Randex

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 over 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
Thursday 27 October 2016

…You wouldn’t think that philosophical fiction by Ayn Rand would be material to inspire a game’s world, but similarities to “Atlas Shrugged” aren’t exactly subtle in 2K’s cynical sci-fi shooter. Bioshock…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 27 Oct 2016
Monday 24 October 2016
BioShock  

…enemies don’t scare you, maybe the twisted take on Ayn Rand’s philosophies will.Its sequel, Bioshock 2, is also an underrated and worthwhile experience that could make a good Halloween fit. The third game…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 24 Oct 2016
Tuesday 18 October 2016

…came along. Containing obvious influences from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, Bioshock depicts an underwater city that was supposed to be a stunning utopia but eventually collapsed due to the residents…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 18 Oct 2016
Monday 17 October 2016
BioShock  

…segregation, and “Bioshock,” with its critique of Ayn Rand’s philosophy, objectivism. It’s really just a matter of whether a message is universally accepted or not. Entertainment is supposed to be an…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 17 Oct 2016
Tuesday 11 October 2016
BioShock  

…myself included, are eager to dive back into the Randian utopia of Rapture and the breathtaking city in the clouds, known as Columbia. For the most part, Irrational Games doesn’t disappoint. The original…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 11 Oct 2016
Monday 03 October 2016
National Post (Toronto)

…prey on each other. It is a clear criticism of objectivism; specifically the notion that selfishness is a virtue to be cultivated. We see in the people of Rapture an extreme example of what could happen if we…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 03 Oct 2016
Vox

…a little resemblance to the heroes of novelist Ayn Rand, Ryan’s quasi-namesake. As Ryan explains in an introductory monologue, Rapture was created as a radical haven for inventors and artists…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 03 Oct 2016
Thursday 29 September 2016
The London Economic
BioShock  

…make you feel like a blood-drunk pawn in a game of Randian chess, and Hotline Miami just straight-up called you out on your sadistic tendencies, Undertale assaults you with quippy dialogue and charming…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 29 Sep 2016
Wednesday 28 September 2016

…read a word about BioShock. You don’t know who Ayn Rand is; you don’t know what art deco means. Ken Levine is a non-entity. It is, I submit, unlikely that you would come away from playing the game…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 28 Sep 2016