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Prey

Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Take 2
Developer: Human Head Studios

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As WP's senior editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games.

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'Prey' Will Be Available for Online Purchase Through Game xStream

by Judy on May 19, 2005 @ 1:17 a.m. PDT

Prey tells the story of Tommy, a Cherokee garage mechanic stuck on a reservation going nowhere. His life changes when an otherworldly crisis forces him to awaken spiritual powers from his long-forgotten birthright. Abducted along with his people to a menacing mothership orbiting Earth, he sets out to save himself and his girlfriend and eventually his planet.

Game xStream enables game publishers to offer graphic intensive games, like Prey, for distribution and sale online. A key to Game xStream's appeal is its dynamic streaming, which takes place in the background even after the game has been started. This allows gamers to start playing games within minutes of pressing the "Buy" button, not hours later, after the full game has been downloaded. The entire process is transparent and hassle-free -- without any support from developers.

"Gamers will be able to pre-order and pre-load Prey onto their hard drives, ready for instant activation and play upon the official release date," said 3D Realms CEO, Scott Miller. "Or, after the official release, players will be able to buy the game and begin playing in minutes, as if the full game was already downloaded. This is what sets Game xStream apart from anything else the industry has seen."

The Game xStream high-performance delivery system provides a reliable and extremely scaleable gaming-on-demand solution for hardcore gamers, service providers, content providers, game developers, and publishers giving them the fastest deployment of any online gaming system.

"Together 3D Realms and Game xStream are ushering in a whole new secure delivery platform that gives consumers the ability to play a game as soon as it's released," said Terry Nagy, Vice President of Business Development for Game xStream. "Working with 3D Realms on the first online distribution of the high profile release of Prey is a strong vote of confidence for the Game xStream service."


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