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How Playing as Elizabeth Changes BioShock Infinite

Irrational on whether this is “our” Elizabeth, using Tears, and why Liz isn’t just “Booker in a dress.”<p>Big changes are coming to BioShock Infinite. …

Recreating Rapture in BioShock Infinite

Irrational on revisiting the iconic city before its fall.<p>It’s hard to separate BioShock from Rapture. When Irrational announced BioShock Infinite in …

BioShock Infinite: Elizabeth DLC almost survival horror

Irrational Games has explained how playing as Elizabeth will differ from playing as Booker in upcoming BioShock: Infinite DLC. The recently announced …

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Read+Watch+Listen: Bonus material for BioShock Infinite fans

<i>This article contains spoilers for BioShock Infinite.</i><p>You spent years waiting for developers to hurry up and release a big game. You buy it, take it home, and play through it in a couple of days. It’s awesome.<p>But now what?<p>Read+Watch+Listen is about other material you might want to check out if …

The uncanny similarities between the original BioShock and Infinite (gallery)

<i>This article contains spoilers for BioShock Infinite</i>.<p>The recently released BioShock Infinite reveals many possible realities through the tears that Elizabeth opens. We also learn that Columbia is only one of many worlds. Others lie beyond countless lighthouse doors.<p>It’s kind of beautiful, but these …

Threeview: BioShock Infinite reviewed by a critic, an analyst, and an academic

We’ve heard nothing but near-universal love for BioShock Infinite, so we didn’t expect the game to be very polarizing. But one of our Threeview reviewers wasn’t as crazy about the recently released shooter (PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3) as we expected her to be (albeit this is her looking at the …

Valve refunds gamer uncomfortable with forced baptism in BioShock Infinite

Breen Malmberg, a self-described Christian and "devout believer," received a refund for <i>BioShock Infinite</i> after requesting one from Valve based on his objections to an unskippable scene in the game, according to an interview with Malmberg published in Kotaku.<p>Malmberg objected to an early game scene …

How 1912 high school uniforms shaped the look of Bioshock Infinite's Elizabeth

Concept artist Claire Hummel, who assisted in visual development for <i>BioShock Infinite,</i> has taken to DeviantArt to share some design work detailing the evolution of heroine Elizabeth's wardrobe.<p>Hummel posted a series of sketches showing several concepts for the outfit Elizabeth wears during the …

Why Bioshock Infinite Stands Out

<i>NOTE: This feature is spoiler-free</i><p>In case our review score of 10 didn’t make it obvious, we’re big fans of Bioshock Infinite here at Game Informer. …

The DeanBeat: BioShock Infinite is art trapped in a violent video game

BioShock Infinite is one of those rare games that has everything: a great story, intriguing characters, a beautiful virtual world, and lots of action. Evidence suggests that sales are soaring and that people are actually finishing the 12-hour game. It has a wonderful story, with an ending that is …

BioShock Infinite DLC - Seven stories we want to see

Is a better home awaiting in the sky?<p>Irrational Games has promised that BioShock Infinite will be getting three story-driven add-ons over the next …

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Girl Gamer and Troll Fight Over 'BioShock: Infinite.' Girl Gamer Wins

Rae Johnston, the lifestyle editor of TechLife.net, was standing on line for coffee, minding her own business, when a man approached her about her <i>BioShock: Infinite</i> t-shirt. I’ll let her tweet speak for itself:<p>There are two reasons this tweet is making the rounds all over the Internet at the moment.<p>…

Top Ten Shockers of Bioshock Infinite (SPOILER ALERT!!)

Irrational Games explains BioShock Infinite's hidden audio

<i>BioShock Infinite</i>'s secret audio was part of audio director Pat Balthrop's experimentations with sound and ambience, Irrational Games told Polygon.<p>The game contains several auditory oddities, from reversed lines of poetry from <i>Romeo and Juliet</i> to an acoustic play session lowered in speed. You can …

Take 5: Refreshments at Disney Parks

Spring is in the air, which means it’s time to gear up for warmer weather. From a Dole Whip Float at Tiki Juice Bar at Disneyland park to a Rose …

What's this secret message in BioShock Infinite?

So, this is going to sound strange, but work with us for a minute. We're capturing footage of BioShock Infinite for our video review, and we hand the …

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Levine: Gender gap 'terrible' for the industry

The industry's gender gap is "terrible" for the business of making games. That's according to Irrational Games creative director Ken Levine, who opened up on the issue today on Twitter.<p>"a) The gender gap in the industry is terrible for the industry," Levine wrote. "b) to work on the problem, we …

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Letters From Columbia: More Thoughts on BioShock Infinite's Mysteries

We still can't stop talking about BioShock Infinite. We're going to force ourselves to, but first, here's our second and last round of essays from …

Smoke and mirrors: How BioShock Infinite tricks you into liking Elizabeth

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>A.I. sidekicks in video games are pretty uniformly terrible. They get in your way, they’re incredibly stupid, and they rarely add anything meaningful to the …

There isn’t enough helium in the world to keep BioShock Infinite’s city of Columbia afloat

<i>BioShock Infinite</i>'s sky city of Columbia would take more helium to float than what exists in the world today, according to calculations from io9.<p>The publication first used the example of New York's most famous landmark, the Empire State building. Just to lift the building, it would take 330 million …

Irrational Games Makes Serious Misstep with 'BioShock: Infinite' Soundtrack Offering

It was love at first listen.<p><i>BioShock: Infinite</i> may be a tour de force of storytelling, and it may have set the bar for art direction for an FPS as high as Columbia itself. But it’s the off-kilter pop music that’s won me over like a quick wink from a cute stranger. A Beach Boys song performed by …

How BioShock Infinite’s social commentary advances video game storytelling

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p><b>Spoiler warning:</b> <i>Even though the main plot of BioShock Infinite is not the central focus of this article, minor spoilers are to be expected.</i><p>Storytelling in …

Artist Arcade - Bioshock Infinite

Artist Arcade is where GameSpotters go to check out some of the amazing art created by the fans. If you're interested in finding some amazing art, then you've come to the right place. The Artist Arcade is also perfect for gamers to show off their game-inspired paintings, drawings, sketches, …

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The Shock Doctrine - BioShock Infinite (Spoiler-free) Review

Booker DeWitt is a man out of his element – a fish 20,000 feet above water. At the beginning of <i>BioShock Infinite</i>, he is reluctantly transported to a new and strange world – just like the hero of <i>BioShock</i>, the game’s spiritual successor. As in <i>BioShock</i>, his arrival will set in motion a series of …

BioShock Infinite: Elizabeth made me feel like a monster

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p><b>Note:</b> <i>It’s probably necessary at this point to say that going over the general gib and flow of BioShock Infinite is a spoiler. This article doesn’t touch on any</i> …