BioShock banned from Valve office

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Naysayers would keep on complaining how many first-person shooters look alike, but some development companies make it a point that their titles won't be like the latest big thing in the market. Valve Corporation told CVG that BioShock, 2K Games' explosive FPS that earned much praise since its recent release, is banned from the office until Half-Life: Episode Two and The Orange Box are done.

Not only does it say much about determination to make the games good without influence from previous successful hits, but also gives the folks at Valve an incentive to work hard. "Nobody gets to play it until Orange Box is done - that's our reward to ourselves as a company; everyone gets a copy of BioShock," said co-founder Gabe Newell.

Newell went on, saying BioShock developer Irrational Games "is the latest example of people who've descended from the Id Software/Looking Glass family tree." This points at legends like Doom and BioShock's spiritual predecessor, System Shock, as role models for anyone that followed Id and Looking Glass. "There's nobody left who isn't a descendant of those two companies," he continued.

Buy: [Bioshock (Games for Windows)]
Buy: [Bioshock (Xbox 360)]

Half Life 2 - Image 1 


Naysayers would keep on complaining how many first-person shooters look alike, but some development companies make it a point that their titles won't be like the latest big thing in the market. Valve Corporation told CVG that BioShock, 2K Games' explosive FPS that earned much praise since its recent release, is banned from the office until Half-Life: Episode Two and The Orange Box are done.

Not only does it say much about determination to make the games good without influence from previous successful hits, but also gives the folks at Valve an incentive to work hard. "Nobody gets to play it until Orange Box is done - that's our reward to ourselves as a company; everyone gets a copy of BioShock," said co-founder Gabe Newell.

Newell went on, saying BioShock developer Irrational Games "is the latest example of people who've descended from the Id Software/Looking Glass family tree." This points at legends like Doom and BioShock's spiritual predecessor, System Shock, as role models for anyone that followed Id and Looking Glass. "There's nobody left who isn't a descendant of those two companies," he continued.

Buy: [Bioshock (Games for Windows)]
Buy: [Bioshock (Xbox 360)]

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