Enjoy the thrills of Fallout 3 along with five game add-on packs with this Game of the Year Edition. In the 200 years since the global atomic war of 2077, the surviving residents of the Capital Wasteland (formerly known as Washington, D.C.) have holed up in Vault 101, enjoying a life free from the dangers beyond. In the Vault, you are protected from the Giant Insects, Raiders, Slavers and Super Mutants that prowl the Capital Wasteland. But now your father has defied the Overseer and left the Vault for reasons you don't know. You must find him and discover the truth before it is too late.
Fallout 3 immerses you in an environment where the great monuments of the United States lie in ruin and danger lurks around every corner, and this special Game of the Year Edition brings the post-nuclear world even more vividly to life with the addition of all five game add-on packs. Super-deluxe HD graphics render the Wasteland in eye-popping detail, from the danger-filled offices and Metro tunnels of D.C. to the rotten flesh of a mutant's face. Choose from dozens of unique skills and perks to customize your character. Experience the post-apocalyptic world from either a 1st-person or 3rd-person perspective with the touch of a button. Inflict death and destruction through the Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System, which allows you to pause time in combat, aim for specific body parts on your target and queue up attacks. In Fallout 3, you make the decisions that define you and that change the world. Continue the adventure in the five included add-on packs, including Operation: Anchorage, The Pitt, Broken Steel, Point Lookout and Mothership Zeta.
Includes the original Fallout 3 and all five add-on packs: Operation: Anchorage, The Pitt, Broken Steel, Point Lookout and Mothership Zeta
Take in the sights and sounds of the post-nuclear Capital Wasteland in gritty detail with modern, super-deluxe HD graphics
Customize your character in unlimited ways through the SPECIAL Character System, which utilizes new breakthroughs in points-based ability representation
Confront every unique situation in any way you choose, whether you're feeling like a good Samaritan or a dastardly villain
Blast attackers using the Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System, which provides multiple ways to unleash damage
Fight to liberate Anchorage from Chinese Communist invaders in Operation: Anchorage
Roam through post-apocalyptic Pittsburgh and get caught in a battle between slaves and their Raider masters in The Pitt
Fight alongside Liberty Prime against the enclave in Broken Steel
Explore the murky coastland along the coast of Maryland to discover the secrets of Point Lookout
Fight your way off an alien ship orbiting over the Capital Wasteland in Mothership Zeta
Minimum PC System RequirementsPC Processor TypeIntel® Pentium® 4 processor or equivalentPC Processor Speed2.4GHzPC Operating SystemWindows XP, Windows VistaPC System Memory1GB RAMPC Video256MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant NVIDIA 6800 or ATI X850 video cardPC Additional RequirementsInternet service required to access online features
Nowadays, buying a new television is a fact of life every 3-5 years. Not only is it necessary to replace old TVs, but with the way technology is progressing, a TV from more than five years ago may begin to seem obsolete. That rapid pace of technology can also make buying a new TV intimidating, however, as every time you shop you will hear new terminology, encounter features you're not sure that you need, and run into pushy salespeople trying to rush you into a purchase. To ease your mind, here are some tips for buying a TV that might make your shopping a little bit easier.
1. Don't be afraid of HD
High-definition TVs used to be expensive and considered luxury items, but that is no longer the case. Now most new TVs are being produced with HD capabilities, and the prices for HDTVs are generally reasonable. HD programming also used to be difficult to come by, but now all the major networks broadcast in HD. And, if you're a sports fan, HD is a must. In general, the addition of HD won't cost you an arm and a leg, and you probably won't regret it if you go for it. It won't be long before programming on a non-HDTV will look downright prehistoric.
2. A technology primer
Probably the most intimidating part of buying a TV nowadays is the terms that salespeople bandy about. You might hear the terms LCD or plasma and be completely confused. They'll tell you it's great, bur really what does it mean? Here are some important things to know, and while it's not everything it can keep you from feeling overwhelmed. A standard-definition television is a tube television, which is quickly becoming old-fashioned. Most aren't HDTV-capable and are smaller than 27 inches. Salespeople may refer to them as direct view TVs. Plasma screen TVs are flat-screen televisions, but another flat-screen version, known as LCD, is taking their place as the most popular HDTVs. Although plasma picture quality is better in some cases there are a wider variety of LCD TVs and their prices are reasonable, making them popular with consumers.
3. Take a look in back
When you're shopping for a TV, it's easy to focus on the obvious: size, price, picture, and just overall the way it looks. However, you also want to make sure your TV is going to work with the devices you have. Take a look at the back panel and make sure the inputs are there for your DVD player, VCR, cable box, video game consoles, or whatever you want to plug into it. Don't assume, as a limited number of inputs can be a reason for a lower price.
4. If you can go big, go big
If you get a bigger TV, you probably won't regret it unless you take a drastic cut in quality to do so. Prices on bigger TVs are falling, and you might be surprised at the size you can get for the cost of a 27-inch five years ago. Don't be reluctant about going bigger unless there's a real reason not to.