Fallout 4's System Specs Released
Fallout 4 comes out almost exactly a month from now—November 10th—and Bethesda has announced this week exactly what system specs you'll need to be able to play it. As is the standard these days, you'll need about 30GB of harddrive space. You'll also need 8GB of RAM, and a GTK 550 with 2GB VRAM at a minimum. And speaking of that November 10th release date, the game is releasing 12:01am wherever you are—if you're in EST, it releases 12:01am EST. If you're in GMT, it releases 12:01am GMT. That means people in the UK will get it five hours before people in the US.
GameStop Getting Dedicated Steam Hardware Section
Remember how there's Steam hardware, like the Steam Controller and Steam Link and the Steam Machines? Yeah, I didn't either. Anyways, GameStop—as well as GAME in the UK and EB Games in Canada—are getting their own dedicated Steam hardware sections. So if you're tired of buying things digitally through the digital distribution service that you obviously already have installed, you can get in your car and drive to the local GameStop to purchase yourself some Steam hardware. If that's something you want.
HoloLens Dev Kits Will Be $3,000
In the now-crowded world of virtual reality headsets, Microsoft's HoloLens has actually surprisingly managed to stand out. Probably because it's not actually a virtual reality headset. Anyways, if you want to develop for the HoloLens, you'll need to buy a dev kit, releasing early next year for $3,000 a piece. This is a lot more expensive than the Oculus dev kits, but that's probably due to the fact that they've decided to include an entire computer in the headset.
Minecraft Streamer Buys $4.5M Dollar Mansion
If you weren't one of the people who dehumanized themselves and faced to Minecraft, well, you might be jealous to hear that Minecraft let's player CaptainSparklez recently purchased a $4.5M dollar mansion. On one hand—he's a popular entertainer who people enjoy watching and who deserves to make money due to that. On the other hand, he's a YouTube let's player and deserves all the derision you can give him.
Home Free Lets You Become a Dog
Have you ever wanted to be a dog in a video game? Not like an anthropomorphic furry kind of dog, but a real dog that does dog things. Well, if that's your kind of thing (Hey, I won't judge), then you might want to check out Home Free, a stray dog simulator. But unlike other dog-based simulation games, like Tokyo Jungle, Home Free takes place in a world that includes people. In fact, a procedurally generated city that includes people! Now you can dog simulate to your heart's content.
Gary Oldman and Mark Hamil Featured in Star Citizen's Single Player Mode
Star Citizen is currently in the process of creating the single player part of their massively multiplayer online space simulation that will definitely come out. And they're using their $80M wisely—getting Gary Oldman, Mark Hamil, Andy Serkis, and others to voice their single player spaceship shooting game.
Bug in Japanese Online Game Leads To Arrest
A 40-year-old man in Japan was arrested after sending threats to Tecmo Koei's online contact form. Why was he sending threats? Because there was a glitch in one of the company's games that made it impossible for him to continue. What's surprising to me isn't that he sent threats—just read any English-language message board when there's a bug—but that something was actually done about it.