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Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha Review | Fun-Disc DLC

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Jonathan Lester
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Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha Review | Fun-Disc DLC

Platform: Xbox One (£7.99)

Developer: Capcom Vancouver

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

I see what you did there, Capcom. After years of releasing 'super' and 'arcade' editions of games we already own, not to mention bucketloads of deeply questionable DLC, it's time to poke a little fun at yourselves while making amends for Dead Rising 3's calamitous season pass. Half fan service brawler, half 80s retro reference and all slightly-too-forced self parody, this colourful slice of content turns the game into a four-player hack and slasher. A bit like Streets Of Rage or Final Fight, perhaps, only with hundreds of zombies and an M. Bison boss the size of an office block.

It's galling that Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha is still technically "on-disc DLC," mind, since the files are included in the latest mandatory 4GB title update. You've just swapped a physical CD for the hard drive, Capcom; making everyone who owns the game download the content then charging to unlock it. An improvement, except that we've only got 500GB to play with and you should ask our permission before taking up valuable space with stuff we might not want.

Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha Review | Fun-Disc DLC

Never mind though, because I just dressed Frank West up as Mayor Haggar, teamed up with Nick Ramos in a sexy Felicia outfit and made lots of dead things even deader. Arcade Remix may not be subtle or particularly deep, but it sure is fun when you get some mates involved.

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Dead Rising 3 jumps from Xbox One to PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Capcom, Capcom Vancouver, PC games, Sandbox games, Xbox One Games

Play it with an Xbox One controller

Dead Rising 3 was our favourite launch title on either new-gen console by a country mile, translating horsepower into outrageous fun rather than shiny graphics. However, PC gamers will soon be able to get in on the action with a graphically-enhanced PC version of the Xbox One exclusive, boasting "upgraded textures" and trading cards if you buy on Steam.

You might not have to play it on Xbox One, but at least you can use an Xbox One controller. Microsoft has now released the drivers at long last; they'll be included in a later automatic Windows update or you can grab them now from Major Nelson. Unlike the Xbox 360 controller, you can connect it via a standard micro USB cable.

DuckTales Remastered PC docked down to £3.18 at GMG (with code)

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Capcom, PC games, Platformer, WayForward Technologies

DuckTales Remastered PC docked down to £3.18 at GMG (with code)

DuckTales: Remastered | GMG | £3.18 (RRP: £11.99)
DuckTales: Remastered review | Voucher Code: QUK706-XWFKI6-8UK3NL

Woooo-ooooo! DuckTales: Remastered is an impressively faithful revamp of the original platformer, complete with all of its enjoyable pogo-stomping gameplay and annoying flaws that stand out in the 21st century. However, at £11.99, it was simply too expensive when compared to any number of superior download games.

£3.18 seems more than fair for nostalgia hounds, courtesy of Green Man Gaming's QUK706-XWFKI6-8UK3NL voucher code. Thanks once again to dealfinder general jaystan @ HUKD!

Metal Slug 3 only £2.99 on Steam

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Capcom, Metal Slug 3, PC games, SHMUP

Metal Slug 3 only £2.99 on Steam

Metal Slug 3 | Steam | £2.99 (save £3)

Metal Slug 3 is an absolute gem of a game, and arguably the best of a classic series. Not just because it has rideable ostriches. Great bosses, intense action and a hilarious sense of humour means this old-school run & gun SHMUP can still hold its own. Better yet, you can save £3 on it. Thanks to theg @ HUKD!

NB: Metal Slug 3 isn't compatible with Windows XP, in case you still run it.

Snap up Dragon's Crown on PS Vita for only £19.99 at GAME

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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Action RPGs, Beat ‘em ups, Capcom, Dragon's Crown, PS Vita games, RPGs
Snap up Dragon's Crown on PS Vita for only £19.99 at GAME

Dragon's Crown | GAME | £19.99
Price ComparisonReview

We've been waiting for a price drop on Dragon's Crown to take it below the £20 mark as it's been holding its value rather impressively, and now GAME have delivered. We'd go so far as to say that the PS Vita version is probably a bit better than the PS3 equivalent that to the immediacy of the touchscreen and, if you have an original console, that OLED magnificence. Brendan had a blast with this surprisingly deep action RPG, and you should definitely give his review a read.

Thanks to PIMPed at HotUkDeals.

