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The Best Video Game Gun

GIF I’ve spent months kicking this “Best” around. Considering all types of space lasers and sniper weapons and over-powered pistols. But no matter how many other weapons I consider, I always keep coming back to an antique Second World War battle rifle. Advertisement The M1 Garand. This post originally appeared 5/31/15. It might not be the most obvious choice for Best Video Game Gun, but hear me out. Advertisement Unlike a lot of the other obvious favourites for a title like this, the M1—which has featured in over a dozen blockbuster video games—was a real historical weapon, not the product of some video game studio’s imagination. So in theory it should be boring, with a set of limitations that make it nowhere near as cool as something like a pulse rifle or rail gun. Yet it’s exactly those limitations that make this such a unique, versatile and strategic video game killing machine. GIF Developed in the 1920s, and entering service with the US Army in 1936, the M1 was the backbone of American infantry forces in the Second World War. Unlike other rifles of the time, which were bolt-action and required manual reloading after each shot, the semi-automatic M1 could…

Modder Is Building New Vegas Inside of Fallout 4

Ever wonder what Fallout: New Vegas would look like in in a newer engine? One modder is trying to make that fantasy into a reality, and the progress is sweet. Advertisement The project is the work of Sir_Bumfrey_Diggles, who has already managed to craft Goodsprings and Primm, as you can see in the footage below: Sir_Bumfrey says he is handling the world design of this mod, while his friends will be doing some quests and scripting to make New Vegas come to life. The whole thing still appears to be in very early stages, but what’s there is still pretty exciting for those of us who long for a New Vegas remake. “I have to recreate all the buildings from scratch, but the good thing about New Vegas is that many of the buildings are actually exact copies of others on the map,” Sir_Bumfrey wrote on Reddit. “Essentially the more of the world I build, the quicker I can build. Advertisement “The textures are definitely a bit different as well. I have found textures that can roughly replace the ones from New Vegas but not all of them are going to be perfect.” “The aim of this mod is not…

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Fallout Gets a New Tabletop Miniatures Game

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Gambling in games – The devil and I – Sponsored post

A funny thought hit me just now. You see, gambling has been a part of video games since the dawn of gaming pretty much. I mean, you could find casino (or gambling in general) elements in games such as “Dungeon Keeper”, “Fallout”, “System Shock”, “The Witcher”, “Red Dead: Redemption”, “Watch Dogs” with many others. Furthermore, then you got full-blown gambling… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Skyrim and Fallout Fans Are Making Killer Mods On PS4 Despite Limitations

On PC, mods are the lifeblood of games like Skyrim and Fallout. Console owners eventually got mods too, but it’s not the same: the PS4 version of the game is severely limited by small file sizes and the inability to use external file assets. The joy of watching Thomas the Tank Engine careen across the sky might never grace Sony consoles, but even so, mod creators on the PS4 are still finding ways to make some pretty cool shit, as you’ll see in this video. Advertisement Alan Torres is a freelance journalist, and a Stormcloak rebel. Follow him here: @alan7615 READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Police Mistake Fallout Cosplay For Bomb

We’ve all been there. Your Fallout costume just isn’t sitting right. It needs alterations. So you head to the nearest tailor looking like a poor-man’s storm trooper only to get hounded by the police who think you’re carrying a bomb on your back. Advertisement That’s what happened to one cosplayer in Grande Prairie, Canada last Tuesday. While on his way to Lynn’s Alterations at Bell Tower Plaza carrying a New California Republic flag, calls from concerned residents altered police who then showed up to the tailor’s shop and used their vehicles for cover, treating the entire ordeal like a live bomb situation that might end in a shootout. “At least eight officers responded with their long guns drawn,” CBC News reported. Image credit: Kyle Martel/Facebook “He was observed going into a business, so the RCMP members were able to safely remove the staff members from the business,” said RCMP Corporal Shawn Graham. Advertisement While in the middle of doing measurements for the costume, the owner of Lynn’s Alterations, Hoa Huynh, was called by police and asked if he saw any wires on the man. When Huynh confirmed that he did, they told him to exit the shop out the back…

Fallout 1.5: Resurrection – A really awesome modification for Fallout 2

It just came to my (Robin Ek, TGG) attention that DaemonCZ’s “Fallout 2” mod “Fallout 1.5: Resurrection” won the “Fan Creation of the Year” award at the SXSW Gaming Awards, because as you might remember. I wrote that Sergeant Mark IV’s “Brutal Doom 64” won the very same award just the other day.However, I honestly didn’t hear about “Fallout 1.5: Resurrection” until… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

Interview with Brian Fargo – Torment Tides Of Numenera, old memories and plans for the future

I (Jack Davis, TGG) am very pleased to inform you all that I got a chance to do an interview with Brian Fargo just recently. So we talked about everything from “Torment Tides Of Numenera” (don’t miss out on our “Torment Tides Of Numenera”PC giveaway!) , old memories to his plans for the future =) And with that said, please enjoy… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Incredible Cosplay From The World's End

Photographer EXPit captured these amazing costumes by the Zone Rats, a post-apocalyptic/LARP group out of the Czech Republic who take influence from everything from Fallout to Stalker. They’re part of a wider European “Postapo” scene, whose main event is the annual Junktown festival, where everyone in attendance parties like the world has already ended. They’re beautiful photos, but just check out the level of detail in these outfits. Every single thing, from the wear on their rags to the damage on their gear, has been accounted for. You can see more photos at EXPit’s Facebook page. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Todd Howard Says Bethesda Has “New Ideas That We Want to Explore” for Future Games

Skyrim and Fallout 4 director Todd Howard said that Bethesda Softworks has “new ideas that we want to explore in the future” for upcoming games. …Read More The post Todd Howard Says Bethesda Has “New Ideas That We Want to Explore” for Future Games by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.

