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  • Blog Post: Dead Rising 2, Case 0 Free Today For Xbox Live Gold Members

    Here's a quick reminder: Microsoft has pushed the start button on its Dead Rising 2 and Case 0 promotions , which means that Xbox Live Gold members can now pick up the two games at no charge, beyond the price of a Gold membership. These are timed, and you have two weeks to take advantage of the deal... More
  • Blog Post: August's Xbox Games With Gold Titles: Crackdown, Dead Rising 2

    A new month means two more free Xbox Live Games. In August, Xbox Live Gold members will be jumping from rooftop to rooftop in search of agility orbs and mowing down hordes of undead with homemade weapons. Beginning tomorrow, August 1, Crackdown will be free for Xbox Live Gold members. On August 16, both... More
  • Blog Post: Layoffs Hit Dead Rising Dev

    The developer behind Dead Rising 2 suffered layoffs today, Capcom confirmed. The company let go 7 percent of its total workforce due to an "unsuitable fit" with studio goals. "Capcom Vancouver has laid off 20 staff as part of its regular periodic assessment of overall studio goals,"... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Rising 2: Off The Record Costs $40

    Dead Rising 2 was a successful title, but some fans weren't too happy about the prospect of buying the whole game again just to play as Frank West in Off the Record. Well, here's something that might soften the blow: The game only costs $40. Speaking with Eurogamer , executive producer Jason... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Rising 2 DLC Is Half Off

    Looking for an excuse to check out the extra Dead Rising 2 content? Four major pieces of content have had their prices slashed. The 360 Deal of the Week has listed all of the Dead Rising 2 DLC at dramatically reduced rates for the week. Case Zero currently costs 200 Microsoft points ($2.50). Case West... More
  • Blog Post: Monster Hunter Freedom 3 Fuels Capcom's Growth

    In the United States, Monster Hunter barely makes a blip on the radar. In Japan, it's such a money maker that Capcom’s profits rose nearly 300 percent during the last nine months of 2010 largely thanks to the latest title in the series. According to a Capcom press release, the company also... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Rising 2: Case West Creeps Onto XBL December 27

    We here at Game Informer love us some Dead Rising 2. Many of us devoured the Case Zero prologue, and almost everyone sunk their teeth into Dead Rising 2. Thankfully, we now have Dead Rising 2: Case West's concrete release date of December 27 to look forward to. The standalone downloadable game will... More
  • Blog Post: Amazon's Dead Rising 2 Pre-Order Codes DOA

    Getting goodies for pre-ordering games has become a normal habit for consumers, retailers, and publishers, but Amazon and Capcom's Dead Rising 2 pre-order campaign has hit a bump in the road. Gamers who pre-ordered the game from the online retailer are being told that the avatar outfit they were... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom's Profits Are Down, But Sales Are Up

    Capcom announced its financial results for the first half of the 2010 fiscal year today, and the results are a mixture of good and bad news. The sales are up, but the profits are down. The report calls out Dead Rising 2 and Super Street Fighter IV as performing well, along with Sengoku Basara: Samurai... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Rising 2 Declares Modern Warfare On Zombie Menace

    When you're hands ache from duct-taping together homemade zombie-killing weapons, the simplicity of pulling the trigger of a big gun is pretty enticing. Normally firearms in Dead Rising 2 aren't the best option for cleansing the undead hordes from Fortune City, but the new Soldier of Fortune... More
  • Blog Post: September NPD: Halo Reach And Madden Top Changed NPD Charts

    Yesterday we reported that the NPD Group is changing the way they report monthly video game sales figures, and today we get our first view of this new style. As was expected, we now know a lot less about what games sold how much last month, and we have limited hardware results. Nevertheless, check out... More
  • Blog Post: NPD: PC Game Sales May Grow This Year Thanks to StarCraft, WOW, Civ V

    A few weeks ago , the NPD Group released a study stating that in the first half of 2010 digital sales of PC games were higher than physical sales. Those numbers were clarified a little bit today during a GDC Online panel. Digital distribution may not be the overwhelming winner that it at first appeared... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Rising 2 Zombrex Edition And High Stakes Edition Unboxing

    We love smashing up zombie hordes just about as much as we love ripping open crazy special edition packages for games. So when Capcom combined our two loves by delivering copies of the High Stakes Edition and Zombrex Edition of Dead Rising 2 to the GI offices, people were excited. Here's what we... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Rising 2 Launch Trailer Rife With Spoilers

    What has gotten into Capcom lately? Dead Rising 2 comes out in North America next week, and the publisher has just released a new trailer for it. So far, so good. The strange thing is that it reveals a ton of end-game content, including glimpses of one of the last boss fights and a few situations that... More
  • Blog Post: Frank West Returns In Dead Rising Epilogue!

    At Capcom's Tokyo Game Show press briefing Dead Rising made an unexpected appearance. Dead Rising 2 isn't even out, yet Capcom is already talking about what comes next. Dead Rising: Case West is an epilogue that takes place after the events in Dead Rising 2. In this act, Chuck, Dead Rising 2's... More
  • Blog Post: Arm Yourself For The Zombie Apocalypse While Drinking Punch

    Warning: If you do not live near Los Angeles, this story will probably make you mad/sad. Capcom's hosting a special Dead Rising 2 party this Friday night, and you're invited. Again, if you do not live near Los Angeles, the following might make you mad/sad. According to the Capcom blog , the game... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Rising: Case 0 Has 300,000 Players

    Capcom took a risk with Case 0. Instead of making a free demo for Dead Rising 2, the company charged $5 for Case 0, which gives players a feel for the gameplay while providing content that will carry over to main game. The only question was whether people would pay for small taste of Dead Rising 2. Apparently... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Rising 2 Weaponry Leaks Into Monster Hunter Frontier

    “Ever wondered what it would be like to use Dead Rising 2 weapons against the beasts of Monster Hunter?” asks Capcom’s official community blog . It’s probably safe to assume most of us would answer with “Um, no.” That’s not to say that the results of such a mash... More
  • Blog Post: Move Over Servbot Bobble-Head, Chuck Greene Is here

    If you thought the previously announced Servbot bobble was awesome, Capcom is really upping the ante. Dead Rising 2's motocross hero, Chuck Greene, is joining the top heavy club. The Servbot's cylindrical head was robbed of all its angles in the bobble metamorphosis, and Chuck is suffering the... More
  • Blog Post: Preorder Dead Rising 2 And You Could Win A 6-Foot Zombie

    Joining the previously announced Dead Rising 2: Zombrex Edition , Capcom detailed an even more impressive premium pack for the pending release via the Capcom-Unity blog . Available exclusively through the Capcom Store, the Dead Rising 2: High Stakes Edition is as glitzy as it gets. In the flavor of Fortune... More
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