Around the Web: GOTD Edition


It’s that time of the century again; the time when the usual “Game of the Year” lists are supplanted by even more daunting “Game of the Decade” lists.

Crispy Gamer is taking a sporty approach to it all, throwing many of the decade’s best games into a tournament bracket and letting fans vote to decide the winners of each round. Oblivion and Fallout 3 are both in the running for round two…head here to vote.

As for more traditional lists, the always-entertaining Onion A.V. Club included Fallout 3 in its picks for the 15 best games of the decade. Paste Magazine also found a place for both Oblivion and Fallout 3 in its “20 Best Games of the Decade” article.

In addition to the end-of-decade cheer, we’re also about to enter the holiday season. Even in these economic times, people are going to expect you to buy them things. Why not skip all the pain of last-minute shopping, and give the value-minded gift of GOTY? Big Download, Skewed & Reviewed, Villaingaming and GameFocus all recommend Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition for your loved ones. X-Play and Kotaku both suggest grabbing Fallout 3 DLC. Along with toothbrushes and gum, they make great stocking stuffers.

Turning away from lists and guides for a moment, Bitmob’s “I Live in Fallout 3” takes another look at how close Fallout 3’s version of Washington D.C. is to the real thing. The article’s D.C.-based author, Daniel Sims, thinks it’s pretty close:  “So how accurately does Fallout 3 portray the D.C. metro area? In my opinion, much more accurately than expected.”

On a cerebral note, modder Taekwan Kim recently published a Gamasutra blog post called “What Fallout Has To Say,” examining the underlying message of the original post-apocalyptic game. Spoiler: it has little to do with shredding ghoul faces.

Finally, teacosy616’s monumental Fallout 3 “Enclave Airship” mod (pictured above) was passed around the office this week, eliciting an “Oh, that rocks” from Todd. Indeed it does.

Reader Comments

  1. Fallout 3 vs Half Life seems a little sticky, I’m all over FO3 but Half-Life has a large, religious following. Oblivion VS Bejewled, oh the suspense is killing me… some of the matchups are rather foolish. Personally I feel that Morrowind was much more innovative (and for me more immersive) than Oblivion, but Oblivion had more mainstream commercial success. Anyhow good luck to ya!