Ken Levine's New Game Could Be Really Fascinating

It really sucks that Irrational Games is shutting down, and I hope that everyone who was laid off finds new employment soon. It's a bad situation, yes, but for gamers, there's something to be optimistic about—a new digital game by Ken Levine. » 2/18/14 1:32pm 2/18/14 1:32pm

BioShock Studio Irrational Games Is Shutting Down

Irrational Games, the studio that makes BioShock, is shutting down. BioShock creator Ken Levine said today that he plans to move on to smaller, narrative-heavy games that will be released digitally. » 2/18/14 12:42pm 2/18/14 12:42pm

BioShock Infinite's New Expansion Bites Off More Than It Can Chew

What to make of Burial at Sea? Planned as a two-part episodic expansion for BioShock Infinite, it takes us back to where the series began: The majestic underwater city of Rapture. One part BioShock nostalgia trip and one part extraneous BioShock Infinite epilogue, Burial at Sea's first episode falls unfortunately short … » 11/11/13 8:00am 11/11/13 8:00am

BioShock Infinite vs. Dishonored: The Comparison We Had To Make

A beautiful city with a seamy underbelly. A girl in danger. Weird magic. Beheadings. Junk food. Am I talking about the recently-released BioShock Infinite, or am I talking about the just-updated Dishonored? Could be either one. » 4/16/13 8:00pm 4/16/13 8:00pm

BioShock Infinite's Pre-Order Scheme Is A Bold Step In Consumer…

Each week it feels like the video game industry is coming up with new ways to get you to pre-order games. Packaged bonuses, collectors' edition cases, limited edition figures, in-game items, early access to betas, and more. » 2/22/13 6:00pm 2/22/13 6:00pm

Eerily Accurate BioShock Infinite Cosplayer Gets Job Appearing on…

Turns out we weren't the only ones impressed by the "lifelike" imitation Russian cosplayer Anna Moleva could do of BioShock Infinite's Elizabeth. The game's creators, Irrational, were too. » 12/02/12 11:00pm 12/02/12 11:00pm

BioShock Infinite Won't Have Multiplayer

Back in August, we told you that we'd heard BioShock Infinite was having problems with its multiplayer, a feature that hadn't actually been publicly announced. They're problems that, come November, seem insurmountable. » 11/25/12 8:00pm 11/25/12 8:00pm

Two More Key Developers Leave BioShock Infinite

Two more developers have left Irrational Games, makers of BioShock Infinite. According to LinkedIn, Artificial intelligence lead Don Norbury and combat design director Clint Bundrick are the latest to depart the Boston-based company. » 10/15/12 5:30pm 10/15/12 5:30pm

BioShock Infinite Update: Multiplayer Modes Cut, Gears Maestro…

A string of bad news about one of the most anticipated games on the planet might be giving BioShock Infinite fans cause for concern. But the game's creative director, Ken Levine, tried to allay concerns during a call with Kotaku today. He did so on the heels of us learning some surprising details about Infinite's… » 8/09/12 3:15pm 8/09/12 3:15pm

David Gaider, Ken Levine, and Chris Avellone Discuss What Matters Most …

This Saturday, at PAX East, I had the pleasure of attending the "Plot vs. Play" panel, moderated by Joystiq's Ben Gilbert and Kotaku's own Jason Schreier. The panel brought together three developers who have all worked on landmark, story-driven games to discuss their differing philosophies on the presence and purpose of… » 4/09/12 6:00pm 4/09/12 6:00pm