Dead Space 3 Producer: “We Need To Appeal To Action Fans Who’ve Only Played Games On Their Phones”

"Dead Space 3 producer John Calhoun appears to have only added fuel to the fire of recent controversy by suggesting that the use of micro-transactions is actually part of a strategy to attract the ‘smartphone generation’ to the game."

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Breadcrab4139d ago (Edited 4139d ago )

Yes. Clearly someone who spends most of their time playing Angry Birds and Jetpack Joyride is interested in a game like Dead Space.


Root4139d ago

and this is why no one should buy this

If your a super die hard fan at least wait untill it's in the bargain bin

I loved DS but I can not support these guys....I can't support any studio who would ruin a game and screw over their fans to make more money. Not to mention saying silly stuff like this.

Because of us Dead Space fans the game got a sequel and after that it got another one, what we didn't want to see is you guys giving us the middle finger.

Seriously how can people still support them...at this point it's just blind love.

"bu bu but I'm a huge Dead Space fan"

So....grow some balls and stand your ground. Do you want EA doing this to another EA based franchise you'll like in the future.....no you don't

MmaFan-Qc4139d ago (Edited 4139d ago )

"...Action Fans Who’ve Only Played Games On Their Phones"

oh, ...the oxymoron.

thx John Calhoun, now because of your, im gonna get your game on piratebay instead of buying it on steam like unlike last two games.

Ezz20134139d ago (Edited 4139d ago )

i don't get it
why did they destroy what was good about Dead Space ..."the horror"

EA is run by monkeys

SilentNegotiator4139d ago (Edited 4139d ago )

“We Need To Appeal To Action Fans Who’ve Only Played Games On Their Phones”

Cut it, print it, and tell the fanboys to stop kidding themselves; They HAVE dumbed down DS3 for a "wider appeal"

Revolver_X_4139d ago

Im getting tired of seeing your uneducated fanboy rage in every DS3 article. Dont you kids do anything yourselves?


Full video. He explains that there is in game currency that equal to the microtransactions. Microtransactions are for casuals who dont want to grind the game out, and its implented in such a way where someone cant buy a maxed out gun at the start of the game. So, playing with these ppl wouldn't ruin our experience.

Also, coop seems interesting. Carver might hellucinate and see something that the player using Issac wont. Creating dialogue between players seems great if it intensifies the experience. It was confirmed that Issac and Carver in coop have plenty of areas where they split up. Then throw you into the claustraphobic, isolated situations we are familiar with.

Bottomline, quit feeding these misquoting flame articles. Do your own research. He even says the demo was different areas pieced together specifically to show whats new. The monsters in those areas of the demo arent necessarily placed there in the full game.

Oh_Yeah4139d ago (Edited 4139d ago )

This should have been a spin off. Jeez, the only game I've played this gen that gave me some scare, the only game with that jump factor...The horror genre is withering away, and they decide to do this? Turn it into a typical action game. -__- hope I'm wrong but if the game is like the demo, then it'll be a disappointment.

vallencer4139d ago

Nowhere in your rant of "EA is ruining DS" did you even mention how they are ruining DS. The game isn't out and you haven't played it. Yes they are adding co-op but guess what?? You don't have to play it and it doesn't ruin anything if you don't. They aren't forcing you to play co-op. I'm also sure that the title has taken things out of context because that's what N4G is good for. I played the demo and I enjoyed it. How are they screwing over their fans to make more money? It's not like they are adding real money transactions in the game or anything of that sort. Just curious as to why you're flipping shit over this game.

knowyourstuff4139d ago

I've been saying this for months to a plethora of disagrees from idiots, but I'll say it again - EA is, has been, and forever will be a cash whore. They will dilute any franchise and completely alienate the original fanbase in a cheap effort to sell even a little bit more copies than last year. You know, instead of improving on the formula and actually making a better game - instead pander to those fickle phone gamers who aren't used to paying more than 99 cents for a game. EA, you are truly clueless, and your executives deserve to be fired.

MikeMyers4139d ago (Edited 4139d ago )

What do you know, Root has moved onto another new game to attack. What's next, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance? Dragon Age 3? Bioshock Infinite?

