For many, Destiny is a disappointment – but fewer games have been quite as disappointing to me in recent memory than Bioshock Infinite. Yes, I know many of you adore the game and will shout at me for being a heathen of some sort. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t think it was a bad game and I did like it. It was actually a rather good game;it just didn’t live up to its name.
Remember in the older days of gaming, where you could unlock extra content by playing for it, not paying for it? From a gaming standpoint, that was fantastic. From a business standpoint, that was downright stupid. Hell, as the Joker once said, if you’re good at something never do it for free. We’ll most likely never ever see expansive content for free again in gaming. But these five pieces of DLC were worth the extra cash.
Last week we introduced you to the Evetech Lagzatron 3000, the beauty that would serve as our new test bench for testing PC hardware. Before starting with any of that we needed a standard, vanilla benchmark to have something to compare future tests to, and prove that we kind of know what the hell we're doing. So how did everything turn out?
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.
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.