While various quirky areas have been explored in past content for games like Fallout 3, it appears the evidence of an underwater adventure is building up. Fallout 3 led the way in terms of thinking outside of the box, taking the Lone Wanderer into space, while also giving players the chance to go back in time through an military simulation. Tidbits of existing information have fans apoplectic trying to piece together if game studio Bethesda are planning an adventure under the sea, including evidence of a datamined Harpoon Gun and various concept images showing underwater exploration. Now yet more evidence has been unearthed suggesting this could be a big DLC expansion for Fallout 4 fans. NPCs talking about certain underwater events appear to point the way to the potential opening of new underwater locations.
One NPC can be heard talking about the Ghoul Whale, insisting that it is real, that it haunts the depths and is called Ol’ Peg. Hancock is also heard talking about what’s under water, speculating on how big other animals could have gotten based on the mutated Mirelurks found around the sea’s edge. Players have gone to great lengths searching the ocean’s depths by disabling the water in the game to have a good nosey around. Unfortunately nothing substantial has been found, while the reference to a giant whale could in fact be linked to another large object that can be found while swimming around in Boston Harbour, attached to the side quest, Here There Be Monsters. A big whale enemy and a Harpoon Gun, with epic concept art, does paint a pretty interesting picture for those hoping for a quirky Fallout DLC offering.
Real Life Gaming: American Truck Simulator LARP
I don’t often get to see real life versions of the games I play. There’s no way for me to watch any kind of science fiction escapades in the real world because even though scientists are now surfing on gravitational waves, there don’t appear to be any intergalactic journeys involved. GET WITH THE PROGRAM, SCIENCE. There are sports games, of course, but in those cases, I saw the real version of the sport before experiencing the games based on it. What I want to find, essentially, are video diaries of games happening in the real world.
I want to find them because, based on how much I’m enjoying a series of videos I found last week. They’re trucking videos and have been the perfect companion to my American Truck Simulator obsession. That’s exactly what the videos show, journeys across the US, with occasional tours of the sleeper area of the truck’s cabin, conversations about states and freight, and truckstop critique. That means that whole, ridiculously large mass of land isn’t really a landmass at all in the psychogeographical spaces of my mind. Allie’s videos, along with American Truck Simulator, are a wonderful way to stitch together the places in between and to make them real.
Remarkably, the YouTube channel hosts a new video EVERY DAY, which means it’s actually possible to follow Allie’s trucking adventures chronologically should you so wish. Interspersed with the trucking, there are days of downtime and the videos are an insight into not just the job but the person doing the job. I’ve been watching these every day since and, yeah, I have a favourite YouTuber.