Capcom Confirms No Run & Gun In Resi 5 by Anthony Barlow
February 4, 2009, 9:42 am
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[By Anthony]

Now maybe it’s just me, or, well me and Ad’s but is anyone else finding the Resident Evil 5 controls horrendous? After playing the demo of the game both of us feel that buying the game will be a waste of time because of the crappy control scheme. Our last hope would’ve been Capcom saying: “Yeah, we’ll add in run and gun controls” or something to that effect, when in fact they’ve done the opposite.

In a new community blog post Capcom have confirmed that no such controls will be added or patched into their upcoming survival horror action game.

“While RE5 is very action-heavy, the base RE game design mechanic of holding fast while shooting remains,” says the Capcom blog. Newcomers to the series may need to make some “mental readjustments,” but the controls have remained this way to establish a sense of risk and danger while in combat. The new controls will instead grant “more natural motion to the second analog stick on your 360 or PS3 controller,”

Whilst there might be strong arguments for both sides of the RE5 controls saga, I personally feel that a game like that, with that many enemies on screen, needs better controls.

[Ducks, takes cover and prepares for the onslaught]

Street Fighter IV, Resi 5 Invade Home by Anthony Barlow
February 4, 2009, 9:36 am
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[By Anthony]

It looks like Capcom have been hard at work giving the fans something cool in PlayStation Home. The Japanese developer are adding a slew of Street Fighter costumes into Sony’s social service as well as Resident Evil 5 costumes and an RE 5 themed game space. Little is known about these add-on’s as of yet, but i’m sure they’ll sell if they’re not overpriced (of course, the game space is free). I wonder if they’ll chuck in a zombie themed mini game? I hope so. More on this when we get the info.

Resident Evil 5 Install Is Massive by Anthony Barlow
February 2, 2009, 1:23 pm
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[By Anthony]

More RE 5 news now and it has been revealed that the game, like many others, requires a massive install on the PlayStation 3. It comes as bad news for owners of the smaller HDD systems as the install weighs in at around 5 gigabytes. Not good. As far as I know the install is mandatory, hopefully it’ll pay off on the performance front.

Resident Evil 5 Demo Available In Europe by Anthony Barlow
February 2, 2009, 1:19 pm
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[By Anthony]

More demo news here and now it’s Capcom’s turn to shine. The demo for Resident Evil 5 has now hit the PlayStation Store and is available to download. The demo contains two stages, both of which can be played in online and offline co-op. Nice. It weighs in at 942mb so you’ll need a fair bit of space to download it. Go download it anyway, it should be worth it. Impressions may follow.

Ken Lally Confirms Voice Work For COD6 by Anthony Barlow

This is NOT a screenshot!

[By Anthony]

Ken Lally has confirmed that he’s doing voice work for the upcoming Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2  (or “Call Of Duty 6”). Now I know that everyone is wondering, “who the hell is Ken Lally”. Well, acording to IMDB, Lally is the voice actor for Albert Wesker in the upcoming Resident Evil 5 and appeared as ‘The German’ in two episodes of the current season of Heroes. Lally confirmed his affiliation with Infinity Ward’s new shooter in an interview with Coin-Op TV. This makes it extremely likely that we’ll see a new Call Of Duty in 2009. I can’t wait. Announced at E3 maybe?

Resident Evil 5 Demo Coming To PSN Feb. 5th by Anthony Barlow
January 15, 2009, 10:02 pm
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[By Anthony]

It has been announced today that PlayStation 3 owners can expect to see a demo on February 5th. The demo is said to incluide to levels of the game and will feature split-screen and online co-op modes. Definitely a good thing. Players will also be able to pick between Resident Evil 4 controls and the new “action” control scheme which is based off game like Gears Of War.

Sounds good. Another game I haven’t gotten my hands on yet so I should enjoy this.

Resident Evil 5 Getting ‘Special’ PS3 Too by Anthony Barlow
January 7, 2009, 9:27 am
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[By Anthony]

With the announcement that SEGA are giving the PS3 the Yakuza touch for an upcoming bundle, it seems that themed bundles (and consequently PS3’s) will be flooding the Japanese market in 2009. Today Sony have announced that they will are putting together a ‘special’ bundle (Japan only) for Biohazard 5 (Resident Evil 5). The package includes the game, a DualShock controller and an 80GB PS3 console. The console itself has the Biohazard 5 logo on it and the word ‘Biohazard’ on the disc slot.

Personally, if I had to choose one of the two recent ‘special’ PS3’s I think I’d go with the Yakuza one, but that’s just me. I’m sure RE (or Biohazard) fans will love this.