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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
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

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

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
Warning: Raw sexual energy approaching maximum capacity
With BioShock Infinite mere days away from release, I sat down with Irrational Games' Ken Levine this week to discuss exactly how the game has changed over the past five years of development, and what he envisions for t... read feature

BioShock film

Ken Levine killed BioShock film due to Watchmen's failure


Universal decreased budgeting altered project
Mar 12
Ken Levine has come out about the BioShock film, first announced in 2008 with Pirates of Caribbean director Gore Verbinski attached, admitting to personally cancelling the film. After the poor box office reception to The Watc... read
BioShock Soundtrack

BioShock Infinite characters perform duet on soundtrack


Rest of soundtrack detailed as well
Mar 06
Who among you is picking up the "Ultimate Songbird Edition" or "Premium Edition" of BioShock Infinite? If you're in either one of those camps, I'm sure you know that there's a shiny (digital) copy of the soundtrack waiting f... read
BioShock Vita

BioShock on Vita hasn't begun development


Deal is out of Levine's hands
Feb 26
Despite championing the device back in 2011, Ken Levine and the folks at Irrational Games have made seemingly no progress towards a handheld BioShock game. Apparently all the talk about what the game is was conjectu... read
System Shock

Is System Shock being revived on Steam and GOG.com?


Brave SHODAN once more...
Feb 11
While it should be taken with a grain of salt, a website is reporting that the System Shock franchise will be available on Steam and GOG.com in the very near future. Flesheatingzipper.com is reporting that Night Dive Studios ... read

Here's what you get for pre-ordering Bioshock Infinite


The Industrial Revolution pack
Jan 24
If you're a fan of pre-orders, you can gain access to the "Industrial Revolution Pack" through pre-ordering at select retailers (basically everyone). You'll get access to three in-game items, 500 bonus currency, five lock pi... read

BioShock Infinite PC won't have SecuROM or GFWL


Levine says game will feel "right at home" on computers
Dec 21
During his Reddit AMA, Irrational Games saucepot Ken Levine promised concerned PC gamers that BioShock Infinite would not repeat the mistakes of the past, claiming it'll be "right at home" on computers. Most crucially, Infini... read
Toga! Toga! Toga!
Ken Levine is is one of the most honest guys in the games industry, which is what makes his explanation of BioShock Infinite's box cover so fascinating. In the video above (taken from Sunday's interview), Levine addresses fa... read feature

Don't like BioShock Infinite's cover? Download another!


Irrational Games will compile internal and fan-made alternative covers
Dec 09
Despite novel, arresting box art being a rarity these days, the internet lashed out against BioShock Infinite's decidedly safe and macho cover. Creative director Ken Levine heard the cries and decided to do something about it... read
More than meets the eye
There are a handful of game designers I admire but none of them are as handsome as Ken Levine. It just doesn’t seem fair, does it? Until my interview, I always looked on at him with a layer of skepticism. Surely, he ... read feature

BioShock Infinite flies away to March 26, so far away


It's not like we are counting down the days or anything
Dec 07
BioShock Infinite is now set to be released on March 26 for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Yeah, that's an extra month of no totally awesome fun times with BioShock. Bummer. It seems Ken Levine cares more about making great... read

A look at the BioShock Infinite Songbird Edition statue


Ken Levine professes love of collectibles while pimping his own
Nov 13
Irrational Games put out a new video which gives an up-close look at the Songbird statue which is putting the "Songbird" into the "Ultimate Songbird Edition" of Bioshock: Infinite. Director Ken Levine is on hand to express h... read

The DTOID Show: Boobs, Birds, and BioShock Infinite!


Aug 10
Happy Friday, wonderbuns! Max and I totally hosted a live Destructoid Show today but forgot to post about it here beforehand and now EVERYTHING SUCKS. You'll watch the recorded episode though, right? To make me feel better? ... read

BioShock Infinite's Boys of Silence will upset your brain


Mar 20
The mechanical George Washington was creepy enough, but the latest "Heavy Hitters" video for BioShock Infinite gives us something truly disturbing. The Boys of Silence are blinded to the world and hunt you down using sound. They're also made out of pure nightmare fuel.  Check out the video and see what I mean. It's really quite a gruesome concept. read

Hey guys! Here we are again! Today's show, we talk about how Kickstarter is the hottest thing on the web right now, and how Tim Schafer's Double Fine Adventure raised 3.3 million dollars, and how inXile's Wasteland 2 is in th... read feature

BioShock Infinite lets loose the Motorized Patriot


Mar 08
Oh hey there, do you want to see a terrifying robot George Washington with a gatling gun? Of course you do. You'll be having clockwork nightmares for the next few days, so make sure you enjoy it! This is the Motorized Patrio... read

In BioShock Infinite players are presented with a world, or rather a floating city, in conflict. Both ideological and physical. The conflict is between the dominant right-wing nationalists, the Founders, and a coalition of po... read feature

Bioshock's Ken Levine digs into some creative influences


Oct 20
The Bioshock series is obviously an inspired one; the worlds of film, literature, and pop culture have left a very clear mark on Ken Levine and his creations. In this interview from Complex, Levine goes a bit ... read

Uncharted was once a bit more like BioShock


Jul 02
Early in the game's development -- when it existed as nothing more than a tech demo, even -- Uncharted existed differently than what we've come to know. Evan Wells, the co-president of Naughty Dog, recently revealed that the ... read






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