Two Demos Come With Dead Space
Certainly one of this month's biggest releases, EA's Dead Space seeks to redefine the nature of the survival/horror genre, and we're sure many of you have already had a chance to try it out.
However, if you have, you quickly became aware of a couple interesting bonuses included on the disc. It seems EA hasn't missed the opportunity to promote their products, as there are two demos of currently available games that might intrigue many of you out there. That's right, you'll get a chance to sample both Battlefield: Bad Company and Burnout Paradise before you dive into the horrors of Dead Space. Burnout Paradise has long since been established as one of the year's best, and the full version - complete with all downloadable extras - is now available on the PSN for the very agreeable price of $29.99. Battlefield: Bad Company is a solid FPS with an excellent online mode, so if you need more holiday titles to add to your wish list (yeah, right!), you might want to try either one if you haven't already. Of course, this begs the question: will we start seeing more of this? If you think about it, it seems like pretty standard stuff; we always get plenty of movie previews with our DVDs and Blu-Ray discs, don't we?
And you can bet that if EA does it once, they'll likely do it again, and many other publishers will follow suit. We'll let you know if we hear about other games with "hidden" demos on the disc, and this is one new next-gen occurrence we whole-heartedly support.
Related Game(s): Dead Space
10/15/2008 Ben Dutka