Video games cross over with the general world in some very strange ways. Once upon a time, World of Warcraft was a phenomenon on every television thanks to the South Park episode featuring the game. Other games, from the Super Mario Brothers to Halo, routinely pop up on television or in movies, too. However, it’s pretty rare that you outright get someone to borrow a video game’s logo for their own purposes. Not so much anymore. Fox News was apparently inspired by the logo for Bioshock Infinite.
“Glad to help, Fox. Glad to help,” said Bioshock creator and Irrational Games creative director Ken Levine in a Facebook post about the incident.
Of course, the logo being so similar to the television graphic might be just a coincidence, but both the Fox News report and the game Bioshock Infinite have a strong political component, so perhaps there’s more cross-over than you might expect between the two. Either way, I’m sure Fox will be either making sure this doesn’t happen again or making sure it happens again, depending on how much they like the publicity.Technorati Tags: bioshock, bioshock infinite, bioshock logo fox news, bioshock logo shows up on fox, fox news, fox news bioshock logo, irrational games, ken levine, logos, television graphics