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Irrational Games says 'thank you' with three original songs from Burial at Sea

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 31, 2014 7:40am PDT

Burial at Sea marks the end of Irrational Games' work on the BioShock series. Nay, it marks the end of Irrational as we know it. The studio has been doing a number of send-offs, including the most recent "thank you": the release of three full-length songs from the BioShock e...

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"I just started episode 2 last night, the start grabbed me for sure. very well done. "

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Take-Two casting call may hint at new Mafia game set in Louisiana

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 12, 2014 6:30am PDT

Take-Two, parent company of 2K Games and Rockstar, has placed a casting call for an "untitled video game." According to the listing, the game will feature three males born in Louisiana--all who have connections to organized crime.

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BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea DLC trailer is also a portfolio of resumes

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 11, 2014 3:00pm PDT

The latest trailer for BioShock Infinite's upcoming Burial at Sea conclusion is not only a marketing tool meant to entice you to buy the DLC, but it's also a portfolio for studio members affected by Irrational's sudden closure.

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"If that's what passes for class these days, I'm glad to be out of the industry."

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Irrational Games restructuring, all but 15 members leaving

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 18, 2014 10:15am PST

BioShock series creator Ken Levine is closing the doors to Irrational Games and will take an unspecified new role with Take-Two. Most of the remainder of Irrational's staff will be laid off.

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"Interested to see what this next "narrative-driven" game that is highly replayable will be. I ..."

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Grand Theft Auto V celebrating Valentine's Day Massacre

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 11, 2014 7:50am PST

Ah, February 14! When stores are crammed full of desperate men rushing around, grabbing red roses, red greetings cards, red balloons, and red cakes to celebrate Al Capone's infamous Saint Valentine's Day Massacre of 1929. Grand Theft Auto V is joining in the spirit of the se...

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"that is SO cool, how about I pay you $5 to light yourself on fire?"

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Evolve preview: scratching the surface of Turtle Rock's 4v1 monster game

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 11, 2014 5:00am PST

At the end of one match, Evolve had me shaking. At the end of five, I was utterly convinced: developer Turtle Rock has managed to create another...

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"my neighbor's step-aunt makes $75 /hr on the laptop . She has been out of work for 8 months but ..."

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Vita Slim coming to the US for $200, includes Borderlands 2

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 10, 2014 4:55pm PST

The new slimmer Vita-2000 model is coming to the US this spring. It'll debut in a new Borderlands 2 Limited Edition Vita Bundle which includes the...

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"Holy shit, CROSS SAVE WITH PS3! And I played it on the Xbox. :("

- Mad Brahmin Disease see all 24 comments

Civilization 5 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown get Complete Editions

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 04, 2014 2:30pm PST

2K Games is working on a pair of Complete Editions for Civilization V and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The former will release tomorrow, while the latter arrives on March 4 with XCOM: Enemy Within packed in.

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"They could just call it something else. Planetfall or Rigel Kentaurus would be good options. "

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Having more than four players would make Evolve too difficult

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 24, 2014 1:00pm PST

In Turtle Rock's upcoming Evolve, a team of four players goes against a lone giant. But why limit the human team to just four? Certainly, the game...

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How Evolve learned from Left 4 Dead's AI director

By Steve Watts, Jan 23, 2014 12:55pm PST

Evolve studio heads Chris Ashton and Phil Robb explain how they're using a system similar to Left 4 Dead's AI director to make sure matches don't end after one clash.

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"it was hard as hell in l4d with a shitty team. if there are no mobs or boomers to help, the ..."

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Best of 2013: #5 - BioShock Infinite

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 20, 2014 11:30am PST

BioShock Infinite is #5 in our Best of 2013.

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"It was ok. Gameplay seemed sort of dated. It was the same click the 'use' key to pick up ..."

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'Bundles of Love' to pair 2K and Bethesda games in February

By Steve Watts, Jan 17, 2014 8:50am PST

2K Games and Bethesda are offering two bundles in February: BioShock Infinite with Skyrim and Borderlands 2 with Dishonored. Each will cost $29.99 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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Evolve pre-order bonus makes a more fearsome monster

By Steve Watts, Jan 14, 2014 7:00am PST

2K Games and Turtle Rock have announced pre-order bonuses for Evolve, which includes a new skin at launch and an alternate monster sometime after launch.

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Mafia dev hit with layoffs as 2K shuffles staff

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 10, 2014 6:00am PST

2K is shaking things up at 2K Czech, creator of the Mafia series. The publisher is closing 2K Czech's Prague office, shifting some people over to the one in Brno, bringing some over to 2K headquarters in California, and some, well, they're just plumb out of a job. What exact...

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"Hidden & Dangerous games should be brought to GOG and Steam. Great games, though the ..."

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How Evolve's co-op compares to Left 4 Dead

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 08, 2014 1:15pm PST

Turtle Rock's Evolve will share a lot of common factors with Left 4 Dead, right down to the need to work together against the game's monster... whichever monster you may be fighting against, that is.

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"Ill get interested when I see gameplay, not text and comparisons to games that have pedigree ..."

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