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How BioShock Infinite Helped Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy Create Westworld

Since its debut, more than a few critics have pointed out that HBO's Westworld acts as a kind of commentary on modern gaming. The titular theme park bears a resemblance to open-world games like Grand Theft Auto or Skyrim, in which a player can wander around at their own pace, ... More »
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