Randex

Friday 23 September 2016
Alex Baldwin, Cultured Vultures

…of the sea, Bioshock examines the concept of objectivism and asks what a truly capitalistic and state-free society could become. Physical and genetic manipulation runs rampant, science runs free of moral…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 23 Sep 2016
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

…was partly influenced by the utopian hideaway in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand’s brand of libertarianism being particularly popular among tech-types). You’d describe the updated graphics as…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 23 Sep 2016
Wednesday 21 September 2016
Game Revolution

…fictional, gender-swapped version of real-life Objectivist philosopher Ayn Rand, yet how many have actually read her novels, The Fountainhead or Atlas, Shrugged? (I haven’t because, well, have you seen the…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 21 Sep 2016
Clarisse Loughrey, The Independent (London)
BioShock  

…piece of gaming ever released; rich in its objectivism-skewering narrative, in its decaying grandeur, in its tense, insidious atmosphere.  But, if there’s a craving unsatisfied, at least indulge…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 21 Sep 2016
Alex De Vore, Santa Fe Reporter
BioShock  

…the first Bioshock as a sort of deconstruction of Ayn Rand-ian objectivism (even Andrew Ryan derives his name from the author) and a nod to the Machiavellian nature of mankind. What would become of a…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 19 Sep 2016
Tuesday 20 September 2016

…battling for supremacy within Rapture. Inspired by Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, Andrew Ryan appears as the ultimate in free-market zealots, so much so that the only solution he saw in advocating his…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 19 Sep 2016
Monday 19 September 2016
Polygon

…a lunatic millionaire named Andrew Ryan who took Atlas Shrugged way too seriously. Within this objectivist paradise, unencumbered by laws or ethics, Ryan’s acolytes learned to hack their genes and give…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 19 Sep 2016
Sunday 18 September 2016
Max Parker, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
BioShock  

…fell into ruin. Heavily inspired by the world of Ayn Rand and George Orwell, “BioShock” explores mature sociological ideals that shows the darker side of human nature. The team behind “BioShock: The…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 18 Sep 2016
Saturday 17 September 2016
Shacknews
BioShock  

…Rapture, the condemned underwater Utopia run by #1 Ayn Rand fan Andrew Ryan. In order to escape, Booker uses a Bathysphere, a mode of underwater transportation that can only be used by Andrew Ryan and…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 17 Sep 2016
Friday 16 September 2016
BioShock  

…Irrational Games had in their fictional, Objectivist paradise proved to be far more powerful than any of the game’s clever narrative twists, or epic storytelling. Rapture is the one constant between all…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 16 Sep 2016
BioShock  

…heavily on libertarianism and the philosophies of Ayn Rand, BioShock 2 focuses on collectivism and the philosophies of Karl Marx. While Andrew Ryan is content with letting things play out in Rapture as…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 16 Sep 2016
Gamasutra
BioShock  

…players to think about choice, identity, and Ayn Rand’s philosophy objectivism, but it’s also a game that divorces those concepts from its central play.  But by contrast, as we discussed on last…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 16 Sep 2016