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BioShock's opening moments recreated in CryEngine 3


It doesn't go beyond the sea
Apr 06
I was all ready to freak out when I saw this homage to BioShock's opening sequence created in CryEngine 3. I figured, perhaps naively, that it would go beyond the lighthouse and deep into the ocean, all the way down to Raptu... read
Free BioShock

Grab a free copy of BioShock Infinite on Xbox Live


At least play the opening sequence
Mar 16
March is already half over (have you filed your taxes yet?), which means more free Xbox games. With an active Xbox Live Gold membership, you can now download BioShock Infinite for free on Xbox 360. Love it or hate it, there's... read
Games with Gold

March's Games with Gold are some of the best games


And bonus games in April!
Feb 25
In the recent past, Xbox Live's Games with Gold program has had mostly the same cadence every month: a standout title, an indie game, and a bit of filler. March breaks that mold with three superb games from 2013. March's Xbo... read
Ken Levine's new game

BioShock creator working on a new sci-fi game


Smaller scale, player-created main character
Jan 28
After BioShock Infinite, developer Irrational effectively closed down. About 70 folks lost their jobs while studio head Ken Levine formed a smaller team focused on highly-replayable narrative-driven games. Rece... read
Black Glove PS4

The Black Glove slides onto PS4 with a real good park job


From BioShock and BioShock Infinite devs
Oct 28
Look, it's an Ace Ventura reference is what I'm doing, okay? It makes sense. Don't hassle me. As much sense as every other "[game] [verbs] [onto]" headline. "Cagney and Lacey Golf tees off on Wii"? Step the heck off.   ... read
Dim Bulb Games

Gone Home/BioShock dev teases first game from new studio


Poker playing wolf lady shows off her Ace
Oct 07
Sorry if the headline misled you. The Gone Home/BioShock crossover does not exist. Not yet anyway. If it ever does, it'll probably come from Johnneman Nordhagen of Dim Bulb Games. Not only was he the lead programmer on G... read
The Black Glove

Former BioShock devs doing BioShock-looking The Black Glove


An 'eerie, surrealistic, first-person game'
Oct 06
The Black Glove. Huh, I'm into this weird thing. It's obviously reminiscent of BioShock, but the whole manipulating artists to change things sort of brings to mind this year's Ether One. Could turn out neat. Good job so... read
BioShock on iOS

BioShock jolts iOS devices today for $14.99


Rapture in your pocket
Aug 27
It's a novel concept to take some of the most revered console and PC games from less than a decade ago and put them on phones. Seriously, how have we come this far this fast?! The devices that sit in our pockets and are prima... read
That BioShock teaser from 2K? It's not a new BioShock game. It's the first one, but on Apple devices. Hence the apple in the tease. Clever. Who called it? This is basically a full port of the PC version of BioShock,... read feature

Sup Holmes

Gone Home dev on the futility of defining the word 'game'


Get to know the people that make great videogames
Aug 03
[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on Youtube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Last Sunday on Sup Holmes ... read
BioShock

It looks like 2K has some more BioShock up its sleeve


Yes, please
Jul 24
Many made the reasonable prediction that with the closing of Irrational Games earlier this year, we'd probably seen the last of the BioShock franchise, at least for a bit. That line of thought may prove to have been a bi... read
BioShock

These PlayStation demakes transport you to a simpler time


Someone get these artists jobs in the industry, y'all
Jul 23
It's never been all about the graphics for me. I can appreciate slick environments and the ability to watch sweat roll down my rugged protagonist's brow. But truth be told, I've always had a thing for PlayStation-era graphics... read
ank of the Prophet

BioShock Infinite looks good as a LEGO monument


Bank of the Prophet
Jul 15
Bank of the Prophet more like Bank of the Profit am I right? Financial institutions always be like "we're going to screw over the people and get rich doing it and pay little consequence," while religious institutions be like ... read
Deals

Classic X-COM games join the Humble 2K Bundle


Beat the average price to unlock them
Jul 15
2K said it would add more games to its ongoing Humble Bundle featuring the likes of BioShock, The Darkness II, and Spec Ops: The Line and indeed it has. Folks who pay more than the average (approximately $8) will gain access ... read
Deals

BioShock, The Darkness II, and more in this Humble 2K Bundle


Morbid curiosity has me interested in The Bureau
Jul 08
If you want to jump straight to the new 2K Humble Bundle, here's the link. It's a tremendous value. This one is offering pay-what-you-want pricing for The Darkness II, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, and the original BioShock.... read
BioShock on Vita

