Aug 20, 2007
Everyone's been raving about BioShock. We're not just talking about our perfect 10 review. Critics and fans across the board have embraced the world of Rapture to the point where even friends who wouldn't touch a FPS with a ten-foot pole are looking to score a copy.
If you don't already plan to purchase a copy this week or you've got cold feet, then do yourself a favor and download the PC demo for this epic adventure. Once you dip your toes in BioShock's deep plot which runs as
Aug 20, 2007
BioShock is one scary as hell game. Deformed creatures leap at you from the shadows, rotting corpses line the hallways and disturbing messages cover the walls. Scrawled in blood, of course.
Nothing, however, is as terrifying as an encounter with the boogey man of Rapture, the hulking metallic monster called Big Daddy. You feel him coming before you see or hear him. The ground shakes and the controller rumbles menacingly with every footstep. When you round the corner and find
Digital Extremes, long-time partner of Epic and developer of Unreal Championship and Dark Sector, has added to the crossfire aimed at Unreal Engine 3.
In an interview with Australian site Gameplayer, Dark Sector director Steve Sinclair claims that the company opted out of using Epic's ever-popular engine so that it could hit its desired release date.
"A lot of promises were made about the Unreal Engine 3, particularly on PS3," he said. "But as we see now, the time frames haven't been met and
August 20, 2007
The denizens of underwater dystopia Rapture have always had it tough without having to worry about some downed pilot coming in to inject mysterious liquid in his wrists so he can shoot bees at their neighbors. The GamesRadar interns have seized upon this idea and crafted another marvelous short film, poking fun at what really goes on in BioShocks city of artists - not to mention what really gets the Big Daddy angry. The videos only about a minute long, so check it out.
[Editor's note: For GamesRadar's review of BioShock, head here. For our blowout strategy guide to every single plasmid, with custom gameplay videos for each, head here. For our tribute montage to Big Daddy massacre, head here. And for the complete list of Achievements, also filled with spoilers, head here.]
You don't know jack about BioShock.
Oh sure, you've read every teasing preview and taunting review available. You've played through the Xbox Live demo three times, searching desperately
Aug 17, 2007
Jack Thompson, our favourite angry attorney, has been a bit quiet of late. With Manhunt 2 postponed and GTA IV delayed, he hasn't got much to moan about these days... or at least you'd think so.
According to a comment apparently posted by Thompson on Game Politics, it looks like the videogame-hating attorney is about to set his sights on 2K's Bioshock - the gorgeous shooter that's currently getting top marks from the gaming press.
"Please note that big trouble is on the way for
Aug 17, 2007
Reports zipping around the Internet during the last 12 hours raised hopes that the PC demo for BioShock would be released later today - however, the game's publisher 2K Games has told us there's still no confirmed date for the FPS sample.
2K said the plan is to still get the PC demo out this month, but it has no further news at this stage. The publisher previously stated that it's busting its balls to get the demo out before August 21 when the game releases officially in the
BioShock's combat is possibly the most unique of any shooter you'll ever play, and what sets it apart are the plasmids - surreal and twisted takes on the usual magic spells. This diversity means that every battle can and will play out differently. In order to survive in the ravaged world of Rapture, you need to understand all of your plasmid intimately. In other words, you need our strategy guide and videos.
Aug 16 2007
Yes, Gearbox - of Brothers in Arms fame - is working on an "all-new sci-fi action franchise" according to an announcement by its ready-and-waiting publisher, 2K Games. The first in the series, Borderlands, will launch in 2008.
"Borderlands combines the best elements of Gearbox Software's famed first-person action titles with player customization and vehicular combat to create an unprecedented gaming experience," the statement boasts. If we had a pint for every time we heard that,
The latest issue of Game Informer, the magazine that doesn't bother printing unless it has a world exclusive on the cover, has revealed the latest shooter from Gearbox Software, Borderlands.
The game's described as a "sci-fi RPG/shooter" and has more than a passing resemblance to id Software's Rage. Game Informer says it's "Diablo meets Mad Max" and features full-on four-player co-op, which seems to be all the rage at the moment.
Other than that, details are scarce at the moment. We're most