BioShock: Rapture

Author: John Shirley

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780765367358

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5360

A prequel to the video-game franchise explains how the technologically advanced undersea city called Rapture came to be and how it eventually devolved into a chaotic dystopia.

BioShock and Philosophy

Irrational Game, Rational Book

Author: Luke Cuddy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118915887

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

View: 8977

Considered a sign of the ‘coming of age’ of video games as an artistic medium, the award-winning BioShock franchise covers vast philosophical ground. BioShock and Philosophy: Irrational Game, Rational Book presents expert reflections by philosophers (and Bioshock connoisseurs) on this critically acclaimed and immersive fan-favorite. Reveals the philosophical questions raised through the artistic complexity, compelling characters and absorbing plots of this ground-breaking first-person shooter (FPS) Explores what BioShock teaches the gamer about gaming, and the aesthetics of video game storytelling Addresses a wide array of topics including Marxism, propaganda, human enhancement technologies, political decision-making, free will, morality, feminism, transworld individuality, and vending machines in the dystopian society of Rapture Considers visionary game developer Ken Levine’s depiction of Ayn Rand’s philosophy, as well as the theories of Aristotle, de Beauvoir, Dewey, Leibniz, Marx, Plato, and others from the Hall of Philosophical Heroes

Atlas Shrugged

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101137193

Category: Fiction

Page: 1088

View: 1286

Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.

Dead Space: Martyr

Author: Brian Evenson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429943161

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3560

The first novel in the multi-million dollar video game franchise Dead Space When geophysicist Michael Altman hears of the mysterious signal emitted from deep within the Chicxulub crater, he can not resist the lure of an undiscovered artifact. With his girlfriend Ada, he joins a team excavating the underwater crater, determined to find the source of the baffling message. The artifact, named "The Black Marker," possesses a mysterious power. Close proximity to the stone causes strange occurrences: visions of the dead, vivid dreams, and violent murders. When Michael secretly obtains a small piece of the marker, he too begins to dream. The Black Marker has chosen him to hear his message: You need to prove yourself worthy of eternal life, or the slate will be wiped clean on Earth. This is the story of the origin of "The Black Marker," the foundation of the Church of Unitology, and a discovery that will change the world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Rapture (Bioshock)

Author: John Shirley,Ken Levine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848567023

Category: Horror tales

Page: 448

View: 9183

It's the end of World War II. FDR's New Deal has redefined American politics. Taxes are at an all-time high. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has brought a fear of total annihilation. The rise of secret government agencies and sanctions on business has many watching their backs. America's sense of freedom is diminishing...and many are desperate to take that freedom back. Among them is a great dreamer, an immigrant who pulled himself from the depths of poverty to become one of the wealthiest and admired men in the world. That man is Andrew Ryan, and he believed that great men and women deserve better. And so he set out to create the impossible, a utopia free from government, censorship, and moral restrictions on science--where what you give is what you get. He created Rapture--the shining city below the sea. But as we all know, this utopia suffered a great tragedy. This is the story of how it all came to be...and how it all ended.

Rapture

The Big Daddy

Author: Dustin Brubaker

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781517585785

Category:

Page: 60

View: 361

Arthur Winter, his wife and daughter move to Rapture with the promise of a better life and more importantly a new start. He intends to work hard and one day be wealthy just like Ryan promises everyone who moves to Rapture. He opens a small business. For a few years things are good, almost idyllic. The good life is shattered when one day his daughter mysteriously vanishes without trace. The police of Rapture don't seem to want to help. So Arthur sets out to find her himself. He is lead down into a seedy underworld that exists below the upmarket fa�ade of Rapture. But can he find her in time?

BioShock Hardcover Ruled Journal

Author: Insight Editions

Publisher: Insights

ISBN: 9781608879946

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 192

View: 6876

Experience the dystopian world of BioShock with this finely crafted journal showcasing iconic imagery and brilliant concept art from the game. Since the original game’s debut in 2007, the BioShock series has engaged a legion of fans with incredible worlds, complex characters, dynamic storylines, and exceptional graphics. The first atmospheric game introduced players to Rapture, a city at the bottom of the ocean where the only creatures that dare to roam are the Little Sisters and their Big Daddy protectors. Featuring images and concept art from the first BioShock game, this journal offers players the chance to record their own journeys and adventures.

The Art of Bioshock Infinite

Author: Julian Murdoch

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1621157334

Category: Art

Page: 184

View: 3029

In The Art of BioShock Infinite, delve deeper into the city of Columbia—the fabled floating metropolis that serves as a beacon of technology and achievement for the early 1900s! This deluxe hardcover features production designs and concept illustrations focusing on main characters Booker DeWitt, Elizabeth, and Songbird from the BioShock Infinite video game. See the evolution of Sky-Hooks, Heavy Hitters, the populace of Columbia, Vigors, airships, and much more! * BioShock Infinite won over 75 video game awards, including Best Original Game and Best of Show! * Introduction by creative director Ken Levine.

BioShock

Decision, Forced Choice and Propaganda

Author: Robert Jackson

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1782793461

Category: Games

Page: 349

View: 2343

A historical, critical look at the famous videogame franchise BioShock, understanding it through philosophical, ideological and computational interpretations of systems, decisions and 'propaganda'.

Rapture

Welcome to Genesis

Author: Dustin Brubaker

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519308320

Category:

Page: 60

View: 5085

A US Research vessel goes missing in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, not long after intercepting a series of mysterious radio broadcasts. The United States Government responds by dispatching a special forces team by boat to go to the last known location of the research vessel. The boat is attacked by an unknown fast-moving assailant and Roosevelt, one of the special forces team is knocked unconscious. He awakens in a Bathispher port next to wrecked Bathisphere with no idea how he got there. Can he find out where he is and his way back? Would you kindly like to know more? Download now to find out for yourself. Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy now button.

