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2K Talks Bioshock PS3 Enhancements

We've already had time to delve into the engaging, atmospheric world of Bioshock - you've read our hands-on preview, right? - but most of you PlayStation 3 owners are still awaiting the game's launch next week. That being the case, here are a few additional details to help convince you that one of last year's masterpieces is still a must-buy in 2008.

According to a recent PSU interview with 2K Marin programmer Jake Etgeton, the PS3 version boasts more than a few enhancements the Xbox 360 and PC versions didn't have. You already know about a few of them, like those cool Challenge Rooms, but you probably aren't aware of some of the more technical bonuses. Etgeton mentioned "interactive load screens" and also talks about the advantages offered by being able to install 5GB of data on the PS3's hard drive. He said it let the team "'stream' textures and audio faster than the Blu-Ray drive can deliver," and of course, we're hoping for faster load times as well. Also, with the inclusion of all the downloadable content to date - and there has been a significant amount - Bioshock on the PS3 is a definite must-buy for most gamers out there. Oh, and don't worry about the PS3/360 screenshot comparisons all over the Internet, where a few biased users simply picked a few random shots to illustrate the 360 version's graphical superiority. We've played it, and in all reality, the two games look very, very similar, and the PS3 version looks even better in some places, as pointed out by 2K themselves.

Yeah, we realize LittleBigPlanet launches on the 21st, too, but that means you're in a bit of a pickle. We suggest scrounging up the $120 to buy both if you're a serious gamer, because we can't possibly recommend passing on one or the other. Sorry 'bout that. :)

Related Game(s): Bioshock

10/15/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (14 posts)

Skatejimmy5
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 10:36:06 AM
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Getting it for sure.

(I have already pre-ordered it)

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MornelitheVT
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 10:50:39 AM
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No thanks, year old ports are last years news. I'll download it after I build my new PC.



Morne

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BlinkBoy
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 11:06:39 AM
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Of course I buy both,already pre-ordered actually.

I know it will be hard to pull my head out of LBP, but Bioshock seem epic enough to do it. It only last for so long like 20 hours I've heard while LBP is the never ending story.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 12:21:31 PM
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ugh not another 5GB chuncker!

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karneli lll
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 12:32:15 PM
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i have to buy bioshock if im 'a serious gamer'? seriously?

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Nynja
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 1:21:31 PM
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Looks like it's going to be a bleak holiday for the people on my list! BioShock, SOCOM, LBP, FarCry2, Resistance2, EndWar, omg!

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bamf
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 1:49:48 PM
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I've had Biohock on 360 for a year now and have yet to play it. I know, what am I thinking. I just got so many games. I think I'll sll the 360 one to get maybe a limited edition PS3 version if there is to be a Ltd edition.

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Thinker
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 2:43:51 PM
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I've already played Bioshock a while back on my 360, so no hurry to try out this version. I may rent it though, just to try out the PS3 additions.

As for LBP, already pre-ordered it from Amazon and (as I'm an Amazon Prime member) is slated for a delivery date of Oct 21 :).

A little off-topic: have been reading LBP reviews on the Net, and it seems the extremely positive reviews for LBP has really brought out the 360 fannuts out of the woodwork. They are hard at work slagging this game on sites like Eurogamer and GamePro.

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Daedusian
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 5:09:42 PM
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It's funny you wrote this article just now because I was just reading in the Nov issue of OPM that Bioshock does indeed look better than the 360 version. And that's coming from the entire staff, not just the writer...

Either way tho, I'm excited as hell for this!

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flux equals rad
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 5:25:23 PM
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5 gig initial load. bring it on! i just installed a 250 gig drive in my ps3. got to love the customizing ability of the ps3.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 6:28:41 PM
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Ok, the Bioshock demo didn't do it for me, but someone said it was better suited as an introduction to Rapture than it was as a slice of the game, so I won't rule it out as a bargain bin purchase down the line.

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Jed
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 6:40:54 PM
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Damn, I already have to get lbp and fable two. I gues jed wont be eating this week

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karneli lll
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 10:12:24 PM
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why talk about the challenge rooms if they're part of dlc that will arrive several days later (n might not be free)?
I played the demo and i was'nt jazzed. This game went from rental to not even if it was in the bargain bin.

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ceedot
Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 6:08:27 AM
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LOL this has been out in Australia for 2 days already.

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