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Recent Articles: Prototype 2
Hi there! Did you miss me? I was on vacation for the last 10 days, and it was amazing. I’m sure that you were sad and missed me, but fear not! I have returned, to bring you the best deals and the cutest game-related t-shirts on the Internet.
It’s been a really busy week for me. I did a lot of homework, played a lot of video games, read some books, played some board games and Dungeons and Dragons, and, oh yeah: my friend launched the Kickstarter I’m involved in. He’s making a game and I’m writing the story. Get in on the magic!
First up: Toys R Us is having a sale on some new and new-ish games. The sale is two for $60, which is pretty darn good for some of these titles. Take a look:
- Prototype 2 for PS3 and Xbox 360 (retail is $49.99)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for PS3 and Xbox 360 (retail is still $59.99)
- Max Payne 3 for PS3 and Xbox 360 (retail is $59.99)
- Darksiders II for PS3 and Xbox 360 (retail is $59.99)
- Mass Effect 3 for PS3 and Xbox 360 (retail is $39.99)
- The Amazing Spider-Man for PS3 and Xbox 360 (retail is $59.99)
- NCAA Football 13 for PS3 and Xbox 360 (retail is $59.99)
- Sleeping Dogs for PS3 and Xbox 360 (retail is $59.99)
Those are some pretty amazing savings. I want Darksiders II and Max Payne 3, but I also want to catch up on my ludicrously huge backlog, so go figure.
Next up: today’s awesome t-shirts! (more…)
Radical Entertainment, the developer behind the Prototype series, The Simpsons: Hit & Run, The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, and other titles, has been shut down by Activision. Though a few employees will remain in Activision’s employ to support “existing projects.” The publisher cited poor sales of Prototype 2 and an inability to sell the Canadian developer as the reason for the closure:
“Although we made a substantial investment in the Prototype IP, it did not find a broad commercial audience. Radical is a very talented team of developers, however, we have explored various options for the studio, including a potential sale of the business, and have made a difficult conclusion through the consultation process that the only remaining option is a significant reduction in staff. As such, some employees will remain working for Radical Entertainment supporting other existing Activision Publishing projects, but the studio will cease development of its own games going forward.”
The Vancouver game development scene is one of the most active in the world, so we at Warp Zoned wish all the former Radical devs luck in the future.
[Source: G4 TV]
Can you guess the best-selling game of May 2012 according to The NPD Group’s monthly calculations? Go on, guess, it’s not really a mystery… The best-selling game of May 2012 was Blizzard’s Diablo III.
Diablo III’s loot frenzy was the lone bright spot for the game industry this month as total sales were down 28% from May 2011 with console hardware taking the biggest hit (a 39% drop).
But that’s not for lack of trying. A ton of new releases broke into the top ten this month including Max Payne 3 (#2), Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (#3), Sniper Elite V2 (#7), and Dragon’s Dogma (#9). But I guess they didn’t put up the sales numbers to compete with last May’s biggest game, L.A. Noire.
The complete top ten can be found after the break. (more…)
Are you excited yet, people? It’s almost time for Diablo III to ruin your life. I know my boyfriend and I are thrilled at the prospect of all of our free time being smashed by this game!
Amazon’s got some new deals up today, some of which are pretty tempting:
- 33% off Prototype 2 – grab it on $39.99 for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360
- Get The Darkness II for $19.99 on PC or $29.99 on PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360
- Save 25% on Kids Learn Math: A+ Edition for Nintendo DS
- Save 25% on Kids Learn Spelling and Grammar: A+ Edition for Xbox 360
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Activision’s Prototype 2 took the top spot in the latest NPD report of bestselling games. Another new release, the Xbox 360-exclusive Kinect Star Wars, “did the Han Solo” all the way up to #2.
The remainder of the list is overflowing with familiar faces from last Fall including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (#3), NBA 2K12 (#5), and Just Dance 3 (#9). It wasn’t a Fall release, but Mass Effect 3 continues to hold strong at #8 now that the controversy over the game’s ending has come to… an end.
In terms of dollars made, the game industry suffered a 32% drop in overall sales from April 2011 ($630.4 million versus $930.9 million) when Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat ruled the charts.
You can check out the NPD Group’s complete list of bestsellers for April 2012 after the break. (more…)
April continues to lumber along with yet another small batch of new releases.
This week, Prototype 2 brings us back to Radical’s demented vision of open world games where a helicopter is something to be thrown and the best way to take out an enemy is by eating them! Yummy! Prototype 2 will be available for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Check out the trailer for Radical Entertainment’s latest Prototype 2 collector’s edition (it’s also getting the previously announced RadNet Edition). Dubbed the Blackwatch Edition, this version of the game carries a premium price ($79.99) and Activision has produced a premium trailer to show it off. Why a collector’s edition of a game requires a trailer is beyond me, but this one isn’t actually that bad.
What’s included in this edition? I’m glad you asked:
- Prototype 2 RadNet Edition Content
- Free Prototype 2 DLC Pack #1 – Colossal Mayhem
- Official Prototype 2 Soundtrack CD
- Exclusive Prototype 2 Hardbound Art Book
- Dark Horse Digital Comic “Prototype: The Labrinth”
- 20% Discount Voucher at Prototype Merchandise Store
Fans eager to play as James Heller and kill Alex Mercer should be extra pleased with this collector’s edition, and should pre-order it now as supplies are limited (or so they say). I still haven’t played the original Prototype, but I want to play it more after watching that trailer.
Prototype 2 will be available for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on April 24.
Radical Entertainment has announced a set of Radnet Edition content of their upcoming game, Prototype 2. The game will launch on April 24, and a limited number of games released that day (including pre-orders) will include free access to RadNet. Fans will get in via a one-time use code and will receive 55 pieces of free additional content, which will be released over seven weeks.
Included within this content are Avatar Items, Behind-the-Scenes videos, Challenges, Dynamic Themes, in-game Events, and bonus Mutations to be used in the game’s single-player campaign. There’s also “the ultimate shape-shifting reward,” which will be announced sometime in March.
Apparently, there’s never been more impetus to kill Alex Mercer. Ken Rosman, Studio Head of Radical Entertainment, said that the studio “has always focused on bringing long lasting fun to its fans, and Prototype 2′s RadNet content is our way of rewarding the game’s most loyal supporters – the early adopters, the one’s who will replay it over and over again. We think this is great because we’re giving our fans hours of additional gameplay outside Prototype 2′s main narrative, and cool rewards – all delivered weekly following the game’s launch!”
That’s some pretty good incentive to me. Pick up your copy of the game when it releases on April 24 and try to be one of the lucky ones.