Growing up a Nintendo boy, I never paid much attention to anything that went onto PC, and my knowledge of PC gaming began and ended with Starcraft. As I got older and gave myself the luxury of having more than one console, I began to discover new and amazing games, many of which were spin-offs of PC games. I’ll never forget the night my brother brought home Fallout 3; I had no idea what it was, or the lineage it had, but my brother told me it was like a post-apocalyptic Oblivion and I was sold.
On the surface, its connection to Oblivion was enough to make me like it, but it was so much more. It was darker, grittier, a lot more challenging, and actually had a pretty good sense of humour not really found in the Elder Scrolls games. It took up a pretty huge chunk of my life, and might have been the only game I played that year, had Afro Samurai not come out a few months later.