Ken Levine at PAX

Bioshock’s big daddy, Ken Levine, took some time to talk to the masses about his life at the recent PAX. He tells a familiar tale of growing up with geek-tendencies, and then finding games as his place in life. It’s a story that wouldn’t have been out of place in this year’s most exciting book about videogames.

Anyway! PAX keynote beyond the jump.


  1. Ben Abraham says:


    (but secretly we love it)

  2. Seniath says:

    There’s today’s lunch break entertainment sorted, cheers!

  3. Yhancik says:

    The Levine eyes… they’re back again.

  4. Seniath says:

    @Yhancik: They never really went away. Always watching. Always… judging.

    *mumbles incoherently*

  5. Okami says:

    That was nice.

  6. James Brophy says:

    Is it just me or is games trailers a murderously slow site to get video from.. It’s been over an hour and I’m only half way.

  7. James Brophy says:

    Annnd posting a comment just reset the video…

    I give up.

  8. hydra9 says:

    Excellent, thanks! I can’t imagine a better keynote speech.

  9. cyrenic says:

    Aside from Levine randomly throwing out the word “fuck” now and then like he had some quota to fill, great speech.

  10. hydra9 says:

    Yeah, it sounded weird every time he said it.

  11. MetalCircus says:

    His speech made me want to apply for a game design course at University. Weep.

  12. Tom says:

    Ah Ken, love you man.

  13. Dracko says:

    More evidence that unrepentant geeks are the last kind of people who should be developing games.

  14. Nuyan says:

    That was a pretty fun speech.

  15. Ging says:

    I approve, he amused and entertained me prior to going to work, so winner.

  16. Kato says:

    Excellent speech, really, but I think he needs to work on his public speaking.

    Incredibly written though, and very powerful.

    Also, anyone who pronounces the word “pwn,” as “pawn,” I cannot take seriously.

  17. Ging says:

    He probably doesn’t have many opportunities to really practice public speaking on the sort of scale required by a PAX keynote, so it’s understandable that he may not have got it off perfectly!

  18. Pwnzerfaust says:

    Every time you post that picture, Ken Levine steals part of my soul.

  19. Theory says:

    He swears a bit, dunee?

    Also: pwn is derived from own which is derived from owned. The O goes away.

  20. terry says:

    Overdue return of the staring eyes. Did he apologise for the dog’s breakfast made of the last few bioshock levels?

  21. mister slim says:

    You’re going to have to be a lot cleverer than that to get me to buy another copy of your book.