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  • News BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Sinks to New Depths This Holiday

    Sleeping with the fishes

    BioShock Infinite is still on course to revisit the watery grave of Rapture this year, creative director Ken Levine has confirmed. The luminary reiterated the snippet during a preview event for the title’s hotly anticipated Burial at Sea expansion, which washed up some new details regarding the fairly

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    Review The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

    Should've remained classified

    Serving as a prequel of sorts to the long-running XCOM series, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified attempts to fuse the strategic elements of turn-based tactical alien zap-em-up XCOM: Enemy Unknown with a third-person shooter. Unfortunately, while there are glimmers of entertainment, the concept doesn't quite coalesce into a...

  • GamesCom 2013 Borderlands 2 Loots PlayStation Vita in 2014

    Pandora's portable

    Ever since Randy Pitchford hinted that a PlayStation Vita version of Borderlands 2 could happen with Sony’s support, gamers have been clamouring for the first-person shooter to hit the handheld. But in a move that’s more bizarre than Tiny Tina, it’s actually happening in 2014. The platform holder confirmed the port durin

  • DLC Review A Birdseye View of BioShock Infinite's Clash in the Clouds

    Booker the flights

    BioShock is a narrative driven series that’s defined by its grand adventures and fascinating locations. Unfortunately, these hallmarks do not apply to Clash in the Clouds, the first of three DLC expansions for BioShock Infinite. This is a mostly gameplay focused affair, with the emphasis on action rather than exposition. All...

  • News BioShock Infinite Picks a Fight in the Sky in Clash in the Clouds

    Arena add-on out today

    The combat sections may have been the weakest part of BioShock Infinite, but Clash in the Clouds hopes to keep you high on Irrational Games’ adventure until proper expansion Burial at Sea sinks to new depths later this year. The combat-focused content sees you taking on a wealth of foes from the main campaign in waves of...

  • News BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Returns to the Watery Grave of Rapture

    Beneath the ocean

    BioShock Infinite’s first proper DLC pack – dubbed Clash in the Clouds, if you’re curious – may be a disappointing arena-based combat affair, but publisher 2K Games has softened the blow by revealing the title’s two-part story expansion Burial at Sea, which will take you back to the depths of Rapture later this year...

  • News BioShock Vita Still a Topic of Conversation Between Sony and 2K Games

    Would you kindly give it a rest?

    BioShock Vita, the game that was announced over two years ago but hasn’t even entered development yet, is still a topic of conversation between Sony and 2K Games. Asked about the project on Twitter over the weekend, series creator Ken Levine revealed that he “talked about the title” with the aforementioned...

  • News Sleep Soundly with BioShock Infinite Songbird Plushie

    You'll have to make do without Elizabeth for now

    BioShock Infinite’s gigantic mechanical guardian doesn’t make the most obvious bedtime accessory, but Irrational Games is moving along with production on these Songbird plushies all the same. The stuffed toys are available for pre-order right now from the developer’s web store, where you’ll...

  • News The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Reveals Its Secrets from 20th August

    Intelligence exposed

    2K Marin’s troubled XCOM shooter will step out of the shadows on 20th August in North America and 23rd August in Europe as The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. The title – which was originally planned as a first-person shooter – will now take the form of a squad-based tactical third-person shooter, similar to the Rainbow Six...

  • News March NPD: BioShock Infinite Rides Skylines to the Software Summit

    Tomb Raider reboot sitting pretty in second

    The data moguls at North American sales-tracking group the NPD have compiled figures for the video game industry in March, crowning BioShock Infinite the best-selling title of the month. Unfortunately, the physical sales sector of the US industry shrunk by 10 per cent compared to the same period in 2012,...

  • News Did You Know That There Are Subliminal Shakespeare Quotes in BioShock Infinite?

    Wherefore art thou?

    BioShock Infinite is absolutely stuffed to the brim with subtle nods at popular culture – but it’s also packing a few Shakespeare quotes, too. You may have noticed a strange whispering sound when using the game’s Possession Vigor, but did you know that these seemingly incomprehensible noises are actually lines from Romeo...

  • News UK Sales Charts: BioShock Infinite Stays Seated At the Summit

    God only knows

    Nothing could tear BioShock Infinite away from the top of the UK sales charts this week, as the inspired Irrational Games shooter enjoyed a third successive period at the summit of the best-sellers list. As has become a recurring trend, the title was joined by Tomb Raider, FIFA 13, and Defiance in the top five. Elsewhere,

  • News UK Sales Charts: BioShock Infinite Keeps Its Head Among the Clouds

    Flying high

    Day passes to Columbia continued to prove popular last week, as BioShock Infinite enjoyed a second successive spell at the top of the UK sales charts. The gorgeous first-person adventure fought off strong competition from Tomb Raider and Trion Worlds’ ambitious MMO Defiance, the latter of which debuted in third. Elsewhere, it was...

