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Submitted by Karooo 1123d ago | rumor

Rumored Fallout 4 info: Boston setting, buildings more on par with cyberpunk and retro-futurism

New info which reconfirms Boston setting. (Fallout 4, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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claud3  +   1123d ago
no truth in this
jimbobwahey  +   1123d ago
I agree, the article makes no mention of the traditional Bethesda game-breaking bugs and glitches, busted DLC and complete lack of QA.

I'll wait for the real info regarding another reskinned yearly crapshoot from the most incompetent development studio in the industry before I get excited about buying their latest turd.

Actually scratch that, I think I'll probably have my eyes on Dark Souls 2 instead!
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   1123d ago
Yeah, you're obviously one of those folks that plays Bethesda gamesbon the wrong platform.
aliengmr  +   1123d ago
Let me guess...PS3?
SilentNegotiator  +   1123d ago

I play all Bethesda games on PC, and I've noticed plenty of game breaking bugs, especially quest glitches.
SolidStoner  +   1123d ago
Fallout.. one of my favorite games.... hope they dont screw it up... I really want fallout new vegas type gameplay, with those crazy deserts and everything, with new quests, better ending and no Skyrim type bugs...
landog  +   1123d ago
lol....people getting mad it runs awful and looks terrible on 8 year old hardware, it ain't Bethesdas fault, blame ms and sony, there should have been new consoles out in 2010 or 2011 at the latest, skyrim was expected to ship to next gen platforms...todd howard even said this in an interview, but the game was done on pc and no sign of new consoles, so the rush ported them down to ps3/360, hence it running even worse on 360/ps3 than oblivion

it was NEVER intended for 8 year old hardware!

i have played every Bethesda game since morrowind on pc, without a single game breaking bug, in flawless 1080p at 60 frames

the only things i have had happen in both skyrim and oblivion (never morrowind or fallout 3) was my avatar got stuck in a rock, but, i save every 5 min. so no big deal, reload and don't jump on that rock.

Bethesda create some of the most immerive, deep, and massive worlds around

sure, when you make something that has 6000 hours of content in it theres bound to be a bug or two, but look at the games with 5 hour single player that have bugs, and people say Bethesda games are buggy

play them on pc, they run amazing, look amazing, and at least for myself and the 20 or so people i know who play Bethesda games on pc, there is very, very little bugs
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Pintheshadows  +   1123d ago
Dear Landog,

If you are to type utter drivel please make sure it's believable, or alternatively go to a knitting website and spout your nonsense as they won't be able to call you on it. Arena, Daggerfall, Morrowind, Oblivion and especially Skyrim as is are all bug ridden on the PC much like Fallout 3. It isn't a secret.

And I sincerly doubt you know 20 people.


SephirothX21  +   1123d ago
Oh come on now! They make massive open world games where quests can be played in so many different orders that its easy for bugs to get through testing. They don't make corridor games like Gears and Uncharted where there is zero freedom. I've played the pc version and noticed very few bugs and I've played over 300 hours at this stage. Have multiple saves and you'll be fine. Bethesda are one of the best studios in the world. Just look at the average ratings for their last three games. Maybe you've never written an application so you might not understand how difficult some bugs are to find.
Tr10wn  +   1122d ago

I play most of the games you mention for more than 100+ hours each and never found a game breaking bug like most people which i know are playing Skyrim on PS3 said so, i played Morrowind for both XboX and PC never found a game breaking bug played Oblivion on PS3, 360 and PC and never found a game breaking bug, Fallout 3 and NV on PC and never found any game breaking bug, Skyrim on 360 and PC and once again never found a game breaking bug, all those games had bugs like every other game out there the key word is "Game Breaking Bug" i never found one, on the other hand i know Skyrim is broken on the PS3 that is why i don't believe or care for anyone who say something negative about Bethesdas in N4G.
DasTier  +   1122d ago
@Tvensky "Skyrim type bugs". The worst glitches i've seen in a Bethesda game have been on 360 Fallout 3 (would constantly freeze at a major quest point, even restarting the game didn't help so the game was effectively broken) and New Vegas on PC which forced me to restart the game just before the battle of hoover dam. Only glitch i had with Skyrim was dragons flying backwards (was patched) and in Oblivion I fell through the floor a couple of times.
Drabent  +   1122d ago
I think u mean Crapovision and their Lag of Duty games.
psyxon  +   1122d ago
@jimbobwahey no. just no.

