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August 18, 2007 05:53 PM PST

The wait is almost over. Bioshock will be released on Aug 21. The reviews are coming in and it seems everyone loves this game. The demo is available on Xbox Live now. You should check it out. It is amazing.

Comments (12)
J, August 20, 2007 12:23 AM:

The cover of the game makes it look like Ratchet and Clank, but I watched the game video and it's a lot different. Looks like the reviews are excellent. now if I could just go back and finish Halo 1 and 2...

John, August 20, 2007 01:00 AM:

Uh, this is not like Ratchet and Clank. On the creepy gore factor I think it exceeds Prey. It also seems to borrow a bit from Half Life 2. The mix of genetic abilities and weapons pushes in the direction attempted by shadow run.

Paul, August 20, 2007 01:06 AM:

I can't bare the thought of single player Halo... it's one of the most repeatitive games out there. Even the Halo devs were criticizing the design of and ending of Halo 2, not to mention the "library" levels in Halo 1 which made me want to throw my Xbox out the window.

With games like Bioshock, Mass Effect, Fable 2 and Assassin's Creed, I guess just don't understand the fascination with Halo.

Paul, August 21, 2007 12:32 AM:

Are you getting the Xbox version?

John, August 21, 2007 09:46 AM:

Why would I buy anything else? The 360 version is $10 more but I get to avoid the whole driver update, hardware upgrade, troubleshooting, lockup frustration. I see no advantage to PC gaming these days.

Paul, August 21, 2007 01:20 PM:

True, but I was thinking that there are some games that are worth playing again after a few years, and what can you do if your xbox no longer works and MS isn't making them anymore or there isn't support for backwards compatibility?

John, August 21, 2007 01:42 PM:

1. Ebay -or-
2. Horde old consoles. (I know someone with 5 dreamcasts).

Trying playing some old, old PC games on your machine today. Sad but true, many won't play anymore due to hardware and OS incompatibilities. With each new OS upgrade more old games fall of the compat list.

Funny story: I recently had the itch to play through the original Doom from beginning to end. Rather than scrounge around for my original install floppies (which I couldn't read anyway) I downloaded and played it on the 360 via Xbox Live Arcade.

J, August 21, 2007 04:55 PM:

Bah, back in my day we actually used to download and compile the source to play it.

Paul, August 21, 2007 05:03 PM:

I tried to play Black & White on my super PC back in 2004 and it wouldn't play because it detected my CPU speed as -1. How could that happen?

Well, B&W was written in 2000 when CPUs were much slower, and they probably used some API to get the speed in Hz and stored it as an int. Therefore, my 2.4 GHz Athlon looked larger than 2^31 - 1 (the maximum for a signed int) so it overflowed to a negative value.

What retarded defensive programming! Could they not conceive of a world with faster processors?

John, August 22, 2007 04:05 PM:

Well I'm an hour or so into the game, and I think it is safe to say it is a keeper. It is a very creative environment and storyline. The first level is a little bit different than the demo. I think they mixed in a few things in the demo to give you a good taste for the game as a whole. I'm still ramping up on storyline and acquiring weapons and abilities. From this first sample, it appears like it will be a long and rich game.

Paul, August 29, 2007 07:52 PM:

I blame J for infecting me with his game buying spree: I picked up BioShock for the Xbox today. Too bad it doesn't have any multiplayer modes.

Sniffy, September 5, 2007 04:31 PM:

I need some rest. I've played this game every available moment I've had since I purchased it last Saturday, which is to say about 11 or 12 hours so far. I'm hoping to not play it tonight if I can stop myself. It really is that good.

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