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…
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?
I could totally watch a special episode of Wacky Races with artist Ido Yehimovitz's re-imagined video game cars leading the way.
Which video game has the most gruesome death scenes? Surely Mortal Kombat 9 is a contender, in particular Noob Saibot's first fatality called "Make a Wish." It's so ridiculous it stands out despite Mortal Kombat's already high level of gore.
Rumors are swirling that Capcom Vancouver, the development studio behind Dead Rising 2, has laid off multiple people.
Capcom has teamed up with those magical people at Gaikai to deliver a 30 minute timed demo of Dead Rising 2 that runs in your Java-enabled web browser. Ain't technology a thing?
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.
You may be done with Dead Rising 2, but Frank West isn't. And in this trailer, Frank West sticks things up a zombie's ass. Gameplay footage follows.
The video game zombies of Resident Evil and Dead Rising are equally undead and equally at ease with chewing on your neck.
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.
Chuck Greene wasn't the hero of Dead Rising 2. Chuck Greene wasn't the man who faced down the slow flood of zombies stumbling through the casinos of Fortune City. Chuck didn't whack a few hundred zombies with baseball bats and halt the groans of many more with sharp objects.
Blood spattered across his pants and canary-yellow racing jacket, Chuck Greene stands uncomfortably in front of the bathroom stall.
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.
A man is taking a photo in a video game. Yay. But, no! This is Frank West in the new Dead Rising 2 downloadable expansion. This is the return of photography.
Lemme tell ya, I have, that game was called "my third marriage." Hey-oooo! But seriously folks, the ESRB summary for Dead Rising 2's DLC mentions a wieldable sex toy. I thought that was the paddlesaw! Bang, pow, zoom ...
The Soldier of Fortune Theme Pack is available today for Dead Rising 2, transforming Chuck Greene into a lean, mean, shooting machine.
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.
In a recent interview, Capcom's Keiji Inafune (of Dead Rising and Onimusha fame) talks about the impossible, doing the impossible and how that makes game developers grow as people. He also says he hates his job.
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.
The Dead Rising 2 dress-up fun never stops, as Capcom reveals four themed packs of downloadable content that add new looks and new abilities to Chuck Greene's arsenal.