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<p>BioShock’s not a game that’s easily forgotten, yet there’s more buried beneath its gorgeously moody seas than you know. And never mind nostalgia: if you didn’t play it at the time, it’s just as intriguing, thrilling and relevant now as ever. Politically, perhaps more so. Still waters run deep, and in BioShock, you’re in very deep water…</p><p>Whether you’re new to BioShock or a fan of the franchise, you can now stream BioShock Remastered on NVIDIA SHIELD with a GeForce NOW membership ($7.99 a month and free to try out for one month). BioShock 2 Remastered is also available to purchase via GeForce NOW for 75% off its regular full price for a limited time, and comes with an additional free key to download the game on PC.</p><p>Coincidence or conspiracy?It all starts in 1960 with a terrifying plane crash into the Atlantic, within sight of a mysterious lighthouse that leads – via bathysphere – to the secretive ocean-floor city of Rapture. As the sole survivor, Jack, you discover a decaying utopia that destroyed itself two years earlier. The few survivors are mostly insane, hostile and deeply creepy. But what’s going on with the city’s creator, billionaire Andrew Ryan? Who is Atlas, the resistance leader who guides you via radio? And how, exactly, is your miraculous appearance in Rapture connected to it all? The answers remain as fresh today as a decade ago (we won’t spoil them), and if you already have know the ending, take another look – it’s amazing what you see second time around.</p>Why’s it called Rapture?<p>It’s got nothing to do with the Rapture ‘Everybody’s Gone To’. Instead, it’s a reference to the ‘rapture of the deep’ – nitrogen narcosis, a condition that affects deep sea divers. It’s a kind of drunken madness that leads to everything from laughter and over-confidence to hallucinations and death. It’s a fitting name for this grand, failed utopia, as the semi-sane survivors make increasingly clear. For the full story, make sure to search out each and every Audio Log.</p><p>Was it ahead of its time?There’s a lot of politics beneath BioShock’s surface, but don’t let that put you off. It’s built into everything you do – and while many games look hopelessly dated in today’s fast-changing world, BioShock only seems more relevant, more incisive and more important. It’s all about your central moral choices.</p><p>Creator Andrew Ryan builds Rapture on Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism, which says selfish grasping is moral and poor people are parasites. She most famously explored it in her novel Atlas Shrugged, which reviews noted was ‘almost perfect in its immorality’ and ‘shot through with hatred’. Time magazine wasn’t sure if it was a novel or a nightmare. This is the world you descend into in BioShock…</p><p>Evidence? Andrew Ryan is an anagram of Ayn Rand, while US Republican Paul Ryan (now Trump’s Speaker of the House) is a lifelong Rand admirer who’s given speeches to The Atlas Society. Furthermore, there’s a statue of Atlas outside New York’s Rockefeller Centre, the art deco skyscraper that inspired the game’s style. But while oil baron Rockefeller was America’s first billionaire, he saw great value in philanthropy. Will you follow Ryan’s philosophy, or Rockefeller’s? It greatly affects the outcome.</p><p>Dive deeper and you also find references to George Orwell’s 1984, Richard Condon’s The Manchurian Candidate and classic sci-fi flick Logan’s Run, too.</p><p>Why is there fire coming out of my arm?Despite knowing that Plasmids cause addiction, madness and death, the good capitalists of Rapture sold the superpowers to everyone. You, as Jack, can use them to shoot fire, electricity, sonic booms and swarms of insects; stir up cyclones; hypnotize or turn enemies against each other; create fake hologram targets; freeze enemies solid, or manipulate gravity itself. If all your gaming weapons have been guns and grenades of late, a return to Rapture is a beautiful treat.</p><p>What’s with the little girls?With Rapture’s science unchecked by morality, Dr. Brigid Tenenbaum was able to not only develop DNA-manipulating Plasmids that created superpowers, but implant the sea slugs which provide the raw material in the best incubators – very young girls. These hosts became the Little Sisters, and you can either save them or fatally ‘harvest’ them in exchange for a greater reward. Note that Tenenbaum, whose conscience has finally woken up, will have strong reactions to your choices.</p>BioShock and BioShock 2 are now available on NVIDIA SHIELD via GeForce NOW. A GeForce NOW membership is free to try out for one month, just $7.99 a month after that, with certain premium titles available to purchase separately including BioShock 2.
The soul of creationAnd then she laughed in spite of herself. It sounded so like an echo of Miss Cornelia.
