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Released on November 11, 2015

As the sole survivor of Vault 111, you enter a world destroyed by nuclear war. Only you can rebuild and determine the fate of the Wasteland.

I have a board game backlog. I have a couple immersive games i'd love to sit down and play with my friends for hours but just don't have the time right now. The new Fallout Board Game by Fantasy Flight looks so awesome and i'd love to put it on my shelf right next to the other amazing board games I have ... if I just had time to play it. Maybe you do though and if you do you need to check it out..

"Beyond the map itself, the scenario will also determine which two unique factions you’ll have the opportunity to behead or befriend—your choice. In The Commonwealth for example, the Railroad and the Synths go head to head (assuming you haven’t already done the... Read All

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Bethesda is shipping a couple updates to Fallout 4 next week. PC users are getting a 58 gig download option in the form of a HD high resolution texture pack. If this is anything like the Skyrim update, this should offer up an incredible visual upgrade to Fallout 4! Bethesda has released the recommended specs on the HD pack and i'm not sure I know someone that meets the minimum spec GPU wise.

  • Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
  • Intel Core i7-5820K or better

  • GTX 1080 8GB

  • 8GB+ Ram

Love to hear how well this texture pack works for you on your current rig so make sure to come back and let us know your specs and how it runs. Bethesda is also dropping an update to... Read All

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This year Valve released an official list of the top 100 best selling games on Steam. I've seen some people chide this list as No Man's Sky is one of the top Platinum sellers and many think that if you consider the returns, No Man's Sky shouldn't be a Platinum Seller. Well, that would be the case if gross revenue didn't automatically adjust for returns, which it does. So... yeah, the list is accurate and I really found it fascinating to read through.

The top Platinum sellers of 2016 weren't to surprising in Fallout 4, CS: GO, Total War Warhammer, Dark Souls 3, DoTA 2, Civilization VI, No Man's Sky, Grand Theft Auto 5, XCom 2, Tom Clancy's Division, Rocket... Read All

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Fallout 4 receives it's final piece of DLC content today in the form of Nuka World a vast amusement park run by a city of Raiders featuring an open wasteland and new zones like Safari Adventure, Dry Rock Gulch, Kiddie Kingdom, and the Galactic Zone. So far the new content is getting good reviews but I was wondering what you all thought of it? It's a bit sad that Bethesda is winding down Fallout 4 development but the ride had to end sooner or later.

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Bethesda shared the full trailer for Nuka World today! The pieces are definitely there for a fun romp in a destroyed theme park, and it looks like there are new mechanics that allow you to turn settlements over to the raiders, giving people an evil option for settlement building.

If it's anything like Far Harbor in terms of size, scope, and fun, I'll be in love!

Pay attention to the lyrics in the theme song, especially toward the end. It's at least mildly amusing :)

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In the tweet that ground many gears, Pete Hines today revealed that Nuka World would be the last expansion for Fallout 4. People on Twitter are responding as you'd expect, feeling ripped off by the hefty price tag of the season pass (unless you bought it before the price was increased), which only provides 2 or 3 expansions (depending on how you look at it) and a few pieces of mostly settlement-building add-ons.

I, unfortunately, must agree.

Based on what we've seen in the past, Bethesda games usually get way more content than this for way less money. I thoroughly enjoy the settlement system and love building things, but it doesn't replace the value of... Read All

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The news from E3 about Fallout 4's upcoming DLC didn't include a lot of detail about Nuka World. The other two were mostly self-explanatory, but all we could tell about Nuka World was that it takes place in a theme park. However, Bethesda has added the DLC to the Steam store now, and the description gives some details:

Take a trip to Nuka-World, a vast amusement park now a lawless city of Raiders. Explore an all-new region with an open wasteland and park zones like Safari Adventure, Dry Rock Gulch, Kiddie Kingdom, and the Galactic Zone. Lead lethal gangs of Raiders and use them to conquer settlements, bending the Commonwealth to your will. Nuka-World... Read All

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Far Harbor is the latest Fallout 4 DLC, which was released on May 19th. Expectations for Far Harbor were pretty large, from what little I read about it. Bethesda teased that it was one of the largest DLC expansions for a game in a while. Considering how quickly I went through Automatron, I was looking forward to playing a larger Fallout 4 DLC.