DeadSpaced4139d ago

Read this interview before you think you shouldn't buy it.


Root4139d ago (Edited 4139d ago )


Then don't read my comments, just because I speak the truth about EA being greedy and ruining DS like how Capcom ruined RE with RE5 and RE6

Me uneducated....lol

Well done for giving EA your money for giving you the middle finger while they ruin another franchise for more money :)


Do I really need to repeat what's been said a 100 times already. If I did that you would STILL have a dig at me so I can't win either way.


Stop...just stop, don't come into articles and start personal attacking people and start trolling. Seriously people like you should be banned. No wonder people don't like to comment on here, you kind of people like to jump on anyone that has a opinion and pick a fight on articles.

What I do love about you three is that despite everyone stating roughly the same you chose me and only me to say this to. How immature


Really.....and your going to believe then just like that.

Well if thats easy to fool you...

You never guess what happened last night, I won the lottery and I bought myself a house that runs on tuna...how do I get myself in this fishy situations I'll never know

MikeMyers4139d ago (Edited 4139d ago )

"What I do love about you three is that despite everyone stating roughly the same you chose me and only me to say this to. How immature "

Really? So to you it shows maturity to post in every DMC topic thinking there is a conspiracy that it got good reviews, thinking nobody has heard your prior 457 complaints about the game repeated hundreds of times. To you it's very mature to tell everyone to steer clear of that game, this game, Tomb Raider and countless others because only hardcore gamers like yourself are the real mature gamers who can't stand change.

Sure pal.

jdubdoubleu4139d ago

Couldn't have said it any better! They always gotta change stuff, thinking they're making it better.

ZombieNinjaPanda4139d ago


I love it when that argument is used. "OH YOU JUST DONT LIKE CHANGE".

No, it's not that people don't like change, people don't like BAD CHANGE. The way in which this game is being handled is horrible. It's amazing how anti-consumer you and many other people are.

Red_Orange_Juice4139d ago

Ill get ot from torrents (good PC coming soon) and when it's 20 bucks I'll get it used for torphies :)

AngelicIceDiamond4139d ago

I agree EA's doing this just to piss off the people who made them the original Deadspace fans.
EA is losing site of its fanbase.

And it REALLY sucks that I'm not buying that new Insomniac game thanks to EA. Army Of 2 lol nobody asked for and with that dreadful 10 second trailer didn't help.

I never knew the phone gamers or "fanbase" is there one? Would be interested in this. Don't buy into what they're saying folks EA is making crap up to practice their greedy money grabbing tactics.

And yet an honest company like THQ goes under and EA's lying through their teeth to stay relevant, screw you EA seriously SCREW YOU.

ThanatosDMC4139d ago (Edited 4139d ago )

Check how blind the people are on their facebook page but then again the same thing happened to DMC.

Megaton4139d ago (Edited 4139d ago )

If you absolutely must own this game, buy it used. Don't reward EA for their franchise-ruining business plan. It's bad for gaming as a whole moving forward to give EA money.

Also, be wary of EA supporters on the internet. It has been proven that EA actively hires people to say positive things about EA titles on various gaming sites.

ziggurcat4139d ago

are they holding a gun to your head, and forcing you into paying for any of the micro-transactions? will it actually affect the experience if you don't pay for the unlocks instead of finding everything on your own in the game? no? then who the **** cares.

i'm tired of seeing whining/crying/*****ing/moanin g about the most insignificant, inane BS, i'm tired of the "they're giving us the middle finger/screwing over their fans" diatribe because *none of that stuff matters*. how is it giving "us" (don't ever use us or we since you don't speak for everyone) the middle finger/screwing the core fans? because now you can go and waste your money acquiring things that you'd already get without paying extra for in game?

if someone wants to be lazy, and pay for stuff that'll do nothing except fast-track them through the weapon/suit/upgrade acquisition, that's their money to waste. if none of what's going to be available is going to prevent you from acquiring everything through natural progression/exploration, then you really shouldn't be giving a damn.

get over yourself, and get off of your damned soap box.

zerocrossing4139d ago (Edited 4139d ago )

Well, this is a great start to the year huh, first Devil may cry gets butchered and now Dead Space....

