Some sights from Fallout 76, as captured on PS4.
Sergeant Gutsy has no time for your nonsense.
If you’d also like to get berated by this robot, you can find him at Fort McClintock in Fallout 76.
Here’s a quick tale about an attempted Fallout 76 photoshoot gone awry.
It begins on a beautiful evening at Whitespring Golf Club – which actually held up very well during that whole nuclear-apocalypse thing, by the way – as I wandered the links in search of a workbench capable of breaking down junk, as I’d become encumbered looting golf balls and golf bags and golf visors and such.
There’s a giant snake on the map in this area, and as we all know, when you see a giant snake on a video game map, you need to go see what that’s all about, posthaste.
I didn’t find any snakes, but did spot some vertibirds flitting around nearby. That’s as good a time for a screenshot as any, right?
Some photos of things I’ve come across while playing Fallout 76:
A quiet night by the fire.
This guy was set up, firepit and TV and all, in a cemetery.
I don’t know what to tell you.
Gotta give Vault-Tec a bit of credit – they chose some nice country for Vault 76.
Nice night on the links.
Lee Carvallo’s Jousting Challenge (You have entered STOMP THE GAS).
At Fort McClintock.
A Mothman poster found inside a house.
The Mothman Museum in Point Pleasant.
More to come, I’m sure – there’s no shortage of things to see Fallout 76’s West Virginia.
One of my favourite cryptid stories is that of the Mothman, the giant, winged, red-eyed thing that terrorized the skies over Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in the 1960s.
The legend, and the Mothman itself, has proven popular and enduring – I’ve written about it before – and has winged its way into pop culture, even finding a spot on the monster roster of Fallout 76, which released earlier this week.
This newest Fallout is a bit of a spin on the franchise gameplay-wise, being an MMO/survival-type offering. But, as with the other games in the series, it’s still set in an alternate-history United States, after a nuclear war.
In this one, you emerge out of Vault 76, built smack-dab in the middle of West Virginia, an area that includes Point Pleasant. And, of course, the Mothman.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a wonderful game, but one that requires no small amount of adjustment if you’ve played any GTA lately.
No supercars, flying motorcycles, or freeways here – just slow the hell down and mosey, wouldya?
As an aside, my one big regret is not saving more moments like the one captured in the video above. The flying-off-your-horse-after-you-do-something-stupid physics are very well done.