BioShock Infinite trailer continues Columbia, a Modern Day Icarus

Dear publishers, if you are insistent upon releasing trailers that show anything other than gameplay footage (and I imagine you are, what with them helping sell games but shh I am feigning indignation), please take some hint from BioShock Infinite's fine series 'Columbia, a Modern Day Icarus?'. No pre-rendered cinematics, dragging shots of developers talking, or staged in-engine nonsense, just just delightful flavour. Part two's out now, by the way.

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Dear publishers, if you are insistent upon releasing trailers that show anything other than gameplay footage (and I imagine you are, what with them really helping sell games and all but shh I am feigning indignation), please take some hint from BioShock Infinite's fine series 'Columbia, a Modern Day Icarus?'. No pre-rendered cinematics, dragging shots of developers talking, or staged in-engine nonsense, just delightful flavour. Part two's out now, by the way.

The pleasing fake 70s/80s documentary series Truth from Legend's look into the mysteries of Columbia continues with the supposed monstrous Songbird seen buzzing about the floating city, and the so-called Lamb of Columbia.

One imagines the final episode will come out a few weeks after the game's March 26 launch, once a now-ancient Alistair Bloom plays it and finds out what was actually going on.

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    February 15, 2013 8:15 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, BioShock Infinite trailer continues Columbia, a Modern Day Icarus.

    Dear publishers, if you are insistent upon releasing trailers that show anything other than gameplay footage (and I imagine you are, what with them helping sell games but shh I am feigning indignation), please take some hint from BioShock Infinite's fine series 'Columbia, a Modern Day Icarus?'. No pre-rendered cinematics, dragging shots of developers talking, or staged in-engine nonsense, just just delightful flavour. Part two's out now, by the way.

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      February 15, 2013 8:39 AM

      Please add video controls to full screen mode. Thanks.

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      February 15, 2013 9:50 AM

      I love these sorts of In-universe things. Documents, footage, interviews. I think it's the best way to market to the discerning fan, for everyone else there's the shooty mcface-shoot coverart and tv marketing campaigns.

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      February 15, 2013 10:35 AM

      Nice. Just like an old episode of "In Search Of..."

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      February 16, 2013 5:19 PM

      God this series is so cool

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      February 18, 2013 9:25 AM

      I forgot to change the quality of the video to the highest. It looks so much cooler in low res.

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