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Clash in the Clouds is an arena-based combat game
We're here folks! Breathe that big ol' sigh of relief because by midday you'll see BioShock Infinite's first piece of downloadable content, Clash in the Clouds, available for download on the PC through Steam. Clash in the C... read feature

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Super Best Guide is the best guide to super games!
Happy Indie Pendants Day! Your ol' pal Jim Sterling is British, which means he has to hide indoors today, lest the Americans find and murder him. Fortunately, it's allowed me time to polish my ultimate guide to BioShock Infinite, the hot new game everybody's talking about.  Learn the best tactics, the most useful skills, and the weapons you'll need to blow Columbia up! What a lovely time. read feature

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BioShock Infinite DLC

Find out about the BioShock Infinite DLC later this month


Late-July announcement confirmed
Jul 01
With the lack of specifics on Irrational Games' first major DLC for BioShock Infinite, I had almost forgotten it was happening, but then again, I'm not a season pass holder. For some of you, "Columbia's Finest" was an unpleas... read
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BioShock Infinite

BioShock Infinite releases 'Columbia's Finest' DLC pack


This is NOT part of the Season Pass nor is it story related DLC
Jun 26
While we sit and wait patiently for the Season Pass story DLC for BioShock Infinite (despite zero updates from Irrational), Steam has launched a new add-on for the game, titled "Columbia's Finest." Essentially, this is a $4.9... read
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Logan's Run movie

Ken Levine will write the new Logan's Run movie


Welcome Humans! I am ready for you.
Jun 18
A remake for Logan's Run is in the works, and it's surprisingly going to be written by BioShock Infinite's master guru, Ken Levine. He isn't leaving Irrational Games or anything like that; he is just writing this as a side pr... read
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BioShock Infinite

BioShock Infinite's alternate ending is less depressing


Alternate reality that is, har har har!
May 21
Are we past the point where I can stop warning people about spoilers? Well just in case, don't watch this if you haven't beaten BioShock Infinite yet. Actually, this won't even make sense until you have gotten all the way th... read
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BioShock Infinite

You can now get your very own BioShock Songbird plushie


NECA Toys making huggable Songbird
May 07
Irrational Games has teamed up with NECA Toys to produce cute little Songbird plushies. The plushie comes in at 7" tall, has an outstretched wingspan of 14" from tip to tip, and is going for $55. The design was created by sen... read
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BioShock Infinite DLC

BioShock Infinite DLC appears to have a new AI companion


A 2K employee's LinkedIn page outs the info
Apr 29
Not much has been said about post-release content for BioShock Infinite to this point, but some juicy morsels of information may have dribbled out today. If a 2K employee's LinkedIn page is to be believed, the first DLC ... read
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BioShock board game rules

BioShock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia rulebook posted


Read how cardboard Columbia will function
Apr 24
We first heard about BioShock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia just a few weeks ago, and this week, Plaid Hat Games has released a PDF of the game's rulebook for your perusal. Board game geeks may want to read it from cover to... read
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Art book shows a new perspective of Columbia
Almost a month after its release, BioShock Infinite is still on my mind, but not for the reasons you might suspect. If you grow tired of seeing the game plastered on just about every gaming website, magazine, and TV comm... read feature

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It's accessibilty
Last week, Jim and I were both on Destructoid’s new video series The Question. We took opposite positions of a question that seems to be tearing through a lot of the game world right now: “Is BioShock Infinite too... read feature

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Game Debate to the Death! Favorite BioShock game?


"Would you kindly?"
Apr 16
In the previous debate we welcomed the new Tomb Raider installment with a debate against its predecessors in the series. Every single game in the series received at least one vote, so it was fulfilling to see it be a close ra... read
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Made in America
According to Google, "Boxer Rebellion", "Pinkerton" and "Wounded Knee" have been trending lately. BioShock Infinite is teaching gamers about the American history that often evades classrooms, churches, and homes. After years ... read feature

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Science of BioShock

BioShock Infinite vs. quantum mechanics


Schrödinger's cat: dies, died, will die
Apr 15
First off, there are major BioShock Infinite spoilers in the above video. Don't watch it if you haven't finished the game. While playing through BioShock Infinite, I wondered how well researched the science was behind some o... read
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'It always ends in blood'
"I want a BioShock where we have the OPTION to resolve confrontation without the use of guns," said one gamer to me today. As I consider his comment, I can't help but think more and more it's like saying you want a Metal Gear... read feature

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Minecraft Infinite

BioShock Infinite's Columbia recreated in Minecraft


On voxel cloud nine
Apr 10
What!? WHAT!? A mere two weeks in the public's hands and already someone has recreated BioShock Infinite's floating city of Columbia in Minecraft!? What madness! Actually, this project was completed three months ago. For a mi... read
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Infinite covers

These BioShock Infinite alternate covers rock


Even more to choose from
Apr 08
Are you using the standard box art for BioShock Infinite, the reversible Songbird cover, or something else entirely? Developer Irrational Games has provided even more custom covers should you want to go the latter route, and ... read
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The Question

Is BioShock too violent?


