PS3 BioShock Apparently Looks BioShitty: 2K Responds to 'Bioshock' PS3 Pixel Problem

via Ripten:

"Some screen grabs from the recently released demo of the PlayStation 3 version of BioShock show some rather pixelated textures when compared to the Xbox 360 version. While this is just a demo, the retail release is just over two weeks away. Is that enough time to fix this issue?

Elizabeth Tobey, 2K Community Manager, had the following to say about it..."

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zimbo0073786d ago

since both versions look almost equally good with PS3 having an extra mission

JOLLY13786d ago (Edited 3786d ago )

That sounds familar. I said all along it wouldn't hamper gameplay, but some nozzle said that I was wrong. So, you admit that the pic isn't fake? Good boy!

Veryangry_bot3786d ago

So basically the game is pretty much the same except for 1/3 more content. PS3 FTW.

Xbots proven to be fking lying scumbags once again. This post by 2k proves it. Xbots went into the demo deliberately looking for errors. And while the game looks 99% identical, the xbots scum found one error and made a big deal about it.

Confirmed by 2k to be an exception error rather than the norm, these xbots scum still continue their crusade and their stupidity.

Xbot scum like to believe PS3 is doomed. Sorry to disappoint xbots scums but this holiday will be a MASSACRE.

NickIni3786d ago

So despite the 1/3 more content, but slightly inferior graphics, the PS3 has the worst version of Bioshock?

Jandre023786d ago

If better graphics > more content, the PS3 version of GTAIV is better than the 360 version, lol.

Many sites agreed on this, and being an owner of both consoles (and seeing both GTAIV versions) I can confirm this as well.

So I guess if you wanna apply a double standard to make the 360 library look better your logic works.

On topic though, I said once I played the demo that Bioshock PS3 looked like crap compared to Bioshock 360. This was yet another half azzed port.

Kleptic3786d ago (Edited 3786d ago )

all I know is that the PS3 version of bioshock is still the same overrated easy as shat game it was in 2007...great art direction?...yes...great gameplay?...feck no...great overall?...8/10...absolutely no way to argue any higher than could beat the game with one hand, drunk, and gunning one out at the same time...

Montrealien3785d ago (Edited 3785d ago )

I don't believe that the PS3 is doomed, I actually think the PS3 and the 360 will duke it out for years to come giving us true gamers amazing choice and great games...

But this made me laugh.

VeryangryXbot account number 145635 said

"PS3 has the best franchises, the MOST BEST franchises, and the truly revolutionary franchises."


the crusade and especially the stupidity is clearly on both sides of this stupid fantart fence.

Xlll3785d ago

Actually GTA on 360 has pop in issues and cartoonish textures. And the only person we should feel sorry for is you for having that man beast for a "woman"

dukadork3785d ago

we're a little busy on ps3 with wipeout, LBP, resistance2..
so many great exclusives, so little time for sh!tty ports... reading you guys is funny, almost feels like you think we should care... sorry to be a party pooper but we don't give a biofock XDDDD

now i'm gonna go play wipeoutHD on this crazy 160bpm D&B track and i'll leave you guys wanking with yer 'big daddies'


Montrealien3785d ago

D&B soundtrack? Did I miss something? The wipeout soundtrack is Drum and Bass? or did you figure out a way to make Wipeout play your music?

dukadork3785d ago

are you telling me you don't know about the custom soundtrack feature???
the original soundtrack is ok but listening to your own mp3s in wipeout is a whole new dimension you gotta check out, especially the zone mode

GiantEnemyLobster3785d ago

The XBOX®360 version remains superior to the ps3. No surprises here.

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Silogon3786d ago

Not true at all, I just played back through the demo for my 4th time and can confirm that their are worse sots than the downed Big Daddy. Evaluate the steps leading down into the vessel going to rapture. Check out the putrid textures of I don't even know what color to call it.

Then, check out the bathroom wall before you enter into the main lobby before the demo ends. The textures on the stalls and toilets are Ps1 quality to the extreme. the, pop any one of the guns into aim mode and check out those nice textures. hahaah, this game is an eye infection waiting to be played. They say the worked hard on the ps3 version, well they didn't work hard enough.

Push the game back and ask Sony to open up their pockets for more dev time. All I gotta say cause this is junk bunk.

Jamie Foxx3786d ago (Edited 3786d ago )

i would say its the old,overused unreal3 engine for bioshocks problems but then mirrors edge etc run perfectly so it must be 2k not getting used to the ps3 architecture which is a shame

xhi43786d ago

"Push the game back and ask Sony to open up their pockets for more dev time. All I gotta say cause this is junk bunk."

what the hell man?

are you that obsessed with a game that's been out for over a year now?

get it on the PC and be done with it man give it a rest jeez. I've played it on the 360 AND PC so maybe I'm just used to Bioshock but seriously its a fantastic game but not the end and be all of games now that Killzone 2, Resistance 2, Crysis, Cod 4, MGS4, Uncharted etc. and shooters of the like are coming out.