Anne, in the months before Little Jem's coming, had pored diligently over several wise volumes, and pinned her faith to one in especial, "Sir Oracle on the Care and Training of Children." Sir Oracle implored parents by all they held sacred never to talk "baby talk" to their children. Infants should invariably be addressed in classical language from the moment of their birth. So should they learn to speak English undefiled from their earliest utterance. "How," demanded Sir Oracle, "can a mother reasonably expect her child to learn correct speech, when she continually accustoms its impressionable gray matter to such absurd expressions and distortions of our noble tongue as thoughtless mothers inflict every day on the helpless creatures committed to their care? Can a child who is constantly called `tweet itty wee singie' ever attain to any proper conception of his own being and possibilities and destiny?"
<p>This week in our ongoing Apple Arcade weekly update series of articles, there's actually not a whole lot of updates to report about. However, we do have two new games to discuss, one of which we can expect to see this Friday.</p>lumen<p>The game we can expect to see this week is lumen from Lykkegaard Europe Limited who you might be familiar with from their previous Apple Arcade title tint. lumen is a puzzle game where you'll discover a mysterious antique box that belonged to Mrs Olivia MacLumen, a renowned Scottish inventor.</p><p>The stories of all her inventions are stored in film frames and it'll be up to you to restore them. To do so, you'll need to make use of light, lenses and mirrors to correctly recreate the frames. Each time you complete a level you'll unlock another frame in the film about Mrs MacLumen.</p>Sp!ng<p>Elsewhere, we've also received details about a game that will be arriving on Apple Arcade in the future. It's called Sp!ng and it's been developed by SMG Studio. It's a physics-based puzzler that promises to be both a challenging and calming experience.</p><p>The aim of the game is pretty straightforward, collect gems and avoiding crashing into walls using a cosmic ball that is moved using one-touch controls. There are over 150 levels to make your way through that sport different art styles and themes to keep everything visually intriguing.</p>Butter Royale<p>Mighty Bear Games' multiplayer title Butter Royale has received a sizeable update in the last week. So much so, that Olly covered everything you can expect from it in a recent article.</p>Rayman Mini<p>Finally, a small update has arrived in the runner Rayman Mini that introduces daily challenges for players to tackle. It also sees the return of the villain Mr Dark.</p><p>The above games are either available now over on Apple Arcade or will be soon. It is a subscription service that costs $4.99 per month. For more information on other games that are available in its extensive library, check out our dedicated hub page.</p>Definitive list of EVERY Apple Arcade game available, what you need to know about them, and which ones to play
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Or to turn white and swoon at tragic shows;"I must go and see it. I just love babies," said Anne, smiling to herself over a thought too dear and sacred to be put into words.
<p>[Due to huge response to our promotion - and by popular demand - we've opened up a new allocation of tickets. Note that these are strictly limited and will be available for 2 days only. This article was originally published on our sister site PocketGamer.biz]</p><p>When we can, we like to give a little back to this industry of ours.</p><p>But this time the summer sun may have gone to our heads because, for the next 5 days only, we’re offering MIGHTY discounts specifically for a limited number of developers looking to attend PG Connects San Francisco!</p>Developer passes…<p>…for the 2-day show to you ARE JUST $100 PER TICKET (usually $300) - this includes access to ALL conference tracks, both expos, the epic after party, and lunch boxes on both days!</p>Simply use code SUMMERDEV when booking.Developer Showcase Table…<p>…for the 2 days IS ONLY $350 PER TABLE (usually $900) - this includes a meeting table, 4 chairs, power socket, and 2 Developer Passes. The Showcase Table is placed within the I Love Indie Showcase expo hall and offers the following features & benefits:</p>Showcase your game to the mobile & tablet games industryMeet potential publishers, partners, and distributorsMeet games industry journalists + bloggers/vloggers and gain on-the-spot feedback for your game(s)Meet and network with other developers and peersSimply use code SUMMERSHOW when booking.
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<p>We loved Lost in Harmony quite a lot when it came out on iOS a few weeks ago, calling it a "A beautiful, sad, sometimes brilliant game."</p><p>You can now also get the game from the Play Store today, February 4th. This date wasn't chosen at random as it is World Cancer Day, a theme that is at the center of the game's story.</p><p>On Android, you'll be able to experience the first four chapters for free. You'll have to fork out £2.99 in order to get the rest of the story and get access to the user generated content part of the game.</p><p>Specific content will also be included in the game to raise more awareness for World Cancer Day.</p>
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