EA and the Award that Wasn't

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EA and the Award that Wasn't
Press releases are funny things. Ideally they exist to provide information. However, just occasionally, they fall over the line into providing disinformation. Now, we like Dead Space Extraction, it's fun. However, try as we might, we can't see how 'EA Ships Award-Winning Dead Space Extraction' passes any kind of scrutiny.

Here's what's being said:

"Visceral Games™, an an award-winning studio of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today that Dead Space™ Extraction has shipped to retail in Europe and will be shipping in North America on September 29th. Designed exclusively for the Wii™, Dead Space Extraction is the first title to ship under Visceral Games’ new studio name. Dead Space Extraction is the prequel to last year’s critical darling Dead Space, winner of over 70 international critics awards and widely recognized for evolving the action horror genre. Dead Space Extraction is already following in its predecessor’s footsteps, earning a perfect “5-out-of-5” stars from GamePro, whose review said that 'Extraction is one hell of a ride… well paced and directed; the story is strong and the gun fights are satisfying.'"

So, Visceral got an award then... Tsk and tsk.


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