Losing Sight Of One's Audience: Square, Nintendo, Capcom and other publishers need to stop panicking and remember how they got here

Author:
Matt Gardner
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Features
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Battlefield, Bravely Default, Call Of Duty, Capcom, DICE, EA, Final Fantasy, Hitman, Nintendo, Resident Evil, Square Enix, Wii U

Losing Sight Of One's Audience: Square, Nintendo, Capcom and other publishers need to stop panicking and remember how they got here

I've been playing a lot of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD of late, and it's impossible not to do so without remembering a time when Square knew who and what it was as a company, where its strengths lay, and what it was truly best at.

A week or so ago, Jon reported on a few telling quotes from Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda, as he talked about the company's desire to pursue mass market appeal with their games.

"If you focus too much on the global aspect, you might lose sight of who you're actually making the game for," Matsuda said. "For example, if you look back at 2013, we've had some home console games made for a global audience that struggled."

Losing Sight Of One's Audience: Square, Nintendo, Capcom and other publishers need to stop panicking and remember how they got here

He pointed to Hitman: Absolution in that regard, before holding up Bravely Default as an example of a game that stuck to its guns and delivered an outstanding JRPG that refused to compromise, and sold well because of it.

But why did Square Enix go down this path in the first place? Why try to fix a problem that wasn't broken to begin with? To take a look at the recent instalments in their flagship series -- Final Fantasy -- is to see a process of paranoid tinkering, desperately trying to make the series more streamlined and action-oriented, to the point where, in Final Fantasy XIII, all you had to do for the first fifteen hours was push "Up" and "A". Now, with Lightning Returns, we have a game that's barely recognisable by the standards that made Final Fantasy a household brand name.

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Dead Rising 3: The Last Agent DLC Review | The Least Pointless

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Capcom, Capcom Vancouver, Dead Rising 3, DLC, Xbox One, Xbox One Games

Dead Rising 3: The Last Agent DLC Review | The Least Pointless

Platform: Xbox One (£7.99)

Developer: Capcom Vancouver

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Is "less pointless than usual" a compliment? It's hardly the most glowing endorsement of a DLC pack, but compared to the rest of Dead Rising 3's noxious season pass content, The Last Agent manages to claw itself into the giddy heights of mediocrity.

Don't misunderstand me: the fourth and final season pass offering is still fairly pointless and a waste of £7.99 on paper. It lasts roughly two hours, contains recycled missions, starts with yet another vehicle driving section and doesn't bring anything new to the core experience.

Except railguns. And a jet engine turbine that fires gems. And a laser cannon. And a hydraulic power fist. Come back, The Last Agent, because much is forgiven.

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Strider Review | Sharp Combat With A Shadow Complex

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Action Games, Capcom, Double Helix, PC, PC games, Platformer, PS3, PS3 games, PS4, PS4 games, PSN, XBLA, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One, Xbox One Games

Strider Review | Sharp Combat With A Shadow Complex

Platforms: PCPS3PS4Xbox 360Xbox One (£11.99, reviewed)

Developer: Double Helix Games

Publisher: Capcom

Strider is the best game that Double Helix have ever made.

The bar was admittedly scraping along the ground, since their mediocre past form includes the likes of Battleship, Front Mission Evolved and that shocking Green Lantern tie-in. But be in no doubt: their suitably challenging and respectful remake of Capcom's classic slice & dice platformer is very good indeed, and worthy to bear the name. As soon as master assassin Hiryu goofily cartwheels over a crowd of robotic rifleman, flips off a wall and carves his first foe into tiny pieces, its pedigree is unmistakeable.

When Strider is content to be a faithful reboot, it's really rather brilliant. Having arrived in the sprawling city of Kazakh to murder its evil 'Grandmaster' and bring peace to the world with ultraviolence, Hiryu is as spry and blisteringly fast as we remember, barrelling through the corridors in a blur of precisely-aimed steel and perfectly-timed wall jumps. Packing a climbing sickle that can scale any surface, robotic combat enhancements and even a teleporter, he's a force to be reckoned with, but the Grandmaster's robot army and mercenary henchmen will give him a retro-tough run for his money.

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Dead Rising 3: Chaos Rising DLC Review | Retch Quest

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Capcom, Capcom Vancouver, Dead Rising 3, DLC, Xbox One, Xbox One Games

Dead Rising 3: Chaos Rising DLC Review | Retch Quest

Platform: Xbox One (£7.99)

Developer: Capcom Vancouver

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

You've got to feel sorry for Hunter Thibodeux. Before being pummelled and burned to a crisp by Nick Ramos in the first Dead Rising 3 boss battle, the hapless motorcycle gang leader spent his last hour on Earth undertaking fetch quests, smashing up emergency telephone booths, then doing another few fetch quests for a fistful of extra PP. Beneath his posturing and facepaint, he's basically a golden retriever with a mohawk, wagging his tail as he does everything his masters tell him.