  • Game of the Month March 2013 - BioShock Infinite

    Sky high

    March was awash with high-profile releases, but few managed to delight us to quite the same degree as Irrational Games’ stunning BioShock Infinite. Ken Levine’s creative opus captivated us from start to finish, hooking us with an Elizabeth-shaped bait, and refusing to relinquish our attention until we’d explored every last tear. God...

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    Review BioShock Infinite

    Queen Elizabeth

    Columbia doesn’t feel all that familiar at first. Zachary Hale Comstock’s secluded slice of Americana promptly presents itself as a sunbaked tapestry of carnival attractions and hallowed gardens; a blue skied paradise basking in the ideals of a prophet bold enough to secede from the sodom of the corruption lurking below, and set...

  • News UK Sales Charts: BioShock Infinite Swoops to the Summit

    Looks like you kindly bought it

    Irrational Games’ stunning first-person adventure BioShock Infinite has ascended straight to the summit of the UK sales charts, trouncing its predecessor’s tally by a substantial 9,000 units in the process. While the release shot straight to the top, it couldn’t unsettle Tomb Raider’s record, with Lara Croft...

  • First Impressions Is BioShock: Infinite Any Good with the PlayStation Move?

    Shooting sinners with pinpoint precision

    While we’re not quite finished with our BioShock: Infinite review yet, we figured that we’d bring you a few impressions of the title’s PlayStation Move controls to tide you over while you wait. Sony made a big deal out of the support during its E3 press conference in 2011, hauling creative director Ken...

  • News Borderlands 2 Plundering Your Bank Account with Psychotic Character Class

    Born to be wild

    Borderlands 2 is expanding once again in May, courtesy of Krieg, the sixth vault hunter to pillage Pandora in pursuit of loot. Originally teased at SXSW earlier in the year, the character class was officially unveiled during a PAX East panel yesterday. The post-release protagonist will set you back $9.99, and won’t be available as...

  • News BioShock Infinite Looks Way Better in Burlap

    Sackboy flexes his cross-marketing muscle

    In order to celebrate the impending release of BioShock Infinite, platform holder Sony is launching a custom collection of LittleBigPlanet costumes based on the characters from the game. Outfits include heroine Elizabeth, protagonist Booker DeWitt, and weird mechanical flying thing, Songbird. The add-on...

  • News 2K Games Shepherds Explosive BioShock Infinite Trailer Online

    Shooter taking to the skies later this month

    We know that people are extremely excited about the plot in the upcoming BioShock Infinite, but it’s the combat that’s got us hot under the collar. This brand new trailer boasts a healthy selection of both, as it shows protagonist Booker DeWitt chatting with heroine Elizabeth, summoning bats out of...

  • News Oh, BioShock Vita Still Hasn't Even Entered Development

    Not a particularly big shock

    Do you remember BioShock Vita? The title was announced by series creator Ken Levine during Sony’s E3 2011 press conference, promising a unique take on Irrational Games’ seedy franchise. Sadly, the game still hasn’t even entered development, as publisher Take-Two and Sony are yet to sign a deal regarding the...

  • News Would You Kindly Listen to This BioShock Remix Album

    Sounds of the underground

    How do you transform BioShock’s harrowing art-deco universe into something infectious? Well, if you’re voice actor turned remix extraordinaire Eddie Bowley, you take its most famous sound bites and arrange them into beats so catchy that not even Ayn Rand could resist tapping her disco feet. ‘Only Man’ is a full...

  • News BioShock Infinite Trailer Sticks Its Head Among the Clouds

    What goes up, must come down

    We reckon that 31st January should be officially renamed ‘Amazing Trailer Day’. If this morning’s jaw dropping Killzone: Mercenary and Tearaway videos didn’t already stir your steely hearts, then this BioShock: Infinite short should do the trick. It focuses on the floating city of Columbia for the most part, but...

  • News We'd Totally Study the History of BioShock Infinite's Columbia

    Look around you

    We never really cared about history at school – but we suspect that our disinterest would have been reversed if we got to learn about floating cities. This excellent BioShock: Infinite mockumentary outlines the history of Columbia in an informative and educational way. It sure beats watching another ancient BBC funded video about...

