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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Irrational Games, the studio behind the critically-acclaimed BioShock videogame series, has announced that it is shutting down. In a letter posted to the company website, co-founder Ken Levine said he is taking 15 current staffers with him to a "smaller, more entrepreneurial endeavor," which will be run under Take-Two, Irrational's parent company. Retail revenue for the BioShock games has topped half a billion dollars.

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I liked the first Bioshock, and it served as my introduction to Ayn Rand. Couldn't get into the idea of the other two though.

#1 | Posted by blah at 2014-02-19 05:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

I think it was a good move to go out on top. I haven't played Bioshock Infinite but I hear it's quite good; the best of the three. I thought BioShock did a good job with the theatrics but game play and game mechanics were a bit lacking. But then, I held it to a ridiculously high standard...

If you've never played System Shock 2, which was the inspiration for BioShock, you should check it out. Ten bucks on Steam. It's one of the best PC games ever made.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-02-19 07:30 PM | Reply | Flag:

This is industry jargon for "Levine got sick of splitting funds with a do-nothing partner".

#3 | Posted by soheifox at 2014-02-19 07:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

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