You can now download the demo for 'Prey' from the Xbox Live Marketplace. This content is not available in Japan or Germany.
hmm japan gets chromehounds, we get prey, lol, theirs some love, GO MICROSOFT. I was just coming on here to post this too, oh well...it's a huge dl, it's like 1.17 MB
Its a slap in the face to not have the Chromehounds demo--but I ain't complaining the Prey demo came out "early".
downloading right now, what a great surprise. 1.17gbs, lol, with single and multiplayer. I'm really hoping this is good cause it looks like this demo is promoting a lot more than most games.
I guess a little complaining go's a long way! I'm at work so if anyone downloads it please let us know what you think..thanks-famo
It is good to know microsoft listen. Now what's next? let all b*tch about street fighter. are you ready? goooooooooo!
now THIS is some next gen stuff
I can't wait, multiplayer!!
Finally the demo is out, been looking forward to it. Give us Street Fighter, and we wont complain much more this summer. except when the saint row demo gets delayed though.. :P
Anyone playing it already? How is it? Can't download it at this moment... My internetmodem is not working properly.
If anyone can give a short review here it would be nice. 30 FPS constant fixed and so on
haha it's not available in Germany? Why not? Because of the WC playing overthere? ;)
Am I glad I am living in The Netherlands!
i just moved into a house with no broadband today.....call me penishead. Argh!
...start the download, and play some Oblivion while it downloads it in the background... then *chime*, ready for some Prey!
just plyed through the first stage!!pretty cool, but my friends pc owns this shiznitt!!!!
What do you mean? I don't speak that language :)
its AMAZING STUFF !!! i cant wait for the game to be released ..... ,,, the graphics are spot,,,, the sound 5.1 amazing stuff ,,,, its better then i could have hopped for ....
DC I odnt know what your talking about this game is awsome bro!!! PC and 360 are almost identical!!
Ok well f the talk about frame rates this game is unbelievable on PC or 360, the gameplay is just as awesome, this is a killer xbox 360 game! anyone else did yours DL in like 10 minutes? I honestly couldn't notice any drops or anything in any scene I was too busy running on floors, walls, ceilings and blowing the F outta nethin that moves. Man I love this frickin game
This is a system seller...I have the demo for my computer and the 360...Both are great. personally I like the 360 version on my HD tv and surround sound system. They look identical but I like the overall look on the 360. I can't see any frame rate difference. And I was looking for that. Prey is my Fav game as of now. WOW...
agreed this demo is awesome cant wait to play the full one in 2 weeks
I like the controls more obviously I hate PC controls, it plays better on a 360 for that simple fact
I know your listening
I got the PC version's demo last night but have not had a chance to play it yet.
I want to do some A/B comparisons with my own eyes (no offense to anyone here, but why trust you guys when I can see it for myself....lol?)
I just found out the HUMAN HEAD STUDIOS is in Madison, WI where I live and the studio is like 5 blocks from my house. Their is a huge article about this game in my paper... I am going to go down their tomorrow and see about getting an early copy!! It said "PREY looked like it had been developed by 150 people but the developers say they only had 30 people working on Prey" -man that say's alot right there....This is a killer app!!! I hope I can get an early copy!!
I've played most of the demo. The gameplay is like tripping on drugs, but definately innovative. It gave me a lot of surprises and FPS twists to make this game worth it.
For 1.17 it only took around an hour
The download time is suprisngly quick, perhaps this was the delay and the downtime we experienced this week??
Just what i wanted to know, im at my brothers house and he does not have a 360 but can anybody tell me if the controls are solid or is the dude sliding all over the place like he's skates. Man can't wait til LiveAnywere or what ever" comes out so can remotely tweek the 360. lol
yah of course, no sliding, the gameplay's insanely different and fun.
Cool thanks i was going to hold off on any FPS untill later on, but i might pick this one up after i try it when i get home.
Just wanted to say thanks to MS. We appreciate the fact that you DO listen!!
Ahhh damn, Its 1.17 gigs?! that isnt cool. My internet provider phoned us and told us to stop dling cuz i only dled 102 gigs... and they're pissed and about to pull the plug. I guess i have to wait a while before i can dl it.
