Ken Levine

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The Atlantic
There's No Free Will in Video Games2007, BioShock was actively experimenting with the medium and the small choices
There's No Free Will in Video Games
The Atlantic / Posted 2 days ago
2007, BioShock was actively experimenting with the medium and the small choices it could offer the user. But its designer, Ken Levine, also wanted to make it clear that there was only so much he could do within the constraints of the medium.For all... Read more
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Gamasutra
The Art & Business of Making Gamesnext EGX event is EGX Rezzed, taking place at Tobacco Dock in London from March
The Art & Business of Making Games
Gamasutra / Posted 4 days ago
next EGX event is EGX Rezzed, taking place at Tobacco Dock in London from March 30th to April 1st 2017. Irrational Games founder Ken Levine has already been announced as the keynote speaker, and tickets are now on sale at www.egx... Read more
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Gamasutra
Irrational, Sony and more now hiring on Gamasutra's Job Board!Requirements When applying for this position: Before applying for this positi
Irrational, Sony and more now hiring on Gamasutra's Job Board!
Gamasutra / Posted 8 days ago
Requirements When applying for this position: Before applying for this position please watch this GDC talk given by Ken Levine. Strong portfolio showcasing your most recent work, must be submitted with resume. Location: Bend, Oregon Sony... Read more
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Gamasutra
Be a Senior World Builder at Irrational GamesRequirements When applying for this position: Before applying for this positi
Be a Senior World Builder at Irrational Games
Gamasutra / Posted 9 days ago
Requirements When applying for this position: Before applying for this position please watch this GDC talk given by Ken Levine. Strong portfolio showcasing your most recent work, must be submitted with resume. Whether you're just starting... Read more
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Santa Fe Reporter
Game On: Bioshock Collection Reviewgussy up their narratives in similarly effective ways. Beyond the storyline (co
Game On: Bioshock Collection Review
Santa Fe Reporter / Posted 10 days ago
gussy up their narratives in similarly effective ways. Beyond the storyline (courtesy of creative director and ultra-genius Ken Levine and his studio, Irrational Games) was a mechanical and technological marvel that paved the way for complex systems... Read more
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Games Radar
How consoles are becoming mobile phones – and the age of updates dulls our dreamswhere we’ve desecrated the old gods, one angry tweet, gif and petition at a tim
How consoles are becoming mobile phones – and the age of updates dulls our dreams
Games Radar / Posted 13 days ago
where we’ve desecrated the old gods, one angry tweet, gif and petition at a time for failing to deliver their dreams. Ken Levine, feted as the saviour of AAA gaming, reached for the heavens in BioShock Infinite, before suffering a vicious... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
One of the best opening sequences in gaming almost didn't happenwith. "We came up with a very cheap way to add the opening scene with the plan
One of the best opening sequences in gaming almost didn't happen
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 14 days ago
with. "We came up with a very cheap way to add the opening scene with the plane crash. I wrote one line," series creator Ken Levine told Rolling Stone. "We had this idea that you'd be smoking a cigarette on a plane, which to me set the time... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
One of the best opening sequences in gaming almost didn't happenwith. "We came up with a very cheap way to add the opening scene with the plan
One of the best opening sequences in gaming almost didn't happen
Stamford Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
with. "We came up with a very cheap way to add the opening scene with the plane crash. I wrote one line," series creator Ken Levine told Rolling Stone. "We had this idea that you'd be smoking a cigarette on a plane, which to me set the time... Read more
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Connecticut Post
One of the best opening sequences in gaming almost didn't happenwith. "We came up with a very cheap way to add the opening scene with the plan
One of the best opening sequences in gaming almost didn't happen
Connecticut Post / Posted 14 days ago
with. "We came up with a very cheap way to add the opening scene with the plane crash. I wrote one line," series creator Ken Levine told Rolling Stone. "We had this idea that you'd be smoking a cigarette on a plane, which to me set the time... Read more
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Gamasutra
Ken Levine reflects on BioShock : 'I don't enjoy shipping games'what it did to my health, and what it did to my view of making games, and my re
Ken Levine reflects on BioShock : 'I don't enjoy shipping games'
Gamasutra / Posted 14 days ago
what it did to my health, and what it did to my view of making games, and my relationships with people." - Game designer Ken Levine reflects on the experience of making BioShock Infinite. It's been nearly a decade since Irrational Games earned... Read more
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International Business Times
