Bioshock Infinite
Hate BioShock Infinite's Cover? Vote For Your Favourite Reversible One
Written Wednesday, December 12, 2012 By Richard Walker
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Following Irrational Games' recent reveal of the cover for BioShock Infinite - designed to appeal to the person on the street that might not necessarily know what the game is all about - the game's Creative Director, Ken Levine has launched a poll to find out the community's favourite image for the reversible cover.

The original image simply shows hero Booker DeWitt with a shotgun slung over his shoulder. The idea is to attract the casual shooter fan and get the game out to a wider audience. Fans obviously weren't too pleased with the cover art, however which you can see in the game's info bar to the right. Over there >>>.

"I’m happy to announce that the game will come with a reversible cover," Levine declared on the official Irrational Games' site. "But that’s not all. We want to hear your voice on what that cover should be. To that end, we’ve arranged a poll below that lets you choose from several potential reversible covers. I’ve got my favorite, but I’m not telling which. We’ve got to do this quickly to meet our print deadlines, so vote soon. Like, NOW!"

The cover images below are a selection of a few that you can vote for, with others to be made available to print off and use as you see fit. "But what’s that you say? You want even more choice in covers? We’re also going to be arranging a whole mess of MORE alternate covers which will be available to download and print yourself," Levine confirmed. "Of course, these are free and we’d love to hear your thoughts in the forums as to what you’d like to see."

Head over the the forums and the official site via the above links to vote for your favourite image. BioShock Infinite is out on March 26th, 2013.

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Comment #1 by Grimes2K
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 02:34:15 PM
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The bottom right is my favorite.

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Comment #2 by theDane21
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 02:47:35 PM
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top left and top right are cool. the two in the middle are kinda weak. The girl on the bottom two - looks a lot different then the girl on the top right (it seems).

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Comment #3 by NewLightShiro
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 02:48:06 PM
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The top right one is cool, it sort of reminds me of the other bioshock covers that had a big daddy and a little sister... except this time with a handyman and a boy... I also like the middle right cover, again showing the "evil character" with the "innocent" character.

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Comment #4 by AvR
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 02:52:28 PM
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Top right :D

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Comment #5 by jday222
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 02:56:05 PM
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Top left is terrible. Bottom right my fav. All the others I like.

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Comment #6 by jday222
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 02:57:22 PM
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Ooops meant bottom left is my fav

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Comment #7 by jak30099
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 02:57:37 PM
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Comment #8 by Object422
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 03:01:26 PM
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I think middle left is the best but there is no way it would be used as a cover of a video game.

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Comment #9 by dmmx32
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 03:12:50 PM
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Middle Left is the coolest.

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Comment #10 by P_Pigly_Hogswine
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 03:29:31 PM
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Top right and middle right are great, but I reckon bottom left is the most "retail friendly" one. Would prefer bottom right in that case. They still have to plaster it in logos and "winner of a billion E3 awards" etc.

Reminds me of how Borderlands 1 did something different and a lot of people hated it. A lot of folks want the collaged action shot of the hero holding a gun with the girl and faded in the background is the bad guy looking over it all.

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Comment #11 by AvR
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 03:29:52 PM
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Screw top right.. middle left! It's winning by 42%

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Comment #12 by Spawn917
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 03:38:07 PM
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It's hard to choose,I like The Top Left & the Middle Left. >.<

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Comment #13 by Dipsy
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 03:41:08 PM
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top right and bottom left are damn sexy

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Comment #14 by Chocobo115
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 03:41:47 PM
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aww I liked the bottom right the most, then the bottom left
The others, I'd rather have the current cover.

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Comment #15 by Vuule
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 03:45:11 PM
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2, 3 or 6

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Comment #16 by Aboelsas
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 03:55:43 PM
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2 and 5 are my favourite but i voted for 2 look so artistic but then again they all are i'm glad they decided to do this now if they just do a steel book with those covers i would be one happy gamer !!

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Comment #17 by Famous Grim
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 04:09:01 PM
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the third one is amazing

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Comment #18 by Exedome
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 04:11:40 PM
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The bottom left is should be used as the front cover, and the bottom right as the reversible cover IMO.

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Comment #19 by Exedome
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 04:15:20 PM
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top left and right: bad
middle left and right: okay
bottom left and right: great

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Comment #20 by Rafie
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 04:16:04 PM
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Either the top or bottom right for me.

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Comment #21 by Fantod Megrim
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 04:42:16 PM
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Bottom right... seriously? It is the same as the cover everyone complained about - which was fine. And bottom right, seriously, it is the same as the original that everyone complained about - which was fine. Oh no, it is different. It doesn't have a gun in it. Oh I see, the internet is anti gun now. Now I see why everyone was complaining.

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Comment #22 by javahouse
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 04:42:26 PM
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Anything on the right side.

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Comment #23 by Dday141
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 05:22:43 PM
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Top right or middle right. The bottom right is the exact same thing as the bottom left. Makes you people sound like a bunch of hypocrites.

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Comment #24 by dante_kinkade
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 05:24:28 PM
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I love the cover but for the reversable one then top right or middle left.

Though really why don't people like the original one it's a great cover.

