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BioShock Interview

Thinking BioShock From Tech to Philosophy converses with 2K Boston technical director Christopher Kline about their "terrible secret" (they're not actually located in Boston), as well less terrible topics, "such as getting gamers interested in seeing the sequel (and thus driving publisher interest) to the hard philosophies of technology use, UI design, and respect for the audience. "

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10. Re: Dumbing it down Aug 10, 2008, 17:26 Shadowcat
 
But at the same time look at System Shock. From my knowledge it is top ten of all time PC Games classic, but failed commercially.
System Shock is the best PC game of all time, IMHO. SS2 was also good, if not quite in the same league. Both games were profitable, so it depends what you mean by "failed". If you haven't actually lost money, then I think you're just discussing the degree of success, personally.

Certainly Bioshock has done better commercially, but then SS/SS2 did not have anything remotely like the marketing campaign that BS enjoyed, and for all that I wish it were otherwise, marketing seems to have more effect than anything else on the success of most games.

 
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