BioShock Demo This Evening

The Cult of Rapture relates a post from the 2K forums where Ken Levine suggests avoiding the forums if you are picking up BioShock this week, as there are plot points that will probably be spoiled as a result. An earlier post offers the news that the eagerly awaited BioShock demo is due for release at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time today:
The wait is nearly over. At 7 PM EST the BioShock PC demo will go live for you to enjoy. We will have exclusive pre-loading at Fileplanet. Set your watches for 7 o'clock!

IMPORTANT: Please be sure to download the latest drivers from ATI and Nvidia that will be available Monday for best performance with your video cards.
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Re: Fileplanet
Aug 20, 2007, 20:48
Re: Fileplanet Aug 20, 2007, 20:48
Aug 20, 2007, 20:48
 
Steam Activation time: Noon tomorrow. They even rub it in with a countdown on the website. Man, those seconds tick by slowly...

EDIT: Oh,and I hereby make a prediction that Shodan makes a cameo in the game via some time-space continuum mojo...


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Re: Fileplanet
Aug 20, 2007, 19:10
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Re: Fileplanet Aug 20, 2007, 19:10
Aug 20, 2007, 19:10
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Well, just finished the demo with the new drivers...


Various thoughts:

A couple of small sound stutters. But otherwise silky smooth performance (@ 1680 x 1050).

I think the interface (in game menu, etc) on the pc version wins, obviously.

But I actually liked the separate fire buttons for weapons/plasmids that the 360 offered.

I noticed a couple of scripted water sequences I don't remember from the 360 version.

Hacking - you seem to be given less time on the PC version, I suspect because it's a lot easier w/ a mouse. That heathens like Ray use.

I couldn't find a way to set AA in the demo.


Other than that, I didn't see much difference between the two versions (maybe some slightly higher rez textures on the Big Daddy?). It looks like, based on the demo, you're getting a damn fine game no matter which version you choose.


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Re: Fileplanet
Aug 20, 2007, 19:06
Re: Fileplanet Aug 20, 2007, 19:06
Aug 20, 2007, 19:06
 
Well the same texture issues that are in the 360 demo are also in the PC version. Best way to see this is in the hallway where the tail end of the plane crashes into it. Look at the water coming from the glass walls on both sides. 1 side has the textures the other side looks kinda like a natural gas leak.

Visually some of the shaders have been nicely beefed up, but there are spots where you notice very low textures, like on the landing leading down to the pod. Again some of the new shaders are nice especially on the floor after you go up the lift, and on the airplane wreckage when ya first crash.

Also couldn't get 5.1 working correctly as anything behind me I couldn't hear, but I could hear other things crystal clear as if they were right on top of me but were all the way across a room.

And ran extremly nice on my new system without using the new beta drivers.

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Re: Fileplanet
Aug 20, 2007, 18:40
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Re: Fileplanet Aug 20, 2007, 18:40
Aug 20, 2007, 18:40
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I bet the whole reason this PC demo was delayed was so that nvidia could look good given they have branded the game with their "nvidia the way it's meant to be played" catch phrase and they needed some time to release new drivers.

Not that there's anything wrong with that...

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Re: Fileplanet
Aug 20, 2007, 18:35
Re: Fileplanet Aug 20, 2007, 18:35
Aug 20, 2007, 18:35
 
I bet the whole reason this PC demo was delayed was so that nvidia could look good given they have branded the game with their "nvidia the way it's meant to be played" catch phrase and they needed some time to release new drivers.


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Fileplanet
Aug 20, 2007, 18:18
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Fileplanet Aug 20, 2007, 18:18
Aug 20, 2007, 18:18
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Paying $7 a month to download demos and play betas is the worst idea in the long, sad history of bad ideas.


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No demo for me....
Aug 20, 2007, 17:50
No demo for me.... Aug 20, 2007, 17:50
Aug 20, 2007, 17:50
 
.....when I consider the size of the demo and then put that into context with the fact that there really isn't anything else out there for now AND all the positive reviews it's getting...I think I'll just go ahead an buy the game. It's not like there is a whole lot else on the PC scene anyways.
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"Enjoy!" from Aruba!
Aug 20, 2007, 17:45
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"Enjoy!" from Aruba! Aug 20, 2007, 17:45
Aug 20, 2007, 17:45
 
Heya!!

Oeww Bioshock demo! Awesome! I hope you all will have a good time trying it out! I'm on Aruba for 2 more months, internship, and no PC strong enough for a game like that (hell, Morrowind barely plays on it).

Can't wait to read some "reviews" from you guys..!

