Sep
26
2017
4

Fallout 4 (2015) releases Game of the Year (in 2017).

I… have no idea why Bethesda waited until now to bring out a GotY version of Fallout 4.   Maybe it’s on the checklist for Things to Do Before We Can Get Started on Fallout 5?  Or maybe they thought that they had released the GotY, only Bethesda checked its website this morning and realized that they forgot to hit publish.  That happens to me sometimes.

:pause, while looking at pictures:

Man, I always forget just how bleak the Commonwealth looks when playing vanilla. If you pick this one up, do yourself a favor and go download the Fallout 4 Seasons Project. I typically run the Summer option, but they’re all good for making the place look better. Even the Winter option is pretty good. (more…)

Jun
12
2017
1

God, this Bethesda Creation Club thing is gonna be a HUGE PitA.

I mean, OK, as a concept Bethesda’s Creation Club for Fallout 4 and Skyrim is great.

But it’s gonna be a pure headache to everybody who has already modded the game. Because I don’t think that all that vetted content is going to be compatible with all the modded content out there, and I certainly don’t think that all the best modded content is going to end up being vetted.  For a variety of reasons.  On the plus side — and it’s a very big plus side — some modders may end up getting paid for some of their stuff.

So I guess we’ll see.

May
07
2017
1

This is the Fallout 4 mug my wife brought back for me…

…from the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.

Because, of course, she is the Best Wife. Which should not be taken as a slight to any of my readers or their spouses, of course.  The system allows for many, many Best Wives. Mine buys me handcrafted Fallout 4 mugs, that’s all.

Feb
06
2017
4

Bethesda just dropped a 58 gig Hi-Res Texture pack for Fallout 4.

Oof.  Time to go see what I’ve got clogging up my hard drive right now, methinks.  Because I love software bloat, don’t you?

Feb
04
2017
6

So somebody did a Fallout 4 Enclave mod.

To be honest, I’m probably not going to download Enclave Resurgent, mostly because I am gingerly trying to navigate through the thicket to get a three-faction ending where former Paladin Danse is safely administering my Nuka World possessions for me*.  Also, I have my own half-fanon, half-metagaming theory about the Enclave in Fallout 4: to wit, I think that Bethesda originally intended them to be there, but the game got too big, so they got downgraded to the Gunners. And, also: I’ve noticed that when there’s a certain tone in the description of a mod – a slightly aggressive, somewhat exasperated tone – you can’t really expect good bug support.  And there’s always going to be bugs in mods.

Still, if you’re missing having the Enclave around this is certainly going to give you that.

Moe Lane

PS: Short version: the Enclave is the remnant of the old, pre-War US government.  They’re generally schmucks, but they always had good gear.

*The Commonwealth will be too dangerous for him, and Far Harbor is too weird. Nuka World is perfect.

Jan
15
2017
1

Headline of the Day, I’ve Been *To* Suffolk County… edition.

…so I’m going to say that Google has a point.

Google highlights image of ‘Fallout 4’ to represent Suffolk County

suffolk-county

The ironic bit?  Many hardcore Fallout 4 players won’t recognize that spot immediately, because we have long since downloaded mods that make the place a bit less oppressively dead. I myself use Fallout 4 Seasons – Summer, which makes the place a whole lot more green and overgrown. It really does make a difference in gameplay.

Dec
19
2016
2

New Fallout 4 content!

…For Minecraft: …Minecraft is adding a Fallout 4 mash up pack to consoles “soon”. The details mention “the coming days” so you probably won’t be waiting too long for the, wait for it, ablockalypse.”  Fortunately or unfortunately as you might see it, that’s apparently just for consoles. Those of us with Minecraft on the PC aren’t getting this one.  I think.

More importantly: no real news on a new Fallout or Elder Scrolls. As for the latter… I want me some Steampunk. And the Dwemer coming back.  And maybe a pony.

Nov
18
2016
1

New Fallout 4 & Skyrim content! …For a computer pinball game.

So… people still play computer pinball.  I did not know this.

Bethesda Pinball is the next pinball table set from Zen Studios, the company announced today.

Zen Studios posted artwork today featuring Vault Boy, the mascot of Bethesda’s Fallout series. Presumably, though, a set called Bethesda Pinball would feature tables themed for multiple Bethesda Softworks franchises, such as The Elder Scrolls, Doom, Wolfenstein and Dishonored.

I wonder if that’s what that supposed phantom Fallout 4 DLC slot was for.  Probably not, but then I’m not exactly a professional video game designer. So what do I know?

Nov
08
2016
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Fallout 4 mods coming to PS4 after all. *Again*.

I swear to God, I keep reading this story something like every couple of months.  They must love torturing Playstation 4 owners, huh? …With ‘they’ remaining carefully undefined, of course. Anyway, GeekTyrant reports that the ‘pissing match,’ to quote the site (I agree with the site, by the way) is over:

It would appear now that things are smoothed over, but with Bethesda offering little to no detail, it’s not immediately clear who caved. Did Sony stand their ground and Bethesda break hoping to boost Skyrim Remastered PS4 sales, or did Sony relent and let Bethesda release the mods the way they want to the platform? Considering Fallout mods and now Skyrim mods were announced, we can assume that this deal was fairly recent as Bethesda likely doesn’t have mod support ready for PS4.

‘Course, this is of academic interest to me, mostly because I don’t have a PS4 and I’m currently anxiously waiting for more mod conversions for the PC version of the Skyrim Special Edition… (more…)

Oct
11
2016
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The Fallout 4 ‘Fusion City Rising’ quest mod.

Short version? Fusion City Rising is an impressively extensive and remarkably bug-free* mod for Fallout 4, but dear GOD but it is not lore-friendly.  It’s also definitely in the ‘grind’ school, which is fine for me because I’m running a level 100 character for the amusement value – but you might find it obnoxious at lower levels.  I’d recommend that you unpack this one for your characters who have already done everything else and are now looking for an opportunity to go drinking in bars with strippers.

But it certainly is pretty.

Moe Lane

*Putting the kid in the power armor is… it looks really weird.

Oct
10
2016
1

Hmm. Is there another Fallout 4 DLC coming…

…or is this merely a mistake? Or something that isn’t DLC? Or not even from Bethesda?  Many people are wondering, and speculating without any flipping knowledge whatsoever.  As to myself: I want a dang motorcycle.  I’m tired of walking everywhere.  Or a freaking bicycle.  I make nuclear fusion plants out of cans and board games; I’m sure I can make a damned bicycle.

Via here.

Sep
20
2016
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Ooh. Somebody did a ‘clean up Nuka World’ mod.

For Fallout 4‘s Nuka World DLC, obviously.  And as per here:

It’s called ‘Nuka World Glory,’ and it basically throws out all the Raider junk and makes the park clean. I’m guessing that if you want the full effect, narrative-wise, you’ll need to install this mod AFTER you finish the DLC in full Queen of the Girl Scouts mode. It’s not really believable any other way.  …Hmm. Each part of the park really should have its own settlement.  Alas, I don’t make mods; I just consume them.

Nexus link here.

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