Posts Tagged ‘Capcom’

Wacky Ultra Street Fighter 4: Omega Mode

By Alice O'Connor on September 25th, 2014.

Games is fun.

A balanced game is a beautiful thing, but don’t we all have fond memories of some absurd imbalance? That build order, that shotgun, that map glitch. Competitive multiplayer games strive for balance even more than others, but it can sometimes be a bit sanitising. Craggly bits in games are interesting. How jolly pleasant, then, to see Capcom are making a new Ultra Street Fighter 4 mode more interested in fun than balance. Omega Mode will rework all 44 characters with different moves and abilities, making them feel new or, for some, like older versions of themselves.

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Last Week, On Resident Evil Revelations 2…

By Alice O'Connor on September 11th, 2014.

Monster punx rule ok

Episodic gaming! Get the whole family in, crowding round the computer at 9 o’clock on a Monday night, excited to see how they’ll resolve last week’s cliffhanger. Did Wilfred…? And surely Fanny won’t…? Who swiped the Super Shotgun anyway? Oh, if only! Often it’s more like waiting for the next Only Fools And Horses Christmas Special, trying to remember if they were rich or poor last time, and who’s even still alive. Did Del Boy survive that fall through the bar? Was it all a coma dream?

Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be properly TV-episodic. Capcom have announced that they’ll release the spooky shooter in four weekly episodes in “early 2015″, which is quite novel and exciting.

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Steamy: Dead Rising 2 And Resident Evil 5 Ditching GFWL

By Alice O'Connor on September 9th, 2014.

Hullo gorgeous.

Splintered bones pierce greyed rotting skin. It shambles on, oblivious. It doesn’t notice organs falling out, skin sloughing. We may never fully understand what keeps it alive, if you can call that living. Poor old Games for Windows – Live. [The old switcheroo, we call that one -ed.] Capcom are planning to scrape the withered glands of GFWL out another three of their games, they announced yesterday. Dead Rising 2, its expandalone Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, and Resident Evil 5 are on the waiting list to have new Steamworks organs transplanted in place of GFWL “early next year”.

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Wot I Think: Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition

By Alec Meer on September 5th, 2014.

Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition is a game about killing zombies. Lots of lots of zombies, and then lots and lots more. Previously the series has been set primarily in a mall, but now it moves to a GTA-style open-world city. The clock’s ticking, and you – and anyone you can rescue – need to find a way to escape before Bad Things happen. There’s still time to play dress up and build your own mad weapons and vehicles, though. An Xbox One ‘exclusive’ last year, today it releases on PC. Here’s what I made of it.
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Resident Evil Revelations 2 Announced But Unrevealed

By Alice O'Connor on September 1st, 2014.

What do you even need to get fit for, zombie?

If Capcom’s announcement of Resident Evil Revelations 2 had included any useful or interesting information, I’d have told you about that. As all they offered was a teaser trailer and some artwork, let’s talk about Troll 2. One of those so-bad-it’s-good cult classics, the horror movie (not in any way a sequel to Troll) is about backwoods town Nilbog, whose residents are secretly goblins (not trolls). The goblins eat out-of-towners, of course, but are vegetarian so they magically turn people into plants then scoop up the goop. It made a serious point about vegetarianism, its director insists.

Based on the live-action trailer, the only rational assumption we can make is that Revelations 2 will do the same for fitness culture and those Fitbit wristband computer things.

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Bif Pow Oof: Ultra Street Fighter 4 Released

By Alice O'Connor on August 11th, 2014.

Bif!

In my hazy role as news editor of Rock, Paper, Shotgun, I’d like for us to cover fighting games more. They’re fascinating systems of intricate parts I broadly understand enough to mention but fumble horrible trying to execute. “Attack priority, yeah?” I offer. “Invincibility frames? Leave it out bruv!” See, I skipped fighting games as a littlun, as a crone really have the time to teach myself from scratch, and as a serious business professional don’t want to fake it. Shame.

But here, as a token gesture, is word that Ultra Street Fighter IV has arrived on PC.

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Re: Remastered Resident Evil – REmake

By Adam Smith on August 5th, 2014.

Has Resident Evil ever truly felt at home on PC? Not-zombie popper Resi 4, the high point of the series, showed up looking a bit peaky but, if memory serves, the ports of earlier games were acceptable. We never did see a port of the cleverly capitalised REmake of the first title though, which debuted on Gamecube back in the day. I played through the whole thing over a couple of days at the end of a university term, when almost everyone else had left the evil halls of residence. Expecting hokey dialogue and the occasional dog-scare, I didn’t expect to be scared into submission before the end of the first night. I didn’t expect Lisa Trevor.

