VIDEO: Dead Rising 2

Video preview for Dead Rising 2.

Dead Rising 2

Capcom is in the works for a sequel to Dead Rising and partnering with Blue Castle Games from Canada.

“Dead Rising 2 is set several years after the infamous zombie invasion of Willamette. Unfortunately, the zombie virus was not contained at the conclusion of Dead Rising, spreading unchecked throughout the United States and Dead Rising 2 depicts a country where zombie outbreaks continue to strike.”

Expect Dead Rising 2 for the PS3, Xbox and for the PC. No dates of release yet but we’ll keep you posted. For now enjoy some gratuitous zombie violence to hold you over.

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I love you … have bacon.

This has nothing to do with tech, unless you want to make the far-reaching assumption that some people into games and gadgets, are also into bacon. It’s on the Internet, so there.

But are you so into bacon that you would go to a bacon-centric store? Would you agree, then, with this blurb from the L.A. Times in regards to the store’s Web site?

“What better way to say “I love you” than with artisanal bacon delivered to the doorstep? The Grateful Palate’s “Bacon of the Month Club” comes highly recommended. Starting at $190 for six months at gratefulpalate.com.”

I’ve heard of hanging fruit. Not hanging bacon. If you have hanging bacon on your doorstep, I don’t want to know you. The line is drawn. Sorry.

Ladies and gentlemen … Budget Hero

American Public Media out of St. Paul, Minn., announced an updated version of their game Budget Hero today, which lets people see how their perspectives would have a financial effect on the country. The game uses the latest figs from Congressional Budget Office.

Don’t let the name fool you, you’re not going to get numbers scrolling at you at high speed or the ability to use “star power” to prevent layoffs. It’s a nifty game that carries a lot of information for anyone who wants to get a picture of how national budgeting works.

I’d have plopped it into this entry, but it’s too big. Instead, check it out here

Props to San Bernardino city reporter Andrew Edwards for passing this along.

Review: Afro Samurai

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Afro Samurai is the coolest game on the planet … for about two hours.

When a game has Samuel L. Jackson’s voice, a gorgeous anime art style, musical direction from the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and gallons upon gallons of blood spraying and spilling all over the screen, it’s very easy to get spellbound.

But the haze of cool eventually fades after a few more hours, and you’ll find an experience that’s just as flawed as it is fun.
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