@ujean69 Bethesda didn't develop New Vegas, Obsidian did. They did release some patches for it though.
aliengmr  +   1122d ago

So have I. In after well over a decade of playing games on PC I'm used to bugs and glitches.

But, when Bethesda or anything related to them is mentioned whose the first to start losing it? It never fails, with in a couple posts the PS3 hive-mind unleashes hellfire.

Not sayin they don't have a reason just that its a pretty predictable occurrence.
grailly  +   1123d ago
I sure hope so. The fallout world is by far my favorite world to be in. I do not want it at all to be cyberpunk.
Reverent  +   1123d ago
I don't think you should immediately dismiss another universe just because you're more comfortable with a different one. You will miss out on so much that way. Especially since there are better post-apocalyptic world games than Fallout. The S.T.A.L.K.E.R games being a great example of that to come to mind.
grailly  +   1123d ago
I love fallout's world and it's the main reason I'm exited for a sequel. If I wanted another universe I would play another franchise.

I'll be happy to play other cyberpunk games, cyberpunk 2077 for instance. I just want my gritty, empty, no-electricity fallout

there are more reasons to me loving the fallout world than it being post-apocalyptic. I love the humor and the lore, discovering vaults is exiting and often funny to see how the people lived.
Reverent  +   1123d ago
Don't get me wrong, I completely agree with you. I just don't think you should limit yourself to "just" Fallout lol. I too love Fallout but there are still games that do that "gritty, empty, no-electricity" concept better. Honestly, Fallout has never given me that impression. Fallout is full of colorful characters with great personality, and this makes the games feel far from lonely. For me, I don't feel much like I'm being forced to survive and scavenge when playing Fallout games (Like I did in the stalker games). Again, don't get me wrong, because I don't consider this a bad thing at all. I have a ton of fun with Fallout; I just think there could be a slightly better emphasis on the "post-apocalyptic" part of the game.
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grailly  +   1123d ago
I don't think you get what I'm saying. I like fallout how it is. It strikes the right balance for ME. I don't care if STALKER has post-apocalyptic better, it doesn't have the humor. I don't care if I don't need to scavenge, it's not what I want.

I love the music playing, while you do the most horrible and funny choices.Cyberpunk would take that away as it's a retro-future from the 80s, you would get 80 music, I I just like that 50s music.

Anyway, I'm not sure about these rumors, it can't be a direct sequel and a direct sequel at the same time.

I don't limit myself to fallout, but when it comes to fallout it's the fallout experience that I want!
Smokeeye123  +   1123d ago
Yeah everyone listen to claud3 he is an industry insider with realtime information updates on the inner circle of Bethesda games. Whatever he says is the truth.
elhebbo16  +   1123d ago
well its a rumor. for all we know they could do any city in the east coast, or west for that matter.

edit: didn't read about bethesda taking pics in boston.. now im excited.
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Blacklash93  +   1123d ago
Color me excite. Loved Fallout 3. The depressing atmosphere, strangely haunting music, and bleak scenery were all incredible and what I loved the most from it.
grailly  +   1123d ago
yep, and that's all gone if the go cyberpunk...
sonicsidewinder  +   1123d ago
"Bethesda has no plans to reinvent the leveling up system to make it more like Skyrim."

"Bethesda is thinking about introducing a system, similar to Skyrim,"

joab777  +   1123d ago
It makes sense and the rumors have been around concerning the institute for awhile. Anyway, I want more of a true rpg than skyrim. I hate that u can level up every skill with a particular class. But the difficulty is much better in fallout, so there's that.
claud3  +   1123d ago
right this kind off stuff happens to any future follow up to any game in a series

And if true, big freaking deal

It's just another game in the series
SneeringImperialist  +   1123d ago
MasterD919  +   1123d ago
I have been waiting for Fallout 4 since Fallout 3. I'm surprised that there hasn't been an official announcement from Bethesda yet...
vallencer  +   1123d ago
Some people may not agree with this but I'd love a fallout that takes place before the said fallout and then you work up to the events of the fallout and the game keeps going on after the fallout. If they did it right I think it could be a really good an maybe emotional story. I don't know just a thought that sounded interesting.
Mikeyy  +   1123d ago
Boston.. seems like a boring setting... meh.

Even though New Vegas was a bug fest, the desert was a great setting, perfect for the nuclear wasteland scenario.

