360 Singularity purchase earns free Prototype

Activision offering mail-in voucher for Radical's violent action adventure on Microsoft's console for limited time with purchase of Raven's upcoming shooter.

Radical Entertainment's open-world action adventure Prototype just so happened to arrive during one of the lowest points in last year's economic slump, hitting the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in June 2009. Still, the ultraviolent action game rode solid review scores to an altogether respectable NPD chart-topping performance, debuting to some 598,200 units across the console versions.

A year on, and Prototype will be given a fresh pair of legs on the Xbox 360, thanks to fellow Activision-owned studio Raven Software. The publisher said today that those who purchase Singularity for Microsoft's console will receive a mail-in offer to get a free copy of Prototype. The offer will apparently be available only for a limited time, though no specific window was mentioned.

Free stuff has a way of attracting the worst kind…

In Singularity, gamers play as Nate, an air force pilot who, in the early parts of the game, is scrambled to investigate some strange happenings on an island off the coast of Russia. After Nate's plane crashes, he discovers a mysterious time-manipulation device and must use it to unlock the mysteries of the island while staying alive in the process. Oddly enough, the device also effects time-traveling complications where the game bounces between 2010 and 1950.

Singularity will be available for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on June 29. For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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steelmouth
steelmouth

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Dan21278
Dan21278

@Fester420 lol! You're right. Going back in time to the dharma initiative. Very good show but very confusing at times

fester420
fester420

Does anyone else see the similarities in the description of Singularity and the show Lost?

grasshopper6
grasshopper6

is this another microsoft scam to boost their sales

xNinjaKingx
xNinjaKingx

just cuz singularity comes w/ prototype means it sux >_> look at crackdown people thought that would suck ARSE! but it got great reviews and it had the halo 3 multiplayer beta yah ppl love dat game! but no 1 thought crackdown would kick so much arse~ so stop labeling it lets just SUGGEST it may suck lol doesnt mean off the back it will suck lol

N0tYrBeezin
N0tYrBeezin

So singularity cannot stand on its own merit? It has to be packaged with Prototype to generate sales?

Dan21278
Dan21278

@Megamega777 I think you're right. If They choose to do this that way it could start up a lotta confusion. It makes a lot more sense to just send a code. But that could also be a bad thing for people with 360's who don't that much space on their hard-drives. No matter how much free stuff you give it will never justify what you did Activision. But Singularity looks good!! (I'm trying to end on a positive note)

metalkid9
metalkid9

Too late Activision. Why didn't you do this for MW2? Now you know this is not gonna sell so you're giving us an offer. Well that's just too damn bad.

metalkid9
metalkid9

I finished the storyline for prototype and to be honest it wasn't a quality game at all. It felt very cheap so after I finished it I traded it. Although Singularity looks good Im' still not buying an Activision product in long time. And I'm not say I'm gonna pirate it because it's against gamespot's terms of violation to say so which is lame.

twistedmalice
twistedmalice

That is great that you get a free copy of prototype when you get singularity.

criticfromhell
criticfromhell

Not a bad idea, but you don't get people to buy a game with so-so fanfare by offering them a so-so game.

megamega777
megamega777

would be alot easier to just send it as a "Games on Demand" code then to send it in by mail

MuffintopX
MuffintopX

I can only hope that deals like this start popping up more frequently for games I might actually care about playing.

wwlettsome
wwlettsome

I think having to watch a bodiless hand floating in front of me for much of a game might get annoying.

Takeno456
Takeno456

Prototype was such a great game. I would recommend this game to anyone who likes action and a complicated mystery. If you can get this game for free then its even better. It is sad that Activision killed its parent company.

WitchDoctaRossa
WitchDoctaRossa

This means that Singularity is going to be horrible...

