Dead Space 3 demo hits 2 million downloads

EA reveals nearly 2 million gamers across Xbox Live and PlayStation Network tried out upcoming action game.

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The public Dead Space 3 demo was downloaded nearly 2 million times across Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, Electronic Arts has announced. This represents a double-digit increase over the demo for Dead Space 2, EA said. The Dead Space 3 demo launched January 22.

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EA also claimed that during last week, gamers mentioned Dead Space 3 more than 100,000 times across various social media. The game's Facebook page netted 90,000 new "likes."

In addition, EA said last week during a financial call that Dead Space 3 preorders are outpacing those of Dead Space 2, though no specific figures were divulged.

Dead Space 3 launches tomorrow in North America for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, with a European launch slated for February 8. Those who preorder the PC digital version through Origin will receive the original Dead Space for free.

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I got it from piratebay, full!!!!!!!!!!, piracy is good for test purpose, im gonna buy it, sure its a good game !!!!!!!!

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Another game that doesn't really need demo.

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Have you guys seen the leak ending by any chance it was rumored to be like mass effect all over again...can someone clear this up

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"upcoming action game."

I miss the days when survival horror games were survival horror games.

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Does Dead Space 3 have Co-op offline?

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i downloaded it, played it to the end, uninstalled and won't be buying it. the number of people who did the same is probably more important

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l tried dead space 3 didn't enjoy the blizzard scene l couldn't see much

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everyone seem to forget that steve papoutsis is the guy who gave the green light on reducing necromorph health by half in ds2 so yes this series has already been toned down. a lot!

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The demo didn't really get me interested into the game. I jumped when they came out of the snow the first time, but the second time I saw it coming. If anything the demo showed how the game has changed from 1 till now. I think that making guns is cool but from what I played from the demo, you only collect one type of ammo and it works for all of the guns? If that is true then (and I'm not just crazy) then I will just beef up one gun and just run with that for the whole game. In the first game, they would give you a diverse set of ammo and you had to use almost all of the guns in your arsenal.


Let me say this. Dead Space 3 won't be a bad games. It just won't be a good Dead Space game. The first game isolated you. I felt trapped, alone, and lost. I kinda felt that in 2, and playing the demo for 3, I just didn't feel it.

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It is terrible that pausing the game in co-op will pause the other player's game, soo annoying

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@daBrokenFace Now that's what I call co-op. You also have to spend time in the option menu together, ha ha.

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"Those who preorder the PC digital version through Origin will receive the original Dead Space for free."

Poor bastards, such a bad port.


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@SteamyPotatoes It's not bad, it runs much faster and looks a bit better than the console versions, and you can always use a controller which would help those that don't like the keyboard and mouse set-up. My only problem with it was that it didn't have the cool DLC the console versions had, at least no when I played through it.

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Dead Space ....amazing survival with little ammo making every shot count, amazing shoot at the legs mechanic increasing panic if you are a hair off and ammo is just being wasted, amazing weapons, amazing scary environment, amazing armor, amazing music, amazing characters, amazing lighting, amazing graphics, amazing necromorphs, amazing feeling of loneliness, amazing unlockables, amazingly fun minigames and finally amazing story! repeat amazing engrossing story!

Dead Space 3 is as far as it gets from the above mentioned, it is not worthy of the Dead Space name ...save your $60 and pick up Dead Space 1 for $10, enjoy your 25+ hours of life changing gameplay.

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@krbrown10 I disagree with all of that except for the fact that Dead Space is awesome. First off, you don't have to conserve ammo as much as that in Dead Space, and you don't know what Dead Space 3 has in store so you can't say that it's far from it, and Dead Space in one playthrough is nowhere near 25+ hours, not even a second time through, maybe twice through. I'll save my money for sure though, well, for today so I can get Dead Space 3 tomorrow. :D

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I heard this full price game will feature DLC and micro-transactions. They just sold me into not buying the game.

