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BioShock Infinite and games as edutainment

Can (and should) video games teach history and politics?<p>The current intellectual darling of the video game set is BioShock Infinite, the third game in a retro-flavored action/adventure series. Like the original BioShock (let's forget the drab second installment for now), Infinite is ambitious in …

Irrational Games' Ken Levine talks 'BioShock Infinite'

Irrational Games' Ken Levine talks about his past and the story of studio's new game 'BioShock Infinite'.<p>Irrational Games co-founder Ken Levine got his start in the video game industry by answering an advertisement in a video game magazine.<p>At the time, Levine was a 29-year-old former screenwriter …

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BioShock Infinite a shooting game for deep thinkers

Video games just aren't great fodder water cooler conversation the way that television shows or movies are. Probably because most games just don't generate much worth debating: There are, after all, only so many conversations that anyone can have about which gun you used to shoot which guy. But …

GamesBeat weekly roundup: GDC 2013, BioShock Infinite, Battlefield 4, and women in games

If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best video game stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.<p>This week, GamesBeat was at the 2013 Game Developer’s Conference, bringing you previews and interviews. Harmonix announced …

'The Walking Dead:Survival Instinct' game a mediocre shooter

There must have been a lot of stress on the team tasked with creating a new video game based on the hit zombie television series <i>The Walking Dead</i>.<p>Not only do fans have high expectations from such a game — since it's based on a show they feel personally connected to — but gamers already have an …

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Far Cry 3 lead writer advocates for Method acting in video games

Jeffrey Yohalem, the lead writer of <i>Far Cry 3</i>, began his panel conventionally enough, making an aspirational call to action. To improve games writing, he said, developers should treat players like Method actors.<p>Video games, Yohalem said, are the latest and most evolved form of performance. As …

Is BioShock Infinite The Last Gasp For The Triple-A "Art Game"?

When it comes to video games, the death knell is rung loudly and frequently. In an industry so intrinsically tied to technological innovation, we won’t stop hearing any time soon about what former trend or gaming mainstay has its head on the chopping block. The most recent forecast from worried …