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Levine forming smaller team focused on highly-replayable narrative-driven games
"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

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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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Hats!

BioShock themed goodies come to Team Fortress 2


Free with BioShock: Infinite Season Pass
Feb 09
Who doesn't love a shiny new hat, or two, to wear during their Team Fortress 2 shenanigans? Well if you've been looking to spruce up the old noggin with a little BioShock love, then Irrational Games has a treat for you..... read
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Burial at Sea

The Burial at Sea: Episode Two trailer might ruin the fun


It gets a little spoilery
Jan 28
So, I have about a million things that I want to say about this BioShock Infinite Burial at Sea: Episode Two trailer, but can't for running the risk of spoiling it for those that want the purest experience possible. If ... read
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BioShock Infinite

The Tea Party doesn't understand BioShock Infinite


Conservative group confuses satire with propaganda
Dec 16
Satire: the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. It's not every day when an ultra-c... read
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A conflicted return to Rapture
BioShock Infinite was one of the most polarizing releases in recent memory among the gaming community. While a number of critics lauded it as an apex for Irrational, many fans were left feeling underwhelmed by certain facets ... read feature

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Ken Levine

Levine to receive recognition at Golden Joystick Awards


The show's first ever Lifetime Achievement award
Oct 23
Ken Levine, one of the most well-known and respected developers in the videogame industry, will be honored at this year's Golden Joystick Awards with a Lifetime Achievement award. Throughout the course of the show's 31-year h... read
BioShock Infinite DLC photo
Spoilers, obviously
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 whol... read feature

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A cold, jaded lady
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... read feature

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All assets have been redone, breathing in new life to Rapture
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 g... read feature

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2K Games

Rod Fergusson heading up new 2K Games studio


Working on an unannounced project
Sep 26
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 ... read
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Burial at Sea details

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


Sea you in Rapture
Aug 26
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... read
Bioshock Burial at Sea photo
Bioshock Burial at Sea

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


Are you enraptured by Elizabeth's bioshocking new look?
Aug 10
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.... read
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BioShock

Ken Levine hasn't stopped pushing for BioShock Vita


Fight the good fight
Aug 02
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... read
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BioShock: Burial At Sea, RIP Fez II, GTA has purple cars


The Destructoid Show says a swearword
Jul 30
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 ... read
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Returning to Rapture on the eve of its downfall
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 cont... read feature

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BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea set on the eve of Rapture's downfall
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 down... read feature

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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
BioShock Infinite Art photo
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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