"Fall Out 3" is one of a now-increasing number of video games that are starting to show they are not just about foisting violence upon society via mindless teenage boys. For aging video game connoisseurs such as myself who also happen to have a dose of economic education, you can also appreciate the "Bioshock" series which heavily borrows from Ayn Rand and Atlas Shrugged. So good was that series that I not only hope they continue on, but that they make a movie that could be a literal sequel to "Atlas Shrugged" (it would also prevent me from having to read a book and just watch the movie).
Regardless, as video gamers age and mature, you can see more intelligent themes or at least threads embedded within new video game releases. One such thread that I like and would like to share with you is a song by Bing Crosby that was incorporated into Fallout 3.
The game itself is actually a pain in the ass. They ammo starve you. They harass you constantly with mutant scorpions and super ants, oh hey, yeah, and you gotta sleep all the time, and oopos, did we just harass you again with those stupid bloat flies? When ultimatley you really are just wondering when the game is going to develop direction and if you're ever going to get around to "conquering it."
However, there is a music station you can tune into and they play music from the 1940's and 1950's. A song I NEVER heard of before (which is odd because I am the best swing dancing economist in the world) is called "Way Back Home" by Bing Crosby. The lyrics are quite clever;