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Bioshock - PC £22.99 (Steel Tin Edition) @ Morrisons

Just picked up a copy today - Don't know if its a special offer or store specific but its worth checking at your local shop.

Best price i've seen so far !
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banned#1
What do I do if there's no Morrisons store anywhere near my house?
#2
Welcome to HUKD Jim N...
#3
samy26
What do I do if there's no Morrisons store anywhere near my house?

Don't buy it from Morrisons? Travel to one?
#4
emmajk42
Welcome to HUKD Jim N...


Enjoy your stay! As leaving is quite hard! Muhahaha! :-D
#5
Rainbow Dave
Enjoy your stay! As leaving is quite hard! Muhahaha! :-D

Yep, you'll end up spending all your money on random AV gear... ;-)
#6
Flux101
Yep, you'll end up spending all your money on random AV gear... ;-)


Uncomfortably close to the truth! :whistling:
#7
As long as you don't care about the rootkit it installs, then it's a good price.
#8
Did anyone manage to go into their local Morrisons and check to see if it was store specific?

I know someone that's after the tin edition and this would be a nice treat for them (and not too expensive for me ;) )

X10
#9
I picked up the PC version of Bioshock for £19.97 (£26.49 usually) from SoftUK.com using the first time order voucher

Discount: 15% off + Free Delivery

Minimum Spend: £0.00

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#10
padair
As long as you don't care about the rootkit it installs, then it's a good price.


There is no rootkit, it connects to a server for authentication and thats it.
#11
TrentBoy
There is no rootkit, it connects to a server for authentication and thats it.


Both the Inquirer (+various other websites) along with AVG would disagree. Even their own website with the 116 page discussion about it says its a root kit. Also, you can only install it 5 times, thats it... its becomes no use.

More info here:

http://forums.2kgames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6628
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=41921

Quite frankly, i hope it flops purely because of the nonsense protection. I wont buy it now. Shame, it looks a decent game.

Sin
#12
God what a bunch of whiney Americans. My anti virus picked up no problems, in fact the only problem I have with the game is the lack of sound when running in Vista mode. You can install it as many times as you like so long as you un-install it first. Jeez some people try and protect their intellectual property and people cause a stink, no doubt the people moaning so much are the ones who wanted their free illegal copy.

Oh and to quote your informer article "On the up side, the early calls of 'rootkit' are false"
#13
TrentBoy
God what a bunch of whiney Americans. My anti virus picked up no problems, in fact the only problem I have with the game is the lack of sound when running in Vista mode. You can install it as many times as you like so long as you un-install it first. Jeez some people try and protect their intellectual property and people cause a stink, no doubt the people moaning so much are the ones who wanted their free illegal copy.

I'm all for them protecting their game, but when it annoys genuine customers, it's not a step forward.

I would've bought the game already by now if I knew I could reinstall it as many times as I want after reinstalling Windows every so often, but I'm holding back a little to find out how people get on.... and it's put me in two minds as to whether to bother!
#14
Sin_of_nature
Also, you can only install it 5 times, thats it... its becomes no use.



Unless you phone then to reset the count.

I agree it is unacceptable but no need to get hysterical.

Me? I will buy a legal copy and play it with the inevitable cracked exe when it comes out.
#15
TrentBoy
My anti virus picked up no problems, in fact the only problem I have with the game is the lack of sound when running in Vista mode.


You using a Creative card, TrentBoy? This may help...
#16
Got this from Play earlier in the week and I am now seeing if they will refund it.

Brilliant game but, I suspect, buggy as hell at the moment. Getting freezes of 5 seconds or so every few minutes after playing for 10-15 mins. Happens all the time but runs smooth as silk otherwise. Unfortunately it is really ruining the game for me to the point where I no longer want to play it.
I have a decent machine (AMD X26000, 2GB Ram, Geforce 7900GT, Vista) and have tried all the fixes, tweaks and drivers but to no avail.

Many others struggling as well;

http://forums.2kgames.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=16

Looks like the sort of game that will be great in a few months with a heap of patches and updates, but for now...not good.

Great price though. Didn't see it last night in Doncaster store when I went in and picked up Global Defence Force on PS2 for £5.99...:)
#17
moby_matt
You using a Creative card, TrentBoy? This may help...


No I have on-board sound, I dont see the point now-a-days for wasting money on a stand alone card. The sound issue seems to be more related to Vista than any hardware. Setting the compatibility mode to XP SP2 did the trick.
#18
Good stuff! What do you think of it, and are you having problems similar to splinters?

*edit*

There is a Vista driver available for Realtek OBS chips.
#19
I think I spent 8 hours playing this on Saturday :oops:
#20
TrentBoy
God what a bunch of whiney Americans. My anti virus picked up no problems, in fact the only problem I have with the game is the lack of sound when running in Vista mode. You can install it as many times as you like so long as you un-install it first. Jeez some people try and protect their intellectual property and people cause a stink, no doubt the people moaning so much are the ones who wanted their free illegal copy.

