Randex

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 almost 2 years 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 almost 2 years 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 almost 2 years 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
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 about 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 about 2 years ago Publication date: 05 Aug 2016