I love the British Academy. They recognize that great performances can also take place in video games, and they recognize gaming as part of their awards for artistic achievement. Even better, Steam is getting in on the fun and helping those who haven't enjoyed these games yet.
Though it was easily my most disappointing game last year, I still liked Bioshock Infinite. It told a cool story, had a fantastic setting and interesting characters; I just wish the actual gameplay hadn’t devolved in to being a pure shooter. Far more disappointing is the knowledge that its developer Irrational Games has effectively been closed.
We told you that US-based PlayStation Plus subscribers would be getting the pretty damned good shooter BioShock Infinite next month for free as part of their subscriptions. You also know that indie scare-fest Outlast was also the free game for PlayStation 4 owners. Neither of those were explicitly confirmed for EU regions. they have been now…but there’s more.
Microsoft finally figured out what gamers wanted this month by giving away Sleeping Dogs for free as part of their Games with Gold offering and don’t forget the latest Tomb Raider is also going to be free starting tomorrow.
We hope you guys are enjoying this as much as we are. It's been a difficult process, making this list. Mostly, we've just been beating each other with Wiimotes and bowing down as Gavin made random demands. Remember - this top list isn't about sales, metrics or scores; it's about games that shaped the generation, or maybe just impressed us.
I love Steam, and my backlog over there is extensive. However, I still believe that we need to support retailers or eventually we will be completely dependent on digital distribution. Over at Kalahari, they're running a massive sale with some prices rivalling that of Steam.
Irrational Games boss Ken Levine has been very teasy on Twitter of late, saying that he’s “very excited” for something today, at 8am EST. That time happened to be just moments ago. Here’s what the guy behind Bioshock’s been so excited about. It’s not about that Vita version of the game, in case you were wondering.
Bioshock Infinite is a pretty damn good game, with a trippy story and some great characters thrown into the mix. While the game gives you plenty of guns with which to tell a tale about how violence is bad, there’s also powers derived from bottles of vigours in the game. And those bottles look pretty rad with their funkadelic designs. Don’t you wish that you could own one? Well, now you can.
Machinima has put together a pretty hilarious video showing what it would be like if the AI characters had to escort us in the game instead of us holding their hand the entire time.
Last year Rod Fergusson left Epic games after a long and glittering career and quickly joined Irrational Games, the people behind Bioshock: Infinite. A few weeks after joining the title was delayed as we were told Rod had let them know the game simply isn’t ready to out.
This is the post many of you have been waiting for. We’ve finally selected a winner for our ridiculous amazing BioShock Infinite prize, which includes the Songbird Edition of the game, A bloody Skyhook, a T-shirt and two figurines. That, I’m sure you’ll agree, is a pretty amazing prize. Did you win? Probably not, but let’s have a look and see who did!
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed while playing through Bioshock Infinite, but throughout the entire game, the audio is punctuated with these low, deep groans that almost sounds like Rapture’s Big Daddies. It turns out that there’s much, much more to it than meets the eye, or ear, as it happens.
Is Bioshock Infinite a great game built on lies and the hard work of Ren and Stimpy? Yes, yes it is. And we’ve got proof right here to justify the fact that Ken Levine and the team at Irrational are a bunch of idea thieves.
It’s out today; one of the best games of the year, and quite possibly ever. I’m sitting here, waiting (still) for my BioShock Infinite pre-order to arrive, while I’m sure many of you are sitting with copies on your desks, watching the minutes tick by like hours. If perchance, you don’t have the game (or even if you do!), we’ve got a pretty special bunch of Bioshock Infinite prizes up for grabs.
It’s out. It’s finally, finally out today. After months of waiting and a delay or two, my cookbook is at last out on store shelves today, alongside several legal waivers. By the way, so is that Bioshock Infinite game. And the PC version is getting some extra graphical love by the looks of things.