Dead Space

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: EA
Developer: EA Redwood Shores
Release Date: Oct. 24, 2008

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'Dead Space' (PS3/X360/PC) 100 Movie Sweepstakes

by Rainier on July 10, 2008 @ 5:34 a.m. PDT

Set in the cold blackness of deep space, the atmosphere is soaked with a feeling of tension, dread and sheer terror. In Dead Space, players step into the role of engineer Isaac Clarke -- an ordinary man on a seemingly routine mission to fix the communications systems aboard a deep space mining ship. It is not long before Isaac awakes to a living nightmare when he learns that the ship's crew has been ravaged by a vicious alien infestation. He must fight through the dead silence and darkness of deep space to stay alive.

Set in the far future, Earth’s appetite for natural resources has become a major motivator for deep space exploration. Immense, privately-owned and operated mining ships called “planetcrackers” orbit planets and use sophisticated equipment to carve out entire city-sized chunks of rock, reducing them to component elements and raw ore. When communications go dead onboard the USG Ishimura, a famous planetcracker, systems engineer Isaac Clarke is sent in to fix the problem. Once onboard the vessel, Isaac discovers that the crew has unearthed an ancient and malevolent alien presence far beneath the planet’s surface and brought it onboard. Weaponless, alone and terrified, this lone engineer is burdened with much more than simple survival – he must seal the alien horror back into the dark rock.

The Dead Space team has watched a ton of horror and science fiction films while making the game, and now they want to pass on their collection. From 12 Monkeys to The Exorcist, from Psycho to Slaughterhouse Five; these are the top movies inspiring the grotesque thrills and twisted story behind the upcoming video game:

By registering for the Dead Space Newsletter, contestants will be entered to win a hundred DVDs, hand picked by members of the Dead Space Development Team!

Here is the full list of DVDs:

1. 12 Monkeys

2. 28 Days Later

3. 2001: A Space Odyssey

4. The Abyss (Special Edition)

5. Acacia

6. Alien

7. Alien vs Predator

8. Aliens (Collectors Edition)

9. Altered States

10. The Amityville Horror (1979)

11. The Andromeda Strain (1971)

12. The Audition (Special Edition)

13. Bad Taste

14. Basket Case (Special Edition)

15. Battlestar Galactica Mini Series

16. Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds

17. Blade Runner (4 Disk Collector's Edition)

18. The Brood

19. Cemetery Man

20. The Changeling

21. The City of Lost Children

22. A Clockwork Orange (Special Edition)

23. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Ultimate Edition)

24. Creepshow

25. Cube

26. Dawn of the Dead (Ultimate Edition)

27. Dead Alive

28. Deep Rising

29. Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle)

30. The Descent

31. David Lynch's Dune (Extended Edition)

32. Event Horizon

33. Evil Dead (Ultimate Edition)

34. eXistenZ

35. The Exorcist (The Version You've Never Seen)

36. The Eye

37. The Fog (1980)

38. Freaks

39. Friday the 13th

40. Gozu

41. Halloween (Need Date)

42. Halloween 2

43. Haute Tension (High Tension)

44. Hellraiser

45. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

46. Hostel

47. House of 1000 Corpses

48. I-Robot

49. Ichi the Killer (Special Edition)

50. Inferno

51. In the Mouth of Madness

52. The Iron Giant (Special Edition)

53. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Collector's Edition 1978)

54. Jacob's Ladder (Special Edition)

55. Jeepers Creepers

56. Ju-On

57. Logan's Run

58. Metropolis (1926)

59. Minority Report

60. Night of the Living Dead (30th Anniversary Edition1968)

61. Nightmare on Elm Street

62. Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

63. Oldboy

64. The Omen (1976)

65. The Orphanage

66. The Others

67. Pan's Labyrinth

68. Phantasm

69. Pitch Black

70. Planet of the Apes (1967 Collector's Edition)

71. Poltergeist

72. Predator

73. Psycho (1960 Collector's Edition)

74. Re-Animator (Limited Edition)

75. The Ring

76. The Running Man (Special Edition)

77. Saw (Saw Trilogy)

78. Saw 2 (Saw Trilogy)

79. Saw 3 (Saw Trilogy)

80. Scanners

81. Serenity (Collector's Edition)

82. The Serpent and the Rainbow

83. Session 9

84. Seven (Platinum Series)

85. Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (Special Editions)

86. The Sixth Sense

87. Slaughterhouse Five (1973)

88. Solaris (1972 Criterion Collection)

89. Soylent Green

90. Stephen King's IT

91. Sunshine

92. Suspiria (Special Edition)

93. A Tale of Two Sisters

94. The Terminator

95. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974 Ultimate Edition)

96. They Live

97. The Thing (Collector's Edition)

98. The Time Machine (1960)

99. Total Recall (Special Edition)

100. War of the Worlds (Spielberg)

Dead Space will be in stores in North America and Europe for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, on Halloween, Oct. 31, 2008.


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