Randex

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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year ago Publication date: 30 Jun 2016
Thursday 09 June 2016
Neutral
BioShock  

Maybe they’re Objectivists and they want to tell you why building a city underwater was such a Good Idea.

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 09 Jun 2016
Wednesday 08 June 2016
Crave Online
BioShock  

…has said that Bioshock drew from the ideas of Objectivism popularised by Ayn Rand and was also influenced by George Orwell’s work. The game is considered by most to be a spiritual successor to the System…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 06 Jun 2016
Thursday 19 May 2016
Neutral
Mike Diver, VICE
BioShock  

…that’s what gave BioShock its headache: its makers knew that the shooting came first for a lot of its players, so however much that violence appeared to be contrary to the themes at work, narratively – of self-determinism, destiny, and overarching notions of Objectivism – it was necessary.

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 19 May 2016