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Posted 24 September 2009 - 05:47 PM

Feral Interactive has announced an October 7th release date for the Mac version of 2K Games critically acclaimed BioShock. The first person title drops players into the undersea world of Rapture where they must avoid being killed by the bizarre denizens of the city while seeking a way to escape.

“The look and feel of BioShock is breathtaking,” said Feral Interactive’s David Stephen. “Combined with the remarkable depth and sophistication of the storyline, as well as the pure adrenaline rush of playing, BioShock will set new benchmarks for Mac gaming.”

Prepare to descend to the depths of the undersea city of Rapture when Feral Interactive releases the critically acclaimed BioShock for Mac. Developed by 2K Boston and 2K Australia, and originally published by 2K Games, BioShock introduces gamers to an exciting world filled with fascinating characters, intelligent enemies and complex moral choices that define the foundation of the game’s world. With its rich story, meticulous attention to visual detail, tense action and infinite replay value, BioShock delivers the perfect blend of storytelling and first-person action.

Barely surviving a plane crash, the player lands in icy uncharted waters and discovers the undersea city of Rapture, a failed utopia whose citizens had embraced genetic engineering before descending into pure anarchy. Power and greed have run amok and the city has succumbed to civil war. To survive, gamers must turn everything they find into a weapon, use their powers of observation to piece together what happened and make the difficult decisions necessary in order to escape a paradise gone badly wrong.

Fans have embraced BioShock’s mysterious world filled with powerful technology and creative gameplay. BioShock is also renowned for its rich visual detail depicting a gorgeous Art Deco world set deep beneath the sea.
Minimum System Requirements:

• 1.8 GHz Intel Mac
• 1.5 GB RAM
• 128 MB graphics card
• DVD drive
• 8 GB of hard disk space
• Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later.
• The game does not support Intel GMA integrated video chipsets, but does run on the latest generation of MacBooks and Mac Minis.
BioShock is rated M by the ESRB. It will retail in North America for US $49.95, £34.99 (inc. VAT) in the UK and €39.95 (inc. VAT) throughout Europe. A demo of the game is also in progress.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 10:45 PM

:w00t: Can more be said? I guess I'll be mozyin' on over to the city to get a copy from J&R... if my wife lets me! lol
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 10:46 PM

A must-buy for me! (Although I may await a future download version I hear tales of.)

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 12:36 AM

I've already beaten it on the PC but any excuse not to have to boot into Windows when I get my new Mac soon is awesome. I love Bioshock I'll be getting it for sure. It's just unfortunate that it's going to be full price but yeah I know that's what happens on the Mac. Anyway, I've been looking forward to this.
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Alex Delarg, A Clockwork Orange said:

It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.

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Slower and faster? I'm sorry to hear such good news?

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 07:39 AM

I'm in. Wow. Way in.
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Posted 25 September 2009 - 06:18 PM

This is in my top-3 of games I really want to try, so YES!
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Posted 25 September 2009 - 06:23 PM

Would have been nice if it was 40ish or 30ish but still worth playing.
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Posted 25 September 2009 - 08:25 PM

Wow, wow wow wow wow woooooooooow! :w00t:

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 10:40 PM

View PostSmoke_Tetsu, on September 25th 2009, 02:36 AM, said:

I've already beaten it on the PC but any excuse not to have to boot into Windows when I get my new Mac soon is awesome. I love Bioshock I'll be getting it for sure. It's just unfortunate that it's going to be full price but yeah I know that's what happens on the Mac. Anyway, I've been looking forward to this.
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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:54 AM

Looking forward to this - and glad it runs on Leopard :)

Edit : Opps .. I was meaning to say Leopard as in I'm glad I don't need to upgrade Snow Leopard .. but it came out all wrong!

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 03:37 AM

View PostIMG News, on September 25th 2009, 12:47 AM, said:

Minimum System Requirements:<BR><BR>
• Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later.

15"MBP@2.4/250/2/256 (This space saving format should be an international standard)
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Posted 26 September 2009 - 04:48 AM

Oh. That sucks.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 07:34 AM

View PostThe Liberator, on September 26th 2009, 10:48 AM, said:

Oh. That sucks.

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psst, the €30,- Snow Leopard upgrade dvd for 10.5 will also upgrade the 10.4 install on your intel iMac without complaint.
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Posted 26 September 2009 - 02:54 PM

I hate to put a downer on things, but having played the game to completion on XBOX why would I want to buy another copy for Mac? Especially with Bioshock 2 due early 2010?
Everyone moans about the state of games for the Mac, but it’s no wonder when games hit the streets a year after their PC/XBOX/PS3 counterparts. Only when PC and Mac games hit simultaneously (thanks Blizzard) will Mac gaming get better. Good luck to Feral - I do hope you make some money out of the project! But sadly, mine has already been spent.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 05:30 PM

View PostKees, on September 26th 2009, 11:34 PM, said:

psst, the €30,- Snow Leopard upgrade dvd for 10.5 will also upgrade the 10.4 install on your intel iMac without complaint.
You didn't hear that from me...
How does that work though? You are not supposed to buy the upgrade disc, but it still works? That is crazy, yet great. We have two discs ding nothing. He he he.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 05:48 PM

View Postandyst, on September 26th 2009, 04:54 PM, said:

I hate to put a downer on things, but having played the game to completion on XBOX why would I want to buy another copy for Mac?

You wouldn't.  There are quite a lot of people who don't have an Xbox though.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 06:05 PM

View PostThe Liberator, on September 27th 2009, 12:30 AM, said:

How does that work though?

Its simple... Apple just have a single disk pressed, and then change the EULA. Covers themselves from excessive abuse, allows them to advertise the $29 as not being for 10.4, yet maintains the continuing near total lack of administrative hassle that an upgrade to the latest OS X entails.
Nobody loses, apart from those still on 10.4 who don't realise this and so buy the big box. But if you think about it, they're basically just paying for 10.5 and then 10.6 and getting a bunch of free software in the process. Hurrah!

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 07:12 PM

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 07:24 PM

View PostUmarOMC1, on September 25th 2009, 10:40 PM, said:

THANK YOU for being a true Mac fan! The posts I ran into on MacWorld's site were just pathetic reasons to not purchase a copy and pathetic justifications to be a Winblows sell-out!

Yeah I'd rather play it on OS X than play it again in Windows. Especially Windows 7 there seems to be sound issues with it on there. Heck, any game that's available for Mac I'll play on OS X rather than Windows. I don't care what those people think. There is a lot of negativity against the Mac when it comes to games but I ignore it.

Hopefully though now that the engine is ported this means Bioshock 2 will come out earlier.

BTW, my house is not running Windows on any computer. My family's PC doesn't run windows anymore I put  Ubuntu on there. Not even my old laptop is running windows anymore. My house is microsoft free for the meantime.
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Alex Delarg, A Clockwork Orange said:

It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.

the Battle Cat said:

Slower and faster? I'm sorry to hear such good news?

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 07:33 PM

View PostEric5h5, on September 26th 2009, 07:12 PM, said:

Also, when you die you will burn in Apple Hell, in which everybody is forced to use the puck mouse for all eternity.

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You will also be forced to play games only on machines that play them at 2FPS.
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Alex Delarg, A Clockwork Orange said:

It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.

the Battle Cat said:

Slower and faster? I'm sorry to hear such good news?

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