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News PC BioShock demo incoming

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 20 Aug 2007.

  1. Delphium

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  2. Silver Shamrock

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    I'm at 81% now with about half an hour left. Can't wait:D
     
  3. Delphium

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    gone down to 40kbps now, and says about 7hours left :/ was hoping id get to play it once home this evening from work, seams not :waah:
     
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    Thanks for the link.
    241.1KB/sec (my connection's max speed :() 2 hours to go.
    Excellent mirror, I could only get about 20KB/sec from other sites.


    Oh, and mad respect for the avatar.
     
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    Lol, thanks :)

    I've actually just installed it and despite me worrying about my pc's specs, it runs admirably.

    AMD64 3200+ Venice, 2Gb OCZ Platinum, XFX 7800GT OC and it runs fine, maybe not seamless, but definitely 20fps+.

    I'm upgrading to a C2D with 8800 at the end of the month, will lap this game up then :)
     
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    Best way to greet a new member :D.
     
  8. Silver Shamrock

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    Very short demo, very short indeed. But is very impressive! Can't wait for the full game.
     
  9. Ramble

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    Getting rubbish speeds here, would love some more seeders on the torrents.
     
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    I'm just gonna wait for the newsgroup up. It's nearly there, and unlike the torrents it'll max out my connection.
     
  11. Delphium

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    44% complete here only getting about 40kbps now. Will keep hosted once done tho.
     
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    60% but stays between 20-200k.
    VM has already capped me, *******s.
     
  13. Hamish

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    its up on usenet now for those of you with access btw, a.b.games
     
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    anyone know if the demo is going to come to steam today?
     
  15. Hamish

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    lol scratch that, the one thats complete is broken
    the other is nearly done though :\
     
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    pirate bay has it with 400+ seeds
     
  17. Ramble

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    2 hours left!
     
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    The pirate bay demo is extremely slow for me. Downloading at 100% of my bandwidth from alt.binaries.games atm.
     
  19. Hamish

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    finished
    i was getting about 40-50fps with an oc'd x1900xt and 4400+
    1280 and everything on high
    couldnt see any AA/AF settings so i assume they were off
     
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    Downloaded and played a bit.
    Performance is fantastic, practically no slowdown at maximum settings, 1680x1050 on C2D E6600 (stock) and 2x 7900GTs in SLI.
    The graphics aren't quite as good as I expected, though (some sharp polygonal edges to objects that should be rounded), which is the fair tradeoff, I guess - except for the water effects, which are stunning.
    The foley/SFX, music and overall sound production of the game is some of the best I've heard in years from a game - very satisying SFX.

    I'm undecided on the gameplay of it, though - It seems a little uninspiring and too action-oriented for my tastes.
    Though I knew it wouldn't be a new System Shock, a little part of me is terribly disappointed that it doesn't seem to have the gameplay depth of SS2 (Inventory please) and it's a bit frustrating that things like hacking turrets and throwing objects are still being lauded as incredible gameplay innovations, but I'll hold back final judgement on the gameplay mechanics until I play the full game.

    I just get the feeling that it's yet another "dumbed-down for the Xbox generation" game - Makes me think of Deus Ex: Invisible War, though it'd be insulting to liken BioShock to that atrocity.

    'Streamlining' is what I think they call it..
     
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