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BioShock 1 and 2 are a bit smoother using backward compatibility

Backward compatibility on Xbox One often turns out to be the best way to experience 360 titles. Any form of screen tearing is removed and framerates tend to be more consistent throughout. There are definitely some notable exceptions to that...   read

 
 
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Upgrading to the BioShock remasters on PC is easy enough

2K has clarified the upgrade process for BioShock: The Collection on PC ahead of next week's launch. In short, if you already own the games on Steam, this is what you can expect to get for free: BioShock ➜ BioShock remastered includ...   read

 
 
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BioShock's medical pavilion recreated in Unreal Engine 4 makes you forget what it actually looked like

Two years ago, we saw the glory of original BioShock assets dropped into Unreal Engine 4. Now UK-based 3D artist Ross Littlejohn has gone ahead and recreated a scene from everyone's favorite underwater city fro...   read

 
 
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BioShock Collection has now turned up on ESRB website

The ESRB is the latest ratings body to provide details on the as-yet unannounced BioShock Collection compilation.  The American ratings board describes the release as a “collection of three first-person shooters in which players ...   read

 
 
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Did a retailer leak a BioShock remastered collection?

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 details over the week...   read

 
 
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Perception Kickstarter hits $100K, devs release new 'found footage' teaser

As the Kickstarter campaign for Perception celebrates hitting $100K, the development team behind the upcoming horror game has released a new "found footage" trailer video. The video -- which will feel familiar in a Blair Witch Project...   read

 
 
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Ex-Irrational devs announce new horror game Perception

Deep End Games -- a new studio consisting of many ex-Irrational developers -- has announced a Kickstarter campaign for a brand new horror game called Perception. The first-person horror adventure places you in the shoes of visually-imp...   read

 
 
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The Black Glove

Ex-Irrational developers shelve The Black Glove

Steven told us about The Black Glove, a surreal first-person game from former Irrational (BioShock) developers, a couple of times. That was several months ago. The Kickstarter didn't make it. Determined, the team at Day for Night Games has ...   read

 
 
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Grab a free copy of BioShock Infinite on Xbox Live

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 no denying the...   read

 
 
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Ken Levine's new game

BioShock creator working on a new sci-fi game

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. Recently, the proce...   read

 
 


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Irrational's hiring again almost a year after 'winding down'

In February, Ken Levine (bio)shocked the gaming world by announcing that Irrational Games was shutting down. Well, sort of. The plan was to lay off the majority of the staff, and continue forward as a small group dedicated to creating narra...   read

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

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.   Anyways, previo...   read

 
 
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Former BioShock devs doing BioShock-looking The Black Glove

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 some putting tons...   read

 
 
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BioShock on Vita

BioShock on Vita probably would have been like Final Fantasy Tactics

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 well-documented...   read

 
 
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Former Irrational staff form new studio, announce their first game

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 bigger names fro...   read

 
 
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Somebody put BioShock assets in Unreal Engine 4

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 put in the effor...   read

 
 
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Review: BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode Two

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 before we get to d...   read

 
 
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BioShock statue

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

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 produced, so y...   read

 
 
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Irrational devs recall proudest moments from their last BioShock DLC

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 little snippets ...   read

 
 
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Irrational introduces 1998 Mode to BioShock Infinite DLC

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 sorts with a n...   read

 
 
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DOOM 4 beta, Yokai Watch & Final Fantasy on PC

Hey everybody, I’m back from Japan! And here’s your quasi-timely news update for the first two thirds of this week. Irrational Games closed, pre-ordering Wolfenstein: The New Order gets you a beta for the new and technically un...   read

 
 
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Fire Hose gives free office space to ex-Irrational indies

In the wake of the unfortunate news of Irrational Games shutting down, many of the studio's staff are bound to be left unemployed. While many will surely go on to work for other companies, some will likely take a shot at beginning an indepe...   read

 
 
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Whoa: Irrational Games as we know it is shutting down

"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 parting ways wi...   read

 
 
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Burial at Sea video reintroduces some familiar faces

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. So much so th...   read

 
 
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BioShock themed goodies come to Team Fortress 2

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... well that is ...   read

 
 


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