Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A very cool thing that someone on the team discovered is the fact that you can go to Search for Dead Space, and find people who are playing the game live right now while they offer commentary and take direction and comments from IM scrolling off to the side bar of the page.

Many of us on the Dead Space team didn't realize just how much fun it is to watch other peeps playing the game that you created. It's been a blast!

Seems like we could just use this approach as another form of focus testing. It would alow others to play the game while we provide feedback and comunicate via voice or im.

Another interesting idea would be to have some of the developers on the team play the game while providing insider commentary as it happens. I am sure that a bunch of gamers out there would love to hear the ideas and inspirations in a "behind the scenes playthrough"

Hey EA Marketing peeps.. what do you think about giving this a shot?

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Seven Days of Dead Space

Congrats Erin Ali....You have won a Dead Space Isaac Clarke helmet. Check out her creative entry at the contest sponsor Game Daily

Friday, October 17, 2008


I think that I experienced this first hand through the development process of making Dead Space.. Looking back.. I had some really *#$%@'ing weird dreams.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Unscripted 360 reviews Dead Space 9.3

This just in... Unscripted 360 gives Dead Space a whopping 9.3!! If you want to cut to the chase.. here is the how is how DeconBlade wraps it up.


Dead Space is a freakishly disturbing game that makes hell seem like a day at camp. It looks great and has a deep enough story to keep you checking your video files and clues throughout just to uncover the truth. Did the game scare me? Yes. Did I survive? So far. Will I play this game again despite no multiplayer? Hell yeah. There were a lot of intense moments that EA managed to capture perfectly with a blend of quality sound and detailed environments. I’m already preparing myself for Dead Space 2.

IGN Dead Space review 8.7

Take a look at the IGN reviews for Dead Space PS3 and for x360.

Note the 9.0 for Graphics.. :)

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

"the world's scariest game" PSW article

Haven't heard this in a while but the latest news on the Dead Space front is that it's "the world's scariest game". Wow!!

Concluding the review, the mag says Dead Space is "the new benchmark to beat in survival horror that pushes the genre to twisted new heights and into the outer limits of space itself," before slapping it with a nice 9/10 score.

Will see exactly what they have to say in the PSW article that comes out tomorrow!

Godfather II

So after getting Dead Space out the door and on it's way to an early ship date of Oct 14th. I am now working on Godfather II. There is a bunch of work still left to do so I am helping out on the IGC's or "In Game Cinematics". Trying to leverage some of the cool tricks that I was able to implement on Dead Space. I've only got a few weeks before I have to pack my bags and head up to EA's Black Box in Vancouver to join the Need For Speed team! Yes.. lots of changes in the works.. but hey.. change is good right?

Friday, October 03, 2008

Please... for the love of god... READ THIS!

If I hear McCain / Palin say one more time that the Obama ticket will result in higher taxes, which will lead to killing jobs. I am going to loose my mind!! Please for the love of god.. just take 1 min. out of your busy schedules and look at this chart found on washingtonpost website.

It's not rocket science people.. if you make up to $160,972.00 you will benefit by the tax rebates offered by Obama / Biden. If you make more than this.. Congrats.. you are doing well for yourself and will be paying more. Simple facts.. straight talk.. no media spin.

The antics continue.....

Instead of owning up to her incompetence and inability to answer a question, Palin is now complaining that Couric was missing the point by asking what a VP candidate should stand for. So let me get this straight.. it's Couric's fault? Who are these people, where do they come from... If normal everyday people tried to pull this shit at work they would be bitch slapped into being fired. Why do politicians get to have all the fun and talk out of their asses.

In an interview for Fox news today, Palin has this to say,

"In those Katie Couric interviews, I did feel that there were lot of things that she was missing in terms of an opportunity to ask what a VP candidate stands for, what the values are represented in our ticket. I wanted to talk about Barack Obama increasing taxes, which would lead to killing jobs. I wanted to talk about his proposal to increase government spending by another trillion dollars. Some of his comments that he's made about the war, that I think may, in my world, disqualify someone from consideration as the next commander in chief. Some of the comments that he has made about Afghanistan -- what we are doing there, supposedly just air raiding villages and killing civilians. That's reckless. I want to talk about things like that. So I guess I have to apologize for being a bit annoyed, but that's also an indication of being outside the Washington elite, outside of the media elite also. I just wanted to talk to Americans without the filter and let them know what we stand for."

Thursday, October 02, 2008

VP debate brought to you by ExxonMobile Corp.

Just took a look at a link posted on Twitter by @ClockworkGrue McCain says Obama lead is growing because "life isn't fair" So each time I think that things are looking even more and more odd with not only this election, the process, and the country.. What I am really alarmed about is not this piece of journalism but what I see off to the side bar of this article.

This should be a red flag to anyone thinking that we are getting a fair and balanced view of what happens in this country. Most importantly what happens regarding our political process. The caption reads: Sponsored By ExxonMobile "Taking on the world's toughest energy challenges" Are you serious?

Has anyone else been wondering why our debate process doesn't have proper oversight to ensure that this is delivered to the American public in a fair and unbiased way? There was a great interview on this mornings Oct 2nd. "Democracy Now" discussing just how the election process went from being a fair and un-biased process with oversight to what it has become today. It is now managed and run by a private corporation called the "Commission on Presidential Debates". Check out what George Farah has to say on the topic and learn more from the Open Debates website devoted to fair and open debates.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Project Manana

The return from our two week stay in Soliman Bay Mexico has inspired the launch of Project Manana. We hope that this will serve as a place to keep track of our inspirations for this future project.