Game around DC

Photo courtesy of
‘DC Meetups – 09-03-22 – Your Move’
courtesy of ‘mosley.brian’

It’s been going on a year since the Metro was festooned with ads for Fallout 3, a post-apocalypse game set in the DC region. Apparently The Conduit doesn’t have the same sort of ad budget since it released a few days ago without any sign of it around our mass transit. But if you want to run around a digital District looking for information about an alien conspiracy and happen to own a Wii perhaps you want to pick this one up.

It’s presumably less depressing than Fallout 3 since everything isn’t a destroyed wasteland. As a bonus, the enemy is named the Drudge. It’s unclear if there’s another group in the game called the Politico that runs around desperately trying to get the Drudge to link to them. I’m hoping that the Drudge wear a silly hat, at least.

If you’ve played the game please chime in and let us know how it is as a representation of DC. You know how much we love to drone on about representations of our fair city.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


2 thoughts on “Game around DC

  1. To be fair, there’s not much thats really depressing about Fallout 3- yes, the city (and most of the rest of them, presumably) have been destroyed, but humanity continues. Its actually quite the game, deserving of the armfuls of awards it picked up.

    …I do wish, however, that the ’24’ style jokes had been around for Fallout’s version of DC- most people would never know the differance, but… lets just say you don’t want to try finding your way around town by your own knowledge of downtown. ;)

  2. I played Fallout3 about halfway through and and considering commenting on it. However the game does place the big war at least 20+ years in our future so it seems unfair to kvetch about things like the odd metro layout.

    Yes, we know that it would take about 20 years for WMATA to -actually- do something like add an escalator, much less move tunnels, but that seems like reaching.