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Ken Levine "Disappointed" By Bioshock Infinite's Breasts

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Ken Levine "Disappointed" By Bioshock Infinite's Breasts

You Should All Be Ashamed Of Yourselves

We haven't had much Bioshock Infinite news to chew on for a while now. Still set for a 2012 launch, Irrational is no doubt fine-tuning the title for a mass preview siege. However, creative chief, Ken Levine, has a bone to pick with us. Apparently we're all a little too interested in heroine Elizabeth's cleavage, when we should, in fact, be empathizing with her tragic plight.

"In terms of her body type, I think certainly people on the Internet have spent way more time thinking about Elizabeth's chest than I have," Levine told The Official Xbox Magazine. In fact, it's something Levine has "barely thought of", as he instead immerses himself in realizing a believable and engaging relationship between Elizabeth and the player.

"It's disappointing when [Elizabeth's appearance] becomes a focus for conversation because that was never my intent and it's sort of a disincentive," he goes on to explain. "I'd much rather talk about what she's going through as a person, but whatever, they have the right to shout out whatever they want."

Levine did admit that "generally people in media are more attractive than the average person", and was also in agreement that omnipresent beauty in gaming was a "natural thing". However, he does have a valid point. If we're finding our gaze being drawn from the emotion in Elizabeth's eyes and the words spoken by her mouth to what lies beneath, how can we possibly hope to enjoy the gripping narrative I've no doubt Levine has concocted? [OXM]

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Jaffo  Jan. 3, 2012 at 22:37

Probably shouldn't have dressed her in a bustiere then, Ken.

Late  Jan. 4, 2012 at 02:19

Give us a very polished preview video of a game that looks near completion, and then watch as the years roll by without the game appearing. See the interest slowly fade from feverish to excited to keen. Try to forestall that decline by telling us not to look at the main bird's cleavage.

Desperate.

Tis a fine rack, mind.

Whoops  Jan. 4, 2012 at 09:24

I totally misread the last part of the title as "Bioshock's Infinite Breasts".

DivideByZero  Jan. 4, 2012 at 10:36

So ture Jaffo and Late. My thoughts exactly.

RiKx  Jan. 4, 2012 at 14:31

Brilliant comments :) I also misread it Whoops ;)

MattGardner  Jan. 4, 2012 at 15:00

Having made tremendous strides towards changing mainstream perceptions of gaming, it's good to see the industry kicking off the new year with the the subject of breasts.

But then again we wouldn't need to talk about them if game devs didn't keep shoving them in our faces as Jaffo notes.

Show us more tragic plight and less top-boob Ken, then we might get the message.

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