Dog breaks Dead Space 2 disc, game's art director responds like a boss

Visceral may have aimed to make mothers unhappy with Dead Space 2, but it has made one fan's day, and y'know what? We're not even going to be cynical about it. Sometimes people do nice things.

Ashley liked Dead Space, but was disappointed when she heard that Dead Space 2 may be toned down. She stated her concerns on Twitter, and Dead Space Art Director Ian Milham responded, assuring her that the sequel would be just as awesome. She agreed to give it a shot, but vowed to give Milham a hard time if the game didn't deliver.

Dead Space 2 delivered... A PACKAGE OF PAIN. Ashley loved the game, but her dog wasn't so convinced - it knocked over her 360, destroying the disc. She did what any of us would do in the same situation and tweeted about her pain, and, recalling her earlier exchange, let Milham know that the game had been awesome (pre-dog-knocking-over-thing). Milham responded by asking for her address. This is what he sent:

Above: A drawing of Isaac scolding Ashley's dog, and a new copy of Dead Space 2, signed by the team... in case that wasn't apparent 

D'aaw! Now we're jealous. We're taking a field trip to the pound to adopt the dog most likely to break stuff - we'll update you with the results.

UPDATE: Dead Space 2 disc still intact. Blood everywhere. We've made a huge mistake.

[Source: Ashley's blog via Reddit]

Feb 3, 2011

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  • GorditaSlim - February 4, 2011 8:19 p.m.

    That's just so amazing, and I love when developers do shit like this. Warms me heart. :)
  • quincytheodore - February 4, 2011 2:09 a.m.

    D'awwwww how cool is that.. My faith in humanity have been slightly restored
  • RamenChimera - February 4, 2011 1:15 a.m.

    A company that wasn't Valve did something this awesome?! Visceral is now one of my favorite devolopers. Besides the fact that Dead Space 2 is amazing.
  • GamesRadarTylerWilde - February 4, 2011 1:09 a.m.

    @EnragedTortoise1 He's apparently done similar things for other fans, though less publicity resulted. Cool guy.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - February 4, 2011 12:59 a.m.

    That's actually the coolest thing EVER. That a game dev has done for a single fan. That I know of. But still, pretty cool.
  • NocturnalRight - February 3, 2011 11:04 p.m.

    @123deckbox, if that happened you'd be too busy fighting for your life to tweet about it. That or it could be considered the end of the world. On topic, that is an awesome thing to do, Visceral has gained even more of my respect.
  • 123deckbox - February 3, 2011 11 p.m.

    What would happen if your Dead Space 2 game was destoryed by a necromorph?
  • QWERTYCommander - February 3, 2011 10:53 p.m.

    Huge props to Visceral. That was an awesome thing to do.
  • Brutalicus - February 3, 2011 10:51 p.m.

    Makes me feel even better about supporting Visceral (well, and EA I guess)! If they can keep the awesomeness coming they can enter my "Bioware and Blizzard" zone. No, no, not that room. That's my CBH room.
  • batmanboy11 - February 3, 2011 10:42 p.m.

  • CaptainSalmon - February 3, 2011 10:36 p.m.

    Darn, that was pretty nice of them. Kinda makes me want to get Dead Space 2 now. WAIT. MUST.. NOT... SURRENDER... TO CORPORATE BIGWIGS... WARM FUZZY FEELING... RISING...
  • Zepaw - February 3, 2011 10:33 p.m.

    Cool story. Perhaps I should mosey over to Amazon and check me out some Dead Space 2.
  • R_U_Guys_From_British - February 3, 2011 10:15 p.m.

    If that was my dog it would be put down. End.
  • Robx - February 3, 2011 10:01 p.m.

    @icedoesnthelp The dog takes off his sunglasses as subtitles come out: 'Challenge Accepted'.
  • icedoesnthelp - February 3, 2011 9:20 p.m.

    Shes going to sell this game for thousands of dollars in a couple decades, unless her dog gets at it again.
  • FoxdenRacing - February 3, 2011 9:19 p.m.

    @GRTyler: Close enough for government work! I'll just have to beat you guys to the punch on the next thing I throw your way. :p
  • Clovin64 - February 3, 2011 9:12 p.m.

  • EvilChicken - February 3, 2011 9:07 p.m.

    That is awesome, I must say. Got to give Visceral a lot of credit for doing this, and making a good game in general
  • ZenPhoenix - February 3, 2011 9:03 p.m.

    I give Visceral a ton of credit. At least they care.
  • BigLandoz - February 3, 2011 8:54 p.m.

    Standing ovation for Visceral. Very cool of them. And is that an "Arrested Development" line in the update? If not...well, I've made a huge mistake...

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