Sept. 9, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST
by Pogue Mahone
Looks very nice indeed!
Sept. 9, 2008, 11:28 a.m. CST
by Sailor Rip
...this does look pretty good but from what I understand you spend most of the game using improvised weapons rather than big ass futuristic guns. <p> I'm going to wait until ALIENS:Colonial Marines comes out. That will kick all kinds of ass.
Sept. 9, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST
Why are improvised weapons a bad thing? Lasers is lasers, whether they're for killing or welding.
Sept. 9, 2008, 11:33 a.m. CST
by future help
Doom 2, Heretic, Quake, Dark Forces 2, and Mappy.(haha)
Sept. 9, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST
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Sept. 9, 2008, 11:47 a.m. CST
when MGS4 was launched? Did you not get invite for that? One would expect gaming section on a movie site to cover the most cinematic of all game series.<p>And yeah, am psyched up about Dead Space [am a BIG Survival Horror fan] but won't be coming here for my dose of gaming. I wonder if the tree you go up to is a gaming studio/publisher's ass. I mean, c'mon, it's so very obvious how this is trash handed down by PR folks.
Sept. 9, 2008, 11:51 a.m. CST
Never cared for the 'horror' games like Resident Evil, but this shit looks off the chain. When does the movie come out? Heh.
Sept. 9, 2008, 11:52 a.m. CST
seriously I need this
Sept. 9, 2008, 12:11 p.m. CST
by Sailor Rip
...I want my M41A Pulse Rifle with 10mm explosive tip caseless ammunition.
Sept. 9, 2008, 12:20 p.m. CST
from x-men comics from those pics
Sept. 9, 2008, 12:22 p.m. CST
Don't own a game console and no plans on getting one
Sept. 9, 2008, 12:32 p.m. CST
been following it since it was announced, I love good survival horror, RE 4 is my favorite game of all time and I am salivating over 5. I like that it looks like you use engineer type weapons (like the sweet buzzsaw in the first pic!) It's something different and we all know different and original = good. I also love that dismemberment is a key part of the game, I love dismemberment! Yay!
Sept. 9, 2008, 12:35 p.m. CST
not to be one of those guys, because I can't stand guys that do shit like I'm about to do, BUT Joblo had their impressions up from I believe this same event like over a week ago...In any event this sounds like really cool event for the movie/game crowd and it's awesome of the developers to set it up. Obviously the game looks and sounds really cinematic (also love that there is no HUD and how they integrated it into the character.)
Sept. 9, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST
heckles....caught this on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmcwexN8MQA
Sept. 9, 2008, 12:51 p.m. CST
Just a little. Not a bad thing though.
Sept. 9, 2008, 1:08 p.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
fighting aliens, and why does his mask now glow in the dark?
Sept. 9, 2008, 1:14 p.m. CST
Sept. 9, 2008, 1:21 p.m. CST
Any word on Aliens: Colonial Marines? Thanks for reminding me Sailor Rip. http://tinyurl.com/5e4an9
Sept. 9, 2008, 1:24 p.m. CST
by Sailor Rip
This year would be nice but I think the earliest we can expect is Q1 2009. So far it's looking like an ALIENS wet dream.
Sept. 9, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST
this is the same thing everyone was saying about Gears of War. Its gorgeous. Do some sight-seeing. The story is fantastically amazing. Its not a run-and-gun.<p> and then we played it and other than the 18 shades of red arterial blood, the whole game was in shades of stone with lightning bolt blue accents, and replacing Run N Gun with Run N ChainGun isn't exactly a revolution in gameplay theory.<p> The story looks like someone took the plot of Halo, Gears of War, and the Lost in Space movie, ran them through a paper shredder, and then taped them all back together into a single screenplay.<p> Im going to have to rent this one - it looks great, but only because it borrows from 8 great games I've already played before.
Sept. 9, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST
lol you probably read that and replied to it with a host of "zomg you idiot he mean Personal Computer." If you did that, you have made my lulz come true.
Sept. 9, 2008, 1:43 p.m. CST
Run Like Hell w/Lance Henriksen that showed so much promise. BUT, this looks to be so much better.
Sept. 9, 2008, 2:15 p.m. CST
Remember when Fishburne and a coupla crew members watch that horrific tape for a few secs and then Fishburne says: "We're leavin'!" If they had stayed...it would look like this game. Can't wait!
Sept. 9, 2008, 2:36 p.m. CST
Else why would the AI alter other aliens' behavior based on how you killed previous ones?<p>Sounds like the AI is more of a difficulty enhancer than realistic if the aliens aren't hive-linked or something.
Sept. 9, 2008, 2:42 p.m. CST
by Sailor Rip
I mean what are we even talking about this for!
Sept. 9, 2008, 3:05 p.m. CST
I know some people weren't big fans, but I was! It was an easy way to learn about new games that you might not have heard of. Yeah, sure, I mean, I guess you may not be a "professional" to some, but that's bullshit. Why can't we just have an easy way to get video game info? <p> Anyway, Dead Space looks awesome, I'm hearing good things </p>
Sept. 9, 2008, 3:14 p.m. CST
Thought you got the hairy sack! There's been a good few nice games out since you last posted but no sign of you! What gives? Just as your column was starting to settle into a cool little groove you get replaced by a cock eyed bird with big knockers reading script reviews?
