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Dead Space 3 Resources Exploit Found

Infinite item glitch means you probably won't need to buy any microtransactions.

Much has been written about Dead Space 3′s microtransactions – especially the one that lets you cash in real money for in game resources – but it looks like the column inches are about to cease after an exploit was discovered. Some of you may well be more than happy about that.

The video contains mild spoilers, so don’t view until you’re done with the game (or at least up to the eighth section), but it does appear that once place in the game has a respawning item, which can be can farmed repeatedly so that you should be able to afford whatever you like in the game.

The video explains it all.

Via Destructoid.

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33 Comments
  1. CJay
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    No doubt EA will patch that and stop it from respawning.

    Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 10:38.
    • psychobudgie
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      Don’t install the patch?

      Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 10:50.
      • Porcupine_I
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        Damn you, automatic PS+ patching!!

        *shakes fist*

        Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 11:15.
      • CJay
        Member
        Since: Apr 2009

        That’s an option for some, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they block co-op play or other things until you update to the latest version.

        Personally, I’m boycotting the game because of the whole micro-transaction greed and the fact that it’s not releasing on Steam.

        Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 12:35.
      • xdarkmagician
        Member
        Since: May 2009

        as long as EA doesn’t wipe your save file you can always farm, farm, farm , save and then update. Theres not alot of updates that require new saves.

        Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 17:45.
  2. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Karma is a bitch :)

    Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 10:38.
    • MadBoJangles
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      I like this comment :)

      Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 16:40.
      • blast71
        Member
        Since: May 2012

        I like that this comment was liked ;P

        Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 17:12.
  3. McProley
    Member
    Since: Aug 2011

    at the end of the day its still kind of cheating. I like the idea of being low on recources etc. It adds tension to the game and this is how i intend to play it. No glitches and no micro transactions

    Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 10:41.
    • Crazy_Del
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      I agree with McProley and it is no fun at all!
      I believe there will be an Update on launch =/

      Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 11:36.
    • Youles
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      Quite amusing if it’s in the original game (pre-patch) as everyone can just avoid installing the latest patches!

      But still, as you say, I shall not cheat either – why would I ruin the experience, when I paid £30-£40 for it.

      Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 12:15.
    • xdarkmagician
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      I agree with the idea of managing resources equals fun, but farming can’t be considered cheating, at least not any more than paying to win vis IAPs

      Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 17:57.
  4. KeRaSh
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Finally the whining can come to an end.

    Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 10:42.
    • Bilbo_bobbins
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      Whining over what. It’s shocking what they are doing. If you think its ok for EA to do what they have done with this game then you are one of those who help keep publishers thinking its ok to do it.

      Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 11:46.
      • KeRaSh
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        Yes, I do think it is OK, as long as it is optional.
        THQ tried to be the good guy and we all know how that turned out for them.

        Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 11:58.
      • kjkg
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        As do I. It’s not pretty but as we say, it’s entirely optional. Until a game becomes too hard without purchasing MT’s then I’m happy to avoid them.

        Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 12:06.
      • kjkg
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        Oops missed a bit out there. When I said “Until a game becomes too hard without purchasing MT’s then I’m happy to avoid them.” I actually meant, untill a game becomes too hard to complete without MT’s I’m fine with them. If they make a game purposely difficult without MT’s then I’ll be angry.

        But as I know of (so please correct me if wrong) there has been no games that have MT’s or DLC were imperitive.

        Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 12:12.
      • Bilbo_bobbins
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        the problem is, once people start excepting it as the norm and say they will just avoid it, it will then become mainstream. Unless you nip it in the bud early on. It will become more than the norm and next time you will find micro transactions at every point in the game.

        It’s a bit like DLC, which was very rare in most games, now games come out and advertise DLC before launch (Deep Space 3) to come out a month after it comes out. It’s wrong and people who buy it are making it worse. If that’s how you want gaming to go, then by all means carry on, but I don’t. Infact I’ve hardly bought any DLC at all this Gen because I think its a con.

        Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 14:50.
      • kjkg
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        I know exactly what you mean. However, I honestly believe that we are not the average gamer. I have plenty of pals who think DLC is the bees knees and I’m sure they will think just the same about MT’s.

        I also have avoided DLC mostly. So therefor it hasn’t affected me in the slightest. Despite what people say, DLC is usually an add on. There isn’t a huge amount of DLC that continues a story. Most is background to a story or something entirely different like MP. Therefor it isn’t a neccesity to be in the game from the get go.

        I’m just rambling on now so I’ll stop.

        Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 15:30.
      • KeRaSh
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        ” once people start excepting it as the norm and say they will just avoid it, it will then become mainstream.”

        I’m not sure I get your logic. You’re saying people start ignoring it and companies will go on with it? I’m pretty sure if everyone was ignoring DLC so that the companies wouldn’t make money off of it, they would stop doing it, but that’s obviously not the case. That means the general public is happy to buy it despite all the controversy. You can hate it as much as you want but as long as it is 100% optional to the course of the original game, you will be in the minority.

        Comment posted on 07/02/2013 at 08:16.
  5. psychobudgie
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Karma in action or did Visceral games ‘accidentally’ miss that in testing? Either way it is hilarious.

    Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 10:50.
  6. yiddo
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    A part of me hopes that Visceral left this in on purpose, but they probably didn’t, it’s just a glitch. Still hilarious though. Karma EA, do you like it?

    Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 10:58.
  7. LTG Davey
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    It’s Dead Space tradition to have these little exploits – to the point I’m thinking they are really just Easter eggs ;)
    I can still remember exploiting the infamous node glitch on DS2 during my second play through to unlock the maxed out achievements :D

    Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 11:10.
    • kjkg
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      Yeh and there was an infinite money glitch in the original. Something to do with a door opening and closing with your stasis holding chips.

      Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 11:29.
  8. Starman
    Member
    Since: Jul 2011

    Ha ha, nice to see a bug that helps the player for once. I bet those “19yr old smartphone gamers who want it all now” will be happy with this!

    Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 11:43.
  9. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    ha ha ha, use it as they will patch that up asap

    Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 11:45.
  10. jbni
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    I would just like to humbly say … I TOLD YOU SO! MUAHAHAHA! (ref my Dead ‘Space 3′s Microtransactions Priced’ comment).
    While they were amusing glitches before, it feels like ‘justice’ having it again in this one.

    Comment posted on 06/02/2013 at 11:48.

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