Before there was BioShock, there was System Shock 2. The first full title produced by Irrational Games when it was still a tiny spin-off from Looking Glass Studios, this terrifying hybrid of a first person shooter and RPG first came out 15 years ago today. Let's all remember in turn just how scared we were when we…
Ready to return to Rapture? On your Apple devices? Today, 2K announced that, yes, BioShock is coming to iOS.
Who would've guessed that this is what the Little Sisters in BioShock started out as? Eurogamer just published a thorough report on the origins of the seminal first person shooter that's worth a close read.
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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.
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.
Booker with his skyhook from Bioshock Infinite, redrawn by Jenny thorne on DeviantART. Looks really cool, just like a cell from a 90s cartoon.
Not that it works. You wouldn't be reading about that kind of breakthrough on a mostly-video-games website. But the bottles of Undertow Vigor being sold on Irrational's site sure look nice, and more importantly, authentic.
Though there have been some awful moments today—please don't make me watch PewDiePie again—this stood out as one genuinely great segment of the 2013 Spike VGX.
BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea's first chapter releases today, and as it deals with events after the twists-and-turns thriller of Infinite, there are few options for seeing what it's all about without confronting a faceful of spoilers. 2K Games' launch trailer looks like a safe approach, though.
Zoe Brookes works for BioShock developers Irrational Games as a graphic designer, so if anyone on Earth was going to find the time to whip something this amazing up, it'd be her.
Somewhere beyond the sea,
Somewhere waitin' for me. You'll be able to go back to Rapture on November 12 when part one of BioShock Infinite's Burial at Sea DLC comes out for consoles and PC.
About a month after BioShock Infinite released, graphic designer Joe Trinder invented a an advertising poster for a vigor that harkened back to one of the plasmids from the original BioShock. That poster and its plasmid will be featured in the "Burial at Sea" extension due to release later this year.
Look here, you nasty pervert horndogs. Ken Levine has seen all that filthy porn people are making with Elizabeth, from BioShock Infinite, and he wants you to know That's Not Cool. "It's like coming across a picture of your daughter," he says.
We're goin' back to Rapture ... Rapture ... with Booker and Elizabeth in Burial at Sea, the first downloadable extension to BioShock Infinite, and if you have to ask why they ended up there and Booker is a Sam Spade caricature, you probably have not finished the game.
In Bioshock, we've always been directly in the center, there to witness the world-changing events transpiring in both Rapture and Columbia. But what about the outside world?
Irrational Games laid off a small number of employees this week, Kotaku has learned.