With Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4 failing to reach expectations this year, Bioshock Infinite clinched the Shooter of the Year title at tonight's VGX's.
With Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4 failing to reach expectations this year, Bioshock Infinite clinched the Shooter of the Year title at tonight's VGX's.
In the Summer of 2007, a little game by the name of BioShock came along and shook the very foundation of what the community expected from first-person shooters. From those opening moments this franchise has given rise to some of the most iconic and mind-blowing moments this industry has seen in the last decade, including...
Note: this post will contain spoilers from the BioShock franchise.
In the first few hours of the original BioShock, players come upon the shotgun for the first time in the murky depths of Rapture. This would be great, except for the fact that the moment you pick it up, every light in the damn building goes out and a wave of Splicers attack.
This was one of the first moments that legitimately put a panic in us and little did we know, it wasn't going to be the first. After all, later in this very game we experienced...
If you're like most people, you probably don't have much patience with ending credits sequences. Chances are you tend to skip past them completely, after all what use is a bunch of random names and titles, right?
Whether it's a movie or a video game, skipping the ending credits can be a big mistake. This is evident in the recently released first-person shooter BioShock: Infinite. The ending of this game - no spoilers - will be one of the most talked about endings in gaming all year, and it gets more interesting after the credits role. After the break, you can take a look at the ending credit scene for yourself, it only takes a minute.
Did you see this scene firsthand or do you tend to skip the credits at the end of movies and video games? Let us know!
It kind of goes without saying, but don't watch this video if you haven't finished BioShock: Infinite and want to avoid spoilers.
BioShock Infinite's super-challenging 1999 mode is normally only available upon completion of the games entire story mode, but we're here to tell you that there's another - much faster - way to make this happen.
Here's how to do it:
3. That's it! You should see a notification pop up - and an achivement unlock - telling you that 1999 Mode is now available.
4. Die over and over as you attempt to play 1999 Mode.
If you have any questions or comments, post them up in the replies and we'll do our best to help you out. This method works on all platforms, so feel free to give it a shot today!
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 combat, you also end up with games like BioShock Infinite, the subject of today's video. The violence in BioShock Infinite is not for the faint of heart, but is that necessarily a bad thing? 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?
Here to discuss the violence in BioShock Infinite, our own Devon 'Small Kiwi' McArthur. Let us know what you think about the situation in the comments. Remember, whichever side of the tracks you belong to, there's a valid argument to be had here. Let's do it respectfully.
This week is a big one for gaming as BioShock Infinite, the latest in the acclaimed BioShock series, makes its much-anticipated debut. But that's not the only worthy shooter that's hitting shelves; here are all the first-person or third-person shooters that are in stores today.
BioShock Infinite - Irrational Games - PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Today marks the day that many have been anticipating for a very long time; BioShock Infinite is officially in stores now. The next installment of one of gaming's most iconic franchises takes the story to Columbia, a floating city in the sky. Take on the role of Booker DeWitt as he attempts to rescue the mysterious Elizabeth on Columbia.
There is a civil war in progress on Columbia and unbeknownst to Booker, Elizabeth is at the heart of it.
As with past BioShock games, the emphasis in BioShock Infinite is on incredibly story telling, innovative weapons and
Army of TWO: The Devil's Cartel - Visceral Games - Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Also released today is Army of TWO: The Devil's Cartel, from EA and Visceral Games. This is a shooter that has been built from the ground up, like any good Army of TWO game, as a cooperative experience. Play with a friend from the comfort of your own home or connect online, either way you want to enjoy the game.
In Army of TWO, players take on the roles of mercenaries Alpha and Bravo as they struggle to bring down one of the worlds most lethal drug cartels. If you're looking for big action and the same 'epic moments you see in Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster action movies', then this bro-op shooter is for you.
That's it for this week - did you pick up anything fun today? Let us know in the comments.
Update: the stream is finished - thanks for watching!
