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Ships Ahoy - BioShock

2K Games Announces BioShock Now Available has word that Irrational Games' first-person shooter is now available in stores for PC and Xbox 360. The game's playable demo was released last night (story), and here's the announcement:

New York, NY - August 21, 2007 - 2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today that BioShock is now available in North America for Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Games for Windows®, and will be available in Europe beginning August 24. Developed by 2K Boston and 2K Australia, BioShock is a "genetically enhanced" first-person shooter that lets players do things never before possible in the genre.

Gamers enter the game as a castaway in Rapture, an underwater utopia torn apart by civil war. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically modified "splicers" and deadly security systems, players have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. No encounter ever plays out the same and no two gamers will play BioShock the same way.
"With the release of BioShock, we are redefining the shooter experience by providing players with the freedom to decide how to proceed and which actions to take," said Christoph Hartmann, President of 2K. "The teams at 2K Boston and 2K Australia have captured the essence of this underwater world and brought it to vivid life in the art design and open-ended storyline. Welcome to Rapture."

In the decaying art deco underwater city of Rapture, players can turn everything they encounter into a weapon, biologically modify their body with plasmids, hack devices and security systems, upgrade weapons, craft new ammo variants, and experiment with different battle techniques.

"The development team has been working on BioShock for years to push the limits in every way possible, so we are excited for gamers to finally experience BioShock as we've always imagined it," said Ken Levine, President and Creative Director of 2K Boston. "We delivered on our promise of bringing gamers a unique and enriching first-person shooter experience that not only challenges their capacity to adapt and survive, but tests their values and commitment to the inhabitants of Rapture."

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31. No subject Aug 21, 2007, 12:21 Cabezone
 
In the demo I had to run it in DX9 mode, DX10 was acting all wonky. I couldn't alt-tab, the mouse highlighted stuff about 2 inches above and to the left of the cursor, and V-Sync wouldn't work.

In DX9 mode everything was great triple buffering was even in effect. With V-Sync the FPS, were steady between 30-60 usually in the 40's. This is with a 8800GTX and the beta drivers.

On the widescreen issue: The reason it's a big deal is it's something VERY simple to fix and yet add a lot to the enjoyment of playing a game.

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30. Re: Huzzah! Aug 21, 2007, 12:17 The Half Elf
 
Anyone who's played the demo's, and gets the full game care to see if they 'fixed' some of the water effects? Namely the backside of water spouts/waterfalls, and the water texture line next to the statue in the water in the '1959' room next to the first tape you get? Thanks.

 
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29. Re: No subject Aug 21, 2007, 12:17 Ecthelion
 
A new surprise: http://kotaku.com/gaming/shortscreened/bioshocks-widescreen-pissing-people-off-291697.php
It's not that big of a deal actually (assuming it's even true). I've played several "widescreen in name only" games on my 16:10 monitor, and it's not all that noticeable. True, games like HL2 that support true widescreen are ideal, but this is acceptable. But it would be nice if they addressed this issue with a patch, to let us widescreen users enjoy the game in its full glory.

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28. Re: Huzzah! Aug 21, 2007, 12:13 Dan =0)
 
yeah, a bit spendy for me but thanks

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27. Re: No subject Aug 21, 2007, 12:10 xXBatmanXx
 

A new surprise: http://kotaku.com/gaming/shortscreened/bioshocks-widescreen-pissing-people-off-291697.php

Honestly - who cares.

People would bitch no matter what......"it doesn't give blowjobs - wtf!!!?"

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26. Re: No subject Aug 21, 2007, 12:04 nin
 

A new surprise: http://kotaku.com/gaming/shortscreened/bioshocks-widescreen-pissing-people-off-291697.php



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25. No subject Aug 21, 2007, 12:02 mexpak
 
Gah, I want to buy this, but eVGA had been holding my video card hostage for RMA for going on 2 weeks now.

Why the fuck are they so slow. Argghhh *nerdrage*

 
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24. No subject Aug 21, 2007, 12:01 Rosco
 
With this and the news the Mafia 2 is indeed in the works, looks like Take 2 is certainly on the up.  
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23. No subject Aug 21, 2007, 11:59 xXBatmanXx
 
Link to: Video Card Compatibility for this game?

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22. Re: No subject Aug 21, 2007, 11:57 nin
 

Either way you can't go wrong.


Having played both demos, I agree, 100%.

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21. Re: Huzzah! Aug 21, 2007, 11:55 complicity
 
Hey that reminds me, have you done any comparisons between the DX9 and DX10 versions, since you've saddled yourself with the horror that is Vista?  
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20. Re: No subject Aug 21, 2007, 11:55 m3gatr0nx
 
Yes, I've tried the PC demo and the 360 demo. The demos were identical as far as content and both were looked equally as good. I'm going with the 360 version for the same reason -- play it on the big screen.

Either way you can't go wrong.

 
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19. Re: Huzzah! Aug 21, 2007, 11:54 Krovven
 
Sadly the demo ran like crap on my system 15-20 fps is my guess. Gonna have to wait till I get my new system in a month or two.

Till then, I finally started playing Dark Messiah...getting kills is this game is very satisfying!

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18. Re: Huzzah! Aug 21, 2007, 11:48 nin
 
Not until I get myself a decent (but hopefully inexpensive) PCI-E card that has SM3.0 support... any recs, nin

I can tell you what I bought, but it wasn't cheap.

Core 2 Quad @ 2.4ghz
4 gig of ram
8800GTX w/ 768 meg of ram

THAT runs it nicely, let me tell ya!






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17. Re: Huzzah! Aug 21, 2007, 11:40 Dan =0)
 
Truly. Everyone need to buy a copy of this one...

Not until I get myself a decent (but hopefully inexpensive) PCI-E card that has SM3.0 support... any recs, nin?

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16. ... Aug 21, 2007, 11:35 theyarecomingforyou
 
Halo3 is so going to destroy this game!
Perhaps, if they add:

A plot
More than one level

Thankfully the PC has a whole host of better games coming out, like Crysis, UT3 and TF2.

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15. Re: No subject Aug 21, 2007, 11:30 subgenius
 
Anyone play both the 360 and PC demo's? Any preference over versions? Prolly will get the 360 so's I can play it on the big screen.

 
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14. No subject Aug 21, 2007, 11:26 xXBatmanXx
 
PLEASE USE SUPERSECRETTEXT IF YOU ARE PLAYING THE GAME TODAY AND GOING FORWARD - AS MOST OF US HAVE JOBS AND CAN'T PLAY TODAY OR MAYBE OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS

Thank you.

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13. Re: Huzzah! Aug 21, 2007, 11:25 complicity
 
Can someone tell me a little more about this game? I haven't heard of it before today. Thanks.  
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12. Re: No subject Aug 21, 2007, 11:22 MyRealName
 
Okay, once and for all, to save me some sanity... Does 2K Games publish this or Take 2? Even Wikipedia can't seem to make up its mind... Ahh, to answer my own question: 2K Games is a subsidiary of Take 2.
Isn't it ridiculous? Normally, you'd think a company would want to go with the strength of a recognized, respected name. In this case, that would be the name Irrational. Instead, in typical corporate fashion to absorb success, they wash away the respected, recognized name, and rebrand the existing success and talent as being part of their family.

*vomit*

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