Fallout Is Canon!
Fans and fiends of Fallout, you’ve probably heard about the upcoming live-action series coming to Prime Video in April, and if not, now you have! And here’s what we know about it so far: it takes place nine years after the events of Fallout 4, in the year 2296. It’s supposed to be accessible to those unfamiliar with the games, but still contain the humour and vibe of the games. And one more thing; the events in the show will be canon according to Todd Howard.
“We view what’s happening in the show as canon. That’s what’s great when someone else looks at your work and then translates it in some fashion.”
It’s not the first time developers have been inspired by a live-action adaptation of their games, as The Last Of Us creators also felt similarly inspired by the live-action show.
What Even Is An Indie Game Anyway?
Dave the Diver is a game that was nominated for Best Indie Game at The Game Awards, which has sparked some discussion over what constitutes an indie game as the team, Mint Rocket, that made the game was a subsidiary of a multi-billion-dollar company, Nexon.
Mint Rocket is a team of less than 30 people and was launched by Nexon as a division that specialises in games, “focusing on the essence of fun”. As a result, many people don’t consider Dave the Diver to be a ‘true indie’.
Geoff Keighly, host and producer of The Game Awards has weighed in, saying “You can argue, does independent mean the budget of the game, does independent mean where the source of financing was, does it mean the team size?”
“The definition of an indie game is hard to define, and that ultimately it’s up to The Game Awards jury to pick nominees.”
Why Does Naruto Sound Like That?
There’s a Naruto fighting game out and about called Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja STORM CONNECTIONS, it’s got fast-paced ninja battles and a story, but I’m not here to talk about that. I’m here to talk about the more awkward line deliveries that have been discovered.
Understandably, it has faced some criticisms, however, the voice actors insist that they didn’t actually record those lines… entirely.
The game covers snippets of events that have taken place across the franchise, and even dives into scenes that would be very familiar to those who have played Naruto games in the past. Except that when comparing the scenes, well, the original line delivery was just better. And fans aren’t the only ones confused about it.
Maile Flanagan, Naruto’s English voice actor, has said “I can guarantee I did not say that line that way… And I guarantee no voice director of Naruto or the games would have me do that in that way.”
Why Does Silent Hill Ascension Sound Like That?
The interactive television series, Silent Hill: Ascension, has sparked rumours that the script might have been written by AI. Users can stream the episodes and collectively vote on choices in the series, influencing its direction. However, some scenes have been facing some scrutiny.
One particular scene of note has the main characters out in the woods, doing Silent Hill business, when a lone NPC comes across them in a flustered state. He declares he has been foraging for berries, and he has foraged for berries for many seasons. And he makes jams. And he offers the jams before disappearing into the forest, presumably to forage for more berries.
Jacob Navok insists that every word in Ascension was written by real people.
And now for some upcoming games!
- Biomutant – Switch
- Gangs of Sherwood – PC, PS5, XSX
- Hawked – PC
- Pixel Cafe – PC, PS5, XSX, Switch
- This Means Warp – PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO, Switch
- Tintin Reporter – Cigars of the Pharaoh – PS4
- Toasterball – Switch
- Batman: Arkham Trilogy – Switch
- Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince – Switch
- Make Way – PC
- The Wagadu Chronicles – PC
- Born of Bread – PC
- Tram Simulator Urban Transit – PC
- Arizona Sunshine 2 – PC VR, PSVR 2
- The Day Before – PC
- Lego Bricktales VR – Quest
- Terminator: Dark Fate – Defiance – PC
- Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader – PC, PS5, XSX
That’s it this week in gaming news!