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Comment #25 by HEMSTAR
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 05:26:21 PM
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Vthey are all gay to be honest, just do a picture of the city

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Comment #26 by Sedition
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 05:35:28 PM
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I don't really like any of them. Ok as promotional posters but not really covers. I didn't think the Bioshock series needed to worry about reaching a wider audience. I'd rather just have the Bioshock Infinite logo for a cover.

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Comment #27 by RPD234
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 05:54:43 PM
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Top right for me.

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Comment #28 by Nave
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 06:14:08 PM
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I prefer the top left or bottom left, but I like the original cover enough that I'm not sure I'll ever switch.

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Comment #29 by HMShero5
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 06:37:24 PM
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top right and middle left!

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Comment #30 by Spawn917
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 07:05:53 PM
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@25, How are they all gay? A picture of the city would be boring/shit IMO.

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Comment #31 by TheUnlockable1
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 08:22:41 PM
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Bottom left. Only because it will get more players attention if they aren't familiar with the games.

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Comment #32 by VazzVegas
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:26:52 AM
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Boobies for the win, as per usual. Top left.

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Comment #33 by Animal
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:37:02 AM
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I don't believe a more generic cover will get the attention of gamers who are not familiar with the title.

Quite the opposite, a more unusual cover such as the top right and both of the middle ones is likely to draw the gamers eyesight to it when it is in the middle of all the rest of man + gun box art.

Anyway, I voted for middle left - with the bold artwork and intriguing design.

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Comment #34 by Champ
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:39:55 AM
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Top left is good but lacks emotion to me. The top right and both middle ones seem like they were taken from a comic book. Both of the bottom ones I think are the best but I have say the best one is the bottom right.

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Comment #35 by Backlash24
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:45:02 AM
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Bottom right looks pretty fantastic. Top left isn't half bad either.

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Comment #36 by Pure_Breed-1
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:55:45 AM
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the two bottom look to similar to the actual cover, the middle ones look good. the top right looks better.

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Comment #37 by IDOLO1013
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:09:05 AM
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1-Bottom right
2-Middle right
3-Middle left

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Comment #38 by FfredericC
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:43:23 AM
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Bottom left and right are obviously the most commercial, the others are more artistic :)

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Comment #39 by JROD0823
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:44:22 AM
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All six are cool as hell.

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Comment #40 by AlphaCookie
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:59:55 AM
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The middle two to me are the best. Especially the middle left. The colors remind of Resistance 3's cover style. Definitely my top choice. Bottom two are alright as generic covers like the one they have now. Between the two I'd take the right hand one.

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Comment #41 by M_R_X5432
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 02:10:20 AM
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i like the two in the Bottom

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Comment #42 by gaviota1195
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 04:41:26 AM
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Bottom left and Bottom right FTW.

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Comment #43 by HuDaFuK
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 05:02:22 AM
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While the bottom two are kinda cool, I can't help but feel they're almost the same as the existing one that everyone is (apparently) complaining about.

I like the oldschool art-deco three the best, they really fit with the feel of the world in the games. I think the red one middle left is probably my favourite.

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Comment #44 by luffybuggy
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 05:19:32 AM
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top right. That seems like it follows the pattern of the other 2 covers a bit better. middle left should be the inside/reversible cover

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Comment #45 by wheatley
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 06:16:48 AM
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middle left or right for me

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Comment #46 by ElfenSky
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 07:20:24 AM
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Arent some of then from vgboxart :O? If they are - AWESOME for the drawer :D

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Comment #47 by X-The_Used-X
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 08:18:27 AM
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Middle left and right, it's between them two :3

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Comment #48 by Kolibri
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 08:55:45 AM
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I LOVE the middle left, it's so unlike traditionnal covers but looks great ! Like the bottom right one also.

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Comment #49 by Deftorn
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 09:38:44 AM
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That's pretty awesome that they want to get the fans a nice reversible cover art. Top notch if you ask me.

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Comment #50 by jqtaxpayer
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 12:33:55 PM
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This whole "controversy" is ridiculous to me.

As Ken Levine said, the cover is for the uninformed consumer -- who will see this, see a guy with a gun and say "Hey, little Billy likes stuff like this." They will buy, increase sales and, ergo, the likelihood that great new games will continue to be released by this team.

Uninformed consumers are a cancer on the free market. They reduce the importance of merit in determining success, for one. But informed consumers that bitch about the box the product comes in (seemingly for the sake of having something to bitch about at all) are worse. Just shut up already. If the cover mattered at all, there never would have been a Mega Man 2.

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Comment #51 by xhair
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 01:41:50 PM
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whats wrong with just the title of the game logo why does it need images of people and stuff,

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Comment #52 by Arumat
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 03:08:35 PM
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The Boobies cover.

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Comment #53 by The Cosmic Suff
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 08:50:01 AM
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I liked the one that had only the blue sky and said BioShock Infinite. I thought it was awesome yet so simple, then they had to put the dude on it.

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Comment #54 by mikedo2007
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 02:05:40 PM
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The middle right is my fav, I can also accept the last 2.

for the first left: Use that for the Japanese version, because nothing attract Japanese gamers then a picture of a cute girl (well make Elizabeth younger and maybe slight bigger boob for the cover for the Japanese version).

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Comment #55 by BananaSausage47
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 @ 02:47:10 PM
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middle right one is the best.

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Comment #56 by Drummer360
Sunday, December 30, 2012 @ 02:01:25 AM
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Bottom right and left. If I had to choose then I'd pick bottom right

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