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News: Irrational Pulls the Trigger on New BioShock Infinite Trailer

Irrational Pulls the Trigger on New BioShock Infinite Trailer

Caught in the crossfire

Just as BioShock Infinite’s box art was designed to appeal to mainstream gamers, we suspect that the same mentality was adopted for this brand new gameplay trailer. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with the video – it just seems to focus heavily on the action aspect of the title. Fortunately, sliding across sky rails...

News: Why Is BioShock Infinite's Box Art So Bad?

Why Is BioShock Infinite's Box Art So Bad?

It's for frat boys

BioShock Infinite’s box art is a travesty. You may not all agree – but series creator Ken Levine certainly does. Chatting with Wired about the abysmal cover image, the luminary compared the pack shot to salad dressing. Stick with us. “There are plenty of products that I buy that I don’t spend a lot of time thinking...

News: Ken Levine Backs Away from BioShock Vita

Ken Levine Backs Away from BioShock Vita

In the hands of 'business people'

Despite being announced over 18 months ago, BioShock Vita is still not in development. Chatting with Eurogamer in an exclusive interview, series creator Ken Levine has admitted that the portable spin-off is out of his hands. “Where the [PlayStation Vita game] stands right now, it's in the hands of the business...

News: Sorry Europe, You're Not Getting BioShock with BioShock Infinite

Sorry Europe, You're Not Getting BioShock with BioShock Infinite

Would you kindly add it in?

European gamers expecting to get a free copy of the original BioShock with upcoming sequel BioShock Infinite have had their hopes dashed by publisher 2K Games today. Chatting with Eurogamer, a company spokesperson explained that the offer applies to the North American region only. “I can confirm that the PS3 version of...

News: BioShock Infinite's Box Art Looks Really Bland

BioShock Infinite's Box Art Looks Really Bland

Cry for Columbia

There’s been a lot of talk about bad box art over the past couple of weeks, which makes the arrival of BioShock Infinite’s final cover timely to say the least. The wrapper – which leads prominently with protagonist Booker DeWitt – shows the lead character pouting with a shotgun nestled on his shoulder. There’s also a blimp...

News: You'll Need to Explore BioShock Infinite on Your Own

You'll Need to Explore BioShock Infinite on Your Own

Disconnected

Despite rumours to the contrary, BioShock Infinite will not feature a multiplayer component. Responding to a fan request on Twitter, series creator Ken Levine confirmed that the game will provide a solitary experience, just like the first title in the series. BioShock 2 controversially added multiplayer modes, which were designed by...

News: Turn Down Your Speakers for this Borderlands 2 DLC Trailer

Turn Down Your Speakers for this Borderlands 2 DLC Trailer

Caps lock

We had hoped that developer Gearbox would take the opportunity to tone down Borderlands 2’s in-your-face humour with its latest DLC pack, but this brand new trailer proves that we’re bang out of luck. Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage – due out later today in North America, and tomorrow in Europe – is as irritatingly loudmouthed...

News: Gearbox Readies a Campaign of Carnage for Borderlands 2

Gearbox Readies a Campaign of Carnage for Borderlands 2

EXPlosive

Pandora will grow yet again next week, when Borderlands 2’s second expansion pack Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage targets the PlayStation Store. The expansion – which was leaked courtesy of an errant set of Trophies last month – will add new environments, narrative, and, of course, loot to the addictive first-person shooter...

News: October NPD: NBA 2K13 Slams, Industry Dunks

October NPD: NBA 2K13 Slams, Industry Dunks

Bounce back

NBA 2K13 scored a convincing three-pointer in the latest NPD report, as the rest of the North American video games industry continued its downward trend. The sector as a whole earned $755.5 million for the period, a figure which compares negatively to last year’s $1 billion. While the figures aren't especially pleasant, analyst Liam...

News: Mafia Developer Aiming to "Push the Boundaries of Cutting Edge Hardware"

Mafia Developer Aiming to "Push the Boundaries of Cutting Edge Hardware"

Period drama

Mafia II may have been disappointing from a gameplay perspective – but it remains one of the most atmospheric PlayStation 3 titles to date. As such, we’re eager to see what developer 2K Czech can achieve with next-generation hardware. Fortunately, the studio is rumoured to be working on a sequel to the open world crime drama for...

News: Borderlands 2 Has Shipped 5 Million Copies Worldwide

Borderlands 2 Has Shipped 5 Million Copies Worldwide

XCOM a success, too

Excellent (but irritating) first-person shooter Borderlands 2 has shipped 5 million units worldwide, overlord Take-Two Interactive has announced. Speaking at its quarterly financial briefing, the company added that XCOM: Enemy Unknown has also proved to be a “critical and commercial success”. "Take-Two's second quarter...

News: BioShock Infinite Pre-Orders Secure Industrial Revolution Puzzle Game

BioShock Infinite Pre-Orders Secure Industrial Revolution Puzzle Game

Cross promotion

If you pre-order BioShock Infinite at a participating retailer, you’ll receive two games for your trouble. Alongside the main PlayStation 3 release, you’ll also scoop an invite to try out a standalone PC puzzle title called BioShock Infinite: Industrial Revolution. The browser-based game – developed by indie outfit Lazy 8...

News: Borderlands 2's Campaign of Carnage DLC Accidentally Outed

Borderlands 2's Campaign of Carnage DLC Accidentally Outed

Trophies are the trouble

The next set of Borderlands 2 DLC has been leaked – and Trophies are the culprit yet again. Eagle-eyed players spotted the addition of a new expansion pack named ‘Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage’ added to the title's trinket roster, which corroborates rumours that first appeared earlier in the year. Torgue is, of...

News: BioShock Infinite's Ultimate Songbird Edition Demands Your Attention

BioShock Infinite's Ultimate Songbird Edition Demands Your Attention

Humdinger

There’s nothing particularly original about this enormous BioShock Infinite collector’s edition, but it still somehow manages to look incredible. The premium bundle – entitled the Ultimate Songbird Edition – includes an amazing statue designed by Irrational Games’ concept artist Robb Waters, who previously brought characters such...

News: Borderlands 2's Captain Scarlett Content Is Real, Coming Soon

Borderlands 2's Captain Scarlett Content Is Real, Coming Soon

No sign of the Mysterons

As previously rumoured, Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Posterior will be the first downloadable expansion for Borderlands 2. Er, we meant Pirate’s Booty... Obviously. The content will release next week on the PlayStation Store and will transport plunderers to a new location labelled Oasis. According to Gearbox gaffer...

News: Borderlands 2 DLC Explores Captain Scarlett's Booty

Borderlands 2 DLC Explores Captain Scarlett's Booty

What about the Mysterons?

Borderlands 2’s first expansion pack will be entitled ‘Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty’, according to an updated Trophy list. We’re guessing that the content has absolutely nothing to do with the creepy 60’s sci-fi show, but would be absolutely delighted if it did. The expansion will add three new...