Fallout: The beginning of a beautifully miserable world

War; War Never Changes Fallout is a futuristic turn-based role playing game set in a post-apocalyptic world. While that statement may seem bland and uninspired, the game itself is not. Created by Interplay Productions and released in 1997, Fallout has been the jumping off point for a series of games with deep, rich world building and stories. The game itself is well constructed and, while technically shallow by today’s standards, still extremely enjoyable in its own right. When I say technically shallow, I do not mean that the game is simplistic or even easy. Far from it. Combat is turn-based, with

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The Shadow Rising – The Wheel of Time, Book 4

Enter the Fremen… Er… Aiel With Callandor secure and Rand’s identity established, The Shadow Rising starts off with the group gathered in Tear. As usual, they will soon go in various directions following their own paths, but they will not all regroup by the end of this book. Here is where Robert Jordan begins his sprawling epic in earnest. Rand, Mat, Moiraine and Egwene travel to the Wastes, home of the Aiel. They do so together, but for differing purposes. Theirs is the main thrust of the book, introducing a new land and a deeper look at its people, the

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Quick Takes: Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

Samurai Dark Souls! FROM Software, developers of the Dark Souls series, recently put their newest IP on display in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, and from early trailers and discussion, it appears to be deeply ingrained in their previous success while still diving off to be unique in it’s own way. From translations and trailers, the story seems to revolve around a lone samurai who loses both an arm and a young lord that he was tasked to protect, and wakes up in an old temple with a “prosthetic” arm (it’s an arm and hand bones with things attached to it.

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Quick Takes: Fallout 76

Help rebuild society or nuke it again. With E3 upon us and game companies doling out tidbits of news for hungry fans, I thought I could do a quick take on some of the things that popped out to me from the conference. Since I am a huge Fallout and Bethesda fan, I figured I would start with the new Fallout game, Fallout 76. So, Fallout 76… Set in the earliest time since the bombs dropped in the Fallout universe, you are in West Virginia in, appropriately, Vault 76. For anyone familiar with the series, this is a Vault intended

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