By Dave Tach on Oct 11, 2013 10.11.13
Grand Theft Auto 5 review: The golden years, now with multiplayer Grand Theft Auto 5's online component is up and running, and we've updated our review to reflect the game's new multiplayer offerings. Ken Levine on his secret post-BioShock 'thought experiment' We spoke with Levine during a recent trip to Irrational Games where he told us that he's has been toying with a bit of a "thought experiment" inspired by BioShock Infinite's Elizabeth and Lego blocks. Saints Row 4's Enter the Dominatrix DLC launches Oct. 22 The DLC that pre-dated and inspired Saints Row 4 will arrive Oct. 22, and we've got the details on Enter the Dominatrix.
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Oct 08, 2013 10.08.13
2K Games shared the first five minutes of BioShock Infinite's Burial at Sea add-on content this morning, giving viewers a first look at the versions of Elizabeth and Booker inhabiting Rapture before the underwater haven's collapse. Warning: there are heavy spoilers in this five-minute video! Booker, Rapture's most reputable detective, has a familiar job in front of him — locate a girl. He seems to think the case is closed, but Elizabeth, now a femme fatale alternate of the innocent girl Booker first picks up in Columbia, thinks otherwise. As viewers follow Elizabeth out of Booker's office and down a winding stair, all of pre-fall Rapture is laid out ahead — the streets are filled with music, bubbles float up the outsides of the glass walls and we even see a score of Little...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Oct 05, 2013 10.05.13
Playing through BioShock Infinite's compelling Burial at Sea According to the man himself, Ken Levine: "BioShock Infinite is about Elizabeth. BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea is really about Elizabeth." Our hands-on time with part one of Burial at Sea allowed us to explore Rapture in a way we couldn't in the original BioShock — and ended on a conclusion just as dumbfounding as the main game. If you don't mind a handful of spoilers, be sure to check out our impressions. Pokemon X and Pokemon Y review: new life Pokemon X and Y fix old problems, pack on new features, bring us new ways to interact and bond with our Pokemon and have the most connective social features of any series games yet. We couldn't help but be impressed. How the new League of Legends Challenger league will create...
By John Funk on Oct 04, 2013 10.04.13
A new promotional video for the "Burial at Sea" DLC to Bioshock Infinite takes the form of a 1980s-esque investigative TV series looking for the lost underwater city. While the city of Rapture has been thought a myth, a trunk of artifacts washing up on the New England coastline gave legitimacy to its existence. The investigative crew tracks down a woman thought to have been a survivor of Rapture, only to find themselves stonewalled as a particular painting catches her ire. Check out our preview of "Burial at Sea" here. The DLC is slated to hit this holiday season.
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Sep 27, 2013 09.27.13
EA cancels 2014 college football game, reconsidering future plans Electronic Arts announced yesterday will not release a college football video game in 2014, and the company is "evaluating [its] plan for the future of the franchise." The announcement follows a months-long legal struggle between EA, the NCAA and the Collegiate Licensing Company and a number of former student-athletes who filed lawsuits against them. 38 Studios' liquidation auction set for Nov. 14-15 The liquidation auction for the remaining assets belonging to 38 Studios and Big Huge Games will begin on Nov. 14. Included in the assets are the Kingdoms of Amalur IP — which means the Project Copernicus MMO could fine a new home. Sequel and merchandise rights for Amalur are also on the table. Ryse's PvP scrapped in...
By Dave Tach on Aug 10, 2013 08.10.13
YouTube user ultrabrilliant launched Other Places this week, a series of videos that explore the tranquil beauty of video game landscapes without all the messy fighting. Watch the video above for a bird's-eye view of BioShock Infinite's city in the clouds, Columbia, created by Irrational Games. In the video below, you can see Mirror's Edge's unnamed metropolis built by EA Digital Illusions CE. Hop over to YouTube to see Pandora's aurora borealis from Gearbox Software's Borderlands 2 and Bethesda Game Studio's The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim's fantasy world.
By Dave Tach on Aug 01, 2013 08.01.13
Ken Levine sat down with us to discuss the ending and the controversies surrounding BioShock Infinite. Swedish developer Simogo Games takes center stage in a feature about Year Walk. Our latest opinion piece explores the future of World of Warcraft and connected games. QuakeCon kicked off today, and the news came pouring out. BioShock Infinite's creator on forced baptisms, meaningful violence and "The End" Simogo and the modern myth: The story of Year Walk Opinion: The world of World of Warcraft is doomed, but new worlds needn't be QuakeCon 2013: Games, panels and more from Dallas
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Jul 30, 2013 07.30.13
Irrational Games finally pulled back the curtain on downloadable content for BioShock Infinite. Microsoft detailed the Xbox One's Smart Match matchmaking feature. Electronic Arts has requested a motion to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit filed by current and former collegiate athletes against the company, as the NCAA suit saga continues. We caught up with Bungie co-founder Alex Seropian on his new franchise with studio Industrial Toys, Morning Star. BioShock Infinite delivers two big surprises today Story hampered combat in BioShock Infinite, this DLC hopes to fix that Xbox One's Smart Match brings multitasking to matchmaking EA asks for motion to dismiss NCAA antitrust lawsuit Morning Star: Alex Seropian's crazy plan to change the world of video games, again
By Brian Crecente on Jul 30, 2013 07.30.13
But perhaps the bigger surprise is news that the next bit of content, a two-pack, narratively driven gaming novella of sorts, will return players to the original BioShock's sunken city of Rapture in 1958, at the height of its glory. The first download of the two will have players exploring the living city as private investigator Booker DeWitt, the second, as Elizabeth. It will sell for $15 individually. Combat-oriented "Clash in the Clouds" hits Steam around noon for $5 today and the Xbox 360 over the day as it propagates out to servers. It will go on sale on the PS3 on Wednesday. There is no date set yet for the two-part "Burial at Sea." The trio of DLC, all also available with the $20 BioShock Infinite Season Pass, was announced yesterday afternoon at an event in a Boston hotel by...