Ken Levine News


Ken Levine's next stop? The Twilight Zone

By John Keefer, Apr 18, 2016 9:20am PDT

Irrational Games founder looking to create an interactive film based on the old TV series.


"I would but you know briefcase man would destroy me in court. "

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BioShock creator's next project will focus on the wants and needs of its characters

By Daniel Perez, Apr 10, 2015 12:40pm PDT

The player's interaction with characters within Ken Levine's game will play a major role.


"System Shock 2 is a watered down System Shock. Bioshock is a homoeopathic System Shock."

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Ken Levine 'killed' BioShock movie rather than compromise

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 13, 2013 12:30pm PDT

The long-troubled BioShock movie, which Gore Verbinski was once set to direct, is officially dead in the water. Creator Ken Levine has confirmed that he personally offed it when given the opportunity, as the movie adaptation risked compromising too much just so it could get ...


"Rather than just killing it, if the storyline was good why not try to crowdfund the project ..."

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BioShock Infinite delayed to 2013

By John Keefer, May 09, 2012 5:40am PDT

BioShock Infinite won't be shown at E3 this year, and has been delayed until 2013, according to Irrational's Ken Levine.


""Infinite" is one of those words, like "forever" that seems to go hand in hand with delays "

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Ken Levine, Mark Pincus in running for Time's top 100

By Steve Watts, Mar 29, 2012 9:45am PDT

Irrational head Ken Levine and Zynga co-rounder Mark Pincus are among the nominees in this year's Time Top 100 Influential People list. It's open to voting now, and the results will be revealed next month.


Newly renamed 2K Australia working with Irrational on BioShock Infinite

By Xav de Matos, Nov 29, 2011 4:00pm PST

Developer Canberra, the Australia-based division of 2K Marin, has been renamed 2K Australia and is working with Irrational Games on a BioShock, Irrational Games boss Ken Levine has confirmed.


"Pretty sure they will do anything just so they don't have to be associated with the new XCOM."

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BioShock Infinite's monster is a silent boogeyman

By Steve Watts, Nov 28, 2011 10:00am PST

Ken Levine shares his thoughts on how the team created a new threatening monster for BioShock Infinite.


"I'm more concerned about Bioshock Infinite having more insane DRM. I still have the original ..."

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BioShock movie 'still in the conversation,' says Levine

By Steve Watts, Nov 15, 2011 7:15am PST

BioShock series creator Ken Levine talks about the currently stalled status of a BioShock movie, and how he feels about BioShock Infinite being converted to the big screen.


Irrational Launches New Podcast Series, Ken Levine Interviews Todd Howard

By Xav de Matos, Jul 01, 2010 11:20am PDT

Today, Irrational Games launched a new podcast series that focuses on interviewing members of the entertainment industry and having a "frank and...


"Great idea for a podcast, it's quite good too. Even better than Irrational Behavior I'd say."

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BioShock Creator Talks New 'Crazy Ambitious' Game, Levine 'Not Substantially' Involved in BioShock 2

By Chris Faylor, Jul 30, 2008 10:05am PDT

Irrational Games co-founder and BioShock creator Ken Levine today began teasing details of his next project, which is separate from the 2K...


"Sometimes I forget how much fun it is to read the comments on the main page. "

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Rumors Persist of New X-COM from BioShock Folk

By Chris Faylor, May 05, 2008 9:08am PDT

A report in the latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine furthers the long-running rumor that BioShock creator and 2K Boston studio head Ken Levine...


"it made me sad vista couldn't run x-com :[ luckly i have the windows XP laptop"

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GDC 08: Ken Levine on Storytelling in Games

By Chris Faylor and Nick Breckon, Feb 20, 2008 12:16pm PST

"The bad news is, for storytellers, nobody cares about your stupid story," began BioShock designer Ken Levine, a divisive introduction to a talk on...


"ya know, one unfortunate thing about BioShock was the amount of publicity leading its release. ..."

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Ken Levine Interview

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 16, 2008 5:04am PST

The latest Gamers With Jobs podcast has an interview with Ken Levine, asking the 2K Boston boss about The Orange Box and Valve, the Spike TV...


Ken Levine Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 05, 2008 10:15am PST

There's a Ken Levine Q&A on GamePro, asking BioShock's creative director about development of that game.


"This sounds really open-ended, but in a nutshell what do you think game designers are doing ..."

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GDC 08 Sessions: No Guitar for Next Harmonix Game, Levine Talks BioShock Storytelling, EA on Sims 3

By Chris Faylor, Oct 31, 2007 7:54am PDT

The next game from Guitar Hero and Rock Band creator Harmonix will be free of the peripherals that have defined so many of its recent efforts,...


"The story was interesting in a disconnected, "huh, I wonder what they'll do next" kind of way. ..."

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