  • News BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition Washes Up This Month

    Under the sea

    The BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition will splash onto North American store shelves on 14th January, publisher 2K Games has announced. The comprehensive aquatic collection will collate BioShock, BioShock 2, and a whole slew of add-ons for a squeaky clean $29.99. That’s cheaper than a trip to the swimming baths and a pair of leopard...

  • News Place a Pre-order for BioShock Infinite's Sky Hook Replica

    Calling all cosplayers

    If you simply can't wait until the delayed launch of BioShock Infinite on 26th March, then you can always quench your steam-punk thirst by pre-ordering NECA's motorized Sky Hook replica. The sidearm measures 22 x 11 inches and can be pre-ordered via GameStop in North America for a mighty $79.99 (nearly £50). It's set to...

  • News BioShock Infinite's Reverse Box Art Is Much Better

    Drawn to life

    Regular readers will recall the brouhaha surrounding BioShock Infinite’s atrocious box art. After admitting that the cover was chosen as bait for frat boys, Irrational Games' gaffer Ken Levine also revealed that the developer would be producing an alternative image for players with more refined tastes. And here it is. The art was...

  • News 2K Games Hunts Down Borderlands 2 DLC Release Date

    Cabela's quivering in his boots

    Loot lovers will get a third helping of Borderlands 2 action next month, when the recently revealed Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt expansion targets the PlayStation 3. North American players will be able to stalk the DLC from 15th January, while European gamers will have to wait an extra day. The content – which...

  • News Would You Kindly Watch the Opening of BioShock Infinite?

    Columbia, here we come

    It’s our job to provide detailed analysis of everything that occurs in PlayStation, but sometimes we’re simply not able to. This is one of those occasions. Y'see, for some bizarre reason, Irrational Games has decided to release a video of BioShock Infinite's first five minutes. We don’t want to watch it. Why? Well,...

  • News Ken Levine Isn’t Convinced You’ll Like BioShock Infinite’s Ending

    BioWare understands

    In an interview with Outside Xbox (sorry!), BioShock Infinite designer Ken Levine has revealed a tidbit about the ending of his upcoming title, describing it as "unique" and unlike anything you'll have "experienced in a video game before". Chatting to the show, he said: "The plot actually gets more interesting as it goes on. The...

  • News Sir Hammerlock Goes Hunting in New Borderlands 2 DLC

    Skag shootin'

    An errant batch of Borderlands 2 trinkets have once again outed the title’s upcoming post-release plans. Attentive users of the game’s official forums spotted the addition of a new set of Trophies following the release of a fresh patch earlier today. Like previous add-ons, there are three new emblems up for grabs in t

  • News Sony Slam Dunks NBA 2K13's Price for European Sale

    Three pointer

    As you may imagine, basketball isn’t particularly popular in Europe. The continent's ongoing love affair with football means that titles such as NBA 2K13 don’t always get the attention that they deserve. Sony’s aiming to change that over the next 48 hours, though, by crushing the price of the digital version of 2K Games' premium...

  • News 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?

    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

    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 BioShock Infinite Delayed Yet Again, Launches 26th March

    Booker DeWhat?

    Bad news: BioShock Infinite has been delayed yet again. The hotly anticipated first-person shooter will now launch on 26th March, as opposed to 26th February. Series creator Ken Levine confirmed the delay at a press event in North America earlier this week, noting that former Epic Games director Rod Fergusson planted the seeds for the...

  • News 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 North American PS Plus Returns to Rapture with BioShock 2

    Up and ADAM

    PlayStation Plus subscribers in North America will be able to enjoy an all expenses paid trip to Rapture this month, when BioShock 2 joins the Instant Game Collection. The controversial sequel – which is a lot better than you may have heard – will be accompanied by a 10 per cent discount on the Rockstar Games Collection, which...

  • News 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


    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

    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


    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

    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"

    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

    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

    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 New BioShock Infinite Trailer Should Put Your Concerns to Rest

    Jaw dropping

    If BioShock Infinite has had a troubled development, then this trailer sure makes all of the sweat and tears look worthwhile. As promised, developer Irrational Games has released the first footage of the first-person adventure in months – and it looks absolutely incredible. Throughout the 90-second short you’ll glimpse intense...

  • News 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


    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 More BioShock Infinite Developers Depart on Sky-Lines

    Job done?

    That brand new BioShock Infinite trailer can’t come soon enough. Following rumours of a troubled development, a further two Irrational Games employees have departed the company. Both combat designer Clint Bundrick and AI lead Don Norbury have parted ways with the project, according to