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Fallout 4's PC specs aren't dropping any bombshells

And a decent pre-order deal on consoles
Oct 08
Well, Vault Dwellers and Lone Survivors: The release of Fallout 4 is a mere month away. Those who plan to play on PC won't need a particularly high Science level to get their computers to cooperate. That means they won't...

Hey, egghead! Come watch the newest Fallout 4 trait video

Or we'll pants you and give you a swirly
Oct 07
The latest in the seven-video-long Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L. series is for everyone who thinks they're smart. Not street-smart. Like, academia-learned, "I've read a book or a million"-smart. Intelligence is the trait of ...

Fallout 4 Xbox One bundle and Steam pre-order deals round-up

Waitin' on PS4 deals...
Oct 02
You probably spotted the news earlier today that Microsoft's last holiday bundle for the Xbox One will be Fallout 4 - and thus far it appears to be the most exciting bundle of them all (sorry Lara). At our count, we're seeing...

Microsoft ends its week o' Xbox One holiday bundles with a bombshell

Fallout 4
Oct 02
Microsoft's wrapping up its week of Xbox One holiday bundle announcements with a bang, not a whimper. Fallout 4 is the last package, and it's probably the one that most fans clamored for. Well played, Microsoft. The Fall...

It's too early to pay for the Fallout 4 Season Pass

We don't know what's in it
Oct 01
Bethesda opened pre-orders for the Fallout 4 Season Pass today, but hold up for a minute. We know it's $29.99, and that the game's first DLC is expected to roll out in 2016. We also know that there won't be platform-exclusive...

Fallout 4's latest trait video is for the silver-tongued devils

Have it your way
Sep 30
Continuing along out Sesame Street-themed letter bent, "C" is for "Charisma" in the latest Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L. video. That might mean persuading others to do your bidding, or simply persuading them to not stick a f...

Fallout 4 is just over 28GB on Xbox One

Hard drives...hard drives never change
Sep 28
There ain't so much room on these newfangled "next gen" consoles after two years' worth of games up in 40GB territory. The expansive Fallout 4 won't be too much of a size hog, according to the official Xbox One store, which c...

Fallout 4: 'We aren't doing a DLC exclusive with anyone'

Console warriors, lay down your arms
Sep 28
Bethesda has confirmed that Fallout 4 will not have time-exclusive DLC on any platform. Responding to a query on Twitter, VP of marketing Pete Hines stated that there were no plans to have an exclusivity deal with "anyone." ...

Todd Howard explains the new perks system in this Fallout 4 trailer

Fallout 4's looking pretty SPECIAL to me
Sep 25
Bethesda released a new trailer for Fallout 4, showing off the game’s perk and leveling systems. Fallout 4 uses the long-standing SPECIAL system in a very different way to previous games. Before, it was like the attr...

Fallout 4's SPECIAL video series' third episode focuses on endurance

'Sudden loss of limb'
Sep 23
So far we've seen Strength and Perception, so moving onto the next letter in S.P.E.C.I.A.L. brings us to E for Endurance. As it turns out, navigating the post-apocalyptic wasteland requires a bit of toughness. Who would have ...

Fallout 4 has a familiar theme song

Hear the full track
Sep 22
We've heard part of Inon Zur's Fallout 4 theme but, up until now, not the full song. Bethesda has shared the track -- and another, "The Last Mariner" -- on its blog. Head over to listen.

Meet the real-life Dogmeat

Fallout 4's cute(st?) companion
Sep 21
Ahh, those eyes! It's a harsh world out there, but everything's going to be okay. It's been covered before, but to reiterate: no, your faithful Fallout 4 companion Dogmeat can't perish. If that were to happen, players would ...

Second entry of the Fallout 4 'SPECIAL' series sings the praises of being perceptive

Cartoon violence is best violence
Sep 16
You know, being “SPECIAL” isn't all about being some strong, gallant, tough guy of the apocalypse. Sometimes it just means having a good head on your shoulders, a keen eye, and some nimble fingers, as aptly demon...

Bethesda got a little help from its friend id for Fallout 4

In terms of the gunplay
Sep 15
According to a new video for Fallout 4, Bethesda sought out some help from its fellow ZeniMax-owned id during the development process. Apparently this iteration is stepping up the gunplay, so id Software was able to help out...

Three-Dog isn't in Fallout 4 after all

Three-Dog's gone the way of Ol' Yeller
Sep 11
The first time we had any inkling that a Fallout 4 was coming was a few years ago, when Fallout 3 character Three-Dog’s voice actor Erik Todd Dellums hinted in a tweet that there would be more of the character coming. ...

This Fallout 4 talent overview should be a cartoon series

Love these vids
Sep 10
The "SPECIAL" system has played a part in the Fallout series, consisting of powers from the disciplines of Strength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility and Luck. In a loveable (and gruesome) car...

Fallout 4 is getting a Season Pass, because it is a video game in 2015

Of course
Sep 09
Love Season Passes? No? Well too bad! Fallout 4 is getting one. It'll cost $30, and will allow users to earn all initial DLC in one go (Bethesda notes it will be "all Fallout DLC ever" but passes have promised that befor...

