Bioshock on PS3 in October

One of my favorite games from last year and a true “Oscar worthy story”. From release:

New York, NY – May 28, 2008 – 2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today that BioShock®, the “genetically enhanced“ story-driven action game, is in development for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system at 2K Marin. The PLAYSTATION 3 system title will be released in October 2008 with new features and content that heighten the award-winning experience.

BioShock for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Games for Windows® was released in 2007 and received numerous Game of the Year honors from prestigious organizations including Associated Press, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Game Informer, Spike TV’s VGAs and Paste Magazine. BioShock’s extension to the PLAYSTATION 3 system will bring exciting new content to this amazing title and reach many new players, while giving the title the opportunity to once again be named Game of the Year.

“Since BioShock for Xbox 360 and Games for Windows won countless 2007 Game of the Year awards, we are excited to see the impact of this stellar title for the PLAYSTATION 3 system when it debuts this fall,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Over the coming months we look forward to revealing the new features and content that will make this a must-have game for its new audience, as well as for those who enjoyed it on the other platforms.”

BioShock is a narrative-driven action experience that allows players to do the impossible as they journey through an amazing, immersive and terrifying world. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically mutated citizens, the player will come to grips with the mysterious and fascinating world of Rapture, a distinct Art Deco underwater utopia gone mad. BioShock not only challenges the players’ capacity to adapt and survive, but brings to question their values and commitment to the inhabitants of Rapture. With smart and adaptive AI, no encounter ever plays out the same, while numerous customization options provide gamers with an experience that adapts to their playing style.

As one of the highest-rated titles of 2007, BioShock was unanimously praised by the editorial industry’s top critics:

“While delivering a level of intrigue you rarely see in games, its most captivating element is its gameplay – which I can easily say delivers the most rewarding and adrenaline-filled experience I have ever had with an FPS.” – Game Informer Magazine, 10 out of 10, Game of the Year

“There’s ample flexibility in the game’s linear storyline that makes a second run through Rapture’s unique brand of madness an exciting prospect.” – Associated Press, 4 stars out of 4

“Why settle for watching the hero in a film have a thrilling adventure when you can all but live a narrative this masterfully woven.” – Paste Magazine, Game of the Year

“BioShock stands as a monolithic example of the convergence of entertaining gameplay and an irresistibly sinister, engrossing storyline that encompasses a host of multifaceted characters. This is an essential gaming experience.” – IGN.com, 9.7 out of 10, Editor’s Choice Award

“More so than any other game in recent memory, BioShock is dripping with atmosphere and intrigue, and it’s one of those rare titles where story, dialogue and character development are just as important as the action sequences.” – USA Today, 9 stars out of 10

BioShock for the PLAYSTATION 3 system will be available in October 2008 and is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information on BioShock, visit www.bioshockgame.com.

Rick Nash to Cover NHL2K9


Bluejackets all star Rick Nash to be cover athlete for NHL 2K9. That sound you heard is Sid the Kid in dismay.

Top Spin 3 HD Trailer

Fallout 3 Soundtrack Info

You can listen to three of the songs Inon created for Fallout 3 at the official site: http://fallout.bethsoft.com/eng/downloads/music.html . Inon Zur will be doing the OST for this one.

May 7, 2008 (Rockville, MD) — Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax Media company, announced today that Inon Zur has created the original musical score for Bethesda Softworks’ highly anticipated post-apocalyptic video game, Fallout® 3. Zur, an award-winning composer, has created numerous scores for films, television, and new media.

“We’ve wanted to work with Inon for a long time,” said Todd Howard executive producer of Fallout 3. “He brings so much to the table, in terms of his talent, background, and the music that’s influenced him. He’s created a score that has epic sweep; from the lonely ambience of the wasteland to dramatic fights for survival.”

Fallout 3 features one of the most realized game worlds ever created. Create any kind of character you want and explore the open wastes of post-apocalyptic Washington, D.C. Every minute is a fight for survival as you encounter Super Mutants, Ghouls, Raiders, and other dangers of the Wasteland.

“Fallout 3 is one of the most engaging and demanding projects I’ve scored,” said Inon Zur. “It was very rewarding to put all my creative energy into supporting Bethesda’s vision for the game. I’m very proud of the outcome, and look forward to sharing the music with the players.”

In addition to scoring a number of best-selling video games, Zur’s music has been featured in many high-profile projects including Hollywood film trailers, network television productions, CGI movies, and symphony concerts. Most recently, Zur has composed music for CBS’ ‘Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side’ TV webisode series as well as the Marvel Kids webisodes for ‘IRON MAN’.

Currently under development at Bethesda Game Studios – creators of award-winning The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®, the 2006 Game of the Year – Fallout 3 is slated for release this Fall on Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows.

Fallout® 3 has not yet been rated by the ESRB. For more information on Fallout 3, visit http://fallout.bethsoft.com.

For more information on Inon Zur visit http://www.inonzur.com/.

Grand Theft Auto IV: 3 Achievements in 1


MrDubya79 on IGN posted a pretty neat little method to get 3 achievements in one swoop: Wheelie Rider —-> Walk Free —> One Man Army in one shot. Here’s how:

Nab a bike and head to the Airport. Get onto the far end of a runway which instantly puts you at 4 stars. Pop a wheelie all the way down the runway to unlock the Wheelie Rider Achievement. Wait it out until the cops stop searching to unlock the Walk Free Achievement. Ride to far north end of the airport runway and climb into the helicopter (if it’s not there drive away and drive back back again until it spawns). Fly into a restricted island (instant 6 stars).Jump out onto a very tall building and wait it out for 5 minutes to unlock the One Man Army Achievement.

Other achievements thus far include:

OFF THE BOAT: Which you get for completing the first mission which is a simple driving machine with Roman to his apartment.

WARM COFFEE: You can get this one early in game when you meet Mallory’s friend Michelle. Go to the clothes shop and buy a pair of glasses, they’re cheap and don’t look silly like the other clothes you can buy in the awful Russian clothes shop. You will take her out on a date that should have gone to the carnival. But the carnival ends up being closed so you go bowling instead. Go bowling and defeat her. She’ll say she had a good time and to get together again. Play a few other missions. She’ll call you again for a date, go on the date. I was even able to accidentally miss the date and call her to ask her out again the first time this second date opportunity came up. This second date we went and played pool. Niko ended up losing 2 games. But after taking her home I tried my luck and scored. I’ve also read you can take her to the Caberet the second time and it works.

FED THE FISH: Complete the mission where you defend Roman’s honor and kill that bastard Vlad for potentially hooking up with Mallory. You’ll dump his dead body into the river which is where the achievement’s name comes from.

Driving Mr. Bellic: Roman is apart of a cab company. If Roman likes you enough, he’ll tell you to call on him any time to grab a cab ride. You can get Roman to like you enough by hanging out with him. You can do pretty much any guy task to get this to happen like go out to a bar or the strip club. You’ll eventually get a call early in the game from Roman telling you how much of a swell cousin you are and to call Roman any time if you need a cab.

More on achievements and other cool stuff as it becomes available!

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