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Dead Space 3 has 11 Pieces of Day 1 DLC

Dead Space 3 will launch with 11 pieces of day one DLC available, offering services ranging from speeding up loot collection to new suits and weapons for Isaac.

According to Eurogamer, most of the purchasable upgrades tie into the game's crafting system, specifically the scavenger bots that you can use to salvage weapon parts and resources scattered around the game world. It's worth noting that these DLC bundles are separate from the micro-transactions in the game's weapon crafting system discovered last week. (Dead Space 3, EA, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Bumpmapping  +   1108d ago
Wow what scumbags they make Activision look good now that's pathetic.
JaredH  +   1108d ago
The whole crafting idea sounds like a gimmick for micro-transactions to me. They really are adopting a free to play model with regards to it. It's like paying for double xp, more currency, etc. in free to play games. But the games $60.

If I end up playing Dead Space 3 I'm definitely going to play it on the classic mode so I don't have to deal with these features. I hated the crafting system in the demo before the micro-transaction news got out too. It's so convoluted with the amount of different resources.
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HammadTheBeast  +   1107d ago
Remember, they made it in mind for the "gamer who has only played action games on his phone".

Yeah, cause he'll just eat up micro transactions and BS.
LapDance1974  +   1107d ago
Thanks EA for the 11 reasons not to buy this or support your company.
Conzul  +   1107d ago

dirthurts  +   1107d ago
It's Not really DLC.
It's basically pay to make your character better from the start.
Like paying for a short cut.
TheFreak  +   1107d ago
Yes please don't buy dead space 3. We can not support this bs. We cannot condone these actions that will ruin the industry for us the gamers.

Please boycott.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1107d ago
Yep EA is on there way of becoming the "franchise killer."

Pretty damn sad...
Red_Orange_Juice  +   1107d ago
just wow, another reason to not feel bad about getting the game used
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Norrison  +   1107d ago
Just don't buy the DLC, if no one buys it they will drop that idea.
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MacDonagh  +   1108d ago
Apparently they need to sell 5 million copies of Dead Space 3 for the company to survive. They are using these microtransactions to get as much money as they can because that sales number is nigh on impossible for Dead Space 3 to reach.
mi_titan27  +   1107d ago
well they lost my purchase
007Bond  +   1107d ago
STFU you know you're going to play it eventually
Black-Rock-Shooter  +   1107d ago

Yea secound hand and not buy the dlc.
mi_titan27  +   1105d ago
Dead Space 1 was amazing i played it straight through before starting another game. I was exteremely excited for Dead Space 2 (collectors edition), then i started playing it, lost my attention and i quit half-way through. Dead Space 3, didnt even keep my attention through the demo.
FarCryLover182  +   1107d ago
They are not going to get there.
Conzul  +   1107d ago
And, to boot, they will have died disgracefully. Calhoun should be strung up.
Bimkoblerutso  +   1107d ago
Yeah, hope it was worth compromising their artistic integrity, cause they ain't gonna reach that number regardless.

Should have just made the game they and all their fans wanted in the first place.
camel_toad  +   1107d ago
In defense of the devs, it's not their fault. Publishers and their investors are the ones that try and suck every drop of blood from us.
arbitor365  +   1108d ago
this series has fallen so far away from what the first game was that its depressing
Dread  +   1108d ago
This is bull S#^T

go phuck urself EA!
ArmGunar  +   1108d ago
5 millions copies will be hard to reach !
azshorty2003  +   1107d ago
Even IF I ever buy it, it'll be Used.
sobekflakmonkey  +   1107d ago
Sadly I pre-ordered this ages ago on I'm regretting it in light of this unfortunate news.
papajag  +   1107d ago
@ArmGuner I agree. They set the standard way too high for this game. It has a chance though considering that the last game sold 3 Million according to VGCHarts.

