BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition Confirmed
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Having been outed by the BBFC back in June of last year, 2K Games has officially confirmed that the BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition is indeed coming to North America (and presumably the UK and Europe) later in the month, bundling the first two BioShock games and an array of additional content in one Big Daddy-sized box.

As well as both BioShock and BioShock 2, you'll find all of the add-ons (including previously PS3-exclusive content available on Xbox 360 for the first time) and the "never-before-seen Museum of Orphaned Concepts, providing a rare look at early concept art and character models that never made it into BioShock."

According to the press release, there's over $40 worth of extra content crammed into the generously proportioned BioShock package, which will retail for a rather bargainous $29.99. Here's the complete rundown of what's in the box:

  • BioShock and BioShock 2: Obviously
  • Museum of Orphaned Concepts: Take a tour of a never-before-seen BioShock museum and view early concept art, character models and more set within the halls of Rapture.
  • Plasmids Pack: Includes four additional Plasmids and Gene Tonics – Sonic Boom, EVE Saver, Vending Expert and Machine Buster – for use in BioShock.
  • Challenge Rooms Pack: Previously exclusive to PS3 and now available for Xbox 360 for the first time, the pack tests the player’s mettle by requiring them to utilize the skills learned while traversing the halls of Rapture to survive three separate puzzle rooms in BioShock.
  • Sinclair Solutions Tester: Contains a number of customization features that allow players to further their character’s development in BioShock 2 multiplayer modes and provides a deeper multiplayer experience.
  • Rapture Metro: Includes six additional multiplayer maps, an additional multiplayer gameplay mode and a rank increase to level 50 for BioShock 2 multiplayer.
  • The Protector Trials: Features frantic combat and fast-paced action designed to push players’ mastery of weapons and Plasmids in a BioShock 2 single-player experience spread across six maps.
  • Minerva’s Den: A substantial narrative experience that puts players in the role Subject Sigma and introduces new characters, locations and mystery to the world of Rapture in BioShock 2. Set in a new environment, Rapture Central Computing, Minerva’s Den adds a gripping new storyline to extend the BioShock 2 experience.
  • Also included, is an exclusive collectable sticker pack from BioShock Infinite’s world of Columbia to get gamers ready for the next chapter in the BioShockuniverse.

BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition will be heading to North America on January 14th, 2013. We await news of an EU and UK release... BioShock: Infinite meanwhile, is out on March 26th, 2013.


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Comment #1 by Zmoke
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 09:10:44 AM
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Just look at the x360a and user ratings to the right: BioShock is no BS!

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Comment #2 by master_shake_350
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 09:20:44 AM
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Ooooo might get this.

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Comment #3 by 123yhman
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 09:24:50 AM
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Might have to get this as I've always wanted to play them :p

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Comment #4 by cheifjordan
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 09:28:34 AM
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Kinda late but still a must for anyone who has never played...

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Comment #5 by EzioIsKing
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 09:36:46 AM
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Ah excellent :) I loved the first Bioshock it was an amazing game.The second one was good but not a patch on the first in my opinion. I for one will definitely be getting this. Anyone who hasn't played the Bioshock games yet get them, I couldnt recomend them enough

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Comment #6 by RedstoneFanatic
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 09:38:42 AM
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Is the Challenge Rooms Pack going to be on the marketplace, if anyone knows? Or is it an exclusive port only with this edition?

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Comment #7 by ll Mr Bubbles ll
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 10:00:15 AM
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Tbh who would be getting the 3rd without playing the 1st two? Waste of money...

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Comment #8 by reaper527
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 10:03:02 AM
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thats pretty convenient. i still haven't gotten around to playing bioshock 2 yet, but loved the first game.

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Comment #9 by irishsnow79
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 10:05:20 AM
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Absolutely love both these games. I'm actually playing through them again getting myself in the mood for infinite. De also worth reading the bioshock book rapture. It fleshes out the story the audio diaries tell in the games

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Comment #10 by ChipmunksRus
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 10:07:39 AM
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Funny how it's the "Rapture" Ultimate Edition, when the third game isn't even set in Rapture.

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Comment #11 by Tonic24k
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 10:14:33 AM
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Well that's because the third game isn't in this edition. This is for 1&2.

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Comment #12 by ATOMICKILA3000
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 10:22:58 AM
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Nice, many of my friends have told me that Bioshock is an amazing series and that I should play it. Only reason why I never played it was because the first game looked kinda scary(I'm not a big horror fan).

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Comment #13 by richardwarnercool1
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 10:29:15 AM
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I dislike almost every FPS in existence. So when I say that these two games are among my favorite video games ever and I enjoyed them both immensely, I'm really paying Irrational a compliment.

