Fox News Copies BioShock Infinite Logo - Report

A logo that bears striking visual similarity to the one used for BioShock Infinite has appeared on Fox News.

The logo for 2013's BioShock Infinite has allegedly been copied and appropriated for use on Fox News, Kotaku has reported.

The version of the logo shown on Fox News was used to illustrate an interview with the governor of Texas about immigration.

The logo shares a similar shape to that of the BioShock Infinite logo, and uses a similar colour scheme. The stars used in BioShock Infinite's logo also remain in Fox News' design.

In response to the logo's appearance, BioShock creator Ken Levine tweeted, "It's irony."

BioShock Infinite was released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in March last year to very positive reception. The game has gone on to sell six million copies.

Do you think it's just coincidence, or has somebody at Fox News blatantly copied the design used on the BioShock Infinite logo? Let us know in the comments below.

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Thorburne
Thorburne

I think it is a blatant attack on Fox News by people who want nothing more than to crush and enslave the right wing.  All hail Obama... soon to hold a position of supreme power under Kim Jong Un's American Division after the North Korean Army marches in with no resistance by the Obama administration.

kachan64
kachan64

I know some people just happens to be smart and knows how to make 1:1 on things. I did the same, but never was sharing it publicly to get my ass kicked. 


Also could be a coincidence, but I doubt it. Since it looks the same shape apart from the design elements like stars etc...

aussiemuscle
aussiemuscle

Given how often they run stories of evil pirates, this smells like hypocrasy. Fox News Report: "copyright infringement is bad, unless we do it".

Sajius
Sajius

haha yeah! *insert edgy "alternative/different" opinion making fun of fox news because it's trendy to be a politically left winged person right now and I have to show the world how progressive and cool I am by disagreeing with the right wing*

triryche32
triryche32

"Do you think it's just coincidence, or has somebody at Fox News blatantly copied the design used on the BioShock Infinite logo?"

Yes, they make up, steal, & lie about everything else 24/7 so why wouldn't they do it now?

L0vnThatBuddah
L0vnThatBuddah

I worked at a golf course restaurant and bar a while back where they would keep the TVs on either the golf channel or fox news. I didn't play golf, yet I would rather watch that than fox news. Although that Blondie was mighty fine...

billy19joseph
billy19joseph

Hahaha love it! Normally I'd say this isn't really news worthy but it's already made my day more entertaining

pignugget
pignugget

Maybe the "designer" just really liked BioShock and wanted to pay a tribute. It might be a stretch that Fox actually hires designers though, considering most people with a creative cell in their body wouldn't do work for a company like Fox. So it was more likely a talentless hack. 

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

There's so much irony here.  Dumb or just clueless?

istuffedsunny
istuffedsunny

Oh Levine says this is irony but totally plays off all the similarities between his games and certain other obscurities ;)

Wraith3
Wraith3

Did Jon Stewart (a comedian...) tell us to not like this? I do whatever he tells me to do.

Sajius
Sajius

@Wraith3 Haha yeah! He's so silly and great and Republicans are so dumb. I'm going to check to see what I should say next!

SingletreeAve
SingletreeAve

Isn't Fox News a comedy about a fictitious incompetent news affiliate that makes stuff up and reports it as fact.  Or is that WKRP in Cincinnati.  I always get the two mixed up.  Anyway, thank god they aren't real.

bizuit
bizuit

How can Fox News be wrong when so many liberals hate it?

bizuit
bizuit

@analogjunkie24 Is it a rule that all liberals must name call because they offer nothing else?

noladem504
noladem504

@analogjunkie24 @bizuit There is no group in this country more openly bigoted than liberals. Just watch a few hours of MSNBC and you'll get your fill of hatred. 

naz99
naz99

What kind of inbred muppets watch fox news anyway?


Seriously to the rest of the world these guys are like cartoon characters or circus performers.

billy19joseph
billy19joseph

@naz99 As an Aussie, I initially thought Fox was over the top satire making fun of "right wing" cliches
To discover that it was "a legitimate news" corporation was somewhat scary.