F*** these dlcs. If you have a gamegennie use that instead.
princejb134  +   1108d ago
and than developers wonder why games sell so poorly smh
one of my favorite series this gen has turned to shit with all this dlc
this generation keeps disappointing
Reverent  +   1107d ago
That's how I feel.. The third game doesn't even look scary at all, and the co-op completely ruins whatever possible scares there could have been.

Also, off-topic, I'm not entirely knowledgeable of most internet acronyms; I had to google search "smh" just now because I'm tired of seeing people use it and having no idea what it meant lol... Before I googled it, I assumed it meant, "Smell My Hat".
Campy da Camper  +   1107d ago
Lol. Means pretty much the same thing.
MidnytRain  +   1107d ago
"I assumed it meant, 'Smell My Hat'."


Reverent  +   1107d ago
I didn't literally assume it, it's just a little joke I made to myself everytime I had seen it used.
younglj01  +   1107d ago
sorry but i blame the developers and not this-gen.See everyone thought EA was getting better once they realize gamers was coming back with them they started their old tricks again.Thats why I'm scared for the next PS or Xbox bc if the developers mindstate dont change it will be the same nextgen.Its not the console that seems outdated but the developers creativity.

Im still confuse on how can last-gen can have so many different AAA titles in so many genres.But with this gen we have seen an lack of RPG,Open World,RTS,and more.And what really pisses me off the fact people are asking for new console when only one publisher that have produce top-notch games since its release.

I want too get an PS4 first day but I'm losing faith in 3rd party studios.With so called old tech they still can't atleast prototype gimmicks for nextgen.
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princejb134  +   1107d ago
the developers are the ones developing the games this gen O_O. So yea this gen.
NameRemoved0017  +   1107d ago
Next generation is going to be worse with microtransactions. We are entering a shitstorm by allowing them to do this. Notice a trend this year? Almost every big game is getting day 1 dlc now, season passes. Its ridiculous.
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animegamingnerd  +   1108d ago
DLC just needs to die this is why i am not looking forward to next gen it will only be getting worse from here
Roccetarius  +   1108d ago
It's certainly too bad that Dead Space went this way. Just vote with your wallet folks.
phantomexe  +   1108d ago
I will by picking it up. Day 1 and looking forward to it.
first1NFANTRY  +   1107d ago
f%cking sheep, you deserve the shafting you're bending over for. People like you allow these devs to ruin our beloved franchises with moves like this. Do you feel happy with yourself? are you proud of contributing to corporate monopoly?
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phantomexe  +   1107d ago
i guess it beats being tool and falling in line. The game was still dead space to me. I feel sorry for you...did you drool on yourself writeing that.
tigertron  +   1108d ago
This will bite EA in the ass.
phantomexe  +   1108d ago
Not likely this is a common practice today but i'm sure you new that.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1107d ago
It doesn't make it acceptable though does it.
Why just shrug your shoulders just because other publishers do it? They will keep pushing and pushing and it will get worse and worse which is why people should complain and boycott this release.
karlowma  +   1108d ago
Wait, so now I can spend real currency to buy fake currency in a SINGLE PLAYER game?

Fuck you, EA.
phantomexe  +   1108d ago
All the stuff is in the game unless you want to cheat. Story based dlc isn't but it's a few weeks out.
wiggles  +   1108d ago
I wish more people read the article like you. Then they would realize how this really won't effect them.
Donnieboi  +   1108d ago
Stop trying to sell us the idea. Nobody wants a game that costs $60, yet has the possibility of making u depend on microtransactions. If u ever played some phone games, you'd know why this sucks.

They make you grind 50x as long as is humanly tolerable, just to get resources. And if u don't acquaire said materials, then your stuck or the game is nearly impossible to beat/move forward. THIS is how they get u to buy their micro-transactions. By raising the amount of time it takes to acquire items, but making it extremely easy to LOSE the items that you have already earned. It's almost like gambling on slot machines designed to make u lose, so that u keep coughing up more coins/dollars/euro's.

