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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:29 PM

Pencils Down, Hands Up BioShock Infinite Has Gone Gold!

When we first announced BioShock Infinite, we made a promise to deliver a game that was very much a BioShock experience, and at the same time something completely different. And our commitment to making good on that promise, no matter what, has been our driving force for the last three years or so.

You, the fans, have been incredibly patient with us. You shared your hopes and wishes for the game with us, and you kept the faith.

Today, Im happy to announce that the game has gone gold. What that means is that it has been approved by both Sony and Microsoft (and the PC Gods, natch) to be sent to the manufacturing guys to load up fleets of trucks with BioShock Infinite and be driven to a store near you on March 26th.

http://irrationalgames.com/insider/pencils-down-hands-up-bioshock-infinite-has-gone-gold/

oh yeah... I'm there

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Reply Pencils Down, Hands Up BioShock Infinite Has Gone Gold! (Original post)
Ohio Joe Feb 2013 OP
Hong Kong Cavalier Feb 2013 #1
Occulus Feb 2013 #2
Hong Kong Cavalier Feb 2013 #3
Hong Kong Cavalier Mar 2013 #8
Aerows Feb 2013 #4
ZombieHorde Feb 2013 #5
Zorro Mar 2013 #6
Zorro Mar 2013 #7
RiffRandell Mar 2013 #9
PennyK Mar 2013 #10
Occulus Mar 2013 #12
Riftaxe Mar 2013 #11
DonCoquixote Apr 2013 #14
Riftaxe Apr 2013 #16
DonCoquixote Apr 2013 #17
ZombieHorde Apr 2013 #15
Uncle Joe Mar 2013 #13
Zorro Apr 2013 #18

Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:48 AM

1. I'm glad they're not going to use the same crappy DRM that Bioshock had.

Last edited Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:14 PM - Edit history (1)

Don't get me wrong: I'm really looking forward to the game.

But Bioshock's DRM was total bullshit. Two installs, and then you're SOL. Wait. Now we've upped it to five installs.



However...looks like Irrational Games has made a great decision:

http://irrationalgames.com/insider/pc-specifications-q-a/

Only Steam's DRM. Nothing else.

Now to make sure my computer can run it. No console version for me.

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Response to Hong Kong Cavalier (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:52 AM

2. System Requirements

Minimum:

OS: Windows Vista Service Pack 2 32-bit
Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO 2.4 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
Memory: 2GB
Hard Disk Space: 20 GB free
Video Card: DirectX10 Compatible ATI Radeon HD 3870 / NVIDIA 8800 GT / Intel HD 3000 Integrated Graphics
Video Card Memory: 512 MB
Sound: DirectX Compatible

Recommended:

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64-bit
Processor: Quad Core Processor/li>
Memory: 4GB
Hard Disk Space: 30 GB free
Video Card: DirectX11 Compatible, AMD Radeon HD 6950 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
Video Card Memory: 1024 MB
Sound: DirectX Compatible

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Response to Occulus (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:58 AM

3. Nope. Not worth getting with my system.

Won't run worth a damn.

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Response to Occulus (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 10:22 PM

8. *Installs GeForce GTX 560 from my IT guy at work*

*cackles maniacally*

Now I can play it.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:12 PM

4. I have two GTX 460's in SLI

and they are overclocked to hell and back along with my i5-2500K @ 4.3ghz.

I'll be rocking some Bioshock at 1920x1200

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:24 PM

5. I still have to play the second one.

The first one was pretty fun. I especially liked the beginning. It had a horror feel to it.

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 08:53 PM

6. I preferred playing Bioshock II more than the original

Both are very creepy and immersive, but didn't like the pipe puzzles in I. II has a simpler meter needle puzzle.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 08:55 PM

7. Looking forward to this one

The previews are intriguing.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 07:38 PM

9. I just saw the commercial last night.

Today my son told me is getting it on Friday---it looks really cool.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 12:48 AM

10. Would I like it?

Is it mostly shooting? The description from the company, and a story I saw in NT Times, made it sound amazing..a whole world to explore. But the commercial called it a shooter.
I'm a woman in my sixties, Secret World, and currently playing Tomb Raider, so SOME violence is okay. But I need more than that.

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Response to PennyK (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 10:17 AM

12. Parts are extremely violent. That tool he has that lets your character

use the skylines is also your melee weapon, and it gets "finishing moves". What sort of finishing moves do you think a wrist mounted device with spinning metal hooks might get?

I'm playing it on Hard, so the violence is probably magnified for me. It's still very bloody in places.

It's also magnificent and beautiful, huge and inspiring, dark and secretive, hopeful and damning..... Infinite is a true masterpiece. Go watch a few gameplay videos on YouTube, particularly one or two from the middle of the game. That will help you decide.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 05:16 AM

11. I adored bioshock 1

Bioshock 2 was a godawful disgrace, for 3, i will await it's hitting the $5 bin.

about 2 months if it follows the trend set by 2.

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Response to Riftaxe (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 07:58 PM

14. To be fair

Bioshock 2 was fone with a lot less freedom, as people kept interfering with him, 3 seems to be better, because he had cleaned house and gotten to make his vision of the game.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #14)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 07:07 AM

16. I could be swayed by good reviews :)

I enjoyed the first one that much. I think you are dead on on bio 2. While I understand 3 not being borderlands/fallout 3, It has to be better then the second one....but is it as good as the first?

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Response to Riftaxe (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 04:07 PM

17. as good or better

Honestly, most gaming companies are going to really have to work to top the whole companion dynamic...yes, you play as oen character, but the companion (no spoliers) is every bit as much of your play as you yourself are...Imagine the dynamic you had with the litte sisters in bioshock one, and triple it! (which is why emotions get really, really deep.)

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Response to Riftaxe (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 03:24 PM

15. I have not played the second one yet, but I enjoyed the first one very much.

What made the second one less enjoyable for you?

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 01:24 PM

13. What does "natch" mean?

I've seen that word a couple of times today here at D.U.

P.S. Never mind I found it on Dictionary.com "natch" is slang for naturally.

Thanks for the thread, Ohio Joe.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 11:48 PM

18. Anyone spring for Bioshock Infinite yet?

The previews have been astounding.

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