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BioShock

Someone recreated BioShock's Columbia in Fallout 4, and it's amazing


Guns Guns Guns
Jan 13
// Chris Carter
Although I never really enjoyed the settlement element of Fallout 4, it stands to reason that over time, dedicated modders and players would spend hours crafting their own designs, coming up with some insane projects. And tha...
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Ken Levine

BioShock creator: 'gamers want an experience that lasts more than 10-12 hours'


'That's a lot to ask somebody to spend'
Dec 18
// Vikki Blake
BioShock creator Ken Levine has revealed that his upcoming project will feature an open world. Talking to NPR's On Point (via GameSpot), he confirmed that his latest project will depart from the more tradi...
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Grand Theft Auto

Why doesn't Rockstar release a new GTA game every year?


Take-Two Talks
Nov 20
// Vikki Blake
Rockstar's parent company, Take-Two, has opened up about why it does not annualise the release its biggest titles like Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, and Red Dead Redemption. Talking at MKM Partners Investor Day in New York Cit...
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BioShock

BioShock iOS is coming back to the App Store after all, says 2K


Silence finally broken
Sep 25
// Chris Carter
As you may have heard, BioShock's iOS port was removed from the App Store entirely, to the point where you couldn't even re-download it if you owned it. Multiple outlets have reached out to 2K for comment over the past week o...

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BiOShock

BioShock mysteriously zapped from Apple's App Store


Full refunds are available
Sep 24
// Brett Makedonski
It's said that during the rapture, all who are good simply vanish from earth to continue their existence in the afterlife. Fitting given its eponymous setting that BioShock for iOS devices just kind of disappeared recent...
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BioShock

Did a retailer leak a BioShock remastered collection?


OMG I HOPE SO
Sep 21
// Vikki Blake
A remaster of the BioShock trilogy may be coming to current-gen consoles as early as this November. It's all rumours and conjecture at present -- and 2K is saying nothing -- but South African retailer Raru shared detail...
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Golden Joysticks

Vote for your favourite games in this year's Golden Joystick Awards


21 awards need your help!
Sep 02
// Vikki Blake
Voting is now open for this year's Golden Joystick Awards. If you do contribute a vote -- and nine million of us did in 2014 -- you'll also receive a copy of the very excellent Bioshock Infinite on PC via Green Man Gaming for...
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BioShock sweater

Hold on, that's what BioShock's protagonist looks like?!


(I skipped Burial at Sea ep. 2)
Jul 17
// Jordan Devore
I had this mental image of BioShock protagonist Jack as a normal, non-sweater-wearing guy. That's gone now, and it's never coming back.
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Playstation Now UK

PlayStation Now is finally available in the UK


The beta has begun
Jul 16
// Laura Kate Dale
Attention UK PS3 and PS4 owners with a fast internet connection, PlayStation Now is finally available for you to try. It's time to stream games over the Internet in what is likely to be lower than native quality and with addi...
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BioShock

BioShock's opening moments recreated in CryEngine 3


It doesn't go beyond the sea
Apr 06
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Free BioShock

Grab a free copy of BioShock Infinite on Xbox Live


At least play the opening sequence
Mar 16
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Games with Gold

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


And bonus games in April!
Feb 25
// Brett Makedonski
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...
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Ken Levine's new game

BioShock creator working on a new sci-fi game


Smaller scale, player-created main character
Jan 28
// Steven Hansen
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...
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Black Glove PS4

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


From BioShock and BioShock Infinite devs
Oct 28
// Steven Hansen
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.   ...
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Dim Bulb Games

Gone Home/BioShock dev teases first game from new studio


Poker playing wolf lady shows off her Ace
Oct 07
// Jonathan Holmes
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...
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The Black Glove

Former BioShock devs doing BioShock-looking The Black Glove


An 'eerie, surrealistic, first-person game'
Oct 06
// Steven Hansen
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...
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BioShock on iOS

BioShock jolts iOS devices today for $14.99


Rapture in your pocket
Aug 27
// Brett Makedonski
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...

That BioShock teaser was an iOS port and it plays well (sort of)

Aug 04 // Steven Hansen
Now that Apple has gone ahead with some controller support, you can play BioShock with any compatible unit. I did so as I waded through the intro (and waded through freezing plane crash water), but I figured playing with the touch controls might prove a bit more informative. Not everyone has one of those pricey controllers.   After getting through the lengthy establishing bits and exposition and finding a plumber's discarded wrench, I finally got to smash some Splicer faces. Virtual joysticks will appear wherever you rest either thumb. I still managed to drift too far off sometimes, but I only felt mildly hampered. I moved less smoothly than I might with a controller, but it worked well. It's an option, anyway, leaving you stuck between it and expensive controllers.  The interface is pretty slick. On the right side, there's a big virtual button to use either your equipped weapon or plasmid (no dual wielding yet, remember). You can also switch between plasmids and weapons and search through trash cans for cigarettes and bodies for money. It all works well enough, retooled as it is. The problem with the touch controls comes in combat. You might adapt and get better at them. You might already be better at them than I am. But I had some difficulty in my right thumb being needed to both a) line up the shooting reticle and b) tap the big old "shoot" button. That bit of time in between is troublesome. If this were all puzzle solving, exploration, and Pipe Mania hacking, the touch controls would be a completely viable option for the iOS port. However, in the hour I played, I struggled shooting things accurately, which is a big deal for a shooter. I killed things good, thanks in part to some bullet magnetism that took shots over the shoulder and counted them a couple inches left or right, but the precise tactility of first-person shooting is lost here. It just feels a little less good when the game rewards you for being in the vicinity. It's a necessary change, though, because otherwise you would line up shots and lose them in the split second you stopped aiming to tap "kill," assuming you didn't move the reticle in that motion. Good thing targets are generally running at you, too, because keeping up with lateral movement isn't easy.  The port is novel (it's on my phone!), it's perfunctory, it's a reminder that BioShock was pretty cool, and with a controller you can basically match the original experience. The touch controls work about as well as they could, but can't overcome losing the precision in first-person shooting.
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BiOShock
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,...

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Sup Holmes

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


Get to know the people that make great videogames
Aug 03
// Jonathan Holmes
[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 ...
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BioShock

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


Yes, please
Jul 24
// Brett Makedonski
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...
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BioShock

These PlayStation demakes transport you to a simpler time


Someone get these artists jobs in the industry, y'all
Jul 23
// Brittany Vincent
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...
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ank of the Prophet

BioShock Infinite looks good as a LEGO monument


Bank of the Prophet
Jul 15
// Steven Hansen
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 ...
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Deals

Classic X-COM games join the Humble 2K Bundle


Beat the average price to unlock them
Jul 15
// Jordan Devore
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 ...
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Deals

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


Morbid curiosity has me interested in The Bureau
Jul 08
// Jordan Devore
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....
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BioShock on Vita

BioShock on Vita probably would have been like Final Fantasy Tactics


Key words here are 'would have been'
Jul 08
// Brett Makedonski
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 ...
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Fox News

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


They could be both, too
Jul 03
// Brittany Vincent
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...
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Former Irrational staff form new studio, announce their first game


What's the phrase about shutting up and taking money
Jun 03
// Abel Girmay
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...
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Take-Two

Take-Two comments on future of Red Dead and BioShock


I'd be ok with either, done right
May 30
// Chris Carter
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&...
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Mega64

Eating food to heal in BioShock Infinite really was too much


I lost it at the part with the hoagie
May 12
// Jordan Devore
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...
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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
// Brittany Vincent
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...

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