Bioshock 2

Herman Cain made the news last week when he decided to end his run for the Republican nomination for President. What made it news worthy for you NerdBastards was Cain’s use of a popular nerdy card and video game Pokemon in his farewell speech. Cain said:

“Life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, it’s never easy when there is so much on the line. But you and I can make a difference.”

Straight out of the Donna Summer’s song that closed every episode of Pokemon. Other politicians might want to pay attention to the amount of press and Internet attention given to this little quote and it’s use by Cain. To help them out NerdBastards decided to take a look at the top ten video game quotes that every politician should have in their back pocket just in case they need to play the Video Game Card. 

Included after the list is The Daily Show piece done on the Cain use of the Pokemon quote. As always John Stewart and his writing staff really bring the humor to the situation.

Tell NerdBastards what your favorite and top pick is in the comments section below. If you have another quote that you think beats these then let us know, in the comments section below. 


“The Cake is a lie.”

Dead Test Subject, Portal


 “A man chooses, a slave obeys.”

 Andrew Ryan, BioShock


“You can pick the game, but you can’t change the rules.”

 Marcelo Pascon Fernandes Costa, Grand Theft Auto IV



“Snake. We’re not tools of the government, or anyone else. Fighting was the only thing… the only thing I was good at. But… at least I always fought for what I believed in.”

Gray Fox, Metal Gear Solid


“Wishes can come true. But not if you just wait for miracles. Miracles are things we make for ourselves. Here, and now.”

Oerba Dia Vanille, Final Fantasy XIII


“We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.”

Andrew Ryan, Bioshock


“Only when we let strangers in, can we find new ways to be ourselves.”

Joshua, The World Ends With You


“One who knows nothing can understand nothing.”

 Ansem, Kingdom Hearts


“Only a jackass can change the world.”

Auron, Final Fantasy X-2



“People are ignorant. They’ll feel better as long as someone is punished.”

Rufus, Final Fantasy VII


Bioshock Movie Still Has A Chance!

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.


Why do I say letdown? well when you see the video you’ll see why. NO EXPLANATION for a heterosexual male.

The Big Sister was an antagonistic protagonist for Bioshock 2 much like the insanity that was Jason Voorhies in NES’s Friday the 13th. The music changes  randomly during game play, then hint hint, get your ass in gear and scramble for your goddamned life before they (Jason Voorhies, The Big Sister)  swoop in like gangbusters and more than likely, kill you.

Nathan Sharatt made a Big Daddy costume when Bioshock 1 was released. So Bioshock 2 hit the shelves and he hit the junkyard, and we have a great Big Sister for the masses. Now the only thing we need is a nice sleek Sister to gear it up, and not a dude with a Burt Reynolds mustache. (via technabob)

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I’ve written a book. I have published it. But I have never used this as a venue to advertise it even though I’m head writer and one of the OG’s of the site with our gorgeous roster. But what I can say is that I have terrible artistic skills. Scrapbooking, drawing, painting, sculpting, I’ve always lacked any kind of real finesse. With writing on the other hand, when not writing a basic article, I was always able to draw with my words… So this video absolutely astounds me and makes me feel like a tiny useless little man.

Bioshock 2 has been making the rounds, and the re visit back to Rapture felt like old home week. While I have some other things to say about the game, now is not the time or place, but playing as the original Big Daddy Delta, has its pro’s and con’s.

This artist, took an action figure and carved out Delta like a lumberjack…A lumberjack with NerdBastard-like superpowers. Watch in amazement.

Via Geekologie


Big Daddys. Boy did they freak me out when I played Bioshock for the first time… They were a pain to face. Once I defeated one however, it was awesome, as I jumped up and yelled out that I was the greatest video game player in the world (Yeah I know, its pathetic). Well, in your return to Rapture for Bioshock 2, 2K has you playing as a Big Daddy. NOW you get to face the faster, slender (and kinky) Big Sister, as well as a slew of other bizarre, big basterdly baddies. There is the Brute Splicer, which, I’m sure is the fat mindless mess your shocking in the commercials, who needs a shit ton of fire, ice, electricity and old fashioned lead to shred. From what I’ve read there is also more options to harvest your precious, Unobtainium-like Adam. Not only ripping open a cute little Zombie girl anymore but finding Adam slugs along the ocean floor, which is another place you get to traverse, while watching splicers being mutilated by other Big Daddys silently as you peep through windows. How do you get on the ocean floor? Oh. It’s when The Big Sister floods out your multi-leveled level by breakin’ the glass. Besides getting all that, the old token bad guy at the end of every level is a Big Sister, yes my friends…There isn’t just one.

So like  heroin and chasing that dragon you never really catch, capture some Rapture. I’m ready for some deep sea diving.

The game will be available next week for the PC, Playstation 3, and -Box 360. After the jump, check out the trailer that 2K revealed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

(Thanks to Tom Landry for the find on the trailer) (more…)