On the most recent episode of Shall We Play a Game?, my podcast with former NPR producer and correspondent JJ Sutherland, we review The Magic Circle, a game with a whole lot of BioShock alums in the credits: The Magic Circle’s lead designer, Jordan Thomas, was the creative director of BioShock 2, and he also led the… »
On today’s Highlight Reel we have heists, easy Bioshock splicers, canons, unconventional knock downs, exploding Diablo creatures and much more!
The Black Glove, a surreal indie game being made by former BioShock developers, has been shelved indefinitely. Developer Night Games explained in its announcement that they were unable to find a good publisher following the game’s unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign. Bummer! It looked like a very promising game. »
Most people played through the first BioShock and probably didn’t hear anything familiar while ending their way through Rapture. But one reader’s sharp ears caught a sequence that sounds remarkably like one from the soundtrack of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Would you kindly listen and see what you think?
We all know the Circus of Values clown. We've all bought ammo, EVE hypos and health kits "from him" dozens of times. But did you know that he originally sold melons? »
Last month master pianist/composer Sonya Belousova charmed us with on the spot arrangements of classic Nintendo themes, many of which she had only just heard for the first time. I was hesitant to post her follow-up, but then I heard her version of "The Scars of Time" from Chrono Cross. »
Why there isn't an official line of Rapture-inspired fish tanks already is beyond me. Until 2K gets their act together, Super Fan Builds' custom BioShock aquarium shall have to do. No Gods or Kings... only Fish. »
"It's chess meets Hamlet. Okay, maybe not Hamlet. But it's a start." Ken Levine, of BioShock and System Shock 2 fame, wrote an interesting review of Shadow of Mordor this week in which he praises its novel ability to tell stories that players "build for themselves simply by playing the game." Read it over at Matter. »
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… »
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. »
When you look at Booker DeWitt - star of BioShock Infinite - on the cover of the game, you see a rugged man of action who won't take no guff from nobody. When you look at his face on this new action figure, you see something else. »
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… »
Three and a half years ago, Stevie Kopas bought an uneccesary second copy of BioShock from GameStop as an excuse to talk to the guy behind the counter. This weekend that guy gave her a third copy, but what was inside was much better than a video game. »