Let's All Watch BioShock Infinite's E3 Demo Together

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Posted by alex (3476 posts) -

We of the gaming press have raved endlessly about the behind-closed-doors demo of BioShock Infinite at this year's E3. So blown away were we, that the decision to give it our Game of the Show award required little ancillary discussion. It was almost kind of a foregone conclusion.

Now, courtesy of GameTrailers TV the full 14-minute demo is available to watch online. A few notes up front: the version of the demo we saw at E3 didn't feature Geoff Keighley popping in at various intervals to introduce segments, nor did Ken Levine appear to give any background on the things that were occurring in the demo. In those regards, you may actually be getting the better end of the stick, depending on your personal fondness for both Keighley and Levine's divine speaking voices.

Also, and this might just be the result of my own tattered memory, but I do seem to recall that the demo at E3 was just a tad longer. It feels like a few segments in this demo are pushed through a bit more quickly than in the demo I sat in on. I seem to recall a few sections where the developer playing through it lingered a bit more in certain areas, especially where dialogue was more heavily featured. Or perhaps that's just my mind playing a few tricks on me. I'm perfectly willing to accept either answer.

Regardless, this version of the demo is no less impressive than what we saw at the show, and it's pretty awesome that everyone now has the chance to see what got the typically jaded journalistic lot to ooh and ah with such unguarded excitement. I actually envy you, seeing it for the first time. It's still good the second, third, and even fourth time around, but that first viewing... it's pretty special. Enjoy.

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#1 Posted by alex (3476 posts) -

We of the gaming press have raved endlessly about the behind-closed-doors demo of BioShock Infinite at this year's E3. So blown away were we, that the decision to give it our Game of the Show award required little ancillary discussion. It was almost kind of a foregone conclusion.

Now, courtesy of GameTrailers TV the full 14-minute demo is available to watch online. A few notes up front: the version of the demo we saw at E3 didn't feature Geoff Keighley popping in at various intervals to introduce segments, nor did Ken Levine appear to give any background on the things that were occurring in the demo. In those regards, you may actually be getting the better end of the stick, depending on your personal fondness for both Keighley and Levine's divine speaking voices.

Also, and this might just be the result of my own tattered memory, but I do seem to recall that the demo at E3 was just a tad longer. It feels like a few segments in this demo are pushed through a bit more quickly than in the demo I sat in on. I seem to recall a few sections where the developer playing through it lingered a bit more in certain areas, especially where dialogue was more heavily featured. Or perhaps that's just my mind playing a few tricks on me. I'm perfectly willing to accept either answer.

Regardless, this version of the demo is no less impressive than what we saw at the show, and it's pretty awesome that everyone now has the chance to see what got the typically jaded journalistic lot to ooh and ah with such unguarded excitement. I actually envy you, seeing it for the first time. It's still good the second, third, and even fourth time around, but that first viewing... it's pretty special. Enjoy.

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#2 Edited by DomoDrummer (7 posts) -

yes! Finally been wanting to see this for ages!

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#3 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3331 posts) -

Yeah saw it an hour ago. I can see why it's the game of E3 2011.

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#4 Posted by ofcbilly77 (69 posts) -

meh... it only looks frickin' amazing!!

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#5 Posted by MeatSim (11140 posts) -

So they made a giant amusement park in the sky.

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#6 Posted by rockinkemosabe (647 posts) -

I liked how they kept saying it was going to be uninterrupted in the ads and the beginning of the show and 4 minutes in they go to a commercial break on TV.

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#7 Posted by Jadeskye (4392 posts) -

can't get away from the wobblebass.

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#8 Posted by Cloudenvy (5893 posts) -

...Take my money Ken Levine...Again.

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#9 Posted by Cornman89 (1600 posts) -

How the fuck...

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#10 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1727 posts) -

Bwow wow wowowowowowow bwowwwwww.

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#11 Posted by SlashDance (1867 posts) -

I don't know, those skylines are kinda silly...

It's hard to define silliness in a world where you can shoot crows out of your hands after drinking a potion, but it still sticks out to me as very unnecessary.

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#12 Posted by Chris2KLee (2402 posts) -

Only reinforces my need for this game. Also, they used "Everybody Wants to Rule the World". So I'm pleased.

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#13 Posted by MistaSparkle (2285 posts) -

How about some bass for your face? 
 
Also, this looks great! Ima finish Bioshock 1 eventually...

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#14 Posted by rlschaefe87 (8 posts) -

Is there any way we can watch just the demo? I kinda don't want to sit through a TV show full of ads. 
 
