Walking through the ruins of Boston in Fallout 4 VR is a sobering experience that makes the post-nuclear world feel that much more real. Fallout 4 clearly wasn’t built for this, as the troublesome Pip Boy menu system demonstrates all too well, but you can get around and defend yourself well enough that if you love Fallout and have a high-end PC and an HTC Vive, it’s hard to say no to.
Given the sky-high system requirements of a GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD FX 8350, it’s not all that surprising that Fallout 4 looks pretty respectable in VR. Far fewer knobs had to be turned to their lowest setting here than in Skyrim VR on the PlayStation 4, and while Fallout 4 was never a cutting-edge game when it comes to graphics, character models, textures, and draw distances are only a little bit below where I remembered them. I did have a few stutters on hardware above the requirements (a GTX 1080), but those appear to be limited to certain areas – such as Vault 111, which doesn’t make the best first impression. But it soon smoothed out, and for the most part played as expected.
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The tiny, adorable porgs from Star Wars: The Last Jedi are now available on your smartphones and PCs in a new, free game called Star Wars: The Last Jedi Porg Invasion, which is currently available
Additionally, a Star Wars Holiday Deals special is now live on the Disney store with savings on games, apps, add-ons, and more.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Porg Invasion will be available to play on Facebook Messenger’s gaming platform, built directly into the app. The object of the game is preventing a porg invasion of the Millennium Falcon as you fight along side Chewbacca and BB-8 to stem the rising porg tide.
The first content expansion for Disney, Lucasfilm, and Lenovo’s mobile AR experience Star Wars: Jedi Challenges has been announced.
The expansion, which will be available as a free update for the mobile app in January 2018, adds content inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi, including First Order Stormtrooper Executioner and Riot Control Stormtrooper enemies in Assault mode, new levels of Strategic Combat set on the planet Crait, AR porgs, and more.
Check out the full list of content featured in the expansion below:
New Lightsaber Duel – Players can duel two elite Praetorian Guards featured in The Last Jedi. This is the first time Jedi Challenges players will duel two characters at the same time.
Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat, Episode 386!
Jools Watsham of Atooi joins NVC this week to discuss the release of Mutant Mudds Collection on Switch and the transition from developing on 3DS to Switch. Plus we share our impressions about Nintendo’s presence at the Video Game Awards, the Bayonetta 3 reveal, Zelda Champions DLC, and more!
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Niantic has announced that Legendary Pokemon Groudon will begin appearing in Pokemon Go today.
According to Pokemon Go’s official site, Groudon will begin spawning in raids today and will remain in the game until 1:00 PM Pacific Time on January 15.
Groudon follows the release of 50 generation 3 Pokemon in Pokemon Go last week as well as a new dynamic weather system. Groudon marks the first Legendary Pokemon from the Hoenn region to be available.
Following the release of Breath of the Wild’s Champions’ Ballad DLC, director Hidemaro Fujibayashi is already thinking about what could come next.
“I can’t say at this point if it will be in sequels or in continuations, or what form it will take, but I definitely have lots of ideas and lots of motivation right now,” Fujibayashi told IGN.
“I think while we were working on both the main game and the DLC, it was a process of constantly getting lots of different, new ideas as we refined the game, and finding new things we wanted to do,” he added. “Even in situations like this, talking to people and finding out that people want to pet dogs gives me a lot of motivation, a lot of ideas for things we could put into the game.”