You have 13 choices
Fallout 4 has been out for long enough, so the time has come to start discussing the finer points of the game. I hope you've consulted Jordan's companions guide, and have located all 13 characters to accompany on your tr...
No more accidental choices
Fallout 4's streamlined dialogue options have been a divisive subject among players. Some love the more minimal interface, while others like myself wish we had a clearer idea of what exactly we were about to say. Thankfully, ...
Well, all of your babies
As someone who just wants his kids back, I associate with the plight of Fallout 4's player character. As someone who doesn't want to work too hard at it, I admire the ingenuity of Fallout 4 modder Trainwiz and their Atom Bom...
As carefully as possible, of course
Anyone who got their hands on the wrist-encapsulating replica Pip-Boy with their copy of Fallout 4 might feel a dissonance between the dirty, grimy in-game world and the shiny coat of paint on the device. For a place wh...
Giger? I hardly even know
And it's not an Alien
First, let me clear something up that also confused the shit out of me. Prometheus 2 is no longer called Alien: Paradise Lost, but instead Alien: Covenant and is coming in 2017 (as the second chapter in a prequel trilogy). Me...
Fallout 4 Mythbusters
In this first Fallout 4 episode of the YouTube show Mythbusters, we're shown a trick to enter locked buildings. Turns out you can just peek through a window and sit on furniture to warp inside. There can't be very many locations where that would work, but it's amusing all the same.
And speaking of amusing, try holding up an item the next time you chat with someone.
COC QASMOKE is the new IDKFA
Fallout 4's the type of game that's dripping with secrets for the community to discover. Its open world holds so much potential to hide things from players, knowing that they'll inevitably find them. One such room has been f...
Mods can elevate a game to make it better than the developer originally intended, or unleash some good old fashioned silly fun out into the world. This mod for Fallout 4 is the latter, as YouTuber Cosmic Contrarian basic...
Be careful where you travel
It was only a matter of time, but the first repeatable game breaking bug has been found in Fallout 4. We all knew this was coming.
The bug, which crashes to desktop on PC, is triggered as part of a settlement quest where play...
Also the biggest ever Fallout launch
You might not have noticed, but Fallout 4 released last week. I know, I know, it was kind of snuck out and didn’t get much fanfare, so I totally won’t blame you if you somehow managed to miss it.
However, you migh...
And it only took 19 hours!
Settlement building in Fallout 4 isn't as user friendly or refined as it should be (I'd like my garden of melons to not float three feet off the ground, if at all possible), but that isn't going to hold people back from making impressive things. Take, for instance, this walking piano:
Fallout 4 takes place in Boston, the home of Major League Baseball team the Red Sawwwx. In fact, the club's stadium, Fenway Park, serves a large role as one of the bigger settlements and markets in the game. One NPC eve...
A man's character is his fate
I never walk into a character creation screen alone.
Every time I start a new RPG where you have to brew up a character to spend the next 30-80 hours with, I bring a few familiar faces with me. A small cast of characters I&rs...
Some records fell, too
There was never any doubt that Fallout 4 would sell well, but we never had any numbers from Bethesda to gauge its expectations. The publisher just announced how many units it shipped for the game's launch; judging by tho...
Maybe you can help?
There are a lot of people playing Fallout 4 right now. On launch day, there were more than 400,000 playing concurrently, which set a Steam record. This tracker estimated 1.2 million PC sales and that's probably a worst-c...
Will likely be fixed soon
In my review for Fallout 4, I mentioned that since the game was so buggy, that players would likely uncover a ton of additional glitches after launch on their own, and it looks like that has definitely been the case.
The IGN ...
No info on actual launch sales
Sergey Galyonkin, the man behind Steam analytics site SteamSpy, recently published some initial thoughts on Fallout 4's PC launch via Twitter. Galyonkin acknowledged the unreliability inherent to the way the site pulls in dat...
Don't hold out for Fallout freebie
If you've picked up Fallout 4 on the Xbox One specifically so that you'll also be able to play Fallout 3, don't leave it too long to redeem your code - the offer expires in February 2016.
GameSpot spotted the deadline on the Xbox Live store, which also confirms that you'll need to have bought Fallout 4 on Xbox One by February 6, 2016 to qualify for the freebie.
You can get it (relatively) early on
I don't typically play Fallout with a melee build in mind (quite the opposite, actually; I love sniper rifles), but this power fist served me well for a good chunk of Fallout 4.
First off, look at it. That's some gnarly ...
Mind the asterisk
Less than 24 hours after release, Fallout 4 holds one of Steam's most coveted records. Well, kind of. It holds that record if you don't count other games that constantly beat out Fallout 4 and every other game....
Meet your new BFF
Seeking a friend for the end of the world? Good idea.
The Commonwealth is a nasty place. Even if you can handle super mutants and deathclaws, it's best to bring a buddy along if for no other reason than to have someone help h...
Boston cream tips
Fallout 4, like its predecessors, is a lot to take in from start to finish. The open world and leveling mechanics can seem daunting, as any wrong move can leave you without proper equipment to take on particular tasks.
Here's some tips to help you along the way.
Pound it with whomever you like
Former Destructoid reviews editor Jim Sterling revealed in his latest Jimquisition that players can be not only bisexual but also polyamorous in Fallout 4. That's right, you can love and sleep with multiple characters w...
Fallout frenzy is through the roof today. The game releases tomorrow and reviews just went live earlier this morning. If you hang out in our little corner of the Internet, you can't get away from all the talk.
That madness ov...
Just in case you hate reading
Looks like it's about that time again, Chris the Miracle Worker has managed to review a relatively little known game called Fallout 4. That said, who the hell reads reviews nowadays? So much time and reading text and you hav...
Number crunching is a standard pastime for RPG fans, especially for those of you who can't play games at work, and avidly theorycraft the day away until you can get home to the latest adventure. Fallout 4, like past entries,...
Beginning spoilers, obviously
As is the case with nearly any RPG, it's best to go into Fallout 4 blind. But if you're undecided, or aren't picking up the game until the inevitable GOTY edition, here's the first 30 minutes of the game for your perusal.
It covers the entire intro, before your character is allowed to explore the new open world.
Like war, Fallout games never change
My first introduction to the Fallout series was in 1997, with Interplay's wonderfully open and unique strategy RPG titles. So when Fallout 3 first dropped from Bethesda years later, I was taken aback by a lot of the concessio...
Power Armor Cinderella
While mashups are a pretty common art form, only a select few catch my attention on a regular basis. On the eve of Fallout 4 reviews all across the globe (ours will be up at 8AM Eastern tomorrow), a reader showed me this Disn...
Pretty good deal
No Fallout 4 bundle for PlayStation 4? No problem, says Best Buy. If you're awake at this ungodly hour (because you're waiting for this week's episode of One Punch Man) - then you've won the just-in-time lottery.
Best Buy is ...