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When it launched almost seven years ago, BioShock was quite the looker thanks to its stylized aesthetic and the custom version of Unreal Engine 2 under its hood. The game has held up pretty well in terms of visuals (all that water!), but it's certainly starting to show its age. Don't get us wrong,...

April 30th 2014 at 2:25am 0 Comments
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When it comes to digital up-selling in the iTunes store Apple's default of suggesting HD video when buying video content has landed the company in hot water. When you go to purchase a video in iTunes, the first option presented is the more expensive HD content, US$1 extra, even if you're using an...

July 8th 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Thanks entirely to this recent second Christmas of a deal I finally picked up Bioshock and am giving it a play through. Now you, Inconstant Reader, probably expect me to launch into some pseudo-thought-provoking analysis of the moral conundrum involving the Little Sisters, or to give the reigns to...

January 31st 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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We just received proof that 2K has kicked their shipping into high gear (it took them long enough) when it comes to getting the replacement BioShock Big Daddy figures to customers. X3F reader thw sent us the pic above saying that late yesterday he received his replacement Big Daddy figure. You'll al...

January 17th 2008 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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If you somehow missed Spike's Video Game Awards ... er, let's try that again. If you somehow watched Spike's Video Game Awards, then you no doubt saw Nathan Sharratt's impressive home-made Big Daddy costume. He was actually invited to the event by 2K Boston after his BioShock homage Halloween costu...

December 13th 2007 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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If you signed up for 2K Games' Big Daddy figurine replacement program, then listen up, because (unlike our mini-update) we have super concrete details straight from 2K regarding your replacement figure.In an email sent out to those who registered to get their broken Big Daddy fixed, 2K says that pro...

November 21st 2007 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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We've been enjoying having our mini-Big Daddy stare down at us from his desk perch with those cold, dead eyes for two months since BioShock was released. But others have not been so lucky, having to make due with Daddies with broken drills, or, as they prefer, Drill Dysfunction.Now, according to 2K...

November 21st 2007 at 8:05am 0 Comments
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Apologies for the picture quality, we had to use camera phones. Tonight, a couple Joystiq network staffers spotted what looked to be pretty tall portraits of a Big Daddy from BioShock and Bubble Man from Mega Man 2. The artist is Mike Groves; those who live in the Athens, Georgia area can check out...

September 14th 2007 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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Man, are we sick and tired of the cavalcade of praise being heaped on BioShock. "You will never look at a blah blah blah the same way again." "It's one of those monumental blah blah you'll never forget." OK, OK, we get it, the game's amazing. But surely it must have some flaws, right?Ben "Yahtzee" C...

September 6th 2007 at 7:55pm 0 Comments
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For those of you who've purchased the BioShock limited edition, opened it up and found your Big Daddy figurine in a broken state ... listen up.2K Games has just launched a website allowing broken Big Daddy owners to request a new replacement figurine. To register for a new Big Daddy, head on over to...

August 24th 2007 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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You can step inside Anthony's zen garden, but we warn you: there will be consequences. We hope you're enjoying our coverage of the Leipzig Games Convention so far; check out the highlights for today:JoystiqueryJoystiq hands-on: Rock BandNewsRock Band to perform on PS2, hits Europe in 2008Super Puzz...

August 22nd 2007 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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If you want to touch one of those massive, huge and fanboyalicious Bioshock Big Daddy statues that we mentioned a few days ago then we've got a few places you can go to get your touch on. The Cult of Rapture posted the six locations in the US that the Big Daddy statues will be on display and you can...

August 2nd 2007 at 1:00pm 0 Comments