Fallout 3: A Game Designed to Distract its Players

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The Lone Wanderer emerging from Vault 101.

The year is 2277, 200 years after the Great War that brought the entire world to its knees. You emerge from Vault 101, an underground survival bunker, into the Capital Wasteland. You’re blinded by the sunlight as you make your way downhill to take in the landscape. A post-apocalyptic, radiation-riddled Washington, D.C. greets you.

This is the setting of Fallout 3. In a universe where the Cold War never ended, and where resource wars drove world powers to the breaking point, world-war was imminent. Finally, on October 23, 2077, the bombs fell. Continue reading “Fallout 3: A Game Designed to Distract its Players”