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Jimquisition: Reasons To Pass On Season Passes photo
Jimquisition: Reasons To Pass On Season Passes
by Jim Sterling

You were promised an episode on season passes, in the wake of Jimquisition complaining about downloadable content. There is a season for all things, and that season has come to pass.

Here is a nice little bit of shouting on why season passes are ridiculous, and why it would behoove you to pass up on the bloody things.

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Watch the first five minutes of BioShock's Burial at Sea photo
Watch the first five minutes of BioShock's Burial at Sea
by Chris Carter

BioShock Infinite's Burial At Sea Episode 1 is on the way, and you can get a quick look at the first five minutes courtesy of Irrational Games above. Although there are obvious spoilers as to the setup of the DLC, not a whole lot is revealed, as the video is mostly just a walking and talking affair.

I still think it's weird to see the Elizabeth we know and love turned into a cold-hearted smoker (that based on this video, feels a lot more generic and less likeable), but we'll see if Irrational has a method to this madness when the DLC actually drops.

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1:00 PM on 10.04.2013

Ken Levine on the evolution of Elizabeth in Burial at Sea

Warning: Minor plot/theme spoilers  BioShock Infinite - Burial at Sea: Episode 1 ends on an interesting note to say the least, and I'm curious to see what is in store for the next episode. When it was announced, Burial a...

Caitlin Cooke



Preview: BioShock Infinite - Burial at Sea: Episode 1 photo
Preview: BioShock Infinite - Burial at Sea: Episode 1
by Caitlin Cooke

Warning: minor plot spoilers

I swore hand over heart that I would not spoil the resolution of Burial at Sea, so that will remain a mystery until the rest of you fine citizens get to enjoy it before the holidays. However, to give you a sneak peek at Burial at Sea: Episode 1, some spoilers will naturally occur.

You're Booker, Private Investigator; your office exists in the heart of Rapture in 1958. Elizabeth walks into your office, reminiscent of a scene from the Maltese Falcon, and employs you to search for a missing girl named Sally. You tell her Sally is dead, but Elizabeth has reason to believe she's still alive.

And from here, your quest in a Rapture set before the downfall begins.

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4:30 PM on 10.03.2013

BioShock 2 drops GFWL, adds Minerva's Den on Steam

It's been a long time coming, but Minerva's Den for BioShock 2 is worth the wait. The beloved DLC is now yours if you already owned the core game on PC -- otherwise, it's on sale for $4.99. What's more, Steam Achievements, Bi...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 09.26.2013

Rod Fergusson heading up new 2K Games studio

Former Gears of War producer Rod Fergusson left Irrational Games earlier this year after joining the team during the tail-end of development on BioShock Infinite. The fact that he moved on is no secret, but he has only today ...

Jordan Devore



Jimquisition: Lugoscababib Discobiscuits photo
Jimquisition: Lugoscababib Discobiscuits
by Jim Sterling

This week, Jim loads his gun and shoots holes in the argument that certain games suffer from ludonarrative dissonance, just because they're violent. Because really, people, that's not even what ludonarrative dissonance is!

If you're gonna use big words to sound smart, use 'em correctly ... guttersnipes.

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10:00 AM on 08.26.2013

BioShock's Burial at Sea focuses on small scale, stealth

The intriguing BioShock Infinite DLC Burial at Sea features a return to BioShock 1's Rapture, prior to its downfall. Also, it's film noir as heck. Chinatown with splicers. I'm all about this; I'm always ringing the "more noir...

Steven Hansen

4:00 AM on 08.10.2013

See Elizabeth's new duds in Bioshock's Burial at Sea

We recently got word that the next DLC for Bioshock Infinite would be the two-part Burial at Sea, which brings Booker and Elizabeth to Rapture on the eve of its downfall. Also, it's film noir as heck. Chinatown with splicers....

Steven Hansen

4:45 PM on 08.02.2013

BioShock Infinite is coming to Macs on August 29

Although console and PC fans are getting giddy for BioShock Infinite's new DLC, Burial at Sea, Mac users are pretty much left in the dust -- until August 29 that is, which is when the Mac version is hitting the market. This n...