But good to see it out... finally (a week late)
The good: The SP is well done. The portals and gravity manipulation works well. The standard pistol has a nice feel to it, and the scope-in rawks. Very, very cool. The atomosphere is great- creepy, dark and mean, and the story is surprisingly engaging (though the intro feels a little like a rip-off from the HL2 citaldel scene- not a bad thing really.) The spirit walk can, I imagine, allow for some interesting and difficult puzzles. And I personally like free use of curse words in video games. Must be the sailor in me.
The MP is choppier than hell, and really just no fun at all. You're given little feedback as to what team you and other players are on, which makes it extremely confusing. More importantly, it's difficult to tell where you're shooting and whether or not you're actually hitting anyone. No thanks.
in My opinion the graphics look a little last gen to me looks just like doom 3 and the chronicles of riddick graphically. thought it would have looked better for a 360 game.
Do you really mean that, I read so many other sounds
There is no way you can play this game on the 360 with an hd tv and not be blown away. I have the pc version with my Geforce 7900 card and the 360 version on my hd tv. They are both outstanding with no difference in frame rate from what I see and or graphics. I give the slight edge to the 360 version because of the dolby digital surround is crazy. Anyone who says otherwise most likely hasn't played the game and is trying to hate on a most beautiful thing. But don't take my word or all the other gamers who love it. Read the previews and wait for the review. I guarentee it gets a 9 or higher. Its GREAT. PERIOD. Unless you don't like first person shooters. lol....
Im Sorry For My Previous post (23) ive just played the demo some more and i must say when i entered the alien world the graphics looked so much better and the gameplay is top notch too. i agree that the characters look a little bland but other wise its very good. im Deffinetaly buying this when its released 10/10
That's funny cuz I have a older AthlonXP processor (not Athlon64, but a older "Barton" core) running at 2.4Ghz with a Ati 9800 Pro 128mb and 512megs with the PC demo's graphic features turned all the way up and it runs at 60 frames per second whenever its not roughing up. And your using a nvidia 7900 and its only running at 30 frames?
Well guys the characters aren't that good but the environments are pretty incredible. Keep in mind this is just another PC port and would of looked better if it was made directly for the 360.
It's an awesome Game period, I just finished playing the Demo, I can't wait for the game to purchase the final game!
It looks a lot better on my computer the 360 version doesnt look as good and my pc runs it at 55fps on 1280x1024 easily
paleesse I played both, theirs no difference...and controls better? Um ok how is using a joystick worse than using "W,A,S,D" and every other dumb button sporatically placed on a keyboard? Not to mention how can it look better on a PC, it only would if your computer is more powerful than the 360 which I doubt, my computer, is a 3.2 GHZ dual core, with a ATI radeon 6800, and a 1MB of ram (Which is what they say you should have) and I ran it in full capacity easily...and last time I checked the 360 was a 3.2 GHZ triple core. I personally think the 360 version looks better, of course it doesn't hurt that it's in Hi-def. Anyways it goes both ways, only some VERY high end PC could possibly make it look better on a PC
The only way the pc version looks better is if you are playing the 360 version on a regular tv. If you play it on a Good HD tv its amazing. Nothing beats 1920 by 1080. On my Samsung 61 inch DLP its simply amazing. And the sound is incredible. So...if you have a cutting edge computer but no HD television....yes the computer version is better. But if you have a hd tv. its dayum near identical. I have both. I should know.
i play my xbox 360 on an $900 20" high def tv and i have an amd 4200+, geforce 7800 gtx, 1 gig of ram, and an audigy 2 zs sound card. The screen i play my 360 on is better than my computers moniter by a lot.
even though the Xbox 360 is 3.2Ghz triple core processor, its still a "in-line" processor whereas the PC processors are "Out-of-Order" CPU's, making the PC CPU's better right there. So a in-line 3.2Ghz is more more equivalent to a 2.4Ghz out-of-order one. Also the 360 core has a shared 1MB L2 cache architecture which is inferior to the Intel And AMD CPU's cache architecture which is 1MB of L2 cache per each core. Whereas the 360 has to split 1MB amongst 3 cores. Also the 360 cores are based on the PowerPC which are performance-wise slower than The processors by AMD and Intel.
I have a older AhtlonXP "Barton" processor running at 2.4Ghz with only 512KB L2 Cache w/512MB of RAM and the game runs at 60 fps w/all the graphics turned up, when its not accessing the HD
I wasnt all that impressed by the multiplayer, or else I'd probably just buy the game. I'm interested in seeing what achievements there are too.
