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BioShock 2

9 years ago

BioShock 2 Protector Trials DLC Hits Today

The BioShock 2 Protector Trials DLC arrives on PC today, adding a new challenge mode and six arenas to 2K's inarguably moist epic. A mere seven and a half months late, too! That said, we're getting it for free, and having had a read of Christian Donlan's Eurogamer review this sounds to me like neat enough stuff. Take a look at some in-game footage below,…

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Bioshock 2 PC DLC Finds A Vita-Chamber

We were told the PC would indeed be treated to Bioshock 2 The Protector Trials (whatevs multiplayer stuff) and Minerva's Den (a really rather good standalone new singleplayer chunk), despite initial plans to axe it. WE WERE TOLD IT. Then it didn't happen. It didn't happen for so long that 2010 became 2011. So we gave up. I know I did, anyway. Now, four months…

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2K: No Minerva’s Den

A post on the 2K forums announces that we aren't getting what looks like a pretty decent single-player DLC for Bioshock 2: We will not be offering Protector Trials and Minerva’s Den on the PC in the future – and I want to say that I’m sorry for the disappointment this will cause to PC players out there. As always, if any of these issues…

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TechnoShock – BioShock 2: Minerva’s Den

I never thought I'd hear myself say "one of the things I'm most anticipating for the next couple of months is some DLC," but one of the things I'm most anticipating for the next couple of months is some DLC. Specifically, Minerva's Den for Bioshock 2. BS2 is, all told, a better game than BS1 for my money, just hampered hugely by over-familiarity and trying…

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Bigger Daddy: Bioshock 2’s Single Player DLC

This is interesting, at least if you found the second Bioshock game to be moderately entertaining: 2K have announced that there's going to be a single-player "narrative driven" DLC called Minerva's Den released for the game at some point in the near future. It puts you in "the role of an all-new character who has teamed up with Brigid Tenenbaum to unravel a dictator's stranglehold…

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More Bioshock 2: Protector Trials DLC

Bioshock 2 is to get single-player DLC next month, and it's going to cost 400 Microsoft Points, which I think is about £3.50 in real money? Anyway, the new content is going to feature six new maps of Little-Sister-defending scenarios, a trailer for which I've posted below. It's going to come with its own set of achievement and unlockable gumpf, but perhaps the most interesting…

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Bioshock 2 Metro Pack Priced

Cult Of Rapture has some details on the forthcoming extras: The Rapture Metro Pack is coming soon for Xbox 360, PS3, and Games for Windows Live for 800 MS Point or $9.99. The pack includes six brand new maps including areas rebuilt from the single-player game for MP modes. We also have three new achievements and trophies and have added the Rebirth Feature for players…

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10 years ago

Bioshock 2: DLC Hullabaloo

Fashionably late again... We managed to miss posting about this when the scandal hit last week, in one of those "oh, one of the others will surely cover it. Today I want to write about a happy thing!" confusions that sometimes afflicts the oft-scattered hivemind. It's a major talking point, however, so you really should talk about it here. Y'know that Bioshock 2 DLC, the…

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In Blackest Night: Secret Bioshock 2 Nerdery

Random morning silliness - the Bioshocks have always been good for easter egg hunting, but this one adds a little LARPING to the ongoing tale of Rapture's fall. Own the special edition of the game? If so, you may have elected to display the three rather pleasant and tasteful art-deco posters it contains. Woe betide you if anyone ever enters your house with a blacklight...

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Bioshock 2: Field of View

That was supposed to sound like a nice little rhyme. Alas, it just comes across as a really boring, proasic headline - they should have sent a poet. Anyway, the point is that the promised widescreen patch for Bioshock 2 is due tomorrow (at 2AM PST), and will address the returning BS1 oversight/disagreement/confusion that the field of view remained at 4:3 settings even when played…

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Feature:

Colourblind Gaming: Is It In His Eyes?

Friend of RPS and sometime games journo Dan Griliopoulos suffers from deuteranopia, a form of red-green colourblindness. He's a lifelong gamer, yet the industry at large seems entirely ignorant of how difficult games that rely on red and green differentiation can be for his condition - one that's shared by at least 6% of all males. So, pray allow the man to vent a little...…

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BioShock 2 DRM Scale Back More Confusing

2K have perhaps declared something of a backdown on the BioShock 2 DRM. Sadly this isn't to get rid of the godforsaken Games for Windows Live inclusion, but it is to reel in SecureROM slightly. Although to compare the before and after isn't so simple, as it doesn't seem anyone was quite clear what the before really looked like, and it's not clear that the…

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Big Daddy Is Watching You: Bioshock 2 DRM

Okay. Let's keep this just the facts, as everyone knows what they mean. The tech specs for Bioshock 2 are out. They're reasonable enough. There's also some fun DRM. Online verification via SecuRom, with an install limit (15 machines, admittedly). To save the game or play online, you need to be logged into Games for Window Live. This still applies on Steam - so SecuRom…

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The Year Ahead, Part One

Below is the first part of our intricate guide for PC gaming in 2010. There's a horde of muscular-looking titles on the horizon, many of them likely to stop you and demand your money, like ludological bandits. Meanwhile, others that we expected to land, such The Old Republic, have already fled to 2011. Read on as the clouds in our crystal ball roll back...

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Spare Words: Bioshock 2

Happy change of two calendar digits, younglings! While I attempt to warm up my brain farm, let me distract you by throwing my aforementioned leftovers from my recent interview with Bioshock 2's Jordan Thomas and Melissa Miller at you. They'll only go to waste otherwise, which would prolong my inevitable torment in Writer Hell. Read on for their thoughts on heading up a new studio…

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Cross-Examining Jordan: Bioshock 2

Over on Eurogamer are the fruits of my recent sit-down with Jordan Thomas, the Lead Human on the upcoming Bioshock 2. I've got some leftover material from that I may lob up here later, but in the meantime pray enjoy the great man's high-speed thoughts on Bioshock 1's backlash, the thinking behind the multiplayer mode, and whether dark metal corridors are more blessing than curse…

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BioShock 2 Website Launches, Confuses

At long last there's finally a proper website for BioShock 2. Goodness knows what was going on before - some combination of an ARG no one I knew was playing and various mysterious bits and pieces of confusing information (some of which kept getting posted through my front door, which started off weird and became junk mail). Now it's got its own site and... oh…

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Tommy Guns And Respawn Fictions

As we've mentioned a number of times previously, Bioshock 2 will feature multiplayer. A new video of that mode has been released unto the internet today, and we've posted it below for your delectation. As you might expect, it demonstrates a number of the in-game powers, the barks of your freakish gene-splicing characters, their weapons, and the rather splendid Art Deco environments that all the…

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