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Artist Kasra Farahani has released some truly stunning concept art for the BioShock movie that never was, after the video game adaptation was canned at Universal Studios following budget problems.
The artwork, which you can feast your eyes on in the gallery below, depicts a wonderful and wholly on-point visualization of Rapture, along with the Little Sisters and towering, mechanized Big Daddies. Alas, this isn’t the first time that we’ve been exposed to concept art from the cancelled film, after artist Jim Martin took to his own website to post his personal rendition of life under the sea.
Sadly, it looks almost certain that we’ll never see either vision make its way to the silver screen, given how quickly the brakes were hit at Universal. At one point, the studio had Pirates of the Caribbean helmer Gore Verbinski on board to direct, though he soon left after »
- Michael Briers
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As science fiction has popularly shown, the best dystopias always began as utopias. The idea of a fallen utopia is something that humanity seems to take an inherent comfort in. Much like our unflappable interest in seeing our heroes and idols fall fall from grace, a destroyed wonderland, or one that hides a myriad of horrors beneath its carefully constructed facade, is a reassuring proposition, one that works to assuage any guilt we might have for not trying to be better, or affecting any real change in our own society or circumstances.
The dystopia promises that whatever change your good intentions might bring, however nobly they began, could easily be twisted and crushed by your followers, your society, or even yourself.
This is Rapture in a nutshell. Andrew Ryan, Rapture’s founder, is the ultimate idealist and »
- Mike Worby
Zeb Larson reviews Roche Limit #1…
“Our Destiny Is The Stars, And I Will Lead Us There.” Twenty years after this promise, billionaire Langford Skaargard’s dream of cosmic exploration is no more. Roche Limit, a colony situated on the cusp of a mysterious energy anomaly, is a melting pot of crime and terrible secrets. When Bekkah Hudson goes missing, the search to find her will plunge her sister and a cadre of the colony’s underworld figures into an odyssey that reveals a grim future for mankind. Blending 2001: A Space Odyssey with Blade Runner, Roche Limit is the first part of a bold sci-fi/noir trilogy.
Fans of science fiction are really raking it in when it comes to comic books. Roche Limit is another in a long series of books this year set in space, and this one deals with a failed colony established by Langford Skaargred. The colony, »
- Gary Collinson
My review for Burial At Sea – Episode 1, while positive, lamented the fact that Irrational Games chose to expound upon the idea of parallel universes for their Dlc, a decision that I now understand and, surprisingly, support after playing the second episode. One reason for this is that the latest chapter is simply better than the first in that it offers a stronger story, enhanced gameplay and even manages to tie the series as a whole together. Even though some of the individual pieces don’t come together perfectly, BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea – Episode 2 wraps up the series in a way that fans need to experience.
The story picks up directly after Episode 1′s ending, with Sally falling into Atlas’ hands and Elizabeth desperate to get her back. To ensure Sally’s safety, Elizabeth agrees to return the department store prison that houses Atlas and his men back to Rapture »
- Christian Law
The story of Elizabeth, Booker and the rest of the BioShock Infinite cast concludes today with the release of BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea – Episode Two. To celebrate, 2K Games has released a new trailer for the storyline Dlc that gives us a glimpse at what lies ahead.
Taking place directly following the events of the first Burial At Sea episode, this outing places gamers into Elizabeth’s shoes for the first time. Without Booker’s combat expertise to back her up, Elizabeth must rely on stealth and cunning in order to navigate through Rapture and find Sally, the Little Sister she is desperately looking for. Along the way, she will find herself having to deal with the likes of Atlas and Andrew Ryan in order to finish her mission.
BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea – Episode Two is the third and final piece of content that will be released for the title. »
- Eric Hall
While the national figure was down 200,000 on the premiere, the drama produced by Shine Australia easily won its timeslot.
Seven said part one of Never Tear Us Apart was watched by 276,000 people on catch-up viewing in the past seven days, delivering a a total audience of 2.243 million in the five major markets.
Nine.s documentary Mayday Mayday: Terror on QF32, was weak opposition, pulling just 872,000 nationally (586,000 viewers in the metros).
Seven.s My Kitchen Rules maintained its ascendancy with 2.69 million viewers nationally (1.86 million)
However Nine.s The Block: Fans vs Faves posted its highest ratings so far, »
- Don Groves
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