President George Washington a Bad Guy in BioShock Infinite

March 8, 2012 -

In a new video featuring Irrational's Ken Levine the company reveals one of the bosses that players will face off against in BioShock Infinite: America’s first president. Players will have to fight a Gatling-gun wielding robotic George Washington, dubbed a "heavy hitter" by Levine. The Washington automaton is the creation of Columbia's ruling faction, the Founders, and was originally designed as a tour guide to show the highlights and greatness of the floating city.

"His job is to sell people on the vision of Columbia," Levine says in the newly released video. "The Founders have this extremely grandiose vision of what their mission is, and the Motorized Patriot's job is to go around and sell that vision—at first."

But when the order of Columbia turns into chaos the Founders arm the Motorized Patriots and set them loose. Luckily, players will be able to hack these automatons and use them to their advantage too.

"Also, the Vox Populi can hack them," Levine said. "Later on, you'll come across Motorized Patriots who are sort of dressed up in Vox Populi colors, with different heads put on, representing one of their heroes. And they're working for the Vox Populi, spouting their propaganda."

There will be other heavy hitters but who they will be remains to be seen. Will Abe Lincoln and Jefferson be turned into murder machines too? Stay tuned.

Source: Kotaku


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Re: President George Washington a Bad Guy in BioShock Infinite

Is there not a rouge Lincoln bot in Fallout 3?


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Re: President George Washington a Bad Guy in BioShock Infinite

I knew those bastards at Disney Imagineering would go too far one day.

Re: President George Washington a Bad Guy in BioShock Infinite

I can not tell a lie, this looks cool.

Re: President George Washington a Bad Guy in BioShock Infinite

Why do I have the feeling the political pundits are going to be all over this one?  Oh well, it's better than the usual talk about "murder simulators"  and "SeXboxes."  You know games have really become accepted into the mainstream when they start talking about any implied political statements they might make, as opposed to just saying they're a menace to society.  But I'm sure that the idea of the Father of our Country depicted as a Terminator-esque figure that you can blow up isn't going to go over well with some people.  And didn't I see something like this done on "The Simpsons?"

Re: President George Washington a Bad Guy in BioShock Infinite

Well, if I may echo some sentiments over Earthbound, it's somehow ok for a TV show to do it but a video game can't

Re: President George Washington a Bad Guy in BioShock Infinite

This is the second game that I've seen so far where President Washington will be featured in any capacity.

 

The other game being Assassin's Creed 3, which takes place during the revolutionary war.

Re: President George Washington a Bad Guy in BioShock Infinite

You forgot Empire: total war and Civilization 5.

Re: President George Washington a Bad Guy in BioShock Infinite

And Day of the Tentacle.  That toothless liar didn't cut down a cherry tree, he cut down a kumquat tree that I painted red for him.

Re: President George Washington a Bad Guy in BioShock Infinite

Well, we have Zombie and Robot Lincons around... I think a robot Washington is rather cool.

Re: President George Washington a Bad Guy in BioShock Infinite

Me too, and hell, in that fictional universe, as said, it's a robot, so  I don't see what could be offensive about it.

We'll just have to wait and see what people cook up.

 
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