No one can complain when the game is free. But in a paid game? Let alone a $60 single player game? HELL NO. This will spell the doom of retail, purchased gaming if this catches on.
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wiggles  +   1108d ago
@Donnieboi I don't understand where in the article it says that there is an option for you to have to be dependent on these micro-transactions?

It just sounds like these micro-transactions help give the player an edge, not something that would be considered game breaking because the player can't get past a section.

That may be what happens in mobile gaming, but that doesn't appear to be the case in console gaming.
Baka-akaB  +   1107d ago
Except it can affect you . Many times , even if not all times , it shapes how you get xp , item and currency . Last we checked DS wasnt grind oriented and it might be now

Sure we dont know yet if its the case with DS3 , but the opposite is also unproven , so some people are skeptical about it , within reason
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phantomexe  +   1107d ago
Lol you really need to read up on it. Everything is in the game... the microtran crap is for casual players or people who want and edge when starting. Cheaters preety much. Unlike capcom,visceral hasn't let me down yet. I don't jump on the hate bandwagon just because it gets me agrees. i speak my mind alwasy.

@ wiggles there have been lots of articles on n4g pointing out just what he said..
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PR_FROM_OHIO  +   1107d ago
Screw u EA!! EA has become a joke IMO ill be skipping Dead Space 3 and what's sad is I loved and bought the first 2!!
dohdeaux  +   1107d ago
I'm not one to buy "booster" packs to make game easier that's attainable in-game but at least it's not the 500 gun color variants that Gears of War 3 had day one. At least you can get them without spending extra unlike what Epic did with GOW.
Greyslash  +   1107d ago
I'll buy this game used because fuck you EA.
cleft5  +   1107d ago
Rent the game from Gamefly and buy it from them used. That way you don't pay money directly to EA and you get the online code that DS3 will certainly come with. You can do a trial subscription to Gamefly for 1 month and get this game and rent a second other one and it will pay for itself. Cancel after the month is up and you come out ahead.
cleft5  +   1107d ago
You guys keep buying day 1 dlc and games that have day 1 dlc, so EA and every other company will continue to shove this down our throats. Vote with your dollars guys.
Son_Lee  +   1107d ago
Another franchise ruined by EA and another customer lost.
IaMs12  +   1107d ago
This is ridiculous. I hate it when companies and businesses go under but if they truly need to nickle and dime their customers in order to stay in business then something has got to change.
FarCryLover182  +   1107d ago
And on Day 1, I shall have 60 pieces of money that isn't for them.
Freddy_Millz1  +   1107d ago
Day 1 for me. Ordered the Collector's Edition.
vallencer  +   1107d ago
I find everyone complaints rather funny. None of the things they mention are a necessity to buy for you to play, enjoy, and finish the game. So why is everyone up in arms about it? I could understand if the suit they charge for you HAD to buy because it was the only way to get a starting suit that would make sense to me. But it's not. I'm buying the game and plan to enjoy it an i will never talk someone into spending their own money on something they don't want to but I think it's kind of a shame you guys won't buy it especially with how studios that are GOOD are goin out of business.
CalvinKlein  +   1107d ago
well the prothiean wasnt a necessity to finish mass effect 3 but after not ever buying that day one DLC I feel I missed something. Not to mention that I think a living prothian whould have played a bigger part in the story but he couldnt because he was DLC. The prothian should have been the one to share the info on the crucible, not some "ohh by the way we found plans for a device that will kill all the reapers."

Is that a coincidence that tons of big EA games are coming with day one DLC? nope, EA are greedy bastards and will ruin all their good franchise and make it have more explosions and bigger guns.

