Fallout 3 is exactly the kind of game that’ll trap me for days or even weeks. I know I’m coming late to this but the early hype on Fallout: New Vegas got me worked up and the Game of the Year Edition was too good a value to pass up. The setting is just so damned cleaver in that “Why didn’t I think of that” way. Take a 1950’s vision of the future, convenient and self-righteous, and do horrible things to it, famine, plague and war.

And it’s got me on a level. That the problems I face in Postapocalyptia, radiation, mutation, raiders and slavers, are easier to solve than the problems I face in the real world. It’s a whole lot easier to fight my way though the Enclave’s base than it will be to get last year’s taxes straightened out.

Ah well, I should suck it up and face reality. After I finish this level…

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