It's such a waste, because this was Capcom Vancouver's golden opportunity to finally give us a decent slice of DLC. The groundwork's laid perfectly: you play as a boss character who's well-placed to enjoy the zombie carnage. He's out for a rip-roaring revenge story. You get to ride the outrageous offspring of a Harley Davidson and the Sea Drill from Tomorrow Never Dies. What could go wrong?

Pretty much everything, as it turns out. If you needed further proof that season passes are an idiotic waste of money, here's Chaos Rising with a textbook example of rushed, rehashed content that was pushed out to order with the minimum possible effort.

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Resident Evil - What's Gone Wrong?

Author:
Chris Hyde
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Features
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Capcom, Resident Evil, Survival Horror Games

Resident Evil - What's Gone Wrong?

For many gamers, myself included, Resident Evil 4 presents a pinnacle of the series that hasn't been reached since, despite two big budget subsequent releases, as well as a smattering of other lower-key launches too. And as Capcom prepares this week to release Resident Evil Ultimate HD Edition for the PC, it raises into question again why people fell in love with and still adore Leon's battle against the Ganados above any others before or since. And more to the point, why has such a great game not been taken as a basis for later games, and built upon to produce an even greater game? Why do we keep coming back to a game released over 9 years ago for our fix, and how did Capcom not capitalise on it and make two stellar follow ups in Resident Evil 5 and 6?

Start at the Beginning

The first reason for this apparent fall from grace is all in the build up. I remember a quote from Shigeru Miyamoto where he said he personally creates the first level in action games last, his rationale being:

“Your first level (or tutorial, or sequence, or whatever you want to call it) should serve as a prologue for the rest of your game. It should introduce many of the concepts your player will be interacting with through the rest of your game, and it should do so in a way that doesn’t alienate them right away.”

Source Mynintendonews

It's so important to get the first part of your game right, as it needs to set the tone and expectation for the rest of the experience. When thinking about Resident Evil, this means building up tension and anxiety and a feeling of helplessness. It needs to get your heart racing in a mixture of fear and adrenaline. Think about your favourite Resident Evil game and think about its opening sequence, whether it's the original's opening cut-sequence and first zombie encounter, or if indeed if it's Leon's experience in Resident Evil 4 in the creepy woods, the aggressive Ganados and of course the facing off against the entire village before the ominous bell tower tolls.

Resident Evil - What's Gone Wrong?

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EXPIRED | Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate only £16.99 at Zavvi on Wii U

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Capcom, RPG, Wii U, Wii U games

EXPIRED | Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate only £16.99 at Zavvi on Wii U

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate | Zavvi | £16.99 (cheap as chips)
Price Comparison | Review

Monster Hunter takes some time to get into, as you gradually work out how to avoid getting a rag-clad peasant eaten by massive dinosaurs over hours of grind, but rewards patience with hours of wonderful adventuring. Tracking and killing monstrous prey never gets old, while you'll get a real sense of accomplishment from crafting everything you own. Be sure to play online or locally with 3DS versions for the full effect - it's all in our Editor's Choice review.

Zavvi are selling it for a paltry £16.99, which is cheap as chips. Thanks to luciferslux @ HUKD for the great spot!

Monster Hunter 4 is finally coming West... but will take a year to get here

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS, 3DS Games, Capcom

Monster Hunter 4 is finally coming West... but will take a year to get here

If you're a 3DS owner with a penchant for compelling ARPGs, we've got a classic 'good news bad news' situation for you today.

The good news being that Capcom have finally confirmed that Monster Hunter 4 is headed to the US and Europe as Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate; a brand new edition bursting at the seams with extra content. Considering that series fans have been banging on about it for months now -- having played Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate to death -- this is bound to make a few mornings.

The bad news? We'll have to wait until 2015.

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**CLOSED** COMPETITION | Win DEAD RISING 3! [Xbox One]

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Dealspwn
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Capcom, Competitions, Xbox One, Xbox One Games

**CLOSED** COMPETITION | Win DEAD RISING 3! [Xbox One]

It's an age-old story.

Boy preorders Dead Rising 3 from cheap yet unreliable retailer. Microsoft sends boy a review copy. Boy forgets all about the preorder in the holiday season crunch, which then eventually arrives too close to Christmas to do anything about.

A classic tale, but it's going to have a happy ending for one of you lucky people. See, the boy in question is me... and I'm going to give away the sealed retail copy of Dead Rising 3!

