BioShock News (PS3)

BioShock Infinite PS3 will include original BioShock on disc, US only

Posted: 01.03.2012 by JonahFalcon

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Sony announced the release date for BioShock Infinite on the PlayStation US Blog, which isn't news unto itself, since the release date had been widely announced already by Irrational Games.

However, Sony did reveal an interesting tidbit in their own announcement, which is that the US version of BioShock Infinite on the PlayStation 3 will include the original BioShock on the Blu-Ray disc.

Levine has "no patience" for "small minded" game designers who say 'do as I do'

Posted: 16.11.2011 by Technet2k

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BioShock creator Ken Levine of Irrational Games feels "almost everything" he's worked on is a "descendent of that feeling" he had playing Ultima Underworld where it felt "like a real place."

His games are "really struggling to create a sense of place" for us to get connected with, he says. Levine has "no patience" with game designers who lecture others how they should make worlds.

Grand Theft Auto franchise ships over 114m, GTA IV now at 22m

Posted: 15.09.2011 by Technet2k

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Take-Two head Strauss Zelnick revealed that overall the Grand Theft Auto franchise has shipped a huge 114 million copies to retailers during its lifetime.

Grand Theft Auto IV has cleared 22 million of that grand total. CEO Zelnick also gave away some other key title numbers, although L.A. Noire is missing.

Levine: Take-Two "pretty bold" on mature stuff, no 'dumb down'

Posted: 11.04.2011 by Technet2k

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2K Boston's Irrational Games' Ken Levine has said publisher Take-Two is "pretty bold" when it comes to letting games explore more mature themes, like BioShock.

In fact "in their shoes," Levine doesn't know if he'd have "written a check" for BioShock at all. If there is any 'dumb down' in BioShock Infinite then it's "for me," he jokes.

Take-Two: Grand Theft Auto franchise sells over 100 million units, GTA IV accounts for 20m

Posted: 10.03.2011 by JamieSI

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During a talk at the Wedbush Morgan Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference yesterday, Take-Two revealed high figures for several franchises from 2K Games and Rockstar.

2K's BioShock series has sold over 8 million units since its launch in 2005 on Xbox 360, which was later released for PlayStation 3. We would be interested to see sale differences between the first and second BioShock, but this hasn't been revealed. BioShock Infinite is currently in development and will be the third release in the series.