Bioshock?

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Qyn

I could've sworn we had a dedicated Bioshock thread somewhere or other but my exhaustive forum search came up with NOSSINK. Anywho, I came across this link to diving suit circa 1882 which was likely the inspiration for the Big Daddy in Bioshock. Pretty amazing looking!

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Trumby

Neat!

I know someone who cosplayed as a Splicer and someone else did a Big Sister and had a little sister walking with her at Kumoricon, it was awesome.

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Brambles Everroot

Big Sister!?!? O.O

So, Qyn you never saw such pictures of old fashion deep sea divers in middle school? Or is was it a lost image? Eh, enough technicality >.< Glad you got to see the RL thing (and can blame the schools if you want)!

Thanks for the refresher! Those are some good pics! All I think I had ever seen were drawings.

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Trumby

Yeah Bram, the big sister from Bioshock 2. If I can find some pictures of her I'll post them

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Brambles Everroot

Kowaii!

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Qyn

I've seen old diving suits before but never one that looked like the obvious reference material for the Big Daddy.

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Brambles Everroot

Ah, kk.

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Qyn

So, Bioshock 2 is coming out in a few weeks. I still need to restart and finish the first one. Who is getting the second one?

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Fap

Qyn wrote:
So, Bioshock 2 is coming out in a few weeks. I still need to restart and finish the first one. Who is getting the second one?

i certainly am. i need to play mass effect 2 more though, because of the awesome.

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15

mor like biocock amirite? lol.

(((((ass effect)))))

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N8

Mass effect is alot of fun. It took me awhile to get used to the combat. My only gripe is that when you're going to fight someone or a group there's all these containers scattered around looking like a paintball field.

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Trumby

I'll probably get Bioshock 2 when it comes down it price. I've just bought too many games lately that I don't even play all that much <.<

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Brambles Everroot

I'll probably get it, but maybe not anytime soon. My stomach's gobbling up most of my college funds and Capoeira takes up 60$ a month too. Still, a new Bioshock game would be fun considering the first put me into a state of paranoia with all the rantings and sound effects echoing through my head. I was quite exciting to be on edge and ready for a Splicer attack while walking from class to class. The multiplayer addition seems like a good sign too, I just hope the single player and multiplayer don't have to leech from each other to make the game good.

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Qyn

I will be grabbing it once I've finished the original Bioshock, which will probably not happen until I've finished Metroid Prime Trilogy.

You're taking capoeira, Bram? That's awesome! How is it?

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Brambles Everroot

It's fun! I got my white cord before winter break and I'm now working on the next one. Still can't walk on my hands, but I'm getting there. The instruments are fun too.

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Qyn

It seems like most martial arts have some sort of color coded leveling system. Kinda weird. They should just use numerical levels.

Brambles, level 25 capoeira student.

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Brambles Everroot

XD
Well I guess colors are quite noticeable, and back when people would wear their colors they could then show them off. Although a golden frame with profile pic, level, and HP/MP would be nifty!

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Well, I finally beat Bioshock 2 last night (I bought it over the semester when it was on sale and saved it as a summer-to-be-played-game). I really enjoyed how well-rounded the story seemed to be. It incorporated many of the old elements of the Atlas Shrugged criticism and contrasted it nicely to the extremes of communism. The gameplay was still intense, although the Splicers didn't seem as cunning as the sneaky ones from the first game. All in all, it was excellent!

Now, I feel the need to read Atlas Shrugged to figure out th theories and such that Ayn Rand had. Definitely good info to know since it seems to be part of the ideology of Libertarians.

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Vasya

Do so only if you have a lot of time on your hands, I'd say. There are a lot of good summaries of objectivism that don't involve reading a fictional account of how it's the best idea ever.

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Fap

Or you could watch the movie and laugh at it's meta-awfulness.

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Brambles Everroot

Yeah, I saw that the movie was at one of the local theaters, but after seeing a mock-preview for the sequel I'm a bit put-off. I'll check into other objectivism literature then. Although, the bias from Ayn Rand would make for an amusing read (either amusing, or taxing).

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Qyn

I need to finish 1 and start 2, at some point....

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Brambles Everroot

DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IT!!!
That point at which you can start can be: now.

Although, when I got highly immersed in the first one I began to expect splicers lurking around every corner in real life as well--so take such gaming in moderation!

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Qyn

Well I just finished Portal 2 and now I need to finish Dead Space, then I can start Bioshock.