Randex

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
Sunday 25 September 2016
BioShock  

…Columbia. In the original BioShock, it’s staunch Ayn Rand-style Objectivism, nutshelled in a mere paragraph by industrialist Andrew Ryan in the game’s prologue—in essence, that an individual man is…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 25 Sep 2016
Saturday 24 September 2016
Gaming Illustrated
BioShock  

…the concept into Bioshock, and details how the Ayn Rand influences really fit in.  Bioshock: The Collection is worth checking out for the commentary alone. Any fan of the Bioshock universe needs to…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 24 Sep 2016
Friday 23 September 2016
BioShock  

…signaling that it is about something bigger. The Randian Objectivism of the first game, the Collectivist purging of the second, and the social intolerance of the third were all as on-the-nose as possible…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 23 Sep 2016