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BioShock Infinite SPOILER: You’ve heard Songbird before (video)

If you haven’t finished BioShock Infinite, quickly put your fingers in your ears and hum very loudly. Major spoilers ahead.

Seriously. I’m not kidding.

Sharp-eared gamers found a scene in the first BioShock game where you hear Songbird’s distinctive wail. Specifically, you hear Songbird’s watery death just outside the walls of Rapture. It occurs about 14 seconds into this clip:

It takes place during your first mission for death-as-art whacko Sander Cohen when he assassinates masked pianist Fitzpatrick. The first example we found came from IGN last August, but you can also hear Songbird’s death rattle in other YouTube videos of the same scene going as far back as a year ago. I’ve checked videos uploaded three years ago but couldn’t isolate the same audio. But yes, the audio appears to be exactly the same as what you hear when the monstrous creature meets its sad end.

It’s unclear whether these scenes were captured from the original retail release of BioShock or the downloadable version, which developer Irrational Games could have updated with the audio clip. We’ve reached out to Irrational Games for confirmation.


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11 comments
anonymous
anonymous

Twitter is having insane spasms lately - what is going on with their infrastructure?

A more interesting question I always wonder about too is... how does Twitter generate revenue? Maybe they could use some of that for new servers, even though their reliability is well over 99%!

anonymous
anonymous

twitter needs to manage their IT investments wisely NOW as their product stands to loose customer confidence. They must vastly improve their management of twitter application operations; especially their API code, database, app threading and caching as they have serious performance related outages. So sad that twitter IT management didn't scale this environment capacity to match their burgeoning customer demand.

anonymous
anonymous

maybe twitter is just playing hard to get...

Gunnar Östergren
Gunnar Östergren

I feel for the pour souls slaving away at twitter. But, having built similar systems in the past I know it can be done so ... have faith. Hopefully they have both the brainpower and capital to pull through. If not, maybe it's time someone built a competing back-end for all the users, apps and services out there who depends on it. Or maybe not, is there actually a revenue model that works here?

centernetworks
centernetworks

MG - my question is really around what happens to the apps that now depend on Twitter for their viability?
http://www.centernetworks.com/...

Last night summize demo'ed in front of 600 ny'ers and now it's not "live" anymore because the conversations are down.

ontarioemperor
ontarioemperor

Actually, Twitter wouldn't say, "It's not you, it's me."

Twitter wouldn't say anything.

Twitter is the strong, silent type. Well, maybe not strong.

MG Siegler
MG Siegler

I think Twitter has been cheating behind my back, you appear to know it better than me...

centernetworks
centernetworks

nice post - maybe twitter shouldn't have become a platform so quickly

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