Looks like its that time of year again, the leaves are changing colour and someone is talking about a possible Bioshock movie again. Don’t get me wrong, I love the games and honestly think, if done right (like that would ever happen) the video game could be adapted into one hell of a good movie. Will that ever happen? Apparently it’s still a maybe.
“[F]or us there’s no burning [desire] to have a movie made just to get it made, for us and for Take-Two, it’s really got to be something that will a) give the fans something that they want, and b) for those who don’t know BioShock, really introduce them to something that is consistent with the game, and is it going to be a good representation of the game.”
While that doesn’t sound overly promising, at least it means should the movie every see the light of day, it will be done with the source material in mind, and not just a named tacked on in a lame attempt to make a buck (see every other video game to movie adaptation, ever.) Levine closed with this.
“There are differences between games and movies, no doubt, but the movie has to draw from the same DNA in terms of the world and the story beats. But you know, we don’t have a need to get it made.”
The good news for all the Bioshock fans? Simple, Irrational Games’ new (and by the looks of things, mind blowing) BioShock Infinite game hits the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in 2012.
I love videogames, which probably explains why I’m glued to my computer screen during E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo) going on this week.
And yet, sometimes video game endings just never live up to their expectations. Others do, like Bioshock, but Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 does not.
But, what if you could change the ending? What if you could remake it how it should have ended?
That is what the website, HowItShouldHaveEnded.com did, and I must say, it is fantastic! If you enjoyed the game, but thought the ending could use a dash more dark humor and pokes at bizarre security at an airport, you’re in luck!
Check out the video below, and see what could have happened to Alexei Borodi (aka U.S. Army Ranger Private First Class Joseph Allen), you’ll be glad you did.
I don’t, but there are a lot of scary games out there that people buy (such as Condemned, Alan Wake and any number of zombie games) because people love to be scared.
But, I have never been so emotionally traumatized by a game that I had the urge to write a song about it! However, that is exactly what YouTube user lightsatsparkwood21 did for a game that I absolutely loved, Bioshock.
Her reasoning was this:
This is about my complete inability to play Bioshock for longer than ten minutes at a time without having to stop and go and hide underneath a large pile of clothing. Basically, it scares the shit out of me. I apologise for the mic level…I couldn’t get a decent sound. It’s really trebley.
Thanks to Ben Paul for the lyrics of the last verse (the best verse) as well.
Big Daddies are friends:
It’s actually a pretty good song, and I love the call-backs to the classic music from the game at the beginning. She really did a great job with the song, and I hope you give it a listen below!
I must admit, I fucking loved the first Bioshock game. Flat out LOVED.
The action was great, the atmosphere and enemies were creepy and the twist at the end blew my mind! I can only think of one or two other games that have managed to do that, so I was hooked.
Bioshock 2 was a hell of a lot of fun, but compared to the first game, was a bit of a letdown.
But, when it was announced that a movie was to be made with Gore Verbinski? I was over-the-moon, as they could finally make a decent video game movie, as long as they stayed true to the themes and subject matter (read – an R rating).
However, that has fallen apart as of late, and I began to have my doubts of ever seeing a Bioshock movie …until an interview came up with the creative director of the game, Ken Levine.
I think we’re in the space now of building properties that are appealing to people, and there’s a version of BioShock that makes a great game and there’s probably a version of BioShock that makes a great movie. I think for us as a company, we don’t have any need to get a movie made. We’d like to have a movie made, but it would have to be the right one, and we’ve had the opportunity to get it made and unless all the right pieces are in place – it’s hard enough to get a movie made when all the right pieces are in place. If you don’t start with the right pieces, you don’t have a prayer. We’ve had a lot of great talks with great people about it. We got close to great people, but you always have to have all of those pieces in place and that’s going to be very challenging. It’s a moving puzzle, but I’m going to be continually talking to people about it. It’s definitely something that’s still in the conversation.
So, fellow Bioshock fans, there is room to hope! But, don’t hold your breath that it will happen any time soon.
hey bastards! For those of you who are into the Bioshock video game franchise, you’re going to rub your nipples in excitement. Here is the first full ten minutes of BioShock Infinite with gameplay footage.