Also, I'm curious to see the side-by-side video comparison that IGN will most likely do when both the 360 and PC versions are out. They did one for Oblivion and it wasn't until then that you saw what the differences were.
It depends on your PC. I ran the PC demo at 1600 with AA and it was breath taking! The 360 is a great lower resolution version, but not as spectacular as a decked PC. So in the end it comes down to whether you have a decked PC and a 360, and where you want to play. I do like playing on the big screen DLP with 5.1 surround...it just doesn't look as good as the PC.
Oh and the only other notable difference are the load screens. On the PC they are minimal, whereas the 360 it takes longer.
1920 by 1080 isn't a lower resolution than the pc. Make sure on your xbox 360 dashboard you change it to 1080i. It does look better than ran at 720p. I did both just to see. Its all relaint on if you are playing it on an HD display. If you played the pc version on a regular tv you would say it looks like a lower resolution. Ign has already stated that the demo's look and play strickingly simular. And thats comparing a cutting edge computer to the 360 version. And it was IGN pc that stated that. I have them playing side by side in my home. No reason to lie bout it.
You were the same dude that was a lil upset at microsoft because the demo took a tad longer to approve. lol....One week delay ain't bad...I tell you. You act like its not a blessing to have a service like Microsoft provides for its 360 owners. To be able to download and play games before they are released or even before you buy it. Thats Great. So what if it takes a little longer than anitcipated Be thankful they have the service to begin with. 1 week delay folks. And in my opinion it was well worth it. I don't know what kind of Dlp tv you have and what resolution you are playing it on but it look just as good as the pc version I have played. Its far from a low resolution version. But in the same token it is a port. So You would expect it to be a tad better on the pc. But Me, Ign PC, and other gamers have to attest that they are dayum near close. And I give the nod to the 360 version just because I can play it on my hd big screen with surround sound. That completes the experience in my book. And I played the PC version on my HD Tv via DVI and when I do that...the 360 version looks noticably better. I don't know why that is. But I tried it. Good Job Microsoft. And we thank you. 360's cost less than a computer video card but the overall performance is much more entertaining on hd tv with Dolby digital. The audio is just as spectacular as the graphics.
Just because its being displayed/outputted at 1080i doesnt mean that the game is really running at 1080i. Most 360 games are not being rendered at 1080i but rather more closer to 800x600 and 1024x768. And then being upconverted by the video chip
I thought it was pretty good. Better than the Chromehounds demo, anyway. The GFX are okay. Im most impressed by how much weird sh!t is going on around you. Like a great "X-Files" episode cranked to eleven.
I didn't care for MP, though. terrible lag, and I hate the way the camera overrides your controls and forcibly auto-centers the screen when you walk up walls; It was like I kept having to fight the controls.
How was the chromohounds demo by the way? What was its strengths...and weaknesses in your opinion? And do you have a hd tv?
Apparently snow white doesn't like typing, he cut & pasted the same quote from joystiq (that being quote #22), lazy bastard. I haven't played the demo yet, hope it's good.
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probably Capture The Flag
Just from what I've seen of Live demos, my experience has been the game turns out better. People hating the multiplayer may be making a premture judgement.
Got it cownloaded, but haven't had a chance to play it. Sounds great so far!
I'm still finishing Quake4 & Doom3 (now that its BC!), but this looks pretty sweet--and fairly similar (dark, bio-crap everywhere, metal textures for a lot of the ship). I love the bio-life stuff and the metaphysical portals, etc. The MP is where I saw the first "gravity-switch" and it could be AWESOME!! No one else was on-line playing as of 9pm CST USA--but that will be changed within a few hours--I bet it will rock. As for the stuttering, haven't seen it. If it does, I bet they can patch it ala Call of Duty. So far (with limited playing) - 9/10 (IMHO). Would I buy it immediately? I'll probably wait a little while longer, unless the MP turns out like I expect--if it rocks, it'll be a day one purchase. Game of the Year? Well, premature - I think Gears may already have that locked, but I bet this is mentioned numerous times.
A little confusing at first but very easy to pick up and play very next gen feel
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i am sounding scary now ... heeeehehehhahahahahahahahah... i love my Xbox 360!!!
