The Scourge Project

PC, PS3, XB360 / Action / Release: Apr 9, 2010 / ESRB: M


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BioShock Hits PlayStation 3 October 21

The PlayStation 3 version of 2K Boston and 2K Australia's narrative-driven dystopian shooter BioShock will surface in North American retailers on October 21 and European stores on October 24, publisher 2K Games has confirmed.

"We are proud to introduce 2K Games' showcase title, BioShock, to an entirely new audience," said 2K president Christoph Hartmann. "With the addition of the new Add-On Game Content we are able to extend the award-winning adventure while maintaining the perfect harmony that millions of players around the world have fallen in love with." Read more »

"I thought the Challenge Rooms WERE the DLC. If they aren't, what is?"
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BioShock Paved Way for Unconventional Shooters, Says Creator Levine

2K Boston and 2K Australia's narrative-heavy BioShock (PC, PS3, 360) has exposed millions to a new brand of shooter and effectively opened a new market, lead designer Ken Levine believes.

"I can pretty much guarantee to you that if BioShock wasn't successful, there never would have been another game like this," Levine told Eurogamer. Read more »

"I guess we all hate to have BioShock be the popular one when we all liked System Shock/Deus Ex a ..."
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Shack PSA: BioShock $15 on Steam this Weekend

The PC edition of 2K Boston and 2K Australia's deep sea shooter BioShock (PC, PS3, 360) is now on sale at Valve's digital distribution platform Steam for $14.99.

The sale lasts through Sunday, July 27. The $15 sale price for the critically acclaimed Shacknews 2007 game of the year nominee represents a 50% cut from its current retail price point of $29.99. Read more »

"I got the DVD version in the cool box, but can I activate it with my cd key on steam?"
- Snipergen    See all 87 comments

BioShock PS3 Exclusive DLC Detailed (Updated)

2K Games revealed new details on the exclusive DLC for the PlayStation 3 version of BioShock.

The company has created "challenge rooms" that will challenge players to make use of plasmids and other abilities to overcome undisclosed obstacles.

"Challenge rooms retain the flavor of Rapture, but they're not trying to retrofit new story or new levels into the original game," said a 2K representative to Shacknews. "We're very, very respectful of the original experience." Read more »

"I'm glad the PS3 is finally getting an exclusive - it was like watching a puppy get samurai ..."
- Vangoghs Ear    See all 22 comments

BioShock PS3 Being Ported by Four Studios

Four separate studios are working collectively to bring the narrative-driven underwater shooter BioShock to PlayStation 3, publisher 2K Games has revealed.

Along with 2K Boston and 2K Australia, which originally produced and released the game on PC and Xbox 360 last August, 2K Marin and external studio Digital Extremes are aiding in the port's development. Read more »

"too many cooks spoil the soup, but then again, its digital extremes :)"
- anal justice    See all 50 comments

Gears of War 2 More Emotional Than BioShock, Explains Voice Actor

Gears of War 2 voice actor Carlos Ferro has claimed that Epic's cover-heavy sequel will be "more emotionally affecting" than 2K's narrative-driven shooter BioShock.

Left, Gears of War 2. Right, BioShock.
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"Its going to be about as emotional as you can get with any of these Aliens ripp off games. At ..."
- -hero-    See all 59 comments

2K Lead Programmer: 'BioShock Should've Failed,' Marketing as a Shooter Key to Game's Success

During a presentation today at Paris GDC, 2K Boston lead programmer Chris Kline said that, after considering the project's many setbacks, his company's successful shooter BioShock (PC, 360) should not have been the hit that it was.

"The very first failure was that we wanted to base this whole thing on System Shock 2," said Kline, according to Gamasutra. Read more »

""In fact, even after the game's intriguing 2006 E3 demo, BioShock wasn't building much interest ..."
- wytefang    See all 87 comments

BioShock PC Install Limit Lifted, DRM Remains (Updated)

Update: While 2K Games has removed the install limit from the PC version of BioShock, other forms of copy protection are still present.

