So much for good cheer: in the major games releases, it’s all about Armageddon
It may well be the season to be jolly but even at this time of the year we remain obsessed with the end of the world: one of the biggest sellers for Christmas 2015 is the post nuclear-apocalypse of Fallout 4 and its ragged wasteland’s grim battle for survival.
Look at the big games releases of the past decade or so and you’ll see Armageddon everywhere: nuclear war, alien invasion, technological singularity, fatal political ideology, attack of the flower people. Gamers have survived it all. But just what is it that makes us so enamoured with dystopia and apocalypse?