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Ubisoft Has Over 9,000 Employees

While many game companies have been contracting in the past several years, Ubisoft exploded in size without many people noticing. In fact, it may soon employ more people than any other gaming company, if it does not already.


Ken Levine's New Game Could Be Really Fascinating

It really sucks that Irrational Games is shutting down, and I hope that everyone who was laid off finds new employment soon. It’s a bad situation, yes, but for gamers, there’s something to be optimistic about — a new digital game by Ken Levine.


BioShock Studio Irrational Games Is Shutting Down

Irrational Games, the studio that makes BioShock, is shutting down. BioShock creator Ken Levine said today that he plans to move on to smaller, narrative-heavy games that will be released digitally.


The BioShock Infinite VGX Award Video Was Wonderful

Though there have been some awful moments today — please don’t make me watch PewDiePie again — this stood out as one genuinely great segment of the 2013 Spike VGX.


BioShock Infinite's New Expansion Bites Off More Than It Can Chew

What to make of Burial at Sea? Planned as a two-part episodic expansion for BioShock Infinite, it takes us back to where the series began: The majestic underwater city of Rapture. One part BioShock nostalgia trip and one part extraneous BioShock Infinite epilogue, Burial at Sea‘s first episode falls unfortunately short of both its predecessors.


Layoffs At BioShock Developer Irrational Games

Irrational Games laid off a small number of employees this week, Kotaku has learned. The studio behind BioShock Infinite, now working on two downloadable content packs for the critically acclaimed shooter, says the layoffs won’t affect development of the DLC “in any way”.


BioShock Infinite Vs Dishonored: The Comparison We Had To Make

A beautiful city with a seamy underbelly. A girl in danger. Weird magic. Beheadings. Junk food. Am I talking about the recently-released BioShock Infinite, or am I talking about the just-updated Dishonored? Could be either one.


BioShock Infinite's TV Commercial Is Strange

It may be the fact that there is absolutely no gameplay footage whatsoever, it may be the weird pacing of it — it doesn’t really lead to a climax, and ends strangely. It may be the fact that, as people engaged in gaming culture, we come to BioShock Infinite with a different set of expectations — but I can’t help but find the newest TV commercial for the game a little bit strange.


BioShock Infinite's Pre-Order Scheme Is A Bold Step In Consumer Manipulation

Each week it feels like the video game industry is coming up with new ways to get you to pre-order games. Packaged bonuses, collectors’ edition cases, limited edition figures, in-game items, early access to betas, and more.


The Status Of Microsoft And Sony's Next Consoles. Plus: A Whole Bunch Of Other Gaming Secrets.

No topic appeared in the rumour mill this year as much as the coming next-generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft.