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4 years ago

Feature: Let's play post-apocalyptic dress-up.

Wasteland Chic: The Clothing Of Fallout 4

Above: The Murderettes I briefly mention how much I dug Fallout 4's colourful, playful clothing options in my review, but given that my hard drive is full of screenshots of that stuff, it seems a waste not to give it its own post. The costumes are, as far as I'm concerned, Fallout 4 [official site] at its absolute best. Take a look below.

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Have You Played… Fallout 3?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Fallout 4 is just around the corner, but the series' popularity is so huge that it almost servers to obscure the things which made Fallout 3 [official site] fun in the first place. It's an easier game to pick holes in than it…

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Fallout: Autumn Leaves Is A DLC-Sized New Vegas Mod

Desert-dwellers rejoice, Fallout: Autumn Leaves [official site] heralds a return to the post-apocalyptic Mojave in a mod similar in size to an official DLC expansion. Inspired by previous Fallout installments, Planetscape: Torment and Arcanum, Fallout: Autumn Leaves dumps The Courier into Hypatia, a never before seen town just east of Novac. From here, he must once again scour the barren Desert Wasteland in a journey…

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5 years ago

Teddy Bear Swapsies & Drunken Tomfoolery In Fallout 4

The other day I grumped a little at the idea of our dutifully posting all seven of the Fallout 4 [official site] S.P.E.C.I.A.L. videos over the coming weeks, but you lot rightfully called me out on my cynicism. These cute animated shorts are doing a handy job of summarising Fallout's systems and general attitude. So here's the fourth one then, this time looking at that…

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Post-Post-Apocalypse: Fallout 4 DLC & Modding Details

You shouldn't really eye up the dessert menu before your main course has arrived, but sometimes the need to know that profiteroles are definitely available gets the better of one. And so it is that ears are already pricking about Fallout 4 [official site]'s post-launch stuff things, including word of downloadable content and a vague window for its mod support.

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Fallout 4’s Mod Tools Won’t Be Ready Till Next Year

It's hardly a Bethesda RPG if you can't replace some part of it with the chugging terror of Thomas the Tank Engine, but Fallout 4's mod tools won't be ready at the game's launch on November 10th. Speaking to IGN, Bethesda's VP of Marketing Pete Hines said that, their "entire focus is on finishing the game."

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The Bomb: Fallout Anthology Out October 2nd

Bethesda are taking advantage of the encroaching release of Fallout 4 [official site] with plans to release a hefty collection of Fallout games. They're calling it, quite naturally, Fallout Anthology. Put a circle around October 2nd in your calendars; the Anthology includes all five games in the Fallout series from the original through New Vegas, and all the relevant DLC in between. There's also space in its…

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Feature: Don’t Recycle

Crafting Mechanics Are Unfit For Purpose

Bethesda have a spectacular talent for making moth-eaten ideas feel like revolutionary concepts: Fallout 4 [official site] will let you play a property baron who constructs not just houses but connected settlements from bits of duct tape and broken globe. I was beside myself with excitement at this news – giddy, even – but not because of any particular flair on display in the five-minute…

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Feature: Restoring life to the wasteland

Come Friendly Bombs: Modding Fallout: New Vegas To Look More Like Fallout 4

This isn't a guide, because it's designed to be an open discussion about which other fan-made doohickeys are best bolted onto Fallout: New Vegas while we wait for the more vibrant Fallout 4 [official site] as much as it is my own recommendations. I want you, the veteran connoisseur of a game I skipped over at the time, to tell me and other readers what…

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Picboy: Here’s A Fallout 4 Annotated Gallery For You

There was a trailer for a new videogame today. The internet seemed quite taken with it. We don't actually know much about Fallout 4 at this stage, but I went through the trailer scene by scene to see what confirmations and implications I could glean from it. 40-odd screengrabs below, with annotation wibble for each. Click on any one of them for a 1080p version…

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Feature: Even now, villains wait, checking their watches. "Where are the heroes?" they wonder.

The Quests That Got Cancelled

It's a great time for RPGs at the moment, with just about every name, flavour and celebrity from the old days finding a new lease of life through Kickstarter and a freshly hungry audience. Most series and creators though have had at least one game fall prey to development hell - sometimes with their ideas resurfacing in later titles, sometimes with everything simply lost to…

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Feature: What's in the NPC box?

The Lives Of NPCs

While at a procedural generation shindig for ProcJam, roguelike developer Darren Grey answered a question about games which have characters who interact with one another and not the player. A member of the audience suggested Din's Curse and Depths of Peril. "I don't know how interesting that is - having things interacting with each other - especially if they're out of your sight. What does…

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6 years ago

Wasteland 2’s Live Action Intro Sidesteps Perlmanisms

I can remember covering the first wave of big Kickstarter games in all their crowd-sourced hype, and feeling conflicted with every post. It was so exciting that all this could happen, traditional barriers between games and their players so suddenly eroded, but at the same time it all seemed like so many promises, talk of a new golden age that was so still so impossibly…

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Fallout 4 Is Or Isn’t Being Revealed Soon, Would You Believe

Could it be? Is it even remotely possible? Has a major videogame publisher truly decided to make a sequel to one of its best-selling games? O brave new world, that has such speculation in't. Bethesda alternating between Elderses and Falloutses seemed pretty much a given to me, so when talk arose around a URL apparently bought by Bethesda and entitled 'Survivor 2299', a return to…

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The Sunday Papers

Sundays are for boarding up the windows, counting the canned goods and panic buying videogames. Also, for doing things for the first time. Every year the Interactive Fiction competition attracts inventive entries in the words-you-play genre. Every year, Emily Short writes smart-words-you-read about the entries she likes, and it's worth spending a day diving through the round-up of her favourites, before playing the games for…

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7 years ago

And Here’s Obsidian’s Idea For Fallout: New Vegas 2

When you speak with someone in Las Vegas, the topic of conversation naturally shifts to Vegas-themed things. In the case of Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart, that meant Star Wars, of course. Oh, and I guess Fallout: New Vegas. During a DICE chat that lasted innumerable moons, months, seasons, and centuries, Urquhart and I briefly touched on his studio's return to its old techno-magically irradiated Black…

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8 years ago

Feature: Falling back in

Post-Post-Nuclear Roleplaying: Fargo Talks Wasteland 2

Interplay founder Brian Fargo and his studio inXile Entertainment hope to be responsible for the next big Kickstarter-funded game, having recently announced plans for a sequel to Fargo's 1988 roleplaying game Wasteland - perhaps best known as the predecessor to Fallout. Wasteland 2 will be a turn-based, party-based roleplaying game in a post-apocalyptic setting - in other words, in theory what veteran Fallout fans have…

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RIP Skyrim/Fallout 3 Artist Adam Adamowicz

You may not know Adam Adamowicz's name, but if you've played either Fallout 3 or Skyrim, you'll have seen masses of his work. His job was to produce the vast and imaginative collections of concept art that made their worlds so exciting to explore, from characters to weapons, to the jaunty hats your hero could opt to wear while slaughtering deathclaws and daedra alike. Very…

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Bethesda/Interplay Argy-Bargy Ends

It's the Duke Nukem Forever of gaming-based legal scuffles, and apparently it's over at last. We don't yet know the details - i.e. who's won, who's paying who what and most of all who, if anyone, will be releasing a Fallout MMO - but we do know that, after an awful lot of back and forth and he said no he said but he started…

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