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Fallout 4 DLC on PC won't be detained by timed console exclusives

Fallout 4

We don’t know what exactly to expect in the way of Fallout 4 DLC, but we do know there’ll be a lot of it. Bethesda plan to follow the formula of Skyrim, Fallout 3 and Oblivion (minus the equestrian attire), which all offered story-driven, experimental expansions.

We do know that whatever comes after November 10th will be punctual: there’ll be none of that Xbox-exclusive business we’ve come to expect from the biggest cross-platform releases.

Rather than split the expansions between multiple season passes, Bethesda have decided to charge $30 for everything upfront.

“Based on what we did for Oblivion, Fallout 3, and Skyrim, we know that it will be worth at least $40,” they say. “And if we do more, you'll get it all with the Season Pass.”

Fallout DLC has always been worth a look-in. Broken Steel provided the triumphal close to please the many who felt radiation burned by Fallout 3’s sacrificial ending - while Point Lookout found Bethesda more bonkers than they’d been since Oblivion’s Shivering Isles.

New Vegas arguably delivered the series’ only essential add-on: Old World Blues, which made Fallout laugh-out-loud funny. Which was your favourite?

Here's everything there is to know about Fallout 4 so far.

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2 Years ago

Old World Blues was funny. I think because they bent the rules a tiny bit with how conversations in Bethesda games work, were only one character can talk at a time. Since you had several talking at once, plus they were all brilliantly voice acted, it felt like sketch comedy almost.

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2 Years ago

"We don’t know what exactly to expect in the way of Fallout 4 DLC [...]"

Is it wrong that I keep hoping for something revolving around an intelligent execution of equally intelligent deathclaws? I was head over heels in love with that concept, but the execution in Fallout 2 was incredibly lacking.

Oh for a group of clever clogs at Bethesda to actually examine actual chameleons and to try and merge something of a culture out of how different they'd be to us whilst still not being so alien that the mainstream would get more than a little upset.

I just think there's so much you could DO with that if you tried. Many stories to tell, and the exploration of a newborn non-human society trying to find its way.

I know it won't happen, but I can't help but pine for it. One thing I really want to see out of video games is more exploration of things that aren't quite us, and don't behave quite as we would expect, and our reactions to that. Such as, say, a species that doesn't really understand why it's rather rude to remain visually cloaked when talking to someone as but one idea of many.

Okay, I'll stop pining for now.

And I'm happy about the news that there won't be those unnecessary delays.

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2 Years ago

I want to elaborate on this a little.

It'd be interesting to see how they would react to us and we'd react to them. The habitual cloaking could be commonplace in their culture, but for us we need to see whom we're talking to or it makes us uncomfortable. While they may feel uncomfortable if they're too visible. It's something that New Vegas toyed with for a few lines, but never went anywhere with or actually explored. Along with making those blue blokes psycho, too, it wasn't exactly what I'm after.

Compromise on a larger scale could be interesting. How would you find a compromise, there? How would you go about making a nearby settlement of us folk more comfortable with deathclaws that enjoy walking around all invisible-like?

I find that we're a little full of ourselves with our entertainment and we love focusing on us, and purely us. This probably wouldn't look particularly great if you were an alien entity examining our species to see how far we'd come. We'd likely still be considered 'dark ages' due to our self obsession.

We'd have diplomats who like to shake hands and pat backs, even though the peoples we might meet may not have hands to shake or backs to pat.

I'm a weirdo mutant in that I actually think about these things and I want to explore them more. From what I see in most fiction though it seems that the very idea of seeing something different from us as anything other than a monster is unsettling. I find that weird??

But then I am weird. I'm autistic. My brain didn't exactly develop along the normal lines, so I end up preoccupied thinking about things like this and longing for unusual fiction.

It's a little unfortunate that the closest we get to this is usually only in porn. I don't know what that says. I try not to think about this particular angle of it too much.

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