Awesome BioShock 2 pen writes words, reminds us DLC has shipped

Not to sound too much like Forrest Gump with his box of chocolates, but we really are never quite sure what we're going to get when opening the mail here at GamesRadar. It could be a game, obviously. It could be a tin barrel of chocolate-drizzled popcorn. And it could be a metal pen in the shape of a steampunk syringe with the words "Sinclair Solutions" stamped onto its barrel.

The pen is meant to remind us that the new BioShock 2 DLC, the Sinclair Solutions Tester Pack, is now available. It's packed with new multiplayer characters, masks, weapons upgrades, and trials. Sound good? Then get to buyin'.

Has this lavish new writing untensil enabled us to insta-chill beers and coworkers using only our brains? Unfortunately, no. Nor can we liven up the office with flaming tornados or swarms of angry bees. But it does write just fine, and that seems about right. 

We've not seen the pen available at any retail or online stores, so we're afraid those of you lusting after it might have a tough time tracking one down. But there's always eBay - if human organs and haunted potato chips can show up there, we're pretty sure this will eventually too. Not ours, though. It's staying right here.

Mar 24, 2010



  • Jordo141 - March 27, 2010 5:43 p.m.

    This is what the boss of Gamesradar HQ gets up to...
  • philipshaw - March 25, 2010 2:31 p.m.

    Cool pen, should get myself one of those
  • sleepy92ismypsn - March 25, 2010 12:48 a.m.

    i loved bioshock 2 but not enough to pay 40 bucks for a pen. and i was hoping for some offline dlc. the online was great but ive already got to level 40 and the platinum trophy. maybe if there were new maps id get it but im not payin until they get some new challenge rooms like in the first games dlc
  • y2kpikachu12 - March 24, 2010 11:53 p.m.

    @turnershanks Thanks for not making me track that site down, cause I knew i'd seen them before.
  • FrozenImplosion - March 24, 2010 11:21 p.m.

    These have actually been on sale for like a month, I got mine a couple weeks ago. Don't twist it too much or it'll seem like its broken, I thought I broke mine but it turns out that if you twist it the wrong way it just like gets looser and seems broken. [They are available on the Take2 Store btw]
  • turnershanks - March 24, 2010 8:59 p.m.

    The pens are available online, the take-two online store is doing a limited edition run of them along with the other awesome Bioshock stuff there
  • CoD4Kamikazi - March 24, 2010 8:56 p.m.

    I want it. Nuff said.
  • JackSkellingtonsSkin - March 24, 2010 8:39 p.m.

    lol, Eric, you do realise you're creating positive hype based on a free gift. I suppose it's only marketing. Pretty cool pen though. If I wasn't broke I might have bought one.

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