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BioShock developer Irrational reduced to just 15 staff

BioShock developer Irrational Games has laid off most of its staff, the firm’s creative director Ken Levine has announced. In a statement on the official website, Levine said he was "winding down Irrational Games as you know it". The studio will retain 15 members of the original team. He added …

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Levine still trying to get BioShock Vita greenlit

BioShock Vita could still happen… providing Sony gives the project the thumbs up. Announced in summer 2011, BioShock on Vita has, as of February this year, still not entered production. But Irrational Games dev Ken Levine says it’s not for want of trying. I am literally trying to make a …

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UK boxed game sales spike over Easter

UK games retailers enjoyed its busiest weekend yet last week, thanks to BioShock and Tomb Raider. The two blockbuster releases of the last month dominated the Chart-Track Top 40 last week, with BioShock Infinite becoming the fastest selling game in the series to date. 743,045 games were sold in the …

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Loading comes to London this April

A new independent games caf will set up shop in London’s Soho in a matter of weeks. Loading, the Cornish indie known for providing games-themed cocktails at various industry and press events, is currently finalising the details on opening a London branch in Soho. The new bar – located at …

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Levine rubbishes claims that BioShock: Infinite cost $220m

Irrational Games boss Ken Levine has rubbished reports that BioShock: Infinite cost upwards of $200m to produce. The number comes from a New York Times article which alleged that development costs reached $100m with marketing coming in at an additional $100m. This sounds far-fetched, and indeed Levine took to Twitter …

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Ken Levine canned BioShock film following budget and director issues

Ken Levine has revealed that the Bioshock film has been cancelled while in production, adding that the decision was ultimately his own. Edge Online reports that Levine spoke on the development at a BAFTA event held in London this week – specifically citing former director Gore Verbinski’s departure over a …

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