E3 MVG 2011 Selection: BioShock: Infinite interview

After 20 minutes of BioShock: Infinite, I was speechless. So much awesome was crammed onto the screen in such a short time – blistering gun duels, wild skyhook rollercoaster rides, old-fashioned rocket launchers, magical reincarnation, adorably suicidal sidekicks, nightmare bird romance, Star Wars-themed time travel, Abraham Lincoln impersonations – that even now I can barely find the right words to describe everything I saw.

Luckily, I had BioShock creator Ken Levine to do that for me. In a secret room hidden deep within the 2K booth at E3, he went into surprising, fascinating, super nerdy detail about his influences and inspirations for Infinite, including the love story in Ico, documentaries on Teddy Roosevelt and Devil in the White City, a nonfiction book about a serial killer terrorizing early-20th century Chicago. Oh yeah, and I ask if Rapture could possibly appear… Ken Levine doesn’t say no.

For our full E3 preview of BioShock: Infinite, head here.

Jun 9, 2011


  • meh - June 12, 2011 1:47 a.m.

    @ccab234 I think "MVG" stands for "most valuable game" or something. Also, i looked at the reCaptcha, the word fricking UPSIDE DOWN! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
  • tacoman38 - June 11, 2011 3:18 a.m.

    I think ken levine is the 1st guy interviewed no wearing a shirt that has the logo of his game and/or company on it.
  • philipshaw - June 10, 2011 2:49 p.m.

    Game of the show, Ken Levine is a genius
  • Zeb364 - June 10, 2011 7:19 a.m.

    I love how when Ken Levine is talking about the reactions to the initial announcement he says "It's up to us to convince you why this is exciting". Like we need to be convinced. New Bioshock game? I've got a Nerd-Boner. It's from Ken Levine and Irrational? I just stained my boxers.
  • ccab234 - June 10, 2011 6:08 a.m.

    what does "MVG" stand for?
  • Yeager1122 - June 10, 2011 5:25 a.m.

    Man this game looks amazing cant wait to get my hands on it in 2012!
  • BigBrother - June 10, 2011 3:39 a.m.

    I cannot wait for this game! Really looking forward to see what the geniuses at Irrational are going to do with the Booker-Elizabeth dynamic.
  • Jordo141 - June 9, 2011 11:54 p.m.

    Great questioning Charlie. Game looks great!
  • Jellyjiggler2 - June 9, 2011 11:30 p.m.

    Charlie mentioned some of the things he said in the wrap-up video, or Talkradar. Still, SOOOOOOOOOO excited for this game. GOTY 2012 it looks right now
  • Redeater - June 9, 2011 10:23 p.m.

    While I would still love a Bioshock 3 (Bioshock 2 being one of my all time favs right by Mario 3) I am very exited for infinate!

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