• Dead Rising 2 Buries Xbox Live Record

        Sales record fatality

        Capcom's standalone teaser, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, has sold more copies in one week than any other piece of Xbox Live content.

        The download serves as a prologue to the upcoming Dead Rising 2, and it even allows you to start off your character early and carry stats, clothing, and other items into the main game.

        Case Zero is available for 400 points on Xbox Live. Dead Rising 2 will be available for purchase at retail on September 28.

        Comments 9 Comments
        1. GohanX's Avatar
          GohanX -
          So....you have to pay for demos now?
        1. Compass's Avatar
          Compass -
          Exactly. Fanboys will attempt to spin it till the cows come home, but that's exactly where we're headed regardless if this strictly fits the traditional "demo" definition.

          It's scary how quickly we moved past finished games being sold in one piece with retarded and/or oblivious and/or just-plain-old-fashioned-zero-self-control-consumer-addicts nary batting an eye. Let's check back in a year and see how much bolder and brazen the industry has gotten with this greedy shit.
        1. Mzo's Avatar
          Mzo -
          Good thing I don't care about what you said because it was AWESOME.

          Would recommend to a friend, A++ seller.
        1. Josh's Avatar
          Josh -
          It really is a stand alone game. Story wise at least.
        1. Josh's Avatar
          Josh -
          Quote Originally Posted by GohanX View Post
          So....you have to pay for demos now?
          Who says you have to buy this?
        1. Nick's Avatar
          Nick -
          I think Compass is on the right track when it comes to some DLC. Look at the Dragon Age Witch Hunt quest that came out a couple of days ago. That's the kind of content an old RPG would have given you to play as part of the epilogue.

          If it just recycles assets from the main game, either save it up for one big DLC package or give it away (maybe for no more than 160 Live points) as a goodwill gesture. That Dragon Age pack being seven bucks considering what's in it is just another example of DLC that will turn people off to the good stuff.

          But the Dead Rising game is substantial enough to not fit into that category, from what I've heard.

          So, EA bad, Capcom good? We've learned a lot.
        1. Josh's Avatar
          Josh -
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        1. Geen's Avatar
          Geen -
          I only played the demo of Case Zero (I just don't care for Dead Rising, no matter how many chances I give it), but it seemed like a full game experience, even if it is a short one.
          At five bucks, is this a bad thing? As Josh said, you don't have to buy it. I played the trial and, from that, I know that I don't want to play it anymore nor do I give a damn about Dead Rising 2. For others, they get more play and unique content for a game they're looking forward to, plus are rewarded in-game for doing so.
          I don't see what the problem is here.
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