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Experience the BioShock Trilogy on PS3 for just £11.99

Author:
Carl Phillips
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Deals
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Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite, PS3 games

Experience the BioShock Trilogy on PS3 for just £11.99

If you have yet to play through one of the best First Person experiences of the last decade, now is the time if you're a PS3 owner. This bundle for all three BioShock titles works out as £4 per game, which is fantastic value when you consider the overall quality of the series. After all, BioShock is still considered a masterpiece, while BioShock 2 is generally thought to be an enjoyable romp that doesn't quite match its predecessor. Meanwhile, Infinite has ended up being a divisive title amongst those who have played it. So, if you've yet to journey to Rapture and Columbia, would you kindly stop slacking and give it a go please? Cheers to oUkTuRkEyIII for the heads-up on this one!

Be sure to check out our BioShock review / BioShock 2 review / BioShock Infinite Review for more details.

Greenman Gaming 2K Birthday sale

Author:
BuzzDuraband
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Bioshock, Borderlands 2, Civilzation V, Greenman Gaming, Steam

Greenman Gaming 2K Birthday sale

It's birthday number 5 for the guys over at Greenman Gaming (Happy Birthday guys!) and today as a gift to us (I'm sure it's not meant to work that way!) they have a cracking selection of 2K titles on sale for us:

You will need to use code 'HAPPY5-THBIRT-HDAY20' at checkout for these great prices.

Xbox LIVE Deals With Gold Jan 13 - 19: BioShock £3.74, Terraria XO £7.60, Mafia II £3.74

Author:
Matt Gardner
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Deals
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2K Games, Bioshock, Deals With Gold, Spec Ops: The Line, Terraria, Warframe, Xbox 360 games, Xbox Live, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox One Games

Xbox LIVE Deals With Gold Jan 13 - 19: BioShock £3.74, Terraria XO £7.60, Mafia II £3.74

This week's Xbox LIVE Deals With Gold go live today, with discounts on Warframe boosters, Terraria, and Never Alone on Xbox One, and a big fat 2K sale for Xbox 360 fans with BioShock 1 and 2 down to £3.74 each, Mafia II at the same price, and the excellent Spec Ops: The Line for under a fiver.

Click here for the full list of deals >>

2K franchises get the bundle treatment over at Gamersgate

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite, Borderlands 2: GOTY Edition, Borderlands Game of the Year Edition, Civilization V, Games deals, PC games, XCOM: Enemy Unknown

2K franchises get the bundle treatment over at Gamersgate
The big highlight from today's offerings on Gamersgate comes in the form of several bundles for some of 2K's biggest franchises. First up is a repeat of the Civilization V bundle from earlier this week, while second on the list is the BioShock Triple Pack containing all three main entries in the series. The third bundle brings XCOM: Enemy Unknown and its Enemy Within expansion together, and the fourth provides the GOTY Editions of Borderlands 1 & 2.

Admittedly, some bundles are more of a bargain than others, and there's a chance for better savings in the coming Christmas sales, but these are still attractive prices if you've yet to play any of these games.

BioShock Triple Pack just £7.99 on Steam

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite, PC games

BioShock Triple Pack just £7.99 on Steam

BioShock 1, 2 & Infinite | Steam | £9.99 (save roughly £8)
BioShock reviewBioShock 2 reviewBioShock Infinite Review

If the entire BioShock series has somehow passed you by, Steam are willing to let you have the entire trilogy with change for a Tenner. The superlative original game still stands tall with its compelling setting and fearsome twist, while 2K Marin's sequel was arguably redundant yet hit hard with a more emotional storyline. Infinite... well, speaking personally, I was riveted for the duration but the more I think about it, the less I like it. Still worth playing, though, so you can wade into debating its ambitious plot and moaning about its rubbish tower defence bit. Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!

On another personal note, I'd highly recommend picking up the Minerva's Den DLC for BioShock 2. It's fantastic.

Sorry Vita, BioShock is coming to iPhone

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
2K China, Bioshock, iOS games, Irrational Games

Sorry Vita, BioShock is coming to iPhone

We're not getting that BioShock Vita game Ken Levine promised us back in 2011, but there's still some mobile Rapture to look forward to.

On iOS of all places.

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Pay what you want for the Humble 2K Bundle - inc. Bioshock, The Darkness 2 and The Bureau

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
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2K Games, Bioshock, Humble 2K Bundle, Humble Bundle, PC games, Spec Ops: The Line, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, The Darkness II

Another day, another Humble Bundle. This time, 2K have shacked up with the HB team and are practically giving away a bundle that includes Bioshock, The Darkness 2 and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified.

