Tagged With dead rising 2

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Games have a zombie problem. They can be your basic slow shamblers or your fast berserkers, but whatever variation appears in a game, zombies are little more than mindless pinatas meant to be killed in large numbers. Zombies are rarely a challenge to fight on an intellectual level, and an enemy that doesn't get players thinking isn't an enemy worth fighting. So how do you make zombies interesting? Capcom's Dead Rising 2 offered an interesting solution: Add a timer to the mix.

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It may be a rare sight today, but a demo is one of the best things an upcoming game can do for its audience. Of course, not all demos are created equal - the best demos generate excitement and set expectations for what's to come, while the worst demos convince us not to buy. What makes a great demo?

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I could totally watch a special episode of Wacky Races with artist Ido Yehimovitz's re-imagined video game cars leading the way. Trevor with his ute could easily replace Dick Dastardly, but not even he could stop Axel's taxi from Crazy Taxi. I guess the titular tank from the Metal Slug series is already cartoony in the games, but nevertheless these illustrated versions all look fantastic.

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I learned new lessons in the art of zombie-killing in a noisy hotel suite in New York City yesterday. My textbook was the upcoming video game Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. In it, Dead Rising hero Frank West tests new, creative weighs to slice, freeze, melt and crush zombies. I learned a lot playing this game, and I now must share my knowledge with you.

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Dead Rising games have always been difficult, but gamers haven't always been happy about that. What's a fair way to make a game tough, and what isn't? With each new Dead Rising release, the game creators at Capcom have been tweaking their answer and reconsidering what players want.

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No memes about covering wars, you know, in this new trailer for Dead Rising 2: Case West. Just the return of Dead Rising's intrepid photog and a hint at the story behind his team-up with the sequel's motocross-racing protagonist.

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The Soldier of Fortune Theme Pack is available today for Dead Rising 2, transforming Chuck Greene into a lean, mean, shooting machine.

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At last, a meeting of masterminds at Comic-Con New York. That's Keiji Inafune, creator of Capcom's Dead Rising series, and none other than Bruce Campbell, the iconic actor of The Evil Dead and other pillars of the zombie-film genre.

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Wife dead, daughter infected, motocross superstar Chuck Greene is forced to compete on nationally televised zombie killing show Terror is Reality to earn the cash to help keep his daughter from turning. But then things go sideways.