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April 24, 2009

BioShock 2 first impressions; Better 360 Elite bundle

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BioShock 2 first impressions
The sequel to 2007’s game of the year brings it back to Rapture in BioShock 2. Dan Ackerman was lucky enough to get some solid eyes-on time with the game and shares some of his experiences with us. Read more

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The sequel to 2007's game of the year brings it back to Rapture in BioShock 2.  Dan Ackerman was lucky enough to get some solid eyes-on time with the game and shares some of his experiences with us.

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April 23, 2009
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Jeff Bakalar

Jeff Bakalar
Assistant Editor,
CNET Reviews Home and Hardware

BioShock 2 first impressions
The sequel to 2007’s game of the year brings it back to Rapture in BioShock 2. Dan Ackerman was lucky enough to get some solid eyes-on time with the game and shares some of his experiences with us. Read more

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The high-end version of the Xbox 360 Elite will soon begin shipping with two of that platform’s top titles bundled in at no extra cost. Halo 3 and Fable II will be included with the $400 console, replacing Lego Indiana Jones and Kung Fu Panda. Read more

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EA has just revealed that MotionPlus will be bundled with select games from the publisher. In the U.K., you’ll be able to purchase Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and Grand Slam Tennis with the accessory, but only with the Tiger Woods game here in the U.S. Read more
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