BioShock DLC surfaces

PC and Xbox 360 patch/update adds new power-ups and a new widescreen mode to 2K Boston's underwater shooter.

With the flow of huge new releases finally slowing down, 2K Games is giving PC and Xbox 360 gamers a reason to go back and boot up BioShock again. The publisher today announced the release of a "PC patch" and an "Xbox 360 Title Update" for the 2K Boston- and 2K Australia-developed first-person shooter.

Both the patch and the update add a new plasmid power and gene tonics to the game, as well as a new widescreen option that addresses one of the game's numerous postlaunch issues. Players who download the patch or update and play on widescreen monitors will now be able to select a broader view of the world, instead of the standard full-screen image with the top and bottom cut off.

One difference between the PC patch and the Xbox 360 update is that the latter includes a new achievement for the game. Xbox 360 players will now be able to earn 100 gamerscore points and the "Brass Balls" achievement by beating the game on hard difficulty without dying.

For more on BioShock, check out GameSpot's review.

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drangel_jam
drangel_jam

I kinda like the full screen better.

ja_rawr_ed
ja_rawr_ed

sonic boom.... now i can play it through as a jedi with my electro shock and wrench!

OCTAVIATOR
OCTAVIATOR

The Sonic Boom plasmid can be found in in Neptunes Bounty. Whether the plasmids becomes more powerful thoughout the game, ex. Sonic Boom 2 and 3, I do not know.

thundecleese
thundecleese

Where in rapture is the Sonic Boom plasmid??

goobyman
goobyman

Sonic Boom is pretty awesome... I can pretty much destroy a big daddy with one... and various tonics etc...

hcgaron
hcgaron

That widescreen thing is for PC only right? I have a widescreen HDTV and i don't have any bars on the screen... just a bit confused...

planetkyle
planetkyle

Sounds like a great update to a tremendous game...

greystone227
greystone227

The new plasmid is sonic boom - from what I heard it's basically like an over-powered telekinesis throw without the manipulation. I'm definitely psyched for this though; BioShock is one of the best games I've ever played.

HATEtheSTUPID
HATEtheSTUPID

IS IT OUT YET??? NO DATE!!! I wonder the new plasmids and tonics are going to do?

CaRD0N
CaRD0N

Great, a nice reason to go back to Rapture!

theaudience
theaudience

mulitplayer patch perhaps???...please..... :(

vahid_xbox_360
vahid_xbox_360

well just a technical pach????!!!!! well at least better than nothing.

vahid_xbox_360
vahid_xbox_360

well just a technical pach????!!!!! well at least better than nothing.

KentTalbert
KentTalbert

New power ups and widescreen mode...? Is that it? Oh well, guess I can't expect much from patches these days...

rockstar_88
rockstar_88

Maybe they should add extra levels too. That would be sweet. I mean, add them where you enter the bathysphere to go to the next level.

thelegendlives5
thelegendlives5

Its already a perfect game, but a little bit more to do in its awesome world doesn't hurt anyone.

diablobasher
diablobasher

Brass Balls doesnt make up for Vita Chambers being crap though. And it had better not glitch out on me like freakin hard mode achievement did, i played hard mode (WIthout dying already so this is a chore) and it glitched, i missed out on the research PHD and Hard Mode achievements. Oh well, if this is free i'll get it and get Brass Balls to prove the game is easy enough without chambers. If it's gonna cost, shove it it shoulve been there to begin with.

pyire
pyire

Yummy, more content :)

Nemacyst1
Nemacyst1

BRASS BALLS! I've yet to play the game but if it has a save-anywhere feature then it won't that difficult at all. Just a lot of practice and trial-and-error.

MuscleCarMan
MuscleCarMan

making a great game greater, thanks for the love 2k.

texasgoldrush
texasgoldrush

Where do I find these new plasmids/ genetonics in the game after downloading the DLC?

HeroicNmaster
HeroicNmaster

hpoe they make bioshock 2, though i dont think it would be as good

HeroicNmaster
HeroicNmaster

hope they make bioshock 2, though i dont think it would be as good

Waskallywabbit
Waskallywabbit

genius game...gimme more. Anyone dogging it didn't play it or was pwnd too soon. I was pleasantly surprised with Halo 3, was very happy with COD 4, but I still love Bioshock a little more. Now gimme a thumbs down.

Bgrngod
Bgrngod

When are they going to patch balance into the game?

gerrad2003
gerrad2003

Beating on hard without dying. Wow. I tip my hat to whoever gets that achievement,

Gen_Payne
Gen_Payne

esba, mine still crashes at 2nd load screen even after I patched. I am so wholeheartedly disappointed at 2K for such a lackluster preformance. It's bad enought it takes them 3 1/2 months to make the patch, but it's worse that all the patch does is add new crap and sync subtitles with audio.

Shishio817
Shishio817

That's seemingly impossible, to beat it without dying. No way.

Chief_Kuuni
Chief_Kuuni

well now I need to buy the game to get that stuff to begin with:P

DDSolar
DDSolar

!!!!!!!!!! how the hell can someone be that good

maxpsp
maxpsp

Beat the game on hard without dying!!!! YEAH RIGHT! that's the most ridiculous achievement I've ever heard!

johnnyboy232
johnnyboy232

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comeonthehoops
comeonthehoops

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BigDaveyDogz
BigDaveyDogz

I downloaded it last night while browsing the new options...did not check ir out yet...but I did just get my first HD tv over the weekend and I told myself I plan on playing all my favorite games again in HD so looks like Bioshock might pop in my machine again soon!

esba160
esba160

Did anyone tried the patch? does it prevent the game from crashing? I've read couple reviews and, some ppl still have problems with game crashes! dono what the hell we need new plasmids for when i can not play the game?? patch is only 27 mb.. i hope it not going to be enough to fix all the bugs...

Sardonacus
Sardonacus

About time. Hope it's worth the wait!

Zuul13
Zuul13

@guppieface "wow an achievement. how about details on the plasmid and the tonics instead?? achievements are for geeks." Don't be jealous just because you still have under 1000points ;)

-HCMF-
-HCMF-

Wow - new stuff - bug fix - FREE No microrapage - YEAH

PiNwOrM
PiNwOrM

Good one, Brain. Ironic name, by the way. It's a good one because Xbox users don't have to pay for it at all. Even if they don't have xbox live they get it. You were saying?

frogiggy323
frogiggy323

Took a while, but appears to be well worth the wait. Time to take on the big daddy's once again!

devil_1994
devil_1994

sweet i downloaded them on my xbox 360

GolgoThirteen
GolgoThirteen

@RaiKageRyu Yeah, it only took them 5 months to fix the problems. /sigh

sean_ph
sean_ph

brain20035 "this how good the pc version is! you won't have to pay for a patch but xbox players must pay! proud to be a pc gamer! this just shows how much of a moron you are. do you even have an xbox360? the console update for Bioshock is FREE. quit shoving your foot into your mouth, its embarassing