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Comment #14 by EGGXI
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 10:31:52 AM
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While it is set in the same world as the first two, I don't think Infinite has much to do with them in terms of storyline. It doesn't look like there are little sisters, or Big Daddys in the sense that we know them from Rapture, Rapture itself doesn't seem to be making an appearance and all it would seem all the characters are new to this game.

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Comment #15 by Tobi
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 10:34:15 AM
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People like my wife, who is currently playing Far Cry 3, even though she had never heard of the series before this. Any game can be a "jumping in" point of a series, and if someone likes Infinite, then they may be more inclined to pick up the first two.

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Comment #16 by Slayinfool
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 10:34:36 AM
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Great buy if you haven't played them yet!

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Comment #18 by surreal_82
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 10:49:02 AM
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@17 oh my god... And it's sad to say a lot of people think like that whether your trolling or not.

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Comment #19 by Nevander
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 10:52:47 AM
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That's a lot of Bubbles.

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Comment #21 by Tonic24k
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 10:53:39 AM
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Somebody get this fake outta here. He's just a loser that gets prepubescent enjoyment out of getting people riled up. He's someone who gets smacked in his mouth a lot in real life so he takes it to the internet where he's safe. In other words - he's a bitch.

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Comment #22 by Assasin13
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 10:54:31 AM
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Meanwhile Bioshock 1 and 2 are 5 dollars each on Steam.

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Comment #23 by god_that_failed
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 11:20:47 AM
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Wow, this is great! I've been wanting to get both Bioshocks again but I've been putting it off for one reason or another, but I think I might pick this up when it comes out.

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Comment #24 by kitch
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 11:37:27 AM
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Great game! Totally loved bioshock, still got collectors edition

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Comment #25 by Dlark17
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 11:47:40 AM
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Wait... $30 for all that? You're joking.
Holy shit I must own this now.

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Comment #26 by Tonic24k
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 11:50:59 AM
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Who the hell would thumbs-down #24?? Oh wait...I know...

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Comment #27 by MoldyClay87
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 12:06:24 PM
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@#7 - How so with this series? Bioshock's story barely impacts Bioshock 2, in fact the only thing really important is knowing who like one or two characters are. and Bioshock Infinite has absolutely NOTHING to do with BS1 or BS2.

So any of the 3 games would be fine to play as your first game.

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Comment #28 by ChipmunksRus
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 12:13:12 PM
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Hmm apparently I can't read ! Sorry for the retarded comment.

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Comment #29 by Caramel Cardinal
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 12:16:14 PM
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hope the challenge pack goes on sale by itself and adds achievements, or a whole new achievement list then i'd buy it again

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Comment #30 by FatalFlaw810
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 12:16:27 PM
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Was waiting for this to be official for U.S. release! However, as large as my backlog is I may have to wait until its $20 or less. Not bad though for anyone like me who hasn't played the Bioshock games yet.

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Comment #32 by Hanna Pifer
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 12:30:51 PM
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This is incredible

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Comment #33 by god_that_failed
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 12:47:07 PM
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@31: Yeah I like cod as well, especially with a little butter.

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Comment #34 by DragonessAthena
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 12:47:16 PM
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@7 Considering BioShock Infinite has absolutely nothing to do with the first 2, there's no point in playing them before-hand. It's set in a whole other time period, before Andrew Ryan was even born.

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Comment #35 by cheevo360
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 01:10:58 PM
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Bioshock is one of best games ever made. Bioshock 2 is one of good games. Bioshock is best series for moment until Infinite coming out.

If newcomers is interests in this franchises then GO OUT AND GET IT!!! It's amazing series both great but MP in Bioshock 2 is terrible. Just play it singleplayer cos it is better and got awesome story to follow.

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Comment #36 by I mak3 big boom
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 01:23:35 PM
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This is sooooo bought

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Comment #38 by TransonicPower
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 01:24:06 PM
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I highly recommend anyone to buy this who haven't played them before. These games are amazing.

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Comment #40 by Nevander
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 01:56:41 PM
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Will somebody please ban this sniperGOD kid already. All that time you spend spamming that crap, you could be playing CoD some more.

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Comment #41 by linktriforce007
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 01:59:37 PM
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They really need to change the script of this site so that it doesn't take up the entire computer screen for some asshole.

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Comment #44 by Nekroflame
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 02:06:32 PM
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I wonder if the Challenge Room Pack will have achievements.

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Comment #46 by Opiate42
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 02:14:34 PM
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Wow XsniperXgod dude.... I'm really impressed and genuinely intrigued. Please elaborate.

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Comment #47 by Emperor 95
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 02:29:47 PM
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this is my favourite site but what really annoys me is that moderators do fuck all to remove prepubescent dipshits like him above. he has been trolling,so to speak, for weeks now and nothing as been.

and personally I prefer salmon.

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Comment #48 by Jsncoleman
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 02:29:51 PM
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Yes COD is a yummy fish.

