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Studio Closures in 2012

Remembering studios that closed in 2012

This year was great in general for videogames. Beyond the predictable success of games like Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, there were a ton of hits that came out of nowhere, including not just big publisher titles, but indie games a...   read

 
 
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Prototype 2 finally hits PC

The PC version of Prototype 2 has finally graced computer players with its presence, after launching for Xbox 360 and PS3 back in April. All boxed copies and pre-ordered digital copies will include access to the game's RADNET content, conta...   read

 
 
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Radical responds to closure, Prototype 2 PC still coming

Radical Entertainment has responded to news of its shutdown via the studio's official Facebook page. It has thanked fans for their support following the unfortunate situation, and has also promised that the PC version of Prototype 2 will be...   read

 
 
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Radical Entertainment reportedly shut down (Update)

[Update: According to Tweets from Game Informer's Jim Reilly, Activision is trying to keep the Radical team together, but the studio looks like it's busted. Prototype was not considered commercially successful, and the publisher may sell th...   read

 
 



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Review: Prototype 2

Last generation, Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy and Second Sight had the ill luck to release at the same time, despite sharing an otherwise unique concept. Games involving psychic powers and telekinesis were few and far between last gener...   read

 
 
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Prototype 2 shows the power of revenge (and Johnny Cash)

Prototype 2 is almost upon us, and it needed just one more thing to complete the pre-launch hype -- an "emotional" trailer with suitably melancholy music. It's an old trick, but I still find it effective, so this live-action video featurin...   read

 
 
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Activision opens Prototype 2 merchandise store

As much as I loved Prototype, I had no idea it did well enough to get a sequel. I was pleasantly surprised, to say the least. Now, I find out it's a big enough deal to get its own clothing line? Was I asleep when that happened? In any case,...   read

 
 
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Prototype 2's Supersoldiers sound delightful

Making a supersoldier is tricky, just look at all the failed attempts to make another Captain America. In Prototype 2, Sgt. James Heller will be facing a whole army of them, so color me impressed. Using a new strain of the Blacklight Virus,...   read

 
 
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Prototype 2 Collector's Edition announced in new trailer

With news that should surprise no one, Activision has announced today that Prototype 2 will be getting a collector's edition called the Blackwatch Collector's Edition. $79.99 will net you a pretty good amount of extra content on April 24th...   read

 
 



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Early Prototype 2 buyers to get 'Radnet Edition' upgrade

Activision is one of the few big publishers to shy away from putting online passes in its games, but with Prototype 2, it would seem the company is definitely looking to maximize brand new purchases. Early adopters of the game will gain ac...   read

 
 
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Prototype 2: Better side missions, expanded gameplay

If gamers had one lasting complaint about Prototype, it's that the gameplay could get pretty repetitive. Side missions were particularly galling, featuring drab time trial exercises that felt like petty wastes of time. While speaking with d...   read

 
 
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Prototype 2: A more engaging, funnier protagonist

Destructoid has been chatting to Radical design directer Matt Armstrong about the studio's upcoming sequel, Prototype 2. I'm a fan of the original, but fully admit it had some flaws, and I wanted to see what improvements were coming. Firstl...   read

 
 
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Rumor: Prototype, Guitar Hero developers hit with layoffs

It's possible that two Activision-tied studios, Radical Entertainment and Neversoft, have been serving pink slips to their employees.According to Kotaku sources, Radical, developer of last year's open-world action game Prototype, might have...   read

 
 
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Game Debate to the Death! Prototype VS inFamous

Last week's debate was the last odd game debate in our almost year long journey! It also ended with one of the best "odd debate" matchups of the entire series, with a legendary multiplayer game with virtually no story going up a l...   read

 
 



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Prototype boss says open-world games are hard to make

Radical dev boss Tim Bennison has been telling VG247 about the perils of creating an open-world game like Prototype, stating that sandbox titles will always be a tough prospect, and just get tougher to make the closer they get to becoming a...   read

 
 
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Original Prototype vision was 'too huge' boasts Radical

As you may remember, Radical's upcoming shape-shifter Prototype was due to be released last year before getting slapped with a delay. According to Radical, however, the extra time has been important, as it's helped the team live up more to ...   read

 
 
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New Prototype video discusses comic book, has explosions

We have our hands on a new video for Radical Entertainment's violent sandbox conspiracy adventure Prototype. In it, we get to hear a bunch of people working on the comic book tie-in give the game a massive, sloppy verbal blowjob. Which is...   read

 
 
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Prototype comic coming in April: Like a videogame, but more comic booky

I had my hopes up for Prototype even when everyone said it looked lame, and hopefully my hopeful hopes aren't rewarded with hopelessness. Our glimpse of it in action at CES was promising, but glimpses often are.Anyway, the news is that Radi...   read

 
 
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lokhe

Went back for a NG+ run of I saw a lot of reviews calling the game hard but I dont think any of them have tried out Shit is utterly Already found some cool secrets I missed on my first run though worth it!

 
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Retrofraction

I think I am at the sad relization that even if I played Natural Selection 2 at the abysmal resolutions (sub 800x600) that there simply no way to play that game on my ONLY THEY WOULD CONSIDER OPTIMIZATION

 
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