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.
Today South Africa is beginning the celebrations for the World Cup and Bafana Bafana, with Sandton in an absolute state of awesome chaos as people go wild and blow on their vuvuzelas. (Thanks to @AkiAnastasiou for this great aerial shot that he posted on TwitPic, saying "United We Shall Stand").
World Cup time is coming, and if I am lucky, I will get to watch some of the proceedings from the airport on Friday. I hope you guys are all really excited, this is really a time for us to all remember.
How is everyone else's day going? Any big parades in your area, deafening noise? Here's the noise we didn't post because we couldn't hear ourselves think.
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I actually knew very little about Metro 2033 to be honest, I had seen the name here and there but never enough to actually pay a lot of attention to it.
The launch trailer has been released and it looks like a mixture between Fallout 3 and S.T.A.L.K.E.R, which isn't a bad thing. While we have to wait for reviews to hit before we know how the game stacks up, it looks as though there may be something special here.
Metro 2033 should hit this weekend and is only available for the PC and Xbox 360. Trailer after the jump.