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Exploder Pretending to be human
Pretending to be human
Aug 14th 2010 at 7:04:32 AM

I wonder what guns there will be. The M1911 would only be invented a year earlier, the machine gun is barely into its infancy, so my guess is you get a revolver of some sort and a bolt-action rifle.

But considering the setting...

Colonial1.1 Crazed Lawrencian from The Marvelous River City Relationship Status: In season
Crazed Lawrencian
Aug 14th 2010 at 9:15:49 AM

Perhaps prototypes of WWI weapons will be available, as this is a military installation as much as it is a city?

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SullenFrog Wait, he isn't dead! Shia Surprise! from Voormithadreth Relationship Status: I wanna know about these strangers like me
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Aug 14th 2010 at 9:19:08 AM

That wouldn't surprise me.

As for that woman in the trailer, wonder what the source of her psychic powers is. If she's a natural, that might explain why whoever runs Columbia is keeping her locked up there, as an object of study and research.

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A-HYUK!
Aug 14th 2010 at 9:23:00 AM

...

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... Bioshock 2's already out? O_O

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Darxzero Black Inches from The Mansion
Black Inches
Aug 14th 2010 at 9:23:44 AM

It was released in February.

Escape.
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A-HYUK!
Aug 14th 2010 at 9:24:56 AM

...

...

... Well, shit.

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JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Aug 14th 2010 at 10:50:33 AM

Maybe he'll find written passages and imagine their voices speaking.

Jonah Falcon
MedicoreNed Welp, Redbeard is angry
Welp, Redbeard is angry
Aug 14th 2010 at 3:39:42 PM

Great now i've the image stuck in my head of him doing a falsetto voice when reading a woman's diary.

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Aug 14th 2010 at 3:49:39 PM

...I can't decide whether that wouldmake the game more or less creepy.

As for the "Big Daddies" in the trailer, I think it makes sense that they wouldn't have drills or guns—after all, who needs a gun when you can just pick up some poor sap, toss him out a window and have it guaranteed that he's land pizza?

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Pentadragon The Blank from Alternia
Aug 14th 2010 at 4:15:35 PM

^^ It could be worse, he could do interpretive dance while reading them.

edited 14th Aug '10 4:18:54 PM by Pentadragon

Darxzero Black Inches from The Mansion
Black Inches
Aug 14th 2010 at 4:25:18 PM

^^ Now I have the mental image of falling bodies being a daily occurence for people who live on the ground. "Oh, it's another soon-to-be-corpse."

Escape.
JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Aug 14th 2010 at 7:34:07 PM

Great now i've the image stuck in my head of him doing a falsetto voice when reading a woman's diary.

Well, your character is a famous person, and probably knows the people writing the notes, so he'd be able to imagine what they'd really sound like.

Jonah Falcon
Comonad This bacon is awesome from 19th Jan '38 3:14:07 AM
This bacon is awesome
Aug 14th 2010 at 7:55:32 PM

I don't have anything interesting to say about this game, but I'm disappointed that it's not a visual novel.

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MedicoreNed Welp, Redbeard is angry
Welp, Redbeard is angry
Aug 14th 2010 at 9:46:48 PM

I searched the net for a Booker De Witt, got nothing but news for this game. So unless you find a link that has the tragic tale of Booker De Witt, the only famous thing about is that he's an ex-Pinkerton. Considering that Pinkerton was the 19th century equivalent of the FBI, I guess it's knida a big thing.

JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Aug 14th 2010 at 9:48:41 PM

The Pinkertons were more than the FBI. They were a private eye agency without peer, then or now.

Jonah Falcon
Colonial1.1 Crazed Lawrencian from The Marvelous River City Relationship Status: In season
Crazed Lawrencian
Aug 14th 2010 at 9:55:06 PM Proud member of the IAA What's the point of being grown up if you can't act childish?
MedicoreNed Welp, Redbeard is angry
Welp, Redbeard is angry
Aug 14th 2010 at 10:09:12 PM

Wrong never it live down, Colonial. Less civil war, more labor strikes.

Colonial1.1 Crazed Lawrencian from The Marvelous River City Relationship Status: In season
Crazed Lawrencian
Aug 14th 2010 at 10:19:22 PM

-scratches head-

Is there another trope for such a blunder? If so, I apologize.

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JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Aug 14th 2010 at 10:20:55 PM

I'm not talking about wartime intelligence. The Pinkertons were experts at tracking fugitives. "We Never Sleep" indeed.

Just ask H.H. Holmes.

Jonah Falcon
Colonial1.1 Crazed Lawrencian from The Marvelous River City Relationship Status: In season
Crazed Lawrencian
Aug 14th 2010 at 10:24:35 PM

Ah. So they're the best at what they do.

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BonSequitur Has emotional range
Has emotional range
Aug 15th 2010 at 3:12:43 AM

You know. That they will, after this, set a Bioshock game in space - thus coming full circle - sounds terrifyingly plausible at this point, doesn't it?

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WUE
Aug 15th 2010 at 3:29:56 AM

^ Bioshock : System?

ZeroPotential from the depths of Dublin
Aug 15th 2010 at 4:12:41 AM

Bio Shock Forever?

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LizardBite Shameless Self-Promoter from Two Galaxies Over
Aug 15th 2010 at 8:42:10 AM

My guess is that you'd be going into space in like the late 1800's or something.

Bio Shock: War of the Worlds!

Colonial1.1 Crazed Lawrencian from The Marvelous River City Relationship Status: In season
Crazed Lawrencian
Aug 15th 2010 at 9:55:33 AM

And what would the philosophical theme be there, then?

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