Raven Squad: Operation Hidden Dagger

XB360 / Strategy / Release: Aug 25, 2009 / ESRB: T

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BioShock 2 PC Getting Minerva's Den, Protector Trials, and Final Patch!

Earlier this month, 2K Games sadly revealed that it would not be bringing the Protector Trials and Minerva's Den DLC packs to the PC version fo BioShock 2. Also left out in the cold was the game's final patch, already out for the console versions.

Today, 2K's Elizabeth Tobey has announced that the company will be bringing these two DLC packs and the patch to the PC SKU. Read more »

"I am outraged that 2K is not releasing this DLC for the PC. *Spongebob voice: 3 weeks later* ..."
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Minerva's Den and Protector Trials Not Coming to the PC Version of BioShock 2 [Updated]

[Update: 4:50p.m.] 2K's Elizabeth Tobey has posted an explanation regrading the cancelation of Minerva's Den, as well as the Protector Trials DLC, for the PC version of BioShock 2 on 2K's official forums. Tobey also details the decision not to add playlists to the multiplayer component of BioShock 2 on Xbox 360 and PS3. The entire explanation is available after the break.

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"JOIN THIS EMAIL CAMPAIGN AGAINST 2K!!! PC gamers, don't lose hope - this is already having ..."
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Shack PSA: GameFly August Used Game Deals

It's time for a little corporate shilling, but it's the good kind of self-promotion that helps you find some good games on the cheap.

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"I'm confused.. Remind me again, does the shack collective think that the used game market is ..."
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BioShock 2 DLC 'Minerva's Den' Arrives Aug. 31 for $10

2K Marin has revealed BioShock 2's "narrative driven" downloadable content pack, Minerva's Den, will launch at the end of this month.

According to Joystiq, the content will be available on August 31 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and is priced at $9.99 / 800 Microsoft Points. The content will be available for PC users at "a later date." Read more »

"Isn't this what Steve "Hot Scoops" Gaynor has been working on?"
- mrblarg    See all 2 comments


Daily Filter: August 6, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Daily Filter includes some new media from Shinji Mikami's Vanquish, a trailer for the first Red Dead Redemption DLC, screens for the PS3 exclusive "The Betrayal of Jimmy DLC" for Mafia II, new screenshots for Def Jam Rapstar, a duo of soccer updates for both Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 and FIFA Soccer 11, a pair of screens for the new BioShock 2 DLC, a new trailer for Sonic Colors (now releasing on November 16), a look at Move's integration in Heavy Rain, a trailer for Etrian Odyssey III, and a video apiece from Two Worlds II and Patrician IV. Read more »

"Finally a Sega tittle that looks interesting, and it isn't released for PC. Meh."
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BioShock 2 'Narrative-Driven' DLC 'Minerva's Den' Announced

BioShock 2 is finally set to receive a dose of "narrative-driven" downloadable content when the 'Minerva's Den' DLC arrives this fall, publisher 2K Games announced today.

Minvera's Den is described as a "a self-contained narrative experience" starring "an all-new character," venturing into the "never-before-seen" Rapture Central Computing district to help Brigid Tenenbaum "uncover the dark secrets hidden in its founder's past." Read more »

"It's about time. I don't know anybody who wanted Bioshock 2 to have multiplayer in the first ..."
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Shack PSA: Steam Discounts Left 4 Dead 2, ARMA II & More in the Final Day of its Summer-themed Sale

Today is the last day in the, "Please! My wallet is begging you to stop" sale on Steam (otherwise known as the Perils of Summer sale).As expected, the final leg of the promotion rehash some of the best deals seen throughout the week. Highlights include Borderlands for $10.19 Left 4 Dead 2 for $10.16 and ARMA II for $19.99.

