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BioShock 2

9 years ago

Post-Rapture: BioShock Infinite Breaks Cover

The 2K way of late appears to be announcing impossibly ambitious and exciting-sounding games then going deathly silent for months (with the notable exception of Duke Nukem Forever, which has been very, very noisy since its comeback announcement). So it's grand to see BioShock: Infinite start its promotional gears turning again, ahead of what will hopefully be a grand old infosplosion at E3. Following a…

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Bioshock 2 Minerva’s Den Comes To Daddy

Good news, everyone. I'd given up absolutely all hope of this ever happening, and yet it has. The final DLC for Bioshock 2, Minerva's Den, was a smart vignette full of nods to System Shock and the history of computing, not to mention being a welcome opportunity to approach the fascinating, doomed society of Rapture from a perspective other than its increasingly fantastical main narrative.…

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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 later, we're…

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10 years ago

Actually, We Are Getting Bioshock 2 DLC

Previously canned DLCs for Bioshock 2 will be arrive on PC after all. That's what "2K Elizabeth" has said over here. The post reads: "I have some good news concerning the BioShock 2 PC patch as well as the development of Protector Trials and Minerva's Den for the PC. Not to keep you in suspense any longer, I'll sum it up with one sentence: We…

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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 change…

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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 who…

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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...I'm…

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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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