Fallout 4 will be uncut in Germany

Fallout 3 and New Vegas weren't
Sep 08
Censorship fortunately doesn't win this time. According to the German Facebook page for Fallout 4, the German version of the game will be uncut. This is rather important, as Fallout 3 and New Vegas were both censored (th...

Fallout 4's script is larger than Fallout 3, Skyrim combined

Over 111K lines of dialogue
Sep 05
Bethesda has announced that after "many years" voice recording for Fallout 4 is now complete. According to the publisher, the open-world action game sports more than 111K lines of dialogue, which is apparently more than both&...

New Vegas almost beat Fallout 4 to player romance

What happens in Vegas is a bad joke
Sep 02
As we learned in "No fucking the robot," Fallout 4 will have romance options for the human percentage of its 12 companion characters. Obsidian almost beat Bethesda to the punch in 2010. Fallout: New Vegas lead designer Josh S...

Fallout 4 will contain twice as many assets as Skyrim

Huge game is huge
Aug 27
We know a whole lot about Fallout 4 in terms of gameplay details, but very little in the way of the story. That's for the best, but Bethesda is trickling out info every week, including the fact that Fallout 4 will c...

Weekend Deals: Fallout 4 pre-order discount returns to 25%

Save $15 on your way to Boston
Aug 22
August has been a semi-slow month in terms of gaming deals but things are about to heat up as we near Fall release schedule + holiday season. Digital retailer GMG released a new 25% off coupon that works on select upcoming PC...

Bethesda doesn't mind if you don't like Fallout 4's graphics

Long hair don't care
Aug 20
Boston-bound Fallouts acting like they federal. A lot of people were upset that Fallout 4 looked more like Fallout 3 than, say, The Witcher 3. Bethesda's Pete Hines has a pretty zen attitude about the whole thing, explaining ...

(Update) The Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition was back in stock for like a second

The (Pip) Boy is back in town
Aug 19
[Update: And it's gone already!] The Fallout 4 Pip-boy Edition is back in stock on Bethesda's proprietary storefront. If you missed out on the first run of pre-orders, this looks to be your last chance. It's also one per customer. Sorry, scalpers!

You can complete Fallout 4 without doing any crafting

You can completely ignore FalloutCraft
Aug 13
If you're very excitedly awaiting the release of Fallout 4, but you're not keen on the idea of having to spend time crafting materials into objects to build things with, then today I have some very specific good news for you....

Fallout 4 gameplay leaks via porn site

Not the only thing that's leaking
Aug 12
Fallout 4 was at gamescom 2015 in the form of a closed off theatre demo you could wait in a real long line for. But why wait in a line when you can just watch "Hidden Camera Shows Audience Teased by Big Butt Man in Tights Liv...

Fallout fallout: 'Very long time' until Skyrim sequel

Don't expect Elder Scrolls VI soon
Aug 10
Maybe the wasteland isn't your bag and, really, you just want a Skyrim follow up. Well, you're out of luck and wrong. Bethesda’s VP of Marketing Pete Hines confirmed to Dual Shockers that it would be a "very long time" ...

Fallout 4 is a never-ending time sink that will consume you and your relationships

Pick a vein and get to work
Aug 06
According to multiple posts from the Bethesda family of social media presences, Fallout 4 has no level cap and will not end once the main storyline is complete. So, if you were so inclined, you could spend the rest of your li...

Pacifism is 'not necessarily a goal' for Fallout 4

It's a wasteland, after all
Jul 28
Officially, Fallout 4 players will only be able to romance human companions. They'll also have to resort to violence to complete the story; no perfect pacifist runs, from the sound of it. "You can avoid [killing] a lot," VP o...

Fallout 4 has 12 companions, you can romance all the human ones

No dog sex
Jul 24
Bethesda has revealed more Fallout 4 information at QuakeCon today. There are 12 companions in the game (including Dogmeat, the dog) and Bethesda says they can all be romanced regardless of gender. "The human ones," Bethesda'...

Bethesda will show new Fallout 4 gameplay to QuakeCon 2015 attendees

A private showing for the fans only
Jul 09
Since that massive wave of info about Fallout 4 back at E3, I've counting the days till its November release. I'm a big fan of the series, and seeing its debut on the current gen was incredibly satisfying. Unfortunately, Beth...

Fallout 4 wins E3 2015 'Best of Show'

Game Critics Awards
Jul 07
Fallout 4 nabbed the Game Critics Award for "Best of Show" during E3 2015. Each year select outlets vote to award the best games that are in, "hands-on playable form" at the show. See a collage here of voting outlets. We're o...

Bethesda: Experience with Skyrim bugs should aid Fallout 4

Good luck
Jul 07
While it's all well and good to look back on Skyrim and have a laugh at all the silly bugs (some were too fun to fix) those of us who didn't experience game-breaking issues may forget it wasn't all backwards dragons and horse...

