Friday, September 17, 2010

Oh, Columbia

I couldn't resist this blatant piece of Infinite propaganda-it certainly tells you a lot about Columbia in not so many words, eh?

I have vowed to shield myself as much as possible from the hype machine that has begun around Bioshock: Infinite. The game is not slated for release until sometime in 2012, for goodness sake. If I peer diligently into each and every new press snippet and gameplay teaser I feel as though the mystery of our fair Columbia will be completely lost. This happens often with movies-especially kids movies. Marketing departments aren't fools, they understand that there is no such thing as overexposure to children. But with age and experience I have learned how to tune out aggressive advertising campaigns and lose interest if I am bombarded by a product long before I can actually get my hands on it. I want to be surprised, I want to be shocked. So I apologize, Irrational Games, but I am going to resist the press leaks and try to avoid seeing too much of your newest gem before the game is in my Xbox and I am exploring it on my own. But I can promise you that once you name an actual release date, I will put my money where your mouth is.

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