Items tagged with Bioshock

Following yesterday’s “leak” which turned up screenshots (and a box shot) of BioShock the Collection, 2K Games officially let the cat out the bag today. BioShock fans will be pleased to hear that the title will be released on September 13th for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. So what exactly will fans receive in this latest gaming bundle? You’ll find BioShock, BioShock 2, the latest addition to the series, BioShock Infinite — all of which have been remastered in 1080p and run at up to 60 fps. And just in case you get tired of simply trundling around with just the original content offered in the games, you’ll also receive all single-player add-on content. Also included is a director’s commentary... Read more...
For those of us who find most mobile games to be unengaging, the rise of so-called “premium” games on mobile platforms is a welcome development. Big names have been trotting out the likes of Modern Combat 5: Blackout (Gameloft) and Mass Effect: Infiltrator (EA), which tend to carry high price tags, but pack better graphics and gameplay that your typical $1.99 game or freebie. Now, 2K is readying the original Bioshock for iOS. You could be playing Bioshock on your iPad as early as this summer. Bioshock for iOS. Image Credit: Engadget Reviewers who have had had the chance to try an in-progress version of the game say that the games graphics are very good, though some sacrifices clearly... Read more...
The topic of immigration in the US is a hot one at the moment, with people on either side of the fence (no pun) vehemently arguing their beliefs. Clearly, this isn't a topic appropriate for a site like HotHardware, but leave it to none other than Fox News for giving us something to glean from it all. In a recent broadcast of Fox & Friends, a logo emblazoned with the words "Defending the Homeland" can be seen on a display in the background, as well as on the ticker at the bottom of the screen. It's not at all uncommon for news networks to create logos for big reports, but it's not typical to see one that looks remarkably similar to a video game title. Does it look familiar? How about now?... Read more...
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 was ultimately a by-the-numbers romp through Frank Fontaine's department store turned prison. While... 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 gaming audience Normally, when we see studios shut down after huge financial successes, it's because... 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 Rapture? Clearly, yes. But how? Bioshock Infinite didn't explore that connection, but its first DLC,... Read more...
We're not going to beat around the bush, here. BioShock Infinite is game-of-the-year material. The floating city of Columbia is one of the most evocative, intense, gorgeous environments I've ever seen -- but how much you like it may depend on what sort of visual wizardry you prefer. BioShock Infinite is built on Unreal Engine 3, and while it pushes that framework's capabilities into the stratosphere, there's a clear difference between BioShock Infinite and, say, Crysis 3. It's a testament to Ken Levine and the artistic team at Irrational Games that the gap feels like a stylistic choice rather than a technological limitation... Definitive Bioshock Infinite Review with Benchmarks... Read more...
We're not going to beat around the bush, here. BioShock Infinite is game-of-the-year material. The floating city of Columbia is one of the most evocative, intense, gorgeous environments I've ever seen -- but how much you like it may depend on what sort of visual wizardry you prefer. BioShock Infinite is built on Unreal Engine 3, and while it pushes that framework's capabilities into the stratosphere, there's a clear difference between BioShock Infinite and, say, Crysis 3. It's a testament to Ken Levine and the artistic team at Irrational Games that the gap feels like a stylistic choice rather than a technological limitation. Crysis 3 is a triumph of texturing and structural detail. BioShock Infinite... 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 right. Turning right merely deadens the sound, while turning left mutes it altogether in one spot.... Read more...
Tomorrow morning, the long-awaited Bioshock Infinite will launch. Unlike the previous Bioshock titles, which focused on the doomed undersea city of Rapture, the new game takes place decades earlier -- and in the sky. In Bioshock Infinite, you play as Booker DeWitt, a former agent of the non-fictional Pinkerton Detective Agency. You're tasked with rescuing a young woman aboard the floating-air city Columbia. The game is set in 1912, rather than Rapture's late 1950s, which gives the product a definite steampunk motif. Early previews and reviews have all been excellent, with multiple sources praising the art, plot, and gameplay. Players who prefer a particularly tough challenge may enjoy the game's... Read more...
If you’ve ever daydreamed about being a Pinkerton thug (er, detective, we meant detective) at the beginning of the 1900’s, you already know that your chance is nigh. Bioshock’s forthcoming Infinite is set to launch in March, and it will have you gallivanting around the flying city of Columbus as Pinkerton’s Booker DeWitt. Bioshock just released a new trailer to whet your appetite, and it’s worth a look. The new documentary-style trailer introduces viewers to Columbia, the floating city that turned out to be much better armed than people expected (and, of course, much more sinister). If you’re looking for stunning graphics that give you a feel for the game play,... Read more...
Grand Theft Auto has always served as the poster boy for video games that drive parents and government officials up the wall. Take-Two Interactive Software took a lot of heat for the violent and sexualized content, and made a whole lot of money selling it.  But they've had trouble coming up with a follow-up to their signature title.  It looks like their gamble on the new first person shooter -sort of- called " BioShock" is just what the doctor ordered for their ailing bottom line. The game is part first-person shooter, horror flick, and morality tale. Players explore a failed underwater utopia torn apart by clashes over a DNA-altering substance that bestows health and superpowers.... Read more...
2K Games' Bioshock Pre-Orders Available via Steam NEW YORK, NY, August 16, 2007 - Valve today announced that BioShock, the highly-anticipated and award-winning first-person shooter by 2K Games is available for pre-purchase now via Steam®. Starting today, gamers can pre-order BioShock on Steam (www.steamgames.com) for $49.95, and begin playing the moment the game is made available. One of the most anticipated games of 2007, BioShock is the "genetically enhanced" first person shooter that lets players do things never before possible in the genre - turn everything into a weapon, biologically modify your body with plasmids,... Read more...
According to our current poll, Bioshock is one of the more highly anticipated games scheduled to be released, with only Crysis and UT:3 receiving more votes.  Well, it turns out that Bioshock fans are a little bit closer to getting their hands on the final game. As of last night, the demo for Bioshock was made available for download on the Xbox 360.  And according to the 2kgames website, a PC version of the demo is only a few weeks away... "The BioShock demo, announced after the world premiere of the BioShock launch trailer on Spike TV, has just now gone live on Marketplace. Boot up your 360s and get downloading. Rapture awaits. For those of you who are looking for a BioShock demo on the PC,... Read more...