BioShock Infinite's alternate cover features Songbird

After all the folderol surrounding the BioShock Infinite box cover and the "frat boy" appeal, Developer Irrational Games held a poll for an alternate cover. The winner was the Songbird, with about 38 percent of the vote.

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After all the folderol surrounding the BioShock Infinite box cover and its "frat boy" appeal, developer Irrational Games held a poll for an alternate cover. The winner was Songbird, with about 38 percent of the vote.

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An image of Elizabeth with Songbird came in second, with 26 percent of the vote. Unfortunately, even this alternate cover can't appease the masses. "Can I just get a copy of the game that doesn’t come with any cover?" one fan boldly complained. BioShock Infinite will be available with both covers on March 26.
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    December 27, 2012 1:50 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, BioShock Infinite's alternate cover features Songbird.

    After all the folderol surrounding the BioShock Infinite box cover and the "frat boy" appeal, Developer Irrational Games held a poll for an alternate cover. The winner was the Songbird, with about 38 percent of the vote.

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      December 27, 2012 2:08 PM

      Lol @ that one comment. Doesn't get much more stupid. Nice alternative cover though.

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        December 27, 2012 2:26 PM

        I was going to say the answer to that comment is "you can buy it digitally online", but 2K hasn't yet announced what services, if any, will carry the game.

        Hopefully Steamworks.

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          December 27, 2012 3:19 PM

          It'll be using Steamworks for the DRM, so I imagine that means a full Steam release is in the cards.

          https://twitter.com/IGLevine/status/277316410378702848

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            December 27, 2012 3:32 PM

            ...how the hell did this not make frontpage news on the Shack?! Actually, I think I know why: it's a tweet from Ken Levine, not an official acknowledgement from the publisher.

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              December 27, 2012 4:02 PM

              Also, because it's kinda assumed?

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                December 27, 2012 5:00 PM

                I wouldn't have assumed that Bioshock Infinite would be Steamworks. Sure, now that GFWL is almost irrelevant in the PC space, with Microsoft effectively not marketing it anymore ("XBox Games for Windows" is really just "WinRT games for Windows 8", and has no association with GFWL, other than it also using your XBox Live gamertag / Microsoft Account for authentication). Even then, I wasn't assuming Steamworks. Maybe I'm jaded, but I still have vivid memories of scratching off Bioshock 2 and Bulletstorm from my buy list due to GFWL.

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                  December 27, 2012 7:33 PM

                  Did you really have that many issues with GFWL? I own quite a few GFWL games, and none have had issues because of the client. Toy soldiers has had issues but that's because of the game. (even then it was only a minor annoyance)

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      December 27, 2012 2:14 PM

      Yeah, I voted for that one. Not because I thought it was a great piece of cover art, but because it was the most thematically different from the original one.

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      December 27, 2012 2:19 PM

      Awesome! That's the one I wanted to win!

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      December 27, 2012 2:28 PM

      What is the Songbird? Is it like a flying big daddy?

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      December 27, 2012 2:34 PM

      I like that one a lot actually.

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      December 27, 2012 3:21 PM

      I'll be sure to flip the cover to that on my Steam copy.
      But seriously , my friend preordered it for me on Steam, thanks awesome friend!

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      December 27, 2012 4:49 PM

      It wasn't my favorite box art, but I voted for it nonetheless because of it's sheer boldness. It reminds me of a prog-rock album cover.

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      January 1, 2013 9:40 AM

      Isn't it stupid that we're even making such a big deal about the cover? I think fan backlash has been appropriate sometimes but the "ire" of fans has gotten to the point that it's ridiculous.

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      January 1, 2013 4:01 PM

      I like it, looks really good.

      It's nice to have a boxart that's not a marketing picture of the main characters facing forward in front of a backdrop.

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        January 1, 2013 4:02 PM

        Honestly I think all boxarts should have reverseable alternative covers with something like this.

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      April 11, 2013 5:31 AM

      I downloaded this game for free from http://Mygame9.com . Other wasted their money in buying it. Superb Game Though :P

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