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Capcom Crams Figures And Anime Inside Street Fighter IV Collector’s Edition

By Spencer . December 5, 2008 . 10:22am

When publishers say “Collector’s Edition” they usually mean a metal case, some kind of special downloadable content, and a soundtrack CD. Capcom is raising our expectations of what a Collector’s Edition can be today with their Street Fighter IV Collector’s Edition. This package contains two figures one of fan favorite Ryu and one of newcomer […]

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How To Get Access To Japan’s Resident Evil 5 Demo (Update: New Method)

By Spencer . December 5, 2008 . 1:42am

The Biohazard… ahem… Resident Evil 5 demo went live on Japan’s Xbox Live Marketplace. I downloaded it and it’s entirely in English. In fact, the title screen shows up with Resident Evil 5 unless you have your console’s language set in Japanese. So, there really isn’t anything stopping people from playing it except for one […]

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Resident Evil 2 Wii-make rumor poster also “confirms” Wild Arms 6th and Shadow Hearts 3

By Spencer . August 28, 2008 . 3:32pm

It’s a lazy summer day and gamers in the USA are congregating to Washington for PAX. In the absence of news discussion has sparked from a 2chan post about a Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition-like remake for Resident Evil 2. Sure, Capcom has its fair share of Wii ports which makes the news superficially believable, […]

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Control Resident Evil 0 with the nunchuck, remote, and classic controller

By Spencer . June 20, 2008 . 12:31pm

We’re only weeks away until Resident Evil 0 is re-released on the Wii and we still don’t know much about it. Well, there isn’t much to know about. Capcom isn’t adding any new content to Biohazard 0, but it has a new control scheme. Motion control? Maybe not. Nintendo’s product page doesn’t mention it.   […]

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Resident Evil infects pachislot parlors

By Spencer . May 22, 2008 . 11:27am

Part of Capcom’s fiscal year 2009 strategy involves Pachislot, namely licensing their franchises for Pachislot use. We saw a Devil May Cry 3 pachislot machine last year and this year Capcom plans to expand into the business with “several pachinko/pachislo machine models.”   The four reel, Biohazard pachislot machine pictured on the right is one […]

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Japan’s PlayStation store fills up with (more) quality PlayStation classics

By Spencer . December 26, 2007 . 11:24am

If getting a retro PsOne game every few months wasn’t bad enough this excellent list of games makes the void of PsOne classics on the US store worse. The second burst update for the Japanese PlayStation store includes hits like Biohazard 2 (Resident Evil 2), Baroque and a personal favorite, Intelligent Qube. I love the […]

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Surprise! Japan wants Halo 3 too

By Spencer . June 5, 2007 . 8:44am

Some people presume that Japan doesn’t like Western games, but that isn’t necessarily the case. Grand Theft Auto sold fairly well and Ratchet & Clank has always been a hit even though the box art has cartoony characters. Similar to how there is a growing niche market for strategy RPGs in North America, a first […]

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The Resident Evil iPod

By Spencer . May 31, 2007 . 6:00am

  Capcom has released lots of Resident Evil swag over the years, but this iPod nano with an engraved S.T.A.R.S. logo has to be one of the rarest. The only way to get this iPod was to use a JCB card in Japan and spend more than 100,000 yen ($822) in three months. Then you […]

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Play-Asia selling Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition early?

By Spencer . May 29, 2007 . 12:48pm

Biohazard 4 Wii Edition comes out on May 31st in Japan and Capcom USA has Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition scheduled to come out on June 19th. However Play-Asia claims they are getting the US release next week, about two weeks before the official release date.   Biohazard 4 Wii Edition (aka. Resident Evil 4 […]

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Capcom’s limited edition Resident Evil: Umbrella chronicles swag

By Spencer . May 17, 2007 . 12:44pm

  The Biohazard Umbrella aluminum box comes with: a game software case, two keys (to lock the box), an original box, instructions, caution tape and tags. It doesn’t come with the game and it isn’t a limited edition version of Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles. It’s Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles box that looks like it can […]

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First wave of PS1 games coming to the PS3 and PSP

By Spencer . October 27, 2006 . 9:36am

  The Playstation 3 is getting its own library of retro games from the PS1 catalog. You can download PS1 games and play them directly on the console or transfer them to your PSP for portable play. Every month about ten titles are going to be released and here is the first set of games: […]

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Battle of the console exclusives

By Spencer . October 18, 2006 . 12:28pm

Even though the Wii has an original control scheme, the Xbox 360 has loads of RAM and the PS3 has the most disc storage it really comes down to the games selling the system. Since you can play Madden, Rayman Raving Rabbids and generic movie game #49209 on all three of the new systems the […]

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Playstation Awards 2006

By Spencer . July 26, 2006 . 9:22am

Every year Sony Computer Entertainment gives out awards to companies with best selling software on their Playstation platforms. Final Fantasy XII got the top prize, a double platinum award. Konami dominated the charts with their sports titles like the Winning Eleven soccer series and Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 12 Ketteiban. Also props go to Capcom […]

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PS3 games wanted more than Wii games

By Spencer . July 19, 2006 . 11:29am

This week’s most wanted list in Japan has the tables turned in favor of the Playstation 3. Final Fantasy XIII, Biohazard 5, and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots all rank in the top ten. While these games were only shown in trailer form they managed to snag the second, fourth and fifth […]

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Famitsu Awards 2005

By Spencer . April 23, 2006 . 9:49pm

Best Hit Prize Oideyo Doubutsu no Mori (Animal Crossing DS) / 2,442,397   Rookie Prize Shadow of the Colossus / 208,340 Rogue Galaxy / 354,516   All Generation Prize Nou wo Kitaeru Otona no DS Training (Adult Brain Training) / 1,924,670   RPG Prize Tales of the Abyss / 554,816   Frontier Prize Ryuu ga […]

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Resident Evil: Deadly Silence

By Spencer . February 7, 2006 . 12:53am

aka Biohazard: Deadly Silence in Japan.   Purchase at Play-Asia   Nearly ten years after Resident Evil was released, Capcom decides to bring back the original game onto the DS. Now this isn’t the first or second re-release for the classic game that brought survival horror to the masses. The game had a “Director’s Cut” […]

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