45w 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...
55w ago - Marvel Studios Manager Chris Baker of Licensed Games has shared a video today showcasing Zen Studios' Marvel Pinball: Civil War in action on the PS3 entertainment system.
To quote: For well over two years now, I've had the honor of working with Zen Studios on video pinball tables based on Marvel characters and events. It seems only appropriate that Marvel Pinball: Civil War should release the week of Thanksgiving (as part of PSN's Zen Pinball 2) - 'cause I'm plenty thankful for these guys and everything they've done with Marvel Pinball so far.
Civil War is one of the biggest events ever told in comics, and as you'd suspect, Zen takes representing it in pinball form very seriously. Here are a just a few reasons why you, the fan, will be thankful that's the case...
Whose Side Are You On? No, really... When Zen and Marvel decide what tables to do, it's a truly collaborative process. Sometimes they're Zen's idea initially, sometimes they're ours - it's Avengers-level teamwork, I tell ya!
The idea to do a Civil War table came from us, and with it a mandate: If you choose to do Civil War, you have to let the player decide if he's with Iron Man and Pro-Registration or with Captain America in opposition to the Superhuman Registration Act.
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.