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EA Takes Credit For Dead Space 3 Resource Farming Exploit

Jonathan Lester
Dead Space 3, EA, Exploit, Visceral Games

EA Takes Credit For Dead Space 3 Resource Farming Exploit

"We Encourage Players To Explore The Game"

EA has no plans to fix a recently-discovered exploit in Dead Space 3 that allows players to farm resources instead of shelling out for microtransactions... because it was apparently a purposeful design decision.

No, really.

"The resource-earning mechanic in Dead Space 3 is not a glitch," intoned EA representative Jino Talens in a statement made to GameFront. "We have no plans to issue a patch to change this aspect of the game. We encourage players to explore the game and discover the areas where resources respawn for free. We've deliberately designed Dead Space 3 to allow players to harvest resources by playing through the game. For those that wish to accumulate upgrades instantly, we have enabled an optional system for them to buy the resources at a minimal cost ($1-$3)."

The more cynical among us might suggest that EA have desperately tried to spin an embarrassing situation to their advantage, but for now, there's little point dipping into your bank account.

Personally, we'd suggest that you completely ignore the greedy microtransactions and the exploit to enjoy improving Isaac's gear through multiple playthroughs. Stay tuned for our full Dead Space 3 video review.

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Late  Feb. 9, 2013 at 15:13

Lol - I'm thoroughly convinced, EA.

Breadster  Feb. 9, 2013 at 17:36

Part of me actually believes them. Purely because the exploit is so simple and obvious that you'd think EA, the masters of ripping people off, would easily notice something like that. Then again, maybe they did miss it and that's why it's so embarrassing that they feel the need to cover it up.

fakers  Feb. 10, 2013 at 00:20

My paranoid brain had assumed a "quick, buy the game now before they fix the exploit and get free ingame stuff" which would have been a genius plan if it became know that EA games suffered these "issues" in the first few weeks/months then got "fixed" later on when price drops happened.

Showed me I guess.

something2  Feb. 10, 2013 at 10:13


Surely you could buy the game any time (i.e. when it's cheaper) and then just play offline - no way they can stop you without that update!


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