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Fallout 4. Anyone lost in the wasteland yet?

Posted November 14, 2015 into Games by John Birmingham

I would desperately love to spend a couple of weeks in this post apocalyptic Hellscape, but my real life deadline Hellscape is even more scarifying, so I haven't even bought it. Not like The Witcher 3 which lies unplayed at the top of my stack o' shame, hiding GTA 5, which I loved as much as GTA 4, but had no more luck finishing than I did Mass Effect 3. All of them great games. None of them even a quarter finished.

I sometime wonder whether I buy these things not to play them, but because of the illusion they offer. The mirage of a day when I met have enough spare time to actually indulge myself. Until then I can but live vicariously through Mister Barnes, who I assume has given up his day job to walk the radioactive wastes.

25 Responses to ‘Fallout 4. Anyone lost in the wasteland yet?’

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mutters...

Posted November 14, 2015
I have been lost in the Wasteland my whole life, constantly annoyed by the cry of gulls, the deep seas swell and concerns with profit and loss.

But Hellscape sounds great.

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Raymond Camden has opinions thus...

Posted November 14, 2015
Nice to know I'm not the only one with a shameful pile of unfinished games. Not that I don't play quite a bit... but *finishing* a game is sometimes just out of reach. (But hey, I hit 40 in Destiny, that counts, right?)

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Murphy_of_Missouri is gonna tell you...

Posted November 14, 2015
I've never been able to get into this series.

And I don't have a gaming console anymore. Hell, World of Warships chews up plenty of time if I let it.

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damian asserts...

Posted November 14, 2015
Looks like my 5 year old laptop will handle it okay... that could be optimistic though. Academic, no way I have time at this stage.

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NBlob asserts...

Posted November 14, 2015
When one opens a can of Child Rearing it stay clearly on the tin: Caution: Time is your rarest commodity and everything takes priority over fun.
Like boats & tents I suspect people buy games with a hope that they'll make the time to play them.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan has opinions thus...

Posted November 14, 2015
The primary aspect of your "child rearing" has concluded, mate. If you don't have time to play video games, it is for some other reason. Perhaps your excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages is responsible.

damian puts forth...

Posted November 14, 2015
I see no incompatibility between excessive consumption of alcoholic beverage and playing video games.

NBlob is gonna tell you...

Posted November 14, 2015
Indeed.

NBlob is gonna tell you...

Posted November 14, 2015
OT, excellent State of Play Near Earth Objects, sans hyperbole.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/a17822/the-asteroid-hunters/?utm_source=nextdraft&utm_medium=email

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Rob has opinions thus...

Posted November 14, 2015
My wife pointed out the other night that I'm not really a gamer. So I have all these games unplayed like Crysis and world of tanks.
I usually just play Battlefield and leave it at that. CoD just got silly, I will probably give Battlefront a go. I have buckets of time, but I always get the feeling I should be making media not consuming it.

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TeamAmerica has opinions thus...

Posted November 14, 2015
Off-topic, but JB s a sci-fi writer, so here is the 'World of Tomorrow,' today:
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/11/13/us/google-self-driving-car-pulled-over/

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she_jedi puts forth...

Posted November 15, 2015
My game playing career ended around Police Quest 2 / Kings Quest IV, and was resurrected late last year when I discovered Assassin's Creed. I no longer feel guilty that I only managed to finish AC3 two weeks ago (and still in the middle of the AC3 DLC) with Syndicate coming out in November. I've actually finished FOUR games this year, while working full time and studying part time. *Smug*

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Barnesm ducks in to say...

Posted November 15, 2015
Can't post, too busy trying to get to Diamond City whilst dealing with some troublesome Yao Guai

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Barnesm has opinions thus...

Posted November 15, 2015
Besides I've told you before.
Fallout aren't games, they're training simulators.

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Mayhem's Mum is gonna tell you...

Posted November 15, 2015
My dear gentlemen, your gaming concerns are as nothing compared to the distressing incident which occurred this very day in the dank depths of my Lord and Master Greybeard's (Keeper of the Flame, Bringer of Gruel, Provider of Subservice Internet) oubliette. His intermittent Wifi led to a rather unfortunate disruption of one's Candy Crush Saga update. One has been forced to commence the game from level 1. As the game had been at level 498 before this calamity, one is now contemplating the unleashing of a venomous ire the likes of which my Lord and Master Greybeard (Holder of the Torch, Tamer of Rats, ERSTWHILE Provider of Subservice Internet Or Else) has heretofore never imagined. He has been warned!

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Spanner puts forth...

Posted November 15, 2015
Does a game count as being on your pile of shame if MrsS won't let you buy a new console to play it on?
Asking for a friend.

Darth Greybeard swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted November 15, 2015
Maybe if you didn't come home from Sydney, reeking of stale beer and fresh farts, with eyes like blood-drenched poached eggs, breath straight from Satan's bottom and then, THEN, try to deny you'd been on the turps?

Barnesm ducks in to say...

Posted November 15, 2015
Would fresh beer and stale farts be better?

Darth Greybeard mumbles...

Posted November 16, 2015
I think those are Spanner's default setting.

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pi mumbles...

Posted November 15, 2015
Sigh... I'm studying. So no time for games. No time for books. :( Exam is in two weeks. Too long...

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yankeedog ducks in to say...

Posted November 16, 2015
A couple of my coworkers are hip-deep in Fallout 4 as I write this. I personally don't have time to get immersed in those games.

I do enjoy the music in the Fallout series, though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7Fpp2VT5lk

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Shifty Tourist mutters...

Posted November 16, 2015
Got it last week, managed a couple of hours on the weekend, and it is awesome. There is nothing like wandering around a nuclear wasteland with the Inkspots singing I don't want to set the world on fire lilting in the background.

Barnesm puts forth...

Posted November 16, 2015
but after 70 hours of playing you do start wishing for a larger play list.

Shifty Tourist puts forth...

Posted November 17, 2015
I have yet to have that problem, sadly though this is because of the intrusion of adult responsibilities, and the withering looks of Mrs Tourist while gesturing meaningfully towards the real life wasteland... the backyard, having the effect that having 70 hours to, in Mrs Tourists words "waste", on Fallout being a bit of a luxury.

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