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Three Things That Make Fallout 3 Special

“I don’t want to set the world on fire,” the Ink Spots croon, but the truth is, I’ve just arrived outside Galaxy News Radio headquarters with every intention of detonating a nuclear warhead. When the Super Mutant Behemoth charges through the wreckage, bellowing, I’m ready. I take aim, then pull the trigger, letting… » 7/31/15 3:24pm 7/31/15 3:24pm

30 More Hours With Fallout 3, Which Is Still Damn Good

Seeing the reveal of Fallout 4 at E3, I found myself compelled to return to Bethesda’s first entry in the series, Fallout 3. There’s just something about it, a special kind of magic that few games have. Initially, I didn’t plan to spend much time with Fallout 3, but it sucked me in. Within two weeks, I’ve put more… » 7/27/15 10:31am 7/27/15 10:31am

The 10 Greatest Personality Tests in Science Fiction and Fantasy

By Katharine Trendacosta and Charlie Jane Anders. When you explore the darkest reaches of the space, you find out just who you really are. But why wait? Most science fiction heroes find out about their own inner psyches long before they ever leave home, thanks to the genre's huge range of personality tests. Why not… » 3/15/13 10:03am 3/15/13 10:03am

Fallout 3 Gives You the Glamorous Apocalypse

It's nearly dusk as you approach the abandoned supermarket, crouching behind a burned out hover-bus. You nearly make a mad dash to the entrance, dreaming of the food and medical supplies you might find inside. Then you notice the mutilated corpse chained up above the door. Raiders! Cautiously, you watch the parking… » 11/07/08 8:20am 11/07/08 8:20am

Post-Apocalyptic Videogames that Real-Life Terrorists Play

Here you can see some gorgeous concept art of a post-apocalyptic Washington, DC, recently released by the company making much-anticipated videogame Fallout 3. The art was so cool that it went viral in a way its creators never intended: It started showing up on Al Qaeda message boards as what you might call… » 6/02/08 10:05am 6/02/08 10:05am

Explore the Vast Capitol Wasteland of 2277 in Fallout 3

This concept art for Fallout 3, which we mentioned once before, shows Washington D.C. reduced to ashen rubble. The highly-anticipated sequel to the classic "wander the wasteland and have sex with mutant hookers" RPG is slated for a Fall 2008 multi-platform release. The story is not directly related to the one from… » 4/07/08 11:40am 4/07/08 11:40am