Chris Carter





11:45 AM on 08.02.2013

Ken Levine hasn't stopped pushing for BioShock Vita

Years. It's been years since we first heard talk of a possible BioShock port to PlayStation Vita. Has any progress been made on that front? Irrational Games creative director Ken Levine tells Kotaku that he's still fighting f...

Jordan Devore

12:30 AM on 07.31.2013

PSA: Save a buck on Bioshock Infinite's first DLC

Pinch them pennies! The acclaimed Bioshock Infinite's first bit of DLC, Clash in the Clouds, dropped today. The arena-based combat mode is quite the shooty affair and a precursor to something that seems decidedly more interes...

Steven Hansen

10:15 PM on 07.30.2013

BioShock: Burial At Sea, RIP Fez II, GTA has purple cars

Hey gang! Here's today's Destructoid Show. Because Tuesdays. The first BioShock Infinite DLC has been released, with later DLC plans revealed, and Caitlin sat down with Ken Levine himself to discuss it. Fez II has been ...

Max Scoville

5:15 PM on 07.30.2013

Take-Two has its chin up despite a down first quarter

Take-Two may have lost money in the first quarter of the 2014 fiscal year, but it has high hopes for the remainder of the year. The publisher, who owns Rockstar Games and 2K Games, reported a first quarter net loss of $61.9 m...

Brett Makedonski



Ken Levine on BioShock Infinite's new DLC, Burial at Sea photo
Ken Levine on BioShock Infinite's new DLC, Burial at Sea
by Caitlin Cooke

Irrational Games, and Ken Levine in particular, have been known for creating games with innovative narratives and unique gameplay. BioShock Infinite is no different, and we expect the same for the remaining downloadable content we've been promised, including Burial at Sea, announced earlier today.

The team at Irrational started working on the Burial at Sea DLC almost immediately after BioShock Infinite released, but the idea took some time to form. Ken explained, “I was running one day and the idea just started […] You’re Booker, you’re a private detective and this woman walks into your office like this classic sort of film noir [...] and that is Elizabeth dressed like Veronica Lake or something. That image was enough to sort of set everything into motion."

Ken mentioned that he wanted to stay away from telling a story just to tell it -- he knew that people were curious about what it was like before the fall of Rapture, but wanted to do it in a way that wouldn't rehash what they had already built in BioShock.

"We knew it had to start with, like all BioShock games, ‘what’s going on here, why is this happening?’, because otherwise you’re telling people what they already know. Retelling the story of what’s already in the audio logs of BioShock is not very interesting, so this is an opportunity to listen to it from the perspective of these characters and why they are there.”

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Next BioShock Infinite DLC is taking us back to Rapture photo
Next BioShock Infinite DLC is taking us back to Rapture
by Caitlin Cooke

Irrational Games revealed the intentions for their remaining BioShock Infinite downloadable content plans to follow up the Clash in the Clouds DLC: Burial at Sea, a Booker and Elizabeth tale set on the eve of Rapture's downfall. Yes, you heard me. Booker and Elizabeth in Rapture! Together! ALL FILM NOIR-LIKE!

Burial at Sea will be released in two episodes. In the first, you play as Private Detective Booker who is enlisted by Elizabeth on some unknown task before Rapture falls. Players will be able to see Rapture in its prime including a built-from-scratch world and new characters, along with some old ones. The gameplay merges favorites from BioShock and BioShock Infinite, and includes new Vigors/Plasmids, tears, Sky-Lines, and Big Daddies.

But forget that boring stuff. In the second episode YOU GET TO PLAY AS ELIZABETH. Not much else has been said about this as they're just scratching the surface. From what it sounds like from my interview with Ken Levine (check back later today for that), the second episode will be more focused on survival horror and stealth mechanics.

Burial at Sea: Episode 1 (and presumably 2) will be included in the BioShock Infinite Season Pass, otherwise they'll cost $15 each. No release date has been set for either, but I imagine the first episode will hit before the end of the year.

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