BioShock Infinite launches at midnight tonight, but you can get your dose of Columbia a little early with our live stream. Our own Jonni Gil is streaming the game live right now, tune in above and enjoy!
BioShock Infinite is out tonight at midnight on all platforms and Irrational Games has released the official launch trailer for the game.
Give it a look above and remember, we will be streaming BioShock Infinite tonight so if you need a little something to help you through until the game is in your hands, you know where to be! More information on our stream will be available in the coming hours today.
BioShock Infinite is right around the corner and keeping in the spirit of giving things away to our members, it's time for a giveaway.
So, here's the deal. Originally we were asking for creative submissions, artwork or the like, and it turns out that BioShock Infinite fans are not as creative as the franchise that they hold in such high regard. That's okay. We still have a copy of BioShock Infinite to give away, so we're reverting to the old standby on this one.
Here's how to win:
We will choose our winner at random on Sunday, March 24th at 8:59PM (Pacific Time).
Good luck and thanks for visiting FPS General!
Update - Contest Closed: We've chosen our winner with the help of Random.org. Please join me in congratulating howlin316 on his brand new copy of BioShock Infinite! Thanks to everyone who entered.
Irrational Games has released a behind-the-scenes feature, discussing the process of designing the character Elizabeth in BioShock Infinite.
In the game, you play as Booker DeWitt as he heads to the floating city of Columbia to rescue Elizabeth. She is an interesting character that plays a central role into the conflict on Columbia and discovering what exactly makes her so special is part of what BioShock Infinite is all about. As Booker and Elizabeth progress through the game, players will learn more about her.
The feature video above includes insight from the four women who were dedicated to making Elizabeth more than an AI companion character. Their task was to make her as human as possible, bringing to life a character that players would come to be interested in as they learn more about her.
BioShock Infinite launches on March 26th, 2013 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
Embedded above, take a look at Ken Levine's BAFTA Q&A session in which he discusses BioShock Infinite at length. The session, titled 'From Shodan, to Big Daddy, to Elizabeth: The Evolution of AI Companions' focuses on artificial intelligence in games.
Chatting with Simon Parkin, the discussion also features a great Q&A where the audience is able to ask questions directly. Levine, if you're not familiar, served as the Creative Director on BioShock and is a co-founder of Irrational Games. His input is some of the most valuable you will find where the BioShock franchise is concerned as he literally helped build it from the ground up.
Check out the video above. BioShock Infinite launches on March 26th, 2013 on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
We've known for quite some time that Troy Baker and Courtnee Draper would be taking up the roles of Booker and Elizabeth, respectively, but until today the rest of the cast has been relatively unknown.
Thanks to 2K Games, however, we now have the full voice actor list and it has some familiar names on it, namely:
Check out the full voice cast after the break. BioShock Infinite ships on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 26th, 2013!
Released this morning, the 'False Shepherd' trailer for BioShock: Infinite shows off some of the combat that players will be experiencing when the game ships later this month.
BioShock has long been a franchise that prides itself on exceeding the boundaries of creativity when it comes to weapons and combat, from both a physical and supernatural perspective. BioShock: Infinite looks to continue that trend with the various fights that player-character Booker DeWitt finds himself in throughout the course of the game.
Says 2K Games:
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.
Check out the trailer and remember, BioShock: Infinite is available on March 26th, 2013 on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
2K Games announced the BioShock Infinite Season Pass this morning, saying that production has already begun on DLC for the game, a month ahead of its March 26th release date.
From the press release:
The BioShock Infinite Season Pass will be available on March 26, 2013 when the game is planned to launch, and provide nearly $30.00 of add-on content for $19.99 (PlayStation®Network, Windows® PC) or 1,600 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network) - a savings of more than 30%.
The Season Pass will include all three add-on packs, and can be pre-ordered today through www.preordernow.comor at a participating retailer.
More information can be found at http://www.bioshockinfinite.com/.
Hot off the presses this morning, Irrational Games has released a brand new trailer for BioShock Infinite entitled 'Lamb of Columbia'. Give it a watch above and make sure to visit our BioShock Infinite hub at http://www.fpsgeneral.com/news/bioshock-infinite.
