Satellite rescue mission: this week in tech, 20 years ago


<a class="ql-link" href=";printsec=frontcover&amp;rview=1&amp;lr=#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false" target="_blank"><em>Infoworld, August 3rd, 1998</em></a><em>.</em>

Next week is the start of annual gaming convention Quakecon, where we’re likely to see some news about Fallout 76, the latest installment in a franchise that hit its two-decade anniversary last year. Inspired by Fallout 76 coverage like this essay from my colleague Patricia Hernandez, I started replaying the original 1997 Fallout this summer, then I got sucked into a vortex of Black Isle Studios games. The upshot is that I’ve spent an embarrassing amount of the past two months clicking through isometric battles and dialog trees, and I have no idea when or how I’ll break free, so it’s fair to say the late ‘90s is on my mind a lot lately.

Unfortunately, Fallout 2 isn’t turning 20 until late September, so there’s no news on that front here….

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