Set in 1912, BioShock Infinite takes place in the sky city of Columbia (previously BioShock was in an underwater setting).
Former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt has been sent to rescue Elizabeth, a young woman imprisoned in Columbia since childhood. Booker develops a relationship with Elizabeth, augmenting his abilities with hers so the pair may escape from a city that is literally falling from the sky. DeWitt must learn to fight foes in high-speed Sky-Line battles, engage in combat both indoors and amongst the clouds, and harness the power of dozens of new weapons and abilities.
This looks amazing. Personally, this is what I would have wanted for Bioshock 2. Bioshock 2, while a decently executed game was just too much of more of the same. I was blown away by this footage and THAT’S what I want from a Bioshock game; originality, new imagery, an impeccable story, and a frightening experience.
The game’s coming for Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 simultaneously in 2012.
Check out the first ten minutes of the game below and tell us what you think!
Back in 2008 it was announced the the little videogame that could, Bioshock, was getting adapted into a hard R-rated movie. Since then we’ve heard everything from it being in pre-production with Universal studios to being released in 2010. Well, Guess what ? 2010 is over halfway through and all we’ve heard since is that directors have dropped and the film is facing budget issues. Thanks to a recent interview with Washington D.C. radio station 106.7 “The Fan” Bioshock developer Kev Levine gave a little update on the situation(not that Jersey Shore jackass).
“I will say that it is still an active thing, and it is something we are actively talking about and actively working on. The movie business is complicated — I can’t tell you whether it’s going to happen for sure or it’s not going to happen for sure, but it’s something we are actively discussing, quite actively, and actively working on.”
That’s alot of active in such a short statment but it still screams “We have no clue what’s going on! It’s quite a shame though, with former director Gore Verbinski now relegating himself to producer and Juan CarlosFresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) taking the reigns. What ever happened to the film that had such hype floating over it now place into a semi-permanent state of development hell. At least fans still have Bioshock: Infinite to look forward to, unless they stall on that gem too.
Have you ever wanted to see some of your super heroes being super buffed to the point where their head is so tiny (unlike me who has big body and a big ass head)? How about seeing some heroes a bit scrawny but fits the character? Well, Patricio Betteo took that mindset and drew some interesting pieces. From Wolverine to Rorschach, and from Spider-man to Bone, Betteo has drew various of characters. Check after the jump to see quite a few of them and see if Betteo drew one of your favorites.
Thanks to this video, I now know what I have to say when I tea bag someone and hopefully you do as well or else deez nuts gonna be all over ya face. IGN created another original with a special guest, Snoop Dogg. The original is basically a what-if Snoop D O Double Gizzle was in every video game. We get to see him in the world of Call of Duty, Halo, God of War, Bioshock, and Super Mario (64 to be exact). The video is short and full of laughable one liners and that’s probably why I enjoyed it. So check the video out if ya want to give yourself a laugh. Now excuse me, I gotta go drink some purple drink.
Before you get your Nerd boner on there is a STRONG chance that Universal will never allow the Bioshock movie to be rated with a ‘Hard R’, but we can dream, oh we can dream. Director Gore Verbinski says;
“We’re working trying to make it. The problem with BioShock was: R-rated movie, underwater, horror. It’s a really expensive R-rated movie. So we’re trying to figure out a way working with [director] Juan Carlos [Fresnadillo] to get the budget down and still keep so it’s true to the core audience, you know? The thing is it has to be R, a hard R. We don’t want to dumb it down, we don’t want to make it PG-13. We want to keep it really edgy, and it’s a huge bill.”
Regardless of which rating it ends up PG13 or R it’s got potential to be amazing. I can’t wait to see dog masked splicers jumping around on the big screen. Wonder if they’ll make it in 3D? We’d have to wear an adult diaper to the show for fear of it scaring the poo out of you. AMESOME!
I was just tooling around on the internet and found this picture. I needed to share it with you. It was like a burning need. This is one of the Big Daddys from the Bioshock video game series made completely out of food. Including a Little Sister behind him made of HAM! HAM! This was found on a site where there were more pictures like this but the Big Daddy stood out to me. Check out the other cool food pictures here.