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A return to the post-apocalyptic world of the Fallout universe is always welcome. Fallout 3 was such a phenomenal game that people were waiting anxiously for Fallout: New Vegas as soon as it was announced. While such enthusiasm was dampened a little when it was revealed that Bethesda was only publishing the game, and that Obsidian would be making it, people were still generally looking forward to it. I know I was.
I've been a trivia buff for many years now, but most of my video game trivia experience goes back many years, back when questions were randomly drawn from a question pool and inserted into the game. Soon, duplicate questions popped up and the games became very easy.
As readers of yesterday's review of Costume Quest already know (and judging by the number of views, that's not many of you), I'm starting up a video game review blog.
I know we generally despise how outsiders view us and our hobby, but sometimes they actually produce something interesting.
Should reviewers have some knowledge of the history of what they're reviewing? Even just a little? Enough to know that, for example, graphics in an FPS have moved beyond the Doom 2 stage?
I don't know where the time goes. Every time I vow to spend a little more time on the site, circumstances come up that keep me away.
There have been some great changes made to the GI site recently. Some of them may not be *that* new (I admit, I've been very intermittent in my visits to the site recently), but they're new to me. Either I just noticed them, or I noticed them a short time ago but just haven't had the time to compliment the designers and mention them here.
The length of games has been an issue for gamers for many years now, with people coming down on both sides of it.
Today's blog is a bit of a mish-mash. I don't have one specific topic I want to blog long about, but I have a few short ones.
How important is our identity online? Is it just another aspect of our "real life" identity, and equally important?