Alpha Protocol getting patched

Chris Avellone from Obsidian Entertainment has confirmed that they are working on a patch for Alpha Protocol. They stated the reason that they have not released it yet was because of SEGA.

“We wanted to release something fairly quickly based upon some feedback we were getting. I think [SEGA] wanted to take a different approach by gathering more information over a longer period of time and provide a patch then. That’s what we’re figuring out right now.”

So what about DLC? This seems like the type of game that would benefit from such a thing, just like Bioware games. Don’t hold your breath.

“I don’t know if [SEGA is] talking about that at all yet. I can say that we’re not working on any DLC right now. We’d love to, but we’re not.”

With the game dropping to $39.99 already, maybe its the prefect time to get the game?

[Source: GameBanshee]

Zero Punctuation reviews Alpha Protocol

Here is a really fast talking review of Alpha Protocol, actually does not bash the game too hard. Even compares it to Deus Ex, which most reviewers have done and pointed out why that game is better. Regardless, still worth a watch.

[Thanks: Crackdude]

Alpha Protocol – Sharped dressed man trailer

Just because the game is already out, does not mean that SEGA will stop with them trailers. This one shows off how you can customize your characters cloths and even has a pretty funny comedy bit in the beginning.

Even though the game does not have super amazing graphics, its good to see color in it. Most western games with guns lack this and add bloom on top to piss me off.

Alpha Protocol sex scene

Here is the sex scene in Alpha Protocol that unlocks the achievement/trophy ‘Savage Love’. Even though its a sex scene, its very PG-13 and not graphic. I think it does better at showing you the dialog tree than most of the other trailers.

Alpha Protocol is out now in America on PC, PS3 and 360.

SEGA Deals: Alpha Protocol for $44.99 at K-Mart

So, Alpha Protocol comes out today and K-Mart is announcing a deal on the game already. If you go in today, till the 5th, you will be able to get your hands on Alpha Protocol for $44.99. This is only in stores. Deal only mentioned for the PS3 and 360 version of the game, sorry PC gamers.

This is all a part of K-Mart’s new strategy into getting gamers into buying games at their store. Cheap games makes me happy, so good job. Last month they had AVP and Bayonetta for $29.99.

[Source: K-Mart Blog]

Alpha Protocol charts in the UK

Alpha Protocol came out on the 28th, the charts ended on the 29th. So how did it do for one day sales? Rather alright actually.The 360 version came in at number 21 and the PS3 version charted at number 24. Not the best, the success of this title will be determine on how it does the upcoming weeks.

Football Manager 2010 is still charting, rather low at number 38. That is SEGA’s money maker as they say. UK loves football.

[Source: Chart-Track]

Alpha Protocol giveaway winner is…

The winner of the 8gb iPod Touch is Johnathan Weeks who gave us this gadget. The Rocket Skate Shoe. Here is his description of the gadget:

The Rocket Skate Shoe (R.S.S) is a transforming shoe that turns from your standard footwear into a high speed pair of skates. It is an ideal item on missions where a quick escape is vital.

Each shoe has a single skate wheel in the front and a single skate wheel at the rear. Both wheels are connected to a metal plate that is connected to a hinge. When the “skate mechanism button” is pushed, it releases the lock holding the hinges in place until both wheels are under the shoe where the hinges are lock in place again. Pressing the button again returns the wheels to the side of the shoe.

At the rear of each shoe’s heel are the “boost doors.” When the “rocket boost button” is pushed the doors open quickly and the rocket boost becomes activated. Pushing the “rocket boost button” again turns off the fuel hidden within the soles and the door close.

Alpha Protocol developer not proud of final product

Alpha Protocol has been getting mixed reviews due to its bugs and other issues. Some loved it, guys at Joystiq did not. One of the developers commented on the review, saying SEGA should have canceled Alpha Protocol instead of Aliens RPG. Regardless of drama, I will be bringing you a review in the upcoming days.

To see his full comment, hit the jump.

Alpha Protocol: PC vs. 360 vs. PS3 comparison

Alpha Protocol is coming out on 3 platforms, but which platform looks the best? I got to say, all three look the same to me. Sure the PC version is a bit sharper. But not by much.

Obviously the site is not running the PC version to its full potential, but since this is the only comparison out so far, it is safe to assume each platform is a safe buy. The game is out today in Europe, out in America on June 1st.

[Source: PCgames]

The first 10 minutes of Alpha Protocol

Alpha Protocol comes out tomorrow in Europe and June 1st in the United States, you can check what the first 10 minutes of the game is like. The video was posted by Xbox Evolved.

Why does Micheal walk around like he is a huge body builder unable to move his shoulders or chest? I guess that is how spies walk.

Alpha Protocol Multipath Trailer.

The nifty Alpha Protocol trailer with multiple choice endings is now up on youtube. (So we can finally embed it on Segabits now! Thanks Sega!)

When you hear the woman say ‘Where too Mike?’ you can choose the next step of the trailer by simply clicking on the destination you want on the video. Then it will promptly load the next part. If you ask me it’s a pretty cool way to highlight the ‘choice system’ of the game

[Special thanks to Julian.]

Giveaway: Win an Alpha Protocol iPod Touch

With the help of SEGA, we will be giving away one Alpha Protocol iPod Touch (pictured above) to a lucky winner. To enter the contest all you have to do is design a spy gadget or weapon. You don’t have to be ‘artistically talented’ to enter, just pop open your Microsoft Paint and be creative. When you are done with your gadget/weapon image, upload it, send us (header: AP Gadget) the image link with a small description of your gadget.

Contest open world wide. Contest ends on Monday, May 31st; the day before Alpha Protocol hits store shelves.

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Remember that Alpha Protocol comes out on June 1st in America. Amazon has the game a few bucks cheaper, so drop in that pre-order if you haven’t yet. The game is coming to the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.