"Our other methods of copy protection remain," community manager Elizabeth Tobey elaborated. "You will still have to activate your copy, and you will still need to keep the disc in the drive. SecuROM has not been removed--just the activation limits on number of installs and number of computers you can install BioShock on simultaneously." Read more »

"regarding activation -- I bought and downloaded a couple of games via Direct2drive, Atari, and ..."
- boutin.patrick    See all 107 comments

BioShock 3 Might Accompany Feature Film Release, Take-Two CEO Suggests

The recently announced BioShock film is more likely to release alongside the third entry in the game series than the second, according to Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick.

"It's more likely that [the BioShock movie] would be released coincidentally with BioShock 3," Zelnick said in an investors conference call, as reported by Kotaku. Read more »

"Shouldn't we at least wait an see if the second game is good before we bury the third? The first ..."
- AroundTheFur1380    See all 19 comments

Take-Two Burns $5.3M on EA Takeover Legal Fees, Profits on Strong Sales of GTA 4

Grand Theft Auto IV publisher Take-Two spent millions to defend against the recent hostile takeover attempt by rival publisher Electronic Arts.

The news comes out of Take-Two's second quarter financial statement, which noted it had spent "$5.3 million in professional fees and legal expenses, with the majority related to Electronic Arts' unsolicited tender offer." Read more »

"Wasn't everyone moaning and QQing about how resisting the buyout would be bad on their part? ..."
- the city    See all 7 comments

BioShock PS3 Officially Dated for October

Publisher 2K Games today announced that 2K Boston and 2K Australia's hit shooter BioShock will soon make its way to the PlayStation 3. The company also released a lonely pair of screenshots from the PS3 port.

We knew this last week. The real news is the fresh release window: October 2008. Read more »

"oh i MUST HAVE IT on this platform because of the NEW CONTENT even though I have already playd ..."
- ease one    See all 8 comments

BioShock PS3 Confirmed, Jordan Thomas Replaces Ken Levine as Creative Director

The long-rumored PlayStation 3 edition of 2K Boston and 2K Australia's underwater shooter BioShock (PC, 360) has been confirmed by 1UP and sister publication EGM.

The port is due out this holiday season, with some possible graphical improvements. Rumors had previously suggested a PS3 edition would arrive in September. Read more »

"What are the chances that this will have mouse and keyboard support? How about 1080p?"
- formkatze    See all 34 comments

BioShock Film Helmed by Pirates Director

Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy director Gore Verbinski (pictured left) has been tapped to direct a feature film adaptation of 2K Games' BioShock, Variety reports.

The film will be developed by Universal Studios, which green-lit a multimillion-dollar advance to BioShock publisher and property owner Take-Two Interactive for the film rights. Read more »

"Mixed feelings about Gore..on one hand Pirates1 was a really fun movie, on the other hand ..."
- deathofrats    See all 88 comments

Rumors Persist of New X-COM from BioShock Folk

A report in the latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine furthers the long-running rumor that BioShock creator and 2K Boston studio head Ken Levine is working on a new entry in the long-dormant extraterrestrial tactical series X-COM, though it offers no new details.

The rumor has been circulating ever since a document attributing an X-COM title to then-Irrational Games, now-2K Boston and 2K Australia was found last year. The current projects of the studios behind BioShock (PC, X360) are unknown, though Read more »

"If they just ported the original game to 3D and just streamlined the interface, they would have ..."
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BioShock PS3 Rumored to Arrive in September; Publisher 2K Refuses to Comment

A PlayStation 3 version of 2K Boston and 2K Australia's story-driven underwater shooter BioShock will arrive this September, assuming rumors printed within the June issue of EGM are true.

According to the magazine and proven NeoGAF proxy SuperSonic 1305, the PlayStation 3 port will pack improved visuals over the previous PC and Xbox 360 editions along with the previously-released free downloadable content. Read more »

"I almost bought a 360 just for this game and mass effect. Please let the rumors be true that ..."
- Grandmoff    See all 16 comments

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