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‘Fallout 76’ Wants You To Rebuild Society From A Nuclear Bomb Shelter
After two years of waiting, next step in the Fallout franchise is here to blow you away into a nuclear wasteland. The Fallout 76 trailer released at the E3 expo starts off with a U.S. Army soldier in iconic fallout Power Armor. As he stands in front of a “U.S. Army - No Trespassing” sign things take a left turn. Air-raid sirens wail, multiple nuclear warheads explode in the distance. The soldier succumbs to the blasts as the scene fades to a television with the iconic “Please Stand By” test image.
Fallout 76 is set in a alternative future based on the 1950s.Bethesda Softworks
Welcome to Fallout 76
After this explosive start, Fallout 76 sets the mood by pumping you up with John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” The fallout shelter — or Vault, as the game calls it — looks fairly empty. This implies that only you, Player One, made it into the shelter before the bombs dropped.
The Vault-tec company designs the fallout shelters in the alternative future. Bethesda Softworks
Upon leaving the Vault, the trailer shows slices of rustic Americana, laid out perfectly to be explored and looted. Farmhouses and abandoned military facilities litter the landscape, toasted by atomic weapons. Among the trailer’s hinted-at locations is the famous Greenbrier Resort: A top-secret fallout shelter built during the Cold War. It was designed to house Congress in the event of a nuclear attack. In Fallout 76, you’ll probably get to ransack it for supplies and weapons.
In Fallout 76 West Virginia is spared from massive nuclear destruction.Bethesda Softworks
Country roads take me home
The wasteland won’t be completely empty, however: Fallout 76 is an online multiplayer game. How exactly you will interact with other players has yet to be revealed. But in proper Fallout fashion, the game will give you the option of acting as friend or foe. Besides the threats of other players, the mutated creatures of the wasteland will be around to scorch your armor. According to the developers, the new mutated enemies in the game are based on Appalachian lore. Details are scarce on the moonshine-fueled Appalachian critters, but we can only hope one is based on the West Virginia University mascot.
There is a healthy amount of skepticism floating around Fallout 76. This is largely rooted in the fact that there’s never been an online Fallout game. But even if the multiplayer mode ends up being flawed, just being able to gallivant around the Appalachian Trail in a post-nuclear West Virginia sounds like a humdinger of a time to me. Fallout 76 is rumored to be hitting shelves in November, and it will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Check out the trailer below.
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Moments before Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia went back into the house, journalist Michael Ware said he was "pacing like a caged tiger ... almost like he was talking to himself."
"I distinctly remember while everybody else had taken cover temporarily, there out in the open on the street — still exposed to the fire from the roof — was David Bellavia," Ware told Task & Purpose on Monday. "David stopped pacing, he looked up and sees that the only person still there on the street is me. And I'm just standing there with my arms folded.
"He looked up from the pacing, stared straight into my eyes, and said 'Fuck it.' And I stared straight back at him and said 'Fuck it,'" Ware said. "And that's when I knew, we were both going back in that house."
Former Army Special Forces Maj. Matthew Golsteyn will plead not guilty to a charge of murder for allegedly shooting an unarmed Afghan man whom a tribal leader had identified as a Taliban bomb maker, his attorney said.
Golsteyn will be arraigned on Thursday morning at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Phillip Stackhouse told Task & Purpose.
No date has been set for his trial yet, said Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, a spokesman for U.S. Army Special Operations Command.
John Wick is back, and he's here to stay. It doesn't matter how many bad guys show up to try to collect on that bounty.
With John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, the titular hitman, played by 54-year-old Keanu Reeves, continues on a blood-soaked hyper-stylized odyssey of revenge: first for his slain dog, then his wrecked car, then his destroyed house, then ... well, honestly it's hard to keep track of exactly what Wick is avenging by this point, or the body count he's racked up in the process.
Though we do know that the franchise has raked in plenty of success at the box office: just a week after it's May 17 release, the third installment in director Chad Stahleski's series took in roughly $181 million, making it even more successful than its two wildly popular prequels 2014's John Wick, and 2017's John Wick: Chapter 2.
And, more importantly, Reeves' hitman is well on his way to becoming one of the greatest action movie heroes in recent memory. Few (if any) other action flicks have succeeded in creating a mind-blowing avant garde ballet out of a dozen well-dressed gunmen who get shot, choked, or stabbed with a pencil by a pissed off hitman who just wants to return to retirement.
But for all the over-the-top acrobatics, fight sequences, and gun-porn (see: the sommelier), what makes the series so enthralling, especially for the service members and vets in the audience, is that there are some refreshing moments of realism nestled under all of that gun fu. Wrack your brain and try to remember the last time you saw an action hero do a press check during a shootout, clear a jam, or actually, you know, reload, instead of just hip-firing 300 rounds from an M16 nonstop. It's cool, we'll wait.
As it turns out, there's a good reason for the caliber of gun-play in John Wick. One of the franchise's secret weapons is a professional three-gun shooter named Taran Butler, who told Task & Purpose he can draw and hit three targets in 0.67 seconds from 10 yards. And if you've watched any of the scores of videos he's uploaded to social media over the years, it's pretty clear that this isn't idle boasting.
The Navy's electromagnetic railgun is undergoing what officials described as "essentially a shakedown" of critical systems before finally installing a tactical demonstrator aboard a surface warship, the latest sign that the once-beleaguered supergun may actually end up seeing combat.
That pretty much means this is could be the last set of tests before actually slapping this bad boy onto a warship, for once.
The Justice Department has accused Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) of illegally using campaign funds to pay for extramarital affairs with five women.
Hunter, who fought in the Iraq War as a Marine artillery officer, and his wife Margaret were indicated by a federal jury on Aug. 21, 2018 for allegedly using up to $250,000 in campaign funds for personal use.
In a recent court filing, federal prosecutors accused Hunter of using campaign money to pay for a variety of expenses involved with his affairs, ranging from a $1,008 hotel bill to $7 for a Sam Adams beer.