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Comment #49 by Pyro Stick
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 02:38:27 PM
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Wish i had never bought the Bioshock 2 Limited Edition now. I always hated the amount of DLC they came out with afterwards. Some of it should have been bundled with the LE

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Comment #50 by MightyPeter
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 02:58:16 PM
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Somebody just confirmed my theory about people who use phrases like sniper, XxXxX and other types of "leet" speak in their GT...

Anyways, might grab this one just for all the extras, that's if it ever makes it to Sweden.

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Comment #51 by cbssi
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 03:17:44 PM
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Yeah he's so right

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Comment #52 by Teddy371
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 03:26:05 PM
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I want it!

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Comment #53 by Creasy47
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 04:37:32 PM
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$30 for all of that? Yes, please. I have a massive backlog of games, but this appears to be worth the money.

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Comment #54 by HeroicTacoShell
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 05:10:57 PM
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I hope they add Survivor mode, like they did to PS3 :(

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Comment #55 by Crazyfulla
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 06:24:01 PM
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With a name like XsniperXxxXGODX its obvious that you love shoving raw fish up ur ass

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Comment #56 by Nevander
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 06:26:31 PM
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@41 - That's what I was thinking they need to do. Can't they make it so only like 45 characters can fit on one line? Seems like that would be easy to change, but I'm a scripting noob.

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Comment #57 by lordskorrkeeper
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 06:47:26 PM
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ooo Challenge room pack, wonder if we will get it on xbla just to download for people who bought all this day one?

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Comment #58 by CyberPunch83
Saturday, January 05, 2013 @ 01:05:57 AM
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BioShock: one of the best and most innovative games we've seen this generation. The Ultimate Rapture Edition is a fitting tribute. If I didn't have a basically-new copy of BioShock 2 and all 130 achievements between both games, I would certainly pick this up. I just might anyway. Who knows; it's a crazy world out there.

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Comment #59 by ColdSpider72
Saturday, January 05, 2013 @ 04:39:47 AM
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Who is following up with the reported comments in the news section lately?? Between this troll still being active and the hate filled anti-American statements in one of the other articles, I am beginning to wonder if the site has even got around to checking out any of the reported comments from the entire past week. This paticular story may only be a day old, but this clown has been doing this since he joined two weeks ago, and the other article I mentioned is at least a few days old and literally filled with reported, offensive comments.

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Comment #65 by Delow317
Saturday, January 05, 2013 @ 04:52:54 PM
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Anyone else having problems with the comments section comments going way off the boarder of the screen making us have to scroll horizontally to read the comments? They really need to fix alot of the problems on this site and soon. While they are at it, they can give this prepubescent Sniper kid a chainsaw enema while they are at it.

Here are my questions coming from someone who already owns both Bio 1 and 2, all DLC packs and finished both games with 100% and every single achievements:

The challange room pack that once was exclusive to the shitty Playstation 3 port of the game... are these worth playing? Will there be additional achievements for this? I honestly can't see any reason to get this at all besides the Challenge Rooms.

Great deal for anyone that hasn't bought and played these fantastic games before though.

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Comment #67 by Delow317
Saturday, January 05, 2013 @ 06:50:32 PM
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@ 66 You don't have any idea what kind of a juvenile dilinquent you have made yourself out to be with everyone here do you?

Now can anyone else here tell me if this box set is going to have new achievements for the challange rooms?

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Comment #68 by cheevo360
Saturday, January 05, 2013 @ 11:12:00 PM
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#66 I think staffs is break and rest over weekend so maybe expect they banned or warns this person who is very annoyed comments that he or her released repeat annoying comments. Good thing is that he or her is not hacker or modder it is just he or her want show off and being silly. Just ignore this person's comments is best safe and best way. :)

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Comment #69 by Snowed
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 02:42:16 AM
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@67 I be you sure showed him. No doubt he's no deeply disturbed that the fine members of x360a do not hold a high opinion of him.

I won't be getting this. Bioshock 1 was a mediocre game and 2 seems to be more of the same.

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Comment #70 by The Deadly Gun
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 08:54:39 AM
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Wtf is wrong with this xsniperxxxxgodx..!!!

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Comment #71 by nyarLOLhotep
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 11:25:18 AM
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I already have them both. Rare games that I didn't sell for credit. I'm still going to replay them both before Infinite drops.

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Comment #72 by ziggyvixie
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 11:38:31 AM
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sweet infinite comes out on my birthday. extras look great but not enough to buy the games again. and xsniper guy good for you liking cod it great battered.

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Comment #74 by LastNV
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 12:05:57 AM
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Only 30 bucks? Hell yeah.

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Comment #75 by J4SON V00RHEES
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 @ 07:17:38 AM
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Bet they still haven't fixed the Bio-shock 2 map pack problems though...
Nice deal if you haven't got the games.

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