Would you kindly celebrate with me?
After a series of leaks left little doubt in anyone's mind, the remastered BioShock Collection has finally been officially announced! Not only are BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite all included, but the package comes with plenty of extras all for about the price of a single game.Read More
Or least-favorite, depending on your threshold for bad parenting.
I got the gaming bug from my dad, who used to sit three-year-old me on his lap while he played Myst and Doom - which, in hindsight, may not have been the best plan, but hey. So what better way to celebrate Father's Day than with a collection of cards (lovingly made by myself and my fellow Weekend Editor, Becky Chambers) dedicated to our fave, most-devoted in-game dads?Read More
It's probably not what you think.
Underwear in video games quite often confuses and baffles me, when they bother to acknowledge that women wear it at all. But this piece isn't about whether or not it's sexist to only show women characters in games in their underwear (because I hope the answer is obvious). This piece is about how a male dominated industry often doesn't understand how underwear works.Read More
Developers, publishers, and marketing professionals, take heed.
Just as many girls as guys are playing video games these days. That means developers have to step up to the challenge of appealing to both genders. But they sure do miss the mark in figuring out What Girls Want. So get out a pencil and paper and take note. It’s not that hard, I promise.Read More
Just don't call her "Metroid."
Artist Ástor Alexander created these re-imaginings of classic games as pulp fiction covers.Read More
It was like some kind of... awesomepocalypse.
While I can't speak for how Sunset Overdrive is as a full game, I did get to play it a bit last night along with a bunch of famous people I have no business being in the same room with, and it was a blast. I also played a bit of Assassin's Creed Unity, and I'll do my best to tell you about that, too—despite how awful I am at it. Hey, you try focusing on gaming with Michelle Hurst AKA Miss Claudette watching.Read More
I swear I'm not making this up.
Death by overdose of irony is not a thing, right? I'm just concerned for all of our safety, because Fox News' graphics department has borrowed from Bioshock Infinite—a game about complete racism and zealotry by people who worship unrealistic versions of the U.S. founders—for an anti-immigration graphic. Some graphics intern had to have done this on purpose, right?Read More
Well, now we know where Levine got the idea for Andrew Ryan.
Sad news for Bioshock fans today: according to a statement on the Irrational Games website, Ken Levine will be shutting down the studio and laying off all but 15 people for a new, " more entrepreneurial endeavor " with Take-Two instead. So, you know, guess it's also sad for Irrational Games employees who liked having some semblance of job security.Read More
The C_ntrollers Light Some Cigarettes Underwater In Bioshock Infinite: Burial At Sea, Episode 1 [Video]
You know what's real fun? Kinetoscopes and scary mannequins.
In cast you haven't seen it yet, our weekend editor Sam Maggs has an awesome Let's Play video series that we've featured on the site before. Their latest episode, all about Bioshock Infinite: Burial At Sea just dropped, and our favorite video game-playing ladies are rocking some great cosplay this time around.Read More
See you in February, everyone!
Sony just released their PlayStation Plus offerings for January with some really excellent "free" games. We use quotes, because it's a paid service, but with games like BioShock Inifinite and Don't Starve, it seems well worth the price.Read More
There is not enough time in the day for all of the facepalms this inspires.
Poe's Law is an Internet phenomenon in which reality and satire become indistinguishable from each other. In a prime example, a conservative Facebook group seemingly became unable to distinguish the outlandish political satire of the BioShock series from their own beliefs, and they posted an in-game propaganda image to their page.Read More
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Somewhere, beyond the sea...
The first DLC for Bioshock Infinite is now available! Clash in the Clouds isn't a continuation of the story as much as a glorified battle arena, but that's fine. The next DLC for the game, Burial at Sea, will have Booker and Elizabeth travel to the setting of the first two BioShock games, Rapture.Read More
Good News Everyone!
We'll miss you, Steam Summer Sale. You've offered us so much.
It's the last day of the Steam Summer Sale, which means they're offering up the most popular titles from the first 10 days. It also means that by now you know we're going to tell you what's on sale after the jump. Has it already been 11 days? Seems like only yesterday we started getting really pumped over discounted games.Read More