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Prey's Final Act Is A Mess

If you are playing Prey, the new immersive sim from Arkane Studios, here is a recommendation: quit once you’ve reached Alex’s office for the first time. Just stop playing. It gets way, way worse. For its first three quarters, Prey is a fantastic game. Creepy, foreboding and darkly funny, the game rewards slow playthroughs and lets you peek into the lives of some fascinating characters. Then, it all goes to shit. WARNING: PREY SPOILERS INCOMING Advertisement Once you reach Alex’s office, following a long, meandering journey through various sectors of the space station Talos-1, you discover a video message from your brother. He asks you to help him save the station. Then comes a new plot twist: a mercenary named Commander Dahl has just docked on Talos-1 and sent an army of security robots to wipe you out. Immediately, you’re accosted by four of these bots. They look just like the engineering, medical, and security robots you’ve previously encountered, except they shoot lasers and have way more health. They are, to put it gently, miserable fucks. Like I said before, now would be a good time to stop playing. For the READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Japanese Sales Chart: Prey Opens in 5th, Sells 7,100 Copies

Prey and Danganronpa 1&2 Reload for PlayStation 4 were the only new releases in the top 20 last week, with Prey opening in 5th with 7,100 copies sold and Danganronpa debuting in 8th with 3,900 copies sold. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch was easily able to repeat at #1, moving 28,800 copies. As for hardware, the PS4, PS4 Pro, and PS Vita were all flat week-over-week, with the Nintendo Switch taking home first place yet again. According to Media Create, here’s the 20 best-selling retail games, along with how each system sold in Japan from May 15 to 21, 2017: Games (Lifetime) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) – 28,781 (440,696) Monster Hunter XX (3DS) – 12,643 (1,479,189) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Switch) – 10,849 (465,631) Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (3DS) – 7,470 (146,408) Prey (PS4) – 7,105 NieR: Automata (PS4) – 4,740 (330,293) Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (LE Included) (3DS) – 4,400 (179,268) Danganronpa 1&2 Reload (PS4) – 3,880 Dark Souls 3: The Fire Fades Edition (PS4) – 3,302 (55,979) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U) – 3,286 (122,993) Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death (3DS) – 3,238 READ FULL…

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Media Create: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Nintendo Switch Once Again Top Japanese Sales Charts

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Prey Update 1.03 on PS4 Helps Prevent Corrupted Saves, Fixes Stamina Not Recovering

[embedded content] Released yesterday on PlayStation 4, Prey update 1.03 adds further fixes to prevent corrupted saves, allows you to skip the end game credits, addresses items from being deleted when changing levels, fixes stamina not recovering, and more. Here’s the full list of patch notes: Further fixes to prevent Save games from becoming corrupted. Fix also returns corrupted Save games to uncorrupted state. Items should no longer be incorrectly deleted from inventory or world when changing levels. Fix for stamina not recovering. Fix for being unable to repair items. Player should no longer spawn out of level. Fabricated weapons are now empty. Fix for humans incorrectly turning hostile.  Hostile humans in lobby will be returned to friendly. End game credits now always skippable. Aaron Ingram no longer cowers if spooked by a Typhon. Fix for various problems making changes in the settings. The Xbox One version of this patch should be out later this week. Earlier this month, Arkane said they were looking into player drifting on PS4 and it would be fixed soon. It doesn’t look like 1.03 addressed player drifting. An accolades trailer for Prey was brought out today by Bethesda, and you can watch it above. Our review is over READ FULL…

Prey Gets the Accolades Trailer Treatment

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Injustice 2 Debuts at No.1 on UK Sales Charts This Week; PlayStation VR Exclusive Farpoint No. 2

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Prey Patch 1.2 Leads to a New Recycling Glitch

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Prey 1.2 Update Now Live on All Platforms; Fixes Save Corruption and More

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Old Leaked Design Documents Show What Prey Could've Been

Three years ago, a handful of leaked design documents revealed an early version of Arkane Austin’s vision for Prey, which was then code-named Project Danielle. It’s fascinating to see how much has changed since then. Advertisement These early design documents, which were leaked on a torrent website in 2014 (and are neatly summed up on NeoGAF here), present several pitches for Prey’s story. One proposes that the game be set in a high-tech lab that’s been built on a crashed alien ship; another would put the player on a tropical island hiding a bunker full of military secrets. Most of the ideas center on a character named Danielle Sho—get it? Sho Dan?—who would, in one version of the story, be an AI that offers help and guidance to the player. Danielle Sho does appear in the final version of Prey, although she’s a lot different than imagined in these pitches. You can see both documents below. The second, which was designed back when Arkane called it Prey 2 (before it became just “Prey”), comes closest to the final version, but neither of these docs mentions Morgan Yu, Talos-1, the Typhon, or READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Prey Update 1.02 Now Out on PS4, Addresses Input Lag & Corrupted Saves

