Apparently when Swedes visit Helsinki, FIN they feel the need to play their music acoustically on a harbor in the middle of the night during a snowstorm (note: if you are from either Sweden or Finland, please tell me if I’m right or wrong here). That’s just what Swedish post metal band Cult Of Luna did when Off The Record filmed an acoustic performance of “Passing Through”, which comes from their latest album Vertikal.
Just how cold was it? Guitarist Johannes Persson comments, “We shot it in one take and my fingers were so cold that I couldn’t feel them after only half-way through the song. I didn’t get the feeling back for over 30 minutes after we got inside. All wind sounds you hear are real – no special sound effects to make it sound cool – the sound is straight from the mic. It was fucking freezing and fucking windy. The blizzard came from Sweden where it had closed cities and roads and it got worse later on during the night. The images actually do not give the cold justice.” You can watch the video performance below. READ MORE
As we grow up, get jobs, and have tons of sex, we tend to forget the little things that used to make us happy. Things like playgrounds, the happy tunes of a nearby ice cream truck, and sandboxes. Thankfully, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record promises a chance for us to embrace our youthful selves in its newly unveiled sandbox mode. Alas, this mode doesn’t actually come iwth a sandbox, but that shouldn’t excidedly jumping up and down like a child who’s just been told they can stay up a little past their bedtime at this glorious news.
One of my biggest complaints about the Dead Rising series is the time limit. This fucker haunts you throughout the entire game, and if you make a single mistake, like say, underestimating the time it takes to get from Point A to Point B, then you’re punished severely. That sucks. It isn’t fun, and while I’m sure plenty of you like that, time limits make me angry (and you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry). Off the Record has just become a little more interesting to me with the unveiling of a time limit-free mode, because it means I can roam around, slaying zombies free from the shackles of father time. So how about you? Is this something you’re interested in? Is it? IS IT?! READ MORE
Our second trip to the lovely necropolis of Fortune City will cost less than our first, as it’s been revealed that Dead Rising 2: Off the Record will cost $40, as opposed to the full price its predecessor charged. Good thing too, because this game looks like much of the same, but with a few new weapons and the return of a slightly heftier Frank West. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, I just would’ve liked to see them do something more with a franchise that has so much potential.
If anything, Off the Record looks like it’ll be just as ridiculous as Dead Rising 2, with plenty of crazy costumes for Frank to stuff his more expansive frame into. I’m sure that’s enough of an incentive for most people to return to the series. We won’t know for sure if Frank’s return is as glorious as his debut until the game releases sometime this fall for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. READ MORE
Is it just me or is today really fucking good for horror fans? I can barely keep up with all the horror news coming out of E3 today. Capcom is taking us on another trip through Fortune City with Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, a sort of retelling of the events from Dead Rising 2 with new missions, weapons, and all through the eyes of the original game’s protagonist, photojournalist Frank West.
It could be interesting so long as they fix the save system, add more checkpoints and – even though they won’t do it – remove the time limit, or at the very least, let us choose to play through the game at our own speed once we’ve beaten the game. It sounds like they’ve fixed the first two, so this might be a worthwhile purchase for Frank West enthusiasts or anyone who really enjoyed the second game. Head past the break for some screens! READ MORE
After the success of the Dead Rising 2 and its two downloadable expansions, Capcom is continuing to push out an amazing amount of new content related to Dead Rising 2. As opposed to a third expansion, this time they’re going with a full game. At Captivate, Capcom’s annual shindig that’s going on right now, they’ve unveiled the next installment in the Dead Rising series, entitled Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. It will answer the question of what Dead Rising 2 would’ve been like with Frank West behind wheel but it won’t come with a prologue (Case Zero) or epilogue (Case West) DLC like its predecessor. Once again we’ll take control of the photojournalist who starred in the original game as he embarks on his very own adventure in Fortune City. The game will come with a new arsenal of weapons, a fresh story and plenty of new environments.
But that’s not all. There will also be brand new enemies, vehicles, items, psychos and you’ll once again be able to use Frank’s camera to score Prestige Points depending on how well the photo scores in areas of horror, drama, erotica and brutality. Erotica? Too each his own, I suppose. Head past the jump for some more details on the upcoming game as well it’s trailer debut and a hefty selection of screenshots. READ MORE