So please Silogon, we all know that UE3 and PC code ports don't do well with the complex cell architecture, thats why we get ultra-realistic games like Gran Turismo, Killzone 2 and the like specifically designed for the PS3.

It's come out for the PS3, which a few months ago was impossible to many but it is, so just be happy with that. It's a port from PC code running on the UE3 engine and it's old news, so please, just give it a rest.

You have 2 bubbles for a reason.

Panthers3786d ago

Do you go through evrey game analyzing the pixles up close? I mean I know what this site is about and people love to compare but seriously.

pixelsword3786d ago

Get the Textures right; the PS3's fall lineup is too strong, and this game will get crushed like HAZE did if it's not up to par. I so far only saw a few flubs, but if they can iron it out before the due date, then fine; if not, release it in '09, because that'll give some relief to out pocketbooks this winter, and we'll have a better game for it.

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Eddie201013786d ago

Look at those same textures in the Xbox 360 version, they are exactly the same, no difference. you can BS all you want, all the texturs are the same except for the Big Daddy textures, which anybody with half a mind would know that the extremely low rez Big Daddy textures were put in by mistake.

Hydrolex3786d ago

Far Cry2
Saints Row 2
Midnight LA
Fifa 09

are coming !

Bioshock is old sh!t !

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Twizlex3786d ago

I don't get it. Why is this "via Ripten"? The story is on the Ripten site, the only thing "read full story" links to is the forum post. Just curious.

barom3786d ago

lower the price and i'll forgive.

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Kuest3786d ago

Indeed, i'm quite impressed with the level of effort you put into your blog. I'm quite jealous, to be honest.

Of course, I have my own reservations concerning your "PS3 review"; however, I was too enthralled mulling over the suprising wit and pacing, by which you constructed your argument. A job well done sir, and bubbles.

Your user bio is equally humorous, by the way. Hopefully, we'll debate soon.

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etownone3786d ago

I just noticed that you wrote the blog.

Nice work my man.

At this point you almost have to feel sorry for the Sonyfans.

Now the three highest rated multi-plat are superior on the 360
Half-Life 2
and now Bioshock

damn that sucks for ps3 owners....especially the chumps that bought their ps3 for 600 bucks....

Ghoul3786d ago


Every single comment you make is crap, seriously dude please switch the webstite or something, go out meet real persons and stuff. You comments are a waste of bandwidth.

Anton Chigurh3786d ago



then, I expect to see Bioshock 2 in 2012

poet2153785d ago

First off, I don't intend to offend anyone. Secondly, I've been a member here for over a year, I hardly ever post. Maybe I'm from the video game golden era or something, but things just don't seem right anymore. I grew up playing classic action/adventure/rpg games: Rygar, Metal Gear, Goonies 2, Zelda, Metroid, Bionic Commando, Sonic, almost every game you can mention from Castlevania to Super Mario Bros. I had most of the systems, NES, SNES & Genesis. Great games are great games, no matter what system they're on. Why is it that almost every other game has to be a first person shooter nowadays? I think the genre is good, but personally I've never taken a liking to them. Back in the days since Operation Wolf, FPS's were never my cup of tea. I'm not knocking FPS's, I just wanna know where are the good 'ol adventure games hiding at? There are plenty of AAA FPS's out there, don't get me wrong. I think developers should look back to the 8-bit & 16-bit libraries to see why the industry is as large as it is now. I speak as an adult gamer/consumer, I just want good games. I'm very tired of stuff that looks extra pretty, but plays extra ugly. They've become too pre-occupied in worrying how games look, instead of they play. Or as the case with the oversaturated FPS genre, developers put out a game that's very successful & they flood the market with reiterations of the same style of game. Damn near every coming soon hyped, anticipated game is a FPS. Like I said from the start, I mean FPS fans no harm. FPS's have actually grown on me a little bit, but still, I wish they'd stop forcing them on us. Give us a little more diversity, like we used to have it. Please, don't think I'm bashing FPS games. I probably never mentioned before that I own FPS's. I have way too many games, but never play them. I gave Resistance some play, Halo 2, Hitman 2, & Call Of Duty 4. I must now admit that, I can easily see for myself why this genre is so popular nowadays. The stories and the games themselves overall, were great. I think it's better for me to say that I just don't like the first person camera view. I can only imagine what those games would be like in third person. I wish developers would add a camera view option (ie. Hitman series). Maybe I'm being greedy! Lol Lol. But seriously though, an optional 3rd Person View would be a great way to introduce these good games to a broader audience, that otherwise wouldn't play them because we dislike the 1st person camera view.

Xbox is the BEST3785d ago

yes they should used the Killzone 2 engine in the next Bioshock. Maybe it will quiet the fanboys that said 3fixme can't push KZ graphics. If they get that engine I can bet money that the 3fixme will be able to push the KZ engine better that the PS#3.

Armyless3785d ago

You must read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

play_b3yond3785d ago

QUANTITY > QUALITY, remember. As you xbox fanboys always say.

