Aspyr Releases Demo of Long-Awaited Native-American Game, Prey

Aspyr Releases Demo of Long-Awaited Native-American Game, Prey

From dissaffected garage mechanic to savior of the entire planet, our here Tommy has a tough row to hoe.

 

Aspyr has released a demo version of Prey, a first-person shooter based upon the story of Tommy, a going-nowhere Cherokee youth. His life's a dead end, he's abandoned his Native American heritage, and he's in an existential funk - basically, he's a nobody going nowhere.

 

Things change rapidly for our slacker hero, however, when the Earth is invaded by baddies from Out There, and Tommy needs to rekindle his ancestor's forgotten paranormal powers to save himself, his significant other, his people, and, well, everybody and everything else.

 

The demo is a hefty one - 454MB - but you can download it using Bittorrent (or plain old HTTP) from Macgamefiles. To play the demo, you'll need a PowerPC G5 or Intel-based Mac runninng at 1.8GHz or above, Mac OS 10.3.9, a minimum of 512MB of RAM, and an ATI Radeon 9600 or nVidia GeForce 6600 or better. Be forewarned, also, that this game is rated M for "mature" by the ESRB.

 

 

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Concerned about language

You make no mention of the rating of this game in your announcement of the demo. The language is filthy and is as bad as the worst R rated movie on the market. I was shocked to think that Aspyr marketers feel the need to have this kind of language in a game to enhance it's "appeal". Prey is gone from my hard drive and my house, forever. Aspyr, take note: this kind of garbage is not necessary in a game that should be able to stand on it's own merits.

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avataris

You can turn the foul language off in the game options settings. If you do not like the content of a "M" rated game, simply do not download or buy it. Do not use it as an excuse to rant.

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Anonymous

This is a Mature rated video game. This is not intended for people who can't see an R rated movie (18yrs old and up)

"ESRB Content Descriptors: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Partial Nudity, Strong Language" ~ for Xbox 360 version of the video game.

Granted even if Aspyr wanted to take the language out of Prey, either 2k Games (the publisher) or Venom Games/Human Head Studios (the people who developed it) would probably immediatly stop Asypr from porting it to the Mac.

Lastly however I, as well of the rest of the world, applaud you in being involved with the type of games you and your children (etc) play.

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Rik

Asking me to add the fact that this game was rated M by the ESRB is fair enough. Done.

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Anonymous

HEY, IF YOU TRULY DON'T WON'T YOUR CHILDREN TO WITNESS SUCH VIOLENCE AND CRUDE LANGUAGE DON'T DOWNLOAD THE GAME. DON'T BLAME ESBR BLAME YOUR CHILDREN.

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Anonymous

I agree with poster above. Don't like the content,then dont prey it. I guess the wise tale is true. Christians really do make this world a rotten place to live...

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Anonymous

Thank you, Rik. My son and I have been avid MacAddict's since the days of old. Your repsonsiveness on this matter is very much appreciated.

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Rik

Hey, I aim to please (and to be accurate, and to provide appropriate information, and to keep people happy with MacLife.com). Thanks to you and "Concerned about language" for pointing out my omission.

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Lostgame

You can't port a game and change the source material. It has nothing to do with Aspyr. Aspyr ports the game, no matter what material is in it. They find the most popular games that they have the rights to port, and port it.

There are options for the language and blood, too. So you can enjoy the game without all that stuff.

If you don't like it, don't download it.

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Anonymous

Really trippy game. Floors and ceilings have no meaning!

Just a note for some disappointed G4 owners, I was able to play the demo no problem with a Dual 1GHz PowerPC G4 2MBL3 cache per processor, 512 MB SDRAM and a GeForce 4 Ti 4600. It took a while to load the levels but actual gameplay was fine.

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