New BioShock Video Fills Infinite's History Gaps

New BioShock Video Fills Infinite's History Gaps

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Get an 80s-flavored taste of BioShock history.

BioShock Infinite does something that the previous BioShock titles didn't really attempt to do: Rewrite the history of the United States. Unlike Rapture which existed below the waves, almost entirely separated from the events of the day, the floating city of Columbia interacted with the U.S. and other countries in the late 1800s and early 1900s. To help flesh out the world as we approach the game's release, developer Irrational Games has released a short mockumentary video.

The brief clip details the first showing of Columbia and its role in a few important historical events. The narration and video quality are straight out of a late 80s educational film, which is actually quite charming. You'll even get a taste of some gritty audio featuring Zachary Comstock, Columbia's "prophet."

It's unclear whether this is just the first in a series of similar videos, or if this is simply a one-off teaser. I, for one, wouldn't mind watching a full-length documentary feature on Columbia, but then again, I liked The Blair Witch Project, so my taste in fake documentaries is already questionable.

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Now if I could just have the game, that'd be great!

I hope this does become a series of videos. This is a neat idea and a fun way to keep us hyped until the game comes out.

It would be awesome if Leonard Nimoy was a voice actor in this game.
If you watched History's Mysteries you'd get that reference.

Oh this has to be a series of videos. It just has to be, cause seriously that's awesome.

MikeWehner:
I, for one, wouldn't mind watching a full-length documentary feature on Columbia, but then again, I liked The Blair Witch Project, so my taste in fake documentaries is already questionable.

But... that was a good movie! D:

OT: This a creative way to hype up the game. I like it. Though, it does have some suggestive ideas and possible spoilers within it, like...

I'm just theorizing, though. Who knows what it really means?

Also, switch to 240p for the full 80s experience!

So erm.... Does this mean that we'll be fighting sheep with human faces?

i'd say awesome, but that would be too much 90's

Funfact: Comstock was a real person (although his name was Anthony, not Zachary), and was the namesake of the Comstock law.

It seems to me that based on the final line it IS definately the start of a series of teaser videos.
Really great stuff there :) Kind of annoyed at myself now for not owning one of those Raven jars, anyone know of a way to still get one?

War Penguin:

MikeWehner:
I, for one, wouldn't mind watching a full-length documentary feature on Columbia, but then again, I liked The Blair Witch Project, so my taste in fake documentaries is already questionable.

But... that was a good movie! D:

OT: This a creative way to hype up the game. I like it. Though, it does have some suggestive ideas and possible spoilers within it, like...

I'm just theorizing, though. Who knows what it really means?

Also, switch to 240p for the full 80s experience!

MY GOD! Sadly i believe i've read otherwise on why the city is missing but i REALLY REALLY wish what you just specualted was true!!! That would make for an unbelievable suprise ending and connection to the main game.

That tune... so hypnotic... All will obey the will of Zachary Comstock. Wait, who said that?!

War Penguin:

MikeWehner:
I, for one, wouldn't mind watching a full-length documentary feature on Columbia, but then again, I liked The Blair Witch Project, so my taste in fake documentaries is already questionable.

But... that was a good movie! D:

When exactly did it become so trendy to hate on Blair Witch Project? It was the indie horror darling when it was out, then one day everyone decided all at once it sucked...

...decided WITHOUT asking me, I might add

That was pretty much, also what do they got against China (yes I know why they attacked)? Those jerks.

They have some very talented people working for them. I loved that! Already watched it three times.

I love fake old documentaries! I hope there will be more.

Zombie_Moogle:

War Penguin:

MikeWehner:
I, for one, wouldn't mind watching a full-length documentary feature on Columbia, but then again, I liked The Blair Witch Project, so my taste in fake documentaries is already questionable.

But... that was a good movie! D:

When exactly did it become so trendy to hate on Blair Witch Project? It was the indie horror darling when it was out, then one day everyone decided all at once it sucked...

...decided WITHOUT asking me, I might add

Same here! What the bitch?! Is it because of Blair Witch 2? Did they lump them both together (which would be fucking heresy I might add!)? Is it because of the game Slender that being trapped in the woods with an unknown presence following you has made people tired of that cliche and considers it the birth of that "flavor of the month" game? What is it, damn it?!

cricket chirps:

War Penguin:

MikeWehner:
I, for one, wouldn't mind watching a full-length documentary feature on Columbia, but then again, I liked The Blair Witch Project, so my taste in fake documentaries is already questionable.

