Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Free Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City DLC Tells Spec Ops' Story
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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City’s DLC campaign kicks off next week, starting with the release of a free mission, Capcom has announced.

The free DLC follows the Spec-Ops soldiers as they try to find evidence of Umbrella's involvement in the zombie outbreak. It’s the first mission in a series of seven that will be released, telling the campaign’s story from Harley, Dee-Ay, Tweed, Willow, Shona and Party Girl’s perspective.

If you want the six subsequent missions, however, you’ll have to pay for them. Then, at some point in the campaign, you'll encounter Jill Valentine and see a different take on a famous scene from Resident Evil 3. 

In addition to this, four multiplayer maps will be available to buy in the near future.

The first of the Spec Ops DLC will be released on Tuesday April 10th. There’s a new trailer to accompany the announcement, below, as well as some new screens. You can find more in the gallery.


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Comment #1 by Mattymace666
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 01:53:23 PM
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Capcom... Free DLC... *spits out drink all over screen* Surely you jest.

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Comment #2 by ride88
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 01:55:31 PM
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Cannot wait for this is this theb1st for capcom lol

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Comment #3 by Dead Giveaway
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 01:55:45 PM
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a free TASTE of DLC.
Then buy the rest if want moarz

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Comment #4 by big daddy dr3y
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 01:55:47 PM
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too bad the game wasnt that good

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Comment #5 by tripleb2k
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 01:58:19 PM
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It's Capcom, so is this "Disc-Locked Content"? Regardless, it's free!

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Comment #6 by Duken13
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 01:59:45 PM
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"If you want the six subsequent missions, however, you’ll have to pay for them."

THERE'S the Capcom I know!

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Comment #7 by TRAGICTRIXIE
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 02:01:53 PM
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Guess I'll have to keep this game even longer than i expected then. Here's to hoping they release a bundle of all the missions together for not too much!

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Comment #8 by Dark Killa94
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 02:08:19 PM
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fuck this game and fuck a set of missions that should have been on the disk to start with!!

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Comment #9 by Darkforce412
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 02:15:35 PM
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#8 dude its free relax its not like it cost any points for it.

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Comment #10 by Trombonafide
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 02:18:04 PM
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Well, I'm glad my friends and I will have more campaign to play through. I've had a lot of fun playing this with friends.

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Comment #11 by ronnie42
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 02:27:51 PM
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Enough already with the haters, this game was pretty fun, to those claiming survival horror being dead well I haven't seen any since resident evil 3.

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Comment #12 by iMartin AFC
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 02:30:32 PM
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wow alot of hate on here because you have to buy the rest of the dlc, you dont have to if you dont want to you know? And most dlc's you have to pay for right???

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Comment #13 by Wing X Custom
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 03:18:02 PM
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If this ones free you just know cobra commanders just planning something diabolical pricewise to fuck us in the ass to make up for revenue lost lol. I'm betting slowly releasing individual disc-locked missions at 320 MS points a pop in an attempt to slowly extend game life so ppl wont trade said game and make twice as much as the original game price for half the effort. Sigh Capcom /awaits the butt fuck

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Comment #14 by VectorUSS
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 03:20:15 PM
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Already got the 1000G for the game bring on some DLC

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Comment #15 by blindreper
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 03:25:42 PM
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Can't wait!

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Comment #16 by I mak3 big boom
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 03:32:16 PM
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@11 can you say condemned?

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Comment #17 by GRIM REAPER 25
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 03:42:18 PM
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condemned was a pretty good franchise wish they made a 3rd game :(

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Comment #18 by Its Fooga
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 03:42:20 PM
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Wow only mission 1 is free? Then they're most likely going to charge an ass load for every mission.

Such a stupid marketing strategy. No one will enjoy this campaign purely for the fact that they'll beat one mission and have to wait to play the next. On top of that, they'll most likely have to pay for it.

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Comment #19 by ghsbe
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 04:00:23 PM
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I don't think condemned can be classified as survival horror. I loved both of them, but they certainly didn't feel like survival horror to me.

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Comment #21 by TRAGICTRIXIE
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 04:14:39 PM
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Any idea x360a staff when the other missions become availiable?

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Comment #22 by XxStuartxX 1990
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 04:38:02 PM
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@8 the thing is they probably are already on the disk....

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Comment #23 by Suplemental
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 05:21:25 PM
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All you haters fuck off and die, Resi ftw

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Comment #24 by XxStuartxX 1990
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 05:37:50 PM
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I agree Resident evil is awesome but:

1) This isnt a true resident evil game, its just a cash in on the name.
2) Its not very good
3) Capcom suck

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Comment #25 by Hagane
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 05:50:59 PM
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April 10th is gonna bring some nice free DLC...


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Comment #26 by Gackt
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 06:12:37 PM
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Love how the screenshots make that game look decent. No amount of free DLC is going to fix that piece of shit that Slant Six made.

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Comment #27 by PG_MaxPayne
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 07:01:50 PM
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Looks pretty good! I'll for sure end up getting all of the DLC missions which will help for all the XP I still need to buy all the guns and character abilities.