Oh and to quote your informer article "On the up side, the early calls of 'rootkit' are false"

Im not worried about intellectual property, I AM worried about the fact that SecuROM is installing at such a low level you cannot delete it, once its on your system thats it. I installs the SecuROM folder, registry keys and the SecuROM services which will be running constantly on your PC - and you cant remove these things by uninstalling - it doesnt simply connect to a server and thats it as you suggest. It does cloak some internal files and registry keys, so could a trojan exploit that and stop your antivirus detecting it? Im not sure, but its too risky for me.

The terms of the EULA dont say "once you install this youll NEVER be able to get rid of it, short of reformatting your entire hard drive". Its the cheek of it that annoys me. And of course who suffers from this install limit and services running in the background? Just the paying customer, the pirates will just crack it and remove the SecuROM 'protection'!!! Id like some control over what I install on my system and what services are running, and if Im paying for a game Id like to think I was avoiding this kind of malware grinding my system to a halt.

Will 2K games stop people pirating this game by doing this? No. Will they stop legitimate users buying it because they dont want this cr.ap on thier system? Yes. Its a lose lose situation. Turns out Sony own SecuROM - ring any bells for anyone after the last time this hit the headlines! 1000s of CDs being recalled - okay its not that bad this time, but still stupid beyond belief! Systems like SecuROM quite often cause problems for legitimate users who have paid full fare for their games. They also make it difficult for gamers to move game data to a hard drive for easier play and quicker access. Ultimately these systems are anti-consumer, considering the pirates will work a way round it, the only people inconvenienced are those that have paid.

Im amazes me sometimes what these top executives are thinking when they ask the programmers to come up with these "solutions", I spose they dont look at the bigger picture.





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#21
russ
Im not worried about intellectual property, I AM worried about the fact that SecuROM is installing at such a low level you cannot delete it, once its on your system thats it. I installs the SecuROM folder, registry keys and the SecuROM services which will be running constantly on your PC - and you cant remove these things by uninstalling - it doesnt simply connect to a server and thats it as you suggest. It does cloak some internal files and registry keys, so could a trojan exploit that and stop your antivirus detecting it? Im not sure, but its too risky for me.

The terms of the EULA dont say "once you install this youll NEVER be able to get rid of it, short of reformatting your entire hard drive". Its the cheek of it that annoys me. And of course who suffers from this install limit and services running in the background? Just the paying customer, the pirates will just crack it and remove the SecuROM 'protection'!!! Id like some control over what I install on my system and what services are running, and if Im paying for a game Id like to think I was avoiding this kind of malware grinding my system to a halt.

Will 2K games stop people pirating this game by doing this? No. Will they stop legitimate users buying it because they dont want this cr.ap on thier system? Yes. Its a lose lose situation. Turns out Sony own SecuROM - ring any bells for anyone after the last time this hit the headlines! 1000s of CDs being recalled - okay its not that bad this time, but still stupid beyond belief! Systems like SecuROM quite often cause problems for legitimate users who have paid full fare for their games. They also make it difficult for gamers to move game data to a hard drive for easier play and quicker access. Ultimately these systems are anti-consumer, considering the pirates will work a way round it, the only people inconvenienced are those that have paid.

Im amazes me sometimes what these top executives are thinking when they ask the programmers to come up with these "solutions", I spose they dont look at the bigger picture.





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A simple way forward is too have one pc for games and media stuff and another cheapo one for internet browsing and work related stuff. Even though I hate all this nonsense that they install with the game I can understand why they are so paranoid!! It can cost millions of pounds and many years to develope a game and if they do not make a profit on their major games that is the end of the company and many jobs!! Unlike films most games do not make profits for many years and hence initial sales are very important!!

BTW the Morrisons in Canterbury have Bioshock for £22.99 still.
#22
Just picked one up from the Welwyn Garden City branch, there were another 2 on the shelf. Just in time for my sons birthday, Cheers!
#23
Welcome to HUKD janeymk1 :)
#24
Went to Morrisons in Bristol yesterday (sold out) but got one about an hour ago in Chippenham. So they are still available in some stores.
#25
splinters
Got this from Play earlier in the week and I am now seeing if they will refund it.

Brilliant game but, I suspect, buggy as hell at the moment. Getting freezes of 5 seconds or so every few minutes after playing for 10-15 mins. Happens all the time but runs smooth as silk otherwise. Unfortunately it is really ruining the game for me to the point where I no longer want to play it.
I have a decent machine (AMD X26000, 2GB Ram, Geforce 7900GT, Vista) and have tried all the fixes, tweaks and drivers but to no avail.

Many others struggling as well;

http://forums.2kgames.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=16

Looks like the sort of game that will be great in a few months with a heap of patches and updates, but for now...not good.

Great price though. Didn't see it last night in Doncaster store when I went in and picked up Global Defence Force on PS2 for £5.99...:)


I have also asked play for a refund. It is the buggiest I have played in a long time. It stopped working with AVG today. The exe was deleted. Now I cant reinstall, because the patch wont install.:-(

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