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Dead Space 2 crowned Xbox 360’s scariest game

A new study into scary console claims has named EA’s Dead Space 2 as the scariest game on Xbox 360. The Vertical Slice study, published on Gamasutra, also drew a number of other conclusions about the nature of scary games and the most effective means of frightening players. For instance, …

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EA IP sells big, FIFA and Battlefield expansion predicted

We’re halfway through 2011 and publisher EA can already lay claim to four 2m+ unit selling titles. Portal 2, Dead Space 2 and Dragon Age II have all reached the milestone, while Crytek’s Crysis 2 has now hit 3m unit sales.Of EA’s catalogue software titles, FIFA 11 is rapidly approaching …

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Dead Space 2 DLC incoming

EA has announced that the first premium DLC for survival horror hit Dead Space 2 will be released in Europe on March 2nd. It will cost 5.49 on PSN or 560 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live. Called Dead Space 2: Severed, the download tells the story of Dead Space Extraction …

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UK CHARTS: Dead Space 2 is No.1

Dead Space 2 has topped the Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 games chart for the second week in a row. It’s the fourth No.1 of the year for EA which sees success again this week with four games in the Top Ten. FIFA 11 rises one position to No.2 while …

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Dead Space 2 sales double original

Dead Space 2 has sold twice as many copies than its predecessor did in release week. The 360, PS3 and PC game shot to No.1 earlier this week – five positions higher than the original Dead Space did in October 2008 when it was released as a new IP. Dead …

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UK CHARTS: Dead Space 2 on top

Dead Space 2 has shot straight to the top of the UK All Formats Top 40 chart this week. EA’s horror sequel outperformed its predecessor which debuted at No.6 when it was released on October 24th, 2008. Sony’s LittleBigPlanet 2 and EA’s FIFA 11 drop one place each to No.2 …

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Critics praise Dead Space 2

Ahead of its release in the UK this Friday, the first reviews of EA’s Dead Space 2 have appeared online – and the reception so far has been rapturous. The Xbox 360 version of EA’s sequel is currently averaging 90 per cent on Metacritic. "There are some decidedly spooky environments …

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COMPETITION: Win tickets to Dead Space Exposed

Electronic Arts and MCV are giving five readers the chance to win a ticket to Dead Space Exposed, a special preview event for Dead Space 2. Attendees will be able to play the upcoming sci-fi horror sequel for themselves, as well as explore the franchise at large and meet the …

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Dead Space 2 merchandise revealed

A new range of Dead Space merchandise is rolling out to make the franchise even bigger. EA is launching novel Dead Space Martyr, Blu-ray and DVD animated movie Dead Space Aftermath and comic Dead Space Salvage early next year to support the upcoming sequel to 2008’s third-person action shooter. These …

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Dead Space Ignition goes free

Developer Visceral Games has announced that North American customers who pre-order Dead Space 2 will be entitled to download digital-only prequel Dead Space Ignition for free.Announced in July and set for release on October 13th, Ignition will otherwise cost $5 on PSN or 400 MSP on Xbox Live. EA will …

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