BioShock Infinite ships on March 26th, 2013 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
Late last month, Irrational Games released a retro-style documentary on Columbia, the floating city in BioShock: Infinite. Today, they are following it up with a second part of the feature, once again narrated by Alistar Bloom.
In this latest Truth From Legend episode, we learn more about the 'Songbird' and how it connects with the 'Lamb of Columbia'. Check it out above and remember, BioShock: Infinite ships on March 26th, 2013 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
2K Games has released a brand new trailer for BioShock Infinite, showing off some gameplay on Columbia. In contrast to the last trailer released for the game, this one features a ton of gameplay and footage from the game itself.
As you most likely know, BioShock Infinite follows the story of Booker DeWitt as he attempts to rescue Elizabeth and escape Columbia in one peace. The problem is that the city is in the midst of a civil struggle between two factions known as the Founders and Vox Populi. Although he doesn't know why, Elizabeth is at the heart of this conflict and escaping the floating city of Columbia is not nearly as easy as he had hoped.
The year is 1912 and Booker DeWitt is headed to the city of Columbia. A technological marvel amongst the clouds, Columbia holds a dark secret, and with it, a mysterious girl. Upon arrival, Booker discovers that rescuing the imprisoned girl will be more difficult than he could have imagined.
Check out the trailer below. BioShock Infinite is due to arrive on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on March 26th, 2013.
Irrational Games has released a retro-style documentary video that delves into the history and lore surrounding Columbia, the floating city that is featured prominently in BioShock Infinite. This episode, the first in the Truth From Legend series, is narrated by one Alistar Bloom. If you're a fan of lore in video games (and we are), this is a must-watch for you.
BioShock Infinite tells the story of Booker DeWitt as he heads to Columbia to rescue Elizabeth. While on the floating city, he finds himself in the middle of a civil struggle between two factions, fighting for power. The Founders and Vox Populi are at war and Elizabeth is at the heart of it, for reasons unknown to Booker. The story in BioShock Infinite is fascinating and the lore video above just makes it that much more exciting to be a part of
Check it out above and visit http://www.bioshockinfinite.com/home for more information on the game!
Irrational Games has released a brand new trailer for BioShock Infinite, giving us a look at the content that will be featured in the Industrial Revolution DLC pack that comes free withe very pre-order of the game.
The Industrial Revolution DLC gives you access to 3 in-game items that will boost your combat abilities, 500 Silver Eagles (BioShock Infinite's 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. All of this content is available with pre-orders of any version of the game.
Check out the trailer below and visit http://www.bioshockinfinite.com/ for pre-order details.
Irrational Games has announced that they will be released an eBook next month that will serve as a prequel to the events in BioShock Infinite. The eBook, entitled BioShock Infinite: Mind in Revolt, was penned by Irrational Games' writer and creative director Joe Fielder and Ken Levine.
We don't have much information yet as to what the story entails, and whether or not it will feature Booker and Elizabeth from the game or a different cast of characters. All we know at this point is that Mind in Revolt will provide "insight into the mysterious sky-city of Columbia prior to the events of BioShock Infinite."
With the writing being handled directly by Ken Levine and Joe Fielder, however, we're pretty confident that it will be more than worth the meager price tag being assigned to it.
BioShock Infinite: Mind in Revolt will be available digitally for Amazon Kindle devices for just $2.99. While the price is certainly great, keep in mind that the eBook is going to be roughly 30 pages in length so most readers will tackle it in one sitting. If you're planning on picking up BioShock Infinite and haven't pre-ordered the game yet, know that doing so at Amazon.com will earn you a free copy of BioShock Infinite: Mind in Revolt.
Check out http://www.amazon.com/ for the official listing, BioShock Infinite: Mind in Revolt will be released on February 12th. Check out the official cover art above (click to enlarge) and a piece of concept art below, featuring the character Daisy Fitzroy.
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