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Don’t own the Gold edition of Resident Evil 5? Then no Move for you

Tuesday, 27th July 2010 08:55 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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It’s a scene out of your worst nightmares: Your grip rests secure on a shiny new PlayStation Move controller, and you’ve dusted off your faithful old copy of Resident Evil 5 to welcome your new piece of hardware to the family. But then, tragedy strikes. You flail your arms like someone engaged in a particularly vicious slap-fight, but Chris Redfield doesn’t budge an inch as he’s torn limb-from-limb.

Why, Chris? Why won’t you move? Have those giant tree-trunk arms of yours finally taken up root? Fortunately, no. Unfortunately, you may need to go grab a new copy of Resident Evil 5.

“If you already own a copy of Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition for your PS3, you’ll be able to download a free patch close to the launch of the PlayStation Move (September 19th in North America) to enable the new motion-control scheme. This will only work with RE5 copies labeled ‘Gold Edition’ — the original version of RE5 won’t be receiving the patch, for technical reasons,” social media specialist Sid Shuman wrote on the PS Blog.

After all, it’s like they say: the best things in life are free. Except when they’re not. Which is most of the time.

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  1. Gekidami

    “For technical reasons”? Bullshit, they just hope people who bought the original game will buy the Gold Edition.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    wait? how does that work? what technical issues? they’re the same game!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Wasn’t the Gold edition quite limited in the UK? I seem to recall that only GAME were selling it, or something.

    Unless they’re rereleasing it?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Blerk

    “Technically” they want you to buy it again.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Joe Anderson

    This is pathetic, if they think I’m going out and buying the gold edition when I already own the original they can whistle. Serious bad move Capcom, I’m sure you could offer a patch at a small cost even?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. AHA-Lambda

    @3 – it was. I got it on release and had to ask the guy at gamestation to get it from the back =/

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Joe Anderson

    Yeah game doesn’t even have it in stock.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Dannybuoy

    Remember people, there is no such thing as a free lunch.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Unless you steal it.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. mington

    or eat out of trash cans

    #10 4 years ago
  11. kasasensei

    Fck you capcom, deeper, harder, stronger. I hate you.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. mington

    That could be a daft punk remix

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Crysis

    It’s Capcoms choice.. right?

    #13 4 years ago
  14. smokeybeef

    Some rumours are suggesting a platinum of Resident Evil 5 Gold is coming soon, dunno how true that is.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. smokeybeef

    Shopto.net has RE5 Gold on pre-order for £15 possibly the platinum edition?

    http://www.shopto.net/PS3/VIDEO%20GAMES/PS3RE16-Resident%20Evil%205%20Gold%20Edition%20Move.html

    #15 4 years ago
  16. mington

    http://kotaku.com/5597237/capcom-is-going-to-make-games-quicker

    #16 4 years ago
  17. mojo

    i hope these guys get stuck in teh ventilation and die by the smell of their rotten flesh.

    Fucking tossers!

    Hear it u stupid cunts, its going to snow in hell before i am going to buy ur bullshit a second time!

    #17 4 years ago
  18. mington

    and that is what they call nerd rage ;)

    #18 4 years ago
  19. mojo

    why rage?
    im absolute calm.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. GwynbleiddiuM

    if I had to buy a new MGS4 I would do it, if I had to buy a lets say new uncharted 2 i would do it, and even god forbid if I had to buy a new SOCOM Confrontation for the move playability, I would have done it. BUT, and it’s a giant BUT, I would never purchase another Resident Evil game in my life unless the decide to change everything in it. They literally destroyed a concept which was known as Survival Horror game, and became something totally different.

    No I loved resident Evil series once, now every time I hear a RE game coming out I just have a “face palm” and move to another subject…

    PS: خاک بر سرتون ریدین به رزیدنت اویل رفت …

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Dr.Freeman

    they didnt say that the gold edition was made to fix some “TECHNICAL PROBLEMS” it was only like a GOTY edition,n after all it’s the same engine so these technical problems can be easily fixed by a patch or some sort of.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. OlderGamer

    Wow, that sucks.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. ianbenoir

    I’ll tell you what.
    CAPCOM IS THE JAPANESE ACTIVISION!!!!

    #23 4 years ago
  24. DaMan

    wtf does that thing at the end of GwynbleiddiuM’s comment mean?

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Gekidami

    It says “UR GHEY”.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. DaMan

    =o

    #26 4 years ago
  27. AsILayDying

    Well its always been known that Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition, would recieve a free patch to add move support. So if you can’t read between the lines (gold edition will get Move support via a online patch, hmmm maby i should get rid of my standard edition and get the soon to be Move compatable Gold edition) your a muppet

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I still say this is a slap in the face to all the fans/supporters who bought the originally released version before Gold Edition was in existence.

    Why should WE have to update Capcom?

    #28 4 years ago
  29. xino

    i agree with this, what about people who had the xbox version?

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Gekidami

    What about them? Move isnt on 360…

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Bullshit. Capcom is fucking us all once again.

    RE5 was originally released March 2009.

    Little Big Planet was originally released 5 MONTHS EARLIER in November 2008.

    LBP is getting MOVE support. Capcom claims RE5 cannot.

    Fuck you Capcom – I won’t be upgrading.

    #31 4 years ago