See if your phone will fit the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition

Here's some measurements
Jul 03
The Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition may be sold out, but you can see if it will actually fit your current smartphone, compliments of a new blog update from Bethesda. According to the publisher, the foam inserts will fit the&nb...

This Fallout cosplay proves cats are better than dogs

That tiny Pip-Boy is so cute
Jul 02
The argument about whether cats are better than dogs has finally come to a close. Cats win. I mean, just take a look at these cats cosplaying as a character from Fallout -- how could you ever consider dogs better after seeing...

Bethesda doesn't know when Xbox will make Fallout 3 backwards compatible

Pre-order bonus is the base game
Jul 02
Yesterday, Fallout 4 went up for pre-order on Generally, this just means people can plop down money for a game that will release later. But, this circumstance is somewhat unique because Bethesda's offering...

Bethesda's not making any more Fallout 4 Pip-Boys

Hope you snagged one
Jun 26
Like Fallout's Wasteland, resources are limited and not everyone's going to get the most sought-after of Fallout 4 memorabilia: a replica Pip-Boy. Yes, people quickly scooped up the limited number of Pip-Boy editions of ...

More Fallout 4 Pip-Boy editions are on sale at Amazon!

These should go quick
Jun 24
Last week at E3, Bethesda revealed an edition of Fallout 4 that comes with a replica, functional Pip-Boy. It ended up being the most in-demand item at the show. Pre-orders went up and sold out shortly thereafter. Well, t...

Fallout 4 'dialing back' graphics, runs at 1080p/30fps

Focus on extensive gameplay systems
Jun 22
[Update: Bethesda's confirmed via Twitter that none of this applies to PC (as was implied). According to the publisher, "Resolution and FPS are not limited in any way on the PC."] Fallout 4 ain't looking like Witche...

Dogmeat can't die in Fallout 4

Immortan dog
Jun 16
Every time a non-cartoon animal appears in a videogames these days, there's always some worry that some sad death awaits it (also, wives). It's an easy emotional punch and always causes worry when there's a new trailer for so...

Fallout 4 will have mod support on PS4 too

Not console exclusive to Xbox One
Jun 15
Earlier today, during the Microsoft E3 conference, Todd Howard announced that PC Mods for Fallout 4 would be able to be applied to the Xbox One version of the game. What he conveniently left out while on stage with Microsoft ...

Fallout 4 on Xbox One will support PC-made mods

The true Fallout experience
Jun 15
Ever since Morrowind on the original Xbox, Bethesda's Todd Howard has wanted console gamers to have a comparable experience with PC gamers. One thing has stood in the way of that for The Elder Scrolls and Fallout: mods. Begin...

Fallout 4 screenshots fresh from the Bethesda showcase

Looking good, Boston
Jun 15
Bethesda spent a lot of time on Fallout at its E3 showcase. Though the video presentation is probably the way to go for those hungry for Fallout 4 information, fans short on time might prefer a quick browsing of screens. Thou...

Fallout 4 release date is November 10, 2015

You can play Donkey Kong on your Pip-Boy
Jun 14
Tonight at Bethesda's E3 2015 press conference, game director Todd Howard demonstrated Fallout 4, which begins before the bombs fell. The character creator takes place in a mirror and adjustments happen in real time. And, yes...

Bethesda is releasing a 'Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition' with a real Pip-Boy

It uses your smartphone
Jun 14
Today at Bethesda's E3 conference in LA, the "Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition" was released. It will ship with both the game and a special edition package, which includes a real Pip-Boy accessory. To spice things up even more, the ...

What I want from Fallout 4

We'll find out soon enough
Jun 13
I'm a huge Fallout nerd. I can wax poetic about the Fallout games and how much they mean to me all day (I've done it before), so to say I'm looking forward to what Bethesda does with Fallout 4 is a little bit of an understatement. I do have some requests though. A wish list of things I would personally like to see in the next installment.  

Steam Summer Sale hits Day 3, Fallout 4 pre-order deal returns

Hide your wallets!
Jun 13
Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably knew that on Thursday the Steam Summer Sale kicked off. This Saturday marks Day Three of the sale with a new round of Daily Deals and Flash Sales coming at 1 PM Eastern. (W...

Fallout 4 not coming to PS3 or Xbox 360

Case closed
Jun 07
Matt Grandstaff, Bethesda's community lead has confirmed on NeoGAF that Fallout 4 will not be coming to last generation consoles. It had been a topic of contention since the game was revealed, but now the rumors can offi...

Fallout 4 deal, $40 PlayStation TV, plus PC Summer Sales

How is it June already?
Jun 06
We already noted the discount earlier this week, but the Fallout 4 pre-order deal is still alive and kicking at GMG for $48 after using their 20% off code. Interestingly enough, while there's no release date in sight, the gam...

Splatoon takes over Fallout 4's Balls - Newstoid #3

Get your tentacles ready!
Jun 05
We are back with another episode of Newstoid, your favorite video game news show. On this episode we discuss all things Fallout 4, dogs, and Splatoon takes over. I might be a bit biased, but I think this is our best episode ...

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