BioShock Studio Irrational Games Is Shutting Down

Irrational Games, the studio that makes BioShock, is shutting down. BioShock creator Ken Levine said today that he plans to move on to smaller, narrative-heavy games that will be released digitally. » 2/18/14 2:01pm 2/18/14 2:01pm

The history of Bioshock Infinite, in convenient 1960s school filmstrip …

We know our sister site Kotaku does the video game coverage, but Bioshock Infinite — with its floating city, early 1910s setting, and blimp-punk aesthetic — just appeals to us for some reason. As does this newest trailer, which takes a look at the history of the city of Columbia as if it was one of those insanely… » 1/28/13 8:50am 1/28/13 8:50am

Seriously, why hasn't a video game been nominated for the Hugo and…

Of all the landmarks in science fiction history that we predicted would happen in your lifetime, there's one that I really can't believe hasn't happened yet. Why hasn't a video game been nominated for a Hugo or Nebula Award? With games like Dead Space, Bioshock, Mass Effect and Portal featuring complex world-building… » 1/11/13 11:25am 1/11/13 11:25am

This 838-pound diving suit is the world's greatest BioShock cosplay

Even if you possess only a passing familiarity with the acclaimed alternate history video game BioShock, chances are you recognize the "Bouncer" variety of the Big Daddies, or cybernetic organisms that live in portholed armor. But did you know that a real-life diving suit from 1882 was an aesthetic antecedent to the Big… » 6/27/12 3:40pm 6/27/12 3:40pm

Which members of The Avengers will be back in Iron Man 3?

We know Tony Stark survives The Avengers — but who else can we be reasonably sure survives the Joss Whedon Death Touch? A list of major characters in Iron Man 3 gives us a major hint. Plus Chris Hemsworth discusses the dress sense of the Avengers, and Thor's journey. » 3/26/12 6:00am 3/26/12 6:00am

The REAL reason Sucker Punch will lose money

Since Sucker Punch failed to conquer the box office, there's been lots of speculation about why it was a box office failure. Was it too stylized? Was it the reviews? Did it fail to appeal to women or older adults? » 3/30/11 3:30pm 3/30/11 3:30pm

What is the future of storytelling in videogames?

When we interviewed Bear McCreary about his upcoming soundtrack to Zipper Interactive's SOCOM 4, we also had the opportunity to speak with Ed Byrne, creative director at Zipper. The following lively discussion precipitated from a single question: "Are videogames art?" » 6/09/10 4:13pm 6/09/10 4:13pm