POGOLIUS69
POGOLIUS69

I bet the Island is the same one from LOST... HAHAHAHA

tomcrole
tomcrole

wow they have no trust in singularity

Marky360
Marky360

I already have Prototype on PS3 but this sounds like a good deal. the only problem is I can't justify purchasing a new game for my stupid xbox 360 after it broke the last game I bought for it too bad this deal isn't also on PS3 because I'm just going to trade in prototype anyway since I already own it. THQ did this same thing with Darksiders they gave away a free copy of Red faction guerrilla but they offered it on both consoles and let you choose which console u wanted the free game on. I chose PS3.

green_dominator
green_dominator

That's all sorts of messed up..... I thought Activision was all about the greed, Maybe they just want to sucker people into liking them again..... Umm....Go sell crazy someplace else, I'm all stocked up, thanks.....

player_leo
player_leo

well, sounds like a great reason to get Singularity.

boricuasnake04
boricuasnake04

I think it looks really dumb but i might buy it because two junk games for the price of one is always good not great but good

XanderZane
XanderZane

Sounds like a good deal to me. I was planning on getting Singularity anyways. I could care less if the publisher is Activision or Mr. Magoo's Entertainment. A free game, is a FREE game. Even though I'm disappointed as to what happened to IW, I think it'll be a good move in the long run. MW was going to end up like Guitar Heroes anyways in the long run. Give me some new IP's Respawn.

dakan45
dakan45

Seriously? Thats cheap, anyway i hope the game will be good.

MetallicFPSNut
MetallicFPSNut

I so hope Singularity is as good as all the previews make it look.

eyebrowless
eyebrowless

singularity actually looks pretty cool. reminds me of Half Life 2 where the gravity gun is an integral part of the gameplay

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

@trogeton, activision.raven is doing this for 360 owners who purchase the game. there is nothing wrong with that, maybe it will come to the ps3 also. either way, i think gamers should get in on this deal

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

@trogeton its not microsoft. READ. its for the 360 VERSION OF SINGULARITY!!!!! geez man.

Trogeton
Trogeton

OMG.. MS giving something away free.. I guess new world order is about to happen for them

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

this reminds me of the infamous ubisoft "buy one get one free" thing they had in 2003. if you bought the new version of splinter cell, you got prince of persia for free. or bought beyond good and evil and you got a game for free. its pretty cool. i may hate activision, but i will get it. i wanted prototype.

feryl06
feryl06

A free copy of a game with a purchase is a good thing. :) Not sure why people complain for things to fail. It says a lot about their own lives...

Wylen0
Wylen0

You people saying you cant wait for activision to go under are jerks.. you realize how many innocent people would lose there jobs if that happened? and how many great game developers would go under.. think before you say something please.. And this is a good deal if you ask me

wh1te_m4trix
wh1te_m4trix

I won't pity you Activision, no thank you.

Rocker6
Rocker6

I will get singularity from torrent.No F****** way I give my money to Crapyvision.

lifeoncrime
lifeoncrime

I hate Activision, but I have to buy this one! People hates Activision bcuz of the ''IW things'', but I don't. This looks interesting, but I'm not sure will Activision CRAP this game??? Or its developer??

acer_062
acer_062

Not for me ... Mr Activision

Oblenator
Oblenator

@DuncanM908 Lol, I think you have their strategy down.

DuncanM908
DuncanM908

AWESOME! A crap game with what looks to be a mediocre game! Next they're going to package Lost Planet 2 with a mail-in order for Dark Void.

parasiteman
parasiteman

I also hope activision will fail, they broke the cod series, they killed IW, because of them DLC will get more expensive, so I won't buy this game

parasiteman
parasiteman

raven software should be very affraid to have activision as a publisher, before you know it you get fired, don't get royalties and people will leave the company to form a new one

red-ray
red-ray

sigh I've got prototype already... but I will get singularity.

kejigoto
kejigoto

I already have Prototype so this doesn't entice me in the least. Plus it's Activision behind it, so I'm out.

Flat_Line_____
Flat_Line_____

Well.... I kind of forgot about this game for a while. But that vid just reminded of another game I have to figure out a way to get heh. And getting Prototype is sweet, But if you buy Singularity for the PC, will the voucher still be for a 360 version of Prototype? Or... Do you not even get the offer unless you buy the main game for the 360 as well?

MrHanky35
MrHanky35

@Toysoldier34 idk why, its a free game that not crap. i own all systems as well. i would normally buy both these games for the ps3 since its better graphics for both and both are offline games anyway (360=better online), but heck if i feel the need to buy Singularity at all, i can get prototype free for the 360 if i just sacrifice a little. if ps3 did this id happily do it differently. idc free game ether way :P but if you dont want to save money thats fine