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LiquidX
08-12-07, 05:08 PM
http://www.xbox.com/NR/rdonlyres/A088DFB0-9098-4CC4-BA25-68C0C099610A/0/bannerdefault.jpg
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/b/bioshock/
http://2kgames.com/cultofrapture/home.html

Release Date: 8/21/2007


http://www.ebgames.com/common/images/lbox/200224b.jpghttp://www.ebgames.com/common/images/lbox/200317b.jpg
http://www.ebgames.com/common/images/lbox/646647b.jpghttp://www.ebgames.com/common/images/lbox/647028b.jpg

Thought I would create a thread as the hype is getting closer. Personally I'm looking forward to this game more than any other. I love that style and everything I have seen of it so far.

There will be a surprise tonight, August 12, at 9pm/8c on Spike TV. Confirmed is a launch trailer but there is also something else. So we may get a demo or just a added feature.
http://www.majornelson.com/archive/2007/08/12/dvr-alert-bioshock-launch-trailer.aspx

Blackcat
08-12-07, 05:20 PM
Something going on tonight. http://www.majornelson.com/. Edit: did not see this in the first post sorry. :(

What do you guys think. Will this game run better on my crappy pc or my 360? Would like to get it on the pc for mods but not if it runs like poo.

LiquidX
08-12-07, 05:48 PM
http://www.productwiki.com/upload/images/bioshock_official_requirements-755-316.jpg
7800 cards = 1024x768, 30-40fps, all sliders up
8800 cards = 1280x1024, 50fps, all sliders up
DirectX10 = slightly better effects, better water, ("hopefully") similar performance to DX9, optimized with nVidia.

They say its pretty scalable and it even has a feature on the 360 to adjust performance. And those are the PC specs so I think you will be fine but like you I'm still trying to decide which to get. PC for potential mods or 360 for achievements and no tinkering are worrying about settings. The LE set also looks tempting but with taxes and shipping at EB it brings it close to $80 for me.

Blackcat
08-12-07, 05:56 PM
Thanks for the info liquidX, good stuff.:thumbsup: Hopefully some good reviews for both systems will be out prior to the release to help me make the right decision.

fizix
08-12-07, 06:00 PM
Would be so sick if they released a demo tonight too :captnkill: :D

LiquidX
08-12-07, 09:04 PM
Demo is on live right now, 1.3GB.:)

|MaguS|
08-12-07, 09:05 PM
OMG OMG OMG DELETE OLD DEMOS!

Blackcat
08-12-07, 09:05 PM
Downloading....(nana2)

crainger
08-12-07, 09:19 PM
Teh noes! Stuck at work!

|MaguS|
08-12-07, 09:37 PM
Holy Crap the download is going slow... only at 7%.

ENU291
08-12-07, 09:51 PM
Demo on a Sunday? Weird. Downloading now! :D

LiquidX
08-12-07, 10:08 PM
Still not complete.:( On the bright side the producer says the Demo is slightly changed from the retail game and is about 1 hour in length.

Blackcat
08-12-07, 10:14 PM
A 1 hour demo, very nice! Even though I seem stuck now at 43% thats cools. For these guys to bribe MS to do a Sunday demo...I am very impressed! :D Looks l I will be finishing this download in my sleep and checking it out in the morning.

|MaguS|
08-12-07, 10:15 PM
MS needs faster servers.... 22% here. :(

ENU291
08-12-07, 10:35 PM
I actually think that the MS servers are down. The activity light on my router stopped blinking all together. :confused:

|MaguS|
08-12-07, 10:37 PM
I actually think that the MS servers are down. The activity light on my router stopped blinking all together. :confused:

Im still downloading... just extremely slow... like 1% ever 15mins+.

jAkUp
08-12-07, 10:46 PM
Yes 20% here the download is crawling...

crainger
08-12-07, 10:47 PM
Yeah. I've found the MS servers slow. It's even worse with a big release. Like this demo, I also found it was slow when the E3 vids went up, and when the Crackdown content went Live.

Hope it's ok for when I get home. :D

tacos4me
08-12-07, 11:28 PM
Restart your Xbox if your download slows down. Seems to have helped my speeds quite a bit.