"im enjoying sam and max a ton. well written. crashes randomly sometimes though"
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BioShock 2 Singleplayer DLC Announced

Having already released several batches of multiplayer downloadable content for BioShock 2, publisher 2K Games today announced the first of multiple singleplayer DLC packs for 2K Marin's subaqueous shooter sequel. Read more »

"I liked the original but like many others felt this was a game that should not have had a ..."
- Tech T    See all 27 comments


Take-Two CEO on Red Dead's Reception, BioShock 2 sales, and another Max Payne 3 delay

In an interview with Venture Beat, Take-Two chief executive officer Ben Feder discussed the strong sales of Rockstar Games' long-in-development western Red Dead Redemption, calling the "iconic" image of protagonist John Marston an important element to game's marketing message. "That image is designed to be seared into your mind," Feder told Venture Beat's Dean Takahashi. Feder also discussed the commercial success of BioShock 2, calling the title "ultimately successful, but not hugely successful." Read more »

"Anyone know of any good indie games to buy while they are having this awesome sale on steam ?"
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BioShock Series Could Switch Developers

While Take-Two Interactive still intends to "support the [BioShock] franchise," the publisher has revealed that the next entry could be handled by a different developer.

"We think BioShock is still one of the most important franchises in the industry," Take-Two chairman Strauss Zelnick said in a recent conference call to investors, as picked up by IGN. "We do intend to support it; doesn't necessarily have to be at [BioShock 2 maker] 2K Marin, but we do intend to support the franchise." Read more »

"Most people forget Bioshock was the "spiritual successor" to system shock 2, which was the ..."
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BioShock 2 'Rapture Metro' DLC Hits PC Tuesday

Released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 earlier this month, the latest round of downloadable add-ons for BioShock 2 will be making their way to PC tomorrow.

Due on PC come May 25, the content spans three individual downloads of varying price and functionality--the free "Kill 'em Kindly" melee multiplayer mode, the 800 Microsoft Points / $10 "Rapture Metro Pack" that offers six new multiplayer maps, and the two additional characters of the 160 Microsoft Point / $2 "Zigo and Blanche Character Pack"--all of which are sold through the Games for Windows Live Marketplace. Read more »

"if nobody plays multiplayer then what are "for charge" multiplayer maps going to do for you? At ..."
- jimboxoxo    See all 7 comments


BioShock 2 'Kill 'Em Kindly' Mode Trailer: Fore!

Our old pal Andrew Ryan returns to remind us of the importance of a strong golf swing in a trailer for BioShock 2's free new golf clubs-only multiplayer mode, Kill 'Em Kindly.

Both the free Kill 'em Kindly mode and the $10 (800 Microsoft Points) Rapture Metro map pack DLC are out now on Xbox 360, weighing in at 659.39MB apiece, and are slated to hit PlayStation 3 later today. A new patch with multiplayer fixes also comes to Xbox 360 today, having arrived on PlayStation 3 yesterday. Read more »

"Seems like they really want this game to become MP DLC cash cow but it's obviously failing and ..."
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BioShock 2 'Rapture Metro' DLC Due Tomorrow, Multiplayer Patches on the Way [Updated]

[Update - 8:10pm CST] The patch is now live on PlayStation 3, will hit Xbox 360 tomorrow and is still testing on PC, going by the game's official community site.

[Original] Publisher 2K Games has confirmed that the new multiplayer maps of BioShock 2's $10 "Rapture Metro Pack" add-on will hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, May 11, alongside a new "Character Pack" and free "Kill'Em'Kindly' multiplayer mode. Read more »

"The multiplayer was unfinished at launch on PC. With a few more months it would have been ..."
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2K Offering Real-Life Big Daddy Suit, Cash Prize for 'Most Outrageous' BioShock 2 Footage

Publisher 2K Games is on the hunt for the "most outrageous" BioShock 2 footage possible, and it's offering a real-life Big Daddy suit (from the BioShock 2 SE Unboxing video) plus $5,000 in cash to the one that can pull it off.

Dubbed the BioShock 2 Vid-Cap Contest, the competition encourages players to "create a video including the craziest, most ridiculous, most outrageous BioShock 2 gameplay footage you can create, capture, and edit" and then upload it to the designated contest portion of the official 2K Games YouTube Channel by June 7, 2010. Read more »

"Screw the suit, I want the picture of Siren from borderlands to hang up on my wall."
- mastermike569    See all 13 comments


Bioshock 2's 'Rapture Metro Pack' DLC is Boogie-licious, Not for Little Girls

2K Games has announced the second installment of downloadable multiplayer content for Bioshock 2, called the "Rapture Metro Pack."

A new trailer and screens accompany the announcement, showing off the pack's new venues of destruction and warning players to "beware of the Boogieman." Read more »

"Anyone happen to know the song that plays during the trailer?"
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