Enjoy!
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Future: Dead Space 3.
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Aug 20, 2007, 17:35
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Aug 20, 2007, 17:35
 
Why is 3DFX even an option, never mind that it's squaring off against nVidia, who bought most of 3DFX's assets and hired a bunch of their employees...


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Aug 20, 2007, 17:17
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Re: Aug 20, 2007, 17:17
Aug 20, 2007, 17:17
 
Ray, you keep harping on and on about the CE.

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Aug 20, 2007, 17:16
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Re: Aug 20, 2007, 17:16
Aug 20, 2007, 17:16
 

Raymond J. Marden you knock on some wood right_now mister!!

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Aug 20, 2007, 17:11
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Aug 20, 2007, 17:11
 
Just wait until tomorrow and people find out they have to wait another day for their copy or EB/Lamestop sold off their CE or...or...
Watch me be one of them...
Going NuTsO,
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Aug 20, 2007, 17:09
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Aug 20, 2007, 17:09
 
id versus Valve?
Valve...FUCK I just voted for VALVE. FU.

Nvidia versus 3DFX?
Nvidia...3DFX is still in use?

Quake versus Duke Nukem 3D?
Duke Nukem! I'm gonna rip off your head and shit down your neck!

Unreal Tournament versus Quake?
UT

Steam versus retail?
RETAIL.

Compound spreaders versus droppers?
...?

Porn versus pr0n?
Porn.

Warlock versus shaman?
Shaman - he sounds more friendly.

Weapons versus plasmids?
Weapons - I need fire arms! none of this magic crap.

Ryu versus Ken?
RYU.

FMV versus in-game models?
IN GAME. Fuck FMV...except Dawn of War, that was AWESOME.

360 versus Wii versus PS3?
360. Better value in gaming realm in my opinion.

PSP versus DS?
DS...only because I hate the PSP.

Mario versus Sonic?
Mario.

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Aug 20, 2007, 17:08
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Aug 20, 2007, 17:08
 

Well, for all those complaining about how the long the day is waiting for this game.

Oh good going! I had nearly put it out of my mind, and then here you go reminding me!!


THIS IS STILL THE LONGEST FUCKNG DAY EVER x 1,000,000,000!!!!




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Aug 20, 2007, 16:58
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Re: Aug 20, 2007, 16:58
Aug 20, 2007, 16:58
 
Well, for all those complaining about how the long the day is waiting for this game. It's even harder for me because I have this preordered at EB, but bought it through Steam the day it became available because it was near enough $30.00 cheaper. Now, I can either wait for tomorrow and activate my Steam copy or give in and go pickup my preorder in 1.5 hours, which would be rather stupid.

I can get bonus points for this fuelling the Retail Vs. Steam, too, right?;P

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Aug 20, 2007, 16:39
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Aug 20, 2007, 16:39
 
I hear you, but Tribes Vengeance needed to be a strong MP game first to satiate the rabid fanbase. I really liked the SP myself, being more of a single player guy. I really just wanted to answer the claim that Levine was not to be trusted after his involement in T:V.
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Re: mmorpghod!!!!!!!!!
Aug 20, 2007, 16:36
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Re: mmorpghod!!!!!!!!! Aug 20, 2007, 16:36
Aug 20, 2007, 16:36
 
Sup Cheese. Good time to be a gamer, eh?

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Aug 20, 2007, 16:35
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Aug 20, 2007, 16:35
 
And for the record, Ken Levine and his team worked mainly on the single player portion of tribes, which was pretty darn good, if more than a little unnecessary for a Tribes game.

QFMFT!!!!


Not only was it pretty damn fun (even if the story was surprisingly hackneyed), but it was ENTIRELY necessary for a Tribes game!!

I had been longing for a single-player component since the first Tribes, and given that 1 and 2 were both such solid MP games already, I was only too happy to permanently destroy the parts of my brain that had experienced the MP side of T3 and enjoy the SP game for what it was.





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mmorpghod!!!!!!!!!
Aug 20, 2007, 16:31
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mmorpghod!!!!!!!!! Aug 20, 2007, 16:31
Aug 20, 2007, 16:31
 
my main squeeze sup main. chillin willin and Illin i hope.
peace.

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Aug 20, 2007, 16:21
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Aug 20, 2007, 16:21
 
And for the record, Ken Levine and his team worked mainly on the single player portion of tribes, which was pretty darn good, if more than a little unnecessary for a Tribes game.

The multiplayer was mucked up by another team at Irrational

EDIT It will be interesting to see if there are any problems with the rush to active your steam copy.

SILENCE HIM!!!!!!

God, I hope not....

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