Prey update 1.02 is now available to download on PlayStation 4, weighing in at 400MB. According to the PS4’s Update History, this patch fixes corrupted game saves, adjusts the controls to improve input lag, and more: Fix to prevent Save games from becoming corrupted. Fix also returns corrupted Save games to uncorrupted state. Also addresses some additional crashes on map loads. Hacking during the Power Plant reboot no longer causes the reboot to not complete Fix to prevent the Player from becoming stuck in certain circumstances Nightmares will now always search for the player once spawned Numerous fixes to GLOO to prevent breaking and bypassing collision, prevent corpses from passing through walls and floors Updated the Recycling to prevent infinite material creation Fix for occasional combat freeze when attacking Phantoms Kaspar’s objective indicator should no longer disappear Updates to the audio mix to adjust volume of music, audio logs, cutscenes Adjustments to the controls to improve latency While 1.02 addressed input lag, it didn’t fix player drifting. Last week, Arkane Studios President Raphael Colantonio said they’re working on player drifting and “it will be fixed soon.” As for PlayStation 4 Pro support, Bethesda says Prey currently includes “base requirements,” and they’re “aiming READ FULL STORY…

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UK Sales Chart: Prey Races Past Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to Finish in 1st

Dropping by just 32% during its second week on the market, Prey was able to move from second place to first place on the UK chart, giving Bethesda their first #1 since Doom in Week 25 of 2016. The previous #1, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, dropped to third, while Grand Theft Auto V moved up to second. Because there weren’t any new releases last week, the number of games sold in the UK was down 25% to 152,000. Here’s the top 20 best-selling games through retail stores in the UK for the week ending May 13, 2017, according to GfK Chart-Track: Prey (down 32%) Grand Theft Auto V Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (down 60%) FIFA 17 Rocket League LEGO Worlds Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Ghost Recon Wildlands Horizon Zero Dawn The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Resident Evil 7 Overwatch LEGO City Undercover Little Nightmares Forza Horizon 3 Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Rainbow Six Siege WWE 2K17 Minecraft: Xbox Edition Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Do you think Injustice 2 and The Surge will open in 1st and 2nd this week? [Source: GfK Chart-Track (1), (2), Games Industry] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Prey Tops UK Sales Charts This Week

The 19th week of the 2017 UK Sales Charts are in, and unlike last week, Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe couldn’t complete it’s three-peat, but rather Bethesda’s Prey has emerged as the top dog. …Read More The post Prey Tops UK Sales Charts This Week by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Prey: The Kotaku Review

Early on in Prey, I accidentally killed a main character. The game let me keep playing until I lost my nerve and reloaded. Later, I jerry-rigged my way off the space station of Talos I well before I was supposed to. Prey let me get there. It figured I knew what I was doing. Advertisement When it’s at its best, Arkane’s latest game is a spiritual sequel to the 1994 System Shock and successive games like BioShock rather than it is a successor to its 2006 namesake. The Shock games are known for establishing a strong sense of place and empowering players to explore and fight their way through that space in myriad ways. This is the new Prey as well. This new game is a set of interlocking systems that gives players freedom at every opportunity it can. It’s ripe with moments that will be unique to every player and is a game that shines when you take your time and forge your own path. It falters when it tries to tell you a story, but you only have to listen to that tale as a last resort to see the end. It’s READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Prey Update 1.02 Coming to PS4 & Xbox One Next Week, Player Drifting Will Be Fixed “Soon”

Released yesterday on PC, Prey update 1.02 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next week, Arkane Studios has revealed. Console patch notes will be fully detailed next week, but for now, he’s everything included with update 1.02 on PC: Fix to prevent Save games from becoming corrupted. Fix also returns corrupted Save games to uncorrupted state. Also addresses some additional crashes on map loads. Hacking during the Power Plant reboot no longer causes the reboot to fail to complete. Fix to prevent the Player from becoming stuck in certain circumstances. Nightmares will now always search for the player once spawned. Saving and Loading PC settings will now save correctly for users with special characters in their Windows usernames. Numerous fixes to GLOO to prevent breaking and bypassing collision, prevent corpses from passing through walls and floors. Updated Recycling to prevent infinite material creation. Fix for occasional combat freeze when attacking Phantoms Kaspar’s objective indicator should no longer disappear. Updates to audio mix to adjust volume of music, audio logs, cutscenes. On Twitter, Arkane Studios President Raphael Colantonio‏ answered a question about next week’s PS4 update, confirming that the save corruption fix will be included. Asked about player drifting READ FULL STORY…