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Kaens
07-31-2007, 11:15 PM
Rand al Thor informed me of this today and now that I'm home (and trying to make a point in the staff forum) I googled and found these scans. I would give credit to whomever originally scanned in these pics, but they are posted all over the place w/out credit so I don't know who did it. Anyhow, read on...

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l70/diablokiller18/96456_cover_122_1150lo.jpg

http://i15.tinypic.com/6chyccw.jpg

http://i17.tinypic.com/5x7rf3p.jpg

http://i9.tinypic.com/5xp8xlu.jpg

http://i12.tinypic.com/6326iki.jpg

http://i10.tinypic.com/4pj84sn.jpg

http://i19.tinypic.com/53f7y11.jpg

http://i10.tinypic.com/5ymd4r8.jpg

And PC Gamer gave it a 95/100...
http://i18.tinypic.com/6bbj6zq.jpg

Chilidog Chaos
07-31-2007, 11:33 PM
That just makes me want ot buy the game even more!

codedigital
08-01-2007, 03:05 AM
Sweet! I knew it was going to be great..but didn't know it'd get those kind of ratings. Less than a month to go...

tarheeltay
08-01-2007, 03:30 AM
OMG! I'm so pumped now!

DeW222
08-01-2007, 06:33 AM
Doesn't OXM give out lots (comparatively) of 10s?

Maybe it was another Xbox magazine, but I remember one gave out lots, if not too many, 10s.

poulpy72
08-01-2007, 12:22 PM
Wow!! Very high scores!! Gotta be excited to play it now!!

tenaciousdave
08-02-2007, 09:00 PM
That game makes my eyes hard. I can't wait.

GEEN0
08-03-2007, 09:53 AM
At least I dont need to buy the mag now :)

Kwith
08-04-2007, 05:31 AM
wow this game is gonna be insaneee. this is my most wanted game of all time. more than guitar hero III, more than Halo 3, and even more than Mass Effect(which will also be awesome). This game is gonna be amazing i cannot wait

INs4NiTY
08-08-2007, 07:32 AM
I bought the mag and read their excellent review. Although yes, OXM do seem very generous with their ratings.
Still this is going to be an excellent game. Roll on the 24th!!

Pyroman31
08-08-2007, 09:47 PM
I bought the mag and read their excellent review. Although yes, OXM do seem very generous with their ratings.
Still this is going to be an excellent game. Roll on the 24th!!

It comes out on the 21st actually...I believe.

But how cool would it be to have it come out on my birthday? (24th) :p

italianstallion
08-08-2007, 09:57 PM
Damn, those scans look pretty damn cool. I CANNOT wait for the 21st. Bioshock will own my soul.

Rickt
08-08-2007, 10:25 PM
24th UK, 21st US :)

XxCRAZYSNIP3RxX
08-11-2007, 06:24 PM
ya this game is going to be amazing I have never been so hyped about a game I'm picking this up the first day out

Vampire x360a
08-11-2007, 06:34 PM
i red the article in oxm uk it was good but im not sure bioshock is my kinda game

Feel My Rage
08-11-2007, 06:34 PM
so you say crazysniper...but unless you reserved,i bet there is a slim to none chance that you will be able to get the game on the first day....it comes out on my 2nd day of school...so i reserved like 3 months ago...so close now....

DAMN YOU SCHOOL FOR TAKEING AWAY TIME I COULD USE TO ENJOY THIS GAME!!!

XxCRAZYSNIP3RxX
08-11-2007, 06:46 PM
Heck Ya I reserved it....one of a few in my area who is going to get it on opening week!!!!

twelve
08-13-2007, 09:23 PM
so you say crazysniper...but unless you reserved,i bet there is a slim to none chance that you will be able to get the game on the first day....it comes out on my 2nd day of school...so i reserved like 3 months ago...so close now....

DAMN YOU SCHOOL FOR TAKEING AWAY TIME I COULD USE TO ENJOY THIS GAME!!!

I don't understand this obsession with preordering in the US.

In the UK I've never preordered a game and have always been able to pick it up on release day. Consoles sell out but games don't over here.

Saying that tho I have preordered this because play.com are giving away a free faceplate for UK preorders.

Krueger
08-13-2007, 09:55 PM
oxm uk is so stupid they give out 10's like there nothing a lot of games have got 10's on that and havnt been amazing and they give out low scores to good games i just think they are very inconsistent
but im happy for bioshock

Fritz White
08-13-2007, 10:27 PM
I don't know if I'd give it a 10, but I really enjoyed the demo and look forward to playing the rest of the game.

TacticalChaos15
08-14-2007, 03:17 AM
Wow, your guys magazine over there looks different, and our september magazine didn't have a Bioshock review..... strange.

Anyway, after playing the demo, if the game is anything like it, the cinematics are freaking amazing, like better than the darkness. It is amazing, the plane sinking and seeing rapture for the first time, wow. This is going to be one of the best games of 07, no doubt in my mind.

WO1F
08-14-2007, 09:13 AM
i thought this game was blah until i played the demo now i love it!

K1ng K00p4
08-14-2007, 04:43 PM
This is going to be one of the best games of 07, no doubt in my mind.

Any chance for game of the year though? I know Gears swept G'phoria '07, but Bioshock is bound to be up there. With games like Mass Effect though, it will be close.

DeW222
08-14-2007, 04:52 PM
After playing the demo, I understand why it got a 10.

As for upcoming awards... it's impossible to say right now if Bioshock will receive ANY awards with all the upcoming games. Before the years over we're going to be absolutely inundated with amazing games. Take into account that many of the categories that Bioshock would enter under will be shared by Halo 3 & CoD4 and it's all up in the air.

BMF Bouncer
08-14-2007, 06:29 PM
Going to show up every other FPS this year. CoD 4 for multi-player though

Bas #36
08-14-2007, 06:34 PM
A 10, it looks like it is going to be a great game but a 10? I dont know there is no room for improvement anymore then ;-) So this is the best game ever then. Why not give it a 9,5 or so. Nothing is perfect I was thought.

DeW222
08-14-2007, 09:03 PM
A 10, it looks like it is going to be a great game but a 10? I dont know there is no room for improvement anymore then ;-) So this is the best game ever then. Why not give it a 9,5 or so. Nothing is perfect I was thought.

Game reviewers always have one of two stances:

One is that the review applies to the here and now and that reviews are relative to what has been seen (this type of review actually hands out a few 10's, not because the game is 'perfect' but just because it's 'amazing' - e.g. OXM).

The other is that reviews are not relative but based on each game's own merits (e.g. reviewer: "Bioshock doesn't have a multiplayer? Well it can't have a 10 then because that would be an 'improvement'") and hold 10 as a "perfect" score that they hold across time (not just a perfect game for this day and age, but for years to come). These reviewers not just rarely give out a 10, but almost never give out a 10 except once every decade. (e.g. Gamespot for the most part, GameInformer).

desai100
08-16-2007, 11:50 AM
im only dissappionted thers no multiplayer

Devolon
08-16-2007, 12:51 PM
Check the Eurogamer review, it's a good read and it's spoiler-free. Another 10/10, I can't wait....
http://eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=81479

JellyBeanJunky
08-18-2007, 07:22 PM
OXM gives more 10s since to them its not perfect, to them perfect is 11 wich they have never given once so there is room for improvement.

da voodoo child
08-18-2007, 07:33 PM
im still checking out all my toys r us's havent found a stupid enough one yet. although they did give me a discount on barbie that was awkward:confused: