Solarmech Solarmech 22 days ago

How Comstock Came to Power in Columbia

A lot of this can be considered speculation but it is based on what is seen in game. Another reason this is a Blog Post is that I don’t think many people wonder that much about how Comstock came to power in Columbia or much about anything before that. It’s not important to the game.

I ran across an old interview with Ken Levine and in it he mentions that Comstock started off as a Protestant. (Reaching For the Heavens: BioShock Infinite's Racial Themes and Crafting Columbia with Ken Levine). In other words he didn’t start off proclaiming himself to the Prophet and deifying the Founding Fathers. So let’s start off right after Booker accepts the baptism and changes his name to Zachary Hale Comstock. Now I once saw a criticism of the Comstock n…

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Solarmech Solarmech 1 April

BioShock Infinite and Theoretical Physics, Part 2

Now that the basics have been gone over, we can look at how these physics theories are use in BioShock Infinite. First off, BioShock Infinite is a game, and while it uses real world theoretical physics theories, it obviously isn’t going to follow them exactly. Making a good game is MUCH more important that following a physics theory exactly. And anyone that expects a game to follow real theories 100% has some very unreal expectations at best.

Let’s get the things that don’t come close to matching up with real world theories out of the way. This would obviously be Elizabeth’s powers to open Tears in reality and merge realities together. The Luteces being scattered all through time and space is also not anything found in real theories.


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Solarmech Solarmech 30 March

BioShock Infinite and Theoretical Physics, Part 1

More than nearly any other game, BioShock Infinite involves a large amount of theoretical physics. This is not to say the physics in the game are the real thing. Just that it draws on many real concepts and theories, particularly those of Quantum Physics.

Something that needs to be stressed is that some people are not going to understand the physics here. Quantum Physics works on ideas and concepts that are very different than what we experience in the everyday world. And there are people that will just not be able to wrap their heads around these differences. Very few people, if anyone, truly understands Quantum Physics.

SPOILER WARNING! This contains spoilers for BioShock Infinite and it’s DLC, Burial at Sea.

First, let’s start with a short…

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Solarmech Solarmech 9 December 2019

New BioShock Game Announced!

Well, it's finally happened a new BioShock game is in production. The Full announcement from 2K

2K Announces Newly-Formed Studio – Cloud Chamber™ – Developing Next Iteration in Acclaimed BioShock® Franchise

Studio to establish team across two locations: Novato, Calif. and Montréal, Québec

New York, NY – December 9, 2019 – 2K today announced the founding of Cloud Chamber™, the newest, wholly owned game development studio under the Company’s publishing label. A collective of storytellers eager to push the frontlines of interactive entertainment by making unique, entertaining and thoughtful experiences that engage the world, Cloud Chamber will build its team at two locations: 2K’s San Francisco Bay Area headquarters in Novato, Calif., as well as…

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Solarmech Solarmech 13 April 2018

Info from Kotaku that the next BioShock game is in production.

"Many of the people who helped make Mafia III are now gone, including the game’s art director, technical art director, senior producers, design director, many design leads, and a number of other key staff. Some left voluntarily; others were let go or asked to move. Some went to other game companies; others moved to the top-secret studio next door to work on an unannounced new BioShock game."

Now this is NOT an official statement from 2K. sm

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