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Irrational Games closing

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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BioShock Infinite DLC

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea available on November 12

2K has just announced that the first major DLC for BioShock Infinite, Burial at Sea: Episode 1, will be available on November 12th for $14.99 (or included with your Season Pass). This date is a worldwide release for the PS3, 360, and PC, so...   read

 
 


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Ken Levine

Levine to receive recognition at Golden Joystick Awards

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 history, Levine ...   read

 
 
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BioShock Infinite DLC
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Watch the first five minutes of BioShock's Burial at Sea

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 whole lot is reveal...   read

 
 
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BioShock: Burial At Sea, RIP Fez II, GTA has purple cars

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 cancelled, than...   read

 
 
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BioShock interview

Ken Levine on BioShock Infinite's new DLC, Burial at Sea

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 content we've been ...   read

 
 
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Logan's Run movie

Ken Levine will write the new Logan's Run movie

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 project. Deadline...   read

 
 
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System Shock 2 on Steam

System Shock 2 now on Steam, no more excuses

System Shock 2 is one of those games that everyone should get around to playing eventually. It's an eerie and atmospheric first-person shooter with RPG elements that truly was ahead of its time. Some folks like it better than BioShock,...   read

 
 
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BioShock Infinite Art

What BioShock Infinite could have been

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 commercial, fear no...   read

 
 
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BioShock Infinite
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Meet the voices behind BioShock Infinite's Lutece Twins

Jennifer Hale and Oliver Vaquer, the voice actors behind the Lutece Twins, sat down with GameTrailers to talk about their roles in BioShock Infinite. The pair touch on how they both had to read each character's scripts, how it was like wor...   read

 
 
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BioShock Infinite
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Enjoy all of BioShock Infinite in this 3.5-hour movie

Just this past weekend I finished BioShock Infinite, and as a huge fan of the original BioShock this game did not disappoint. I'm still thinking about the story and making new revelations -- and it's been two days since I have to...   read

 
 
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Reviews Elsewhere: BioShock Infinite

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, Destructoid's own...   read

 
 
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Becoming BioShock's Liz

PAX: Voicing Elizabeth meant collaboration and abuse

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 with retrieving f...   read

 
 
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BioShock Infinite

PAX: Ken Levine: Players can be psychopathic alcoholics

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 player can be a&...   read

 
 
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Ken Levine denies $200 million BioShock Infinite budget

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't seen by his ...   read

 
 
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BioShock Infinite video
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Ken Levine talks multiplayer in BioShock Infinite

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 the future of th...   read

 
 
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BioShock film

Ken Levine killed BioShock film due to Watchmen's failure

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 Watchmen, Universal...   read

 
 
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BioShock Soundtrack
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BioShock Infinite characters perform duet on soundtrack

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 for you in your ...   read

 
 
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BioShock Vita

BioShock on Vita hasn't begun development

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 conjecture on Ken Levin...   read

 
 
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System Shock

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

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 will be porting...   read

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

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 picks, and the In...   read

 
 
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BioShock Infinite PC won't have SecuROM or GFWL

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, Infinite is ditching ...   read

 
 
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Video: Ken Levine discusses fratboys and BioShock

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 fans' issues with...   read

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

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. Irrational Ga...   read

 
 
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BioShock interview

Q&A with Ken Levine: Head in the clouds

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 doesn’t r...   read

 
 
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