They were serious. I don't know how they did it, but they did.
You can now legally obtain the game for which I grossly overpaid on eBay.
Buy it. Ten United States dollars.
But this really isn't going to incite discussion, so let me make it a little helpful instead:
Step 1: Buy the game.
Step 2: Download SS2 Mod Manager.
Step 3: Download the Shock Texture Upgrade Pack. SHTUP, for short.
Step 4: Download the Rebirth Hi-Poly Model Pack. No nickname.
Step 5: Download the Shock Music Update. SHMUP, for short.
The following steps are optional, but strongly suggested.
Step 6: Download Vert's Hi-Res Space Textures. They be pretty.
Step 7: Download ACC's "Four Hundred" texture pack. Those environments look shiny.
The following steps are optional.
Step 8: Download Vert's System Shock 2 Goo textures. Vert: making goo gooier since... a while ago.
Step 9: Download the Tacticool Weapon Replacement Pack. The slide on the pistol actually moves!
Now, play the game, keeping in mind that other people should never hype anything for anyone else ever.
Tell you what, System Shock 2 is pretty good. I mean, it's decent.
OK, you're done? Now listen to this.
Better yet, just listen to the whole series. It's only ten episodes, and it's all about the people who made it so the games you're playing now are not just bearable, but actually pretty good.