Resident Evil 5
Resident Evil 5 Multiplayer Mode Delayed
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Capcom recently announced that their upcoming multiplayer mode for Resident Evil 5 will now be pushed back into next month.

The Japanese press release stated that the release would no longer be March 26th but instead would now be April 9th (same as the Mythic Map Pack in case you wondered) so that they can iron out a few issues.

The 400 point addition has touched a few nerves throughout the digital world with people believing it was a deliberate money making tactic releasing content so close to the game's launch when it surely should have been sold with the boxed content.

The upcoming DLC will contain two modes; Slayer which is reminiscent of a versus Mercenaries mode, and Survivor which pits gamers against each other in a shootout to the death.

Whether the April 9th release date will be the same for the rest of the world rather than just Japan remains to be seen, but either way, the DLC is a good few weeks off.

[Via Kotaku, cheers Liamnator1005 for the heads up]


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Comment #1 by hiu7
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 07:19:01 AM
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i cant wait till it comes out

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Comment #2 by zorrofox
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 07:19:26 AM
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Comment #3 by ibeatnu69
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 07:21:07 AM
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Balls! I have already become bored with this game! Just how many times do they expect you to have to play through the same game over and over again? Yeah it was fun the first four times. Give us the multi-player already.

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Comment #4 by Bajan Elite
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 07:28:10 AM
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april 9th is not bad i can wait

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Comment #5 by JJ Bombay
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 07:28:23 AM
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#3 is still a failure, next time don't put a number at all and you won't sound like a moron (hopefully). Nobody cares anyways. We can read the official numbers on the post, so it is quite redundant for you to list the number that you think you have in the first place. Why can't some of you R-Tards get that through your thick mis-shaped heads.

Anyways, we all know that the DLC should have been included on the disc (despite arguments from fanboys), so pushing it back 2 weeks isn't going to solve anything. The very least they could have done is actually release the DLC on the date they announced. Two strikes for Capcom!

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Comment #6 by XxBlueSpade2xX
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 07:31:30 AM
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Bummer, big suprise though.....

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Comment #7 by razzberrylad
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 07:33:40 AM
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RE5 wasnt such a bad gae i just couldnt get into it =/

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Comment #8 by Opayk
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 07:38:15 AM
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This is mega LOL-worthy. Congrats, Cappers, congrats.

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Comment #9 by The Lovat Scout
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 07:39:44 AM
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I'm not going to buy the DLC anyways. Multiplayer for Resident Evil is a fail in itself. Running around looking for people, then standing still to shoot them? I can't think of any games like that. I doubt it will be addicting, let a lone bearable.

Also, for the sole reason that yes, it should have been released with the game. Left 4 Dead is making their content free, because I'm sure everyone knew that the maps should have been released with the game.

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Comment #10 by fallingskyline
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 08:14:11 AM
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"Multiplayer for Resident Evil is a fail in itself. Running around looking for people, then standing still to shoot them?"

That's exactly what i was thinking, too!

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Comment #11 by pocket1
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 08:16:26 AM
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Apparently its not delayed in Europe:

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Comment #12 by xLane
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 08:17:58 AM
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Comment #13 by noddegamra
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 08:33:45 AM
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There should be a rule where games shouldn't be able to release DLC for a certain number of months, as it is definately being used as a money-making tactic (holding back features of games to sell them back to us).

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Comment #14 by Nozza XBA
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 08:38:39 AM
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Love the game and im only a few achievements off 1000 but for me the DLC is not worth getting. Once i get the 1k ill leave the game alone for a bit. Merc mode is ok but not all that, so a death match game type aint gonna change my mind!

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Comment #15 by Craigimuss
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 08:48:07 AM
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OH BABY!!! Gonna get this

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Comment #16 by ljrepoman
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 08:51:02 AM
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cant wait

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Comment #17 by Enigk
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 09:00:43 AM
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For people moaning about the DLC, you could always wait a month or 2 til the game encheapens and buy a copy along with the DLC and save money compared to if you brought it on release day. Prime example - Prince of Persia. Already between £20-£25 in most places and DLC 800 points is still less than £40 that most people who got it on release day paid.