I'm in love. Its the best 400 dollars I have ever spent. I am addicted to xbox live. And Prey is unbelievable. I don't know how I am going to afford a ps3. There are so many games I want now for my brand new 360. I never bought the original xbox. And I'm very impressed with Microsoft.
to work on ur gamerscore :)
oblivian call of duty amazing games ,,,,,,
i have been thr about 20 games now i'm adicted dude ,,,,, i feel sorry for the sony fans they dont know what they missing .
prey is a great game on 360, very impressive indeed for a £270 machine, but obviously, when compared to a £1,000+ top-mid pc u can notice the difference quite considerbly.
Graphics and great and all and its big in video games, as long as it looks good because im not gonna stop playing and stare at the screen in aww, or take a moment on how good the graphics are, seriously this game made me want more when the demo ended. and its really no big difference or even hurts the gameplay,
but the graphics still look amazing on 360 you make it sound like its a huge diffrence when its NOT sorry dude but i also have a £1350 pc running top grade every thing ....
For all the guys in the States, trust me, your not missing out on anything with Chromehounds. The Demo for Chromehounds is sooooo disappointing.
It's really slow to get to anywhere, and turn around. The soundtrack is very poor, and although the graphics look nice, there not a patch on Lost Planet's snow and mech effects.
Disappointing. If the retail game is like it, I won't be buying it. They need to speed it up.
As for Prey, downloading now!
and I have that chromehound demo, and let me tell you, its not no mechassault, its is slow, but its more like a "realistic" type of thing, mechs dont run, they walk slow, and the 2 mechs that are in the game arent the greatest, but the sniping is cool. but either way if you want to download it just make another xbox live account with another region, i have Japan, and best of all its free. so all it takes is a couple of moment and thats all you can download.
Major Nelson said chaning your region could mess up your Xbox Live account and MS might not be able to help you fix it. Something about the servers not being able to recognize your account after the changes.
One is my real one and the other is a japan region, meaning 2 gamertags, my real one i have a gold account for it, and my Japan account is a silver only used for demo downloads,
I love the living weapons and all of the organic tones. I hate that PC vs. 360 crap it is just fun. I think that allot of PC users have big egos for no reason. So what you paid $1000.00 for a pc. You want a cookie or a metal. People can be such @ss wipes about small things. Anyway the demo is sweet I feel sorry for any gamer who is avoiding the 360 right now the games are just to sweet.
spot on mate couldnt say it ne better
Well, after playing the Prey Demo, I have to say I'm very disappointed with it.
Yeah, it's ok to play, and the whole portal walking on the ceilings thing is cool, but it plays just like Quake and Doom.
If someone just booted it up from the first intro, and told me to guess what game it is, I'd guess on of those, because it's just like them.
Graphics are pretty, but lots of jaggies, and it really annoyed me when looking at the mirror at the beginning that when you look up, your characters reflection is still looking forward. The same thing happened when you first enter the ship, and the reflection on the glass shows you looking in all directions when you are looking straight forward. Come on guys, this is NEXT GEN stuff, surely something like that would be easy to do.
It's the little things that spoil it, but I'd rent it out for the weekend, but I wouldn't buy it after playing the demo.
As for Chromehounds, I was expecting Mechassualt, Lost Planey, Mechwarrior stuff. I wouldn't mind if is was slow, but it is really really slow. Frustrating slow. If you do Multiplayer on that, it's going to get boring.
I don't understand how anyone can come to the cunclusion that this game looks better on the pc. Unless maybe you using a standard tv or a 720p tv. Playing this game on a 1080i or p capable tv you cannot tell the difference with the computer set to the same resolution. The PC may seem a little sharper but thats only due to the much smaller monitor size. I have a PC running dual x1900 cards in crossfire and the performace and visuals are identical. also fyi the 360's tripple core and video card are still faster than any of the processors or video cards you could buy for the pc. I am still waiting for the game that utilizes its full power, which this game definatly doesent.
That makes sense with the smaller monitor size...because when I hooked my computer up to My 61 inch hd tv the game doesnt look as good as the 360 version. Its got to be the size of the monitor that makes it look sharper to the eye....But, then again...I'm one of the ones that thinks the 360 version looks the same on my 61 inch samsung dlp tv as the computer version does on my 21 inch princeton computer flat panel display.