Now Playing - July 2009

Fallout 3 (PC) I swore I would finish up a couple of game - I did. But, what happened instead?Fallout 3 went on sale on Steam a couple of weeks ago, and I couldn't pass it up. Now, I'm 48 hours into that and the few titles I was hoping to finish before starting something else haven't been touched since. To make matters worse I also picked up Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 and it's sequel Earned in Blood, when they were on sale, adding two more games to the pile. At this rate it's looking like I'm never going to finish another game - ever - and as proof of this concept, I bought the Dawn of War: Platinum Edition pack this morning. Please, Steam/Valve stop making it so easy to buy games. Fallout 3 I loved Oblivion when it came out so it's not too much of a surprise that I'm enjoying Fallout. It also helps that I've got a couple of friends playing at the same time, we've had a couple discussions which really highlight the many possible ways to play the game. Each of us have employed a different play style which has lead seeing the story progress differently. Ultimately, the main game story line leads to the same place (which is tweaked a bit with the addition of the Broken Steal add-on) but, it's nice to see a few of the paths to get there. Fallout 3 I purchased the PC version of the game and just before starting it I looked around the internet hoping to find some sort of journal style add-on so I could have the game keep track of what was going on. The idea was to keep a log of sorts here on the site as I played through. I wasn't able to find one unfortunately so, that never happened. Anyway, even as I'm closing in on the end of the main story line Bethesda has just released the fifth (and final?) add-on, Mothership Zeta. I really want to check that out but, I'm not really happy with having to buy the downloadable content from Games for Windows Live. It's the "Microsoft Points" I just can't stand the thought of using them. I've never even bought any add-ons from the 360 Live service. Hopefully, when the Game of the Year edition of Fallout 3 is released on Steam we'll be giving access to the DLC either for free or through Steam itself at a discounted price. Of course, I've got a bunch of other games I should be playing before I even thing about starting on the DLC. update Forgot to mention, I also picked up Men of War last weekend.