Adorable BioShock Proposal Asks "Would You Kindly Marry Me?"

Three and a half years ago, Stevie Kopas bought an uneccesary second copy of BioShock from GameStop as an excuse to talk to the guy behind the counter. This weekend that guy gave her a third copy, but what was inside was much better than a video game. » 8/17/14 6:29pm 8/17/14 6:29pm

Japan Did BioShock In 1973

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

Thrilling Storyboards for Spielberg's Delayed Robopocalypse Movie

Will we ever get to see Steven Spielberg's movie of Daniel H. Wilson's Robopocalypse? Hard to say, given Spielberg's recent statements about the doomed model of blockbuster movies. But at least you can see some storyboards that give a few hints of how kinetic and thrilling it could be. » 12/20/13 1:46pm 12/20/13 1:46pm

Who's your Big Daddy? Concept art from that cancelled Bioshock movie

Remember the Bioshock movie that almost got made a few years back? Now at last, here's your first glimpse of what it could have looked like, thanks to concept artist Tim Flattery. » 12/05/13 10:57am 12/05/13 10:57am

The official guide to Bioshock: Infinite's Rosalind in her underthings

Bioshock: Infinite concept artist Claire Hummel really loves your naughty drawings of quantum physicist Rosalind Lutece. Really, she does. She just wants to give you a hand by explaining just what goes on beneath Rosalind's vest. » 5/26/13 8:30am 5/26/13 8:30am

Could You Actually Build BioShock Infinite’s Floating City in Real Life?

By Kyle Hill. The craziest part of BioShock Infinite isn’t the idea of combining a first-person shooter with jingoism, religious purity, and intense xenophobia. It’s the idea of floating an entire city. » 4/05/13 8:00am 4/05/13 8:00am

BioShock Infinite: The Kotaku Review

Depending on where in the country you live, you might have the nagging feeling that portions of the United States have broken clean off. Just up and decided to veer into their own orbits, consequences be damned. » 3/25/13 5:17pm 3/25/13 5:17pm

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… » 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 Star Trek sequel might feature a seriously unexpected alien race!

The latest batch of Dark Knight Rises rumors reveal the secret to Bane's success, how Catwoman's arc mirrors that of one of Batman's oldest foes, and which supporting character takes on a starring role in Christopher Nolan's final Batman movie. » 11/17/11 6:00am 11/17/11 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

Where's our freaking BioShock movie? Director Gore Verbinski explains…

Don't count on seeing a horrific Little Sister on the big screen any time soon. Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) was supposed to be directing the big-screen BioShock film, but he tells Coming Soon that it's dead in the water. The big issue: the R-rating, coupled with a big budget: » 2/14/11 2:02pm 2/14/11 2:02pm

The next BioShock leaves its underground ocean home for a cloud city

Forget the underwater vintage sea town that was BioShock's Rapture. The latest game, BioShock Infinite, is a mind-trip set in the skies. Check out the latest trailer, which is set in the city built on the backs of blimps. » 8/13/10 8:00am 8/13/10 8:00am

BioShock movie will be rated a "hard R"

We really, really want a BioShock movie to happen. And our level of excitement only increases two-fold when the director, 28 Weeks Later's Carlos Fresnadillo, says it must be R-rated. Now if only they could get the financial backing. » 7/06/10 7:00am 7/06/10 7:00am

Edgar Wright talks Ant-Man, Gore Verbinski talks Bioshock, and J.J.…

Captain America and X-Men: First Class keep on adding castmembers. Edgar Wright explains how Ant-Man will bring the funny. There are clips from J.J. Abrams' Undercovers, and fresh Bioshock hints. Plus The Last Airbender, Breaking Dawn, True Blood and Supernatural. » 6/30/10 6:00am 6/30/10 6:00am

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