Fallout 4, like most major video games, has a review embargo. Unlike most major video games, however, Fallout 4 has an embargo for its review embargo.
Thats ok i'll be reviewing this 1 for myself early hours 10th.
Isn't anyone else interested why is there an embargo on the review embargo?
Bethesda has always had a stick up their ass about reviews for their games.
A lot of games do this. Rockstar did it once, too. No idea what the benefit is. Maybe it helps preorders or something.
easy enough to understand.. I think its because most reviewers are immature, do not know how to actually play the game.. and most of the time are not informed about games past (previous titles), result is a reviewer who is searching for problems where there are no, and uplifting features gamers dont care about in that particular game.. anyway! gamers will review it by actually playing it!
@SolidStoner You mean like somebody who would be dumb enough to play Uncharted 2 remastered and think they were playing Uncharted 4? That couldn't happen, right? /s
Most of these comments seem to relate to review embargos - what this article is actually about is an embargo on critics announcing when the review embargo lifted! haha
I think they don't want even more leaks to come out
Reviews are bullshit anyway, look at MGSV.
Looking at it. I mostly agree with the reviews I've read - It's a damn good game.
MGSV was dope, and pretty much on point with everything. Don't know what you mean.
Embargoception, an embargo within an embargo
Featuring Ken Watanabe
And Tommy Wiseau as Tommy Wiseau
This is one case where reviews are irrelevant. We will all be playing it too much to read reviews!
uh.. its saying malware.
VIRUS! XD heh. Yeah I'm waiting a week before I buy the game. I got burned too many times with games not being what they cracked up to be..
Same here, no way am I visiting that site.
Kotaku and viruses? Probably a false alert.
It is the false alerts again. It is doing it on every story. It happened a few months back as well. There is nothing to worry about. Just need the relevant people to sort it out.
Embargoception. Starring LeonEmbargo DiCaprio. With a guest appearance by Ellie from the Last of U- I mean Ellen Page.
You suck at making jokes.
You obviously failed to see what was done there. I wish I was as good as you, you're profile picture is a pretty good joke. I don't think I'll ever reach that level of comedy with my face if I tried.
Don't care, buying.
And I'm going to enjoy the shit out of it!
Lol, I agree,except id have to say... Don't care, bought it. "bubbs funny"
Same, already installed on my xbox.
Lol I would play this baby for 400 hours even if it gets 0/10 at every review site.
Seriously? Some nice fallout brainwash you got there sir! ;)
Speaking for myself I'm still quite worried this one might be a disappointment but the thought of not buying it would never occur to me for a second. You can probably accurately call that brainwashing but it's not brainwashing brought on by the recent wave of hype the entire Internet has been surfing on (if anything, it's the stuff I've read online recently that's making me worried for this one), it's brought on by playing Bethesda's previous large open world rpgs and knowing that even if this one is bad compared to their previous games, their games just scratch a certain itch you just can't get scratched anywhere else. I'm not exactly proud to say it but I have to agree, no matter how badly it reviews I'm buying and playing day one.
Already paid off and getting Monday night :3
Same!! EB(Canada) is doing a midnight release. I'm 2 seconds away. Already told my boss I was taking 2 sick days on Tuesday n Wednesday. And I'll up all damn night Monday and well into Tuesday. Sleep, eat, back at it until early Wednesday.
Yo dawg, I heard you like embargoes...
My first thought as well :D
Kotaku being butthurt because they didn't get a review copy. It doesn't matter how many views your site gets; if you piss off a company like Bethesda, they will ignore you. If you don't know what i'm talking about, this same guy leaked details of fallout 4 last year. Bethesda wasn't happy.
Don't see any problem with this. It is their prerogative, once the game has been released then the gloves are well and truly off. Till then we should respect their wishes regarding the terms of the release of their multi-million budget baby. As some have said already, couldn't give a rats arse at to what kotaku or many others have to say about this game, Fallout has a certain pre-disposed pedigree that can be relied on up to a certain extent. 4 Days!!!
I could care less . If you have played Fallout 3 or New Vegas you know what to expect. I loved 1 and 2 hopefully they make a top down game again someday but that was a different studio so I am not getting my hopes up. Either way I have watched or seen almost nothing besides the reveal trailer and I definitely don't want to read a review. If someone is on the fence about the game all they have to do is wait a few more days because the embargo will be lifted once the game is out and that is Tuesday . I can't !*÷£×¥!*+& amp; amp; #215;÷=¥€€';@ wait. I took off a week of work to play this and have until March before my wife gives birth to our baby so I am going to put in some serious hours this winter. I am sure my son is going to be jealous , while I am at home playing Fallout he will be in school lol. It's good to be the king-
have you heard of wasteland 2
Next there will be an embargo for talking about the embargo for talking about the embargo.
you just broke it!
They didn't send me any review copies anyway.
This game is gonna suck. That is what someone with no brain would say. Oh my god we are so close I can taste it.
I am 50/50 buying this game on release day... :/
I don't care personally. I'm getting this game regardless. Reviews aren't going to change it.
It sounds like typical Kotaku pettiness
They (jason) is upset they didn't send a copy, mainly because of his past leaks. Gives them more time to write about destiny, splatoon, and lego games.
How so? They're just posting the news info since no one else who has a review copy is able to.
If my luck strikes again, then I have the game tomorrow!
I'm waiting digital foundry analysis still not sure what console to pick it up on!
I don't think it matters, they went for parity on this one. Both are 1080p 30 FPS. They probably gimped the PS4 version because they have this butt-kiss relationship with MS. Will come down to controller preference.
Because i really need to read Kotaku review to decide if i will purchase or not. /s
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I'm really worried about this game. It's why I haven't pre-ordered it, and why I may wait until after the storm to see what the real reviews are, before I buy it.
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