of former veteran EA exec Larry Probst), Kotaku has learned. “We are thankful for Steve’s many contributions to EA and wish him the best,” said an EA rep.
The Dead Space series was riding high after the release of Dead Space 2 in 2011, having become one of the most highly-rated horror series of all time. Even today, people still praise Dead Space 2 as an incredible horror game. Unfortunately, Dead Space 3 was poorly received. What happened? How did Dead Space go from…
The next entry in EA's premiere shooter franchise—coming for last- and current-gen platforms—will reportedly be called Battlefield: Hardline. The 2014 release will put players in the middle of armed conflict where it will be cops and criminals fighting each other.
The news that EA has locked down the rights to Star Wars games has, understandably, been met with a fair amount of backlash. Electronic Arts is far from people's most trusted and beloved publisher of video games, and fans are worried this will somehow be bad news for the future of Star Wars video games.
Army of Two was all about bromantic frolics through blood-spattered, limb-strewn locales. So was the sequel, The 40th Day. And so is the newest sequel, The Devil's Cartel. For some people, that just doesn't cut it anymore.
I'm having a hard time remembering Dead Space 3.
A report earlier this morning, citing unidentified sources, suggested that Electronic Arts had terminated its Dead Space franchise—including work on an unannounced Dead Space 4—in light of poor sales of Dead Space 3. The game's studio says the rumors are false, and EA itself disputes the portrayal of Dead Space as a…
Electronic Arts has laid off a number of development staff in both Los Angeles and Montreal, the publisher confirmed today.
I beat Dead Space 1.
When it comes right down to it, Dead Space 3 is a game about standing in a corner and blasting aliens into bloody bits. I've been playing through the opening hours of the game, and despite recognizing the various problems mentioned in some reviews (including Tina's less-than-glowing review), I have to say that after…
I can't believe I'm about to say this, but....
Dead Space 3's demo version will be available via Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on Jan. 22, though a news release from Electronic Arts this morning says that a limited number of Xbox Live gamers can get access to the demo a week early.
The action sequences, the background music, the dramatic sliced-up dialogue... it all feels like something I should be watching with sour patch kids in hand while waiting for my movie to start. It's not necessarily a good or bad thing. Just my feeling.
Nowadays, it seems like all sorts of beefed-up characters in shooter games can sling taunts and emotes. But back in 2008, Army of Two won a crucial bros'-rights battle when the two leads-whose names, c'mon, no one even remembers-were able to express their bro-love for each other in a series of team-based mechanics.…
Army of Two is a polarizing franchise. It had the one thing the original developer EA Montreal set out to create: exceptional cooperative gameplay. Everything else, with the exception of the over-the-top bromance comedy between the two private military contractors, fell to the wayside. Now with Dead Space developer…
A press release issued today reveals that EA's co-op paramilitary shooter will be back with a new game from Visceral Games, developed by the division's Montreal studio. The image above and video below come from Game Informer's website.
Blood Dust is a multiplayer shooter on steroids. Literally. You fight against spies. You fight against soliders. You fight against carnival freaks. And you're all fighting for "blood dust", a drug that's like steroids but a hundred times better.
If EA is making another Dead Space—and it's starting to appear that it is—it may be a radical rethink of the sci-fi horror series. Gone may be the dark corridors of space ships and far-flung planetary settlements, replaced by an icy wasteland inhabited by an all-new strain of monster.
EA hasn't made it official yet, but odds are pretty damn good that there's going to be a Dead Space 3. And the above video may represent our first scant look what the next Dead Space will be.