Rapture

Author: David Sosnowski

Publisher: Villard Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Angels

Page: 295

View: 6217

As a virus stalks America that causes its victims to sprout wings, Alexander "Zander" Wiles has great difficulty coping with the situation, until he meets angel therapist and author Cassie O'Connor, who helps him face his new world and teaches him how to fly. A first novel. 25,000 first printing.

Gears of War: Anvil Gate

Author: Karen Traviss

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 034551954X

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 746

Continuing the saga of the bestselling game series! With the Locust Horde apparently destroyed, Jacinto’s survivors have begun to rebuild human society on the Locusts’ stronghold. Raiding pirate gangs take a toll—but it’s nothing that Marcus Fenix and the Gears can’t handle. Then the nightmare that they thought they’d left behind begins to stalk them again. Something far worse, something even the Locust dreaded, has emerged to spread across the planet, and not even this remote island haven is beyond its reach. Gears and Stranded must fight side by side to survive their deadliest enemy yet, falling back on the savage tactics of another bloody siege—Anvil Gate. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Street Freak

A Memoir of Money and Madness

Author: Jared Dillian

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439181276

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 6507

Erroneously states "1st Touchstone hardcover edition" in paperback copy.

Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth

Author: Christopher Golden

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345529340

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 336

View: 796

The official novel of Naughty Dog’s award-winning videogame franchise! In the ancient world there was a myth about a king, a treasure, and a hellish labyrinth. Now the doors to that hell are open once again. Nathan Drake, treasure hunter and risk taker, has been called to New York City by the man who taught him everything about the “antiquities acquisition business.” Victor Sullivan needs Drake’s help. Sully’s old friend, a world-famous archaeologist, has just been found murdered in Manhattan. Dodging assassins, Drake, Sully, and the dead man’s daughter, Jada Hzujak, race from New York to underground excavations in Egypt and Greece. Their goal: to unravel an ancient myth of alchemy, look for three long-lost labyrinths, and find the astonishing discovery that got Jada’s father killed. It appears that a fourth labyrinth was built in another land and another culture—and within it lies a key to unmatched wealth and power. An army of terrifying lost warriors guards this underground maze. So does a monster. And what lies beyond—if Drake can live long enough to reach it—is both a treasure and a poison, a paradise and a hell. Welcome to The Fourth Labyrinth. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Gears of War 3

Author: Karen Traviss,Joshua Ortega,Pop Mhan

Publisher: Dc Comics

ISBN: 9781401236953

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 256

View: 580

Following the sinking of the Jacinto at the conclusion of Volume 2, the Gears have fled to the island of Vectes where they struggle to defend the last remnants of humankind from The Stranded and a new menace, The Lambent—a deadly, mutating lifeform . Collects issues #14-24 of Gears of War.

Bleak History

Author: John Shirley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416584269

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7625

CLASSIFIED: APPARENT SUPERNATURAL Subject: Gabriel Bleak. Status: Civilian. Paranormal skills: Powerful. Able to manipulate AS energies and communicate with UBEs (e.g. "ghosts" and other entities). Psychological profile: Extremely independent, potentially dangerous. Caution is urged.... As far as Gabriel Bleak is concerned, talking to the dead is just another way of making a living. It gives him the competitive edge to survive as a bounty hunter, or "skip tracer," in the psychic minefield known as New York City. Unfortunately, his gift also makes him a prime target. A top-secret division of Homeland Security has been monitoring the recent emergence of human supernaturals, with Gabriel Bleak being the strongest on record. If they control Gabriel, they'll gain access to the Hidden -- the entity-based energy field that connects all life on Earth. But Gabriel's got other ideas. With a growing underground movement called the Shadow Community -- and an uneasy alliance of spirits, elementals, and other beings -- Gabriel's about to face the greatest demonic uprising since the Dark Ages. But this time, history is not going to repeat itself. This time, the future is Bleak. Gabriel Bleak.

Crawlers

Author: John Shirley

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0307414841

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2517

In a secret government lab somewhere in Nevada, a young scientist cowers in darkness–waiting, listening, and calculating his chances of surviving the unspeakable carnage that has left him trapped and alone. Or almost alone. Soon after, a covert military operation “cleanses” all traces of a top-secret project gone horrifically wrong. Three years later, it begins again–when the quiet of a warm autumn night in a sleepy California town is shattered by a streak of light across the sky, the thunder of impact, and the unleashing of something insidious. Spreading, multiplying, and transforming everything in its path, this diabolical intelligence will not be denied until the townsfolk–and eventually, all living things–are conquered. Until they are all crawling. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.

God of War II

Author: Robert E. Vardeman

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345524756

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6068

All the majesty and mayhem of Greek mythology springs to life once more in the powerful second novel based on the bestselling and critically acclaimed God of War® franchise. Once the mighty warrior Kratos was a slave to the gods, bound to do their savage bidding. After destroying Ares, the God of War, Kratos was granted his freedom by Zeus—and even given the ousted god’s throne on Olympus. But the other gods of the pantheon didn’t take kindly to Kratos’s ascension and, in turn, conspired against him. Banished, Kratos must ally himself with the despised Titans, ancient enemies of the Olympians, in order to take revenge and silence the nightmares that haunt him. God of War II takes the videogame’s action to electrifying new heights, and adds ever more fascinating layers to the larger-than-life tale of Kratos.