Genesis53785d ago

What part about PC code not working well on cell arciticure do you people not understand. This is why more developers are starting to lead with the PS3 so they don't have to listen to this crap.

IaMs123785d ago

I was very surprised when i saw that this game was useing the Unreal Engine, it looks amazing.. why cant other games using the unreal engine look as good as this one..

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sinncross3786d ago

Wow, seen some of the screens and so forth and it snot just that.. the ps3 version also doesn't look quite as sharp.

Whats up with that... I expected 2k to handle this job well, not muck it up.

RoidRage3786d ago

It's not about mucking it up, the ps3 is just overhyped. 2K is far from the first developer to get mediocre results from the ps3. They are just the latest.

Grooski3786d ago

Roid if you're gonna troll, troll properly - that was pathetic

Franklinstein3786d ago (Edited 3786d ago )

From what I've read so far Grooski, Roid Rages comment is probably one of truest things said so far. It must have just hurt your feelings.

LeonSKennedy4Life3786d ago

"get mediocre results from the PS3"

Try telling that to Naughty Dog, Kojima Productions, Guerilla, Polyphony Digital, Sony Studios Liverpool, Media Molecule, and Quantic Dream...

Metal Gear Solid 4
Killzone 2
Gran Turismo: Prologue
Wipeout HD
Little Big Planet
Heavy Rain

I dare you to combat Killzone 2 or Heavy Rain with any game released or releasing on the 360.

Grooski3786d ago


So an Xbox fanboy praising another xbox fanboy's anti-ps3 post... Who would have thunk it?

y0haN3786d ago (Edited 3785d ago )

Guys, it's the Unreal Engine 3. It sucks on the PS3. It was designed for DirectX, and all games ported with it suffer from poor framerates and awful texture problems. That isn't opinion, it's fact. Wait for better games which have real effort put into the PS3 architecture-wise and play BioShock on the PC/360 (preferably PC).

DaTruth3785d ago

I'm glad this is not what the 360 version looks like because when I played the demo it looked like crap and very claustrophobic. I would wonder what 360 owners were hyping if this is what the game looks like.

likedamaster3785d ago

I thought 2k handed this project off to another Dev.? Why are they responding to the people, shouldn't it be the actual Devs?

Blip Blip3785d ago (Edited 3785d ago )

The 360 games or the 360 versions of the games below look as good as any of the games you listed.

Here are the games you listed-

Those PS3 games don't look bad. But they DEFINATELY do not look any better than the 360 games I listed. PS3 fanboys need to get over it, and stop lieing.

TeeJay3785d ago

Thank you! Pay attention peeps, there it is for you to see. I'm a duel console owner, and this rumor about the PS3 doing better graphics is fanboy deception. I see games on both consoles everyday, and I don't see one topping the other in the visuals department.

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Megaton3786d ago (Edited 3786d ago )

Why does it say I've been IP banned from that site? I've never even been to 2k's website before. Can someone please post the response for me?

As for the textures, most of the metals look good in typical UE3 fashion, but then other things like the I-beams and stone columns have really horrible textures. Like... launch PS2 status. Don't know whether to chock that up to being a demo or not. I still really enjoyed it either way, played through the demo several times. I'm probably gonna buy this, but it's not at the top of my list for the fall. Might actually end up getting it for PC if I buy the new computer I've been eyeballing.

swinesucker3786d ago

It's a dynamic IP (DHCP) you are using, and many people overlap and use the same IP

one of the reasons it is very hard to track people on torrents is because of this

it is a safety measure for you and you just got a banned IP from someone else not behaving on the forums

go to your network unplug your router reset make sure your IP is different

Megaton3786d ago

Thanks for that. I'll mess around with it later.

LONEWOLF2313786d ago

"The texture in the PS3 demo of the downed Big Daddy does not match our level of quality either. This slipped by. We admit it. However, I want to assure you that this is an exception, and not a rule, and while I regret this oversight, we put a lot of love into making this game look amazing for the PS3 and I'm sure that when you play the rest of the demo you will agree that the textures are not all like this one instance."

As i have stated before the downed big daddy isnt the only one affected! The Big Daddy that shows up right after your first plasmid injection is also plagued by pixelaization and there is word that the Kitchen has nothing but bad textures!

xhi43786d ago

that if your a graphics whore, the PS3 version isn't for you.

but if it's just gameplay and a good story then it's fine.

But personally, a souped up heavy PC would be the best option for me with Bioshock!

Eddie201013786d ago

Your full of bolony.

Like I said in another post they would only use one set of textures to represent the Big Daddy character thats why all the Big Daddy's look the same. The Kitchen textures are exactly the same in both versions, the carpet textures are exactly the same, the stair textures are exactly the same there all exactly the same on both systems except for the Big Daddy textures, and those were obviously a mistake.

likedamaster3785d ago

To be honest, I didn't see any MAJOR defining difference between the PC's and the 360's. Looked exactly the same except I have my PC resolutions @ 1920 x 1200 (opposed to the 360's 1080).