Tag: Bogost

Post-Apocalyptic Society

Fallout 3 is Bethesda Game Studios’ third installment in the Fallout series. Fallout takes place in the future, in a post-apocalyptic setting; while the first few installments were met with relative success, it was with Fallout 3 in 2008 that Bethesda really garnered attention for their games. Fallout 3 takes place in the post-apocalyptic wasteland in and around the D.C.-Metropolitan area, which shows the direct impact that a supposed Chinese nuclear war had on the Nation’s capitol. As a role playing game, Fallout 3 allows for the player to do whatever they please; while yes, there is a main quest/storyline, the player is free to make whatever decisions they want.… Read the rest

What Time is It? Journey Time

“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” -Don Williams, Jr. (1)

Ok friends, gather ’round. The time has come for us to talk about one of my personal fave and most inspirational games: Journey.

Ever since our early class discussions on Bogost’s numerous topics, Journey has naturally drifted back into my mind once more. Just a fair warning in advance: my love for this game is borderline unhealthy. I’ve lost track of how many times I have tried forcing encouraging people to play this gem; if I could, I would buy each person a PS3 just so they could play this game (but alas I am a poor college student).… Read the rest