Bioshock Infinite
No Multiplayer for BioShock Infinite, Says Levine
Written Monday, November 26, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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BioShock Infinite will not include a multiplayer element, says Irrational boss Ken Levine.

Back in August we discovered that two planned co-op modes for the game had been abandoned, with Levine saying, “As I’ve always said we are experimenting with things, and only if they are good enough will we put them in the game.” You can find out more about the planned modes here.

Now the multiplayer aspect of the game has followed suit. Levine responded to enquiries about the feature on Twitter by simply saying, “no multi”.

Let’s be honest though, how interested were you in the prospect of BioShock Infinite multiplayer? That campaign is where the real action is.


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Comment #1 by DMCV
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 08:43:32 AM
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Let us rejoice.

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Comment #2 by nintendo64X
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 08:46:38 AM
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I thought this was already mentioned?

The co-op would of been fantastic provided it was the SP campaign just with the other guy as the girl...maybe..ok as I type I remembered she isn't around with you all the time, maybe not the best...

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Comment #3 by Baron Bonk
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 08:49:59 AM
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Comment #4 by HoBoZ
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 09:00:23 AM
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thank God

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Comment #5 by Pabs_85
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 09:01:08 AM
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Obv the multi was crap, well done! Focus on the Campaign ^_^

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Comment #6 by Darth_Krid
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 09:03:15 AM
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YESSSSS! Didn't think it was possible for me to be more excited about this game :)

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Comment #7 by RandyAghem
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 09:04:00 AM
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Oh thank God for that.

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Comment #8 by diskdocx
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 09:15:41 AM
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Multiplayer is far overemphasized. Every game needs it for 'replayability'.

Companies like EA now won't develop a game without MP forced into it.

And yet, some of the best games ever made are SP only - God Of War, Batman, the original Bioshock.

MP can be a fun add on, but increasingly it is the focus of the game, and hopefully this starts a trend back towards creating good, story driven, SP gaming experiences.

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Comment #9 by twyz
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 09:17:02 AM
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No tacked on multiplayer that takes focus away from the main story. Good.

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Comment #10 by Goldjit
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 09:23:28 AM
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?_? I...urr...ok, again?

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Comment #11 by kid_Jump94
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 09:25:24 AM
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Great games dont need multiplayer, so im glad its all going into the campaign.

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Comment #12 by xenoriddley
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 09:25:44 AM
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YES! Thank you. I really hate it when they add multiplayer to games that don't need it. Besides, there should only be one type of co-op, and that's with your friends. Couch Co-op for life!!

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Comment #13 by Darthtoxicity
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 09:27:11 AM
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I'm fine with this. Knowing they're only going to focus on the single player campaign is comforting.

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Comment #14 by Deftorn
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 09:28:38 AM
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This is wonderful news! The single player is so good without any multi in it, and after bioshock 2's MP, i'm very glad it's not in it.

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Comment #15 by Naulziator
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 09:42:33 AM
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Yay! No stupid Multiplayer trophies to kill my Pt run!

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Comment #16 by ps3guru
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 10:10:42 AM
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Now if other developers would learn from Ken, NO MP.

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Comment #17 by YenRou
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 10:16:05 AM
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I don't understand the need for MP at all to be honest. I mean CoD and BF is a given, but other games really don't need them.

Good thinking on this one!

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Comment #18 by Aboelsas
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 10:19:22 AM
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as much as i loved the MP in Bioshock 2 i don't mind if it's left out in this game the main reason why i am buying Bioshock is because of the story the rest is just a bonus !!

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Comment #19 by Champ
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 10:23:05 AM
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I totally agree with you and lets not forget games like Infamous, Darksiders, or Skyrim.
Plus I grew up playing basically nothing but SP games since that's all there was, and lets face it, those are some of the best games in the history of gaming with stuff like Mario, Final Fantasy, Contra, Chrono Trigger, etc.
And as an added bonus, I personally feel that SP games are a lot easier to plat as well and have more varied and better trophies.

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Comment #20 by kiratachibana
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 10:51:57 AM
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Yeah, no MP~

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Comment #21 by FallenAngel166
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 10:58:08 AM
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thank the gods! :D

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Comment #22 by NewYorkNative28
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 11:09:02 AM
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What a breath of fresh air.

