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Video: The Making of Bioshock Documentary

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As part of our collaboration of documentaries on game design comes The Making of Bioshock.  This was in a supplemental DVD that came with the Deluxe Edition of the original Bioshock and features almost 42 minutes of developmental stories and design choices as told by the staff of Irrational Games themselves.  While you may immediately recognize studio head Ken Levine, there are plenty of other heavy talent you will want to pay attention to in this documentary and hear the story of how a space station in the sea became one of our favorite Xbox 360 games.  If you’ve never played it before, feel free to check out our quick look or game club podcast in addition to the link above for our review.

Written by Fred Rojas

May 12, 2015 at 11:00 am

Quick Look: Bioshock

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This month’s game club is none other than the 2K Boston (Irrational Games) 2007 release Bioshock.  Unlike many of the games in our game club, it’s not the first time we’ve touched this game so instead of the usual banter we focus on gameplay elements, historical development context, and of course the slew of minutia that makes this nearly 7 year old game seem timeless.  Due to a microphone balancing issue, my commentary is sometimes drowned out by the game’s audio

Written by Fred Rojas

August 10, 2014 at 11:23 am