Victoria is in the middle of election season right now, and a large chunk of the country is set to follow with more state and federal elections in 2019. And as part of their campaign, the Victorian Liberals have made a play that we can expect to see more of in the coming decade: a pitch to gamers.
I have a confession: I've never played a Fallout game, at least none of the modern ones. It's not a deliberate hole in my gaming backlog, but just one that grew out of timing and circumstance. And given that I'm engaged to a devoted Fallout fan, who probably would have finished Fallout 4 if she didn't do something as silly as get into a relationship with me, it seemed like a good time to venture into the wasteland.
So over the weekend, I've been familiarising myself with Fallout 76. It's left me wondering why I didn't play Fallout 3 or New Vegas sooner, but it's also reminded me of MMOs and the parts I like about those so much.