Yes, I'm being an elitist asshole.

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#15 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5195 posts) -

Im speechless.

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#16 Posted by hsvlad (167 posts) -

Did anyone see the enormous immigration debate that started on Kotaku post about this video, it was kind of insane

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#17 Posted by Lenny (96 posts) -

Woah, looks ridiculously good!

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#18 Posted by MEATBALL (4231 posts) -

Nope, not watching it, stop tempting me, damn you!

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#19 Posted by lesenfantterrible (54 posts) -

I just clicked play and I Jizzed In My Pants...

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#20 Posted by breaking3po (165 posts) -

Was expecting a quick look-esqe thing based on the article title. 

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#21 Posted by benjaebe (2871 posts) -

Gorgeous...just gorgeous.

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#22 Posted by Agent47 (1931 posts) -
@SlashDance: Eh I thought that too until I realized that they got 2 ton buildings to FLOAT on the friggin sky, and with electricity! After I realized that then I knew nothing in that game could be even remotely realistic.
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#23 Posted by emem (2059 posts) -

Nope, pass on the video.. no more spoilers, thank you very much. :)

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#24 Edited by Agent47 (1931 posts) -
@hsvlad: Let's not give people ideas eh.
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#25 Posted by inevitabledoubt (17 posts) -

It's rare to be truly exhilarated by watching someone else play a game, but damn, that looks ridiculous wonderful.

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#26 Posted by mesoian (1621 posts) -

I preordered so hard I ended up preordering a second copy

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#27 Posted by DEMONOLOGY_24 (526 posts) -

that was easily best game of E3 and maybe game of the year (2012 of course)  
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#28 Posted by unchained (1091 posts) -

I watched a minute of the demo and then turned it off. I'm going into this game clean.

And so begins my media blackout of this game. Add it to the list along with Skyrim, Arkham City, Uncharted, and AC: Revelations.

Can't wait until release.

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#29 Posted by SomeJerk (4077 posts) -

I liked the original liz design :<

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#30 Posted by rmanthorp (4527 posts) -

GODDAMNITYES!

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#31 Posted by SpacePenguin (493 posts) -

That was incredible....

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#32 Posted by babblinmule (1280 posts) -

Holy crap.... wow.....

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#33 Posted by Funger (36 posts) -

Who are the voice actors? 

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#34 Posted by zombie2011 (5502 posts) -

Looks amazing. 

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#35 Posted by SoDevine (12 posts) -

Did anyone else see that Booker dropped the shotgun to pickup the RPG and then dropped the pistol for the machine gun? Looks like we can only carry 2 weapons at a time now... I also only see 2 icons for the Vigor.

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#36 Posted by pandemic (122 posts) -

Thanks for posting this man, been dying to see it.

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#37 Posted by Nogert (148 posts) -

Everything about that video felt pre-planned, specifically the second segment. There is no way that gamers would instinctively do some of the things so perfectly like the player in this video.

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#38 Posted by Jocund (127 posts) -

Phenomenal!

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#39 Posted by sionweeks (714 posts) -

I had feelings that this game is going to be incredible after seeing the first screenshot, but after seeing this...

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#40 Posted by Yodasdarkside (353 posts) -

Nice!

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#41 Posted by fetchfox (1678 posts) -

I really need to get into the Bioshock franchise...

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#42 Posted by Tebbit (4589 posts) -

My jaw dropped to the floor, I could actually feel it.

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#43 Edited by IkariNoTekken (993 posts) -
@Funger: Booker is voiced by Troy Baker. The voice of Kanji (Persona 4), Vincent (Catherine), Alec Mason (Red Faction: Guerilla), Two-Face (Arkham City) and many other game and anime characters.
 
Not sure about Elizabeth though.
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#44 Posted by _Phara0h_ (926 posts) -

I know this is a first day buy for me so I'm going to refrain myself from watching this....

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#45 Posted by Ryoman (12 posts) -

Take all my damn money. Looks so freaking incredible. 

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#46 Posted by ghostchant (141 posts) -

oh shit, I need this now

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#47 Posted by sirdesmond (1395 posts) -

Wow.

That is all.

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#48 Posted by X19 (2370 posts) -

The music WHA WHA WHA WHARR XD
 
Sorry Ken can we speak outside of the club please.

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#49 Posted by bkbroiler (1731 posts) -

I look forward to the GB Quick Look playing exactly as smoothly as that.

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#50 Posted by Duffman (205 posts) -

Hah, jokes on you, I'm not even in the working class.

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