BioShock is a classic, but its heavy-handed politics shouldn't be celebrateda bad bunch, but politically its message is over-simplistic and overplayed. Th
BioShock is a classic, but its heavy-handed politics shouldn't be celebrated
International Business Times / Posted 15 days ago
a bad bunch, but politically its message is over-simplistic and overplayed. The original Bioshock plays like game director Ken Levine read a copy of Atlas Shrugged, and instead of taking to Twitter to express his distaste, decided to make a... Read more
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International Business Times
BioShock Collection retrospective: How Irrational played us allsodden and sour landscape trapped in the late 1950s - was not typical fodder fo
BioShock Collection retrospective: How Irrational played us all
International Business Times / Posted 16 days ago
sodden and sour landscape trapped in the late 1950s - was not typical fodder for a triple-A title. What creative lead Ken Levine and his team managed to do was translate the propaganda of the early days of the Cold War – with its mixture of... Read more
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International Business Times
BioShock: The Collection gets a rapturous launch trailerwill also be on the disc, including BioShock 2's celebrated Minerva's Den. A m
BioShock: The Collection gets a rapturous launch trailer
International Business Times / Posted 16 days ago
will also be on the disc, including BioShock 2's celebrated Minerva's Den. A making-of documentary with creative director Ken Levine and lead artist Shawn Robertson is also included in the collection, unlocked one episode at a time through finding... Read more
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The Nashua Telegraph
'Always vote': Nashua voters see polls as teachable momentwould vote on a particular issue. His trip to vote, he said, was equally import
'Always vote': Nashua voters see polls as teachable moment
The Nashua Telegraph / Posted 16 days ago
would vote on a particular issue. His trip to vote, he said, was equally important to “set a good example for our kids.” Ken Levine was at Broad Street, too. He wheeled his son Teddy in his stroller. “I think politics is as important as it ever... Read more
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IGN
BioShock: The Collection Reviewaddition to any game in The Collection, but it’s a good one because we get to w
BioShock: The Collection Review
IGN / Posted 16 days ago
addition to any game in The Collection, but it’s a good one because we get to watch Irrational Games’ Creative Director Ken Levine and Animation Director Shawn Robertson breaking down the original BioShock from its initial conception to the... Read more
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Business Wire
Digital Guardian Lends Expertise to New Report Calling for Revolutionary Approach to Cyber Securityof the Digital Guardian team, we’d like to congratulate and thank Ed for his fi
Digital Guardian Lends Expertise to New Report Calling for Revolutionary Approach to Cyber Security
Business Wire / Posted 17 days ago
of the Digital Guardian team, we’d like to congratulate and thank Ed for his fine research leading to this report,” said Ken Levine, CEO of Digital Guardian. “We are pleased that our fine tools and technology are highlighted in the advice given... Read more
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IGN
Out This Week: Captain America: Civil War, NBA 2K17, Dragon Quest VIIvideo series, "Director's Commentary: Imagining BioShock," which includes insig
Out This Week: Captain America: Civil War, NBA 2K17, Dragon Quest VII
IGN / Posted 17 days ago
video series, "Director's Commentary: Imagining BioShock," which includes insights from series creative leader Ken Levine. Got feedback on our player? Release Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 In this action-packed sequel to Alien,... Read more
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PlayStation Blog
New PlayStation Games forDen from BioShock 2 and the Burial at Sea chapters from BioShock Infinite. Rema
New PlayStation Games for
PlayStation Blog / Posted 18 days ago
Den from BioShock 2 and the Burial at Sea chapters from BioShock Infinite. Remastered for PS4 with commentary from creator Ken Levine, BioShock: The Collection is the definitive edition of this timeless classic. For a full list of new games coming... Read more
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CNET
Watch BioShock Remaster's first 14 MinutesDLC is included for the three games, while The Collection also comes with a vid
Watch BioShock Remaster's first 14 Minutes
CNET / Posted a month ago
DLC is included for the three games, while The Collection also comes with a video series featuring commentary from director Ken Levine and lead artist Shawn Robertson. The Collection launches on September 13 for all platforms. The compilation is... Read more
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PlayStation Blog
BioShock: The Collection Features Brand-New Hidden Commentary Videosof this never-before-seen video series. You’ll sit down for some insightful co
BioShock: The Collection Features Brand-New Hidden Commentary Videos
PlayStation Blog / Posted 1 months ago
of this never-before-seen video series. You’ll sit down for some insightful conversations with BioShock Creative Director Ken Levine and Lead Animator Shawn Robertson. One clip, for example, sheds light on how the focus groups for BioShock... Read more

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