Dead Space DLC Coming

We loved Dead Space, completely out of nowhere and utterly brilliant.  We don’t, however, love the newly announced download content that EA have just informed us of this afternoon.  It seems that most of these are just the same weapons with new skins and colours, which seems utterly bizarre in a single-player only game: nobody’s going to see your pimped-up Pulse Rifle, dude.

Sure, we admit to buying the GTR in Need for Speed Carbon – it helped out a lot, but a slightly faster firing pulse rifle?  We’ll pass.  However, if you’re the type that buys virtual t-shirts for £4, here’s the list of goodies coming your way very soon:

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  • Astronaut Pack: Download the Astronaut Suit and Weapon Skin Pack, featuring an amazing Astronaut Suit and new skins for the Plasma Cutter, Pulse Rifle, and Ripper! $3.00
  • Big Gun Pack: Download the Steam Punk Force Gun, the ultimate in Necromorph-killing destruction. $1.00
  • Heavy Damage Pack: Download the Heavy Damage Weapon pack featuring a cool new look and massive firepower for the Plasma Cutter, Contact Beam, Pulse Rifle, and Ripper.  $3.00
  • Hot Rod Pack: Download the Hot Rod Weapon Skin Pack, featuring awesome flame graphics for the Flamethrower and Pulse Rifle. $1.00 
  • Military Pack: Download the Military Weapon Pack for a new look and enhanced power for all 7 Dead Space weapons. $4.00  
  • Pedestrian Pack: Download the Pedestrian Weapon Skin Pack, featuring a fresh new look for the Contact Beam, Plasma Cutter, and Ripper. $1.50
  • Scorpion Pack: Download the Scorpion Pack featuring an upgraded Level 5 Suit and powered up Plasma Cutter, Line Gun, and Force Gun, all decorated in an awesome red Scorpion Skin. $4.00
  • Scorpion Weapon Pack: Download the Scorpion Weapon Pack featuring a faster death-dealing Plasma Cutter, Line Gun, and Force Gun in awesome red skins. $2.25
  • Speed Kills Pack: Download the Speed Kills Weapon Pack! Includes faster-firing Force Gun, Line Gun, and Plasma Cutter. $2.25  
  • Tank Pack: Download the Tank Pack featuring an upgraded Level 5 Suit and powered up Flamethrower, Force Gun, and Line Gun, all covered in Unitology script. $4.00
  • Obsidian Weapon Skin Pack: Download the exclusive Obsidian Weapon Skin Pack now, available only for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Includes weapon skins in jet-black PLAYSTATION 3 colors for the Line Gun, Plasma Cutter, and Pulse Rifle. $1.50 
  • Obsidian Pack: Download the exclusive Obsidian Suit and Weapon Skin Pack now, available only for the PLAYSTATION®3! Includes an upgraded Level 5 suit, and weapon skins for the Line Gun, Plasma Cutter, and Pulse Rifle, all in jet-black PLAYSTATION®3 colors. $3.00 
Also, you might have read on other sites today that these downloads are only for the Xbox 360.  This, categorically, isn’t the case.
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