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Dead Space 2 Review

In Space, No One Can Hear Your Strings

Dead Space 2 Screenshot

HIGH The desperate and well-conceived opening moments of the game.

LOW The conceptually lazy final level.

WTF Why don't they just lock Clarke out of the maintenance tunnels?

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 50: The State of Game Criticism, Dead Island Mania

For our 50th episode we welcome Sam Marchello of RPGamer.com. She offers her perspective on the state of game criticism and helps us break down the mania surrounding the Dead Island trailer. Plus, as a special bonus: our never-before-heard "pilot" episode! Special thanks to RandomRob for his epic musical contribution. Featuring Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Richard Naik, and Tim "Podcast Angry 3D" Spaeth.

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Dress like Dead Space's Issac Clarke, keep street cred

Dead Space - Isaac Clarke Advance RIG Hoodie

Do you love Dead Space? Do you love Dead Space so much that you want to look like its protagonist Issac Clarke? What if you are too insecure to go all out and dress up in a full-on the engineer's suit? Well, you might be in luck.

Video: Dead Island gets Minecraft treatment

You know you've struck a cord with the gaming public when you get "immortalized" by someone in a  game like LittleBigPlanet or Minecraft. I mean, it says a lot when someone is willing to forego another Mario or Legend of Zelda homage in favor of something contemporary like Dead Island—not the game of course, but the trailer! 

Unfortunately, this translation doesn't quite match the haunting appeal of the eagerly anticipated first-person shooter/horror/role-playing game. Instead, it is quite adorable. Not exactly the effect its creator was going for I'm sure.

Dead Island gets Minecraft treatment

Video: First look at Dead Island's debut trailer

This is one of the best trailers for a videogame I have ever seen. You don't know what you're in for until it is too late and the game, or at least its premise, has a hold of you. That is what Techland has accomplished with its disturbing trailer for its "first-person zombie-slasher/action-role-playing game", Dead Island. You have to hope that the developer is able to actually create the game that lives up to the hype generated from such a haunting trailer.

Dead Island's debut trailer

The Horror Geek presents: First screenshots and video of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D for the Nintendo 3DS

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Screenshot

Nintendo has finally unveiled details for the upcoming release of their new handheld, the Nintendo 3DS. The company revealed their pricing plans and launch strategy for the system at an event held today in New York City. Reggie Fils-Aime assures us there'll be 30 games available for the 3DS by June, but the one that has horror geeks most intrigued has to be Capcom's Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. The Japanese developer released a new teaser trailer for the game today and my reaction is mostly mixed.

The Horror Geek presents: Is a Walking Dead videogame in the works?

Walking Dead Screenshot

With the first six episodes of The Walking Dead already done, work is under way to prepare for the second season arc—scheduled to air later this year. In the meantime, it seems like everyone involved is trying to figure out how to capitalize on the show's success—and what could possibly be better than a Walking Dead videogame?

Dead Rising 2: Case West Second Opinion

Duct Tape and a Camera

Dead Rising 2: Case West Screenshot

HIGH Frank West. What else needs to be said?

LOW A few of the Achievements are too tedious to bother with.

WTF It's a locked facility and I've killed thousands... When does the place empty out?

The Horror Geek presents: Official launch trailer for Dead Space 2

Dead Space 2 Screenshot

Dead Space 2, the long-awaited sequel to Electronic Arts' hit survival horror title, is due to hit retailers in just two weeks. To make sure that the hype reaches a fever pitch, the company has released the official launch trailer for the title. Looks good.

Amnesia woes, Case West fumbles and Preacher rocks

The action and structure of The Adventures of Captain Becky is actually a little above-par as far as some of these indie games go, though that's not to say it's fabulous. No, I think the real draw here is that Becky is rendered in quasi-Anime "hot girl" fashion, and each level awards her a new outfit provided that the player makes sufficient progress. Taking this fanboy appeal one step further, the game offers a shockingly-detailed character editor where the player can modify Becky's appearance. I can't say that the graphics are good enough to sell the package, but the level of sophistication that was attempted in this mode alone far surpasses most of what I've seen on XBLI.

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