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evilashchris
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I just bought/pre-ordered it, it looks the tits.

How can people say this isn't going to sell?

It really bloody is.
#1 at 04:33:34 - 11/08/2007
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Been slowly getting more excited about this. Pre-ordered it yesterday. I'm trying to avoid any spoilers/titbits of story for it, as I reckon just about any preview is going to give too much away. Should be a game you go into knowing as little as possible, I reckon.
#2 at 09:20:18 - 11/08/2007
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Pre-ordered the PC special edition version last week - this is either going to be amazing or one of the biggest gaming let downs ever, as it's Irrational doing it, only one of those two is likely.

I know nothing about the story other than it has some kids in it and those big soldier things with drills on their hands.
#3 at 14:02:33 - 11/08/2007
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No one is going to admit ordering theirs with the toy then?

I just went for the tin from shopto in the end.
#4 at 16:08:49 - 11/08/2007
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PC Bioshock: Special Edition..

I admit to it :o)

BTW, the flag for Namibia is missing Hairy. I've had to detour.
#5 at 16:16:06 - 11/08/2007
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Oh my!

Cheers for that link, i wasn't going to pay an extra tenner for it, but an extra three quid?

Yes please!

Time to cancel a pre-order..
#6 at 17:50:41 - 11/08/2007
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15 quid for a Big Daddy and some extras I'll probably won't use more than once, if at all, means I'm sticking to the 25 quid normal PC version!
#7 at 17:56:33 - 11/08/2007
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evilashchris said:Cheers for that link, i wasn't going to pay an extra tenner for it, but an extra three quid?
You are aware that's the PC version that's 40 don't you? The 360 special edition is 50.
#8 at 17:58:34 - 11/08/2007
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Which means i have to re-re cancel, because i thought the link was for the xbox version.. oops.
#9 at 17:59:15 - 11/08/2007
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Demo online now.. yay!
#10 at 05:18:46 - 13/08/2007
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I read a PC Gamer review of it that made me think I'll have a lot of fun with it.

They gave it 95% and had very little that was bad to say about it.

Sounded quite non-linear and that you should approach the special powers and enviroments as toys to play with..... seemed like they had lots of fun setting people on fire and then doing nasty things to them when legged it for the water ( e.g. electrocuting them )
Or things like putting your decoy next to an explosive barrel then watching them blow the shit out of themselves.

You can find the review in the usual piraty places.

Of note was the fact the PC can play either in console or PC mode depending if you want to play with mouse or keyboard or XBox 360 pad.
..... purely for this reason I'll be buying it, developers who do this kind of thing deserve PC gamers support.
#11 at 07:06:03 - 13/08/2007
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Grrr. Set my alarm for 3, started the download and went back to bed. Got up early, went downstairs, observed the 360 had turned itself off, made a coffee, closed the curtains, donned headphones, settled into beanbag, found it had only downloaded 5%, sobbed, left for work :(
#12 at 11:34:38 - 13/08/2007
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Sucks arse doesn't it.

I couldn't leave my 360 on all day. I'd be expecting to come home to a burned out shell of a building with half the Oxford fire crews standing round it...

Peej
#13 at 11:40:14 - 13/08/2007
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There was no way I was going to leave it on background downloading again. I'll either pop home at lunchtime and turn it off or ask my daughter to do it.

It'll be tempting to play it at lunchtime, but after 3 years waiting for this game I'd rather do it properly and leave it until everyone's gone to bed tonight.

And to think I said a few weeks ago that if there was a demo I'd rather not play it and wait until the 24th. Talk about kidding myself, hehe.
#14 at 11:57:20 - 13/08/2007
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The new trailer is bloody brilliant.
#15 at 12:23:10 - 13/08/2007
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Well, not to rub it in or owt but the demo is fucking FANTASTIC!

That is all.
#16 at 12:54:21 - 13/08/2007
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/Shakes fist at Flex
#17 at 12:55:23 - 13/08/2007
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I'm going to wait until I get back from Scotland and the full game is waiting for me. It is fun watching the naysayers convert on EG though =)
#18 at 12:56:49 - 13/08/2007
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This game is making me want a 360 even more :( I'm just holding on for the hardware reliability fixes to be fully rolled out. It's soooooo hard though.
#19 at 13:09:05 - 13/08/2007
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Fuck the 360 - upgrade your PC, bitch =)
#20 at 13:34:05 - 13/08/2007
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MetalDog said:Fuck the 360 - upgrade your PC, bitch =)


I'm going to hate myself forever for this, but here goes...

"I'm a Mac."
#21 at 13:50:01 - 13/08/2007
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/points and laughs
#22 at 13:54:27 - 13/08/2007
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Funnily enough, as I played the demo this morning, I was hoping my mate would buy it so I can try it on his uber-pc, as I think that will edge the 360 version.

Not that those of us with 360s need worry - I can't stop thinking about it, tbh, in terms of how amazingly realised Rapture is, with fantastic attention to detail and a really warped, beautiful, beguiling atmosphere. The demo gives a nice taste of the gameplay and combat options too.

Can't wait to play it again later after work!

#23 at 14:00:13 - 13/08/2007
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Dare I ask the usual AATG standard quessies?

"Tearing and framedrops sir?"

Peej
#24 at 14:06:11 - 13/08/2007
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Ha, you mistake me for those who weirdly obsessive over such things!

Tbh, I don't recall any, nor do I get too bothered by small instances of either. There's a bit in the demo where things get busy, there may have been some there.

Anyway, I was fairly lost in the sumptuous details, so may have missed some, which I guess is a good thing.

I honestly, genuinely think you'd have to be a nutter not to get this if the demo represents or even touches on the quality of the full, final game. There are some minor concerns I have, but it was basically effin' great.

/hyperbole mode off
#25 at 14:12:10 - 13/08/2007
peej
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Sounds good - urgh, only problem is - if I end up liking it, I owe MD a pint... :(

Peej
#26 at 14:27:11 - 13/08/2007
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I'd forgotten about that. Cheers for the reminder! =D
#27 at 14:32:43 - 13/08/2007
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MetalDog said:/points and laughs


Hey! I thought you were supposed to be the understanding forumite ;)

/Contemplates best place to hide new 360 from girlfriend.
#28 at 14:33:52 - 13/08/2007
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No tearing, no frame drops.

What there is, is an amazing world, full of atmosphere, some amazing voice acting and creepy baddies you can kill in numerous ways.

Methinks Peej best be putting his hand in his pocket..
#29 at 14:51:27 - 13/08/2007
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Just tried downloading but its stuck at 1%

I'll give it another go tomorrow when its calmed down a bit.
#30 at 14:54:10 - 13/08/2007

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