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Prototype 2 review

Several months after its console debut - the so-so sales of which lead to Activision closing its developer - open-world superhero game Prototype 2 is now out on PC. I've been hulking out, wall-running up tall buildings and eating people alive for the last few days, and then I played some Prototype 2. Allow me to foist the following words about it upon your monitor.

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Activision Slices Up Radical, Prototype 2 PC Still On Track

"RIP Radical Entertainment 1991-2012," tweeted audio designer Rob Bridgett earlier today. Moments later, the Internet was abuzz with reports that Activision had used its maniacal death tendrils to choke the life right out of Prototype 2 developer Radical Entertainment. That, however, isn't entirely true. But, while not a full-on closure, Activision explained in an official statement that "some employees will remain working for Radical Entertainment supporting other existing…

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Cutting Edge: New Prototype 2 Anti-Helicopter Propaganda

If I'm reading Prototype 2 correctly, it's actually an extremely subtle environmental message. I mean, just look at the evidence: main character James Heller goes out of his way time and time again to slice, dice, and skewer vehicles of all shapes and sizes. No car is safe from his bladed assault, and when helicopters try to lend their wheeled pollution-spewing compatriots a helping spritz…

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Prototype 2 PC Delayed Until July

I've just learned something new. Games decay. Did you know that? While they're sitting there, waiting for you to buy them, content rots away from them, flaking away like a sort of scabby flesh-rust. At least, that's the terrifying explanation I'm assuming is behind the fact that Prototype 2 will contain 55 'items' that unlock in the weeks following its launch that will only be…

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Helihatred And Cannibalism: Prototype 2

A new dev diary for Prototype 2 makes it look more interesting than some of the previous tentrailacle-themed gorefests. The men who speak in it appear to have good ideas about both hunting and killing, and the kind of freedom on offer, even if it will eventually lead to bloody murders in every instance, is something I can imagine myself enjoying. It's also worth noting…

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Madhattan: Prototype 2’s NYZ

Blue noticed that Radical have put out a trailer detailing their approach for New York in Prototype 2. The so-called "NYZ" will be far more detailed this time, with the city divided into three zones, allowing them to increase the visual fidelity and density of detail in the city. There's loads from the devs and a bunch of game footage in the video, which I…

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Tendril In The Heart: Prototype 2

I barely played the first Prototype, so when it comes to the sequel anything plot-related is a bit hazy. Angry men are killing each other with appendages they should not have, that much is clear, but what about the soldiers caught in the middle of it all? Do they deserve to be torn asunder? Judging by this latest trailer, they sure do, casually shooting defenseless…

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Hyperbiff: Prototype 2’s Combat Trailer

There was no doubt, of course, that Prototype 2 would be violent to the point of grotesque silliness, and the "Art Of Combat" trailer below, in which a number of the devs talk through their choices for the design of Prototype 2's various super-powered combat moves, proves that. I've posted it below, and in it you can see a range of ways in which people…

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The Actual Prototype 2 Gamescom Trailer

Remember yesterday's teaser for Prototype 2? Well here's the trailer it was teasing, and it's a bit of a disappointment for me. I was hoping to see some gameplay footage to compare and contrast with the original, but it looks like Activision are focussing solely on the story with this trailer. Still, I always thought the first Prototype had quite slick cut-scenes, and from the…

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Ride Of The Valkyries: Featuring Prototype 2

The ESRB warn that this trailer "May contain content inappropriate for children". I say "Barely contains any content", but I suppose there isn't much overlap between mine and the ESRB's responsibilities. Here's a 26 second teaser trailer, featuring 6 seconds of Prototype 2 gameplay and 20 seconds of pure tease. It's somewhat indistinguishable from the first game, except it's a different bloke.

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Prototype 2 Has Tentacles And Blood

Prototype 2 is a game about some dude is made of tentacles or something like that. You can check out the general use of tentacles in the trailer below. Tentacle Boy DOES NOT like helicopters, no sir. Also he's going to have a fight with the protagonist from the previous game for some reason. Whatever, I still want a decent Hulk game. (And yes, Radical's…

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Prototype 2 Teases The Helicopter Murder

Oh yes, while I am stealing videos from Blues' YouTube channel, we should probably link to the latest Prototype 2 teaser. It looks like Prototype! Only it is introduced by Penny Arcade for some reason? I am missing something here, aren't I? The game isn't out until 2012, so don't hold your breath. I mean if you do hold your breath and you are still…

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The Other Thing: Prototype 2

Ah yes, that was the other thing that got revealed at the weekend: Radical are working on a sequel to their open-world eviscerate 'em up, Protoype. A cinematic trailer (posted below!) introduces the new lead, a soldier who, having survived the first game, has now been all mutated and stuff to take down the original protagonist, the murderous/monstrous Alex Mercer. Well, whatever, I am just…

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Wot I Think: Prototype

On sale now is the oft-delayed open-world anti-hero killathon by Radical Entertainment, they of the hugely enjoyable console romp The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction. Prototype's concept is similar, but it now stars a surly guy in a hoodie rather than the unjolly green giant. Promising an absurd level of mayhem and violence, can this possibly achieve the omnipotence it promises? Here's my take on it.…

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Prototype: The Story

Do we care about the story of ultra-death freeformer, Prototype? Perhaps not, but it still has one: a tale of memories sucked out of brains the hard way, and New York City as an evolving character. It's explained below the cut, and it might just surprise us with phrases like "the buildings themselves become infected." The story trailer also suggests that there's some level of…

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NYCC: Prototype

Prototype is back on course for release in June, and has had a big showing at NYCC. It's perhaps a little less impressive than it was when we saw it a year ago, but hopefully all that extra time will pay off. The three-way biologic war on the streets of NYC still looks ludicrously violent. I think Gillen is going to unload some thoughts on…

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Whee! Prototype For Summer ’09

Hulk-meets-GTA open-world absorb 'em up Prototype has been heavily delayed, with the game now due for release in the summer of 2009. (Assuming we have a summer this year, and that hasn't been cancelled due to budgetary constraints). The free-running organ-burster remains a contender for high accolades of action-game excellence, especially when contrasted with the other lacklustre run-and-jump games from the past 18 months. The…

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Prototype Co-op Not Dead?

Videogaming247 have scooped a chat with Prototype bossman Tim Bennison, and he revealed that the supposedly canned multiplayer mode might still find its way into the game. “We’re trying to create the best possible single player experience. It’s an origin story and if we are successful, we’re hoping it’s the start of a franchise. But to do this, you’ve got to establish a great core…

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