Now that I'm out of college, people are always asking me, "Do you have a job lined up?" If I had a nickel for every time I heard that question or others like it, I wouldn't need a job in the first place. Most of the time, I work with web design and copywriting for a handful of other websites and businesses outside of the gaming industry (from fitness blogs to apartment rental services), but I'll often say I have my own video game website that I write for and strive to make a name in the video game industry, somehow, some way. It's then that people kinda smirk or cock an eyebrow and look at me strange. "Right, so what are you really gonna do for work?"
Can you remember the last time you bought a physical copy of a PC game? Personally, I can't, though the latest of the only two physical games I have in my possession is dated 2010. With the likes of Steam, GOG, Origin, and a bunch of other digital retailers, buying games from all eras has become easier than ever. However, what was once considered convenience has now become a pox upon the wallets of a once proud and grateful race: the PC gamer.
Despite both Battlefield 4 and SimCity being out for a while, Electronic Arts apparently still feels the need to defend itself from criticism due to the terrible launches of both products. However, this latest appeal to the Internet had me scratching my head as EA CEO Andrew Wilson responded with this little gem: "Building games is very hard... when you push innovation, you miss other things." I just... I can't even.
So I'm a Fallout fanboy. What of it? Like any warm-blooded American, I like games with an awesome story, ridiculous amounts of gore, and sassy characters. Throw in a nuclear Armageddon and retro-futuristic elements and I'm sold. The biggest aspect that seals the deal for me on this title, however, are the quotes. Insightful, dark, and, at times, humorous and quirky, it's the people and their sayings that make me almost wish to live in a world as vast and desolate as the Capital Wasteland.