Me and Tom are excited about Fallout 76, even if we have loads of damn questions about the first multiplayer Fallout (how can I play this by myself exactly? Does a bigger world really make for a better one? And so on). In the meantime, though, the Fallout mod scene is thriving, and there are plenty of substantial-looking projects in various states of progress that don't involve interactions with other humans. We've covered all of these mods before as news, but I thought it might be nice to collect all of them in one place, as you ponder your big next Fallout singleplayer experience. You'll also find links to previous stories where you can read more about each project, as well as links to the creators' own sites where you can check out granular updates on the mods discussed. You might also want to read about Northern Springs, a mod released in beta last week that adds a sizeable new area to Fallout 4.Fallout: New CaliforniaFacebook pageIn development for five years, this New … [Read more...] about 6 big upcoming Fallout mods to look out for
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The Halo franchise feels like a relic of video games past thanks to Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds recent dominance — except when it comes to memes. One of the most wholesome, enjoyable, nerdy memes that’s emerged in recent weeks is a throwback to Halo. Rather, a throwback to the game’s classic operatic theme music. Teenagers are gathering in high school bathrooms, often 20 or 30 at a time, to belt out the docile tones found within the score. Here’s an example with 80 teenage boys in one school bathroom. Here’s another with a paltry 40 some boys in what appears to be a much tinier high school bathroom. Say what you will about teens having too much time on their hands, but it’s refreshing to see a bunch of teenage boys gathered in the spirit of singing rather than hitting one another or engaging in some other questionable activity. The question is why the meme is popping off again now? The answer appears football. The co-relation … [Read more...] about Revived Halo theme-song meme may owe its newfound life to the Philadelphia Eagles
Actor Blake Jenner’s credits include “Glee, “Supergirl,” “Everybody Wants Some!!” and “The Edge of Seventeen.” He has one of his most challenging roles in “American Animals,” a striking comedy-drama about a real heist. Director Bart Layton mixes scripted scenes with recollections of the actual people involved.The movie opens the Florida Film Festival on Friday. Here’s my email interview with Jenner.Question: Why did you want to do “American Animals”?Answer: It was one of the best scripts I’d ever had the pleasure of reading. I loved how the narrative and interviews were interwoven with each other. Also, it was a different story and character than I’d been used to. After seeing Bart’s work, I was very excited by the thought of getting to work with him. So all around I just thought “I have to try my best to get this part.”Q.: How did you approach playing Chas Allen and how much … [Read more...] about Florida Film Festival: Blake Jenner loves ‘American Animals’
Nintendo Switch has been incredibly successful and has sold over 10 million units in a year and having that said, people are claiming that Nintendo Switch success shows that gaming is not all about the graphics and I do not agree with that. While the Nintendo Switch may not be able to deliver the performance that we are used to from consoles and PC, I doubt that a correlation with the success of the console. Disclaimer: The opinion discussed here is my own. We have seen plenty of indie games that do not have much to offer when it comes to graphics and they have seen plenty of success without the Nintendo Switch. There are games out there that are not graphically demanding but have sold millions of copies. We did not need the Nintendo Switch to come out and remind us that these games are there and need to be enjoyed. While PC gamers are often seen as graphics whores and I admit that I go enjoy good graphics, that is not everything. PC gamers enjoy a good … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch Success Shows Gaming Is About More Than Graphics? Hell No!
This week, we’re running a big list of what we — and a group of trusted friends — recently voted as the 500 best video games of all time. For the backstory, criteria, explanation of why Breath of the Wild isn’t on the list, etc., head to the beginning here: The 500 best games of all time. For numbers 400-301, scroll down. 400. Mirror's Edge (2008, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, others) Keep moving. That's the main objective of Mirror's Edge. Releasing alongside dozens of first-person shooters, Mirror's Edge stood for daring to be different. Putting an emphasis on using first-person parkour to outsmart enemies, rather than just shooting through them, Mirror's Edge was a flawed beauty stuck in the memory of those who just kept running through its clean, white city. 399. Braid (2008, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, others) In many ways, the modern indie explosion started with Braid. Unlike anything people had seen at the time, Braid and its time-bending puzzles … [Read more...] about The 500 best games of all time: 400-301