The Fallout speedrunners competition is going strong. Recently a player who goes by Kungkobra beat Fallout: New Vegas in a record 21:02, which was then beaten a day later by player Swags_The_Dog with a 20:54 run. Another day later Kungkobra reclaimed the record with a 20:47 run, which is currently the record. Though that could change at any time the way things are going.
Back in July of 2014 we saw someone beat Fallout 3 in a little under 24 minutes, which was then pretty quickly beaten by someone who pulled off a run in a little over 23 minutes. While this post was originally just to share the crazy New Vegas run, I discovered that these Fallout 3 runs don’t even get you in the top 25 anymore. In fact, a player called Petite_Miku just broke the record for that game again a couple of days ago with a ridiculous 15-minute run.
You can check out the speedrunners’ record-breaking videos for Fallout 3 and New Vegas below.
If you’re a big fan of the Fallout video game franchise, chances are you already own one or two or all of the games that have been released so far. But even if that is the case, it is still very likely that you’re going to want to own the new Fallout Anthology collection from Bethesda Softworks, which is now available in the North America and will be available throughout Europe beginning tomorrow, October 2nd.
The collection includes every game that’s been released thus far in the series—Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics, Fallout 3, and Fallout: New Vegas—as well as all of the bonus content that was released for the latter two titles. And if that’s not enough to tempt you, this all comes in an insanely awesome collectible mini-nuke container that comes complete with an audible bomb sound and a little extra space for you to add Fallout 4 when that juggernaut hits store shelves on November 10th.
Fans have been expecting it for a long, long time now. And today Bethesda Softworks has released the first official trailer confirming the existence of Fallout 4. Many thought that the game would be unveiled in a couple of weeks at Bethesda’s big first presentation at E3 2015, but yesterday a countdown clock was activated counting down to this morning and those anticipating the game knew that it was time.
Unlike most first trailers for Bethesda games, which are usually only a cinematic to make the game official, this first trailer offers plenty of in-game glimpses of the open world post apocalyptic adventure title.
Without further delay, do be sure to venture down below into the vault (where it’s safe, I swear) to watch the first trailer for Fallout 4.
Speedrunning video games has become something of an art form, as well as a competition of sorts. Back in the old days, it was all about who had the coveted high score of a game, such as Donkey Kong, for example. But as games have evolved into massive, immersive experiences, points have stepped out of the picture and speed is now king.
Seeing games that take most gamers 50, 70, and 100+ hours to beat completed in a matter of minutes is surreal, to say the least. That’s not more true than it is when talking about the games of Bethesda Softworks, who are famous for their unbelievably enormous living, breathing open-world action-adventure RPGs. So when you see someone beat one of their games, the post-apocalyptic classic Fallout 3, in only 24 short minutes, you will understand the awe.
You can see the video of Fallout 3 being beaten in 24 minutes below.