The Resident Evil REmake might not be my favourite game in the series but it is the scariest. And it’s finally coming to PC in a fancy REmastered edition.

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Dead Rising 3 Goes Apocalyptic With DLC

By Ben Barrett on July 25th, 2014.

Nick Ramos here, giving his reaction to the term 'pc master race'

Vvvwwwaaaarrrrmmm. That’s the Hans Zimmer style combo zombie warning/incoming news alarm! It also doubles as a word to describe how hot it currently is on the British Isles. It’s here to remind us that not only is Dead Rising 3 making the jump to PC, but has now been renamed to the hopefully exaggerating APOCALYPSE EDITION (emphasis writer’s own). And what do subtitles mean, kids? Additional content, that’s what, you little toerags. This version will be shipping with the four ‘Untold Stories of Los Perdidos’ episodes that were released as DLC on Xbox. Each puts you in control of a different character from the main game and shows how they ended up where Nick, the main character, met them.

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Dead Rising 3 Out In September, Not Capped At 30FPS

By Nathan Grayson on June 20th, 2014.

I hate to be that guy at the official RPS million-person dinner table, but you know what I hate about dead people? The fact that these days, they never stay dead. They’re always rising, marching about like they own this mortal plane. And then we have to mop up after them, in Dead Rising 3‘s case by combining things with other things. Why would I ever want a steam shovel motorcycle? Where will I keep it? How will I stay in my traffic lane? Inconsiderate, that’s what those zombies are. Capcom has announced that they’re due to rise and groan in September. Oh, and despite Xbox One roots, there will be no framerate cap. The experience might be a little janky, though.

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Ex-Xbone-Exclusive: Dead Rising 3 On PC This Summer

By Adam Smith on June 5th, 2014.

Delightful pre-E3 news has just arrived from the Microsoft bunker. The Kinect will be attached to all future versions of Windows 8, which will in turn be attached to every PC in the world through the magic of Cloud-based infiltration. Empty your recycle bin by performing complex semaphore! Attempt to discover the start button by cartwheeling around your front room, or scratching your head and rubbing your tummy at the same time!

That would be horrible. Thankfully it’s a load of old cobblers. The news that has emerged in the form of an excitable trailer is that preposterous zombie smasher Dead Rising 3 is coming to your PC this summer. You already knew that though because of the headline.

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Super Street Fighter IV Ditching Games For Windows Live

By Graham Smith on May 28th, 2014.

This image is a metaphor. I'll let you work it out for yourself though.

SSFIVAE is breaking free from GFWL! What does that mean? It means that Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition is snapping the shackles of Games For Windows Live and switching to Steamworks this coming Friday.

This is good news, because Games For Windows Live may soon vanish (though given this is Microsoft, it’s not quite that simple) and it’s not yet clear which games will make the transition to other multiplayer-enabling services. Unfortunately there’s also some bad news for people who bought SSFIVAE DLC through GFWL.

It’s a good day for people who love acronyms. Or GDFPWLA, as we like to call it.

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Ultra Street Fighter 4 Final Mega Character Reveal

By Craig Pearson on March 17th, 2014.

Hnng!

Capcom has insisted that this trailer is the final character reveal for Ultra Street Fighter 4, but how can we trust a company that released Street Fighter 2 seventeen times (Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix is a thing that exists) with any sort of claim of finality? I’m hitting ‘post’ on this, but the minute I do I expect a Special Massive Mega Character Reveal Trailer Remix to arrive, and I’ll have to do a Quantumly Entangled Awesome Excellent Fistbump post in response. Then on and on and on. The trailer introduces Decapre, one of Bison’s henchman, and an apparently new character to control.

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Wot I Think: Resident Evil 4 HD

By Rich Stanton on March 6th, 2014.

The problem with a classic is that it’s a classic. The medium doesn’t matter – if enough people agree something’s great, then discourse around it is reduced to little more than glowing generalisations and snarky counter-thrusts. Some consider Resident Evil 4 one of the best vidyagames ever created; others counter that, good as it may have been, the world has long since moved on from grotesque monsters, tank controls and rescuing the president’s sizeably-bosomed daughter.

Resi 4 deserves more so, with a little help from director Shinji Mikami, let’s look at the anatomy of a classic.
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