Sept. 9, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST
Your forgetting the awesome and pretty revolutionary cover system(it was done poorly in other games before this one) employed in Gears, along with the mind blowing graphics (I agree that the color palette and variety of the level textures needed to be more diverse, something that is supposedly being addressed in the sequel) Plus the chainsaw bayonnet is just rad, especially being a big horror fan over here haha. The plot looks NOTHING like Halo except for the enemies looking like flood (and the flood was a huge rip off from a thousand other things to begin with) It looks nothing like gears of war because lets see it takes place on a ship not a planet, its one man who is an engineer (not some roided up space marine FOR A CHANGE) and there is no huge war going on. I dont know what lost in space is although the title at least evokes the imagery from this game. I would say it looks much more a mashup of the original alien with some aliens mixed in, plus doom and quake, minus the roided space marines
Sept. 9, 2008, 4:12 p.m. CST
Don't know how I missed this one: http://tinyurl.com/5khhfn Can NOT wait for this game.
Sept. 9, 2008, 4:29 p.m. CST
by Fixthe Fernback
I agree with onezeroone. The only time we get any game coverage is in crap unbalanced pr bullshit such as this. Anyone who uses AICN for game info/reviews needs their head examined...
Sept. 9, 2008, 4:40 p.m. CST
by Ultron ver 2.0
Welcome to EARF!
Sept. 9, 2008, 4:56 p.m. CST
by blonde redhead
do me a solid and when you're making your games, give me an option to play as a chick. bioware does it all the time and i'm sure there's not even any story in this game that requires me to be packing cock and balls. i hate playing as a dude as i am not possessed of a flaccid hang-down. thanks and please get on it. you will see more money when you do.
Sept. 9, 2008, 5:31 p.m. CST
That guy in the third picture down looks like he needs a hug. That's fuckin bad ass!! And, to anyone that's played Too Human, why the fuck is that last level so fuckin difficult? It's unfair!!
Sept. 9, 2008, 6:26 p.m. CST
by Chewbaccalypse Now
Does no one else notice the hyped tone? Do You guys do realize that PLANTS exist in every aspect of marketing, not just film promotion? It may be a decent game but the tone of this article smacks of EA promo shit. PLANT PLANT PLANT!
Sept. 9, 2008, 11:14 p.m. CST
And I hear there is lots of graphic gore too, and explosions! GOOD LORD, THIS PRODUCT WILL CERTAINLY REVOLUTIONIZE THE VERY FACE OF GAMING!
Sept. 10, 2008, 1:47 a.m. CST
by David Cloverfield
Best job ever.
Sept. 10, 2008, 3:02 a.m. CST
Nice! Two of my favourite things. Dead Space doesn't look revolutionary, but it seems to be putting a great twist on a pretty formulaic concept.<BR><BR>I just bought a load of slightly older/cheaper games in preparation for hungover uni days. Its all about F.E.A.R. Okami, Shadow of the Colossus, Snake Eater Subsistence and Silent Hill 2 from here. Of course, a bit of Street Fighter Alpha for flat high-jinks.<BR><BR>Also, Spore is truly not as good as expected. Very little depth and the jewel in its crown, Space, is repetative and dull (but terra-forming planets and doing so to kill another race is great). MGS4 on the other hand is absolutely terrific.
Sept. 10, 2008, 3:03 a.m. CST
Sept. 10, 2008, 6:41 a.m. CST
The review, without mentioning the systems, and only showing the 360 version, implies it's only coming out for the 360, instead of for that and the PS3. Just saying if I was someone who didn't have it reserved for my Playstation already, and had just read this for the first time, would think..."Oh, it's a 360 game."
Sept. 10, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST
But the fact that if this site wants to start up a gaming section and while Halo is all good and stuff there was barely a mention of anything Metal Gear-ish, means you dropped the ball big time! But I'll give you another chance. Dead Space is doing a lot of cool things and looks to be pretty good. I've enjoyed those animated comics, though they're nothing compared to the MGS DGN in terms of presentation... but anyway Monki, if you're gonna do a big time games thing, you oughta consider investing in all current consoles, DS, PSP, Wii, 360, PS3, and a decent PC for good measure... and seeing as how PS2 games are still coming out, you might want to keep one of those around too, that is unless you have a PS3 with BC... Anyway if you want to please me, try getting us some early impressions for Silent Hill: Homecoming.
Sept. 10, 2008, 10:52 a.m. CST
But there is also an animated prequel straight to DVD movie for Dead Space coming out...
Sept. 10, 2008, 5:08 p.m. CST
..that it's for 360. It gets all the good ones, and this one looks good.
Sept. 10, 2008, 6:04 p.m. CST
That's exactly the point. this was actually one of the first games that was developed on ps3 first and then development moved onto 360 (for a long time, companies did it the opposite way). And there's quite a LOT of great PS3 games that don't get anywhere near the hype that a Gears of War or Halo get. Johnno is right to mention MGS4, but there's also Siren, Resistance 2, Killzone 2, Little Big Planet, etc... Not to mention 99% of the good 360 games are multi-platform (meaning they are out for the PS3 as well). I agree with Johnno. Gonna start a videogame section here, cover both systems, or get someone who does own a PS3 to cover those games (and I guess someone with a Wii for those).