They have to resort to such greedy tactics so that the executives can keep their millions of dollars of bonuses while the developers work overtime and have to sure their bosses to get the money that is owed to them. Tehy keep needing more and more money when development costs should be less now because they keep ruining the series with bigger explosions, multilayer, and stupid cutscenes that real fans dont want. I just wasnt good survival horror gameplay, but at least now I can always pay 5$ if the game is too hard at one point...
Psychonaut  +   1107d ago
Video games are a hobby, nobody is forcing you to play anything, or buy anything. Stop complaining. Chances are if you are complaining about DLC thats already in the game, and for 4.99 then you really don't have anything going on in your life. And if 4.99 is to much for DLC that you are not being forced to buy, then chances are maybe you shouldn't be playing video games.
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Greyslash  +   1107d ago
People have the right to complain, they are basically breaking the game in pieces, and trying to sell it separately. It's bullshit and really needs to stop. I don't want to pay 60 dollars of my hard earned money for a game, only to have to pay 20 dollars more to get the full experience, on day 1 no less..
Psychonaut  +   1107d ago
Then don't buy it. Its a simple solution. None of us are entitled to anything in regards to video games.

I'll never understand where some gamers get off feeling they are entitled to anything in regards to a form of entertainment. That they feel like they are owed something.

Maybe I don't invest as much into video games as some people so I only see it as a form of entertainment if I have the extra cash laying around.

Its in game content you can pay extra for to unlock it early. its nothing hidden or kept from you, so to say they are breaking the game into pieces and selling it seperatly isnt vaild at this moment. its simply an offer to start off extra. its like cheating..but you pay for it. Earn the gear in game the normal way and stop complaining. it has nothing to do with experience, thats like saying you have a nintendo but since you dont have a game genie you are getting "cheated" out of the full experience because your not getting extra stuff.

And as for it being bullshit.. if you dont like it don't buy it. and if you are getting up in arms over 60 dollers then chances are friend, you shouldnt be spending that money on a video game in the first place.
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LiquidSword93  +   1107d ago
You are an idiot if you believe that the same people who created companies like ea and made franchises popular with their wallets don't have the right to complain and get angry etc when those companies try to f*** them over. Please desist.
AusRogo  +   1107d ago
I'm a die hard Dead Space fan. And I'm not going to lie.. I'll probably still buy this but not dlc
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Trekster_Gamer  +   1107d ago
This is such pile of feces! This stuff should NOT have to cost extra!
aLiEnViSiToR  +   1107d ago
LOL i dont know if this is sad or greedy.... oh wait its both xD
A LIVING LEGEND  +   1107d ago
Dead Space
available for rent or lease,fresh ideas welcome.
N311V  +   1107d ago
Scavenger bot DLC is not a good sign. I'm still getting this as I'm a big DS fan but, if I feel it's a necessity to buy this DLC I'll be pissed. Loot is not a new game mechanic but DLC to get better loot quicker is.
first1NFANTRY  +   1107d ago
As i have said before. The game never appealed to me being a fan of the first DS that is, and now this? Corporate America at it's finest. I presume alot of cod players will gladly welcome this level of shafting lol

prabicorvo  +   1107d ago

well said.

this is exactly what these companies want you to do . Im glad i came here first before even considering dead space 3, i loved the first. But i see where they are going with this one.

Microtransactions have no place in games which are alone worth the price of 60 bucks , and make you rely on these features.

1.IF i brought this game, i would want to get the most of it. WHY WOULD I WANT to buy microtransaction content, to shorten or make my experience easier ?

2.i paid 60 bucks and want to make the most of it, more length and more time, = money well spent.

Its like Activision offering , prestige 10 with all weapons for 10 bucks ????

its seems to imply that you will somehow be forced to spend on microtransactions.

Very crafty , beleive me, one way or another , EA want you to consider while playing , to pay for transactions.
Not this casual shit of , "ooh if you want the game to be quicker or easier" i dont want 60 buck game to last me 5 hours.
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Megaton  +   1107d ago
Buy it used if you must have this game. Don't support EA. The only way they'll ever change is if their bad business is punished.

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