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by Amerowolf
4 years ago
Fallout 4 - Where to Find All 20 Stat-Increasing Bobbleheads

With faction missions, crafting, exploration, and, of course, finishing the main story, there is a lot to keep players busy in Fallout 4. However, throughout the world there are a number of collectables. Some are purely cosmetic, but items like the Vault-Tec bobbleheads can actually give players a much-needed boost. Through the Commonwealth, there are 20 little Vault Boys that, at times, can be easy to miss and difficult to track down. For the obsessive and detail-oriented explorer, they will have no problem collection all 20, but for everyone else, here is where to find all these stat-boosting collectables.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
Fallout 4 - 5 Fun Character Builds to Keep Fallout 4 Feeling Fresh

After that initial play through of Fallout 4 where you created a character fitting your usual RPG play style or modeled after you, things can start to get a bit bland. However, through Fallout 4's extensive list of perks, there is some potential to have a lot of fun with some less than normal character builds. Some of these unique builds make death come to your enemies on swift wings while others, let's be honest, will make Fallout 4 harder than it needs to be, but so much more entertaining.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
Fallout 4 is Great, but it is Bethesda's Frankenstein

Let's get this out of the way right away. I like Fallout 4, so this observation isn't some form of trolling on what is easily going to snag Game of the Year away from The Witcher 3. I like a lot of things about Fallout 4, and like most Bethesda games, I played it, a lot. However, unlike most Bethesda games, I wasn't quite absorbed in the world as I usually am. I kept getting distracted by certain similarities it had to other Bethesda games. Of course, since Fallout 3, the series has been basically Elder Scrolls with guns, but that is not a bad thing. That sort of game design worked well with the Fallout series because it has a wide world to explore and that is what Elder Scrolls is all about. Unfortunately, since Fallout is one of a small handful of cash cows that Bethesda is milking, Fallout 4 feels rushed, patched together from things that made previous games special into Dr. Bethesda's well-meaning monster. Perhaps that's why its fans are so very overly defensive of this particular game from what I've seen. Every little nitpicker that appears is picked apart by a pack of rabid Fallout 4 dogs, and I think I know why. Everyone (including me) was really excited about it, and now they don't want to admit that some of Fallout 4's limbs are dangling from the stump after the cheap string started to break.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
Fallout 4 - How to Recruit and Woo All 13 Companions

The world may have ended, but that doesn't mean players have to go it alone in the Commonwealth. In Fallout 4, there are 13 different companions that can be recruited and tugged into battle with you. Some are ridiculously easy to get while others require putting in a little footwork. However, many companions can also be romanced. No, not in the Bioware way where players get a bit of an awkward scene between two CGI models . rubbing each other, but instead players build a meaningful relationship and get rewarded with a special companion -specific perks. Each companion has likes and dislikes so getting the most out of each person is not often about just recruiting them, but earning their approval as well.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
Fallout 4 - Enemy Weakness Guide

Mutant bears, super mutants, and deathclaws - oh my! All that radiation in Fallout 4 really had quite the effect on the remaining living world. However, while it is perfectly acceptable to charge in and pump anything and everything in the face with a whole lot of lead, it saves time and bullets to just hit an enemy in their weak spot. For different enemies, this means different things, and while the Awareness perk shows resistances and weaknesses, it is kind of a waste of one of those crucial perk chart points. Fortunately, this guide will give the basic rundown on everything a wastelander needs to know in order to dominate the world and its beings.

Travel & Places
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
Fantasy Vacation - 10 Fictional Destinations You Can Actually Visit

Some of the best places are those that are pulled right from the fantastical imaginations of their creators. However, just because a location isn't real in the traditional sense doesn't mean the avid traveler can't visit. Some fictional places have been brought to life through movies and other media where the sets still stand today, but even the most magical places have some basis in reality. Many fictional places were inspired by real world locations where, with enough vision and imagination, visitors can see the same awe-inspiring wonder that inspired the likes of Hogwarts and Narnia when they were brought to life for the big screen.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
Those Who Live On Forever - 6 Touching Tributes to Gamers in the Games They Loved

For all the curses slung out over voice chat, player killings, and vengeful trolling dished out by gamers to each other, we can occasionally be a kind people. As a series of tight-knit communities, it is no surprise that when a community loses one of their own, they take it pretty hard. Gamers and, on occasion, game developers are both eager to hold tribute to those who have had an effect on the community before passing on. Some hold memorials of mind-boggling size while other gamers are commemorated through NPCs and virtual memorials in the game world. Regardless, there are a number of touching things that gamers have done throughout the years.

