History Videogame / BioShock1

15th Apr '18 5:12:05 PM Zuxtron
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* CurbStompBattle: Early in the game your first encounter with a Big Daddy is when a Leadhead Splicer hits a Little Sister with [[PistolWhipping his Pistol]], [[PapaWolf enraging the Bouncer]] above him on the ledge. Said Bouncer then proceeds to leap down and [[ThisIsADrill smack the splicer and bore into his gut with its drill]] before promptly [[WindowPain smashing him head-first repeatedly into a bulletproof glass window]] until he smashes through it, leaving the corpse hanging over the wall. This is to illustrate exactly why you don't screw with a Little Sister before taking care of the big daddy.

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* CurbStompBattle: Early in the game your first encounter with a Big Daddy is when a Leadhead Splicer hits a Little Sister with [[PistolWhipping his Pistol]], [[PapaWolf enraging the Bouncer]] above him on the ledge. Said Bouncer then proceeds to leap down and [[ThisIsADrill smack the splicer and bore into his gut with its drill]] before promptly [[WindowPain smashing him head-first repeatedly into a bulletproof glass window]] window until he smashes through it, leaving the corpse hanging over the wall. This is to illustrate exactly why you don't screw with a Little Sister before taking care of the big daddy.
15th Mar '18 5:42:16 PM rjd1922
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* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: Seemingly unintentional, but the bathysphere station in Apollo Heights has a glass ceiling with an unobstructed view of the city above despite being located below the concrete tram lines.
12th Mar '18 5:15:36 PM nombretomado
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''Bioshock'' and its sequels, ''VideoGame/Bioshock2'' and ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite''[[note]] Console users get a PC port of ''Infinite''[[/note]], received an UpdatedRerelease in ''[=BioShock=]: The Collection'' for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows in September, 2016. It includes the all of the singleplayer content in exclusives and DownloadableContent, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen the Museum of Orphaned Concepts]], a developer commentary called '' Imagining [=BioShock=]'', and an upgrade to 1080p resolution and 60 fps on all platforms.

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''Bioshock'' and its sequels, ''VideoGame/Bioshock2'' and ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite''[[note]] Console users get a PC port of ''Infinite''[[/note]], received an UpdatedRerelease in ''[=BioShock=]: The Collection'' for PlayStation 4, UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows in September, 2016. It includes the all of the singleplayer content in exclusives and DownloadableContent, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen the Museum of Orphaned Concepts]], a developer commentary called '' Imagining [=BioShock=]'', and an upgrade to 1080p resolution and 60 fps on all platforms.
11th Mar '18 4:27:32 PM rjd1922
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* CouldntFindAPen: Interesting variation occurs with two bodies tied to chairs, encased in a block of ice in the freezers near Peach Wilkins, with the wall behind them full of bulletholes and empty shell casings scattered around. Apparently, one of them didn't die immediately, and managed to write in the frost on the floor [[spoiler: "IT WAS F"]] before he died.

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* CouldntFindAPen: Interesting variation occurs with two bodies tied to chairs, encased in a block of ice in the freezers near Peach Wilkins, with the wall behind them full of bulletholes bullet holes and empty shell casings scattered around. Apparently, one of them didn't die immediately, and managed to write in the frost on the floor [[spoiler: "IT [[spoiler:"IT WAS F"]] before he died.died.
* CreatorCameo: Ken Levine voices the Circus of Values clown and Cohen's disciple Martin Finnegan, while concept artist Mauricio Tejerina voices the El Ammo Bandito machine.
10th Mar '18 12:59:32 PM rjd1922
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** "Paparazzi" didn't come into use in the English speaking world until TheSeventies. It's also plural, not singular as the gossip-rag cameraman uses it. [[note]]The correct term would be Paparazzo.[[/note]]

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** "Paparazzi" didn't come into use in the English speaking world until TheSeventies. It's also plural, not singular as the gossip-rag cameraman uses it. [[note]]The correct masculine term would be Paparazzo.[[/note]]
20th Feb '18 12:54:40 AM AdamC
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** Levine's critique of Objectivism is intended to apply reductio ad absurdum to its ideas, i.e. showing what could happen if that society was actually erected. So Andrew Ryan created a Libertarian utopia beneath the sea running on free enterprise but essentially Rapture and its ideology ''works'' or is shown to work. Andrew Ryan builds a functional society and it actually does provide what it advertised to its citizes (i.e. a haven for the talented special people to do as they pleased). What made it fail was not the contradictions or flaws in its ideology but the fact that it was deliberately subverted by the evil Frank Fontaine, and about the only ideological critique is that the government didn't anticipate or prepare itself to protect itself from Fontaine. Essentially, Objectivism works in Rapture and would have worked had Fontaine not arrived, which isn't an actual critique or deconstruction of Randian ideas at all.

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** Levine's critique of Objectivism is intended to apply reductio ad absurdum to its ideas, i.e. showing what could happen if that society was actually erected. So Andrew Ryan created a Libertarian utopia beneath the sea running on free enterprise but essentially Rapture and its ideology ''works'' or The issue is that while it is shown to work. Andrew Ryan builds a functional society and it actually does provide what it advertised to its citizes (i.e. a haven for the talented special people to do as they pleased). What made it fail was not the contradictions or flaws in its ideology but the fact that it was deliberately subverted by the evil Frank Fontaine, and about the only ideological critique is that the government didn't anticipate or prepare itself to protect itself from Fontaine. Essentially, Objectivism works in Rapture and this system would have worked had problems in practice (immediately forming an exploited and tormented underclass), the source of the city's downfall were partly because of Ryan being a hypocrite who betrayed his own ideology and the presence of the violent thug Frank Fontaine not arrived, which isn't an actual critique or (who, admittedly, became successful by exploiting problems the city already had). Because no one is strictly adhering to Objectivist philosophy, it's hard to really call the story a deconstruction of Randian ideas at all. its faults.
15th Feb '18 4:42:11 PM Digital_Utopia
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**"Now, would you kindly find a [[VideoGame/HalfLife crowbar]] or something?"
9th Feb '18 3:31:58 PM rjd1922
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* ObscuredSpecialEffects: Due to time and budget limitations, the only characters who have unique models are Ryan and Cohen; other characters like Atlas and Tenenbaum simply use re-skinned splicer models, hidden by either being kept in the dark or being kept at a distance.

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* ObscuredSpecialEffects: Due to time and budget limitations, the only characters who have unique models are Ryan and Cohen; Cohen (not counting [[spoiler:Fontaine's OneWingedAngel form]]); other characters like Atlas and Tenenbaum simply use re-skinned splicer models, hidden by either being kept in the dark or being kept at a distance.
5th Feb '18 10:02:47 PM Hommeng
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* HarmfulHealing: One audio diary mentions that when experimenting with Little Sisters, often a broken bone had to be broken and reset as many as ''dozens'' of times before the doctors got it right. The BlessedWithSuck part is that Little Sisters can still feel pain.
25th Jan '18 5:41:40 PM Digital_Utopia
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** Others would point out that real life also advocates selflessness, but acquiring wealth and power is almost always a lot easier if you only care about your own interests.
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