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Dead Rising 2: Off The Record announced for PC

Capcom's other big zombie action game franchise, Dead Rising, is getting a new entry this fall with Dead Rising 2: Off The Record for the PC and other platforms. This reinterpretation of 2010's game centers on Frank West, the main character in the first Dead Rising game, as he goes zombie hunting in Dead Rising 2's Fortune City.

Look for new missions for West to complete along with new creatures, weapons and more additions. Also the game itself will be getting some technical improvements compared to the original with "load time optimizations, improved network performance and a host of system upgrades."

This Week In PC Games: January 24-30

This week we get a number of downloadable game titles and one huge retail release. In addition to the games mentioned below the import RPG Venetica is finally supposed to ship to stores this week. Also, the MMO Champions Online will switch to a free-to-play business model this week.

Dead Space 2 - Electronic Arts wants us to get scared again with this sequel to 2009's sci-fi survival horror shooter. Players get to face off against mutated "necromroph" humans and other creatures once again. In addition Dead Space 2 includes an online multiplayer mode as a team of four humans faces off against four aliens.

Boxing Day one day PC game sales show up on Steam

Some countries call December 26 Boxing Day; others simply call it, "A day to rest up after eating all that Christmas dinner." Whatever you call it the Steam PC game download site has a new batch of price cuts that will last until 1 pm Eastern time on Monday. Today's deals are all repeats of one day price cuts from Steam in the past week.

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light - $5.10
Wings of Prey - $5.99
Dead Rising 2 - $19.99
F.E.A.R. 1/2 - $9.99
Super Meat Boy - $3.75
Borderlands - Save 50 percent off original game and DLC
Assassin's Creed II - $14.99
The Witcher - $4.99
Mass Effect 1/2 - Save 50 percent off both games
Darksiders - $9.99
Battlefield Bad Company 2 - $6.80
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 - $29.99

Festivus brings us more Steam one-day PC game sales

Are you ready for the airing of grievances? Before you have your Festivus celebration with the silver pole and the feats of strength, check out the latest one day sales deals over at the Steam web site.

Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising - $3
Dead Rising 2 - $19.99 or $15.99 if you own Resident Evil 5
Alpha Protocol - $7.50
Risen - $14.99
Darksiders - $10
Blur - $14.99
Wings of Prey - $6
Silent Hunter - Save 66 percent of all games in the series
Deathspank -$7.49
Blood Bowl Legendary Edition - $19.99
Patrician IV - $7.50
Mass Effect 1/2 - 50 percent off both games

Big Download's 2010 PC Game Holiday Buying Guide

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving but already folks are starting to buy their holiday gifts (or at the very least thinking about creating their lists really hard). There have been a lot of PC games to choose from in the past 12 months and today Big Download wants to offer a few suggestions for the person who has a PC gamer on his or her list.

The games listed below are what we feel are good gift choices that should please any hardcore or even casual PC gamer that you have to buy for this year. We have even thrown in some indie titles and some games that are priced a bit cheaper than the norm for those of you on a budget. Check out our 2010 holiday list after the jump:

Editor's Note: Steven Wong contributed to this article

Games For Windows Marketplace web site launches

As promised, Microsoft has now relaunched its Games For Windows web site with its new role as a web-based store to download a number of PC games. The Game For Windows Marketplace site contains PC titles that use Microsoft's Games For Windows Live online service based titles as well as games that don't support the service, although it does not contain the many games that use Valve's Steamworks service. Microsoft also has a new version of the Games For Windows Live client available to download.

To celebrate the launch the web site will offer daily sales deals for the next week. The first is for Grand Theft Auto IV which has a price cut today online to $11.99. In addition there are some new additions to the web site's PC game library including all of the DLC for Dead Rising 2 along with the 11th edition of the classic arcade game collection for Microsoft's Game Room.

Review: Dead Rising 2

Dead Rising was an Xbox 360-exclusive title that aimed to capture the hearts of zombie fans everywhere. It did just that, and despite some major flaws, it was a surprisingly solid game with plenty of replayability. Now it's time for the sequel, and things have changed. New protagonist, new location, new story, and new development team have guaranteed that Dead Rising 2 will be different. Only it's not so much different, but rather an improvement. There's a sense of deja vu all throughout Blue Castle's endeavors to provide Capcom with a worthy addition to the franchise, and funnily enough, it ended up as the better game out of the two. Blue Castle has learned from the mistakes Capcom made, and while Dead Rising 2 certainly has issues, they are far less notable and important issues than the first game's problems.

Gallery: Dead Rising 2

Dead Rising 2 DLC coming to the PC version; no dates announced

Dead Rising 2 is one of the few Capcom-published titles to be released for the PC alongside its console counterparts. Now comes word that the zombie action game will be getting some paid downloadable content packs for the next several weeks for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. Eurogamer reports that the DLC packs will also be released for the PC version but there's no word on any release dates.

Each DLC pack will allow gamers to dress up the game's hero character Chuck in a variety of outfits along with new weapons and even some boosts to Chuck's skills. There are four DLC packs that have been announced and you can check out the details on each of them after the jump:

Gallery: Dead Rising 2

Civilization V number one (again) on Steam's top 10 best seller list

Clearly there is still an audience for a well developed turn-based PC exclusive strategy game. Firaxis Games' latest title Civilization V is once again on top of Steam's weekly top 10 best selling PC games (according to revenue). Capcom's zombie action game Dead Rising 2 makes an impressive showing in its debut week at number 2 while a 50 percent sale on Team Fortress 2 put the multiplayer shooter from Valve in the number three spot.

The full top 10 list is as follows:

1. Civilization V - Firaxis Games/2K Games
2. Dead Rising 2 - Blue Castle Games/Capcom
3. Team Fortress 2 - Valve
4. F1 2010 - Codemasters
5. Borderlands: Claptrap's Robot Revolution - Gearbox Software/2K Games
6. Medal of Honor Limited Edition - Electronic Arts
7. Left 4 Dead 2 - Valve
8. Battlefield Bad Company 2 - Digital Illusions/EA s
9. Fallout New Vegas. - Obsidian Entertainment/Bethesda Softworks
10. Cities XL - Focus Home Interactive

This Week In PC Games: September 27-October 3

This week is yet another busy one with a new zombie action game, a mech-action title and more. Also folks who purchased the regular edition of Final Fantasy XIV can gain access to the MMO this week (the game's already live for owners of the Collector's version).

Dead Rising 2 - Developer Blue Castle Games and publisher Capcom bring this sequel to the zombie action game to the PC franchise for the first time. Players will get to fight off the undead horde in a fictional Las Vegas-style city with pretty much any item they can get their hands on.

Gallery: Dead Rising 2


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