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Check Out Fallout 4’s PS4 vs. PS4 Pro Graphics Comparison

[embedded content] In case you missed it, Fallout 4 recently received update 1.9 on PlayStation 4, which added enhanced PS4 Pro support. In case you’re wondering how much of a difference the patch makes, then look no further. YouTube user Candyland has offered us a side-by-side comparison in the video above, giving us an idea of what to expect on the Pro. We’re told that the improved draw distance makes a “huge” difference. The Pro version now runs at native 1440p resolution, complete with enhanced lighting and graphic features, including enhanced Godray effects and enhanced draw distance for trees, grass, objects, and NPCs. The 461MB update, which released on Thursday, also added a number of features for Fallout 4‘s PS4 mods alongside fixes that address crashes, general performance, stability and more. For details on the patch, head over here. Have any of our readers downloaded the update for the Pro? Let us know what you think of it so far. [Source: Candyland (YouTube)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

The Difference The PS4 Pro Patch Makes In Fallout 4 

The PS4 Pro patched version of Fallout 4 gives players much more grass. The PlayStation 4 Pro support patch for Fallout 4 arrived this week, delivering 1440p resolution, increased draw distances and enhanced Godray effects. YouTube’s Candyland created a video demonstrating the small but significant enhancements players can expect from the patch. Advertisement While the enhanced resolution is an obvious benefit, things like draw distance and enhanced Godray effects are a bit more subtle. Take the screenshot above. On the left, the plain PlayStation 4 version, which looks just fine, until you see the game running with the Pro patch. The grass and bushes that would otherwise pop in as you travel are in full effect on the left, adding to the relatively realism and depth of the scene. It’s not just the grass, but texture details in general that benefit from draw distance. Check out the ragged edges of the roof in the picture above. Advertisement As for Godrays, these are shafts of light coming from the sun, peeking through clouds and other objects. The actual term for them is crepuscular rays, but Godrays sounds much cooler. The changes here are a bit more nuanced, but the Candyland folks…

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Fallout 4 Update 1.9 Today on PS4 Adds PS4 Pro Support, Featured Category for Mods

Announced last week, and released earlier this week for PC, Fallout 4 update 1.9 is now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, adding PlayStation 4 Pro support and more. If you’re a PS4 Pro owner, Bethesda says Fallout 4 now includes native 1440p resolution, enhanced Godray effects, and enhanced draw distance for trees, grass, objects and NPCs. Here’s the full list of patch notes for Fallout 4 update 1.9, which is a 461MB download on PS4 and should show up as version 1.14: New Features Enhanced PS4 Pro Support Added Featured category for mods Added ability to sort Highest Rated and Most Favorited filters by today, week, month and all time Added number of ratings count to Mods Browsing Menu Added number of favorites count to Mod Details page Added required dependencies to Mod Details page Added latest version number and notes to Mod Details page Fixes General performance and stability improvements Improvements to Reporting mods categories Fixed occasional crashes while scrolling through Load Order menu Improved Bethesda.net error messaging In a recent interview, Bethesda’s Pete Hines said Fallout 4 “has gotta be the most successful game we’ve ever launched in our company’s history,” surpassing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. On Twitter, Hines clarified what he READ FULL STORY…

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Doesn’t Sound Like Fallout Shelter Is in the Works for PS4 Right Now

[embedded content] Previously released for iOS/Android devices and PC, Fallout Shelter came to Xbox One and Windows 10 earlier this week. This left many people wondering if it would eventually come to PlayStation 4, but as Bethesda’s Pete Hines revealed on Twitter yesterday, they never actually made Fallout Shelter for Xbox One: We didn’t make it for Xbox. we made it for UWA which runs on a variety of things, including Xbox One. Asked if there was any chance Fallout Shelter would come to PS4, Hines replied, “Dunno. We didn’t make it for Xbox. We made it for universal windows platform, which supports a variety of devices.” Responding to a couple of other questions about Fallout Shelter for PS4, Hines said, “Universal Windows is a MS platform. Runs on devices that support windows 10 and 10 mobile.” Because UWA is a Microsoft platform, “Universal windows app does not include PS4 support.” In one of his final tweets of the day about Fallout Shelter, Hines said he doesn’t have any info “about whether it will or won’t come out to any other platforms.” Would you like to see Fallout Shelter on PS4? [Source: Pete Hines (Twitter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), Xbox News] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!