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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:30 am Reply with quoteBack to top

[ Game -> Update ] - More info on Company: Bethesda Softworks | More info on Game: Fallout 4

Rumour time, ladies and gents, and one coming from Denister's favorite site, Le Reddit. One user by the name of "fallout4boston" decided to either troll the living hell out of everyone, or go behind the back of his employers in breaking the news: Fallout 4 (tentative title, Howard is toying with the F4llout idea) is heading to Boston, Massachusetts and The Commonwealth. Here's what he said:

The rumors are true, Fallout 4 will take place in Boston. In case you haven't heard, Bethesda has recently been scoping out and researching Boston. They also have a strong connection to MIT. I may or may not be an MIT employee. But that's really all I can say for fear of losing my job.

I am telling you it will take place in Boston. Whether you believe me or not, how do you feel about a Fallout Boston?

To which he also added:
Apologies for the vagueness of this post. It's not just my job that worries me, but also getting the fuck sued out of me. Bethesda's contracts are basically full-proof so if they were to discover who I am, or rather, who I got this information from, a few people including myself could get into a lot of trouble.

Now, I'm no Reddit user, so this to me might as well be chinese insofar as determining its legitimacy. DaC's own Susan, however, uncovered this same rumor on the GameRevolution.com frontpage and a quick Google would indicate that there are a lot of sites pushing it, if none of the big ones. If that's up to plain ol' GaemIng JoUernalIZm or something else, I dunno. More can be added by our own King of Creation, if he's available, since he's the one of us that apparently uses Reddit.

To reiterate Susan's question, should we be excited?

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Edit by KoC: Here is another quote:

I've been hearing reports from people in the Boston area, where my fellow Fallout-obsessed brother lives, that Bethesda has been in the Boston area doing initial research for Fallout 4. It's highly speculative, but the main rumors surround Bethesda's connection to "The Institute", or what we call the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or M.I.T..

M.I.T., although in populated Cambridge and just across the river from Boston proper, still has a small-town feel when it comes to the way news propagates through the community. It is students and staff at M.I.T. that seem to be the ones talking the most about it, and they would be in a position to know. I wouldn't be surprised, at all, if the rumors prove to be true in coming weeks.

Just thought I'd share! I'm not confirming anything, but all signs point to yes.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:06 am Reply with quoteBack to top

If Todd Howard is involved, I'm not interested.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:52 am Reply with quoteBack to top

10 Bethesda is at the helm
20 I am staunchly uninterested

Perhaps, hopefully, they'll have the sense to farm out 4.5 to Obsidian. Games with actual substance have become such a rarity. icon_drunk
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:09 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Oi oi, K-to-the-C with the blackup. Nicely done. although if you're going to spell out Massachussets at least get it right icon_wink

Main thing I wanted from you, though, is this- Are these 2 guys known or anything? Last time I checked accounts on Reddit were virtually anonymous, so there's really nothing to stop "fallout4boston" or "nSomething" from pulling a fast one, correct?

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If Todd Howard is involved, I'm not interested.

Why so caustic? Poor Toad. icon_drunk
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Tofu Man wrote:
although if you're going to spell out Massachussets at least get it right icon_wink


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Last time I checked accounts on Reddit were virtually anonymous, so there's really nothing to stop "fallout4boston" or "nSomething" from pulling a fast one, correct?


Correct. But it's been slow for news on here. Wasteland 2 looks promising, but summer time is always a bad time for me for posting news.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Tofu Man wrote:
Massachussets tard

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Massachusetts icon_drunk

Oh, crap. Damn americans and their weirdo spelling... You win. This time.

King of Creation wrote:
Correct. But it's been slow for news on here.

Nah, man, that's not what I meant. Rather "why would Revolution or N4G run this if it can just as easily be a fake"? Unless these two chums happen to be considered legit for reasons unknown to me.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Tofu Man wrote:
Rather "why would Revolution or N4G run this if it can just as easily be a fake"? Unless these two chums happen to be considered legit for reasons unknown to me.


Step 1: Find/create random anonymous source claiming something big
Step 2: Make a news story hyping it up
Step 3: Traffic!
Step 4: ??
Step 5: Profit!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Game-revolution is kinda cool and legit, it's been my game news site for like 15 years, they don't do this kind of stuff, which is why I reported it in the first place.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:19 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I'd betting this is true. Although I'm still hoping it covers more of New England rather than cheesing out again with one city as a central location and a few minor surrounding areas. The Adirondacks has some crazy ass survivalist groups living out there in the mountains. Half of Connecticut is abandoned and looking post apocalyptic already. The same with Pennsylvania. There's so much they can do rather than repeating what was already done.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I was under the impression FO4 was going to be San Francisco. How did Boston happen?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Mad Max RW wrote:
There's so much they can do rather than repeating what was already done.


Hahaha!! Lots of people should read this...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Obviously nobody from Bethesda will. We've seen radioactive deserts and nuked out cities a million times. I'm tired of the same setting over and over. It's even worse when based on real life locations and they don't resemble them at all after boiled down to a Disney World kiddie ride.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:30 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I'd take a ride on the big dig. It sounds wonderfully dirty.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

If they are just now scouting locations for Fallout 4 then I wouldnt expect to see this game until 2014 or later. Lets hope they learned something from Obsidian..... other than how to hose them out of a bonus
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I've already come across a petition for Bethesda to let Obsidian develop it.

Seems like New Vegas had a lot of people have a change of heart with who develops games for the franchise.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

A Rocket Fueled with Sophistry wrote:
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Perhaps, though I've witnessed on several occasions a group as vocal as it is numerous who seem to genuinely believe that Fallout 3 championed qualities including : branching, reactive, maleable, non-linear narrative, stellar writing, actual depth, high quality voice acting, a complete absence of bugs, coherent quest, character, location and world design, AND SO ON. Qualities they staunchly denounce New Vegas for abandoning.

This faction frequently overlaps with those who, perplexingly, regard Fallout 3 as the first of the series.

Delusional cretins, in other words. icon_drunk
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Blargh wrote:
Delusional cretins

call 1t wat you want, I opend my FNV pacage and a cockroach came out. Obsidain aer jus awful at making gaemz dat are playable after 10 minutes i mean bugs bugs bugs bugs ctd bsod missing ending bad tipycal osbidian shyt BETHSEDA ES #1 gib monies plox.



Ehue. icon_drunk

Yes, as incredible as it might sound, I too have been witness to the F3>FNV crowd. It's a moot discussion, though. FNV "being better than F3" is about the lowest form of praise it could receive.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:50 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Tofu Man wrote:
Yes, as incredible as it might sound, I too have been witness to the F3>FNV crowd.


So.... you've been to reddit?
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