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Comment #18 by JaggedIceMan
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 09:06:40 AM
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Yeah I was pumped at first but now I'm not sure if it's gonna be worth it. I like the idea of a 4 player competitive version of Merc's, but like others have said, a "death match" version of RE5 doesn't sound fun at all. To me, adding a mode like that almost makes the game lose it's aesthetic value. The only way I'd consider buying this is if they add more achievements.

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Comment #19 by Oultranator0731
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 09:14:51 AM
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deliberate move?? with people going on about how close to the launch that this shouldve been with the game.

ill defo be getting it cos it sounds good has achievements and the game was actually awesome and worth the monies.

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Comment #20 by demiesta
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 09:33:35 AM
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don't think online multyplayer is going to be a succes for res. 5

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Comment #21 by Opayk
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 09:41:39 AM
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There are more acheivements, #18.

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Comment #22 by SILENT HAV0C
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 09:43:05 AM
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I'll give it a shot, these companies will always be looking for $. Capitalist rule all =(

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Comment #23 by bigdaddyjive
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 09:46:31 AM
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I will get the content but, well.....I don't understand how the "stand still and shoot" mechanic will work at all for any "deathmatch"....dumb. Yet, I am glad to play Vs. Merc with my buddies just for racking up score. However, I don't see how this will be fun past a few days online.

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Comment #24 by AustinMc14
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 09:48:54 AM
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dont think re5 should have multiplayer.

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Comment #25 by ShyGuy
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 09:50:37 AM
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Comment #26 by Desmondo2000
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 09:56:39 AM
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Capcom are scumbags

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Comment #27 by DemonI81
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 10:11:53 AM
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@ #3
Just a question, but why must you say "Balls!" in every single comment? Usually in every sentence. Are you 13 years old and that's the new word that's cool to use? Because those are the only people I see using that word in that way.

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Comment #28 by PuttyGod
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 10:22:51 AM
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FUCK! I love this game and I want more.

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Comment #29 by CDurrant
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 10:27:01 AM
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instead of stating there is going to be a release date and then postponing it, why not put the "release date" in the future a few weeks and then if its finished, bring it out early and please people. Rather than making us wait even longer than we were first expecting.

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Comment #30 by ChadtheChosen
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 10:30:59 AM
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seems like anymore every game's dlc gets delayed. Getting a little sick of it now.. hoping still Banjo-Tooie comes out sometime in April as well and not get pushed back.

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Comment #31 by MakoBallistic
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 10:55:04 AM
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everyones kicking up a fuss about this game bringing out DLC so close to release, thats been happning for a while now with various games. Skate 2 for example.

DLC in itself has become another way to get a bit more money out of every single game that comes out, i long for the days when only really good games with a massive fanbase would get DLC simply because people dont want to stop playing them, e.g. oblivion.

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Comment #32 by xz BEAST xz
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 11:06:16 AM
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April 9th is gonna be a big day...

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Comment #33 by DarkHitman 47
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 11:08:12 AM
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am happy with 1k hate mp achievements

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Comment #34 by New Camo Daz
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 11:26:04 AM
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April 9th aint that bad im glad it was like 3 or 4 months... then i would of been a bit annoyed XD

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Comment #35 by MG6490
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 11:34:59 AM
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online will be funny in only one way; seeing everyone run and then completely stop, shoot, then move again. Then people screaming into the mic due to panic and anger. LOL
I hate resi's controls so much. With Dead Space setting a great control standard for the genre why couldnt Capcom take a leaf from that book?

I agree with many others though, for online multiplayer, stick to COD and Halo, Resi is about the Single player and coop, not competitive multiplayer...

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Comment #36 by vFSvStinkywonv
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 11:39:39 AM
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I want RE5 so bad right now,good thing i have halo wars to keep me good for now

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Comment #37 by Kyanite
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 12:01:10 PM
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Does anyone know whether or not this DLC will have achievements? I haven't heard anything either way. If there aren't any, I'm going to pass.

