BioShock designer: Games shouldn’t hide the gory reality of violence

By: Eddie Makuch Mainstream media have a way of hiding the gory reality of violence and war, and it is up to art–including video games–to provide an uncensored look at what news outlets won’t show. That’s according to BioShock designer Ken Levine, who told Boston Magazine that video games should not shy away from depicting the reality of violence, however harsh it may be. “One … Continue reading BioShock designer: Games shouldn’t hide the gory reality of violence

Take-Two hints at Red Dead Redemption 

By: Eddie Makuch During a recent earnings call, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick teased a sequel to 2010’s critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption , saying he believes the game has the potential to be a “permanent” franchise, similar to the James Bond series. “It’s been our goal not just to preserve and grow the Grand Theft Auto franchise, but also to build other franchises that we think … Continue reading Take-Two hints at Red Dead Redemption 

Bioshock Movie Plans Officially Dead

By: Katey Rich Bioshock is one of the many potential video game adaptation we’ve talked about over the years, usually in the context of “someone wants it to happen, but there’s nothing going just yet.” Yes, for a while Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski was planning to make it, but nearly as soon as he made the commitment the project stalled out. Even when director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was … Continue reading Bioshock Movie Plans Officially Dead

BioShock Infinite Box Art Released By Irrational Games

By: Darryl Kaye   (@DarrylGU) Ahead of the game’s release towards the start of next year, Irrational Games has decided that now is the perfect time to unveil the official BioShock Infinite box art. The PlayStation 3 version of the box art highlights plenty of different things, like the PlayStation Move compatibility, but also the fact that the original BioShock comes packaged in free of charge. … Continue reading BioShock Infinite Box Art Released By Irrational Games

Bioshock Infinite will not feature multiplayer

By:  Guy Cocker It’s been a tough six months for developer Irrational Games and its latest game, Bioshock Infinite. In May, publisher Take-Two announced that the game was being pushed back beyond its scheduled October release date to arrive on February 26, 2013 instead. Then, in August, a number of the team’s top development staff began leaving the company. First were director of product development Tim Gerritsen and art director … Continue reading Bioshock Infinite will not feature multiplayer

Bioshock Infinite Beast Of America Trailer Arrives

By: Spencer Pressly   (@torchwood4sp) After the E3 2011 demo of Bioshock Infinite fans waited patiently and after an underwhelming VGA trailer, the Beast of America trailer is here. The trailer shows off all footage from the final game that is still coming out 2/26/2013 in North America. After months of not hearing anything about the game, important developers leaving Irrational, and getting delayed from its … Continue reading Bioshock Infinite Beast Of America Trailer Arrives

Uncharted movie loses director

By: Brendan Sinclair Yet another game-to-film adaptation has hit a stumbling block, as Variety reports that Oscar-winning director David O. Russell has cut ties with the big-screen version of Uncharted, citing “creative differences.” The Hollywood trade reports that the split was amicable. Russell’s departure likely means that the casting of big names like Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, and Robert DeNiro in key roles–while … Continue reading Uncharted movie loses director

Halo 4 Releasing 6th Of November

Microsoft has announced that the next iteration into the Halo universe, Halo 4, will be releasing on the 6th of November worldwide, exclusively on the Xbox 360. The release date had already been rumoured yesterday, with Microsoft issuing numerous tweets that painted a rather suggestive picture. It was also rumoured that Microsoft would be pulling in the power of Conon O’Brien for the announcement. “We … Continue reading Halo 4 Releasing 6th Of November