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

Ken Levine Is Still Trying to Bring a BioShock Game to the Vita

It took more than two years for BioShock Infinite to go from announcement to release. That’s a pretty long time. But it might be even longer to get Irrational Games’ successful first-person series onto the PlayStation Vita. Why? Studio head Ken Levine says, “I can’t personally greenlight the thing myself.” » 8/01/13 11:00am 8/01/13 11:00am

BioShock's Ken Levine Takes A Shot At Scripting Logan's Run

Logan's Run fans have been clamoring for a remake of the 1976 film adaptation of William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson's classic tale of dystopian ageist science fiction for decades. According to an exclusive report from Deadline Hollywood, Ken Levine's next big writing gig after BioShock Infinite is penning… » 6/18/13 3:00pm 6/18/13 3:00pm

Even in BioShock Infinite's Alternate History, America Was a Woman. But Not a Nice One.

We all know Uncle Sam. The guy in the Old Glory-styled top hat and tails is the personification of the United States that American schoolkids grow up learning about. You probably know him from the famous poster strongly urging that you enlist and maybe you've seen him done up as a superhero. » 3/06/13 3:45pm 3/06/13 3:45pm

BioShock Infinite's Lead Creator on History, Video Game Violence and... What Happens to the Sewage in a Floating City?

In an office in Union Square last week, BioShock Infinite 's lead creator, Ken Levine, said I could ask him about anything. He was in a kind and generous mood, offering me a strawberry from a bowl of them—he at eats at least half a pound of them a day, he told me. » 2/13/13 12:30pm 2/13/13 12:30pm