Can't devs just leave their damn franchises alone when they are doing just fine? Instead of trying to appeal to a demographic that wasn't even interested to begin with, they just end up ruining it for the core fans and loose those of us that supported their games from the start.

kostchtchie_4139d ago

well said mate, i doubt people will, but you can count on me not not buy it, they have ruined this IP with there action bullshit in 2 & 3

MikeMyers4139d ago (Edited 4139d ago )

ZombieNinjaPanda wrote,
"No, it's not that people don't like change, people don't like BAD CHANGE. The way in which this game is being handled is horrible."

There are certain types of people on forums, and that is those who continually pick on things to complain about. They are also less likely to mention how games change for the better. It's the same thing when playing online, they are more likely to make a negative comment about their experience than a positive one. Does that apply to everyone in this thread who doesn't like what they are seeing or hearing from the producer? Of course not. My earlier comment was directed at one person and after seeing that one person on this forum quite a few times I can attest to you that he is what I am talking about. I wouldn't have an issue with that if it were just random acts but he has and will continue to keep going into every topic about those games just like he did with DMC. There's a difference between and opinion and an agenda and his agenda is to convince others to agree and steer clear of these games he has chosen. If getting people on his side doesn't work he will keep repeating himself in other topics like a virus.

"It's amazing how anti-consumer you and many other people are."

Really? You have no idea what my purchases have been. I am a consumer just like you. I don't rush out and buy the same things everyone else does. I don't own a Kinect so if you think I am all for casual gaming you are wrong. I also don't think games need to degrade themselves just for more sales. However I also not a half empty glass kinda guy who has knee-jerk reactions to everything that is said on the internet. I play games to have fun and don't involve myself with all the politics that go on within them behind the scenes. I also understand how the industry is changing. We have a generation of gamers who have grown up and are clashing with new generation of fans. The industry is also expanding to a wider audience. We also have more choice now more than any other time in history of games to choose from. So they will need to try other tactics to get consumers to stay and online is going to be a key area they focus on. With that the single player experience may erode and I understand this fight to keep that alive. I too love single player experiences.

I was very apprehensive when Uncharted went with an online mode. I thought it was wasted resources but low and behold Uncharted 2 was an awesome game. I dare to say even better than the original. Which is why I will give this game a chance. I understand the isolation Dead Space started out with and how creepy the atmosphere was and adding online and co-op could ruin the original concept. At the same token I am up for new ideas with new channels the game could lean towards.

At the end of the day I am very much a consumer. However my contract of being a consumer is just that, my abilities as a buyer. Other than that it is out of my hands what they do with it and I'm not some entitled brat who thinks I have the power to try and convince them to make games I want by plaguing the forums and rallying troops to go after them for changing my...I mean their game.

TekoIie4139d ago


"What I do love about you three is that despite everyone stating roughly the same you chose me and only me to say this to. How immature"

Here's the thing. You do nothing but rant, rage or cry. But on the rare occasions that your not your comment still has an aura of negativity around it.

Just be less negative. Comment on good news and not just point out the bad in everything.

JAMurida4139d ago

Or just Gamefly it, if you're in the US parts.

Root4139d ago (Edited 4139d ago )


How the hell is that being negative, it's true, it's not like I'm pulling crap out of thin air. What do you want me to say

"Oh yeah EA are bunch of great people, I'm sure this is a simple mistake, I can't wait for DS3 because it looks like something which has stuck to it's roots" /s

This gen it's been nearly one negative thing after another....how can people be happy these days when we have devs ruining franchises, focusing on casual, becoming greedy, DLC after DLC, milking etc


Please....no more

Your boring us

omi25p4139d ago

Lets be honest. What EA franchise hasn't been completely f*cked.

1.Mass Effect 3: A rushed third person shoot
2.Medal Of Honour: Released before finished
3.Command and Conquer: Noobified
4.Need for Speed: Removed any and all customization (What made the game popular)
5. EA Sports game are the same thing every year

I guess the only one i can think of is battlefield and thats no where near as good as it used to be.

DatNJDom814139d ago

Action fans as in casuals? WTF! This is really starting to piss me off. So many great games are being dumb down for the casuals. How is this helping gaming????