The third episode of the BioShock series, which takes place in the floating city of Columbia. You play Booker DeWitt, who is sent to the city to rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned there.

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How can Booker and Comstock meet?

If the two worlds in which Booker/Comstock exists are completely separate, how did one get into the other? What exactly happens in the ending? Why is there a reference to Rapture from the first ...
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Does it make any difference if I choose the Bird or the Cage Brooch?

As I was playing Bioshock Infinite today, I was greeted by this fellow and lady shortly after busting Elizabeth from the confines of that statue. They gave us the choice of two brooches. One of a ...
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How does the ending fix anything?

I don't understand the final "baptism" scene. How can it have any effect on how the story ends?
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What is “1999” mode and how can I enable it?

I have heard that Bioshock Infinite has a difficulty setting called "1999" mode which is supposed to make the game more difficult as somewhat of a throwback to first person shooters from the late ...
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What was up with the coin flip question?

During the game, two characters ask the player to flip a coin that results in heads. What's up with the question and the results on the blackboard (all on heads)?
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Is there any way to backtrack to previous areas?

Since I'm out hunting for all the achievements, including Sightseer, and all the Voxophone records, I'd like to go back to past areas to finish up the rest of the achievements. Can you backtrack to ...
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How is the after credits scene possible? (Spoiler)

How is it possible that Booker apparently remembers the whole Columbia experience?
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How does Elizabeth getting various loot and then giving it to you work?

What causes Elizabeth to give you the different kinds of loot? I noticed that Elizabeth will occasionally comment that she doesn't have anything to give yet. How often will she get loot to give ...
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What's the penalty for dying in Bioshock Infinite?

I feel like when I die and come back from the reload point, the number of silver eagles that I find in drawers and barrels is less. I'm wondering if this is an actual penalty for dying, or if it's ...
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Can you change the outcome of the game's ending?

Are there any ingame actions that lead to a change in the ending of Bioshock: Infinite? Similar to how Bioshock 1 and 2 worked, where in 1, if you killed a certain number of Little Sisters or didn't ...
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How did Elizabeth lose her small finger?

As you can see on this picture (from some random place on the web), she is missing part of one finger. How did that happen?
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Who is the dead man in the lighthouse?

About 4 minutes into the game, you see a dead man in the lighthouse with a sign hanging around his neck saying "Don't disappoint us". Who is he?
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What is the “Only one obstacle?”

At the Lutece home, you find the following photograph: What is the "only one obstacle?" This answer guesses that it means the lighthouse supervisor, but that seems pretty unlikely...
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Is there a reason for me to (not) kill everything?

Out of boredom, I decided to shoot a civilian in the head, and was surprised that he actually died instead of ignoring it. Is there any reason for me to either kill them all or to refrain from doing ...
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What did the woman in the boat mean when she say “He doesn't ROW”?

During the boat scene at the start of the game, the man who rows the boat complained to the woman about rowing by himself without help from her. Their conversation later focused on Booker where the ...
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Why is Booker puzzled?

So I understood what was happening in the game and the ending, my only question is:
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Does throwing the ball at the helpless captives yield a different result?

In the beginning of Bioshock Infinite, you are given the ball with the 77 on it. You then have the choice to throw it at the emcee or at the helpless captives. Choosing the emcee will allow him to ...
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How do I tell when I'm stealing things?

On a loading screen, I read that stealing items can lead to consequences in the future. How do I tell whether an item I'm targeting is considered "stealing" or not?
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Is it possible to afford the Bucking Bronco vigor at the fair?

Early in the game, before things really start to go downhill, there's a fair and a vending machine that sells the Bucking Bronco vigor. There are ways to get some cash before this point, and I ...
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Mecha-Washingtons keep destroying my flagship. What can I do?

I'm at the part where you have to defend the flagship against waves of attacking zeppelins carrying hordes of soldiers. I'm playing on Hard difficulty, so enemies soak up enough damage that I can't ...
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How did Albert Fink observe the tears?

Later in the game, we find out: Why was Albert able to view these tears in the first place?
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How do I pick up these lock picks?

Without getting into anything too spoilerific, I've made it to a point in the game that I am trying to find a tear in the Columbia Bank. Convieniently, I've also already found the code book I need for ...
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What are the consequences of stealing in BioShock Infinite?

At the beginning of Soldier's Field, a tooltip says, "Stealing may have consequences." What are the consequences? Does it affect a morality decision later in the game (please use spoilers tags for ...
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How can I avoid the Handyman's ground pound?

The Handyman in Bioshock Infinite has a rather annoying attack in which he slams his fists into the ground, causing an electrical shockwave. This attack not only decimates my shield and a good ...
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Does it make any difference if I choose the Bird or the Cage? [duplicate]

I was wondering, does choosing the Bird or Cage Pendant in Bioshock Infinite change the game in ANY way (aside from which pendant Elizabeth wears around her neck for the rest of the game)? I've ...