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Fallout 3 Getting Community Commentary

Like all Morrowind and Oblivion before it, Fallout 3 has a thriving mod community. While most mods add new quests, weapons and textures, or tweak the gameplay, one mod project is looking to add audio commentaries to the game.

The Wasteland Commentaries aims “to create an audio commentary track for Fallout 3 that is accessible in-game via audio holotapes.” Think of it as like the tapes in BioShock or Batman: Arkham Asylum except, instead of the developers fleshing out the fiction, the Fallout 3 community will “provide anecdotes, commentary, analysis or even humour relating to their experience with Fallout 3.”

The project is helmed by Gerard Delaney of the Binary Swan blog, part of the “brainysphere” of critical games bloggers. So you can expect the final results to be full of smart ruminations on the moral choices and metaphors found in the Capital Wasteland.

Developer commentaries, as found in games such as Riddick or Portal, add much to our appreciation of game design. But are you interested in hearing the thoughts of other gamers as you play?

The Wasteland Commentaries [Binary Swan]


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