Sajius
Sajius

@billy19joseph @naz99 If you think thats funny, you should go watch CNN or MSNBC. They actually call criminals breaking into the country and committing crimes "undocumented" instead of illegal. It's hilarious.

novaprime1985
novaprime1985

PPL who even watch Faux news need to be slapped anyways

noladem504
noladem504

@novaprime1985 Someone who judge a person on what TV channel they watch is even less intelligent, not to mention bigoted.  

thedeadraptor
thedeadraptor

Fox News copying a logo? that is so.... consistent with their practices.

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

Fox got hoist by their own petard.

balrogbane
balrogbane

The movie Avatar copied vehicle designs from Halo and the Movie How to Train your Dragon copied 2 several Poke'mon designs. But this is the first time I've seen a news outlet copy a game.

smartest_gamer
smartest_gamer

May god bless America and no place else!


NASCAR! WHOOOO!

guydude3412
guydude3412

It's fox news. What do people expect?

Fatalv
Fatalv

We should just ban ALL news stations completely… They are all one sided point of views, full of agenda, propaganda, etc. etc. across the board. CNN = CBS = ABC = CBS = FOX. 


Get rid of them all… I can't believe anyone still watches any of them to begin with.

d-man
d-man

@olddadgamer @d-man @Fatalv There is a reason art, comedy and progressive thinking all "lean" toward the left, and people interested in making a moral justification for selfishness lean right.

olddadgamer
olddadgamer

@Fatalv @d-man  We live in this crazy time when people seem to need to put the word facts in quotation marks. We live in a time where if a liberal says "The sky is blue" a conservative says "Opinion! Propaganda! Agenda!"  If a conservative says "the sky is blue," a liberal says "Agenda!" 


Nuts.

Fatalv
Fatalv

@olddadgamer @Fatalv @d-man Yes, it's a mess. I agree. I just don't believe any of the media outlets tell the whole truth. It's just a pile of B.S. which is why I chose to get information by other means.

Fatalv
Fatalv

@olddadgamer @Fatalv @d-man Well I would agree there needs to be major reform of the entire system. Seems like the only people who get into politics are greedy or power hungry…


If it were up to me every politician would make the average salary in the U.S. This would get rid of anyone trying to get rich and not trying to improve our country.

olddadgamer
olddadgamer

@Fatalv @olddadgamer @d-man Not with you there.  Been a lawyer a long time.  Is this system flawed?  Sure.  Does it work far more than it doesn't?  Yes.  And I truly believe what we got is the best thing 10,000 years of human civilization has come up with.  And despite what the armchair lawyers think, it really does come out just most of the time. 

Fatalv
Fatalv

@olddadgamer @Fatalv @d-man Sure, but that doesn't mean things couldn't be better with reform. I think we've strayed a far way from what the founding fathers intended.

olddadgamer
olddadgamer

@Fatalv Well, there's reform and there's scrapping the system.  I think you tweak it, slowly, over time and see if things work.  Gently.  Otherwise God knows what'll happen.


I think the founding fathers.... hmm.... did they mean this literally?  No, probably not.  But they adopted common law over civil law.  And what they saw in common law is a system that is designed to adjust over time.  It's the genius of common law: it's not bound entirely by the written statute.  So you're never left with trying to apply 300 year old laws, which never works.  


I mean, the founding fathers never could imagine a country that had 350 million people in it.  But their genius was giving us a system that could adjust to situations they couldn't have imagined.  THAT they intended.

Fatalv
Fatalv

@olddadgamer @Fatalv I still think many of the ideas apply regardless of size. Even simple things like private property rights are a nightmare nowadays...

Fatalv
Fatalv

@olddadgamer @Fatalv Well take private businesses for example and the recent surges of smoking bans on businesses. Is it really the governments job to tell me how to run my business on my own property?


If the business is run properly it will be profitable. If I chose to run it poorly it will fail. I shouldn't be forced to run my business the way the government decides for me.

olddadgamer
olddadgamer

@Fatalv @olddadgamer Well, there's this misconception that democracy=freedom.  It doesn't.  Democracy is the majority getting to tell the minority what to do.


