Irrational's shooter Bioshock is set in a failed utopia on the seabed, as we all know, which means that there's water here, water there, water everywhere. And water's the focus of a new trailer from the game, so go ahead and dive in by watching the video at the bottom of the page.
To accompany the trailer, Bioshock publisher 2K Games has published an interview with Stephan Alexander, FX artist, and Jesse Johnson, graphics programmer. As well as discussing the representation of water in the
Just when we thought Irrational Games' FPS BioShock couldn't get any creepier, along come a pair of new trailers so creepy we're feeling like we're covered in creepiness. We won't spoil anything - just watch for yourself.
The second trailer can be seen on the next page, or just hit the Movies tab above to see both trailers plus everything else we've got on
Bioshock publisher 2K Games has confirmed it'll release a limited edition of the PC and Xbox 360 FPS.
The company had set up an online petition, saying that 5,000 signatures would ensure the release of a limited edition of the game.
It eventually got 14,000.
And now 2K is asking fans what they would like to see in the limited edition via a poll. Soundtrack CD? Artbook? Big Daddy figurine? "Making of" DVD? Bioshock posters? Upgraded packaging? Art print with team's signatures?
[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
As if we weren't excited enough about BioShock, looking deeper at the features shown off in the new video below have got us in a frenzy. While exploring the underwater city, you'll come across syringes of "plasmids." These are serums that grant you special abilities, such as freezing your enemy so you can break him into little pieces, or electrocute foes, killing them dead if they're standing in water.
Also revealed is a trait tree-like leveling system of gene tonics, which can give you
Sept 17, 2007
BioShock caught most everyone by surprise. Who would have guessed that a first person shooter could also work as a dark and psychologically complex morality play? Who knew a failed underwater utopia would end up everyone's favorite setting since Halo's ring? Who knew a game about gene splicing, homicidal diving suits and zombie children was destined for not only critical, but commercial success?
One man probably did. Ken Levine, Creative Director and President of 2K Boston, is
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.
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
Aug 9, 2007
Official ELSPA Entertainment Top 20 Software Chart (all prices) - week ending 25 August:
1 (NE) BioShock
(Xbox 360, PC)
2 (1) Transformers: The Game
(PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, DS, PSP, PC, Wii)
3 (3) Dr Kawashima's Brain Training
4 (5) More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old is Your Brain?
5 (2) Wii Play
6 (4) Pokemon Diamond
7 (6) Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix
(PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Gamecube, PC, PSP, DS, GBA, Wii)
8 (8) Surf's
Sept 17, 2007
Better late than never - Epic's Cliff Bleszinski has reviewed (kind of) the mighty BioShock on his blog, saying some very nice things about it. He even calls it his game of the year, but that's got nothing to do with the fact that it uses Epic's technology or because he's friends with some of the staffers, he points out.
Still there are some points he doesn't like, or can't get his head around. "I don't understand how this brainstorming session went down," he wrote. "Like, I get