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  • Blog Post: 2K Australia Is Shutting Down

    The developer behind games including Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is closing down. According to an official statement from 2K Australia, the high cost of development was a factor. Game Informer Australia's David Milner reached out to the studio, and received the following statement: " We can... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: 2K Mobile Sale Cuts Prices On XCOM, BioShock, And More

    Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to pick up some of 2K’s iOS titles at steep discounts. Five titles are on offer, with savings of up to $10. Included are the following titles: XCOM: Enemy Within - $4.99 (regularly $12.99) Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution 2 - $4.99 (regularly $14... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Today Is The Last Day To Grab Tomb Raider With Games With Gold

    Today marks the last day Xbox Live Gold subscribers can grab Tomb Raider before BioShock Infinite takes its place tomorrow. Starting tomorrow, BioShock Infinite becomes the the Xbox 360 Games with Gold title, alongside Rayman Legends and #IDARB on Xbox One. Next month, Microsoft will be celebrating a... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 3/13/2015

    This week, Ori and the Blind Forest captures hearts, while Helldivers and Monster Hunter suck in a masochistic Tim Turi. What are you all playing this week? Tim Turi ( @timturi ): This weekend I’ll have more time to dive into games than I’ve had for quite a while. My plan tonight is to boot... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Have You Played All The Games In Our Essentials Features?

    We've been doing a feature for the past month where we present a "required reading" game crucial to the world of video games. Have you played them all? So far we've written about The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past , BioShock , Super Mario 64 , and today we posted a feature on Final... More
  • Blog Post: Ken Levine On Next Game: Shadow Of Mordor Validated Interest In ‘Narrative Replayability’

    Irrational Games founder and BioShock mastermind Ken Levine took to Twitter today to answer questions about his new team’s inaugural project. We learned a bit more about the title, though don’t expect a title (or concrete specifics today). Levine says he’s trying to approach this project... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Imagines BioShock, Zelda, And Mario As Pulp Noir Novels

    Artist Ástor Alexander has taken Mario and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and imagined them as book covers on a pair of cheap pulp noir novels. There are millions of creative artist renditions of Mario and Zelda, but I don't think I've ever seen anything like these two book covers... More
  • Blog Post: BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition Officially Priced And Dated

    2K confirmed its existence when the rumors starting leaking last month , but now we know when it will be available and how much it will cost. Tucked away in today's assorted financial reports was a November 4 release date and a $39.99 price for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Curiously, PC is not listed... More
  • Blog Post: BioShock Priced For iOS, Launching Tonight

    BioShock's port to iOS was announced earlier this month, and now we know when we will be able to play it. The game will be $14.99 and should be showing up in iTunes tonight. The iOS version of the game will offer controller support, but you will also be able to play the game using the touchscreen... More
  • Blog Post: Revisit Rapture When BioShock Comes To iOS This Summer

    2K Games has found success in bringing console-quality titles to mobile devices. XCOM: Enemy Unknown was a triumph, and the team at Firaxis has also created unique strategy experiences for iOS and Android. Now, one of 2K’s best of last-gen will be able to come with you wherever you go. Irrational... More
  • Blog Post: 2K UK Teases BioShock News On Twitter

    2K Games' UK branch seems to be suggesting that there's something afoot in the BioShock universe. Today, via its official Twitter, 2K United Kingdom tweeted a picture depicting the logo for Eve's Garden in Poseidon Plaza (see below). It's hard to say what this little tease could mean... More
  • Blog Post: Art of Bioshock Video Splices Concept Art And Gameplay

    Coming in at number two on our End of an Era series' top 25 Xbox 360 games , BioShock still stands as a benchmark for compelling setting design in video games seven years later. To highlight the underwater utopia-turned-dystopia of Rapture and some of its inhabitants, Youtuber Olivier Leclair brings... More
  • Blog Post: Humble 2K Bundle Offers XCOM, BioShock, And Others Cheap

    Publisher 2K games has partnered with Humble Bundle to collect a handful of games and sell them at a discount for charity. Proceeds from the Humble 2K Bundle will go towards Action Against Hunger and The American Red Cross. You can pay any price for BioShock, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, and The Darkness... More
  • Blog Post: Ken Levine Tweets On What Could Have Been For BioShock

    Ken Levine, founder of Irrational and writer/director on BioShock and BioShock Infinite, brought up on Twitter a project that never came into fruition. Despite talks with 2K and Sony , the BioShock game for Vita he wanted never got the green light. On Twitter last night, he wrote about how his vision... More
  • Blog Post: Take-Two CEO Confirms Red Dead And BioShock Games Are Planned

    Take-Two head Strauss Zelnick further confirms that the company intends to continue two of its most high-profile franchises. Gamespot obtained quotes from Zelnick's presentation at an analyst conference earlier this week, and his comments contained good news for gamers. Of the Red Dead series, he... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Should Be The Name Of Ken Levine's New Development Team?

    Earlier today Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said Ken Levine's new team would retain the Irrational name. Followingthe publishing of that story , Ken Levine reached out to clarify this was actually not the case. In his correspondence Levine wrote, "We don't have a name. Anybody got any ideas... More
  • Blog Post: Irrational Games Releases Launch Trailer For Burial At Sea: Episode 2

    The second and final episode of BioShock Infinite's story-based DLC is out today, and it's good . If you have been waiting to see how this tale of an alternate Booker and Elizabeth in Rapture concludes, this launch trailer gives you an idea what to expect. The footage doesn't contain any... More
  • Blog Post: Ken Levine Talks Player Participation and Breaking Away From Linear Narratives

    Ken Levine shocked many when announcing he would be " winding down " Irrational Games, keeping only select members to start what he called "a smaller, more entrepreneurial endeavor at Take-Two." Things might be changing professionally for Levine, but his passion for rich storytelling... More
  • Blog Post: BioShock To Live On Despite Irrational Closure

    This week brought surprising news that Irrational Games will be closing . Founder Ken Levine will be starting anew within 2K Games, bringing with him approximately 15 people. The remaining employees ( reported by the Boston Globe to number over 100) are now seeking new opportunities. We reached out to... More
  • Blog Post: Irrational Games 'Winding Down,' All But 15 Staff Members Leaving

    Last year was a big one for Irrational Games, thanks to the release of BioShock Infinite. As the studio prepares to release the final DLC for that game, Burial at Sea - Part Two, another story will come to an end. Irrational Games as we know it will cease to exist. “I am winding down Irrational... More
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