Remember The Flame in the Flood, that neat Kickstarter project by some ex-BioShock developers that looks like an arty version of Oregon Trail? Well, it met its $150,000 fundraising goal in a week. Now, as always, we just have to play the waiting game... » 10/15/14 11:45am 10/15/14 11:45am

BioShock's Terrifying Predecessor Turns 15 Today

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… » 8/11/14 6:00pm 8/11/14 6:00pm

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. » 4/17/14 11:30am 4/17/14 11:30am

What Next For Dozens Of Ex-BioShock Game Creators?

Yesterday's surprise news that Irrational Games, the studio behind the lauded BioShock series, is shutting down raised a number of questions, including what will become of the people who worked there making games. » 2/19/14 12:00pm 2/19/14 12:00pm

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

You Can Buy BioShock Infinite's Vigor, But It'll Cost You. A Lot.

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. » 12/10/13 2:00am 12/10/13 2:00am

The BioShock Infinite VGX Award Video Was Wonderful

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. » 12/07/13 8:15pm 12/07/13 8:15pm

A Spoiler-Free Look at BioShock Infinite's Next Chapter

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. » 11/12/13 10:40am 11/12/13 10:40am

This Copy Of BioShock Infinite's PC Expansion Is Only 1.44MB

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. » 11/06/13 11:00pm 11/06/13 11:00pm

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. » 10/25/13 8:11am 10/25/13 8:11am

BioShock Infinite's DLC Will Feature One Fan's Home-Brewed Vigor

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. » 10/16/13 6:00pm 10/16/13 6:00pm

BioShock Creator: Please Stop Making Elizabeth Porn

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. » 10/09/13 11:00am 10/09/13 11:00am

5 Minutes in BioShock Infinite's Rapture Shows a City Before the Fall

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. » 10/08/13 8:50am 10/08/13 8:50am

Let This BioShock Infinite DLC Trailer Convince You Rapture Is Real

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? » 10/04/13 9:00am 10/04/13 9:00am

Quite a smart Mass Effect and Bioshock Infinite crossover from digital artist Charles Wilcher, starring the two Commander Shepards, Mass Effect 3's endings and the Lutece twins. It fits—Rosalind and Femshep share a voice actress, after all! » 8/26/13 8:30am 8/26/13 8:30am