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...
53w ago - Sony PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Morgan Haro is here with this week's PlayStation Plus update, which features a return to Rapture free in BioShock 2 among the new content items outlined below.
To quote: It may be gift-giving season, but PlayStation Plus delivers gaming gifts all year round, and this week is no exception.
While many of you might still be getting acquainted with the PS Vita Plus games, PS3 gamers can welcome BioShock 2 into their Instant Game Collection. Download it for free if you're a Plus member when the PlayStation Store updates on Tuesday.
Don't forget that the Music Unlimited offer is still on as well. You can pick up the 1 year subscription for only $12! If you have questions on the service, you may want to check out this handy FAQ. To take advantage of the offer, you'll need to subscribe from your PS3 or PS Vita Plus enabled account.
December 4th PlayStation Plus Update
BioShock 2 (PS3)
Free for Plus members
Years after the events of the original BioShock, a monster has begun snatching little girls and bringing them back to the undersea city of Rapture.
Players step into the boots of the most iconic denizen of Rapture (and recent star of PlayStation All Stars Battle...
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.
76w ago - Tarsier Studios Community Coordinator Simon Rosenkotter has announced today that those who pre-order LittleBigPlanet for PS Vita will receive both Knights and BioShock costumes as detailed below.
To quote: Starting today, LittleBigPlanet fans will be able to pre-order the upcoming PS Vita installment of the game, and those who do will get themselves a snazzy set of bonus costumes as a big thank you!
The bonus costumes include the iconic Big Daddy and Little Sister from BioShock, as well as new Knights of Old costumes to dress up your Sackboy or Sackgirl as a knight, damsel in distress, black knight, or a fearsome dragon.
The details of this offer will vary depending on which country you live in or where you pre-order from, but here are some pictures of the costumes to whet your appetite.
Pretty cool, right? What's especially neat is that the particular colors of these pre-order Knights of Old costumes will remain exclusive forever!
In other news, as you might have heard E3 took place last week in sunny Los Angeles. We had a great time showing off LittleBigPlanet PS Vita to everyone who came by and got an amazing response. Here's what a few media outlets had to say.