46w ago - Irrational Games Writer Drew Holmes has shared a video today dubbed Head in the Clouds spotlighting the writing of BioShock Infinite below.
To quote: The toughest question to answer is "How do you write for a BioShock game?" Wait, let me back up.
I started at Irrational almost a year ago. At that point, there wasn't a "writing team", it was just Ken Levine. Luckily, Ken is a smart guy and knew that this upcoming game was going to be big. Bigger than any game he'd worked on before.
So I tricked him into hiring me, and a couple months later we realized it was still a really big game, so Joe Fielder tricked us into hiring him as well. And the three of us, along with Jordan Thomas, tried to wrangle the beast that is BioShock Infinite.
The writing team at Irrational is structured a lot like a television writing staff. (At least I assume. I've never worked in TV, so maybe they don't have a special room for footrubs and/or quiet sobbing.)
We'll sit down with a problem to solve ("How do we make Infinite make any sense?") and pitch various ideas ("Free drugs in every box?") until one of them sticks. (*INSERT ENDING OF BIOSHOCK INFINITE*) Then we'll grind...
59w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman is here with a peek at the new BioShock Infinite PlayStation 3 video trailer below today!
To quote: It's been some time since we've caught a new glimpse of Irrational Games' long-awaited follow up to BioShock, but it's clear Ken Levine and company haven't let time go to waste.
This flashy new BioShock Infinite trailer sheds a bit more light on the backstory for protagonist Booker DeWitt, a former Pinkerton detective working to track down a missing woman on the floating city of Columbia.
You'll catch a glimpse of some new Tonic powers (including one that bears a passing resemblance to BioShock's Electro Bolt Plasmid) and some intense new action sequences, interspersed with the polish and panache Irrational is known for.
What are you waiting for? Click play already!
BioShock Infinite comes out in February for PS3 complete with PlayStation Move motion controller support and a bonus copy of the original BioShock.
The Trickster in Thief. Man-Bot in Freedom Force. BioShock's Little Sisters. Sander Cohen. And BioShock Infinite's Songbird.
Now imagine you can get him to personally conceive and oversee the production of the coolest statue in the world.
Then imagine we put that huge sucker in a period-style box, with custom artwork by Robb and Irrational concept artist Jorge Lacera. And that box went in the collector's edition box, so you could leave that guy unpunched in his original packaging while you tear happily into the rest of the goodies.
89w ago - Irrational Games Evangelist Ratana Huot has shared some video footage today on BioShock Infinite for the PS3 console which spotlights the introduction of the Siren below!
To quote: Now that you've met the Motorized Patriot, Handyman, and the Boys of Silence, it's now time to reveal the fourth and final installment of our Heavy Hitter series - and we're taking the creepy factor up a notch.
Imagine taking down a bunch of bad guys, only to realize that you've just created fuel for something far more terrifying. Backed into a corner, who gets the next bullet?
You'll be facing this decision in Columbia if you're unfortunate enough to get discovered by the Siren. Check out the clip below as Ken Levine, Nate Wells, and Shawn Robertson gives you a sneak peek...
So what do you think? Are you ready to face the Heavy Hitters? Either way, you'll find out when BioShock Infinite launches October 16th, 2012
90w ago - Irrational Games Evangelist Ratana Huot has posted up some videos today spotlighting BioShock Infinite's PS3 heavy hitters: The Boys of Silence below!
To quote: If you've been watching IrrationalGames.com, you may have seen a series of videos debuting BioShock Infinite's unique antagonists you'll be facing in the city of Columbia - we've dubbed them Heavy Hitters.
We wanted to make sure PlayStation.Blog readers were looped in on the fun as well, so today we're stopping by to debut the third installment of Heavy Hitters. It's time to cover your ears: Here come the Boys of Silence!
But the third installment of Heavy Hitters may surprise you. Instead of using brute force and heavy artillery, these guys only use sound - it's all they'll need to get your adrenaline flowing as you check your ammo and run for cover.
When encountering the Boys of Silence, Booker and Elizabeth can choose to sneak past these sentries or engage them directly to silence them forever. Just don't give them a chance to summon reinforcements...
In case you missed the other videos in our Heavy Hitters...