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BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode Two Available March 25th

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Good news, everyone!

“BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea – Episode Two” will be released on March 25th! Episode 2 will continue the story of Rapture before its fall featuring our favorite gambler Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth. However, this time we get to see it through her eyes.

“In Burial at Sea – Episode Two, we are delivering a story that involves nearly every major character from the original BioShock and BioShock Infinite,” said Ken Levine, creative director of Irrational Games. “It is a story that will give gamers a new perspective on the BioShock universe and conclude the story of BioShock Infinite and Burial at Sea.”

“BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode Two” can be purchased as part of the BioShock Infinite Season Pass, which is priced at $19.99. The Season Passwhich is available for purchase via online marketplaces on all available platforms, contains over $35 of playable content in three add-on packs for $19.99, including both Burial at Sea episodes, the previously released Clash in the Clouds add-on pack, as well as the Early Bird Special Pack that has powerful weapon upgrades, exclusive gold weapon skins and infusion bottles to upgrade player abilities. 

Ken Levine Talks BioShock Infinite’s Explicit Violence

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While “BioShock Infinite” most definitely is one of the best games of 2013, many have criticized the game for its use of excessive violence in the otherwise richly gorgeous world.

During a recent interview with Boston Magazine, Irrational Games Creative Director Ken Levine spoke about the critics who berate the studio for the violent tendencies. Levine has said that art (in this instance, video games) has a “responsibility” to represent truth not glossing over things that are serious or disturbing.

“One of the responsibilities of art is to actually show this is what it looks like when someone gets shot, because it’s really obfuscated” in news reports of war and violence, Levine told the magazine. “War is about sending pieces of metal very fast at people and tearing them to bits on the most primal level.”

However some critics continue to argue that the violence in the BioShock franchise undermines the sophisticated storytelling achievements.

Now, would you kindly keep letting Ken Levine make awesomeness?

BioShock: Burial At Sea To Be Released November 12

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The highly anticipated BioShock Infinite DLC, “Burial At Sea: Episode 1” will be finally releasing on November 12th. (Currently episode 2 is still in development with no release date yet to be announced.) The DLC will be available to download on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC for $14.99 (or as part of the season pass).

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode 1 was developed by Irrational Games, the studio behind the original BioShock and BioShock Infinite. Players get to return to Rapture as you’ve never seen it before: a shining jewel at the bottom of the ocean, built almost entirely from scratch in the BioShock Infinite game engine. Join Booker and Elizabeth in a film noir-style story that places them in a shining, pristine Rapture on the eve of its fall from grace. Explore the underwater city, try your hand at a grift or two, and even encounter some old “friends” from the original BioShock.

According to the press release, the combat experience has been rebalanced and reworked with a greater emphasis on stealth and resource management that merges the best parts of BioShock and BioShock Infinite. It includes a new weapon, an old favorite weapon from the original BioShock, the return of the weapon wheel, a new Plasmid, new Gear, and Tears.

The Season Pass, which is currently available for purchase,contains $35 of playable content for $19.99, including both Burial at Sea episodes, the previously released Clash in the Clouds add-on pack, as well as the Early Bird Special Pack that has powerful weapon upgrades, exclusive gold weapon skins, and infusion bottles to upgrade player abilities.

“This is a love letter to the fans, but it’s also the beginning of a story that will give gamers a new perspective on the BioShock universe,” said Ken Levine, creative director of Irrational Games. “With Burial at Sea, we built a Rapture not from BioShock and BioShock Infinite scraps and pieces, but with environments almost entirely crafted from scratch.”

The First 5 Minutes of BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode One

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The first five minutes of “BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode One” has come online. The DLC release will return you to Rapture in a story that finds Booker and Elizabeth on the eve of the underwater city’s fall from grace. Get a taste of Rapture in its full glory, almost entirely built from scratch in the “BioShock Infinite” engine.

“Burial at Sea” will be available for $15.00 on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC and is also included as part of the “BioShock Infinite Season Pass.” Game creator, Ken Levine, has stated the DLC will be released before the holiday season this year.

Watch the video below!

BioShock’s “Burial At Sea” DLC To Release This Holiday Season

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Bioshock Infinite” players will be able to leave Columbia behind and return to Rapture this holiday season with the release of the “Burial at Sea: Episode 1” DLC. Studio head of Irrational Games, Ken Levine confirmed that episode 1 will be available before the holiday. Continue reading BioShock’s “Burial At Sea” DLC To Release This Holiday Season

Happy Hour Tales Launched Featuring BioShock Infinite

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Machinima has launched their fan fiction series, “Happy Hour Tales” on their Happy Hour Channel. The series is a fan fiction series were Machinima engages the community to submit story ideas. The first episode kicks off today with a BioShock fan-fiction storywritten by Matt from “Two Best Friends Play“. Now, it’s up to the community to submit original, or totally insane story ideas… and control the outcome of what happens in the next episode. Continue reading Happy Hour Tales Launched Featuring BioShock Infinite