I like the Fallout series, and I like Oblivion, so I'm really looking forward to Fallout 3. Here are some developments.
First, we finally have gameplay footage of Fallout 3, which fills me with delight for two reasons: (1) the footage is spectacular (make sure to check out both the gameplay stuff and the delightful fallout-style intro footage), and (2) the disFunctional Fallout Fanboy Faction continues to rampage, even at a sensible blog like Rock, Paper, Shotgun. The blogger's edits of some of the posts are hilarious. (Example: "The criticisms about the dead surroundings are doing my head in. ITS A NUCLEAR WASTELAND. [I am surprised at people’s reactions].")
Second, there will be additional downloadable content, at least for the PC and X-Box. How are you going to feel special without that?
Third, South Australia Michael Atkinson writes a really remarkably long response to someone justifying his efforts to prevent mature games from being approved for Australian market. In short, his theory seems to be that (1) over-18 people like mature games, but (2) so do adolescents, and (3) he doesn't see how the mature people will keep the kids in the house from playing the games, so (4) the government should prevent them from being sold.
This is quintessential won't-anyone-think-of-the-chiiiiiiiildrun nanny-state thinking. Kids also tend to be highly interested in alcohol, violent movies, smokes, pornography, etc. Why isn't Atkinson arguing that since it's impossible to keep that stuff out of the hands of your house's rug rats, it ought not be sold? Or has he just not gotten around to it yet?
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