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Posted by Sander - at Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:26:38 GMT

Wasteland 2's release date is drawing near, though many of you may already have access to the Beta version. And inXile is slowly starting the hype machine. Today, a combat trailer!

Wasteland 2 is set for release on September 19th.

Posted by WorstUsernameEver - at Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:42:01 GMT

While we wait for the release of Wasteland 2 and any Fallout/post-apocalyptic announcements, I rounded up a couple of Fallout-related tidbits.

First of all, crazy YouTuber "Many a True Nerd" has done a full playthrough of Fallout 3 trying to kill every NPC (and knock down the many, many NPCs marked as essential at least once). You can see the first episode here:

(thanks Kotaku).

Secondly, Josh Sawyer chatted about New Vegas during the course of PC Gamer Show's second episode:

Thirdly, Polygon has an article about how Dead Money help one of their writers explore her sexuality. Here's a snippet:
I first met Christine in the collapsed shell of a former medical building deep in the Sierra Madre. She'd been mutilated and trapped inside an Auto Doc, maimed so badly she could no longer speak. It took several minutes of guessing and wild gesticulating before she and I could form a dialogue, thanks to the deep slashes across her face and throat. We navigated through her injuries and Christine’s justified inability to trust.

I was also able to express concern for her well being with the Cherchez La Femme perk, a mutual vulnerability that resonated with my real-world physical body.

My real emotions responded when my avatar communicated with her and shared concern. Christine was no longer just a series of digital signals and impulses to me. She was real. This sudden instinct I felt to protect her was entirely facilitated by projection of self through the avatar. When given the chance, I was able to emotionally invest in a way that was scary but satisfying.

My Hero Complex was fully intact and, seeing it indulged, I saw how universal this drive could be. Was this how men get to feel all the time?

Lastly, ShoddyCast has published a couple of trivia quizzes on Fallout lore in addition to their usual lore series videos. They are pretty easy, but if you are bored and can't think of anything else, you might as well spend a couple of minutes on them: