What Endurance Can Do For You In Fallout 4

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Living outside of the vault requires certain qualities, including a high level of the Endurance attribute. Find out how what it does in the latest in Fallout 4's S.P.E.C.I.A.L. video series.

Your Endurance attribute keeps your body from harm (of either the physical or radiation varieties), allows you to find sustenance in new ways, run farther, and more.

For additional details on the game's other attributes, check out these previous videos in this S.P.E.C.I.A.L. series: Strength and Perception.

Alison Brie Reprises Her Role As Unikitty In Lego Dimensions

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The toys-to-life apocalypse is upon us. For some of us, that’s not a bad thing.

With Disney Infinity and Skylander Superchargers available now, our attention turns to the last of the competitors arriving this fall. Lego Dimensions arrives this Sunday, September 27, with a well-known cast including Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie, Jurassic World), and now Alison Brie (The Lego Movie).

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Halo 5: Guardians’ Campaign Feels Like A Series Coming To Life

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Halo 5: Guardians’ Campaign Feels Like A Series Coming To Life

There’s no denying the power of Microsoft’s Halo franchise. The series has been synonymous with the Xbox since the original hulking black and green console launched in 2001.

And as much as I’ve enjoyed past outings, something about the two Halo 5: Guardians campaign missions makes me feel like the series is coming alive in a new way. Past adventures with the Master Chief and Halo ODST’s Rookie have felt solitary to the point of loneliness. Even with Cortana’s infrequent chatter, Halo made its bones pitting one man against an army of absurdly powerful adversaries.  

In the bits that I played, it seems that Halo 5 is shifting away from that elegantly. I experienced a mission with Chief, Frederic, Linda, and Kelly (the fabled Blue Team) and one with Spartan Locke (played by Halo: Nightfall’s Mike Colter), ODST’s Buck (voiced by quipster Nathan Fillion), and newly minted Spartans Tanaka and Vale.

Inon Zur Explains How Banging On Lawn Furniture Helped Create Fallout 4’s Music

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Inon Zur Explains How Banging On Lawn Furniture Helped Create Fallout 4’s Music

When you boot up Fallout 3 for the first time, it’s Inon Zur’s haunting melody that begins your time in the wasteland. The composer, who is behind the music of Dragon Age, a number of Prince of Persia games, and both released Everquest MMOs, is returning for Fallout 4 this fall.

In a new post on Bethesda’s website, you can hear Zur hammering out the new theme on his piano. It turns out the grand piano version was too bright for game director Todd Howard and audio director Mark Lampert.

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Noct Should Have Been Called NOPENOPENOPE: The Game

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Noct Should Have Been Called NOPENOPENOPE: The Game

Devolver Digital has a knack for finding unique (and sometimes disturbing) indie titles. The latest is C3SK’s Noct, which changes up the well-worn survival horror genre by giving you a satellite view of the action and then murdering you with terrible monsters.

Instead of your typical zombie apocalypse, our world has been overrun with Lovecraftian monsters. You, and the people you meet online, will do better to run for your lives than pump bullets into the creatures you encounter. 

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Learn More About Fallout 4’s Dogmeat And Other Companions

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Companions aren’t a new concept for Bethesda games or the Fallout series, but Fallout 4’s Dogmeat takes things in a new direction. Your faithful companion will be with you throughout (if you want him to be), which has design implications for the canine’s fortitude.

As Fallout 4’s game director Todd Howard points out in the video below, no one wants to lose Dogmeat. Instead, they are just likely to load up a save. For that reason, the pup can get knocked out, but not killed.

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Wasteland 2 Brings Classic Fallout Action To Console Next Month

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After a successful Kickstarter campaign and a year of adventures in the desert, Wasteland 2 is making its way to consoles next month. In advance of the game’s Xbox One and PlayStation 4 outing, inXile is showing off some new features making their way to the console version of the Director’s Cut.

Wasteland 2 drops the point-and-click interface for a more controller-friendly approach. InXile says that navigating menus and choosing targets is much faster than had they simply ported the PC control scheme.

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Blood Bowl II Launch Trailer Reminds You That Violence Is Always The Answer

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Blood Bowl II Launch Trailer Reminds You That Violence Is Always The Answer

Since the NFL got squeamish about the violence in the Blitz series, something has been missing from the sports genre. Focus Home Interactive and Cyanide are trying to rectify that situation.

Blood Bowl II is Cyanide’s second attempt to translate the long-running Games Workshop tabletop game to the digital format. The concept is a blend of football or rugby with the Warhammer fantasy races, like Orcs, Skaven, Dark Elves, and Lizardmen.

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Fire Emblem Joins The Cast

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Fire Emblem Joins The Cast

I guess we can add Nintendo to the Sega, Capcom, and Bandai Namco mash-up strategy game.

Confirmed for release in North America back in April, Project X Zone 2 keeps adding unexpected cameos to its roster. Despite the impressive and disparate cast of characters from myriad franchises, Nintendo characters were unexpected, but the game is a 3DS exclusive after all. In the trailer below you will see Lucina and Chrom from Fire Emblem join the fray. I can't imagine we will see characters like Mario, Samus, or Link appear, but who knows? Maybe this Fire Emblem crossover will open the floodgates.

Project X Zone 2 arrives in North America on 3DS before the end of the year.