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Friday, June 07, 2013

• • May Kickstarter Round-Up: Caveman Chow and Ayn Rand Games 
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BioShock  |Capitalism  | [In Face of Mankind: Fall of the Dominion] we can see that anarcho-captialist utopia that all the Rand fans want to see play out in real time rather than watching it as a story in BioShock. This will be the stuff of intertube legends, full of YouTube gold and online dickery the likes of which we have never seen.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

 5 Franchises That Need LEGO Video Games 
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Atlas Shrugged  | If you're an adult with, like, pens and clipboards and stuff at work, sometimes you really don't have the energy to spend on the video game-equivalent of Atlas Shrugged. That's one of the reasons retro-gaming is still so big with people in their 30's and 40's.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

 Top Five Video-Game Concept Albums 
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BioShock  |Atlas Shrugged  | Atlas Shrugged, Alice in Wonderland, Lord of the Rings, The Divine Comedy, Paradise Lost... all are classics and each one of them has inspired musicians to craft an entire opus around them at one time or another.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

 Negative Utopia Gets All Self-Determinist Up In Here 
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Now, I’m pretty sure that what I just read is a smoke-screen for the oft-misinterpreted rantings of Ayn Rand, but I want to congratulate Negative Utopia. In the years I’ve been exploring band names it is very, very rare to find any kind of actual philosophy behind the names bands choose.

Friday, March 23, 2012

 BioShock Infinite Debuts Heavy-Hitters, Plus 5 Other Video Game Mega-Threats 
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BioShock  | Things have finally been really moving on the upcoming third game in the critically acclaimed BioShock series of first person shooters. Set years before the original Rapture Saga, Infinite takes place on a flying city called Columbia where ultra-nationalism has plunged the city into chaos and violence just as ultra-Randian philosophies did to Andrew Ryan’s undersea utopia.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

 Gothic Council Legitimizes Gothic Porn as Art (NSFW) 
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The Fountainhead  | Our usual bathroom reading fair is Lovecraft, the Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, and our own Liisa Ladoucuer’s Encyclopedia Gothica.

Monday, January 16, 2012

• • • 5 Things the Right Doesn’t Understand About Atlas Shrugged 
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Atlas Shrugged movie  |Atlas Shrugged  |Capitalism  |Image  | Despite the fact that we lean pretty left, one of our favorite books of all time is Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. We must’ve read it at least seven times, and we still find new and brilliant things in every single page. This tends to baffle our various right-wing and libertarian friends who swear that the book is the guiding light to true freedom. We have two answers to that. The first is that we are a firm believer in self-determination, that you should get up off your tuffet and get some work done if you want to leave a mark in the world, which is a major theme of the book. The other is that most people who say they adhere to the book’s principles don’t really understand it. They forget that...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

• • Ten Merit Badges Girl Scouts Will Earn in the Apocalyptic Future 
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BioShock  |Capitalism  | Silicon Valley tycoon Peter Thiel is planning on building a real life version of Rapture from Bioshock. Not because he’s a game fan with a ridiculous amount of money, but because he really thinks that an oceanic society dedicated to Randian ideals is a good idea. We give his project approximately three years before unregulated science markets murder mutant plasmids and they escape to the mainland.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

 5 Avengers We Thank God Aren’t in the New Movie 
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Atlas Shrugged movie  | We finally had a chance to sit down and watch the trailer for Avengers. Much like Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged, we’re impressed that somebody actually filmed this movie.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

• • • 4 Brilliant Authors Who Are Also Douchebags 
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Atlas Shrugged  |The Fountainhead  |Capitalism  |Image  | 4. Ayn Rand ​Why You Should Read Her: We literally read Atlas Shrugged four times back to back, and then immediately jumped into The Fountainhead. Rand challenges all conventional fiction with her superhuman characters and mind-bending philosophy. Her novels are examples of what man can be when he exerts his full mental power and has utter faith in himself.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

• • Imagine Rigney Turns Bioshock into Lego Reality 
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BioShock  |Atlas Shrugged  |The Fountainhead  | The coolest bit of Lego around is actually a custom build by a 15-year-old Denver boy named Imagine Rigney, who used the colored blocks to build the amazing underwater city of Rapture from the video game Bioshock. Art Attack picked up the game along with a PS3 as an anniversary present and promptly sat down to be amazed at the Ayn Randian plot, the beautiful art deco imagery and the pants-soiling terror of having murder-mutants talk psycho and attack you.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

 Happy Birthday Tetris: 7 Covers of the Game’s Theme 
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BioShock  | Bioshock taught us that taking Ayn Rand a too seriously leads to fighting genetically altered murder mutants in an underwater city.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

 4 Horrifying Interpretations of Children’s Shows 
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Atlas Shrugged  | We’ve taken to pretending Thomas the Tank Engine is actually a children’s version of Atlas Shrugged narrated by George Carlin.