Jan
27
2017
1

The ‘Prey’ gameplay Trailer.

In case you were wondering what Bethesda was doing instead of the next Elder Scrolls or a Fallout DLC that strips you down to your underwear and sticks you somewhere dangerous*. Comes out May 5, and I’m wondering just how much gameplay there’s going to be in this thing. I mean, there’s a limit to how big a space station is likely to be a mere twenty years from now, right?  Unless we suddenly figure out how to get a lot of stuff into orbit cheaply, and I mean cheaply**.

Moe Lane

*Seriously: it was weird, the way that they went back to that well in both Fallout 3 and New Vegas. And Skyrim, come to think of it.

**OK, sorry. Looked at Wikipedia, and it turns out that this is an alternate universe with a divergence point in the 1960s. Fair enough.

Aug
20
2016
7

The ‘Prey’ Gameplay Teaser Trailer.

From Bethesda, and it looks kind of promising.

Dunno if it’s survival horror or shoot-em-up horror, though. Or, heck, whether you’re actually playing the good guys. …Maybe?  Anyway, it’s out in 2017, so maybe no new Elder Scrolls for a while.

Aug
05
2016
5

Hey, there’s a Bethesda sale going on over at Steam.

40% off a bunch of titles, including Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.  I’ve been meaning to grab both, so: cool. The sale’s also happening on Amazon, so feel free to click those links. Also: if you haven’t grabbed Skyrim yet, twenty-five bucks for the whole shebang is frankly a steal.

Jun
13
2016
8

The Bethesda #E3 Fallout/Skyrim presentation (Console Skyrim users, take note).

Executive summary: Two workshop expansions (armor/weapon racks and I don’t care about the rest, and build your own Vault because why the heck not?), a let’s-dance-around-the-Mouse’s-lawyers DLC (‘Nuka World’), something about Fallout Shelter yadda yadda yadda, and… remastered Skyrim.

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May
31
2016
8

Fallout 4 mods live on Xbox One.

I’m going to be nice and not write that out as ‘live,’ despite the reports of connectivity issues. Of course there’s going to be connectivity issues. They’re giving people mods on consoles for the first time; it’s a special miracle that the whole thing didn’t implode into a singularity on the spot.

Mind you, I can’t directly report on this. First off, I don’t have an Xbox One. Even if I did, I wouldn’t be switching over to the console version of Fallout 4 any time soon: there are some serious limitations to mods on the consoles, and I don’t mean the nudity ban (2 gig limit on mods, for one thing). Still, it’s pretty awesome that Bethesda is expanding access like this. Brave new world, and all that…

Jan
03
2013
7

I need an opinion on Oblivion.

Because danged if Bethesda isn’t trying to not-very-subtly convince me (via the medium of various Lore tomes) that I want to play The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, too. Will the difference in game play drive me nuts?

Apr
18
2012
5

Yeaah Dishonored is probably going to suck me in.

Dishonored.  Steampunk.  With rats added in.

“Revenge solves everything.”  Heh.  I’ve played a few tabletop RPG campaigns with that attitude.
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