Randex

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
Monday 12 September 2016
Gamasutra

…enjoyment of the game, its rich setting drawing on Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism was loved by critics and the game was a commercial success as well. I myself went on to read both the Fountainhead…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 12 Sep 2016
Friday 09 September 2016
BioShock  

…but rather a collection of philosophies in author, Ayn Rand’s, works. In Rand’s philosophies, she advocates for a political, economic and social system that is representative of Objectivism, a world where…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 09 Sep 2016
Tuesday 06 September 2016

…doesn’t feature major plot points from any of Ayn Rand’s acclaimed philosophical novels, it does draws heavily from many of her ideas. Rand and some of her characters are even referenced throughout…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 06 Sep 2016
Thursday 01 September 2016
BioShock  

…with morality systems, and overarching themes of objectivism, parenthood and the nature of reality itself take centre stage. Given that the first game is rounding the corner on ten years of existance, I’d say…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 01 Sep 2016
Wednesday 24 August 2016
Tim Mulkerin, Business Insider
BioShock  

…explore deeply complicated political ideas. From Ayn Rand to the Ming dynasty, here are six video games you probably didn’t realize were based on books…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 24 Aug 2016
Monday 22 August 2016
HeatStreet
BioShock  

…clever example of this—by centralizing its Randian dystopia around the use of magical psychoactive drugs called Plasmids, the developers behind the game not only grant the player character fun…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 22 Aug 2016
Saturday 20 August 2016
VICE

…clever example of this – by centralising its Randian dystopia around the use of magical psychoactive drugs called Plasmids, the developers behind the game not only grant the player character fun…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2016
Wednesday 17 August 2016
BioShock  

…SEAWEED – that sort of thing. So I guess it’s like Ayn Rand meets Blue Planet. Ayn Rand Goes To Sea World? It’ll be out on 16 September if you’re interested. I’ll be on holiday at that point, not…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 17 Aug 2016
Altruism   BioShock  

…a small passenger jet. While morality plays about Ayn Rand and the ethics of murdering children haven’t exactly remained in vogue, it’s tough to make the case that Bioshock and its sequels didn’t leave a…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 17 Aug 2016