Columbia: A Modern Day Icarus?
It is interesting that each of 3GN has their own favorite genre. Johann is almost exclusively MPvs, with a little MPco-op (e.g., Borderlands 2) thrown in to change things up a bit. Tim is all about complex MPco-op, with considerable endurance and patience for SP gaming on the hardest level if the story/world catches his interest (e.g., Mass Effect 2 and 3 and B:AA). Cornie is eclectic. In a single gaming session, it isn’t uncommon to see him start with Minecraft, switch to CoDx, then to Borderlands, over to RDR, and then back to Minecraft or something, but one of his favorites is the BioShock series, of which neither of his brothers have played more than a couple of levels. Fascinating stuff. There’s probably some sort of psychological study in there somewhere.
Anyway, at Cornie’s request, I pre-ordered BioShock Infinite a long time ago, when it was announced to be released last February. Of course, that day came and went. Cash was handed over for a present, but the pre-order was not canceled. Now, the game is on the cusp of release and with that special day, Irrational Games is pulling all the stops. The trailer above is a brilliant marketing move as it provides the kind of back story for Columbia that one wishes we received for Rapture. Well done, Irrational! No doubt a professional storyteller is at the helm of your big ship! Heads-up from PAR.