Sunday, 13 June 2010

Nuke the Strip!

It's E3 this week, so that means lots of video game ads! This latest shill for Fallout: New Vegas teases a second-chance city frothing with extermination arsenal. As a follow-up, it's more of a superplay tweaker than drastic overhaul - wasteland citizens are still traumatised lump folk, faces frozen in a damaged techno-mortis. It's a good job the franchise sells on post-apocalyptia, that way you can at least pretend the shuffling anti-animation is a result of a total human shellshock. Of course, precisely none of that matters when you're basement deep in a science outpost rooting around for laser-gun batteries; by then you're immersed and experiencing.

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