September 2010

Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Gameplay Trailer)

As the release of Eidos Montreal’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution edges near, E3 2010 was honored with the latest trailer of the third installment in the award-winning and pioneering Deus Ex series. While previous trailers have been entirely teasers, full of content to provide background and backstory, this most recent trailer is the first to feature in-game footage.With roughly six months left until the game’s release, it’s highly possible that what was shown in the trailer will be what Deus Ex: Human Revolution actually looks like.

Fallout 3: "The Best Game Ever"

According to my middle sister Lola, Fallout 3 is “the best game ever” (despite her fiancee’s eye roll.). Here is why.

What is Fallout 3?

Fallout 3 is a post-apocalyptic role playing game/action game where you assume the role of “that kid from Vault 101.” So you basically survive a nuclear war, with the Russians, I think, or everybody, really. People stay in these vaults to protect themselves from radiation from the war. You find out that you are originally from the vault and you go in search of your dad, who is on a mission to bring purified water to the Wastelands, which is actually called Project Purity. Your dad is Liam Neeson, by the way, which is awesome.

Dressed to Impress: Great Atmosphere Games

Most early video games made their homes in coin-op arcades, so they really couldn't get away with long introductions or lingering atmosphere. They were designed to eat quarters and deliver the product to players as quickly and frequently as possible. Pop in the token, press the Start button, play the game. This same process was echoed in PC and console games for years. Only role playing games ever took the time to set the tone or unload some exposition. When 32-bit gaming came around, hardware finally had enough power to devote to atmosphere. Cinematic video games were born.