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So it looks like Irrational have revealed a new Bioshock game. Interestingly, it takes place in a city in the sky. Looks kinda steampunk-ish.

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I couldn't stand the original, but this really looks cool. The title sounds a bit cheap, though...

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What didn't you like about the original? It was generally held in high regard, I thought.

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Well, there went my hopes for a System Shock 3. I never felt that was a realistic bet, but I was hoping.
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GreenGoo: I thought the first 10 minutes - getting into the city - were fantastic. Then I simply couldn't stand the flimsy shooting mechanics and the exaggerated, cartoon-like enemies that went on to ruin the whole atmosphere for me. I had hoped it was going to be way more "serious" and mature.

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I'm leery of the name. Makes me think it will be handed off to Gearbox in about 13 years.
Awesome trailer though.
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I couldn't get into Bioshock 2 for some reason, but this looks cool.

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Thanks for the response Munin.

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I loved bioshock and really enjoyed bioshock 2. This will probably be a day one purchase for me.

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Daehawk wrote:Gameplay video
I read that during that footage, the only thing you can control is the character during the rail slides; everything else was scripted. Looking at it again, it does all come together perfectly and seems like it would need to be scripted. The very end gives me the feeling of "... and then you wake up X amount of time later, stripped of powers and need to find the woman who rescued you..."
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VIDEO from the VGA's.
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Aside from the fact that this is looking great, it also has the white supremicists up in arms. Score!
The BioShock games have always had a weightier tone to them than just shooting things in the face. The first game was lightly basted in an Ayn Rand marinade, while the upcoming BioShock Infinite deals with some tricky issues like racism.

The developers are to be applauded for this, but at the same time, it leaves them open to attack from those lacking in the brain cell department. Like the cheery white supremacists at racist forum Stormfront, where someone summed the game up as "The Jew Ken Levine is making a white-person-killing simulator."

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A ‘racist,' ‘violent,' ‘backward' world...? Oy vey indeed. The previous "BioShock" games also had very strange, borderline-deranged (if not psychotic) themes with anti-White undertones. I remember in one of the previous parts, one had to kill little White girls as the player for ‘power-ups.' The makers, "Irrational Games," have at least one "Cohen" amongst their staff
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Wow never had even a hint of that when I've played the Bioshocks multiple times.
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Daehawk wrote:Wow never had even a hint of that when I've played the Bioshocks multiple times.
That's because people at Stormfront are bat-shit crazy.

Or do you mean the Ayn Rand stuff?
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Lol the hint of racism or anything. I just enjoy the game and never consider it. Still dont.
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My wife is very much looking forward to this game. She's played both Bioshocks multiple times and is annoyed that they keep pushing release date back. Now looking like end of March 2013
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Gets a very nice review/preview in the new Game Informer mag.

Also found out Anna Moleva is the official Elizabeth for the game and conventions and such now.

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We've come to the point where I don't know whether this is a pic of the human or the game model. If she's real, she looks kind of CGI.
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I got the game through the AMD promotion where you bought one of their cards and this was one of the games that came with it. It's letting me pre-load it now too.
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Tuesday the 26th I believe. Going the Brick and Mortar route and getting my hard copy from Gamestop

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Looks fantastic but yet another game that will have to wait until I upgrade my rig sometime this year.
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Holman wrote:
Daehawk wrote:
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We've come to the point where I don't know whether this is a pic of the human or the game model. If she's real, she looks kind of CGI.
I honestly don't know whether it's a good or bad thing that cosplay is now a viable profession.
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Just pre-ordered. I was originally going to wait for a price drop, but I couldn't resist the hype. I had most of the games that the pre-orders are being bundled with, so I went with the Amazon deal which gives you $30 credit towards a 2K game. Since the credit is good for a year, I figure there will be plenty of stuff to use it on in the coming months.

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YellowKing wrote:Just pre-ordered. I was originally going to wait for a price drop, but I couldn't resist the hype. I had most of the games that the pre-orders are being bundled with, so I went with the Amazon deal which gives you $30 credit towards a 2K game. Since the credit is good for a year, I figure there will be plenty of stuff to use it on in the coming months.
I just did the same... i had a $20 Amazon credit to use, and combine that with the $30 2K credit, I thought I'd get my money's worth. We'll see how it goes. Preloading now.