If you're familiar with major DLC in Fallout games, you'll recognize that Far Harbor takes place in an area outside of the main map. For this one, you need to get a boat to travel, which is given to you as you begin the quest. You may also recognize that the new quest comes up by listening to a radio broadcast, this... Read All

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"In Far Harbor, a new case from Valentine’s Detective Agency leads you on a search for a young woman and a secret colony of synths. Travel off the coast of Maine to the mysterious island of Far Harbor, where higher levels of radiation have created a more feral world. Navigate through the growing conflict between the synths, the Children of Atom, and the local townspeople. Will you work towards bringing peace to Far Harbor, and at what cost?"

If you have completed most of the quests in Fallout 4 and are death clawing for more stuff to explore the largest Fallout DLC to date drops May on 19th. Far Harbor seems to be a very dark sea tale. Fun to see the... Read All

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In this episode of the Cheerful Ghost Roundtable our main topic and review is of the 2015 smash-hit, Fallout 4. The Fallout 4 review will contain some spoilers, so be warned of that. We let you know before we head into spoiler territory and you don't need to skip the whole show to miss the spoilers.

In our "what we've been watching and playing segment" we talk about Alias, Fringe, Stardew Valley, Overwatch, Card Hunter, Final Fantasy VI & Hearthstone.

We talk about two breaking news topics in that Borderlands 3 will be worked on next by Gearbox after the Battleborn launch and Steam is now carrying Lionsgate films for rent.

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The new trailer for Fallout 4's upcoming DLC Automatron is available and unveils more from this Pokemon styled Robot collector building pack. It also hints there may be some exclusive story content here as well even if light it would be welcomed. Interested to know whom will be playing this on launch day as I might not be but want to know more about how it plays.

Automatron will be available for download on PC, XBox and PS4 March 22.


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Fallout 4's Survival difficulty level hasn't impressed folks much, and as I mentioned on the upcoming DLC post, Bethesda is working on it.

The 1.4 beta (which you can download on Steam if you're adventurous) apparently has the start of this in the game files, but not yet implemented. An enterprising reddit user named ShaneD53 has pored over the game files and found some details, which Bethesda has confirmed to be accurate, though maybe not final. It seems that this was inspired in many ways by the survival mode in Fallout: New Vegas, but with some new additions.

Here are a few highlights:

  • Manual saves and quick saves are disabled-- you have to sleep to save

  • You... Read All

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The latest Episode of the Cheerful Ghost Roundtable is out and newer than ever! We start things off talking about what we've been playing and watching like Rocket League, Hearthstone, Pokemon and Sherlock. We then move right in to talking about the new Fallout 4 DLC and Star Wars. This episode is a bit shorter to keep things interesting and we are including more TV and movie discussion. Let us know what you think in the comments.

Also, our next episode will be all about Fallout 4 so drop any questions or comments you have about the game here as scrypt will read them in the next episode for us to discuss.

Show Notes:

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Bethesda's newest behemoth of a game, Fallout 4, has captured many hours of my time, and I've collected a lot of useful tips and tricks along the way. Here are some things to help you out in your journey if you've yet to jump in, or if you want to replay it before the incoming DLC.

I'm not sure if this is my kind of game. Should I play it at all?
If you want to know what I think of the game, hit up my review: http://cheerfulghost.com/Travis/posts/2738/fallout-4-review-of-the-first-156-hours
But that's not all, it's so good someone sued Bethesda for making such a good game: ... Read All

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Bethesda has released some details on the first three DLC that will be released for Fallout 4. The first two are minor additions similar to the Hearthfire add-on for Skyrim, but luckily not as minor as horse armor.

Automatron: March, $10
The Mechanist (who you may remember from a hilarious Fallout 3 sidequest) has unleashed a horde of robots on the Commonwealth, and it's up to you to stop him. In addition, you can harvest their parts to make your own handy robot companions, with hundreds of options to choose from!

Wasteland Workshop: April, $5
In addition to adding new options to settlement building, this add-on lets you capture creatures from the wasteland,... Read All

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