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--Excerpt from site--

BioShock is the "genetically enhanced" first person shooter that lets you do things never before possible in the genre: turn everything into a weapon, biologically mod your body with plasmids, hack devices and systems, upgrade your weapons and craft new ammo variants, and experiment with different battle techniques in an incredible and unique underwater city.


You are a cast-away in Rapture, an underwater Utopia torn apart by civil war. Caught between powerful forces, and hunted down by genetically modified “splicers” and deadly security systems, you have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. No encounter ever plays out the same, and no two gamers will play the game the same way.


BioShock is loaded with some of greatest, most modifiable weapons to ever blast their way into a shooter. But guns alone won’t be enough to defeat the devious AIs of Rapture. There are literally hundreds of other strategies players can use to take out his enemies. Here’s just a few things you can do a foe:

Catch his Grenades in Mid Air and Toss Them Back at Him

Freeze Him Solid and Shatter Him with Smack of your Wrench

Lead him and his comrades to water and Zap them all with 1000 Volts

Burn Him Up With Home-Made Molotov Cocktails

Booby Trap Healing Machines and Watch Them Blow up IN his Face

Brainwash Him to Become Your Personal BodyGuard

Invent your own Ammo Types to Prey on his Vulnerabilities

Turn his own Security System Against Him

Light Him on Fire and Launch Heat Seeking Missiles At him

Torment Him with Plagues of Insects

Take Research Photos of Him to Learn his Weaknesses

Send Him Flying into the Ceiling to Knock him Senseless


No encounter ever plays out the same way twice. No two gamers will ever play BioShock the same way.

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Anyone check out this demo? The fullrelease is slated to come out later on today via steam and is already on store shelves.


The game is incredible. Just mind boggling how crazy the new games are getting, I remember sitting back playing Firefighter, and Lemonaide stand in 2 colors on a 300 Baud modem connected to my local Bulletin Board System. Or playing the lively Qbert on my monochrome IBM PC JR (First personal computer manufactured)

From Sierra's hayday with the kingsquest and such games as scorched earth and the original Doom games, it just blows me away what these new games are like. I even find it difficult to play some of them, whereas the newer younger kids pick it up like its nothing.


Haha, I always find time to make sure I still play games and enjoy what I do..I was just so blown away by this game, definately give the thumbs up for checking it out.



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It is currently a 1 player first person shooter :) There 'May' be plans for multiplayer soon to come. But I believe not at the moment.


There was no plans for a demo either, and that happened.


Right now after yesterday's release the forums are blowing up as I gues Take2 Interactive is only allowing "2 install" instances per copy of the game.


Thats kind of odd. Never heard of that before, so as you can imagine what normally happens when the consumers don't know all the facts until after the purchase....There quite upset :)


Still a great game though.

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Yeah thats what 2k claimed, customers are pissed because....I'll just quote on of the posts in the forum....


"the people that steal the game can play forever install the game however many times they want, throw it out the window reburn it and install again. The people that guy it for XBOX 360 can use it for a lifetime, in any XBOX machine they so choose, but I go to work and buy my game and I can only install it twice? I'm a magazine editor during the day so I very frequently upgrade my computers, normally more than twice a year. What you are telling me is that every two times I upgrade I have to go buy your game again aswell? I made a similiar appeal to EA 2 years ago when they tried to pull the same nonsense..They didn't respond, they haven't gotten a penny of mine from that date forward. You cannot punish the law obiding legimate person because of the piracy, or you'll get more angry customers like myself."


Seems like an odd stance to go for anti-piracy aswell, I feel the steam platform itself is a pretty decent deterrant...


Anyone know what EA did 2 years ago that was similiar?

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Seems like an odd stance to go for anti-piracy aswell, I feel the steam platform itself is a pretty decent deterrant...


Anyone know what EA did 2 years ago that was similiar?


Actually, they are totally right and the steam platform is useless as an anti-piracy deterrent. It takes the crooks no more then a couple days to circumvent the protection.

Microsoft tried similar with its Windows XP, all it did was result in people buying legit copies being told they couldn’t register because the copy was already used. When it was actually used by someone generating the same key with a key generator hack.

These companies need to spend less time trying to lock the product and more in cutting costs. The only effective lock is to control the distribution of all licenses so when someone tries to register a new install, the company just checks to see if they’ve paid.

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Well seems steam/Take two interactive bowed to the pressure of the consumer. Late last night a patch was released to remove the 'install/uninstall' issue with BioShock.


Power of the people! Next stop, lets lower gas prices. Anyone?



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I seen the trailers on this and could not wait to play it. I downloaded the demo when I went to work. Good thing I didn't install it. I came home seen all of the reviews and I',m glad.


I don't care how they try to spin it. It has a root kit it installs, even the demo has it. If it looks like a duck quacks like a duck it's a dang duck.


Now it has a total of 5 installs, that's it and you need to call Sony "SecuROM" with a picture of the disc and product key. If you change mobos, CPU's or HDD it will count as an install. Looks like Sony would have learned about rootkits after the last messed they caused.


Good reading on the DRM issues with the game.


Video part 1


Part 2.

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