likely isn't a Fallout 4 teaser website

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by WorstUsernameEver, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Hunter-killer

    Hunter-killer First time out of the vault

    Nov 23, 2013
    Well personally, I could see the advantages of androids over humans. Especially if, say, they're used as soldiers, hunters, or mercenaries. Rather, than just workers. You could mass produce them, rather than hiring them, or in the case of slaves, capturing or breeding them. Robotics could provide increased strength, speed, processing capabilities, higher accuracy, etc. Presumably, they wouldn't be as susceptible to fear or stress. So there are definitely a number of advantages to androids over humans for this work.
  2. fallout ranger

    fallout ranger Vault Dweller

    Sep 18, 2004
    Site has been traced to AKQA, an ad company. The same one that did the Skyrim and Fallout 3 promotional work.

    Looks pretty clear to me.
  3. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    But in such conditions? Thats the point really.

    I cant say that I enjoy the idea of androids in Fallout really, not because its not possible in the setting, but because I usually conect androids with a different setting and timeline then Fallouts. Its simply a different kind of style just how I dont think lightsabers really fitt in to Fallout despite the fact that there are laser weapons.
  4. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    How do you mass produce uniquely human robots? It would be more cost efficient to build a bunch of Securitrons wit hsturdier armor and stapple plasma guns to their hands.
  5. Yamu

    Yamu Le Fromage Vieux oTO Moderator Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Jul 26, 2003
    Unless you need them for reasoned labor, in which case... why not build them at a rudimentary level where they were less likely to rebel? Why not make them *physically* rudimentary rather than wasting time and resources on building in extra features that would make it impossible to tell one apart from any ten guys in the wasteland if it ran away, which is apparently an issue? It's not like they're trying to hide them; the doc from the institute openly divulges the nature of both his bodyguard (iirc?) and the escapee he's hunting, and a whole "railroad" of bums and townies seem aware of their existence. They're not militaristically superior either: The two present in F3 both fold like a silk napkin if things come to blows, despite having been selected (built?) specifically for enforcement duties. And that's all just the tip of the iceberg.

    I'll not write off the concept before we get a more in-depth understanding of how Beth fits it into the world, but it's going to take a very specific, very unlikely set of circumstances to logically justify.

    Done ranting here. Bit of a peeve, sorry. If the droid talk keeps up I'll probably make yet another android thread in General Fallout Discussion to keep things on-topic. Speaking of which, not for nothing, W.U.E., but it might be time to change the thread title to something slightly more ambivalent :P
  6. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    It wasn't traced. The only connection was between some guy's photograph and a Google+ profile of a person seemingly connected to AKQA. The two names were completely different.
  7. George32027

    George32027 First time out of the vault

    Aug 31, 2013
  8. jediexile

    jediexile First time out of the vault

    Feb 2, 2010
    Androids don't really belong in Fallout, but I think it is a good thing that Beth is trying to do something with them, maybe we will get decent sci-fi story for a change (a very small chance, of course). In F3 Tranquility Lane and all that virtual reality stuff was quite decent, so it would be logical to build on that.
  9. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    maybe its just me, bue hoenstly I am getting sick of it. THey should finally come out with it and just say what they do with Fallout 4, at least roughly.
  10. George32027

    George32027 First time out of the vault

    Aug 31, 2013
    I like it so far. The pace of this kind of news I mean. And December 11 is not so far.
  11. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
  12. George32027

    George32027 First time out of the vault

    Aug 31, 2013
    yeah to be fair it's since 2008 that there are Boston rumors. this is in the last message on though
  13. SharkClub

    SharkClub Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    Not all too bothered by the idea of androids in Fallout 4. Anything Bethesda does on East Coast Fallout is their own mess to try and make sense of, and it's certainly better for them doing something more original like that than going back and rehashing BoS, Enclave and Super Mutants again (let them die already, fuck).

    Also remember that androids and Fallout are not inherently incompatible with eachother, it can obviously be made part of the series if they did it right (key word 'if', and this is Bethesda, or at least I assume it is them trying to write this). As people have mentioned, even the Lieutenant in Fallout 1 had some cybernetic enhancements, then in Fallout 2 you can pretty much become a cyborg with all the implants and chips you can plug into yourself.

    Can't wait for the obligatory Harold appearance after someone uprooted him from D.C. and found a reason to bring him to Boston or wherever the hell the series is going next. :roll:
  14. Emperor

    Emperor Simplesmente Rajuma

    Aug 4, 2013
  15. Gnarles Bronson

    Gnarles Bronson regular mutant

    Oct 30, 2011
    personally, meh, you can't fight supermutants and ghouls forever. I'm fine with mixing some androids up in there.
  16. diceynicey

    diceynicey First time out of the vault

    Mar 3, 2012
    i hope it true and the more i read into it, the more i believe that it is. if it is a hoax, its one fucking good one!
  17. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    You just know that whoever is doing this, if it isn't legit, is lurking around this thread giggling like a kid at a sex shop. Whether it is real or not, Fallout 4 is clearly coming soon, if only based on threedog's tweets.

    If the Rage engine is true, it's good news already. In terms of graphics style, the characters' faces and some environments in Rage looked like fully rendered Fallout's talking heads sequences. If Bethesda lets Obsidian do another west coast game after Fallout 4, with this engine, it could be as Fallout as a first person Fallout can get.
  18. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    This is (allegedly) leaked audio from the trailer that goes up on the site. The later half has a theme that resembles that of Fallout 3 and New Vegas's, but it could just be a sound-alike.

  19. fallout ranger

    fallout ranger Vault Dweller

    Sep 18, 2004

    Even if the trace was fake/stretched, it fits perfectly with the founder/CEO's philosophy.

    Not to mention, they were in charge of Fallout 3 and Skyrim advertising.
  20. Emperor

    Emperor Simplesmente Rajuma

    Aug 4, 2013
    New countdown on the site, tomorrow (11/25/13) will be one of the dates that the site showed up, at every news we received I'm starting to believe that FO4 is really happening.