Fallout 4 Has a Bunch of New Features

No cameras were allowed in the gameplay demo, but journalists were allowed to live update their social media sites to talk about whatever they found interesting. Using the live blog on IGN, gaming site Dualshockers have compiled a list of all the new features. There are a lot of new features, so check them out below and try not to get too excited! 🙂

  • Mr. Handy’s internals have been modelled, as you can see his parts if he’s destroyed.
  • A large number  (over 1,000) of character names have been recorded, and will be spoken, including “fuckface.”
  • The dog “Dogmeat” in the game is modeled after “River,” belonging to the the Lead Level Designer.
  • Preston Garvey is the Leader of the Commonwealth Minute men. He has only five men left to lead.
  • One of the environments of the game is Diamond City, built in the ruins of Fenway Park (the stadium of the Boston Red Sox).
  • Preston Garvey can be a companion, alongside the female Piper, Dogmeat and Mr. Handy. There will be about twelve different companions in the game.
  • Human companions can be romanced regardless of gender.
  • The terminal hacking and lock picking systems are included in the game. They look similar to Fallout 3 and New Vegas.
  • The strength stat will allow the player to carry more items.
  • A series of videos will be released showcasing each stat.
  • There are perks, chosen by the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. menu (that looks like a poster), and you can pick one every time you level up. There are seven categories and ten rows of increasingly better perks.
  • Examples of perks are “Attack Dog” and “Intimidation.”
  • Looting works with a smaller list view that pops up and can be scrolled through.
  • More environments of the game are the town of Lexington, the Corvega power plant.
  • The laser musket reloads after each shot by cranking a lever on the side.
  • It’s possible to check out the cover of books and comics books by zooming on them and rotating the view.
  • There are battles between different NPC factions, and the player can stand back and let them kill each other, or intervene.
  • The Fallout Brotherhood power armor is back, alongside the Fat Man launcher. There are also airships. The Fat Man was used in the demo to blow up a Behemoth mutant.
  • Gore is included, and heads can be blown up.
  • Ghouls can climb through windows.
  • You can look at the Pip-boy in combat. It pauses the game.

Destiny’s Trial of Osiris Full Reveal Today

“Come. Test yourself in the trials. Find the way through the darkness.”

This cryptic message begins the teaser for an upcoming Destiny competitive multiplayer event called the Trials of Osiris, to be released alongside House of Wolves on May 19th. What Trials of Osiris entails is mostly a mystery at this point. The short teaser reveals new gear and weapons that can presumably be obtained in the event, all falling under the Egyptian-esque aesthetic theme.

A full reveal for the Trials of Osiris will take place today at 11AM PST (2PM EST), on the official Bungie Twitch channel. The live stream will explain everything there is to know about the new event, and it will be hosted by Derek Carroll and Lars Bakken, two designers from Bungie that worked on the Crucible (Destiny‘s competitive multiplayer content). Carroll and Bakken will be joined by a special guest community member, who goes by the handle Triplewreck.
Trials of Osiris will be added to Destiny alongside the House of Wolves expansion, but it is not made clear by the video if House of Wolves will be required to play the content. After all, Bungie teased a substantial update for the game to coincide with the release of House of Wolves expansion, and it could be that Trials of Osiris was partly what they were referring to.

In the meantime, House of Wolves is bringing a bevy of additional content besides the Trials of Osiris competitive multiplayer event. For example, a brand new social space known as The Reef is being introduced to the game in the new expansion, marking the first new social area in the game since the Tower.

In addition, a brand new co-op mode is being added in the form of the Prison of Elders. This cooperative battle arena is actually the main cooperative experience for the DLC, as Bungie has confirmed that House of Wolves will not feature a new Raid.

All of this content from the House of Wolves expansion, including the Trials of Osiris Crucible event, will be available in just a couple of weeks, so fans of Destiny don’t have to wait long to sink their teeth into it.

Despite a vocal minority against the game, Destiny has proven to be wildly successful for both Bungie and publisher Activision, becoming the third best-selling game of 2014 in the process. House of Wolves is bringing to the table a dizzying amount of new content, and it looks to entertain the Destiny faithful (some more faithful than others), while also bringing back those that have strayed from the game in the months since its release.

Tickets for PlayStation’s Vegas community event on sale tomorrow!

Are you PlayStation Experienced? 

Sony recently announced the two day “PlayStation Experience” fan event.

Tickets to the December 6-7 Las Vegas event are going on sale tomorrow.

There’s going to be hands-on time for upcoming games, some brand new announcements, things to buy, panels by some cool developers, and you’re allowed to drink on the street! That is the only good thing about Las Vegas, At least it won’t be a million degrees.