Ken Levine A Candidate For TIME's "Most Influential People"
No matter how you slice it, this is quite the accomplishment.
TIME's illustrious and prestigious list of the 100 Most Influential People consist of household names. This year, one of those names is Irrational Games founder and Bioshock creator, Ken Levine. He's the only member of the video game industry to make the list, which also includes president Barack Obama, Lady Gaga, and - brace yourselves - the hacking group, Anonymous (who, by the way, have said they're going to "shut down the Internet on March 31").
Anyway, here's TIME's entry for Levine:
"In 2007, Levine gave us BioShock, a dystopian game that folded Ayn Rand, psychological egoism and laissez-faire capitalism into a mind-bending first-person shooter. It was a masterpiece that helped spark the 'games as art' debate. 'When nothing matters but the market, whenever you make anything everything, you have horror,' Levine explained at the time. His propensity to elevate the conversation makes the designer one of gaming's luminaries. Expect him to challenge players again with a sequel, Bioshock Infinite, due out this fall."
Voting will continue through April 6. If you'd like to view the full list, feel free. It's an interesting selection and one that should make gamers proud.
3/29/2012 8:49:58 PM Ben Dutka