The recourse the Constitution gives is the ability for the minority to explain, campaign, shout from the rooftops that they're right until enough people change their minds and the minority becomes the majority.  That's what the First Amendment's for.  


So, government CAN do that.  But if you don't WANT them to do that, then your recourse is to use the power of speech, press, assembly and petition to get people to vote in people who'll change the law. 

Fatalv
Fatalv

@olddadgamer @Fatalv Yes, but the fact is things like this should have never happened to begin with. 


I'll give you another example. I bought a house, foreclosure, and was rehabbing it to live in. I was mostly done with the repairs and needed to move in. I was denied an occupancy permit because I didn't have a kitchen!


I was asked dumb questions like "how are you supposed to eat without a kitchen?". I had to persuade the local government that I could use the microwave, gas grill, Arby's down the road, and that a kitchen wasn't necessary to live in the house I owned and paid taxes on!


Luckily my petition worked out. But the point is it was a lot of wasted time, resources, and likely government money (i.e. my money through taxes) waisted away for something the government shouldn't even have their hands in to begin with...

Fatalv
Fatalv


@olddadgamer @Fatalv Unfortunately it's harder than you make it sound ;) Yes, I could run. But I would need to campaign, quit my current job, etc. etc. Currently, I can't take that chance.


I get what you are saying, the system can work, it takes time, etc. Hopefully you understand where I am coming from. It just seems like nowadays everyone just jumps on the hate bandwagon "Fox News Sucks" or "it's Bushes fault" or "Conservatives are all evil money lovers".


I wish more people would understand the real issues or even care about them in general…

olddadgamer
olddadgamer

@Fatalv @d-man @olddadgamer No.  Selfishness knows no side of the aisle, sadly.  Nor does hate, pain or loss.


As someone who has spent years of my life in the trenches of the system, as someone who has frequented prisons and country clubs and everything in between, I think the only real difference is that liberals look at the mess we're in with a sort of sad resignation.  Conservatives get angry and defensive and deny.  


We're all in this crapstorm together.  We gotta get off of each other and work together far more.  Stop rearranging the deck chairs while the ship sinks.  Not the American ship either; the whole world.  



olddadgamer
olddadgamer

@Fatalv @olddadgamer Then, again.  If you don't like the zoning board, get people to vote the bums out.


Or, and this is something no one ever thinks of, run for office yourself.  Win, and get to change the rules.  


It's the beauty of the system.  Rules can be changed, and pretty much anyone can get elected to change them.

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

@olddadgamer @Fatalv 

"Well, there's this misconception that democracy=freedom.  It doesn't.  Democracy is the majority getting to tell the minority what to do. "


If this was a truly representative Democracy, then my own atheistic ideology would be properly represented in Congress. The fact that I, in New York, cannot combine my voting power with an atheist in Seattle SUCKS. Instant runoff voting is achievable because we have technology for that. Fix representation and you fix Democracy. There  will be none of that "majority telling minority what to do" rhetoric.

d-man
d-man

@Fatalv @d-man Um, no. At the end of the day facts are not open to interpretation. Just because you disagree with those facts does not make it "brainwashing".

olddadgamer
olddadgamer

@d-man @Fatalv Or you're honest about it.  In the UK, you KNOW that the Guardian is left wing, the Times is right wing.  They come right out and say it, and make no apologies.  You take it or leave it. 


In the US, there's this push to convince people you're unbiased, which is crap. 


Fair and Balanced.  Please. Just come out and say "we're right wing."  Let CNN say "we lean left."  Knock off the charades and people will be more forgiving.

k1DBLITZ
k1DBLITZ

@olddadgamer @Fatalv Actually, you've got that backwards. America is the minority telling the majority what to do.


Also, who are you to assume what the fore fathers could or could not have imagined? (when it comes to the population of the country)

noladem504
noladem504

@Fatalv What is even funnier is that not only do people watch these propaganda channels......they actually pick sides and fight over them as if they are a sports team. Just read the comments here and get a good laugh. 

d-man
d-man

@Fatalv There is nothing wrong with having an agenda so long as that agenda is just.


Fox News is the opposite of just.