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On Wednesday Electronic Arts said that a playable demo of Dead Space 3 will be available on January 22, 2013. Unfortunately, EA only mentioned the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles, and did not provide a demo release date – if there is one at all – for the PC version.

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* FOR WINDOWS XP (SP3), Vista (SP1) or WINDOWS 7
* 2.8 GHz processor or equivalent
* 1 GB RAM (XP), 2 GB RAM (Vista or Windows 7)
* Nvidia GeForce 6800 or better (7300, 7600 GS, and 8500 are below minimum system requirements)
* ATI X1600 Pro or better (X1300, X1300 Pro and HD2400 are below minimum system requirements)
* 256 MB Video Card and Shader Model 3.0 required
* The latest version of DirectX 9.0c
* At least 10 GB of hard drive space for installation, plus additional space for saved games.
* INTERNET CONNECTION, ONLINE AUTHENTICATION, AND END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT REQUIRED TO PLAY.
* Integrated chipsets may experience issues.

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I doubt that the demo for pc will come. Oh look at the system requirements and it is not demanding at all. I guess the game will be playable for low end pc and integrated gpu just like the last Dead Space series. thumb.gif
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Just hope it doesn't have a 30 fps cap that some people seemed to be experiencing in dead space 2.
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dat port o.O
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Looks like EA is sticking with their always on DRM even for a game that was built for single player/story. Leave the Always On DRM to the games that it makes sense on, you know MMO games. Was looking forward to this until I saw that. Sucks because you know they wont require Always On for the consoles.
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Wow...a demo...I'd forgotten that word even existed. You don't see them much any more. Here's to hoping they have one for the PC too.

Or are demos a common thing in the console world?
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I don't really care if games like this are just Xbox or Playstation ports. I will still get them on PC for the load times alone. I have been trying to play a few games on Xbox lately and the load times make me want to kill myself.

Sure, it would be nice to get a full fledged PC version, but it isn't going to stop me from buying this on PC.
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I doubt that the demo for pc will come. Oh look at the system requirements and it is not demanding at all. I guess the game will be playable for low end pc and integrated gpu just like the last Dead Space series. thumb.gif


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Looks like EA is sticking with their always on DRM even for a game that was built for single player/story.
I think you missed a memo, Dead Space 3 is designed for co-op.

Also, this doesn't say anything about always-online. Pretty much every game requires an internet connection since they have to be activated, even if it's only once.
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Visceral truly knows how to optimize their games to the PC. This time around I would like a native option for ambient occlusion. I beat Dead Space with it on and with it off. I would say that it does make the game much more scarrier with the added shadows. Also, turn off negative mouse acceleration and allow us to natively add MSAA. That blur-tialiasing is nice and all but I would prefer SMAA or actual MSAA. The 30fps cap only happened when v-sync was turned on by the way. All in all, Dead Space 1 and 2 were amazing games and I cannot wait to play the third.
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Visceral truly knows how to optimize their games to the PC. This time around I would like a native option for ambient occlusion. I beat Dead Space with it on and with it off. I would say that it does make the game much more scarrier with the added shadows. Also, turn off negative mouse acceleration and allow us to natively add MSAA. That blur-tialiasing is nice and all but I would prefer SMAA or actual MSAA. The 30fps cap only happened when v-sync was turned on by the way. All in all, Dead Space 1 and 2 were amazing games and I cannot wait to play the third.

True, it never really bothered me, but I think it's kinda lame that their idea for vsync is 30fps instead of 60fps.
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