**CLOSED** COMPETITION | Win DEAD RISING 3! [Xbox One]

Just in case you don't know, Dead Rising 3 is probably the most enjoyable new-gen launch title available for either system, translating the Xbox One's horsepower directly into outrageous shenanigans and insane numbers of zombies to put down with hundreds of sadistic combo weapons. "It's the essential Xbox One launch title: a rampant, ridiculous and riotous sandbox that delivers countless hours of unapologetic unrestrained fun," I wrote in our Editor's Choice review. "Rather than a pristine graphical showcase, it's a bountiful content-rich slaughter smorgasbord that encourages us to get our hands dirty in obscenely silly ways."

"Despite a handful of annoyances, Dead Rising 3 absolutely brings the fun to the new console generation."

So to be in with a chance of winning, we invite you to channel your inner MacGyver. Drop us a line in the comments box below and explain what outrageous weapon you'd cobble together out of common household/workplace objects to fight off a zombie invasion! The winner will be picked in terms of imagination, humour, originality and lethality.

The winner will be chosen at our discretion or randomly if it's too close to call. Be creative! Competition closes Monday 13th January at 17:00. Postage and delivery will be organised via the email address associated with your Dealspwn account, so please ensure that it's correct! UK entrants only.

This competition is now closed. Thanks to everyone who took part!

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UPDATE: Congratulations to Raasclark and the 'Beast About To Strike!'

"Finally! I get to use my two copies of MJ's 'Thriller' Album on vinyl(One's an unwanted present) and super glue each one to my two angle grinder discs, then duct taping each killer double disc to either end of my washing line pole, the middle of said pole being welded onto my hammer drill, which would be attached to the top of my motorcycle helmet."

"Not forgetting that I would attach speakers to the sides of my helmet, which would feed to the heads of my two vinyl players, glued onto the angle grinder discs, playing Micheal Jackson's zombie loving tune, in turn attracting the hordes, and slicing their much useless brains clean from their heads as my 'beast about to strike' screams out "Thriller!"."

Resident Evil 6 on Xbox 360 now £4.95 at The Game Collection

Author:
Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Action Games, Capcom, Xbox 360 games

Resident Evil 6 on Xbox 360 now £4.95 at The Game Collection
Resident Evil 6 | The Game Collection | £4.95
Xbox 360 price comparison | Resident Evil 6 Review

It's yet another deal from The Game Collection this morning, this time for the latest instalment in the Resident Evil series. This deal means you can save around a fiver over the next best offer elsewhere.

It may not have been a traditional Resident Evil experience, but does provide a fine opportunity for some co-op fun. At this price, it could be worth giving it a look to see for yourself. Thanks to BigJeffandCo @ HUKD!

Dead Rising 3 Pre-Order | £39.59 | WOWHD | Xbox One

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Capcom, Capcom Vancouver, Dead Rising 3, Xbox One, Xbox One Games

Dead Rising 3 Pre-Order | £39.59 | WOWHD | Xbox One

Dead Rising 3 Pre-Order | WOWHD | £39.59 (save £5)

Note that WOWHD can be hit and miss when it comes to delivery and customer service. Thanks to the always-amazing Jas10 @ HUKD!

 

Remember Me | £14.49 | Game | PS3 / 360

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
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Action Games, Capcom, DONTNOD Entertainment, PS3 games, Remember Me, Xbox 360 games

Remember Me | £14.49 | Game | PS3 / 360

Remember Me | Game PS3 / 360 | £14.49
Price Comparison PS3 / 360 | Review

*Also available as a free download to PS+ Members.

Thanks to Moog666 at HotUkDeals.

Dead Rising 3 Pre-Order | £37.75 (With Code) | Gameseek | Xbox One

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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Capcom, Capcom Vancouver, Dead Rising 3, Xbox One, Xbox One Games

Dead Rising 3 Pre-Order | £37.75 (With Code) | Gameseek | Xbox One

Dead Rising 3 Pre-Order | Gameseek | £37.75 (save £5)
Voucher Code: RETRO

Note that Gameseek may take payment up-front. Thanks to Silver420 @ HUKD!

Devil May Cry 4 | £1.00 (With Code) | Green Man Gaming | PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Brawler, Capcom, PC games

Devil May Cry 4 | £1.00 (With Code) | Green Man Gaming | PC

Devil May Cry IV | Green Man Gaming | £1.00 (save plenty)
Voucher Code: GMG20-IWGQX-41IS1

Deal lasts until 17:00 GMT. You'll get a Steam code. Thanks to ALW4RD1 @ HUKD!