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@Mr_Big_Boss So because a game has mt's available you aren't buying the game? lolol you do know mt's are optional, right?

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Too bad the Demo showed how garbage of a game Dead Space 3 is.... Good job EA, you ruined another good franchise by taking out the interesting aspects and making it generic.


*slow clap*

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The Demo had me on edge a bit! I like the whole crafting they put into it and enjoyed wasting my precious ammo on the new Necromorphs. I would have thought I learned during the first two games. The creatures seem a bit more durable now.

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will kinect hit 2 million sells?

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@JusXice kin-what?

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This is one of my favorite franchises in this generation, and I have faith that they will deliver like they have in the first 2. This series has not let me down at all

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People complaining about the games optional Micro-transactions-- "LOLLLL" Like this is some new concept. The reason they do this is because people buy it. Why would expect any less from this company? C'mon people, look at the Publisher.


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@queuing_for_PS4 You say that like RE5 didn't do well or something. If anything... RE6 would be the game you should mention.

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@queuing_for_PS4 If you can in fact save as much as you want then this will be quite the walk in the park compared to DS2.

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The demo felt very very easy. I hope the difficulty hasn't been toned down like every other series tends to do eventually. Either way I am picking it up tomorrow.

If the co-op is half as fun as RE5 then I will be playing this game for a looong time.

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@WeskerTeam Dead Space 2 highest difficulty is very rough-- this game will have the same options I assure you. Please do not judge difficulty from a demo. Being an RE5 fan you'll recall 5 and 6 had simple demos.

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@VegasAceVII @WeskerTeam the difficulties are what got me most excited about this game. Hardcore and survival mode sound so intense, I can't wait to try them out

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@WeskerTeam Well, you could only play the demo on normal, and the enemy encounters, nor the demo in general was entirely indicative of what you'll experience in the final game.

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I liked the demo alot, and I just can't wait to get and play the full game on PS3. This game will be great!

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Please don't buy this game. Don't encourage EA any more than they already are. EA is a viral drain on the game industry.

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@Landsharkk Because EA hate is cool!

Get real, buy games for what they are, not for the "big bad evil corporation" that has its logo on the box.

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@Landsharkk But I want to play Dead Space.

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@Landsharkk What's a game series that you love? Yeah... don't buy that game.

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@WeskerTeam @Landsharkk Pardon?

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So they making totally not-Dead-Space-like game only naming it Dead Space. Same mistake as with Crysis...

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@Faster_Bill Yeah, this game is actually an RPG that takes place during World War I, and you're a character named Jeffry, 'cause, you know, it's totally not like Dead Space.

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@NTM23 @Faster_Bill lol

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@Raxyman @GamerOuTLaWz @NTM23 @Faster_Bill It's still horror. It just has co-op.

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@GamerOuTLaWz @NTM23 @Faster_Bill I don't think this game will be screwed up. It makes sense not being horror anymore. Y'know, given the circunstances, Clarke's got nothing else to lose or nothing else to fear.


And about the crafting, Clarke IS an engineer, it makes sense that he'll get "creative".

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I just hope it's not another franchise ruined like Mass Effect, Dragon Age and Crysis.

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@couly Mass Effect and Crysis ruined? because is doing something that you don´t like. Most ppl started playing Mass Effect because so many ppl were talking about they didn´t like the ending. A ruined franchise is Bayonetta .. so many ppl won´t be playing the 2nd for sure.

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@neoperol @couly ruined for me. DA 2 was terrible, Crysis 2 was a terrible pc port and ME was ruined because 5 years of decision making came down to what colour explosion I got. So yeah all ruined.

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Wasted like 4-5 hours experimenting with the bench. It's the first time I get to mix my weapons how I want in a game. No, not like Crysis or CoD MP, this is less limited.

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One more sleep.

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Loved the demo, interested to see what the reviews are like, still getting it though regardless.

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