We answer The Question
Apr 08
[Every week, Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!]  The BioShock franchise is lauded as having some of the most intelligent narrative in all of videogames, but is that quality being overshadowed by its extreme violence? Answer The Question for yourself in the comments. read
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BioShock Infinite

Take a look at some of BioShock Infinite's concept art


Witness Columbia come to life
Apr 06
BioShock Infinite is without a doubt a great looking game. Fact. The concept art is no different, and artist Ben Lo shared a bunch of concept pieces he created for the game over on his personal blogspot. Most it involves the ... read
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BioShock Infinite

There's a secret in BioShock Infinite's ambient noise


What's it mean?
Apr 06
This isn't really a spoiler, but you're probably better off avoiding whatever this is about anyway. I imagine we're going to be discovering a lot of hidden secrets in BioShock Infinite over the next few months. The latest di... read
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BioShock Infinite

We got our first taste of BioShock Infinite 7 years ago


Don't watch this if you haven't beaten the game yet!
Apr 05
DON'T look at this until after you've beaten BioShock Infinite. Seriously, come back after you have. For the rest of you that have cleared the game, you're about to have your minds blown. read
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BioShock board game

BioShock Infinite goes cardboard in The Siege of Columbia


Pre-order now for a $25 discount
Apr 02
The Internet is abuzz about Irrational's long-awaited BioShock Infinite. Amidst all of the discussion and praise for the videogame, Plaid Hat Games has announced BioShock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia, a board game adaptati... read
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BioShock Infinite

Enjoy all of BioShock Infinite in this 3.5-hour movie


Would you kindly give it a view?
Apr 02
Just this past weekend I finished BioShock Infinite, and as a huge fan of the original BioShock this game did not disappoint. I'm still thinking about the story and making new revelations -- and it's been two days ... read
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XCOM

Take-Two possibly reworking FPS XCOM as new title


Get your suspenders ready
Mar 29
2K Marin may be reworking its 2010 first-person shooter XCOM into a different title entirely. Just last week, Take-Two Interactive had registered three domain names; thebureau-game.com, thebureau-game.net and whathappene... read
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Why do we care what our mom thinks about videogames?
It’s ironic that I once wanted games to be validated by my mom so badly, since now I give her worrisome glances as she cycles through her reality TV programming. I think we all have that one game that we think will b... read feature

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BioShock Infinite

How to play BioShock Infinite's 1999 mode from the start


Using the Konami code
Mar 26
Those looking for a heightened sense of challenge from BioShock Infinite will want to give the game's 1999 Mode a look. Although most players will gain access to this difficulty option by clearing the game normally, it can al... read
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Reviews Elsewhere: BioShock Infinite


Ken out of Ten
Mar 25
BioShock Infinite reviews finally went live across the board today, and while I'm sure we all expected a positive showing, we maybe were not quite prepared for the veritable outpouring of critical acclaim.  Of course, De... read
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Female protagonists

Jimquisition: The Creepy Cull of Female Protagonists


Jimquisition happens every Monday!
Mar 25
The game industry doesn't want female characters. That is allegedly the message publishers have been sending to developers. As female characters get hidden from the front covers of games and projects with leading ladies are ... read
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Now this is Cloud gaming
A game of exceptional quality is exceptionally rare, rarer than generous review scores and excited praise in the high profile videogame market may indicate. There are games of unquestionable caliber that, while few in number,... read feature

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BioShock Infinite actress Courtnee Draper recalls how she dug deep to find the voice
One of the main things that Irrational Games has really pushed in its marketing for BioShock Infinite is the relationship between the player-controlled character Booker DeWitt and the young woman Elizabeth that he's tasked wi... read feature

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BioShock Infinite

PAX: Ken Levine: Players can be psychopathic alcoholics


Irrational Games creative lead on the challenges of player freedom
Mar 23
At the Irrational Games panel at PAX East today, the team behind BioShock Infinite talked about the challenges of player agency in the game specifically when interacting with Elizabeth, the player's constant companion. "The p... read
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Ken Levine denies $200 million BioShock Infinite budget


"Did someone send checks to the wrong address?"
Mar 22
Yesterday, it was suggested BioShock Infinite was among the most expensive videogame projects of all time, costing a rumored $200 million to produce. According to director Ken Levine, such a catastrophic amount certainly wasn... read






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