BioShock on Vita probably would have been like Final Fantasy Tactics


Key words here are 'would have been'
Jul 08
An installment in the BioShock series for the PlayStation Vita may be one of Ken Levine's only wishes for the franchise that will go unfulfilled. Levine's longing for one of his signature games on the handheld device is ... read
Fox News

Someone at Fox News is either a BioShock Infinite fan or a massive copycat


They could be both, too
Jul 03
I feel like I could have just presented the above image without context or explanation, and that would have been the entire news post. Really, any kind of commentary I could provide on this just writes itself.  Just take... read

Former Irrational staff form new studio, announce their first game


What's the phrase about shutting up and taking money
Jun 03
It's been about four months since we first got the news that Irrational Games would be shutting down, and as some expected, some former staff have regrouped in a new studio called Day for Night Games. The studio boasts some b... read
Take-Two

Take-Two comments on future of Red Dead and BioShock


I'd be ok with either, done right
May 30
CEO Strauss Zelnick spoke recently at the Cowen and Company Analyst Conference about the future of the Red Dead and BioShock franchises. Speaking on their stable of IPs, Zelnick stated, "our selective approach, which we&... read
Mega64

Eating food to heal in BioShock Infinite really was too much


I lost it at the part with the hoagie
May 12
A city floating in the sky? Sure, I'll buy it. Alternate dimensions? Well, yeah. Nothing new. But eating any old random food scattered throughout town to recover health? You've gone too far, BioShock Infinite. I can no longe... read
PlayStation Store

Plenty of great games for $5 during the PlayStation Store Flash Sale


There are great games, and some not-so-great as well
May 02
Looking for a new game to play well into the weekend while I hit up Chicago for the Queens of the Stone Age show? You are? Boy, do I have a sale for you! Hit up the PlayStation Store this weekend early for some sweet deals, i... read
BioShock

Somebody put BioShock assets in Unreal Engine 4


The end result is pretty good, all things considered
Apr 29
The original BioShock ran on (a heavily modified version of) Unreal Engine. That was almost seven years ago. What would the game look like running on the newest iteration, Unreal Engine 4? Someone had that same thought and p... read
BioShock Infinite had an interesting run, with player reception all over the board. Some loved it, some hated it, others reveled in its celebration of violence, some disapproved. It's probably going to be a long time bef... read feature

Deals

Thief, Tomb Raider, and more half price on Xbox Live


Deals for Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Mar 25
Xbox One deals straight from the console's digital marketplace itself are a welcome sight indeed. This week's Xbox Live sales are available to Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners alike from March 28 - 30: Thief (50 percent off), Tom... read
BioShock statue

Is Elizabeth your spunky waifu? Why not buy a $250 statue?


Highway robbery at sea
Mar 11
Here's a thing you can buy if you have too much money on your hands and don't want to give it to those in need: this limited run Noir Elizabeth BioShock Infinite statue is available for pre-order. It's $250, but only 400 were... read
BioShock

Irrational devs recall proudest moments from their last BioShock DLC


I'm getting a little veklempt
Mar 11
In this reflective look back at the soon-to-be released final DLC for BioShock Infinite, members of the team at Irrational Games talk about the elements of the experience they are most individually proud of. There are also l... read
1998 Mode

Irrational introduces 1998 Mode to BioShock Infinite DLC


Get your stealth on
Feb 27
One of the biggest and most widely-held criticisms of BioShock Infinite had to do with all the violence. Many thought that it did a disservice to the narrative by being too over-the-top. Irrational aims to make amends of... read
Bioshock Vita

So...whatever happened to Bioshock Vita?


Remember that?
Feb 21
Remember when Ken Levine went on stage at E3 in 2011 and held up a PlayStation Vita, championed the hardware, and noted that Bioshock would be coming to it? Well... he just disbanded Irrational Games. CVG reached out to ... read
"I am winding down Irrational Games as you know it," wrote co-founder Ken Levine in a post that comes as an utter shock. "I'll be starting a smaller, more entrepreneurial endeavor at Take-Two. That is going to mean ... read feature

BioShock Infinite

Burial at Sea video reintroduces some familiar faces


Steven's better with the sea puns
Feb 12
It's not often that I post a video and recommend that nobody actually watch it, but here we are. Just like the preview clip from two weeks ago, this Burial at Sea: Episode Two behind-the-scenes video is full of spoilers... read






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