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Comment #23 by Aori29b
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 11:11:25 AM
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That{s cool, that means the SP will be awesome, I loved Bio2 MP, still some for this game could work. we´ll see how this goes.

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Comment #24 by PhunkSyndrome
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 11:13:18 AM
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I aint purchasin it but at last a game thats simply focusing on SP without a hashed MP aspect.

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Comment #25 by DJAndy2K
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 11:17:12 AM
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This is great news, although I actually enjoyed playing Bioshock 2 Multi-Player, Id prefer without MP. Lets hope other games designers followe suite by not adding MP in games. Im looking at you Ubisoft and your Assassins Creed MP.

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Comment #26 by johnnyhotrocks
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 11:31:24 AM
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brilliant news,online multiplayer is a pain in the ass.

more games should stick to single player instead of just going down the online multiplayer route as a cheap way to fill a game with content.

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Comment #27 by Figure
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 11:33:28 AM
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Kind of disappointed as I really enjoyed it in number 2.

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Comment #28 by jday222
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 11:46:42 AM
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Bioshock 2 was one of my fav MP games. SO much different than the regular COD or BF. Sad I was looking forward to it.

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Comment #29 by diskdocx
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 12:07:45 PM
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@19 - I completely agree. I didn't focus on some older games, as MP really has become a recent trend.

While it is cool, and can add to some types of games - in particular, racing games can be quite enjoyable in online MP - often it is just stuffed on to give the sense of the game lasting longer.

I miss the days of first person shooters where there didn't need to be MP. It's not just about the trophies, but rather the SP seems like an afterthought in order to deliver yet another MP edition of the same old stuff.

Companies and consumers now expect MP - and I suspect MP is designed to slow down trade ins and decrease used sales. Crysis 2 and the 6 month trophy come to mind.

The drawback is that MP costs more to implement, and must cost a lot in maintenance - I wonder if it is really worth it at the end of the day.

I wouldn't want MP eliminated, but I would like to see the emphasis shift away from MP heavy games. More than anything, I would say the rampant increase in MP focus has been the biggest disappointment of this generation, at least for me.

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Comment #30 by Blaze Naruto Shippuden
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 12:41:06 PM
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Thank you god!!!

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Comment #31 by Zooyork26
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 02:39:59 PM
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as everyone else im thrilled about this... AC should go back to what it was as well

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Comment #32 by AllxnB
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 03:09:31 PM
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Yee and indeed Ha!

Great for a developer to not just tack on a feeble multiplayer and just concentrate on the game for once.

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Comment #33 by Terminator
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 03:29:29 PM
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Kudos is well deserved here for dumping what would have been another tacked on and un-necessary MP mode :).

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Comment #34 by nycking
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 04:06:18 PM
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Thank you! Multiplayer isn't really needed in a game like Bioshock.

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Comment #35 by kensredemption
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 04:21:33 PM
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Thank God...BS2 suffered a lot because of the emphasis on MP in terms of story, so I'm glad 2K is stepping back on it. MP killed Assassin's Creed and Halo for me, in my opinion, so perhaps this is the start of a trend to see if developers will follow suit - return to makinf quality SP games instead of over-emohasizing MP implementation just for the sake of replay value.

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Comment #36 by gaviota1195
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 04:29:49 PM
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hehehehe...I never thought I would see this day. Multi isn't bad, but like everyone else, it's just given too much focus instead of Single player. Let's be honest people, Bioshock really doesn't need multiplayer. If you liked the Bioshock 2 multi, that's fine, but Bioshock can make a huge impact with it's story alone. Im really getting interested in this game, I have never played the first or the second and there both at Video Ave to rent (I have seen videos of both games). Next time I go there, That's what Im getting, I haven't played AC3 yet, but Im not passing Bioshock over it, with all the talk I heard about the games being masterpieces, it's about time I get to see what they are talking about. I'l attempt the plat, but from what I heard, the first parts are near impossible for the "I chose the impossible" trophy.

