Games We’d Like to See: The Bobby Valentine Show

On our podcast, we often toss around ideas for games we wish existed. I don’t believe we have ever written an article about one of these fake games before we brainstormed it together on the air. I’m breaking that precedent because I fear the impulse for the game may not exist long enough for it to be relevant on our podcast.
During the coming baseball off-season, I want to remember the absurdity of the past year’s Red Sox. I want to engage with a video game to feel again the maddening ways the team was run. I want to be able to sit down at a console and play “NESN presents: The Bobby Valentine Show.” … Read more

Games We’d Like to See: The Bobby Valentine Show

On our podcast, we often toss around ideas for games we wish existed. I don’t believe we have ever written an article about one of these fake games before we brainstormed it together on the air. I’m breaking that precedent because I fear the impulse for the game may not exist long enough for it to be relevant on our podcast.

During the coming baseball off-season, I want to remember the absurdity of the past year’s Red Sox. I want to engage with a video game to feel again the maddening ways the team was run. I want to be able to sit down at a console and play “NESN presents: The Bobby Valentine Show.” … Read more

Fallout 4: Beantown Bound?
A redditor using the handle fallout4boston claims to have inside information revealing Boston, Massachusetts as the setting of Fallout 4. Although we all know to take any kind of message board post with a huge grain of salt, Beantown certainly makes sense as a possible location for a forthcoming Fallout title. Boston is ripe with the kind of history the post apocalyptic series likes to warp to its own devices, and the city’s booming technology sectors–not to mention its proximity to MIT–would make great fodder for Fallout’s tales of twisted technology. Giant mutant rats all ready prowl Allston and Brighton, so additional mutated wildlife wouldn’t seem like that much of a stretch. Add in a dose of the organized crime for which certain neighborhoods of the city are famous, and you’ve got one heck of a setting for a post-apocalyptic RPG. If Bethesda needs inspiration for what such a setting might look like, all they have to do is check out what’s left of the Filene’s building in Downtown Crossing…. Read more

Fallout 4: Beantown Bound?

A redditor using the handle fallout4boston claims to have inside information revealing Boston, Massachusetts as the setting of Fallout 4. Although we all know to take any kind of message board post with a huge grain of salt, Beantown certainly makes sense as a possible location for a forthcoming Fallout title. Boston is ripe with the kind of history the post apocalyptic series likes to warp to its own devices, and the city’s booming technology sectors–not to mention its proximity to MIT–would make great fodder for Fallout’s tales of twisted technology. Giant mutant rats all ready prowl Allston and Brighton, so additional mutated wildlife wouldn’t seem like that much of a stretch. Add in a dose of the organized crime for which certain neighborhoods of the city are famous, and you’ve got one heck of a setting for a post-apocalyptic RPG. If Bethesda needs inspiration for what such a setting might look like, all they have to do is check out what’s left of the Filene’s building in Downtown Crossing…. Read more