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January 30, 2009

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Todd Bryant

There was a review from Wired about about Fallout 3 where the writer found himself comparing the very dark images from the game with the identical locations in real life DC. He argued it gave the game greater impact. http://www.wired.com/gaming/gamingreviews/commentary/games/2009/01/gamesfrontiers_0126

Bryan Alexander

Todd, is it this one, from Clive Thompson:
http://tinyurl.com/bn6bzj ?

"When I emerged from Tenleytown Station, I knew what it was supposed to look like: a bustling city scene of briefcase-toting wonks, trucks delivering packages, people buying coffee at corner stores. When I visited the location in Fallout 3, I saw nothing but the rusting hulk of a bombed-out blue car, with smoke billowing over the buckled asphalt and buildings as brittle as fall leaves.

I actually began playing a grim sort of game-within-the-game: Every time I found myself in a recognizable location -- like the D.C. suburb of Chevy Chase, Maryland -- I'd google some images of it on my computer to compare the lively reality versus the nightmarescape of Fallout 3..."

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