Remember when Zenimax – Bethesda’s parent company – had its lawyers send a cease and desist to Mojang over its card-battling strategy game, Scrolls. Despite not being remotely related games, Zenimax’s sharks argued that Scrolls infringed on their trademark for “The Elder Scrolls” and would lead to consumer confusion, because people who play games are apparently idiots. Mojang had the money to fight it all, of course, and ended u settling over the name. Those lawyers are at it again.
Fallout and Skyrim, two massive titles in the realm of RPGs and dismembered limbs. As different as the settings are, both games are actually extremely similar. They're both first-person, they both have some awkward combat at times and both have at least one feature that makes them unique. Fallout has VATS and Skyrim has Dragon Shouts - so which one is better?
What’s the one game that would get your engine roaring? The one game that would make your jaded outlook on life a tad bit sunnier? For me, that would be a Ninja Theory developed sequel to DmC: Devil May Cry. For a lot of other people who aren’t chucking rocks at me right now, that would be a new Fallout. Fallout 3 was one of the defining games in the last generation of consoles and PC, a benchmark-setting triumph. A sequel will most likely be made one day, but it most likely won’t be titled Shadow Of Boston.
Maybe you played the original Wasteland back in the late eighties. Maybe you really got hooked on isometric post-apocalyptic RPG’s later on with its spiritual successor, Fallout. A turn-based, tactical overhead RPG isn’t the sort of thing AAA publishers think they can make money with. And yet, Wasteland 2 is bringing in pretty decent cash for developer inXile.
You’re not going to see Fallout 4 for quite some time, and that makes me a sad panda. Still! That doesn’t mean that the franchise is dead, and even a former developer on one of the entries in that franchise has a few ideas for the rumoured sequel.
Oh the weather outside is delightful, but living in South Africa is so insightful and since we’ve got no place to go, let my gaming rig glow!
It hasn’t been a fun couple of weeks for Fallout fans. With the Spike VGX awards coming up, many thought that Bethesda would be showing off a PS4 and Xbox One version of Fallout 4, something bolstered by a mysterious website. That turned out to be a hoax. But Fallout 4 may still be alive, and it could be set somewhere wicked awesome.
I hope you weren’t too excited by he prospect of a brand new Fallout game on the horizon. Not only did the “teaser site” fail to have a payload, or Bethesda fail to show anything at the VGX or awards; the whole site’s been confirmed to be a fake.
The Wastelands of the post-apocalyptic Fallout universe is one of my very favourite game settings; there’s so much character in such a barren place. I am, naturally, beyond excited for the prospect of a next-generation Fallout 4. It could be happening.
Its a new year, which means new games, new tech and fresh rumours. One such rumour is that Fallout 4 happened to be at E3 last week, but judging by Geoff’s lack of radiation burns after his trip to the Bethesda booth, I have high doubts about that. And Bethesda’s Pete Hines has just locked in a 95% kill chance on that juicy little tidbit.
In a very interesting and awesome interview on Rock Paper Shotgun, Obsidian Entertainment spilled the beans on their plans for the next Fallout game. By the looks of it, they’ve put some thought into it, meaning we could possibly see a new Fallout game developed in the near future.
Since it’s a slow news day of note, and Geoff has decided to go attend a DSTV launch party for My Little Pony while hammered out of his mind on Jack Daniels and Bacardi, I’m throwing this little feature into the ring. PC cases! Customised! And they don’t look like crap! Enjoy! Exclamation marks!
Hereâ€™s what you can do in modern gaming:
You can become a god that sacrifices small children in your ever burning altar (Black and White); you can have a gun, don a nasty Russian accent, and slaughter dozens of civilians in an airport (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2); you can control the denizens of Hell or something equivalent, and torture good souls trying to stop your evil intents on the world (Dungeon Keeper); you can destroy a small post-apocalyptic town that contains struggling dwellers trying to make ends meet (Fallout 3). Letâ€™s not forget about your decision in Mass Effect to wipe out an entire species (remember Virmire and confronting Wrex?). And there are many others.
It's also really funny and if you don't giggle to yourself at some point during its 16 minute running time, then there might be something wrong with you. Itâ€™s loaded to the brim with some serious attention to detail insofar as depicting the Fallout universe is concerned. Thereâ€™s even an Enclave Eyebot â€“ I love those guys! The short film is about a Vault Dweller, a slave and a Ghoul on a quest to find some Nuka Cola. Itâ€™s not a particularly inspired plot, but itâ€™s the confrontations they encounter along the way that make the film great. Itâ€™s worth watching, even if the ghoul looks like he comes out of a cheesy, nineties horror film. But did I mention itâ€™s also damn funny?
It's Heritage day today so you really shouldn't be doing anything on the Internet unless it somehow relates to organising more beer and braai vleis. However if, like me, you actually have to work today then fear not I have a video for you to watch that will consume 3:05 minutes of your day away getting you just that little bit closer to that ice cold beer. Check the video below to see what sort of weaponary and awesome sounds we can expect in Fallout New Vegas