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Bioshock Infinite
Irrational Games Announces 1999 Mode for Bioshock Infinite
Written Thursday, January 19, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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Are games a bit namby-pamby easy for you these days? Fancy playing something that challenges you rather than just rolling over when you stroke its belly? Then Irrational might have just the thing for you.

Irrational Games has announced "1999 Mode" for Bioshock Infinite. It's "designed to challenge players in a variety of ways – each requiring substantial commitment and skill development." A throwback to a time when games demanded more of the player, 1999 Mode will include tweaks and features that you won't experience in a standard play-through of BioShock Infinite, regardless of difficulty level.

Ken Levine, Creative Director of Irrational Games, says of the mode. "We want to give our oldest and most committed fans an option to go back to our roots. In 1999 Mode, gamers face more of the permanent consequences of their gameplay decisions. In BioShock Infinite, gamers will have to sweat out the results of their actions. In addition, 1999 Mode will demand that players pick specialisations, and focus on them.

"I'm an old school gamer. We wanted to make sure we were taking into account the play styles of gamers like me. So we went straight to the horse's mouth by asking them, on our website, a series of questions about how they play our games. 94.6 percent of respondents indicated that upgrade choices enhanced their BioShock gameplay experience; however, 56.8 percent indicated that being required to make permanent decisions about their character would have made the game even better."

In addition to all of this 1999 Mode will task you with managing your weapons, power and health in a "challenging" fashion. Sounds a bit like you'll have less of all three to play with.

Presumably in response to the fact that the original Bioshock barely punished death, 1999 mode will also be a little more hardcore. Rather than just respawning you at the nearest checkpoint, you'll be sent to a Game Over screen if you lack "the resources to be brought back to life."

"It's not for the faint of heart," concludes the statement.

Bioshock Infinite, which is going to be the best game ever created by humans, is out this year.


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Comment #1 by retnuh
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 10:10:58 AM
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This is sounding better and better. Can't wait to pick it up whenever it gets released

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Comment #2 by Shadow20074
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 10:11:03 AM
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Laughed at best game ever created xD
I sure hope it is
Cannot freaking wait for this

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Comment #3 by EdEN
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 10:21:10 AM
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Damn, there goes any chance of a normal trophy run...

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Comment #4 by Mnemic1987
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 10:26:51 AM
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yeah there it goes...but nevertheless i hope i'll an awesome experience from this game!

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Comment #5 by theShawzer
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 10:36:50 AM
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Well seeing as games were designed to be entertaining, a good idea might be to play the game first and worry about the trophies later.........

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Comment #6 by B0SS Zombie
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 10:54:31 AM
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As long as it's a challenge, but not evil (like the Hard Core run in Dead Space 2), it should be a great experience. Like how BioShock 1 was on Survivalist and no Vita Chambers.

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Comment #7 by 94jph
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 11:14:01 AM
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Well no plat for me

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Comment #8 by The Cosmic Suff
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 11:21:39 AM
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Yay a plat for me :))))))))))))

Seriously, fuck off people and your trophies. They are supposed to be challenges and challenge you.

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Comment #9 by lukey52
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 11:27:11 AM
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I've been excited about this game since the first trailer showed itself. Everything I hear just makes the game sound better and better. Can't wait to try out this 1999 mode.

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Comment #10 by dda1996a
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 11:31:41 AM
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getting this no natter what. i like when games are challenging yet possible (unlike W@W veteran) so i will play this mode

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Comment #11 by Jack
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 11:40:08 AM
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Hardcore and no vita chambers for B1 and B2 was too easy, then again I don't remember game over screens in games after 1 death in 1999...I think they went a little overboard.

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Comment #12 by ItIsKimpan
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 11:54:10 AM
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Peoples bitch about tropies... If I go into another room, one out of the four corners and fart, will you guys still bitch?

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Comment #13 by SSWORM69
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 01:58:45 PM
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This is going to be great! No wait, beyond that. Infinitely GREAT!

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Comment #14 by AlejandroM
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 04:17:24 PM
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This just piqued my interest.

Now if only we could get a release date...

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Comment #15 by AlejandroM
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 04:20:45 PM
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And is it me, or does Lee Bradley (author of this article) look a bit like Michael Emerson from Lost? Which is totally fine because Emerson is awesome.

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Comment #16 by marlyT
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 05:03:00 PM
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"which is going to be the best game ever created by humans, is out this year."

Absolutely correct, sir.

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Comment #17 by marlyT
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 05:04:24 PM
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@15 I think he looks like Mozz from White Collar.

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Comment #18 by Hoagie324
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 05:42:35 PM
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Comment #19 by tsugarusatsujin
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 12:32:43 AM
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so excited for this

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Comment #20 by WINAS3
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 05:47:37 AM
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shouldnt be too much trouble, bring it!

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Comment #21 by Beli
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 02:54:40 PM
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Well, finally a challenging mode xD

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