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BioShock Infinite Reverse Art Revealed

Irrational Games revealed the reverse cover art for BioShock Infinite today. The art chosen won 38% of fan votes on the poll posted by studio head Ken Levine earlier this month as the result of displeasure from fans over the game's official box art.

The art, the full version of which can be found after the break, will be printed on the other side of the BioShock Infinite cover. Levine noted that other alternate covers will be made available for fans to print.

Now hopefully we've all learned our lesson: It's what's on the inside that counts. (BioShock: Infinite, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

SpiralTear  +   1147d ago
An interesting selection. It looks kind of like a classic novel cover.
showtimefolks  +   1147d ago
i appreciate the developers giving us a chance to pick. now its hard to please everyone and i am sure some will still complain but atleast we voted and the majority chose the one(now whether its the right one or not coming down to personal opinion)

can't wait to play it, BTW no matter the art cover, my enjoyment of the game won't be any more or less because of the cover
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crxss  +   1147d ago
it's not only hard to please everyone, it's impossible
Blank  +   1147d ago
I agree im thankful they atleast gave us a choice while hearing us out even though I didnt have issues with the cover but the way I see it is that other developers or publishers wouldnt give a damn or even address the issues (insert typical fan ignoring company here) would just move forward and shun the fanbase also people need to stop with this "gamers feel entitled" its because of those vocal gamers most of the franchises have a form of the integrity of the past and major companies think twice about certain moves
rainslacker  +   1147d ago

I haven't been following this too closely. Was curious if the fans were demanding a change, or just voicing their displeasure over the original cover art? That's what makes a difference between an "entitled" gamer, and a passionate fan.
Blank  +   1147d ago

From my view since I saw this from the start here on n4g I saw an article dissing on the game cover I was like "okay so?" then soon enough as the days went by tons of other writers, blogsite, and almost everyone that reports on gaming started complaining along with some passionate fans so what happened was the generous ken levine responded to this issue and even made a youtube video bout the cover which them led to giving us the choice in short this overblown situation was responded by ken levine since he is one of the few top developers to listen to the fanbase but its from what I personally observed
rainslacker  +   1147d ago

I remember seeing the first articles about this, and I thought the same thing as you, so I never bothered to read it. I never played Bioshock, but have heard good things and was looking at getting BS2 since they have it used at Gamestop.

It seems to me...being that the game already has a known base that it's working from, that the fans would already know what to expect. The cover itself wouldn't really matter, as they likely already are ready to purchase it. The comments here pretty much reflect that.

The hate train can steamroll pretty quickly, and it seems people really like to latch onto these things, especially when something is popular. I think it's a shame that devoted fans' voices get drowned out by it. Honestly the reason most developers don't respond to this kind of stuff, or ignore it, is because a lot of times it is just because of this steamrolling effect, and sometimes responding to it just makes things worse. I give props to Ken Levine for being able to address the situation to appease the fan that were upset. I imagine though they weren't calling for a complete rework of the cover to satisfy their own tastes, or calling for a boycott of the game over it. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Knight_Crawler  +   1146d ago
@CRX - Heavy Rain box art says hi.
Certz  +   1147d ago
People are still complaining about the reversed cover? Get over yourselves, just be glad they gave us an opportunity to pick a cover art. I did not vote for this one but its better than the one on the cover so im satisfied.
vickers500  +   1147d ago
So you're saying people who don't like it should just shut up and keep quiet?

How about you get over yourself. Not everyone likes the cover, and they have every right to voice their opinions.
OhReginald  +   1147d ago
I will let you masturbate to the cover art, while I play the game.....
SideShort  +   1147d ago
Actually, yeah. You should shut up and keep quiet. Don't you remember a time when a company came out with a product, and you bought or did not buy it as it was? Remember when if you didn't like something about a product, you couldn't groan and moan like a 6 year old to have it changed? The $60 dollar excuse has lost it's touch. If the cover art is enough to get you butt-hurt, go buy Ninja Gaiden 3. Game is crap, but it has a nice ninja on the box.
vickers500  +   1147d ago
"If the cover art is enough to get you butt-hurt"

So being a little bit disappointed and expressing that disappointment on the internet counts to you as "butt-hurt"? What does that make you then? How about you just let people vent their frustration or disappointment, however small or insignificant your arrogant mind thinks it may be.

Here's a thought for you: next time you think about complaining about a game (let's say, call of duty), think about what you just said here now and APPLY IT TO YOURSELF. Just shut up next time you have a problem with a game, whatever the problem may be. You want CoD to change? Shut up and be quiet. Want Dark Souls to keep it's hardcore mechanics? Shut up and be quiet. Want a great sp centric game to refrain from adding multiplayer? Shut up and be quiet.

You are NOBODY to tell people what they should and shouldn't be upset about, no matter how insignificant you think the problem may be.

Progress/change is based ENTIRELY around complaining. It's people like you that are responsible for CoDs current success, people who are content with the way things are and shut down anyone who isn't.

You seem to have it in your head that the people who keep making these articles = every single person who is disappointed with the cover. You haven't considered that most people are simply responding to this individually for the first time, you group everyone who ever complains about the cover as if they're on some sort of 3 week long (or however long it's been going on) tirade and rant, people who just can't get over it. You group everybody together, because you're apparently not very bright.

I personally don't hate the original cover. I don't like it, but I also don't hate it, and I've expressed myself once or twice before that I didn't like it, and I'll go ahead for the first time and express myself on the reversible option: I don't like it. Now if those 2 comments upset you SO MUCH, if you find those to be such a waste of a comment that it actually influences you to write a comment about how angry and annoyed it makes you, then maybe you should just get off the internet right now. It's obvious you can't handle it since you can't simply ignore these types of comments.
RustedMan  +   1147d ago
I think vickers500 won that round. :)
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TiberusX87  +   1147d ago
I think you both make fair points, but complaining is unproductive and only meets one problem with another problem. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being disappointed, but unless you're going too approach the issue with a solution, you're only going to face further disappointment.

