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Archive for the ‘Bioshock’ Category

September 19th, 2007

FPS Rantings upgraded version: Bioshock edition

I made this entry away from my gaming rig, which by the way, is back. While it was away, I took the time to prepare my aging beast for one more major challenge: Bioshock.Yes, Bioshock has belatedly made its way in our shores, and later still was my PC upgrade to finally run the game […]

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August 29th, 2007

Valve bans Bioshock in their offices

Why, you ask? Aren’t developers supposed to play other companies’ games if they want to make good games of their own? Of course. Just ask any marquee developer, and they’ll tell you that they play other makers’ games.

But when your office is stuck in crunch time because your team is feverishly working on a […]

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August 28th, 2007

Original Bioshock score is free for download

Here’s more Bioshock stuff to download. The original score to Bioshock was released as a free download on The Cult of Rapture. The score was created by film, TV, and video game composer Garry Schyman.

Never heard of him, you say?

Garry composed for Destroy All Humans! and Voyeur, that old game for the Philips […]

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August 24th, 2007

Bioshock on the PC and Xbox 360: Which is better?

As far as we know, Bioshock is built for two systems: the PC and Xbox 360. All this talk about the demo code is unconfirmed, so we’ll stay away from vaporware. Ever wondered what the difference is between the PC and 360 versions? Watch the video and see for yourself.

Judging from the video, […]

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August 22nd, 2007

Bioshock limited edition comes with EP

More Bioshock cash-ins coming your way: There will be an EP remixed by Moby and Oscar the Punk for Bioshock. The CD will be bundled with the GameStop and EB Canada limited edition version of Bioshock. The EP is also available as a pre-sale gift-with-purchase from retailer Game Crazy.
The three remixed tracks on the CD […]

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August 17th, 2007

Bioshock reviews tell us there’s more to the hype

I haven’t played Bioshock myself. Aside from the physical barrier of not being able to get a copy because it’s not out yet, my PC’s limitations (despite its still-decent ability) might force me a premature upgrade before I truly get to enjoy this new FPS.

The worst part? According to a few game journalists who […]

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August 16th, 2007

Explore more of Bioshock in demo bug

So you’ve downloaded the Bioshock demo after a long wait, and played through it in a much shorter period. Now what? You play with it some more by exploiting a new bug, that’s what.
Apparently, everyone who’s gotten their hands on the demo or early Toys “R” Us copy is talking about the new Bioshock bug, […]

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August 16th, 2007

There are hundred ways to kill in Bioshock

Yes, the Bioshock hype machine is running full-steam ahead, and we’re all perpetrators. But can you blame us or the masses for swallowing it all up? The art deco in this game can sure make everyone pitch the proverbial tent.
The latest morsel—Irrational Games, the developer of Bioshock, had a lot to share about the weapons […]

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August 14th, 2007

Bioshock is just another PC FPS, says publisher

You’ve heard the news: the Bioshock demo is now available over Xbox Live. As you join the queue along with many other enthusiasts, do take the time to ponder on an interesting tidbit while you wait—it’ll take a while.

Senior designer Joe McDonagh told CVG that when Bioshock was being pitched around, many publishers weren’t […]

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July 27th, 2007

You can play Bioshock in Singapore, but you still can’t chew gum

Patrick, the Ironic Gamer, posted news that Bioshock, the spiritual successor to System Shock 2, is not banned in Singapore. This news comes as a relief to all the gamers in Sunny Island because as you may have heard previously, The Darkness was banned in the city-state.

Must be all that tentacle action.

Take note: […]

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June 20th, 2007

Big Daddies are roving Bioshock stage bosses

I’ve never heard of a roving stage boss before, and that’s how Irrational Games describes Big Daddies in Bioshock. Want to know more? Watch the trailer below:

I like the idea of creating a unique experience for each player, and according to lead designer Ken Levine, that’s what Irrational Games is aiming for. Levine […]

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June 5th, 2007

New Bioshock trailer shows us more gameplay, less AI

We’re just a couple of months away before Bioshock hits store shelves. To crank up the anticipation several more notches, Irrational has given us a hefty 7-minute trailer showing more of the shooter/RPG’s gameplay.

The game simply looks fantastic, but it’s probably going to punish my modest PC.
We’re a bit concerned about the AI […]

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