A Tale of Two Fallouts

When the “One Wasteland for All” patch was released for Fallout 76 in September, despite my best efforts, I was pretty darn excited. With Bethesda’s promise that one could now “experience all that the Appalachian Wasteland [had] to offer no matter [one’s] level” with “re-balanced combat and rewards,” I was ready to tackle all those…

Wastelanders is good, but it’s still Fallout 76

After hanging up my power armor and bidding not-so-tearful farewell to Fallout 76 late last year, I didn’t figure that I’d see much of Appalachia any time soon, no matter Bethesda’s purported roadmap for the game. The introduction of the Fallout 1st subscription service, while interesting in theory, only soured the situation further. And when…

No Foolin’, Fallout 76: Wastelanders Releases this April

Last week, Bethesda released a short trailer for Fallout 76’s much-anticipated Wasterlanders expansion, the one that promises to bring NPCs, and new quest lines, into Appalachia. After watching it several times and mulling things over repeatedly, I’ve come to the conclusion that it looks…fine. Have at yourself if you’ve not already seen it: 

The Outer Worlds is the Fallout: New Vegas Sequel I’ve Always Wanted

Two of my favorite games from the PS3/Xbox 360/Wii generation of games are Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. I’d never played anything like them before, and they captured my attention immediately with their large worlds filled with intriguing quests and witty writing. The presentation was a bit wonky and the bugs were numerous, but…

DOOM 64 Returns After 23 Years

Bethesda put out a big announcement for fans looking forward to picking up DOOM Eternal early next year. In addition to getting to play through the newest DOOM experience, they’ll also be granted a free copy of one of the series’ rarest iterations: DOOM 64.

Thirty Hours and Counting in Fallout 76

A couple factors played into my decision to continue riding the Fallout wave with Fallout 76. Among the biggest was words from regular gaming bloggers. While most big gaming sites had seemed to give up on the game, many fellow game-players who had invested in the title seemed to really enjoy it, at least as…

Finally Finished: Fallout 4

Last Listmas, I made a few gaming promises to myself, one of which I actually just made happen. I finally finished Fallout 4! And it only took four years! In thinking about how to sum up my Fallout 4 experience, fragmented as it was over many months, I can’t help but briefly compare it to…

Resonance: Secunda

For no terribly good reason, I recently took a new trip through The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I played through the game only once when it was new(ish), and at the time, the experience didn’t leave much of a lasting impact. I couldn’t say what exactly brought on the inkling to pick up the game…

Prey: Going from Hunted to…still Hunted

In a year full of surprisingly good games, I still somehow found myself floored when Prey was…surprisingly good. The first hour demo presented a game which asked players to use their wits in order to survive the many dangers of Talos I. It presented a game where rash decisions could, and would, end badly. It…

Ruling the Desert in Fallout: New Vegas

With the arrival of Fallout 4 in late 2015, I figured it was high time I get myself a piece of all that post-apocalyptic action that had been capturing everyone’s attention. And things started out well enough. I created my character, experienced the horror of nuclear annihilation (fun!), and started my new life on the…