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Comment #28 by Teh Paralyzer
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 07:50:36 PM
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Are you sure it's the 10th? The box art says the 11th

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Comment #29 by Richnj
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 08:22:35 PM
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Guess I'm waiting for the gold edition then, and I'm with 8, this campaign should of been part of the main game.

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Comment #30 by Zim
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 08:42:22 PM
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I have to be honest the fact that
1. Way back in your January preview you guys found that achievements for these 'DLC' missions were already listed
2. Multiplayer is clearly split into spec-ops and USS and that some of the trailers before the game made it seem like the spec-ops were also main characters. (The triple threat trailer for example clearly makes it seem like both are key to the story/campaign)
3. Capcom's history
4. The timing. An entire campaign coming so soon after release?
All make me 99.9% sure that this 'DLC' is actually just removed content, that was developed alongside the existing game in order to be sold separately. I mean realistically there is no way that so soon after release they could have created an entirely new campaign.

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Comment #32 by KFZ Scrubs
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 10:34:33 PM
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I've got to be honest, I played ORC and was glad I rented it instead of buying it. Free DLC, not a bad idea though.

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Comment #33 by Gary Ablett Jr
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 10:45:29 PM
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Maybe a patch to fix hit detection issues and dumb AI should be a priority over dlc..

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Comment #34 by Intoxicatious
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 12:17:07 AM
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All right! paying for content that would normally be included in other games. Could you imagine if the first RE game was only Jill's story, and then you had to pay for the Chris version. If could be the same for RE:2.

Nickel and dime me for a mediocre game? No thanks.

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Comment #35 by jtcardsfan
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 12:39:41 AM
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#6 I feel like I need to pick on you even though other people are just like you. It's a BUSINESS. Do you think these developers sit around and think "Let's spend hundreds of man hours making something for people that will in return do nothing for us, then we will go beg for money because we don't have a way to make money." Morons, I swear to God.

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Comment #36 by eiVaL
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 12:59:24 AM
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horrible game is horrible

if you like this type of gameplay go get Binary Domain, atleast the story is good and the gameplay isnt as bad.

almost like an Army of Two clone except with more players, wait for the REAL Resident Evil game this year, RE6

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Comment #37 by Daiphyer.
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 02:00:15 AM
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When you download the DLC it's 70kb...

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Comment #38 by the action frampton
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 04:43:51 AM
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I wonder how hard they're gonna fuck us for the additional 6 missions. Capcom are fast becoming my least favourite published, worse than EA, and worse than Activision.

Listen to #36 and get Binary Domain instead of this shit.

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Comment #39 by Spiderpope
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 04:57:21 AM
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RE:ORC was alright. It's not a terrible game but it's not that good either. If you are planning on playing it, wait 'till it's in the bargain bin.

As for the DLC, does anyone honestly doubt that it was originally part of the main game? It would not surprise me one bit if the entire campaign was already on the disk waiting to be unlocked.

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Comment #40 by XxMayhemxX
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 05:11:58 AM
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I agree with #39 The game isnt good, but it's not a terrible game either... A free campaign mission and subsequent pay missions is just what the doctor ordered for this game..

When the game starts.. it kinda a lab vs human soldiers.. but once it introduces zombies and other enemies.. its not so bad... and the farther i got into the single player campaign the more i enjoyed it... Still not great.. but not bad either.. Still haven't played the multiplayer stuff yet.. and from what i hear its fun.. so its cool

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Comment #41 by Gazzoid
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 06:14:19 AM
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Am I the only one those videos don't work for?

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Comment #42 by Mellow Tha Pro
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 07:17:52 AM
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Comment #43 by ride88
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 07:59:47 AM
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Cannot wait for this , but U get nothing for free in this life , U only get it so U get a taste off the dlc to come so want the rest to see wat happens etc , ......

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Comment #44 by MoldyClay87
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 10:18:21 AM
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Called this.

And I am pretty sure it *is* on the disc, because x360a knew the achievements for this back in January because they were on the disc.

So the first one is free and the rest is paid, but you technically already have pieces of all of them (unless we find out you actually DO have all of them, based on the file sizes).

The only way to tell if this is more douchebaggery is the pricing. We'll see in the future what happens.

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Comment #45 by Shadowscythe85
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 11:13:08 AM
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I am curious how they are going to do the achievements. Are they going to be added with each mission or all at once with the first or last mission? Seems like the list should have updated by now with at least the new achievements connected with the first mission.

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Comment #46 by DarkEvolution90
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 12:40:15 PM
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I'll play the free DLC but nothing after that

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Comment #47 by Akatsuki Sw1tch
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 12:42:30 PM
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I'm all for free DLC but i would rather have a patch to sort out the stupid bullet sponge mechanic, I mean 30+40 rounds in a lickers head to kill it when your gun only holds about 140 bullets is ridiculous.

I started out quite enjoying the game but as it got further along it just got more & more annoying, I'll check out the DLC & keep my fingers crossed for a patch in the future.

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Comment #48 by Papa buster
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 01:45:25 PM
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is there going to be choovos for this?

