For players well-versed in modern video games, "BioShock Infinite" is a creative tour de force. But its outstanding story is occasionally undermined by trappings common to first-person shooters.
Whether you're a titan of industry, a maverick social revolutionary or just a space Marine about to die, if you're a video game character in a modern action title, there's a good chance that at some point you sat down to dictate your innermost thoughts to a machine. Then you set the tape down somewhere, walked off and forgot about it.
"BioShock 2" overcame a number of potential red flags to deliver one of gaming's most memorable, stirring single-player narratives, making it my Game of the Year for 2010.
In "BioShock 2," 2K Marin and Co. have taken what seemed like a sequel dictated more by shareholders than logic and crafted a deep narrative that in may ways surpasses that of the first game.
The new "Star Trek" MMO is the lone major release, but you can pick up "'Splosion Man" on the cheap on Xbox Live. If you're a PC gamer who hasn't played the first "BioShock" yet, a couple of sites are giving away the original if you preorder the sequel.
A partial rundown of what retailers have to offer in the way of Black Friday video game sales.
Arcade baseball title "The Bigs 2" is the only big retail release, but a slew of new downloadable games plus a temporary sale of "N+" for $5 on Xbox Live keep things interesting.
The new release schedule is a bit light this week, but PC gamers should strongly consider downloading a massive bundle of 20 2K Games releases for a cool $54.