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Comment #38 by xx0gtriple0g
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 12:16:18 PM
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This is a crock! You don't release the DLC when the game is released, You give us a date and back out not good either. Then you want to release it during another highly anticipated DLC (mythic map pack).whats the deal here? I think capcom is confused. Get back to the basics and quit worring about the next million dollars. I'm pretty sure you'll be ok. RE with a multiplayer with the release of the game would of blew my mind. This only my opinion. feel free to argue any of these points.

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Comment #39 by xgonscm2
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 12:46:42 PM
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@ 27, he was dropped on his head at an early age im going to assume is the best case solutions for him?

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Comment #40 by HaWgWilD09
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 12:55:41 PM
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Yes there will be new achievements with the DLC

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Comment #41 by KingSigy
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 01:35:37 PM
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Four times? Are you kidding me? I've beaten this about 9 times and I can still go for more. This DLC, though, is just garbage.

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Comment #42 by xpiral
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 01:36:13 PM
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i cant imagine how deathmatch will work

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Comment #43 by Atarii
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 01:42:42 PM
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w/e - I'll just continue to play the campaign, it's pretty fun IMO

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Comment #44 by captain clusterfuck
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 02:00:31 PM
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Will this come out as an update or would we have to DL it from the marketplace?

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Comment #45 by Zacxx201
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 02:06:41 PM
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Multiplayer for RE5.. How the hell..? Cheers to those who bought it lol

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Comment #46 by bloodjinn420
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 02:19:22 PM
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why didn't it come with the game? they should have waited if the game wasn't finshed! OOPS! i forgot, they don't care bout the customer. they just care about our money!

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Comment #47 by hippie4life
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 02:40:47 PM
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Argh,bad date! Now i cant choose betveen Mythic mappack or this!

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Comment #48 by OutlinedDragon
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 02:50:09 PM
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why would i want to pay for Mp.... go fuck yourself Capcom

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Comment #49 by Jake1479
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 02:53:50 PM
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#3 - You're a loser, the game is still amazingly replayable

#5 - I agree

#27 - You're a shithead. Capcom is one of the biggest and best video game companies

And I think that this is going to be great. Especially if it's only 400 ms points.

Fuck you #48

If you don't like Resident Evil games, don't fucking comment.

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Comment #50 by Im still here
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 02:55:21 PM
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@5 Loser!

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Comment #51 by SebbeG
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 03:12:30 PM
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Can anybody say overrated. RE5 has about none or very little replay value. I've loved these games since the first one (best one too for that matter). I've been through Resi 4 about 27 times now I think (not really but it's a lot of times) and I'm still not bored with it. I'm more than halfway through Resi 5 and I'm already bored to death. It's not scary and not even remotely close to being as good as Resi 4 or 1,2,3,0 and Code: Veronica. it's just a third person shooter in the Resi Universe. Resi 5 is OK but that's kind of the problem. Resident Evil 1,2 and 4 are extraordinary, awesome and some of the greatest games ever. Resi 3 and 0 are great and even Resi 3 which you can run through in very short time is better than 5.

I'll be getting the DLC because i still like the game and i think

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Comment #52 by STZ513
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 03:23:22 PM
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For all retards who say this is a complete ripoff. Why don't you make some DLC for a game and see what happens.

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Comment #53 by asilent boom
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 04:15:07 PM
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This game sucks compared to the prior resident evils.

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Comment #54 by Sephiroth X21
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 05:29:23 PM
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@5. Res 5 is a great game without dlc and people are not forced to buy it so quit whinging and play the damn game!

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Comment #55 by JJ Bombay
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 05:42:16 PM
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@50 Did I offend you and your family?

@54 You are the only one "whinging".

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Comment #56 by Saracin
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 05:46:17 PM
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Look, if they had talked up the feature and then forced you to buy it after release, than that's wrong, but they only mentioned coop play, so stop complaining. And if the modes are good then its worth 5 bucks. I'll wait for the X360A review before I download it.

