BioShock Infinite
Ken Levine Talks Creating the BioShock Atmosphere in Columbia, Post-Development Blues and 10 Years With the Franchise
Written Friday, February 15, 2013 By Dan Webb
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In the first part of our frank and open discussion with Irrational Games and BioShock Infinite’s Ken Levine, the Creative Director talked about the industry, BioShock Infinite’s delay and much more.

In the second part, we touch upon creating the original BioShock’s atmosphere in Infinite, Levine’s post-development blues following the launch of the original BioShock, how they avoided creating a “Poochie” and many more fascinating topics. That’s how we roll.

You’ve still got just over a month before Infinite launches so soak up this interview in the meantime (and of course, part one is just a click away if you missed it too), oh, and read our in-depth hands-on too, with no spoilers, of course.


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Comment #1 by ProfessorPurple
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 02:25:22 PM
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I want to watch every Bioshock vid you guys put up but I really want the entire game to be a surprise. So far all I know about the game is that, We, the player are a man named Booker DeWitt and there is a Girl named Elizabeth who we are helping get somewhere or something. That is all I know about this game. So many times in the past trailers, TV Ads and Dev Diaries have ruined that Amazed feeling I would have got at a part where smoething insane happens in the game that should shock me, but at some point in a trailer it just flat out shows me exactly what happened, but this time around(since I love bioshock) the only video I have watched for this game was the 10 minute E3 gameplay.

Main topic: Ken Levine is a genius and deserves a medal.

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Comment #2 by Hurricane Of 87
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 02:40:45 PM
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@1: Good move. Once a game/movie has your interest it's hard to avoid articles and videos since you naturally want to know more.
Good feeling watching Inception and constantly going 'Whaaaaaaaaaaat?'

Haha at the Poochie comments.

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Comment #3 by Spandex Stiffy
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 03:07:10 PM
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@1, agreed. Once I've made my mind up to buy or watch something, it's time for a media blackout. Nothing I hate more than a trailer that makes you feel like you just watched the movie or played the game.

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Comment #4 by KingLouis51
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 04:20:09 PM
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@1 The only game that I'm trying to take that approach with is Grand Theft Auto V, but I've seen watched both trailers like 100 times. It's just too tempting. I've barely read up any text about the game though, besides the basics that you'd find on Wikipedia. When trailer 3 comes out... Yeah fuck it, I'm gonna watch all the trailers but I'm not going to watch any actual gameplay, read any previews/reviews and stay away from Metacritic when it's released. I want it to be as much of a surprise as possible.

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Comment #5 by pined5551
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 04:55:21 PM
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UK users, check out the Now TV offer on the dashboard. 800msp free if you sign up to a 30 day trial. The msp are posted at the end of the trial. After setting up the account, select 'My Account' - Payments section - Auto renew (SET TO OFF BEFORE THE END OF THE TRIAL). You will not be charged anything. You must watch 90 minutes of content to get the msp. Quote "XBOX800" in the voucher code entry line during registration.

The site NowTV is powered by SKY, it's all genuine (even though I know how much of a scam this post must look haha). Look at the dashboard offer, follow its instructions IF YOU WANT TO! I'm not trying to sell anything here, just looking to make sure as many people as possible get some FREE MSP! :D



I would have sent this in as a news tip, but I have no yahoo email account, nor do I intend to create one just for this. May be worth a news article to make people aware. It's a great, easy offer. Check it out.

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Comment #6 by Ghosty McGoo
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 10:23:12 PM
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Ken Levine is the shit.

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Comment #7 by pined5551
Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 04:32:15 AM
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Ha! Down voted for trying to make people aware of a genuine offer... cheers 360A community, next time I'll not bother trying to help you out.

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Comment #8 by Scottcool
Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 07:24:43 AM
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#7 Down voted for being a tosser who advertises some bullshit scam in the most ridiculous place ever.

Yay Bioshock

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Comment #9 by oobawlzmahonyoo
Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 08:14:19 AM
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@7 you're trying to "help out" in the wrong section bro

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Comment #10 by pined5551
Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 11:39:09 AM
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The offer is on the fucking dashboard you stupid cunts. It's a real offer from one of the biggest broadcasters in the world (Sky). Suit yourselves, be cunts. Just means you don't get any free points.

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Comment #11 by Judge Bergan
Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 12:29:52 PM
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It was down voted because it has nothing to do with the article. Go post it somewhere where it fits into a conversation.

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Comment #12 by pined5551
Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 12:57:17 PM
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Like where? Start a new thread in a forum where nobody looks. The point was to post it somwhere where the maximum number of people would see it!

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Comment #13 by LickableLemons7
Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 01:09:47 PM
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Try the General Off Topic forums, tons of people post there every minute.

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Comment #14 by pined5551
Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 01:26:21 PM
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Thank you Lemons for a constructive response, if people were SOOO bothered by my having posted the info here, they could have simply said that.

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Comment #15 by Total Shinobi
Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 02:34:37 PM
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This community don't half have some assholes in it. Pined was being genuine, it isn't a scam and is practically 800 free MS Points. Thanks for letting me know Pined, I just signed up :D

I just want to let everyone who thinks this a scam know, it is being advertised on the dashboard. Yeah, some scam isn't it.

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Comment #16 by Thai J
Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 03:17:42 PM
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I think it's time to schedule a few says off of work for this one. It looks incredible.

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Comment #17 by ll Felony
Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 08:46:55 PM
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I would like to go ahead and fast forward a month so i can play bioshock. Been waiting for this game since i heard its announcement almost two years ago

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Comment #18 by skaghead
Sunday, February 17, 2013 @ 11:38:00 AM
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@15 while i agree that Pined first post should'nt have been downvoted, post number#10 all but ensures that every post by them will get downvoted in future

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Comment #19 by Corrupted1x
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 @ 05:40:02 PM
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Gimme gimme this game! Totally thrilled about it since it was announced.

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Comment #20 by martin lee 1
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 12:38:19 AM
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Im so ready for this game I cant wait another month. I might run through Bioshock 1 and 2 again for the heck of it.

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Comment #21 by BruTaLyZe
Thursday, March 07, 2013 @ 12:59:46 PM
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Just bought BioShock 2 again, just to get even more into the game. I'm actually playing MP now for the cheevos, and I have to admit it's still good fun. However, if all that time will be invested in the campaign, it will be even better. Can't wait for this to come.

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US March 26, 2013

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