Bioshock Infinite: Truth from Legend, Fact from Myth

Posted by on March 27, 2016 | Tags: , , ,

Here I am again, hunched over a laptop in the middle of the night, wondering how it’s already been three years since Bioshock Infinite came out, and over four since I opened Stranger Dimensions. Tell me time travel isn’t possible.

Well, one of the things I always meant to share but never did were these cool “documentaries” that came out alongside Infinite and its expansion, Burial at Sea. They’re like those old mystery shows that were around in the 80s and 90s.

Here, have a look:

Columbia: A Modern Day Icarus?

Columbia: A Modern Day Icarus? – Part 2

Rapture: A Modern Day Atlantis?

There’s something about that old style that’s just, I don’t know, mysterious. More than today’s shows, anyway. I think it’s the music and the muffled VHS sound.

I like the attention to detail in these, too – changing the title in the last one from Truth from Legend to Fact from Myth, and the narrator from Alistar Bloom to Myles. Because the documentaries are similar, but in different universes.

Of course, it’s all fun and games until people actually witness a floating city in the sky.

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Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. He manages Stranger Dimensions in between changing aquarium filters and reading bad novels about mermaids.

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3 Replies to “Bioshock Infinite: Truth from Legend, Fact from Myth”

  1. Hey man could i ask a question when i was in like middle school i actually believed this is this thing even real because i searched it in the bioshock wiki and it saids it was a show i highly doubt its real.

    1. There were definitely shows like this back in the day. Think Unsolved Mysteries or Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction. These videos are based on that style.

      But otherwise they’re 100% fake. There was never really a “Truth From Legend” TV show. It was all just promotion for Bioshock Infinite.

      I looked at the Bioshock Wiki, and it seems like they’re writing from the perspective of the game’s universe. The show “Truth From Legend” existed in the Comstock/Columbia universe, while “Fact From Myth” was in the Rapture universe.

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