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'BioShock' series lives on with help from the second game's dev team

The news that <i>BioShock</i> and <i>BioShock Infinite</i> developer Irrational Games was winding down was a punch to the gut for many last year, but it turns out there is a bit of silver lining. The franchise will live on with developer 2K Marin, the studio that handled <i>BioShock 2</i>, according to GameSpot. Someone …

'Bioshock' studio Irrational Games is closing so Ken Levine can start something new

The studio behind the <i>Bioshock</i> series is going away. "I am winding down Irrational Games as you know it," studio head Ken Levine says. According to Levine, this will involving parting ways with "all but about 15 members of the Irrational team" following the completion of the last bit of downloadable …

Destiny's latest Shrike vehicle will evolve as you do

The development team on Bungie's sci-fi "shared world" shooter <i>Destiny</i> revealed last night a few pieces of early concept art and 3D models for an upcoming in-game vehicle known as the Shrike.<p>The Shrike craft is the work of lead art designer Tom Doyle, with concept art from Isaac Hannaford and 3D …

Analysis – Breaking Down Ubisoft's Digital Profile, Watch Dogs, And The Division

We know that only a subset of our readers care about quarterly financial reports, year-over-year gains (or losses), and the difference between GAAP …

Sniper Elite Dev Explains Xbox One 1080p Difficulties - IGN Video

The senior producer of Sniper Elite 3 has discussed why it's currently harder to get the Xbox One to output at 1080p compared to the PS4, though he …

The cold war on the Adults Only rating must stop if gaming is to grow up

Game ratings were designed to open the door for different kinds of content, not limit what can be shown or addressed in a video game.<p>The idea was that developers and publishers would be given more freedom in their games if it was simple to indicate that some games were aimed at an adult audience. …

Respawn unveils details on Titanfall's nefarious industrial conglomerate

Developer Respawn Entertainment has revealed more details about the industrial conglomerate Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation featured in its upcoming futuristic first-person shooter <i>Titanfall</i>, unveiling the backstories on the company's three iconic characters.<p>As Hammond Engineering, IMC grew …

World of Speed: Former Need For Speed Dev Announces Racing MMO

Slightly Mad Studios announces team-based PC racing MMO and suggests there’s no technical reason it couldn’t come to PS4 and Xbox One.<p>Slightly Mad …

'The Elder Scrolls Online' Should Choose Between $60 Up Front Or $15 A Month

Yesterday, the press embargo was finally broken for The Elder Scrolls Online, and their reactions largely seemed to match those of players ignoring the NDA of the closed beta weeks earlier.<p>The general complaint is that it feels too stripped down and on the rails to be a true Elder Scrolls game, and …

Daily Fix Roundup for the Week of February 3, 2014

This week's top stories.<p>Browsing the news but not sure where to start? Here's our five Fix episodes from this week to help make it easier. Big news …

How to Overcome Morning Peevishness: Advice from an Antarctic Explorer | The Art of Manliness

There are many lessons to be learned from the divergent ways Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott led their teams in the race to be the first to …

Theodore Roosevelt's Reading List | The Libraries of Great Men | The Art of Manliness

Many men are quick to buy the newest book from their favorite business leader or sports hero. From the late Stephen Covey (a personal favorite of …

The Division Being Co-Developed by Ubisoft Reflections

But Reflections managing director denies game is in trouble.<p>Ubisoft's UK studio, Reflections, is now co-developing The Division alongside Ubisoft …

Tech news and gadget reviews – MSN News UK

Ken Levine interview: Bioshock creator's vision for gaming

Meeting an elder statesmen of gaming is strange. An art form's old guard should have a wizened, gnomic quality, like theatre's Peter Brook. But games are so new that even the creators of <i>Pong</i> are younger than my parents. When I encounter Ken Levine, the creator of <i>Bioshock</i>, hours after accepting his …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Jun<p>17<p>Sun<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Jun<p>20<p>Wed<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Jun<p>22<p>Fri<p>Back to Black: Tribute to Amy Winehouserevival of the entire 2006 …

DICE Launches First Battlefield 4 Community Mission

Help collect 10 million dog tags, earn a Gold Battlepack.<p>DICE has just announced a Battlefield 4 community event, which will run across all platforms …

Upcoming Titanfall Beta Requires Access Code

Respawn clarifies Titanfall won't have an open beta.<p>While the upcoming Titanfall beta for Xbox One and PC won't require a pre-order of the game, …

Daily Fix Headlines for February 5, 2014

Today's top stories.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>In today's show we have our customary Release Date Roundup segment revealing dates for the final chapter in …

What the hell is going on with Xbox One updates?

<b>Microsoft's updates for the Xbox One continue to be a source of great confusion (and some concern) for Nic Healey.</b><p>Back towards the end of January, …

Star Citizen hits $38 million in funding

Cloud Imperium's space combat and exploration sim <i>Star Citizen</i> recently surpassed $38 million in funding, unlocking the inhabited Cano System, founder Chris Roberts announced in an official blog post.<p>The four planet Cano System features an Earth-like G-Type Main Sequence Star called Carteyna. The …

The Depressing Black Market That's Ripping Off Video Games

If you thought that those responsible for cloning and ripping off other people's work on phone stores were working in blissful isolation, you're …

Black Market

ReRoll Is Mapping The World For An Epic Scale MMO

(Video Link)<p>Massively multiplayer online games seem huge when you're playing, but in real world scale those MMO continents are pretty small, and as …

Michael Pachter: PlayStation Now Is 'A Joke'

There’s been lots of speculation over Sony’s upcoming PlayStation Now service, which offers cloud-based PlayStation games to a number of non-console devices, including Sony’s TVs and smartphones.<p>Will the service be hampered by poor internet speeds? Will it fundamentally change the way we think …