Monday, August 13, 2007

Bioshock Demo Live

The demo for Bioshock went live last night. I was holding off on posting about it because I wanted a chance to play it before I posted about it. Sadly, I've been downloading the 1.35 GB demo for over 7 hours now and it's only 79% complete. (Charlie has taunted me with an Xbox Live message saying how awesome it is.)

But in the meantime, I've done some web surfing(and napping and TV watching). In all that time, I did stumble across some interesting Bioshock information.

While Bioshock is expected to be a big hit for 2K Games, it was originally turned down by many studios. Executives just saw it as another FPS. And this was even though (or possibly because) the team behind System Shock II was behind Bioshock. System Shock II was a great game but apparently didn't meet the sales hopes of the distributors.

So while you're waiting for Bioshock's August 21st release, you can wait for the demo to download. ... If you're not busy with Madden 08.


Jester013 said...

The Bioshock demo is sweet!

Jigsaw hc said...

The demo does look really nice, but it is not for me. I'm not into the whole dark, gritty, hope you don't get hit in the back while you're wondering around lost style.

Jester013 said...

Sadly, you just described how I actually live my life... :-)

Jester013 said...

Oh, and for you bargain hunters, Circuit City will be offering Bioshock at $10 off for a short time after its release. (They did the same thing for The Darkness.)