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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

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Comments (13 posts)

WaR_HaWk
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 9:51:08 PM
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is it on PS3 version only?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 10:01:33 PM

We're not sure, but it's possible...

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End of line
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 10:47:33 PM
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I've always wondered why they dont stream trailers during the mandatory install, cant be that hard surely with the "cell" chip and all. Apparently PlayTV does it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 10:52:23 PM
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I haven't gotten around to the demos yet, I've been busy immersing myself in this gem from the previously PS3-confusticated EA. This time I doff my cap to them, DS is a creepy experience that shouldn't be missed.

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illegalprelude
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 12:46:42 AM
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im confused why this even matter. Both of those game demos have been out on the PS Store for months....for Free....

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Jojoman
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 1:49:27 AM

Not everyone is online or has these games.

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Alienange
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 2:59:37 PM

@Jojoman
Who's not online in this day and age? Are you kidding me? "I'm not online... but let me spend $500 on a PS3" ??

Naaah ... There's maybe 3 guys not online, and they're certainly not the "target market" for Burnout and Battlefield.

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 12:59:32 AM
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Oddly enough I have already played both the games quite a bit. Burnout and Bad Company. Dead Space is pretty good! If you can't drop $60 for it you gotta rent it!

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End of line
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 5:27:24 AM
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When your in a country where they have data caps between 3 and 15 GB max, trust me downloading anything above 500MB is heavily contested in the household so good is coming out of it.

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Joe_III
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 12:51:53 PM

True, and that is happening here in the states now too some.
All told though, I would rather trailers/demos for new games rather than old ones. Didn't burnout come out like last year?

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Alienange
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 6:14:22 PM

Now you're making a valid point. I'd cancel my internet if they capped me but I suppose some don't have an "all you can eat" alternative.

@Joe_III It doesn't sound like you own Burnout. Get it for $30 and you'll be surprised just how amazing this "old one" really is.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 1:48:39 PM
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I think the major point of the article is to draw our attention to the practice of hiding demos in the blu-ray and whether or not this will become common practice across the board. I'll be honest with you, I didn't plan on downloading either of these from PSN, but since they are already on my disc I will give them a shot at some point. I'd say that is advertising that works.

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ZubraZap
Friday, October 17, 2008 @ 4:32:13 AM
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EA got it backwards with including demos WITH Dead Space. There should be a Dead Space DEMO!

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