Items tagged with Capcom

We knew that Mega Man 11 would be arriving be incoming sometime this year to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the franchise, but Capcom today announced the official release date for the title. Mega Man 11 will debut on October 2nd in the United States and will be available on all major console platforms (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) and the PC. In this latest installment, Dr. Wily is once again wreaking havoc with a new drop of Robot Masters. The game sees the introduction of new powers including the Speed Gear (which allows youth slow down time) and the Power Gear (which will amp up the power of the Mega Buster). However, using the Double Gear power-up, you'll be able to... Read more...
Here's a protip if you haven't already played Resident Evil 7 but plan on doing so—the game is best played at night with the lights turn off, and with the volume cranked up. That is, if you like a good scare. As to which platform to play on, we tend to favor the PC around these parts, though it's also available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and surprise, surprise, Capcom just announced it's headed to the Nintendo Switch as well. It will be yet another top-tier title to land on the Switch, adding to its growing catalog of games, which was our biggest complaint when the hybrid console launched—outside of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the Switch debuted with a relatively... Read more...
It's hard to believe that the original Street Fighter came out 30 years ago, debuting in Japanese arcades in 1987. Now three decades later, the Street Fighter franchise is still relevant, having outlasted the arcade scene's heyday with a successful transitions to in-home game systems. To celebrate the remarkably long run, Capcom is introducing a 30th Anniversary Collection for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. In the time that has elapsed since Street Fighter came into existence, there have been over 60 characters, 80 titles, and 40 million units sold. The anthology that Capcom is releasing includes a dozen of the more iconic releases, starting with the original Street Fighter... Read more...
Capcom is taking a page from the Puritan authorities in The Scarlet Letter, only instead of forcing adulterers to wear the letter "A" as punishment for their wicked ways, the developer is going going to brand rage quitters in Street Fighter V with a skull icon. These badges of shame will appear in the profiles of players who frequently disconnect from network matches, making it easier to avoid going into fisticuffs with someone who has a higher probability of quitting when on the verge of defeat.The practice of rage quitting has been a problem in Street Fighter Vi since it was released. Capcom has been taking measures to thwart the annoying behavior. It announced back in March of this year that... Read more...
Gamers that downloaded the latest update for Capcom’s Street Fighter V are getting quite a bit more than they bargained for — an unsecured rootkit. Redditor LoGicMoTion issued a warning to gamers that the latest update for the Windows version of the game was attempting to gain kernel level access to the operating system. The update puts capcom.sys in your System32 directory and in essence provides backdoor access to your PC, allowing a non-privileged user to run code. “The driver first registers itself using a pseudo-randomly generated name. That's kind of suspicious,” writes extrwi. “It also doesn't specify any security, so any user at any privilege level can attempt to open and control... Read more...
Rage quitters are one of the most despicable types of gamers on the planet. If you're unfamiliar with the type—lucky you!—a rage quitter is someone who suddenly and intentionally disconnects from an online match out of frustration. In Street Fighter V, rage quitting has become an annoying problem with users on the losing end of a fight dropping out of bouts in order to avoid a loss on their record. Capcom previously promised to dole out severe punishment to rage quitters, and now we know exactly what that will entail. Capcom said it will dock League Points from those it identifies as being rage quitters. That in turn will drop their Rank. If a player logs into their account and sees that their... Read more...
We all suffer Internet glitches and dropouts from time to time, it's the nature of the beast. But the number of Street Fighter V players who are about to lose a battle and disconnect before the match ends suggests something else is happening. By and large, these so-called 'rage quitters' are bailing when all is lost in order to retain their League Points and win streaks. Capcom is privy to the issue and promises "severe punishment" for the worst offenders. What kind of punishment? Capcom isn't saying, not yet anyway. Maybe it will send a developer to the rage quitter's home to steal their puppy or give them a wedgie. The mind wanders with countless ways Capcom could severely punish these folks,... Read more...
