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Posts tagged “2K-Boston”

What’s In A Name? Irrational Returns

There's power in legacy. It's a power, a significance, this industry is only just old enough to offer. Which makes it peculiar that publishers so often seem determined to conceal it all with the incessant anonymisation of acquired studios. As Ubisoft, EA and 2K (among others) buy and rename studios, we're left with a collection of studios that presumably present well on a Power Point…

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Why BioShock Isn’t A 10/10 Game

So obviously spoilers. All the spoilers ever, completely ruining every aspect of the game. There's not a sentence of this you should read before finishing what is a very good game. Spoilers. Spoilers. Have I mentioned, stuff here will spoil surprises? And ruin the game. This isn't a list of reasons why BioShock is a bad game. It isn't. It's an excellent game. This is…

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2K Say: “Oops”

2K are scrabbling around, trying to make up for the bit of a whoopsie that represented BioShock's PC launch. While a 360 player can indulge in such crazed madness as lending the game to their friends - gasp in horror and disgust - PC players were limited to two activations of their code, and three re-installs (meaning anyone with a typical crappy PC would be…

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Rapture’s Required Reading

I love things like this. I've got into some of my favourite things via creators of things I've loved recommending them - following the trails to interesting places. Because if they've inspired something you've loved, they've got to be pretty good, yeah? That thought process has lead me to everything from Vonnegut to the Buzzcocks to Nethack. Anyway, Gametap asked Ken Levine for his list…

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2Kick in the teeth

It's certainly an interesting way to reward a development team for completing what's looking like a shoe-in for Game of the Year: annihilating their identity. Irrational Games, with their Gold announcement of Bioshock still fresh in the air, are being rubbed out of existence, with their two studios being renamed as 2K Boston and 2K Australia. Let's quote a little of the press release. “Irrational…

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