Fallout 3! One of my favorite games of all time.
You start out being born in an underground vault and spend the first few hours growing up. Once you become an adult, you find out that your dad left. So, you get into a fight with the overseer and then head out on you own.
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What is it about video games that make us so addicted to them?
Video Games: A form of media that used to be exclusive to people labeled as “geeks” or “nerds”. People who were playing pong on their Atari’s in their bedrooms were considered un-cool. Since then, gaming has exploded into the mass media and just about everybody plays games in one form or another. So, why the shift in popularity?
Fallout 3 was the first fallout game I played, and I was immediately sucked in. The game is huge with lots to do and the freedom to do it the way you want to.
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The game takes place in the remains of the nation’s capital after a nuclear holocaust. I describe the style as if the U.S. never advanced past the 50s socially but technologically advanced much past what we have in real life. It’s “Retro-future”. The computer terminals look like they run MS-DOS but everything is nuclear powered, and there are robots called “Mr. Handy” floating around with very intelligent AI. I like it a lot.
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