Resident Evil is one of the most successful and well-known game franchises ever. The long-running series has spawned numerous games and a number of big-budget Hollywood films over the last couple of decades. And if you’re a gamer with one of the current-gen consoles looking for a Resident Evil fix, we’ve got some good news for you – Resident Evil 4, 5,and 6 are coming to both the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One, starting late next month. A post on the Capcom Unity website says, “If you haven’t had a chance to play these yet or if you’ve been wanting to play them on your current consoles, we’ve got good news for you. Starting with Resident Evil 6 on March 29, all three games will be... Read more...
It's been an interesting year for fans of fighting games. With Mortal Kombat X, gaming buddies can finally settle the debate as to who would win in a fight, Jason Voorhees or Predator. And with Street Fighter V, Capcom is introducing a new way to play, one that features a brand new service-based approach with regards to downloadable content (DLC). Straight to the point, you'll never have to buy DLC. Additional content will either be free to download outright, or can be earned simply by playing the game. Balance changes and system adjustments will fall into the former category, while the latter category covers post-launch gameplay related content. By going this route, Capcom is able to promise... Read more...
Get ready to relive all the fun (and frustration) that came from playing all those old school 8-bit Mega Man games from yesteryear, as Capcom is bringing them back. In just a few months, the original Mega Man games -- all half a dozen of them -- will be released in enhanced form, sporting Full HD 1080p graphics and "modern bonuses," the developer announced today. It's called the "Mega Man Legacy Collection" and it will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC digital storefronts this summer. There's also a digital release scheduled to arrive for the Nintendo 3DS, though that one will come sometime in the winter season. "In addition to the original six games, you also get challenges, a... Read more...
There’s a certain generation of youngsters who lived and breathed beautifully-made side scrollers for NES and SNES. (We loved our Sega Genesis too, but you know that SNES had the prettier games.) Capcom has been busy tapping into console gamer nostalgia of late, and now the company is offering up a completely remastered and enhanced version of DuckTales. “The DuckTales gang has been brought back to life with absolutely luscious hand-drawn animation so as to better reflect the high-caliber animation Disney’s known for,” reads a Capcom blog post. “Every frame of movement from the original is represented, redefined and expanded upon.” Coming this summer for the... Read more...
Atari isn’t the only gaming institution celebrating anniversaries this year. Capcom is commemorating 25 years of both Mega Man and Street Fighter, two of the most beloved gaming franchises from the 1990s, by delivering a free crossover game for the PC that combines the Mega Man universe with Street Fighter characters as bosses.Indeed, you can defeat the likes of Ryu, Chun-Li, M. Bison, Dhalsim, Blanka, and three others, assume their powers, and use them to defeat the next guy. “Street Fighter X Mega Man” will be an 8-bit game with an 8-bit soundtrack, the latter of which was composed using mashups of classic Mega Man and Street fighter music. Even cooler, the bosses will actually... Read more...
Grim news and missteps dominate our console news this week. Sony advised investors that it was headed for its 4th straight year of posting an annual net loss. The company's underperforming TV business (now eight years in the red) was a significant drain on the company's finances. The company blames "a decrease in LCD television sales, reflecting price declines due mainly to deterioration in market conditions in the US and Europe and unfavorable foreign exchange rates." Hardware revenue declined "reflecting a strategic price reduction of PlayStation 3 hardware in advance of the year-end holiday season," while software sales have been markedly down for all platforms the last three months. Sony... Read more...
A few weeks back, we covered Capcom's decision to limit Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3DS to a single save-game slot. That move was widely condemned as an attempt to hamper the game's attractiveness on the second-hand market, despite Capcom's assurances that being unable to restart the title and log their own achievements wasn't something players would care about. Sony has also opted to pounce on this particular bandwagon. The company has stated that it will include a single-use "PSN Pass" code with certain upcoming titles, beginning with Resistance 3. Sony has yet to explain exactly which features the code activates but notes that "full online access" is only available if a code is given. Ars Technica... Read more...
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