Fallout 76 reviews starting to come in.

This one from Gamespot is interesting.  Short version: Fallout 76 looks a lot like Fallout 4, but with other people.  Entertainingly, it looks a lot like my modded version of Fallout 4, in that there are leaves on the dang trees and everything (I just can’t get into the unmodded Fallout aesthetic*).  A whole lot of the mechanics and the GUI is identical, in fact.  But it’s not quite identical, and I assume that the differences will get me humiliatingly killed a few times.

Well, we’ll see in a month.

Moe Lane

*It’s been a long damn time.  The trees and the grass would come back.  Even if radiation is weird and entertaining in this universe.




The Post-apocalyptic LEGO Movie 2 trailer.

Seriously.

This is as close as we’re ever going to get to LEGO Fallout — dang, but I would play that game — so drink up, my droogies. …Hold on!  THEY’RE GOING TO DO TOYS BASED ON LEGO Movie 2!  That means that there CAN be LEGO Fallout! At least, in my heart.

This ain’t coming out until 2019, so no need to go looking for tickets yet.




Bethesda proves that its Fallout troll game is strong.

Remarkably strong: they’ve gotten over a hundred thousand people to watch a Twitch live feed of a test pattern and a bobblehead.

Watch live video from Bethesda on www.twitch.tv

Rumor has it that they’re teasing something Fallout-related, and that it’s not a remaster. Rumor, of course, is utterly unreliable. Not ‘wrong;’ ‘unreliable.’ Maybe it will be a new game, maybe it won’t, we probably won’t find out either way today.

…But, hey, great advertising, what-what?




Tweet of the Day, Many Will End Up Paying Dearly For These Fallout 4 Wargaming Minis edition.

Via @vamoose comes the Doom that will fell us some:

Continue reading Tweet of the Day, Many Will End Up Paying Dearly For These Fallout 4 Wargaming Minis edition.




Well, Fallout: Cascadia looks interesting.

Fallout: Cascadia is going to be a fan expansion set in Seattle. It uses the Fallout 4 engine, but it seems to be drawing a lot of intellectual ideas from Fallout 3 and before. In particular they want to bring back S.P.E.C.I.A.L. (stat) checks, which is something that was only mildly used in Fallout 4 – and I’m actually a little surprised about that.

There’s a big team on this, so hopefully we’ll have another Falskaar (a similar project for Skyrim) on our hands.  Eventually.  This is probably going to be a while.

Moe Lane

PS: I certainly hope that the Enclave is involved, somehow. I’m still convinced that they were originally going to be in Fallout 4, but then got turned into the Gunners.