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Comment #57 by TiptopChrisy
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 06:17:34 PM
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The game is Immense , I 1000G'd it in under a week and still playing it , Mercenaries is addictive and cant wait for the dlc to come out ! :D

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Comment #58 by Morties
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 06:18:53 PM
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shame but still, at least its coming :D

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Comment #59 by OutlinedDragon
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 06:29:51 PM
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i just don't understand we pay for XBL but yet CapCom is going to charge us to play Mp on a service we are already paying for. you guys all are fucken fucked in the head if you pay twice.

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Comment #60 by Bodom4ever
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 08:12:03 PM
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im excited! RE5 is my FAVORITE game at the moment.

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Comment #61 by cbssi
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 10:30:25 PM
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#59: You're retarded. Capcom does not run XBL, nor does Microsoft fund Capcom. Therefore, these people have every right to charge us a meager paltry $5 for their hard work. If Capcom were run by Microsoft I might understand your concern, but as it stands, I do not. It's not even like I'm paying for the same service twice. It's like saying when I buy a console, the game should be free because I have the system to play them on. It just doesn't work like that, I'm not "paying twice" to buy a game. Nor am I "paying twice" to buy a $5 multiplayer for a game after its release. Good day to you, sir!

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Comment #62 by OutlinedDragon
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 11:35:44 PM
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really! buddy i think your retarded im talking about how fucken dumb all of you people are to waste money on something that should be free. every other games comes with MP. waste your fucken money on this POS game and you will see that the MP will fail. wait and see fuckbag!

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Comment #63 by Feel My Rage
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 07:01:27 AM
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#62 OutlinedDragon

Lay off the crack, christ.NOTHING in life is free, even if it is labeled 'FREE'.And who in the hell told you that EVERY OTEHR GAME comes with MP?Mass Effect has no mp. Bioshock has no mp. Oblivion has no mp. Blue Dragon,Infinite Undiscovery, and other such games have no mp.So yeah.....all games come with mp.That thought sounds horrible, just so you know.

And if I see someone respond with 'Well those games suck' or 'Those don't count cuz only good games have mp', then I swear I'll find you just so i can smack you in the face for having NO taste in video games

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Comment #64 by asilent boom
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 02:09:16 PM
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@63 None of those other games came out with MP DLC right after the game was released. A lot of people, including myself, think it should have been included on the disc and not charged $5. I'm not saying DLC should be free, i spent $60 or more on this game and I'll need to spend $5 more if I want to play other MP modes, thanks but no thanks.

Your def right about the guy laying off the crack though.

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Comment #65 by ll2Scoopsll
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 12:34:09 AM
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People ask "why it wasn't included in the game" was because it wasn't ready. Then if the game was pushed back lets say to april 9th so it will be included then theres an outrage, get your priorities straight "gamers", how about you save that extra $5 your parents give you to buy it or better yet get a job, so impatient and cheap.

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Comment #66 by Major Pancakes
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 08:08:39 AM
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Um, people saying that whining about the cost is stupid are to be honest just wrong.

I have yet to hear of a company EVER charge to use the competitive multiplayer portion of their product outside of the MMO genre. It's bullshit and they know it.

#65, You are ok with waiting for the charged DLC that is coming out on April 9th but would not have been willing to wait until April 9th to have it come free in the box...? It kind of makes your comment of others being "impatient and cheap" a bit of a joke. You sound impatient to get your hands on an incomplete game and ridiculous to be ok with paying for it.

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Comment #67 by Jake1479
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 04:02:33 PM
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#51 is obviously wrong.

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Comment #68 by nickb2819
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 04:48:50 PM
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@ #65 FINALLY someone agrees with me!!
if you dont want it dont buy it, and if your not sure about it, who cares?? its 5 measly bucks

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Comment #69 by waterhead71
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 @ 08:14:39 PM
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u guys never know they could change it completely add weapons characters the ability to move and shoot sprint faster or anything your never know when they guys shot at you in chapter 6 it didnt feel too bad.add really can you move and shoot accurately in real life.i didnt think running and jumping headshot noscope and other stupid shit like that.

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