You can check out the Humble 2K bundle here.

There's a $1 minimum for the base pack, which will net you the three games mentioned, but if you beat the average (currently $7.34) you'll also nab yourselves Bioshock II, Spec Ops: The Line, and Mafia II, along with a few more surprises yet to be announced.

Pay upwards of $20, and you'll also unlock the superlative XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Bioshock Infinite. As always, you can choose how your donation gets divided up between the developers, the Humble Bundle team, and the supported charities -- in this case they are the American Red Cross and Action Against Hunger.

We can probably declare that BioShock Vita game dead now

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
2K Games, Bioshock, Irrational Games, Sony, Vita games

We can probably declare that BioShock Vita game dead now

Look at Ken Levine in the photo above, taken at E3 2011. That's a man passionate about bringing a BioShock game to Vita, holding the handheld proudly aloft, barely weighed down by an astonishingly vast sack of cash poured into his pockets mere seconds before the event.

Three years on, however, and we've practically given up hope. After all, Irrational Games has all but closed down and Sony has confirmed that they aren't supporting the Vita with much in the way of AAA games any more. Today, Levine has banged yet another nail into the coffin, though does give us a hint of what the vapourware project might have looked like.

Hint: it wouldn't have been a shooter.

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Bioshock Sale Steam Roundup

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite, Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea, FPS games, PC games

Bioshock Sale Steam Roundup

I tried to pick out the best deal for the Bioshock games in Steam's ludicrous summer sale and decided I better just list them all in a roundup for you. There are deals for the entire trilogy or Bioshock Infinite, the DLC Season Pass and more.

Bioshock Trilogy - £6.79

Bioshock Infinite - £4.99

Bioshock Infinite Season Pass - £7.99

Bioshock Infinite Game & Season Pass Bundle - £10.79

Bioshock - £3.49

Bioshock 2 - £3.49

Ken Levine To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At The Golden Joysticks

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Bioshock, Bioshock Infinite, Golden Joystick Awards, Irrational Games, Ken Levine, System Shock 2

Ken Levine To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At The Golden Joysticks

Ken Levine, the luminary behind BioShock, System Shock 2 and BioShock Infinite, will have his achievements honoured with a special award at this year's Golden Joysticks, the UK games award ceremony.

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BioShock Vita: Levine Still "Trying To Make A Match" Between Sony & 2K

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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2K, Bioshock, BioShock Vita, Irrational Games, Ken Levine, Sony, Vita games

BioShock Vita: Levine Still "Trying To Make A Match" Between Sony & 2K

A BioShock Vita exclusive was announced back in 2011, but we were all rather surprised to learn that Sony and 2K still haven't managed to even agree on whether the product will even enter pre-production. Irrational chief Ken Levine is apparently still playing matchmaker to the two companies and trying to find a price that works.

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Ken Levine On BioShock Movie: "I Killed It"

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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2K Games, Bioshock, Films, Irrational Games, Ken Levine

Ken Levine On BioShock Movie: "I Killed It"

"You Know What? I Don't Need To Compromise"

Irrational Games' Ken Levine claims that he was personally responsible for 'killing' the in-production BioShock movie, stating that he was absolutely unwilling to compromise his vision after ideal director Gore Verbinski dropped out.

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Bioshock: Ultimate Rapture Edition | £12 | Amazon | PS3

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock: Ultimate Rapture Edition

Bioshock: Ultimate Rapture Edition | £12 | Amazon | PS3

If you're new to the series and have been swept away in the hype for Bioshock Infinite, you should give the first two titles a look as well. At £12 for the pair along all their challenge DLC, it's quite the bargain. Both games take place in the underwater city of Rapture, a Utopia of citizens driven insane by one man's refusal to compromise his vision despite it costing him everything. The second game is often overlooked when great games are discussed, but the relationship you build (or destroy, if you're a monster) with the game's Little Sisters is unlike anything anything else out there. Essential gaming.

Thanks to DMcG1873 at HotUkDeals.

Bioshock: Ultimate Rapture Edition | £13.60 | Amazon | PS3

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Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
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Bioshock, Bioshock 2, FPS games, Irrational Games, Ken Levine, PS3 games

Bioshock: Ultimate Rapture Edition | £13.60 | Amazon | PS3

With just over a month to go before Bioshock Infinite lands it's high time you caught up on the previous games. These two trips to the underwater city of Utopia are unlike any other games seen on this generation of consoles. The mix of FPS action with the use of special abilities paved the way for the likes of Dishonored. It's the stories and the setting itself that leave the biggest impression though.

