October 18, 2012

Bioshock: Infinite Gets Premium & Ultimate Songbird Editions

Posted on October 18, 2012 by Joshua Rust

Announced today are two new editions of Bioshock: Infinite that are now up for preorder at your local gaming store! The “Premium Edition” goes for $79.99 while the “Ultimate Songbird Edition” goes for $149.99.

Here are the contents of the “Ultimate Songbird Edition”:

  • 9.5 inch Songbird statue
  • A 3-inch baby version keychain of the sold-out Murder of Crows vigor bottle replica.
  • A 5 x 7-inch lithograph by Jorge Lacera.
  • A 25 millimeter, resin-cast Handyman miniature from the upcoming BioShock Infinite board game by Plaid Hat Games, makers of Summoner Wars.
  • A mini art book, full of BioShock Infinite concept art and commentary, with a hand-distressed cover.
  • Various digital goodies: exclusive in-game gear, a digital soundtrack, and platform specific downloadable content (Avatar costumes for Xbox 360, and Themes for PC and PlayStation 3).

The Premium version includes all of the above except for that magnificent statue. Bioshock: Infinite is launching February 26th, 2013. Now, would you kindly tell me which one you are pre-ordering?



Lightbox Interactive Shifts Focus to iOs, Confirms Layoffs

Posted on October 18, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

The studio behind Sony’s exclusive sci-fi action game Starhawk, Lightbox Interactive, has seen sizable layoffs as well as a shift in platforms. The company confirmed yesterday that they will lay-off 24 employees from their Texas studio as of Friday and that the company will no longer be developing for the PlayStation 3 for the time being. Instead they will focus their development efforts on iOs and other mobile platforms.

The company’s president had this to say to the media:

“Lay-offs always suck but they are an unfortunate reality of business sometimes. The best we can do is try and treat our people with respect during the shocking transition of a lay-off,

It is unfortunate to hear that anyone has lost their jobs. As this console generation gets long in the tooth I’m sure we will see more developers shed a little weight as  they prepare to experiment with the next generation of hardware.

Lightbox Interactive only commercially available games was this past Spring’s Starhawk. They were formed in 2009, signing a multi-title deal with Sony Computer Entertainment America. It is  unknown how this shift in development will affect any of the remaining titles that were part of that deal.


Second Borderlands 2 DLC Leaked Via Trophies

Posted on October 18, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Borderlands 2

Gearbox Software just can’t seem to keep the DLC for Borderlands 2 a secret now can they? Are after the reveal of the first of several planned DLC add-ons earlier in the month through PS3 trophies, users have now mentioned “Mr.Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage”.

Spotted by an eagle eyed reader over at Joystiq the description of this potential DLC reads “Mr Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage 0%”.  Rumors surrounding the existence of the Torgue DLC sprang up in September just after the game launched.

Keep your eyes on your trophies vault hunters, they might just lead you to the next big treasure!


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