Names have meaning, and the Bioshock games are no exception. Take, for example, Andrew Ryan, a variation of Ayn Rand, the objectivist philosopher on whose ideas Rapture was created. Or Atlas, of Greek myth who bore the weight of the skies, and who shrugged in Rand’s eponymous novel. In this article, I take a look at each of the names from Bioshock: Infinite and their significance in history.
Usually, I have a lot of fun gaming, that’s why I do it. Gaming is a relaxing, rewarding, challenging, experience all rolled up in one nice package. And actively playing a game is far better than passively watching a movie. But there are games, and evenings, that go straight into the toilet due to extremely frustrating events.
Assassin’s Creed 3 is a spectacular game. It not only refines every mechanic of the series, adding additional ones, but also does a great job capturing the essence of the 1750s-1780s. As Haytham and Connor, the player experiences events from the French and Indian War to the Battle of Yorktown, and tons in between. All of these are enjoyable, engaging and educational, as are the Animus Database Entries (somewhat off topic, does anyone know where these can be found in full text? They’d be useful as an educational resource).
In one of my first articles I wrote for GoozerNation, I discussed The Lone Gamer and the Decline of Local Multiplayer. With the announcement of the PS4, my fears for the death of the split screen couch co-op have deepened.
GoozerNation is starting a new writing contest beginning in March. The rules are pretty basic: write at least 300 original words on the topic of video games, send them to GoozerNation,* I will review it, and if it’s publishable,** I will put it online. You might be asking yourself, what’s in it for me...
Star Wars Pinball Review Featured
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a story for the ages was born. Since then, it has gone on to father items that cover all shades of the quality spectrum, from Return of the Jedi to Episode 1, Angry Birds Star Wars to the infamous Christmas Special. Now, Zen Studios brings it's high-quality pinball wizardry to the Star Wars franchise. Is this what will finally bring balance to the force, or is it a pile of bantha poo?
The Wii U has been struggling as of late. Even Nintendo has admitted sales haven’t been as high as they would like. So what went wrong? Is this just a fluke? Will the Wii U recover and bounce back? Will the PS4 and the next 360 come out the door and leave the Wii U in the dust? GoozerNation takes a look at some of the NPD’s and speculates on what it all means.
Gamers everywhere can relate to how frustrating games can be sometimes. All of us at one time or another have sworn at the TV, thrown controllers, and yet we will jump right back into the game and play some more. Do we all possess this motivation to finish games no matter how frustrating they are? GoozerNation, with the help of some Goozex members, looked at a few games and asked ourselves if they were worth it.