​Playing a Fake Arcade Game Will Make a Weird Game Weirder

When first signs of life appeared for The Black Glove, it quickly became clear that the former BioShock devs working on the first-person game wanted it to be a bit bizarre. So, their homage to old-school arcade games won't just be a fun, nostalgic mini-game. Those creatures are going to break through into the funky… » 10/27/14 5:30pm 10/27/14 5:30pm

Ex-BioShock Developers Are Making An Arty Version Of Oregon Trail

We've all heard the story many times now: talented game developers leave their corporate jobs to strike out on their own, turning to Kickstarter in the process. So what makes The Flame in the Flood stand out? Something about BioShock's art director making a modern fancified version of The Oregon Trail, if you ask me. » 10/07/14 5:15pm 10/07/14 5:15pm

They Helped Make BioShock. Their Next Game Will Be Even More Surreal

You've probably played games that Joe Fielder has worked on. The former Irrational Games creator helped craft the literary voice of BioShock Infinite among others. Those titles were set in far-flung places which, despite being fantastical in nature, were understood to be real in the game you were playing through. His… » 8/25/14 1:15pm 8/25/14 1:15pm

Classic Video Games Reimagined As R.L. Stine Goosebumps Books

If It Were Stine is a Tumblr by cover designer Theodore Holmstead-Scott and blurb writer Jude Deluca that reimagines horror movies as book covers from the popular “Goosebumps” series by R.L. Stine. There's quite a few video game-inspired book covers, including Bioshock, Tomb Raider, and Silent Hill: » 7/30/14 8:40pm 7/30/14 8:40pm

The Best Violent Moments In Video Games

There's really no getting around it: many, many games are about violence, and sometimes it can be a bit much. Kill this, kill that, kill this until it all feels the same, like mowing a lawn or stomping an anthill. We've written a ton about it. But violence can also be incredibly powerful and interesting. Let's talk… » 6/27/14 10:07pm 6/27/14 10:07pm

Global Warming Could Give Us A Future Straight Out Of A Video Game

Earth has seen much better days, and science says it's largely humanity's fault. This week, the antarctic ice sheet's eventual collapse was declared "unstoppable" by research teams. How might we survive unprecedented rises in sea level? No one's sure, but games like BioShock and Brink may have the right idea. » 5/16/14 9:25pm 5/16/14 9:25pm