So it’s a week late for a lot of reasons, mostly because I’ve been busy moving into another place, and secondly, all the photos I took didn’t actually save to the camera, so awesome.
Start training your thumbs with various exercises while playing Eye of the tiger on an infinite loop, because Capcom and Twitch are tag-teaming to start a year-long Street Fighter league.
Resident Evil games have been a very different beast as of late, jumping out of horror and into action. With disastrous results, because I never ever want to play Resident Evil 6 again. One zombie horror game that I would go back to however? Resident Evil 4, which has just been tarted up with HD visuals.
Say what you will about the Xbox One and its lack of local release date, I’m still excited for the thing (I’ll have my cheque now, thanks). Mostly, I really want to kill a bunch of zombies in Dead Rising 3, a game I’ve been keen to play since it was first announced. If you’re one of the lucky few locals in possession of Dead Rising 3 (and a lot of bandwidth to spare,) here’s some info on its new DLC, Broken Eagle
Capcom’s then-unnamed Deep down was one of the more interesting things shown at the Playstation4 reveal event in February last year. With a fantasy setting, and some incredible visuals ( and that fire!) many though it might be a next generation Dragon’s Dogma. It isn’t (for better or worse!), and it’s going to be a free-to-play game, but it’s going to impress the hell out of you.
So 2014 has rolled around and you have finally decided you want to play the 8th worst game of 2013, Deadpool? Well you’re year is off to a bad start unfortunately as you can’t anymore.
The last couple of years have not been kind to Capcom. Once a powerhouse company that could do no wrong, recent releases have either been absolute failures or just poor performers at retail. And with the gaming industry being as unforgiving as it is, such performances don’t bode well for even the biggest of developers. But Capcom could be poised for a return to solid gaming.
I have to admit, I'm a huge fan of misdirection. I love it when a game (or a book or even a movie) starts off in one direction, lures you in, and while you're confident that you have a fair understanding of its motives, it rattles your cage. It leaves you in a state of contemplation. It's not as simple or as mundane as a lazy plot-twist, but rather the art of hiding deeper philosophical questions behind a façade of simplicity. Spec Ops: The Line hid a deeper message under the guise of “a military shooter,” and in similar fashion Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies takes on the legal profession.
Neeeeed…more…launch gaaaaaames. If there was an Xbox One game that had both myself and Geoff drooling at E3 this year, it had to be Dead Rising 3.Brash, violent and in your face with a chainsaw duct-taped to an oar, the game was plenty of fun. The embargo has lifted for Dead Rising 3, and the critics have plenty to say about the running dead simulator.
Right now, Dead Rising 3 is just about the only launch period exclusive (along with Peggle 2!) that’s getting me excited for Microsoft’s Xbox One. When I first saw it at E3 and later played it at Gamescom, it suffered from some pretty jarring frame-rate issues. At a more recent build at our own rAge though, it was rough around the edges, but buttery smooth. Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry got to test an even newer build…and it seems the frame rate issues are back.
Capcom’s revealed that survival horror action shooter Resident Evil 5 has become the company’s best selling game, usurping Street Fighter II’s position as the biggest home gaming breadwinner.
I am pretty damned excited for Capcom’s Xbox One exclusive, Dead Rising 3. It may look all serious, but it got that irreverent and wacky gameplay you’d expect from Dead Rising. This new announcement though, tempers that excitement a little. Like a certain other Xbox One launch game, it’ll be getting a Season Pass – which means a ton of DLC has been announced before the game is even out.