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Morning Facepalm: Fox News Uses Bioshock Infinite Logo to “Defend the Homeland”

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?

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Irrational Games Is Shutting Down To Be Replaced By New “Start-Up” Studio

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.

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Surprise! First Bioshock Infinite DLC Launched Today, Second One Set in Rapture on the Way

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.

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DLC to Give the Bioshock Franchise Its First Playable Female Character

Good News Everyone!

And according to lead writer Ken Levine, it's all because this is what the fans asked for.

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Ken Levine, of BioShock Fame, to Pen Logan’s Run Reboot Screenplay

Back to where it all started.

Ken Levine, the mind behind the award-winning BioShock games, is working on a new project. It's about an alternate timeline and a corrupt society. Its plot revolves around warring factions. And it's not a video game. Ken Levine is currently working on the screenplay for a reboot of the '70s sci-fi film Logan's Run.

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It’s Really Happening, People! System Shock 2 Coming to GOG

A number of PC video games that came out in the late '90s to early aughts are held in high esteem by the greater video game community. Deus Ex and Fallout come to mind, for example. Most of these have been repackaged and released digitally, but System Shock 2 was left out in the digital cold. Designed by Ken Levine of BioShock fame, System Shock 2 has received heaps of praise over the years, but never a digital release. That ends tomorrow, thanks to GOG.

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You Have a Voice: Vote for the BioShock Infinite Reversible Cover of Your Choice

As far as video game covers go, the artwork to be slapped on every copy of BioShock Infinite this March is pretty bland, featuring an image of the game's protagonist -- Booker DeWitt -- brandishing a gun while the American flag is burned to cinders behind him. Other than that, there's not much else, nothing to even suggest that the game takes place on a grandiose steampunk city in the sky with giant-handed cyborg guys roaming the streets. Going solely by the cover, BioShock Infinite may as well be about a trigger happy arsonist that likes to burn flags. Ken Levine, creative director and co-founder of BioShock developer Irrational Games, has heard our collective grievances and announced that gamers will have the chance to vote for the artwork to appear on the reversible cover. And we have oh so many options.

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The Rumored Multiplayer Modes for Bioshock Infinite Have Definitely Been Cancelled

Irrational Games creative director Ken Levine has confirmed that Bioshock Infinite will definitely not feature a multiplayer component in a pair of tweets today. The announcement comes months after a report from Kotaku suggested that many of the game's rumored multiplayer modes had been cut in an attempt to focus the development of the single-player campaign.

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When Was The Last Time You Saw a New Bioshock Infinite Trailer?

It's been six whole months since fans have gotten new any information about Bioshock Infinite. Earlier this year, Irrational Games creative director Ken Levine announced that, after months of relentlessly promoting Infinite, the studio would enact a media blackout to focus their resources on completing the game. Given the timing of the announcement, the decision may have had something to do with the game being pushed from its projected October release date into 2013.

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