But... that was a good movie! D:

OT: This a creative way to hype up the game. I like it. Though, it does have some suggestive ideas and possible spoilers within it, like...

I'm just theorizing, though. Who knows what it really means?

Also, switch to 240p for the full 80s experience!

MY GOD! Sadly i believe i've read otherwise on why the city is missing but i REALLY REALLY wish what you just specualted was true!!! That would make for an unbelievable suprise ending and connection to the main game.

Where have you read that? I cannot imagine that not being the case. It just makes too much sense!

Considering this game has been in development for so long, they need to release more awesome stuff like this to keep us hyped for the game. 2 Months to go is it? I don't want to wait any god damn longer!

War Penguin:

Zombie_Moogle:

War Penguin:
But... that was a good movie! D:

When exactly did it become so trendy to hate on Blair Witch Project? It was the indie horror darling when it was out, then one day everyone decided all at once it sucked...

...decided WITHOUT asking me, I might add

Same here! What the bitch?! Is it because of Blair Witch 2? Did they lump them both together (which would be fucking heresy I might add!)? Is it because of the game Slender that being trapped in the woods with an unknown presence following you has made people tired of that cliche and considers it the birth of that "flavor of the month" game? What is it, damn it?!

cricket chirps:

War Penguin:
But... that was a good movie! D:

OT: This a creative way to hype up the game. I like it. Though, it does have some suggestive ideas and possible spoilers within it, like...

I'm just theorizing, though. Who knows what it really means?

Also, switch to 240p for the full 80s experience!

MY GOD! Sadly i believe i've read otherwise on why the city is missing but i REALLY REALLY wish what you just specualted was true!!! That would make for an unbelievable suprise ending and connection to the main game.

Where have you read that? I cannot imagine that not being the case. It just makes too much sense!

Yeah, I'm pretty sure Rapture was build by Ryan in the 30's, 40's. For one, the skyscraper architecture of Rapture is very different from the Colombia architecture.

Zombie_Moogle:

War Penguin:

MikeWehner:
I, for one, wouldn't mind watching a full-length documentary feature on Columbia, but then again, I liked The Blair Witch Project, so my taste in fake documentaries is already questionable.

But... that was a good movie! D:

When exactly did it become so trendy to hate on Blair Witch Project? It was the indie horror darling when it was out, then one day everyone decided all at once it sucked...

...decided WITHOUT asking me, I might add

Agreed. It was the eventual over-saturation of found footage films spawned BY BWP's success that ended up turning the vast majority against it.

That and people were too proud to admit that they were fooled by the initial marketing of that film, so backlashed against their own gullibility.

I never backlashed, and never hated that film because of things that came after. That movie scared the twice-bitten piss-tits off me when i first saw it. It helped with the consumption of sticky green stuff, and having got hold of an advance release bootleg of it so it hadn't been all blown out of the water that it was all just a faked-footage film concept. But goddammit. It worked.

OT - i want more of these videos. Awesome and engaging.

War Penguin:

MikeWehner:
I, for one, wouldn't mind watching a full-length documentary feature on Columbia, but then again, I liked The Blair Witch Project, so my taste in fake documentaries is already questionable.

But... that was a good movie! D:

OT: This a creative way to hype up the game. I like it. Though, it does have some suggestive ideas and possible spoilers within it, like...

I'm just theorizing, though. Who knows what it really means?

Also, switch to 240p for the full 80s experience!

I am sorry to burst your bubble but I am 99% sure that bioshock infinite is a sequel in the same way final fantasy games are sequels, different continuity but the games share a great many traits (with 99% sure I mean I am 99% sure that it was an official statement that this is set in a different universe when the game was first announced).

OT: I would by a full length documentary of this, it would make a god damn awesome collectors edition item.

The trouble with a late '80s fake documentary is, by that time, aircraft and satellites were commonplace. Cities are big. Unless it crashed into an ocean. Still, it's a good trailer.

warmachine:
The trouble with a late '80s fake documentary is, by that time, aircraft and satellites were commonplace. Cities are big. Unless it crashed into an ocean. Still, it's a good trailer.

The game is set in 1910 or thereabouts. No satellites to worry about.

The trailer documentary is set decades after the fact.

 

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