Why Would a Game With No Online Play Require an Online Connection?

For some, the inclusion of DRM - "digital rights management" which prevents copying - is a provocative act. That makes requiring an online check-in for a game with no online component, like Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2, both perplexing and obnoxious. » 2/03/11 6:00pm 2/03/11 6:00pm

Snag Final Fight's Awesome Remixed Soundtrack

Reviewing Final Fight: Double Impact this week, I failed to mention the game's remixed soundtrack as a definite plus. It's the product of Simon Viklund, who delivered the outstanding techno score of Bionic Commando: Rearmed. It's available for download, free. » 4/17/10 6:30pm 4/17/10 6:30pm

Bionic Commando Rearmed Success "Hasn't Sunk In" For Capcom Japan

Interesting comment from Bionic Commando (the big, new one) producer Ben Judd. Speaking with Videogamer about the success of Bionic Commando Rearmed, he says:
It's a game that's been done by a Japanese publisher so even though it's doing extremely well, that information hasn't really sunk in to their side. It'll be…
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Rearming the Music — and Memories — of Bionic Commando

Of all the features in Bionic Commando: Rearmed » 9/04/08 2:00pm 9/04/08 2:00pm, other than its fundamental game play, nothing bridges 1988 to 2008 like the game's soundtrack. Its driving, blood-pumping, head-nodding rhythm is instantly recognizable as the music from the NES classic of 20 years ago, and it has won praise from many who have reviewed…

Bionic Commando Comparisons

Show of hands, how many of you got Bionic Commando: Rearmed » 8/30/08 4:00pm 8/30/08 4:00pm and then went out and found the ROM for the original Bionic Commando and played it? Tooling around on the Bionic Commando blog I found a link to two videos Gametrailers put up last week, splicing gameplay from both titles and highlighting some things you…

Bionic Commando: Rearmed First Week Download Numbers

Bionic Commando: Rearmed » 8/25/08 8:40am 8/25/08 8:40am is a proper downloadable game. It's meaty — like a real game! Reviewers players seem to be picking up on that. And for a downloadable title, the game's doing pretty good across the platforms. But how good? Over at the official Bionic Commando site, producer Ben Judd writes: That's a nice…

Mechanical Arm Swinging Goodness in Bionic Commando Trailer

If you haven't gotten your hands on Bionic Commando: Rearmed for 360, PS3 and PC, do it, it's fun and hard as hell. This brings us to its big brother, Bionic Commando that Fahey got to try out at E3. In this gameplay trailer we get to see all of the mechanical arm swinging one could only dream about. The game will be… » 8/21/08 1:00pm 8/21/08 1:00pm

Bionic Commando Rearmed Review: Swing Low, Sweet Re-Release

Let's get this out of the way right now: Bionic Commando Rearmed isn't a "reimagining" of Capcom's 1988 classic. It's not "based on" the characters or premise, it's not a sequel, it's not a prequel. This is » 8/18/08 2:00pm 8/18/08 2:00pm the original Bionic Commando, albeit with a freshly-applied coat of paint, and it brings to the 360, PS3 and PC all…

Capcom Still Has "Ace Up Its Sleeve" For Bionic Commando

And not any ace, says Bionic Commando » 8/16/08 12:00am 8/16/08 12:00am producer Ben Judd in his , but a " ace". At a small event for the launch of , Judd said that the downloadable title was doing way better than it had been targeted. "There were people at Capcom who told me not to make this game," Judd said. While is doing well, Judd says that it won't …