BioShock 2 Timed PS3 Exclusive? by Anthony Barlow
December 22, 2008, 7:00 pm
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[By Anthony]

It might be Christmas time but the gaming news (and rumors) keep coming in. The Hip Hop Gamer Show is reporting that BioShock 2 could be a timed exclusive for the PS3. The guys are reporting that Take 2 have gained the most profit from PS3 sales this year, swinging the timed exclusivity in Sony’s favour. This sounds cool and all, but how credible is the source? Having never really watched the show before, I can’t tell you. If this is true though, it’s huge.

There’s already a backlash on the HHGS website from 360 fanboys, which is always nice to see. Please keep in mind that this is a rumor, albeit a nice sounding one.

BioShock 2 Possibly Timed Exclusive? by Anthony Barlow
December 19, 2008, 12:14 pm
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[By Anthony]

Take 2 released their upcoming games for release before October 29th 2009 and there’s something interesting in there regarding BioShock 2. The sequel to 2007 (and 2008)’s hugely popular and successful undersea FPS currently isn’t listed for any platform. Of course this could just be nothing, but could it be that BioShock 2 will be exclusive/timed exclusive for one platform? This could be the case, at least we know it’ll be out towards the end of next year, but for which platform…we’ll have to wait and see won’t we?

BioShock PS3 Getting DLC Next Month by Anthony Barlow
October 18, 2008, 10:39 pm
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[By Anthony]

2K have announced that the PS3 version of BioShock will be getting it’s own exclusive downloadable content in November. The DLC in question will come in the form of ‘Challenge Rooms’. Which will include various puzzles, tasks and whatnot set in the undersea world of Rapture.

The DLC is coming on November 20th, there has yet to be a price announced for the game but I doubt it’ll be too much.

BioShock Patch Detailed by Anthony Barlow
October 16, 2008, 11:02 pm
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[By Anthony]

2K are going to issue a patch to fix some of the graphical issues people are seeing in the PS3 port of BioShock. Today they detailed said patch revealing two of the things that would be fixed by the update. One of 2K’s communty managers, going by the name 2K Elizibeth, posted this partial list on the official BioShock forums today:

  • Fix for an issue where large blocky pixels would show up whenever viewing the Bouncer and Elite Bouncer variants of the Big Daddy.
  • Fix for an issue where white/discolored bars would show up at the right and bottom sides of the screen during the plane crash / water scene at the beginning of the game.

There are some other problems that are going to be fixed and, although there’s no ETA on this patch yet, we expect it in the coming weeks.

Bioshock Has Gone Gold by Ryan Gray
September 30, 2008, 4:04 pm
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See? Even Big Daddy knows it.

See? Even Big Daddy knows it.

[By Ryan]

For all of you PS3 owning gamers that never got the chance to play the ridiculously well made Bioshock, the wait is over. The game has finally gone gold, and is now being manufactured. Honestly, I don’t care if its not your type of game, you’re going to play it, and you’re going to love it. And the fact that this one has trophy support, and an extra mode compared to the Xbox 360? If you own a PS3 and don’t buy this, just set your damn console on fire. It’s going to waste. It comes out on the 24th in the UK and the 21st in the US. Buy it.

More BioShock Trophy News by Anthony Barlow
August 4, 2008, 9:34 pm
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I personally thought that the PS3’s trophies for BioShock would be straight ports of the 360’s achivements. Not so says Tyann Wales. Wales revealed two of the games exclusive gold trophies for the PS3 version. The trophies which could apparently be unlocked simulateously. Said trophies are ‘A Man Chooses’ which will be unlocked for beating the game on ‘Survivor’ mode and ‘I Choose The Impossible’ which is the same with vita chambers turned off.

It actually looked like 2K are actually interested in making this game more than just a port. I have never played the game so it’ll be great for me.

PS3 BioShock Gets Exclusive DLC! by Anthony Barlow
July 17, 2008, 5:51 am
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This week Sony has lost a BIG exclusive with FFXIII but has gained a pretty cool one. 2K will apparently be releasing something called “Challenge Rooms” as not to mess with the story of BioShock whilst still providing players with some new content. These “rooms” will be self contained areas apparently designed for you to use your plasmids to do some puzzle solving. Hopefully this’ll work quite well but at least us PS3 owners get something good.

In Game XMB Is Almost Here. by Anthony Barlow
May 31, 2008, 11:17 pm
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It has been one of the major things PS3 users have wanted since the console launched and now we’ve almost got it. Gaming Age posted yesterday that the long awaited in game XMB will be featured in the latest PS3 firmware 2.40. This firmware will apparently be released “sometime in June”. I’m guessing the 12th.

As well as this report a video has surfaced on YouTube apparently of this feature working. Not only that but it is an apparent leak from 2K Games the developers of BioShock. The video clearly shows the XMB over the BioShock start screen with the person clicking on a disc icon on the XMB which returns him/her to the game.

Gaming Age have stated that the update will feature universal friends lists and in-game messaging along with “surprises”. I personally have wanted custom soundtracks for a while now so I’m hoping they’re in.

The video is at the top of this page, go ahead take a look.