Randex

Thursday 27 June 2019
BioShock  

…Ready: on the libertarian nightmare of BioShock’s objectivist city  CityMetricVideogames have increasingly become a form of virtual tourism, allowing us to explore places both real and imaginary in ways both…

Posted 3 months ago Publication date: 27 Jun 2019
Friday 30 November 2018
Game Rant
BioShock  

…t want to play a game dominated by half-mutant, Randian monster-people in space? The only potentially disappointing thing is that Obsidian is now owned by Microsoft, meaning that whatever the studio is…

Posted 10 months ago Publication date: 30 Nov 2018
Tuesday 31 July 2018
PC Gamer Magazine
BioShock  

…and flamethrowers in PC gamingPC GamerIn this Randian dystopia, the Left is on fire! I also think BioShock does perhaps the best job of letting us live our deepest, truest arson fantasies. Just snap your…

Posted about 1 year ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2018
PC Gamer Magazine
BioShock  

…thing falls into the bin by the time you fight an Ayn Rand book cover and then sit through a Hallmark commercial or a vague nuclear threat, but still. This is a reinstall, but only in the most technical…

Posted about 1 year ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2018
Saturday 28 July 2018

…by Andrzej Sapkowski and BioShock inspired by Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead

Posted about 1 year ago Publication date: 28 Jul 2018
Tuesday 24 July 2018
BioShock  

…the project invokes memories of BioShock’s Objectivist aestheticism, with Close To The Sun embedding this gilded art design in traditional horror tropes. Powered entirely by the Unreal 4 Engine, the game…

Posted about 1 year ago Publication date: 24 Jul 2018
Sunday 22 July 2018
BioShock  

…forced players to take sides in regards to Randian Objectivism, the proceedings of the plot completely undermined this by revealing that the player character’s “choices” were a complete mirage…

Posted about 1 year ago Publication date: 22 Jul 2018
Thursday 19 July 2018
Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA)

…MattersThe Daily ProgressBioShock: inspired by Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand — BioShock is loosely based on the many of the principles laid out in this book, where the decisions of a few industrial leaders shake…

Posted about 1 year ago Publication date: 19 Jul 2018
Saturday 14 July 2018
Kotaku

…s Jewish Roots Run DeepKotakuAtlas Shrugged author Ayn Rand’s life story and Jewish identity were obvious influences on Andrew Ryan’s in BioShock. Rand was an Eastern European Jew whose family’s business…

Posted about 1 year ago Publication date: 10 Jul 2018
Kotaku Australia
BioShock  

…Scratch beneath the surface of Rapture’s Ayn Rand-inspired Objectivist dystopia, and you’ll find that BioShock’s Jewish roots run deep. Look beyond ethnic names like Sander Cohen, J.S. Steinman…

Posted about 1 year ago Publication date: 10 Jul 2018
Tuesday 10 April 2018
BioShock  

…ReviewTheXboxHub (blog)Going into detail about objectivism for the first two Rapture games, the book throws some hefty theorems and opinions at you, but all are backed up and explained thoroughly. Each…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 10 Apr 2018
Friday 06 April 2018
BioShock  

…charismatic performance of Armin Shimerman as the Randian super-objectivist Andrew Ryan as he wrestles total control from the hands of the player in a brief, memorable moment. Jacob…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 06 Apr 2018