*Fallout New Vegas- Fuck me that's a good game. Buggy and capped only to exp level 30... but what a game! I've finished it the other day and I'm suffering from some serious withdrawal symptoms!
*The world was saved by a Russian- Lt Colonel Stanislav Petrov to be precise.
In 1983, when a malfunctioning early warning satellite signaled that 5 nukes had been launched from the U.S. mainland and were on their way to Soviet territory, the only thing that stopped him from following the counter-attack protocol was "a gut feeling" that if the U.S. was to start a war, it would be done with more than five missiles. As it turned out, the optical system in the satellite confused sunlight reflecting from clouds which happened to be over a U.S. launch site for a ballistic missile launch. Thank your lucky stars this man was on duty that day.
*Half-Life 2- There's still life in the old girl! Go and grab the Cinematic mod from FakeFactory. It updates textures and character models. Okay, so the new characters look like European porn stars but the new lighting effects and textures are sure worth it! Be warned though, you'll need a 64-bit Windows OS (you can get the 'lite' version if you run 32-bit windows), at least 4Gb of RAM and a 'high end video card' (even though it works fine with my Radeon HD4870)
*Alien vs Predator 2010 (game)- Why does every fucking AVP game involves a colony that went silent, a bad drop and your team of marines getting obliterated while you single-handedly make mince meat out of an entire hive of aliens? It's the 23rd century and for some reason marines no longer have night vision equipment, reverted to using WW2 M-1 style helmets with little flaps and a camera sticky-taped to the side. And you think they would've learnt by now that if a colony went silent it's usually because aliens opened the equivalent of an all-you-can-eat buffet. So what do they do? They send off about 10-20 marines, with no fucking night vision goggles, to investigate and extend the alien's lunch menu options.