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Baroquen wrote:
YellowKing wrote:Just pre-ordered. I was originally going to wait for a price drop, but I couldn't resist the hype. I had most of the games that the pre-orders are being bundled with, so I went with the Amazon deal which gives you $30 credit towards a 2K game. Since the credit is good for a year, I figure there will be plenty of stuff to use it on in the coming months.
I just did the same... i had a $20 Amazon credit to use, and combine that with the $30 2K credit, I thought I'd get my money's worth. We'll see how it goes. Preloading now.
If you are in the same boat as I am where there's no current 2K games you'd want that you don't already have, wait 30 days. After that, what you can use it for opens up according to an Amazon Official Rep on CAG. I'll wait and use it for the Season Pass, me thinks, something you can't do in the first 30 day window.
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So my pre-order has shipped and will be at my house after work on Tuesday.

I splurged and bought the premium edition. I have no idea why, but I did.

Who else is getting this day one?
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RMC wrote:So my pre-order has shipped and will be at my house after work on Tuesday.

I splurged and bought the premium edition. I have no idea why, but I did.

Who else is getting this day one?
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Reemul wrote:
RMC wrote:So my pre-order has shipped and will be at my house after work on Tuesday.

I splurged and bought the premium edition. I have no idea why, but I did.

Who else is getting this day one?
Me, unlocks in 2.5 hours
With my DSL connection I really need to think about still getting physical media in the future. I'm about half preloaded as of lunch, no way will it be ready by then. I originally was going to wait on being an early adopter but Bioshock is an all-time fave and the preorder deals were too tempting to avoid. After Sim City this makes two AAA releases I bought at launch this year (I virtually never do that anymore). Here's hoping this one goes more smoothly, heh. :D
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Now that the embargo is lifted, lots of reviews are filtering in and they are quite positive.
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Reemul wrote:
RMC wrote:So my pre-order has shipped and will be at my house after work on Tuesday.

I splurged and bought the premium edition. I have no idea why, but I did.

Who else is getting this day one?
Me, unlocks in 2.5 hours
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I'm going to guess ... Dorset, UK.

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Isgrimnur wrote:I'm going to guess ... Dorset, UK.
Err... Well You can always look there...But you know I was being polite.
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:D

And I was being ... whatever I normally am. I'm sure the DSM likely has a classification.

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Isgrimnur wrote::D

And I was being ... whatever I normally am. I'm sure the DSM likely has a classification.
You were being helpful, and I thank you for that. :)
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Finally got my promo code from AMD. 15 gig download. Preloading now!

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unlocking now hope this hurries up. I got an hour to spare before i need to hit the hay. I have a 3 month old ticking timebomb, and any sleep I do get is precious.
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Ugh, checkpoint saves.

Ah well to bed, didn't get very far, just got through the very beginning.
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This one oozes atmosphere, just like the original Bioshock. However, this one is much less scary. :D

It reminds me of walking around Liberty Square in Disney World. Tons of little details everywhere, and it pays to take your time and just explore. Just played around 20 minutes but I can already tell this one is going to have its hooks in me big time.

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My first impressions are a bit mixed. It’s clearly a well-constructed game but it doesn’t have the same appeal for me that Bioshock did. I’m really not a fan of the time period they are emulating which doesn’t help.

Texture quality is also hilariously inconsistent.

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One of these things is not like the others...

Lastly, checkpoint only saves is just insulting.

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Lordnine wrote:My first impressions are a bit mixed. It’s clearly a well-constructed game but it doesn’t have the same appeal for me that Bioshock did. I’m really not a fan of the time period they are emulating which doesn’t help.

Texture quality is also hilariously inconsistent.

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One of these things is not like the others...

Lastly, checkpoint only saves is just insulting.
No saves? They are using save points? Really?

Wow... I might cancel this, or send it back since I ordered a hard copy. I hate save points with a passion. It's one reason why I can never get into console games...
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