Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

 

Top-secret Windows Mobile 6.5 Prototype Stolen in Barcelona

200°
305w ago - Here's the risk you take holding the cellphone industry's annual gathering in Barcelona, a city famous for its world class pickpockets.

Only hours after Microsoft announced the launch of Windows Mobile 6.5 – the software giant's answer to Apple's iPhone and Google's Android – a prototype phone loaded with a top-secret copy of the new software was lifted from an executive's pocket, the [Register or Login to view links] reported Thursday.

Microsoft was "in a panic," according to this report, fearing industrial espionage.

The phone had reportedly been loaned to the CEO of Telstra, the Australian telecommunications giant, to test before launch. He, in turn, handed it to an unnamed executive, who was apparently pickpocketed that evening. According to the Telegraph:

"A spokesman for the Australian company confirmed the theft had happened. 'One of our product executives was given the phone to test the system. He had it with him at an organised evening event and it was stolen from him - we don't know by whom.'"

Microsoft declined to comment on the report.

Barcelona's professional pickpockets often travel...
 

Prototype Due for Multi-platform Release in June 2009

50°
307w ago - Activision has narrowed down a launch date for its upcoming open world extravaganza Prototype, confirming a June 2009 release for the ambitious project.

To quote: Word comes via a press release detailing the forthcoming New York Comic Con, in which the publisher states, "Hands-on - fans get their first chance to play the highly anticipated open-world/action thriller, PROTOTYPE, planned for release in June."

Due out on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360, Prototype pits you in control of Alex Mercer, an individual who possesses the ability to consume his foes, gaining him access to their memories and experiences.

Mercer also has access to a variety of super-human abilities, including superior strength, speed, and dexterity, allowing him to out-run vehicles, run up the sides of buildings and jump extraordinarily long distances.
 

Rumor: Phoenix is Code Name for the Future Xbox Prototype

50°
337w ago - According to our sources, Microsoft has already put a code name on its future Xbox prototype for the developers: it's Phoenix.

We still don't have any technical specs for the moment, but the Phoenix is said to be a real evolution compared to the Xbox 360.

Apparently, some studios in North of America have already begun projects on this prototype.

We hope to learn more about this soon!
 

Sierra Spring Break 08: Prototype plot inspired by Old Boy

50°
347w ago - Speaking to videogaming247 at the Sierra Spring Break 08 in Mallorca last week, Radical Entertainment marketing director Chris Hansell said that Prototype has been heavily influenced by the story of classic Korean movie, Old Boy.

"There are a huge number of influences," he said. "The guys who make this game love everything.

"Especially Old Boy where the main the main character does very bad things. But you see that really bad things that have happened to him before, so you have a kind of empathy with that character. So even though it's a dark story, there's a context as to why he's doing these terrible things."

All sounds very dark and broody, doesn't it?

Mega-violent super-mutant free-roamer Prototype is out on 360 and PS3 in the fourth quarter.
 

A Closer Look at Prototype

50°
362w ago - Alright, I have to admit -- when I first learned about Prototype when it was first revealed in Game Informer, I was still a little unsure on how the team behind the Hulk video games would be able to accomplish something on such a massive scale.

A full recreation of New York City, coupled with a protagonist with superhuman shape-shifting abilities, wrapped in Coop gameplay, with that much chaos and destruction happening all around you? It sounded too good to be true.





Thankfully, in this recent video by XPlay, there's no doubt in my mind that this is really the game I have been looking for all of these years. As you can see from the demo footage, right out of the gate, Prototype looks absolutely gorgeous in the midst of all of that insanity. Bullets are flying, Apache Helicopters are swooping around, and tanks are rolling in, all with the intent of blowing you up. However, with the inclusion of all of your strongest powers right from the start, these guys have their work cut out for them if they want to take down this bulldozer of a beast.

The best part is that this game is only 20% done. How much more can they honestly pack in? Prototype already looks to be an instant hit with gamers when it comes out this Summer.
 
Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links






Advertising - Affiliates - Contact Us - PS3 Downloads - PS3 Forums - Privacy Statement - Site Rules - Top - © 2015 PlayStation 3 News

Sponsored Links