Gold - BioShock

There's a Q&A with Ken Levine on Level Up discussing BioShock and its recent Game Critics' award for /beta action/adventure game at E3. Included in the conversation is the off-hand revelation that Irrational's eagerly anticipated first-person shooter is gold. Though there are no further details, the game's release date as established as August 21 several months ago (story). This news is hashed out a bit in the 2K Forums (thanks L.T.). In lieu of an official gold announcement, here's Ken's description of how they are celebrating this milestone:
We just had a team party in Boston, and then we have a event on the launch night on August 20th, which we’re inviting lots of people to, including members of the BioShock fan community. I'm actually looking forward to that, because launches are usually such abstract things. You wake up launch morning and it’s like, "Hey, our game has, umm, shipped to retail!" It’s not exactly like headlining at Madison Square Garden.
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You know how this smells right? Basically Microsoft controls 2kgames and does what it wants, trying to promote xbox over PC. 2kgames will come up with some BS reason why this happened but deep underneath it all Microsoft controls the situation. Sad, just when I thought 2kgames is worth my money...
That is total bollocks, got any source on that?

Just because Toys R Us broke the street date doesn't mean Microsoft is out to screw the PC over specifically. For one, Microsoft doesn't have any actual control over BioShock, short of licensing fees and the GfW branding, as its totally the property of 2K.
Yes, Microsoft have a lot riding on the game as the 360's current killer app, but stating they have any real control over the game reaching stores early to fuck their own secondary market over is just ludicrous.
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rhetorical question

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Who gives a fuck which they release first or which gets more marketing, as long as the PC version plays like a PC game and not a console game?
Actually, quite a few people... and you'll find plenty of them here at Bluesnews.

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Didn't read the whole thread, but I think it's unfair 360 users get to easily pirate this game and PC users don't

Will have to wait for the PC demo now, which comes after release.

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Who gives a fuck which they release first or which gets more marketing, as long as the PC version plays like a PC game and not a console game?

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They disregard original release dates, and xbox version of the game is out already while PC crowd has to wait for the original release date.

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Xbox version of the game is being sold in stores already:

http://the7gamers.com/2007/08/14/bioshock-early-release/

They disregard original release dates, and xbox version of the game is out already while PC crowd has to wait for the original release date.

You know how this smells right? Basically Microsoft controls 2kgames and does what it wants, trying to promote xbox over PC. 2kgames will come up with some BS reason why this happened but deep underneath it all Microsoft controls the situation. Sad, just when I thought 2kgames is worth my money...

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What's BioShock?

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Wll, ust cause nin hasn't gotten to this thread yet:

"BIOSHOCK DEMO ON LIVE BITCHES!!!!!!"

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The fact that they refer to this game a shooter first and an RPG second is enough to make me not place any idiotic faith in pre-hype.
That's because it IS a shooter first and an RPG second - all the videos have demonstrated that. If you disagree with the principle of the game then OF COURSE you're not going to be impressed by the hype. However, it looks like the RPG aspect of the game will be substantial enough to make a difference and isn't merely a tacked-on afterthought.

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Don't miss my meaning. I for one won't be buying this game blindly. If there isn't an official demo, I'll be checking out some form of playable demo to make sure I like it before buying it.

But everything I have seen to date I've really liked, and I really respect that they are listening to the PC gaming public about "consolitis". It just makes me that much more interested in seeing the game for myself.



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sorry, but screenshots mean dick. The fact that they refer to this game a shooter first and an RPG second is enough to make me not place any idiotic faith in pre-hype.

give me a demo, or else you've got nothing.

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How exactly do these screenshots ease the fear of consolitis? Consolitis is in how the game plays, not how the game looks.
It shows that the developer has taken time on the PC verison, rather than just rushing it. It, in and of itself, doesn't prove it won't suffer from consolitis but it is an indication that it might not.

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How exactly do these screenshots ease the fear of consolitis? Consolitis is in how the game plays, not how the game looks.
The gui is a consolitis symptom. It's not the only one but how a game looks is a part of consolitis. It's both how it looks and how it plays.
Listen to the podcast on the webpage.

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Um, there's no question that this game will suffer from consolitis because it's a known fact that the 360 is the lead development platform for the game. Sure, they are tweaking the difficulty and interface for the PC but the core game was developed for the 360.

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Here are the PC Interface screenshots... http://www.2kgames.com/cultofrapture/pcblowout.html

I don't know where it was I saw the side by side comparison of the interface though.

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How exactly do these screenshots ease the fear of consolitis? Consolitis is in how the game plays, not how the game looks.

So not true. It's both. And different for different ports. Deus Ex 2, Oblivion are two perfect examples of how the interface looks like a console interface rather than a PC interface.

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How exactly do these screenshots ease the fear of consolitis? Consolitis is in how the game plays, not how the game looks.
Well if you're looking at it that way, the only thing the screenshots prove is that the menus are mouse-driven. Many consolized games are not (e.g. Fable). The interface at least does not suffer from consolitis (although I'm sure some people will say it's too big).

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How exactly do these screenshots ease the fear of consolitis? Consolitis is in how the game plays, not how the game looks.

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Screenshots of the GUI are around, saw some the other day actually comparing the PC and console interface.

Just don't ask me where because I don't remember. Just try google.

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