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
There's only one weekend left, and then it's just a matter of getting through Monday. We all know what happens after that: BioShock. Until then - or until we find some sort of time-wormhole big enough to fit a copy of the game - we're stuck with just the 20 minute demo released last Monday.
So you've already played the demo all the way through. Well, for an ordinary game once might be good enough and two or three times would just be silly, but this is BioShock we're talking about here. Have
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
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
We expected more than a simple VS mode in Namco's Beautiful Katamari on 360, but the bonkers rolling game has got way more planned...
A new "Thingy Battle" scenario will have four players from around the world take on each other in a competition to roll up the most of a specific item chosen by the King of all Cosmos (your giant dad). The player to finish with the most of that item apparently wins the "love of the king," if you really want it.
And in addition to the usual
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
When it comes to shooters, are you the rabid psychopath with an unquenchable thirst for blood and violence? Or are you the silent but deadly type, sticking to the comforting darkness of shadows and watching your carefully laid traps explode into action from afar? Perhaps some mutation in between?
No matter what your preferred style, BioShock is still the game for you. With ten different plasmids, eight different weapons and three different ammo types for each weapon, the possibilities for
BioShock senior designer Joe McDonagh has been talking more about the birth of the 360 and PC shooter that's been getting many gamers a bit uncomfortable under the collar. For those among us with really good memories, BioShock started out as something quite different as McDonagh explains...
"Every studio has its own dynamic, but we believe that original games require a lot of iteration and sudden changes of direction," McDonagh said. "It can be terrifying and ageing at times. But it's