Top 10 Games of This Generation – Honourable Mention: BioShock Infinite

(Original Review)

BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite are two very different solutions to the same problem. That problem being, “How do you follow up a title as amazing as BioShock?” BioShock 2 is the designed-by-suits-in-a-shareholders-meeting approach, while BioShock Infinite takes a much more creative path. By taking some inspiration from the original and building a whole new story, Infinite is one of the freshest gaming experiences of this generation.
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Splitkick Spoils BioShock Infinite

Ever since I beat BioShock Infinite, I’ve been chomping at the bit to talk about what unfolds with others. Aaron, David and I got to do just that. Tune in as we spoil and analyze as many points about the plot that we can remember, though I’m sure there’s more that we missed. If you haven’t finished the game, I strongly advise that you don’t listen to show, though the choice is yours. If you have though, definitely tune in!

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The Recurring Bosscast: 014 – Exclusive Interview With Fake Ed Boon

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Fake Ed Boon addresses the Deathstroke haters, explains why Goro isn’t in Injustice: Gods Among Us, and discusses the complications of making Mortal Kombat vs. NBA Jam. Besides our special guest, Mat’s friend has become a trolling manic, Jason got to play the follow-up to A Link to the Past, and Jett shares two very important facts about Iceland.

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Jett – Splitkick, In Third Person, @jettlandicho
Jason – Inside Gaming Daily, Slick Gaming, @jjasicki
Mat – Biff Bam Pop, The Screaming Ego Podcast@matylang

The Recurring Bosscast: 013 – A Disgrace To Anyone That Has Ever Played A Video Game

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Jason has no shortage of mean things to say about Double Dragon II: Wanderer of the Dragons. Jett is pumped for Injustice: Gods Among Us. Mat is knee deep in BioShock Infinite. The Bosscast also pour one out for LucasArts.
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Jett – Splitkick, In Third Person, @jettlandicho
Jason – Inside Gaming Daily, Slick Gaming, @jjasicki
Mat – Biff Bam Pop, The Screaming Ego Podcast@matylang

What If BioShock Infinite Wasn’t A Shooter?

I’m smitten with Bioshock Infinite. The game does such an amazing job of pushing the boundaries of what game worlds, characters and stories can be. Though it also does its combat really well, it also feels like the most antiquated and gamey part of the experience. For a game that pushes so many aspects of the medium forward, what if it could push the gameplay as well?

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BioShock Infinite Review

The sour taste in my mouth from BioShock 2 washed away within minutes of booting up BioShock Infinite. Unlike its predecessor, which reeked of cash grab from every pore, Infinite feels like a genuine attempt at artistic expression, while pushing the video game boundaries of storytelling and gameplay. This is the sequel I’ve wanted all along and it’s awesome.

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The Recurring Bosscast: 012 – Mega Man 2 or 3?

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One of gaming’s great debates derails our two-year anniversary celebration for the Nintendo 3DS. Of course, BioShock Infinite also makes its way into the discussion, alongside Hitman: Absolution, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and more!

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Jett – Splitkick, In Third Person, @jettlandicho
Jason – Inside Gaming Daily, Slick Gaming, @jjasicki
Mat – Biff Bam Pop, The Screaming Ego Podcast@matylang

Out Now: Bioshock Infinite

Forget Bioshock 2. The real successor to Bioshock is finally here! Set in a whole new world with new characters, I am ready jump in. Should be picking up my copy today and will likely cover it soon in posts and as a discussion point on The Recurring Bosscast.

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To Infinity and Beyond? BioShock Infinite Announced

BioShock 2 was a real letdown to me. I’ve never played the game, but everything I have seen and heard about it has completely turned me off. The game’s main selling point was that it was a return to Rapture, but the first game ends in a way that doesn’t give you a reason to go back. The game lets you play as the Big Daddy, but what made Big Daddies cool were the fact that you had to fight them, not be them. The game featured multiplayer, even though multiplayer wouldn’t have fit within the context of the BioShock universe. I understand that the video game industry is a business like movies and music, but it seemed like all the creative in the first game was funneled out by business teams that wanted a quick sequel that would improve on the predecessor through lots of focus testing and marketing dollars. Ugh.

BioShock Infinite was just announced today and it’s coming from Irrational Games, the creators of the original. This post won’t be a thorough preview or a breakdown of the trailer. There are places that will do a much better job of that than I. The following are just a few gut feelings about what I know as of now.

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