Randex

Wednesday 17 August 2016
Alex Newhouse, GameSpot
BioShock  

…remember it. The tyrant, Andrew Ryan, is just as Ayn Rand-ian. Big Daddies still hulk and lumber with their creepy girlish companions, Little Sisters, at their feet. I went hands-on with the remastered…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 17 Aug 2016
Tuesday 16 August 2016
PopMatters
BioShock  

…influenced or based on books. One would be the Randian nightmare paradise setting in two-thirds of the Bioshock series. Another is the various Dune real-time strategy games—though those have more to do…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 16 Aug 2016
Wednesday 10 August 2016

…of the game. It’s a mighty ambitious tone too. Objectivism—a controversial political philosophy created by the Russian-American philosopher Ayn Rand in the mid-20th century—is what stands between Bioshock…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 10 Aug 2016
Friday 05 August 2016
Lazygamer
Altruism   BioShock  

…politics, and altruism Ryan created his Utopian, Ayn Randian ideal of Rapture, the city under the sea. We all know how that worked out. In Two Bad Dudes, the president is kidnapped by a Dragon Ninja…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 05 Aug 2016
Friday 29 July 2016
BioShock  

…I know) with the first in the series: 2007’s Randian nightmare, Bioshock. The original Bioshock traced its lineage back to the 90s cyberpunk series System Shock which in keeping with the style of…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2016
Friday 15 July 2016
bit-tech.net
BioShock  

…while the game’s reduction-ad-absurdum critique of objectivism with its now-legendary ‘Would you kindly?’ twist, and frenetic splicer-battles remain worthy landmarks in gaming history, it is Rapture itself which…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 15 Jul 2016
Tuesday 12 July 2016

…as if Atlas himself had shrugged it off. ‘Atlas Shrugged’ is his bitter song of defeat…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 12 Jul 2016
Friday 08 July 2016
WhatCulture!
BioShock  

…around the maddened underwater world built by Ayn Rand fanatics are just two examples of how powerful and effective these stories can be when told well. Not all famous video game stories are as…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 08 Jul 2016
Thursday 07 July 2016
Digital Spy

…series is based on the novels and philosophy of Ayn Rand – the original game in particular.  The character Andrew Ryan is an obvious nod to the author’s name, and Ryan creates his own city, Rapture, to…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 07 Jul 2016
Tuesday 05 July 2016
Kotaku
BioShock  

…and places second. BioShock wants to talk about Objectivism and makes sure that you endure Andrew Ryan’s rantings. Infinite wants to talk about Populism and Theocracy and Video Games As Art. It gives us…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 05 Jul 2016
Thursday 30 June 2016
Negative
Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider
BioShock  

Ayn Rand would be proud. Or angry, she’d probably be angry. She’s always angry.

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 30 Jun 2016
Neutral
Rhenn Anthony Taguiam, Movie News Guide
BioShock  

Much of the games apply ideas of Ayn Rand and objectivism, as well as incorporating influences from George Orwell and other science fiction authors.

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 30 Jun 2016