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Let’s Talk About Game Length

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When I was younger and talked to friends about games I was often asked the question that would come up regularly, “how long is it?” If I followed up, “well, not that long bu…” I would usually have lost their interest and they would dismiss the game entirely despite me possibly recommending the game whole heartily. In this article I wanted to explore the topic of game length and give some personal thoughts.

As I’ve grown older I went through a few phases with my perception of game length. When I was very young without a care in the world and I messed around on the Amstrad and the Mega Drive, I didn’t care diddly squat about game length. I was small and just happy to mess around with this fascinating medium. To quote Dylan Moran from a a episode of the hilarious Black Books TV show, “He looks surprised, all children look surprised, the world is new to them.” This was absolutely me as a youngster everything just amazed me. I wasn’t allowed to play games for extensive lengths of time because my dad did accounts on the Amstrad computer and I was interested in other things like rocks and bugs. When I did game I didn’t care about length, I didn’t care about completing the game I was just having fun. I rarely would finish a game because I was young and pretty dumb, this probably pleased my parents as it meant that they didn’t have to buy a whole lot of new games.

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Written by jamalais

May 31, 2016 at 11:00 am

The Making of Fallout New Vegas

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Many of you are probably as psyched and Jam was to hear about the announcement of Fallout 4.  Many consider the true Fallout series developers were creators Black Isle Studios (Fallout and Fallout 2 on PC), which is why fans appreciated Fallout 3 but were more psyched for Fallout New Vegas.  Developed by Obsidian Entertainment, largely made up of former Black Isle members, Fallout New Vegas was more like the original Fallout titles adapted to the newer and more shiny Fallout 3 engine.  The limited edition of the game contained many fun items, some you care about and some you don’t.  Of those, the most interesting is a bonus disc chronicling the development of Obisidan’s new take on the post apocalyptic wasteland and more importantly Las Vegas in that land.  Above is the 8-part, almost an hour documentary on Fallout New Vegas.

Written by Fred Rojas

June 14, 2015 at 10:38 am