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Comment #49 by Shining Star 77
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 03:51:47 PM
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There Is Usually DLC Achievements 4 All Games, I Hope More'll Come! I Just Can't Help But Think This May Only Last As Long As 1/2 Of 1 Level! Still It's Free So, Hope It'll Be Multi-Player Like The Main Game!

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Comment #50 by cheevo360
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 05:34:41 PM
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Resident Evil 6 come out this November 2012 so I better wait for this. While this DLC will be no buy for me because Resi Evil ORC is one of worst games ever made. :):)


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Comment #51 by ViperxSniper
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 08:19:13 PM
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@11 No good survival horror games since RE3?!? Uh...I suggest you go back and play Silent Hill 2&3 (which you can now get both on one disc for 360), Fatal Frames, Condemned, Deadly Premonition, and Dead Space (I am sure there are a lot more considering RE3 was on PS1).

OT: I don't trust Crapcom with their DLC now after SFxT. No doubt that this is already on the disc considering the achievements were leaked months ago. Hopefully RE6 will be a complete game when it comes out.

As for this game, I thought it was alright, just got very boring after a while (playing with AI). Will be a good game to pick up once it goes down to $20 and you can get friends to play with. Just kinds sucks trying to go into a multiplayer game just to find out that the one character that you have maxed out is taken right when you get to the character select screen.

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Comment #52 by Mr Panda Man xD
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 09:27:29 PM
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hopefully the other six r cheap

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Comment #53 by papajimbo
Sunday, April 08, 2012 @ 04:53:28 AM
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How about fixing the multiplayer first.Invisible zombies,falling through levels,shooting players in the face with a bolt action rifle only for them to mow me down seconds later or appear directly behind me.Dont even get me started on the 40 pound price tag.Tell me something game tester at capcom were you a fucking sleep when final bug report submittals were called for.

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Comment #54 by Slayinfool
Sunday, April 08, 2012 @ 08:03:08 AM
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Makers of Socom made this game so I just have to rent it. I still think this game is gonna suck.

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Comment #55 by XenoNick
Sunday, April 08, 2012 @ 01:19:27 PM
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As long as they don't add achievements I don't give a fuck what they do with this broken piece of shit.

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Comment #56 by Akuza
Sunday, April 08, 2012 @ 02:00:01 PM
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are they sick or something ?

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Comment #57 by XxJoaoPauloBRxX
Sunday, April 08, 2012 @ 05:31:33 PM
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Killing US Soldiers? No thanks, i would rather kill those Umbrella's assh*les.

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Comment #58 by HESKEY is BEAST
Sunday, April 08, 2012 @ 06:05:54 PM
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This game is biz............

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Comment #60 by chris montige
Sunday, April 08, 2012 @ 11:51:44 PM
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i never played it but i hate it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment #61 by Samurai Kadaj
Sunday, April 08, 2012 @ 11:58:15 PM
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Free is always good; just too bad this game was so mediocre that I'm not even interested in free DLC.

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Comment #62 by wihoas85
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 01:05:05 AM
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so... summing it up, knowing capcom (as we all do) the DLC episodes will be 560 - 800 MS points a piece, then they will release all of them on a disc titled Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City: The Truth or something cheesy for the "discounted" price of $39.99... then, they will release the RE:ORC Special Edition with All Content on two discs for the retail price of $59.99 "for best value bundle price" but we'll be paying to help make that game by paying too much for the DLC episodes by download. sound about right?

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Comment #63 by Rastaman20
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 09:41:14 AM
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There charging for each individual mission?! I really hope there cheap cuz I ain't paying 400-800 per mission

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Comment #64 by reaper527
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 12:09:06 PM
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excited for the free dlc. hopefully the rest of the dlc campaign won't be too overpriced

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Comment #65 by Strid
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 02:33:40 PM
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I like how they marketed the Spec Ops campaign as free DLC and not as Spec Ops chapter 1 free, the rest paid. I enjoyed the game, but I'm about at my wits ends with Capcom's practices.

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Comment #66 by Gamerdude19962
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 07:10:39 PM
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seems like nowadays everyone says that the really good game companies are money grubs(which they are) just wish that sometime soon a game company will be generous to the consumers and give a disc full of content(similar to fallout 3) and offer Reasonably priced dlcs

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Comment #67 by Mc1ovin11
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 11:51:41 AM
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I see there is divided opinions of this game,personally i have really enjoyed playing it with my friends.Its a grower-it really is so this Spec Ops campaign is welcomed even if i have to pay for part of it-i'm thinking two lots of dlc with 3 missions on each plus the free 1st one makes up the 7 missions in the article.Probably 560msp each aswell.
I have just played the dlc mission-pretty good but still no news or sign of any additional cheevos-anyone know anything definite??

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Comment #68 by Silvos1988
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 05:59:18 AM
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Intriguing to say the least, but I'm sure Capcom will find it's way into the consumers wallet. Until then, free DLC is better than having to pay for it. Watch it be sucktacular.

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Comment #69 by road kill candy
Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 10:08:20 PM
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Listen People, if you don't like the game you must not be playing with a group of people or your bad at gaming... Or maybe... YOU HAVE THE T-VIRUS! aw look I got no blue cures on me, guess it's a bullet for you ^_^

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