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Comment #37 by FilmNoir7
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 04:50:48 PM
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Finally common sense prevail,

Bioshock was great for the solo campaign, no multi

Bioshock 2 was not that great & one of the main reason was too much time spent on multi

so yeah, I can't wait to play Bioshock Infinite

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Comment #38 by P_Pigly_Hogswine
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 04:59:07 PM
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@8 you're totally right. MP is often a business decision to keep people playing longer (read: not trading it in). Couple that with Online Passes and a bigger focus on MP events, the whole thing is geared to try and stem the tide of folks trading games in and others buying secondhand. Sometimes the MP can actually add to the SP (look at ME3), but other times it is just tacked on at best and an excuse to pile the SP characters into a deathmatch arena.

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Comment #39 by X-The_Used-X
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 05:01:52 PM
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Finally, somebody's doing there games right :D

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Comment #40 by dellboy81
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 05:38:08 PM
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great this is a game im very much happy to get now. MP ruins games. it ruined COD, the early ones were awesome.

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Comment #41 by MOG86
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 05:47:55 PM
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Comment #42 by insider1113
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 07:26:39 PM
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no more online raging? alright! everyone was always level 50 and would always gang up on you. As it says, single player is the good part.

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Comment #43 by plisken1979
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 08:02:21 PM
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i personally don't mind multiplayer, but when they make up stupid trophies where they are based on luck rather than skill it really pisses me off. same goes for games like GTAIV, Resistance 2 or Far Cry 2. why one earth do they do such stupid grind trophies? and then we have the likes of games such as Killzone 2 or Uncharted 3, banning peeps cos they wanna boost more dumb ass trophies. good examples are AC Revelations, Black Ops 2 or Max Payne 3. Yes you have to spend a great deal of time online but it ain't forever with those titles and it's damn fun too! but of course i'm all for co-op, Resident Evil 5, 50 Cent Blood On The Sand and coming soon i hope Dead Space 3. I like to play online just not forever is all.

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Comment #44 by Barrat11
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 08:37:59 PM
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Yes good very good

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Comment #45 by WigSplasher
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 09:14:22 PM
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While I enjoyed the overall idea of Bioshock 2's multiplayer having a "story," the online was still pretty half-baked. Let's also all keep in mind that Levine basically had nothing to do with Bioshock 2 (the only entry in the franchise with multiplayer) and realize that this should not be a surprise.

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Comment #46 by Pryzthepenguin
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 09:20:09 PM
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bioshock 2 multiplayer was fun, only thing stupid was paying for extra maps nobody could play.

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Comment #47 by Thynis
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 01:42:05 AM
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Good! Bioshock 2 multiplayer was a torturous event. Praise be to the Flying Spaghetti Monster for this news.

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Comment #48 by SoPoF
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 02:55:19 AM
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I wouldn't really care one way or the other, but it annoys me immensely when they make us grind their dumb MP modi for trophies.

On the other hand, maybe they would've had some really nice ideas? It doesn't have to be deathmatch and capture the flag all the time ...

Maybe some sort of race with obstacles on these railways in the sky.

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Comment #49 by osakamitsu
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 03:19:49 AM
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This is weird. Everyone is happy and no one is fighting! :D

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Comment #50 by Kahalachan
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 03:21:41 AM
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Good for them. This won't be any less of a game without multiplayer.

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Comment #51 by HuDaFuK
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 04:15:45 AM
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Hallelujah, I miss the days where games were all about an awesome singleplayer campaign!

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Comment #52 by david18
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 05:38:46 AM
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IMO, the Bioshock MP was ok. But then again, seeing this, now they can focus everything on the SP. Even if it`s that the case, I want to see more DLC eveb after all the hardwork. :)

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Comment #53 by DarkStar83x
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 01:57:46 PM
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Not every game has to have multiplayer! Glad they didn't do it.

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Comment #55 by Famous Grim
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 09:35:15 AM
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it´s better this way. More singleplayer experience

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Comment #56 by PratikH
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 12:58:45 PM
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In the wise words of Willie the mall Santa... "thank the fuck Christ".

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Comment #58 by gloing53
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 10:51:54 AM
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Comment #59 by Shinyu
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 06:09:21 PM
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THANK GOD!!!!!!!!! Jesus christ BS2 has the worst multiplayer I've ever experienced on top of that you need to play it forever to get the damn plat. My god I hate bioshock 2's multiplayer

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Comment #60 by tricolor
Sunday, January 20, 2013 @ 05:48:45 AM
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That is great news. Everyone knows bioshock is all about the story. Bravo, Irrational!!!

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