Saturday, September 08, 2007

BioShock looks INCREDIBLE

You just know that any game carrying warnings like "Game Rating: M (Mature) - Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language" is gonna be worth checking out but this is something else. The atmosphere is incredible.

You have to see this video of actual gameplay from BioShock, a Games for Windows and Xbox 360 title. I've created a collection of basic data and, more importantly, wicked videos, so you don't have to waste time scouring the net.

I highly recommend going to and watching this maximized. Turn out the lights and turn UP the volume!

Once you've done that, go see the first trailer.

According to Wikipedia,

BioShock is a first-person shooter video game by 2K Boston/2K Australia (previously Irrational Games[5])

Set in 1960, the player assumes the role of a plane crash survivor named Jack, who must explore the dystopian underwater city of Rapture and survive the mutated beings and mechanical drones within it. The game incorporates elements found in role-playing and survival horror games, and is described by the developers as a "spiritual successor" to their previous title System Shock 2.[7]

Just imagine: people sitting in their basements with video projectors, BIG screen TVs or video glasses and serious surround-sound systems, playing a video game in which mutated, blood-sucking kids have to be destroyed, while ordering pizza and beer online.

You can go to for screenshots and trailers or download the awesome TV trailer, courtesy of IGN:

(Flash video) 480 x 270 (18 MB)
(Flash video) 640 x 360 (18 MB)
(Windows Media) 1280 x 720 (50 MB)

If you have an Xbox 360, you can grab the demo here.

Games for Windows users can get the demo here. But be warned: you'll need some fairly hefty hardware to enjoy this thing, especially on a BIG monitor, and there has been a lot of chatter about this thing installing a rootkit.

What could possibly go wrong when you cram junk food, alcohol, isolationism and immersive imagery involving wasting kids into a generation of loners?

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