Essentially the longer version of the blurb we saw at E3, but it’s nice to see that the “Degenerates” bit wasn’t an accident. Thanks based Todd. I honestly can’t say if he’s woke or if he’s dog whistling with these.

I still can’t get over the mismatch in presentation. Something about Vault Tec being so on-the-now as to how things were going to turn out just rubs me the wrong way. I feel like the point about the worst aspects of Americana, which is how naive it is, is being completely lost here.

Be that as it may, as far as gameplay is concerned, this is fine. I think the supposition here is that there’s gonna be groups of people holding grudges against each other and using nukes as a last resort, but I’m pretty sure that, depending on how difficult it will be to obtain all the launch codes, people might just fire nukes for giggles. I know I would. You know you would. War never changes, does it?

Which actually is something of an interesting point: the doctrine of mutually assured destruction is far less binding if obtaining the nukes is unreliable. It kind of hinges on having a steady supply of them. So I’m very skeptical as to how this is going to turn out.

But we’ll all find out when November arrives.