Randex

Friday 16 September 2016
BioShock  

…game System Shock 2 with a story that explored the objectivist philosophies of Ayn Rand set in a world modelled after the bleak dystopia of George Orwell and Aldous Huxley – it’s a wonder it received mainstream…

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

…visionary, dreaming of a society touched by Ayn Rand’s Objectivism, in which great souls are suffered to wallow in their own greatness without paying fealty to the state, the church or the plebs…

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

…inspired by the likes of George Orwell and Ayn Rand. In and of itself the setting was evocative and unsettling. It was a utopian ideal which had decayed and fallen through the foibles of its…

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

…an obnoxious university student to find out what objectivism is all about. BioShock was part exploration of ideologies taken to the extreme, part shooter where you could set people on fire and smack them with a…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 16 Sep 2016
Thursday 15 September 2016
Alex Perry, Business Insider
BioShock  

…to the city’s downfall served as a commentary on Ayn Rand’s writing and gave players some fun abilities to use against the city’s remaining denizens. Perhaps the most memorable part of the…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 15 Sep 2016
Jake Tucker, International Business Times

…plays like game director Ken Levine read a copy of Atlas Shrugged, and instead of taking to Twitter to express his distaste, decided to make a scathing critique of the book the primary storyline behind the game…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 15 Sep 2016
Wednesday 14 September 2016
Chris Suellentrop, Glixel, Rolling Stone
BioShock   Ted Cruz  

…destroyed everything in his life. That maps Ayn Rand. She’s a refugee who came to America because her family was destroyed by the Bolsheviks. It’s not really super surprising she became the person…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 14 Sep 2016
Kotaku
BioShock  

…I’ve heard lofty speeches from the arrogant, Randian Andrew Ryan and seen the possessive anger of collectivist Sophia Lamb. I watched with fear as Sander Cohen turned the still living into art and…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 14 Sep 2016
BioShock  

…this BioShock: The Collection trailer?” but that Ayn Rand objectivism gives me the shudders, and besides, a man chooses to watch a BioShock: The Collection trailer. A slave obeys, although I suppose…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 14 Sep 2016
Tuesday 13 September 2016
BioShock  

…never forget.” And that memorable exploration of objectivism and utopian ideals wrapped in a collapsed Art Deco underwater city remains an impactful one. What struck me most about starting up the original…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 14 Sep 2016
BioShock  

…dystopian underwater city of Rapture, inspired by Ayn Rand’s Atlus Shrugged novel. Taking place in 1960, players assume the role of Jack as they’re guided through the now-ruined city by a man named Atlas…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 13 Sep 2016
Alice Bell, Videogamer.com

…thought. The first BioShock examines a kind of objectivism (a philosophical ideal where, broadly speaking, a person’s pursuit of their own interests and happiness, aside from hurting others, is the only thing…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 13 Sep 2016