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Sep
08

Fallout 1, free – play this game now

Gametap, an online subscription based video game service has added another game to their free lineup – and given the timing, this is one you really should not miss.

One of the better games released in the last 15 years, Fallout is a post apocalyptic RPG allowing the player absolute freedom over their character and what direction the adventure takes. Basically, everything Bethesda have promised for Fallout 3 is here, so don’t let it’s age put you off.

If you have not played this game, and have access to a PC – do yourself a favour and download it. Sure it’ll take a bit of your time and effort to navigate your way through GameTap, but this is a great opportunity to psych yourself up for Fallout 3. 

 

Fallout on GameTap – via Kotaku

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Playing on Playstation 3

Red Dead Revolver - I paid about $1000 for my launch model PS3, so I guess it's time I get some use out of that emotion chip crammed inside. I remember Red Dead Revolver looking rather good when it was released, and despite the low resolution and odd blurring (that I attribute to playing on a HD set) the game holds up well. It looks good despite these graphical limitations because the art direction is so precise and awesome. And it isn't just the art direction, the music, dialogue and set design (for some reason, set seems a more fitting word than level) all work in tandem to recreate an iconic Wild West atmosphere. Red Dead Revolver doesn’t aim to recreate life in the Wild West, it allows our imagination to take over and populates the locale with legendary men and their legendary stories.

Playing on iPhone

edge - Well I never thought I'd consider playing a game on iPhone as actually gaming, but edge has turned me around. The game is built for the iPhone. Sure, it could be ported, but the elegance of what has been created is astounding, it boggles the mind and makes me wonder what amazing gems we'd receive if current gen consoles weren't clones of eachother.

Playing on PC

Sins of a Solar Empire, Demigod, Generals - Zero Hour - It may be a temporary effect as I slowly reintroduce the PC into my gaming diet, but it seems every title I’m excited to play on the platform is either a strategy game, or a cheap indie game. PC gaming isn’t dead, it’s just restricted to titles that require complex input or a pointing device, and games that couldn't be developed or distributed on other platforms. I guess that’s part of the reason the AppStore is so far a success, there were a lot of indie devs stuck on PC for lack of a better alternative.
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