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Boston after the Bomb drops

Fallout 4 - Official Trailer

Seems Fallout 4 will be set in a post-apocalyptic Boston. BGR takes us on a tour and compares some screen caps with the pre-devastation sites they're based on.

H/t Jared.

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What sort of apocalypse is our fair city post- in this game? Nuclear? Pandemic? Or the IOC just skipped town and the bills all came due at once?

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probably option #3. The Chicoms (Chinese communist creditors) blew us to bits after we couldn't pay up. Glad that the dog survived- Shepherds rule!!!!

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NUCULAR. They Lynn playable area looks the same, however.

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... despite a nuclear reactor at MIT, I'd say IOC.

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Just a nuclear one, to quote:

The game has a post-apocalyptic and retro-futuristic setting, in the aftermath of a global nuclear war in an alternate history timeline mid-22nd century.

Source:

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The Fallout series takes place in a post nuclear-war world. Very uplifting game. I played the first one a fews years back and it was actually pretty fun.

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Shepherds rule!!!!!!

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I thought this was going to be a movie.

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OMFG! THIS IS AWESOME!

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not a gamer here but this looks interesting.. even just to walk around the city.

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I'm not a fan of post-apocalypse stuff so watching this made me uncomfortable especially with the setting.

Would be more interesting for me to see GTA-like game set here with a believable modern day setting.

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GTA like Boston game set in the 1920s/30s.

That would be sweeeeeeeeeeeet

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Storrow Drive - Features only box trucks, U-Hauls, and buses. Bonus points for every bridge you manage to avoid hitting.

Interesting concept.

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dont blow a gasket

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One of my favorite game franchises, finally set in my favorite city!

Wonder if they'll have Hubway?

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Who needs Hubway when you can take the USS Constitution powered by hoverjets?

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So in this game, the Ⓣ looks the same, or better than real-life? :D

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Well, if it plays like the original Fallout 3, it'll just be partially-collapsed subway tunnels with the occasional train lying in ruin, blocking your path. You can generally get where you want to go by walking through the tunnels, though.

So, lower frequency on the trains in the post-apocalyptic wasteland, but higher passenger throughput.

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Bunch of screenshots of the game here, too. And, /. article.

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Loved seeing the old elevated artery behind the Bunker Hill Monument! Makes sense, since the apocalypse occurred in the Fallout series in a retconned 1950s/60s. Gave me just a little bit of nostalgia for our long lost other Green Monster!

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I have to wonder if the retro-futurtic setting with the point of divergence is set that the 1950's point-of-divergence timeline with a 50's view-of-the-future aesthetics and means the big dig never happened so we'll see the elevated highway instead. From the video, they actually have Scollay Sq rather than Government Center.

At the same time, I can also see lore-wise that the Big Dig still happen despite some elements kept. I can also see design-wise that having that tunnel existing would be a cool level traverse. Same thought perhaps for the West End too...

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I use my PS3 for online streaming and DVD watching. It appears they will not make this game on the PS3, only the PS4?

I actually played Fallout3 all the way through (there were a few games inbetween 3 and 4 I believe). Pretty fun game.

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They're pushing you and others to buy a PS4, basically, Pete. It would look better on the newer machine, as well. Don't tell me their technique has no effect on you? Tried and true in video games since 1983!

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I'll probably hold out on getting a PS4 or Fallout4 and I admit I don't follow the game industry as much anymore. But it did seem that they were still releasing games on older platforms like the PS3 for a while anyway.

And I too have been a gamer since the early 1980s! I remember riding out to Child World in Dedham on my bike and getting Donkey Kong for the Artari 2600. Almost as great as taking a trip to the Fun and Games in Framingham, or getting Adventure (2600) out that way on the same trip!

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I can scarcely believe that later, Child World became a Circuit City, and that I can't even remember what is there now.

My cousins were more into Commodore, and that led us to PCs, since that was considered more productive! And thus my path in life was set.

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My cousins were more into Commodore, and that led us to PCs, since that was considered more productive! And thus my path in life was set.

Yup! same here. My parents were very anti video games.. more because they saw it as a money pit. My dad was fairly computer literate (for the 80s), so he realized that steering us toward computers was a far better thing than steering us to video game machines. So we got our first Commodore 64 in '83 and a then C128 in '87. And that let me to Macs and PCs in the early 90s, and a career shortly after.

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I had both. Not a C64, but an old Apple, then the Apple IIC. I used to love those old random games. I had these two games from some educational software company in Minnesota about duck hunting, and controlling the deer population in a neighborhood. Man great memories I would play those things for hours.

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If you want to relive your childhood nostalgia, you can! Even better, inflict it upon any of today's kids (neighbor's, nieces/nephews, etc) and see what they think.

http://www.virtualapple.org/2listO.html

Look 5 games down, "Oh Deer!". I played it too, in school. I actually felt it taught me a lot about wildlife population management as well.

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Yep that was it! I've gone back and Youtubed most of those games from my youth, but forgot about that one until yesterday when I was typing this up. (and you just gave me the name!)

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Pete, not sure it's obvious from the website, but you can actually play the games there. No need to just youtube!

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I don't have the authority to download the emulator or whatever it is (Active GS installer) on my work comp/laptop, but I'll have to check it out when I get home!

Thanks!

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I've always wanted to fight zombie BU frat dudes riding giant mutated radioactive rats on Comm Ave.

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Will this game feature giant intelligent mutant turkeys waging a war against humans?

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