Items tagged with Bioshock Infinite

One of the most profound questions BioShock Infinite's original story left open was the relationship between the floating city of 1912 and the undersea empire of Rapture that we explored in the original BioShock. BioShock Infinite's Burial at Sea DLC (Parts 1 & 2) answer that question -- but it's the second chapter that really stands out as an amazing adventure. In Part I, you played as Booker DeWitt, a young investigator in 1958 in Rapture -- despite the fact that Booker DeWitt was born in 1874. Elizabeth walks in with a case for you to solve -- a missing child -- and the game kicks off what... Read more...
Ken Levine, head of Irrational Games and lead designer on last year's smash hit, BioShock Infinite, has announced that Irrational Games is essentially shutting down with all but 15 personnel laid off as the company transitions towards building different kinds of games. Levine didn't offer much in the way of hints about what those games might look like, but said: To meet the challenge ahead, I need to refocus my energy on a smaller team with a flatter structure and a more direct relationship with gamers. In many ways, it will be a return to how we started: a small team making games for the core... Read more...
One of the most intriguing events in Bioshock Infinite occurs near the end of the game. Your companion, Elizabeth, opens an interdimensional tear into another reality to help you both escape from a monster. Upon leaping through it, you find yourself in a decaying underwater city, with the creature -- Songbird -- imprisoned outside, crushed by the ocean depths. This was a tip of the hat to both the themes that the BioShock series has historically explored and to the greater universe that Booker (your player), Elizabeth, and Andrew Ryan were all part of. Was the floating city of Columbia tied to... Read more...
Game related spending declined yet again last month, falling 10 percent $992.5 billion, according to the latest data published by the NPD Group. However, that number doesn't tell the whole store. In fact, it may account for only half of what gamers actually spent on game related software, hardware, and accessories. How so? "When you consider our preliminary estimate for other physical format sales in March such as used and rentals at $190 million, and our estimate for digital format sales including full game and add-on content downloads including micro-transactions, subscriptions, mobile apps,... Read more...
AMD has confirmed that Battlefield 4 will be part of its upcoming "Never Settle" bundle. The game isn't supposed to drop until late 2013, which means AMD is announcing a coupon package well in advance of the actual title. This isn't the first time a manufacturer has taken this step, but it's been quite awhile -- the last major tie-in we remember this far in advance was an offer for Valve's Orange and Black Boxes that shipped back in the 2004 time frame. It's not surprising to see EA and AMD teaming up, since BF4 was demoed on Team Red hardware about ten days back, but the "Never Settle" program... Read more...
BioShock Infinite is a great game. I'm only into the early chapters as of this writing, but I can already tell you that all the great things people have been writing are, as near as I can tell, absolutely true. We're working on a performance comparison and review that'll be up in the not-too-distant future, so look for them. For all its gorgeous graphics and amazing attention to detail, BioShock Infinite has a really odd directional audio problem. I've created a video clip that demonstrates it below: Color me confused on this one. In this case, the problem is worse if I turn left than if I turn... Read more...
BioShock fans, your patience (or impatience, for that matter) is about to pay off: BioShock Infinite has officially gone gold and the game is on track to be in stores on the expected March 26th launch date. It’s just about time to find out what’s really going on in that city-in-the-sky. It shouldn't be too hard to find some exhilarating adventure in a place like this. Image credit: Irrational Games If you haven’t been following Infinite, it’s time to head on over to the BioShock Infinite website and bone up. You’ll be playing as Booker, a Pinkerton agent with a mysterious... Read more...
PC gamers are sometimes treated like second-class citizens (to put it delicately) compared to our console brethren, and if you're worried BioShock Infinite will be another one of those titles, Irrational Games wants to put your fears to rest. The developer posted an article detailing what PC gamers can expect from the upcoming title, as well as minimum and recommended system requirements. "Fifteen years ago, Irrational Games got its start making PC games, and the PC gaming experience has always been near and dear to our hearts," Irrational Games explains. "But it’s been a long time since... Read more...