Randex

Friday 27 January 2017
Metro
BioShock  

…he has always been a fan of the philosophies of Ayn Rand, whose themes are quite strong in BioShock but are painted in a negative light. He said that whilst it didn’t change his mind, he enjoyed his…

Posted about 1 year ago Publication date: 27 Jan 2017
Saturday 21 January 2017
BioShock  

…commentary. In the original game, we have the Randian, underwater world of Rapture, where the unregulated market and me-first belief system at the core of the objectivist utopia quickly turns dystopian…

Posted about 1 year ago Publication date: 21 Jan 2017
PCGamesN
BioShock  

…be rewarded with a story that tackles 20th century objectivism, Ayn Rand

Posted about 1 year ago Publication date: 21 Jan 2017
Wednesday 04 January 2017

…on disc one was Bioshock. Influenced heavily by Ayn Rand’s utopia in Atlas Shrugged, Bioshock is set in the underwater metropolis of Rapture. You awaken on a plane, flying over the middle of an…

Posted about 1 year ago Publication date: 04 Jan 2017
Saturday 24 December 2016

…by the works of Russian-American philosopher Ayn Rand, specifically her novel Atlas Shrugged. The book was an essay in Rand’s belief in Objectivism and the…

Posted about 1 year ago Publication date: 24 Dec 2016
Thursday 15 December 2016
BioShock  

…doing BioShock long before ol’ Ken decided to pay Ayn Rand her dues. Frankly, a lot less philosophically too, but my point is merely that Project Eden is relatively forgotten – its devs couldn’t wrench…

Posted about 1 year ago Publication date: 15 Dec 2016
Monday 12 December 2016
Cracked.com
BioShock  

…game, with its slower-paced gameplay and orgy of Ayn Rand references. It features what may be the greatest plot twist in gaming, a plot twist that is also inherently unfilmable. After spending half a…

Posted about 1 year ago Publication date: 12 Dec 2016
Monday 05 December 2016
Guardian readers and Sam Jordison, The Guardian (London)

…the following: Just a few chapters in to Ayn Rand’s Atlas shrugged. I have just recently finished all the Bioshock video games and this books gets mentioned quite a lot by the creators, so I…

Posted about 1 year ago Publication date: 05 Dec 2016
Saturday 03 December 2016

…and literary references and inspiration. Ayn Rand’s Influence The biggest influence on BioShock is author Ayn Rand. Rand wrote four novels in her lifetime. One of these, The Fountainhead, is the…

Posted about 1 year ago Publication date: 03 Dec 2016
Wednesday 30 November 2016
Joshua Rivera, New York Magazine - Vulture
BioShock  

…who discovers the underwater city of Rapture. A Randian dystopia where hedonism and science have run amok, Rapture’s citizens have essentially genetically altered themselves into monsters, and you’ll have…

Posted about 1 year ago Publication date: 30 Nov 2016
Wednesday 09 November 2016
BioShock  

…inspired by Heart Of Darkness and the works of Ayn Rand respectively. I mean games that are an adaptation of source material like The Witcher and Metro series, which are coincidentally the only games…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 09 Nov 2016
Thursday 03 November 2016
BioShock  

…Look to BioShock‘s (2007) exploration of Objectivism, the Determinism of The Stanley Parable (2013), and The Talos Principle (2015) with its toying of Functionalism and Behaviorism (and many other…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 03 Nov 2016