Thanks to donmiguelito at HotUkDeals.

Bioshock: Ultimate Rapture Edition | £13.85 | ShopTo | PS3

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
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Bioshock, Bioshock 2, FPS games, Irrational Games, Ken Levine, PS3 games

Bioshock: Ultimate Rapture Edition | £13.85 | ShopTo | PS3

Latecomers to the Bioshock series should snap up this little beauty, which includes the first two games. You won't need to have played them to enjoy the upcoming Bioshock Infinite, but we'd heartily recommend them anyway. Playing in the underworld utopia gone wrong world of Rapture is a fantastic atmospheric experience. The first game was a huge critical success and the sequel improved the FPS aspects of the game while allowing you to play as a Big Daddy and also including surprisingly solid multiplayer. This edition also includes the challenge room DLC for both games. With only a few months to go before Infinite you owe it to yourself to visit rapture and Mr. Ryan first.

Thanks to goonertillidie at HotUkDeals.

BioShock Infinite: Free Original BioShock On PS3 Offer Only For US

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
2K Games, Bioshock, Bioshock Infinite, Irrational Games, PS3 games

BioShock Infinite: Free Original BioShock On PS3 Offer Only For US

Irrational Games has confirmed that only American PS3 owners will get the original BioShock for free with BioShock Infinite when it releases next February. Sorry guys.

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PWNCAST | Season 1: Episode 22 – World Building

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
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Bethesda, Bioshock, BioWare, Half Life, Mass Effect, Max Payne, McPixel, Platinum Games, Podcast, PWNCAST, System Shock, The Elder Scrolls, The Secret World, Valve

PWNCAST | Season 1: Episode 22 – World Building

This week we take a look at the past six months, some of the highlights, some of the disappointments. We talk about our recent top ten and some of the games that didn't quite make the list, and look forward to a future six months that are rammed with promising games.

PWNCAST | Season 1: Episode 22, Recorded: July 19th, 2012

Some of the things that get covered this week:

  • McPixel
  • The Secret World
  • Bethesda and the Elder Scrolls
  • Space Operas
  • Why Noir and Brazil don't really go together
  • System Shock and BioShock
  • Valve's fantastic world building
  • Jon's Kamiya hair doll

...and much, much more.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be quite a few instances of strong language.

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PWNCAST | Season 1: Episode 20 – Plots And Plans

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
Tags:
Bioshock, BioWare, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy, Gaikai, Heavy Rain, Podcast, PWNCAST, Sony, Xenu

PWNCAST | Season 1: Episode 20 – Plots And Plans
This week's PWNCAST is all about story...well almost. First we chat a little bit about the Sony-Gaikai mashup, we discuss the implications of the recent EU court ruling on pre-owned games, and then we dive into a forty minute chinwag about some of favourite gaming plots, the joys of emergent narratives, and how games have evolved as a deep, personal storytelling medium over the years.

This podcast may also featured a van full of Scientologists.

PWNCAST | Season 1: Episode 20, Recorded: July 6th, 2012

Some of the things that get covered this week:

  • Sony's Gaikai buyout
  • EU Court of Justice's ruling on digital games
  • Story in video games
  • Favourite writers in gaming
  • Favourite gaming plots
  • Most affecting stories/characters in gaming
  • Emergent narratives - story through gameplay
  • MMOs - truly create your own stories

...and much, much more.

Big thanks to Alex for this week's suggested topic. Remember, if there's something you'd like us to discuss on the PWNCAST, or any questions to like to put to the team (Jon takes music requests), do drop us a line at [email protected].

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be quite a few instances of strong language.

Click below to play the file, or right click on the banner at the top, and select 'Save Link As' to download the file onto your hard drive.

Want more? Check out the rest of our PWNCAST posts onsite, hit us up on iTunes, or subscribe to the PWNCAST Feed here.

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Big Daddy Sackboy: LBP Vita Pre-Order Bonuses Detailed

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Big Daddy, Bioshock, Little Sister, LittleBigPlanet Vita, Pre-order bonus, PS Vita games, Sackboy

Big Daddy Sackboy: LBP Vita Pre-Order Bonuses Detailed

Sony have unveiled the pre-order bonuses for LittleBigPlanet Vita, serving up two costume packs, one of which may be rather familiar to Bioshock fans.

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