A Video Game Is An Exploded, Perfect Archive

And All Players are Laboring Historians

Historians, probably
Historians, probably

Becoming a historian is easier than you might think. In the world of Rapture, there’s no need for specialized training, or years of study. Audience questions that are really comments or Reviewer #3’s self-serving criticisms won’t be obstacles in your way. And while there’s no danger of red rot or shelf dust getting all over your hands, there is some legwork involved. But once you’ve found all 122 audio diaries scattered across Bioshock’s battered and leaking Art Deco metropolis – well, then the achievement is yours! Sit back an enjoy your newfound status; tenure and sweet C-SPAN speaking gigs are just around the corner.

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