Violence in video games is without a doubt the biggest issue that our industry - and this genre in particular - faces at the moment. With horrifying tragedies of wanton gun violence cropping up in the headlines on a weekly basis, everyone needs a scapegoat. The finger of blame has to point somewhere, so why not at video games?
To make things more complicated, games are becoming increasingly more violent, it seems. While you do have games like ShootMania Storm that take a much milder approach to first-person shooters, you also end up with games like BioShock Infinite, the subject of this video. Are violent video games to blame for these atrocities being committed every week around the world?
Or are they simply the easiest place to lay the blame?
Take a look at the combat in BioShock Infinite's 'False Shepherd' trailer, released just a couple weeks shy of the big launch.
BioShock, as a franchise, has had some of the most creative and enjoyable weapons both physical and supernatural and Infinite is looking to continue that trend.
BioShock Infinite puts players in the shoes of U.S. Cavalry veteran turned hired gun, Booker DeWitt. Indebted to the wrong people and with his life on the line, DeWitt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean.
He's one man, alone. And the followers of the Prophet Father Comstock will stop at nothing to keep Booker from his Quarry. But with an arsenal of weapons and the incredible powers granted by Vigors, Booker deals death from above on the Sky-Lines of Columbia.
And the girl he's there to rescue might turn out to be the partner he needs to survive.
Irrational Games has released a brand new trailer for BioShock Infinite, showing off the Industrial Revolution DLC that comes free with every pre-order of the game.
The Industrial Revolution DLC gives you access to 3 in-game items to boost your combat abilities, 500 in-game currency, five lock picks and the Industrial Revolution puzzle game that unlocks stories of Columbia, allowing players to declare their support for Vox Populi or the Founders on Facebook.
Check out the trailer above! BioShock Infinite will hit shelves on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 26th, 2013.
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Irrational Games has released the first five minutes of their upcoming first-person shooter, BioShock Infinite! As mentioned above in rather noticeable bold, centered font, this video contains spoilers for anyone who doesn't want to find out how BioShock Infinite opens up.
BioShock Infinite tells the story of Booker DeWitt, a former agent of Pinkerton who has been sent to the floating city of Columbia to seek out Elizabeth. After rescuing Elizabeth, the two are trailed by conflicting factions that are battling for control over Columbia; the Founders and Vox Populi.
Check out the first five minutes of BioShock Infinite above!
After seeing great reaction to the announcement of the Ultimate Songbird Edition, Irrational Games wanted to provide playes with an insider’s perspective on the production of the Songbird statue and the thought process behind it.
Watch as Creative Director Ken Levine talks about his love for collector stuff and offers some insight to the creation of this monster.