I know it appears lame, but a well thought out petition is actually the best way to approach these type of situations. I don't think anybody enjoys hearing problems, I think you're bound to receive a better reception if you go in positive with a solution. We're not lobbying for human rights, we're just consumers trying to get value for our money.
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Certz  +   1146d ago
@Vickers500 Cry me a river! If you hate the reversed cover art some much go ahead complain all you want to Ken or Irrational, your just wasting your time. They gave us a chance already to change the cover art. I doubt they'll give us another one so to bad.
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BlmThug  +   1147d ago
People must really have little to do if they are complaining and whining about a damn cover :/
yaz288  +   1147d ago
omg didn't we get over this shit yet?!

the people who bitch about the people who bitch about the cover have become so annoying.
TristanV1  +   1147d ago
Thumbs up if you're the 306th viewer
ziggurcat  +   1147d ago
wait... they let people choose the alternate cover art, and *this* is what they chose?


oh man, the original image is way better, and this only goes to show that entitled gamers don't know anything about art, and why devs should never let fans make decisions for them.

what were the other choices?

@ vickers500:

there's a vastly distinct difference between wanting a game's functionality to improve/wanting a game's integrity to be maintained and crying over the cover art. it's just the box art, if you don't like either one of the versions, well... in your own words, "shut up and be quiet."
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BlackPrince 42  +   1147d ago
Perfect, I love how unconventional this cover is.
-Falaut-  +   1147d ago
Indeed. For me it gives me the same feeling as the Resistance 3 cover.
SolidGear3  +   1147d ago
Yes! Loved the R3 box art! 100X better than the crappy R2 box art!
Sketchy_Galore  +   1147d ago
Very, very nice.
Enemy  +   1147d ago
Better than what Irrational did to Booker having him pose like a model douche on the current cover, but still just an alright box art. They're being very lazy in this department.
SageHonor  +   1147d ago
I like it!
-Gespenst-  +   1147d ago
Hmmm, is this a rough version? I feel like it could be a bit better... Patches of it look good, but other patches not so much...

Some of has that classic comic book look which looks great, but some other parts of it look sort of lazily done.

Not great composition either if you ask me... bit messy.
KwietStorm  +   1147d ago
I'm just baffled at how they could have a cover without Elizabeth on it.
Conzul  +   1147d ago

That one with Elizabeth reaching out to Songbird (#6 from the poll) would have been perfect. It was - is - so beautiful.
JasonXS12  +   1147d ago
The Booker cover was a move to get more consumers to purchase the game and it does a good job of doing that. The bioshock fans will buy the game regardless of the cover art and new players will buy the game because of the cover art.
Ken Levine knew people didn't like the box art but he did it so that more people will buy the game.
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SolidGear3  +   1147d ago
When you're right, you're right. I'm not going to bitch about either box art. This is my favorite series so I'll buy it irregardless and be happy that there are more sales of it due to the box art.
ajax17  +   1147d ago
Reminds me a tiny bit of Resistance 3's reverse art... Though it's probably just the orange that's making me think of it.
yaz288  +   1147d ago
I hated it but I don't give a fuck .. this is much suited to be a manual cover imo.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   1147d ago
I was gonna play this game anyway regardless of what was on the cover.
PersonaCat  +   1147d ago
Bitching about cover art.. I honestly don't know what's left to complain about. Gamers of this gen sure have become babies. Who here was honestly not going to buy the game because of such a superficial reason? Hopefully people like this one and won't harass Irrational for another one.
Feylynn  +   1147d ago
It isn't a rule that everyone who bitches about life has to kill themselves. Why would it be a rule that you can't bitch about something with good qualities? Of course everyone was going to play the game regardless, and not have a worse time because of the silly cover. By being vocal though the majority of us now receive an item we are happier with as a whole.

I don't see the problem with this.
rainslacker  +   1147d ago
One day, if the entire industry moves to entirely DD, then we won't have to worry about this incredibly important issue. Chalk one up for the DD proponents. /s
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bayonetta  +   1147d ago
Looks awesome
TisMayo  +   1147d ago
This will definitely be my cover!
Kamikaze135  +   1147d ago
Awesome. This is the one I voted on as well.
Feylynn  +   1147d ago
I did not even know they were running this vote, super cool of them.
Thanks Irrational, you guys are swell.

I really like the art here.
SovereignSnaKe  +   1147d ago
This was my 2nd choice, I voted for the one with Elizabeth resting her hand on the Song Bird, it had a Norman Rockwell feel to it, but I'm happy they chose this one, (my communist fascination is showing again). ^_^
BuckyBarnes  +   1147d ago
Chin down, eyes up...waiting for this game. I will be using the reverse art, its as classy as the cover art for Resistance 3. I like it.
Captain Tuttle  +   1147d ago
Love it
urwifeminder  +   1147d ago
Too much selection boycott.
Drainage  +   1147d ago
good thing they didnt use this as the main cover
Reaper9937  +   1147d ago
Would have loved Elizabeth on the cover, my pick was the cover wil Elizabeth and the songbird.
TemplarDante  +   1146d ago
Love this new cover!
Glad Drake isnt on it.
A7XEric  +   1146d ago
I'll take the brotastic regular art over this
Cam977  +   1146d ago
Remember: if you choose this one you must see the generic cover each time you reach for the disc.
zgoldenlionz  +   1146d ago
I'm glad they gave an option for all the crybabies.
Servbot  +   1146d ago
It's a nice looking cover, but it doesn't go well with the game at all.

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