Bleak Fallout 3 Dazzles With Great Depression

Clive Thompson is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and a regular contributor to Wired and New York magazines. Here he gives an interesting perspective on Fallout 3:

"I finally made it down to Washington last week. When I emerged from the subway station, what did I see? Millions of cheering Obama fans filling the streets? Happy faces and optimism?

No, I was wandering around in Fallout 3 -- a very, very alternative version of Washington, D.C. In the game, the city has been pounded by a nuclear holocaust. The Washington Monument is half-ruined, the Capitol Building has its roof blown apart, and the streets are filled with bags of human parts, irradiated survivors and post-traumatic children wondering where their folks are."

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