I also disliked the DC setting in Fallout 3.

Maybe they should try the Chinese wastelands this round. It is relevant to the overall story.
aliengmr  +   1122d ago
Fallout has to stay in the US just like STALKER and Metro MUST stay in Russia.

Its the satirical look at 50's America that makes Fallout what it is. Different timeline is fine, but the setting must be in the US.
J86blum  +   1123d ago
Just up the EPIC on Fallout from 3 more detail stuff, more gear, custom everything. (maybe a bike or horse for transportation.) and destructive cover/buildings?
jjb1981  +   1123d ago
Add more weapons!!!!! Also maybe some finishing moves that use more AP
Phoenix76  +   1123d ago
i'll take these rumours with a pinch of salt thanks ;)
TrenchaunT  +   1123d ago
Boston would be lame.

Mikeyy is right: China would be interesting.
Trenta27  +   1123d ago
Please use a new engine. Please. That's all I ask.
madjedi  +   1123d ago
Am i the only console gamer that wants bethesda put the fallout/elder scrolls off till next gen, i love fallout games despite being god awful buggy.

But i want to see what a next gen fallout for us(console gamers) would look.

And slightly off topic i wouldn't mind a port of the shadow run reboot hitting consoles.
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Skate-AK  +   1123d ago
If any of that is true it sounds awesome. I just can't get myself to finish Skyrim.
Burnin  +   1123d ago
Though I haven´t finished SKyrim yet (and I don´t think I ever will) Fallout IS for me the best universe ever

I learned my lesson with Fallout 3 that most Bethesda games need to be played on PC and modded to hell!!

I still go back to New Vegas every once in a while since it{s still a beautiful world (once again IF modded properly)
banjadude  +   1123d ago
As long as Fallout continues on the humour, Pipboy animations and some sort of dog companion, I don't care what the setting is like.
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modesign  +   1123d ago
the only rumor that seems true is that it will be broken and buggy on the ps3 version
Roccetarius  +   1123d ago
I'll just wait and see with the Ultimate Edition. That way people have found most of the game breaking bugs.
thezeldadoth  +   1123d ago
this whole "only bad on ps3" thing is old and inaccurate. Bethesda sucks ass at programming on ALL platforms, they just bust their ass to cover up their mistakes fast. The ps3 sticks in peoples memories because its still not fixed. On launch week and first month, the other platforms had terrible bugs as well for all bethesda games. And don't say "cuz its soo huge" because they arent that big really. Theres other rpg's out there with much deeper experiences and even larger worlds.
RuperttheBear  +   1123d ago
'Theres other rpg's out there with much deeper experiences and even larger worlds. '

What are they then?
thezeldadoth  +   1122d ago
you must be new to RPG's to even ask that question.
RuperttheBear  +   1122d ago
No, I've been gaming since I was a young child. Since the start of the 80's.

So tell me, where are these deeper experiences and larger worlds? After all, you were the one that said they were out there. Please, spill the beans.
Root  +   1123d ago
No Brotherhood of Super mutants...come on

I'm not liking the sound of the leveling system, it sounds like they are trying to be like Skyrim...dumb it down and make it accessible.

I liked Fallout 3s levelling up system, I liked it more then the one in New Vegas. You should of gained a new perk every earned it at the end of the day. I liked how in F3 if you tried your hardest and put your self out there you could max everything out, it was a challenge but worth it.
mastershredder  +   1123d ago
Boston? ....I dunno, but If it's Fallout, I'm in.

If it is going to follow the heels of Fallout 3, the setting would make sense, especially with MIT in the mix, however I'm kinda down with something new rather than dragging the Fallout 3 storyline out even more. That could have been done in an expansion, not a whole new game.
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McLuvn  +   1123d ago
I'm in but will be buggy as hell as usual.
DFogz  +   1123d ago
Guess no one saw the update at the top of the article.

The guy who put forth the information came forward and said he made it all up. Absolutely no truth to it.
mastershredder  +   1123d ago
Aww, yeah just saw that. It was sounding more plausible since I saw this the other day.
Indo  +   1123d ago
Boston would be a unique place since their more advanced from other places ventured from most fallout game settings.
MaleManSam  +   1123d ago
Dogmeat <3
Drabent  +   1122d ago
Well I see no one else is going to say it so here goes...............CO-OP...... ./dives under desk and covers head><
dee-ecks  +   1122d ago
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