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  • 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: [Update] Ken Levine's Team Doesn't Have A Name Yet

    Update: Ken Levine contacted us regarding this story. It looks like the Irrational name might not be guaranteed after all. "We don't have a name. Anybody got any ideas?" Levine wrote in his correspondence. Our source, GamesIndustry, has also edited its story. "Zelnick notes that Levine... 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: Ken Levine To Be Given Lifetime Achievement Award This Week

    Irrational Games co-founder and creative director Ken Levine will be recognized with a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Joysticks this Friday. This is the first time that a lifetime achievement award will be presented at the ceremony. Levine's credits include System Shock 2, BioShock, and... More
  • Blog Post: Update: BioShock Infinite's Ken Levine Teases Excitement For Tomorrow

    Update: Yesterday, Ken Levine teased excitement for tomorrow. Today, he is doing the same thing. Check the internets tuesday at around 8AM est to see what I'm up to tomw. Hopefully, it won't involve a perp walk. — Ken Levine (@IGLevine) July 29, 2013 Thanks to Eric for the news tip! Original... More
  • Blog Post: Ken Levine Still Wants BioShock On Vita

    According to recent tweets from Irrational Games co-founder and creative director Ken Levine, he's still working to get a BioShock game started up on Sony's Vita handheld. Late last week Levine went on a question answering spree from his Twitter followers when one of them asked about the latest... More
  • Blog Post: Ken Levine Addresses Status Of Bioshock Infinite DLC

    We've been fielding questions from readers wondering what's going on with the Bioshock Infinite DLC. Fans, especially those that pre-purchased the season pass and are waiting for their investment to pay off. Today on Twitter, Ken Levine commented on the status of the additional content. DLC Update... More
  • Blog Post: Bioshock's Ken Levine Tapped To Write Logan's Run Remake For Warner Bros.

    Irrational Games' Ken Levine is returning to his roots. No, that doesn't mean we're getting another System Shock. Levine, who started out as a film writer, will be penning the script for Warner Bros.' Logan's Run remake. The original, released in 1976 and directed by Michael Anderson... More
  • Blog Post: How To Unlock 1999 Mode In BioShock Infinite

    If you want to experience BioShock Infinite at its most difficult, you need to play on 1999 Mode. This typically isn't an option on your first playthrough...unless you input a secret code. The best part? You probably already know the code. Going back to the sensibilities of late-'90s shooters... More
  • Blog Post: Ken Levine Discusses The Evolution Of AI Companions

    At a recent BAFTA event, Ken Levine took the stage to discuss his personal history in the gaming industry, and talk about the evolution of storytelling and character interaction in video games. It's full of neat trivia about Levine's experience making video games, as well as some thoughtful consideration... More
  • Blog Post: Ken Levine Shut Down The BioShock Film Adaptation

    Ken Levine, the man who wrote BioShock and imagined its world, officially put a stop to the film adaption. At one time, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Weather Man director Gore Verbinski was behind the project, fighting to make sure it was an R-rated film that paid proper tribute to the game's... More
  • Blog Post: Ken Levine: BioShock Vita Not Currently In Development

    In an interview with IGN, BioShock creator Ken Levine said that, because no deal has been signed between Sony and publisher Take Two, the much-discussed BioShock game for Vita has not been started. Levine says business concerns and lack of a funding deal has delayed the project, which he still hopes... More
  • Blog Post: Irrational Reveals Bioshock Infinite's Other Official Cover Art

    After the negative feedback from the Internet to Bioshock Infinite's official cover art, Irrational Games held an online poll to select an alternative cover art, and a decision has been made. The news comes from the Irrational Games official blog . The cover you see above and below won 38% of the... More
  • Blog Post: Bioshock Infinite Cover Poll

    Irrational games is asking fans to vote on their favorite alternate Bioshock Infinite cover. Following controversy from the cover reveal, Ken Levine posted on the Irrational website asking fans to vote on for the best design. The top-voted design will be on the reverse side of the above box art. Additionally... More
  • Blog Post: BioShock Infinite's Box Art Is Not For The Hardcore Fans

    In an interview with wired.com , BioShock Infinite's creative director Ken Levine talked about the decision behind the game's box art, which has received a negative reception online from fans. Basically it comes down to the idea that the cover is not for fans who have been following BioShock... More
  • Blog Post: Meet The Official Face Of BioShock Infinite's Elizabeth

    Irrational Games has hired Anna Moleva, the talented cosplayer with an uncanny resemblance to Elizabeth even without the costume, to represent the character in all of BioShock Infinite's marketing material. Moleva will be representing Elizabeth from BioShock Infinite on the game's box art, at... More
  • Blog Post: Unlock Powerful Heroes In XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    Need a little more power to survive the alien threats in XCOM: Enemy Unknown? Try playing as video game designers Sid Meier or Ken Levine. PC Gamer describes a Easter Egg, which allows you to unlock several overpowered psionic operatives by changing a soldiers name. Achievements are unlocked when you... More
  • Blog Post: BioShock Infinite Delayed

    BioShock Infinite was surely going to be one of the buzzed-about games of E3, but unfortunately, not only will the game not be at the convention, but it's being delayed as well. The game is being pushed out of 2012 and into 2013. February 26 to be exact. Furthermore, the title won't be shown... More
  • Blog Post: Ken Levine Interviews Amy Hennig On Irrational Podcast

    Listen in as two of gaming's most talented storytellers trade notes on the art of game writing. As part of the ongoing "Irrational Interviews" podcast series, BioShock creator Levine picks the brain of Naughty Dog's Amy Hennig, who has won praise for her work over the years, including... More
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