Travel & Places
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
The Skulls of Neamt - Romania's Most Macabre History Records

Visit any cemetery around the world and you will spot tombs, mausoleums, or headstones commemorating those that are buried there. Some may bear poignant quotes, poems, pictures of the deceased, and maybe even little epithets like "beloved mother, dedicated brother, or hot wing eating champ of '06" that describes their lives. Aside from the memories in our head and the feelings in our heart, it is all we have to remember these people by. However, now imagine that all we have to remember the dead was a little writing about their life carved right into their haunting white skull?

Travel & Places
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
Escape from Winter - 5 Exciting Places to Vacation in January

January is, without a doubt, the worst of the twelve months. It is just slightly above "what day does it end this year" February and "ugh, I'm so over this heat" July, but the cold and post-holiday hangover make January the perfect month to get away from that old scenery and relax someplace new and exciting. It can be some Caribbean beach framed by sand, sun, cocktails (and crowds) or it can be someplace that is still in the chilly grasp of winter. After all, snow seems vastly more interesting when it is framing some historic landmark. The location could be anywhere that travellers have always wanted to go, but there are places around the world that are far more interesting during the month of January.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
Answers to the Questions - Hemlock Grove's Final Season Explained

On October 23rd, Netflix aired the third and final season of Hemlock Grove, one of its original shows created by Eli Roth. However, right from the get-go, the show had a bad habit of raising more questions than it left answered as well as dropping plot lines like sacks of rotten meat. This left most final episodes throughout the three seasons of the series open to speculation and interpretation. However, does Hemlock Grove end closing up all those open plot lines and itching questions in its finale?

Travel & Places
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
11 of the Most Magical Hot Springs Around the World

Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall - any time is a good time to take a dip in a hot spring. These thermal waters have a way of refreshing a person right down to their very soul. Interestingly enough, hot springs aren't just limited to already balmy places. Sometimes the best hot springs sit in the coldest places on Earth, patiently waiting for visitors like a hot tub in winter, except not as expensive to heat. Whether visitors want to dive right in or just want to look at the steaming, ethereal waters, the world is filled with magical hot springs that feast both the body and the eyes.

Pets & Animals
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
Nice or Nasty? 8 Common House Spiders in the United States and How to Identify Them

They're the reason you look before you place your hands behind the furniture or shake out an old sweater after it's been in the closet for awhile. They make your skin crawl when you think about them, and the strange part? There are probably a few of them within six feet of you right now. These creepy, crawly subjects of most nightmares are, of course, spiders.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
Tomb Raider History - Things You Didn't Know About Lara Croft and Tomb Raider

While counting down the days until the latest release in the Tomb Raider franchise, Rise of the Tomb Raider, makes its appearance, it seems as good a time as any to look back on the woman behind the crypts.

Pets & Animals
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
13 Unusual Things You Didn't Know Your Dog Really Enjoys

There are a lot of things that make dogs happy, like going for a long walk, sniffing every blade of grass and a solid game of fetch. However, there are a lot of weird things that dogs do which puzzle their owners. Unlike humans, dogs don't often do things because they have to, unless specifically taught to do them. They do weird things because they like to do them or, at very least, it is ingrained into their DNA through the behavior of their oldest ancestors.

Home & Garden
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
5 Ways to Preserve the Summer Harvest Without Canning

Ok, I'll admit it. I don't like canning. It means a hot kitchen on some of the hottest days of the year. It means clamps, jars, tongs that are all easily lost. It also means food that is potentially deadly if done even a little bit wrong. The whole idea has never been very confidence inspiring for me. However, canning isn't the only way to preserve the bounty from a summer garden. There is no reason to waste all that good produce when there are a number of other ways to keep it edible through the winter.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
A Story Askew - World History As Told By Period Dramas

Unlike young adult fiction adaptations, zombie apocalypses, and action movies featuring gruff men with troubled pasts, period drama is vast genre, but rarely an oversaturated one. However, as every history teacher chides their flock come term paper time, the media adaptations never make up for the real written deal. As history is written by the victors, some of the written word is likely wrong, but period dramas are re-written once more to be made for the audience. That said, period dramas do get a few things right, even if it is just the gist of the story, and, if nothing else, they bring an era to life in living color to pique the interest of another generation.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
11 Tips for Thriving in Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance

Long-time Disgaea fans are likely cozily burrowed in their dens after being provided with enough strategy RPG gameplay to get them through the winter, but those new to the series looking to get into it after its debut on the PS4 may find it overwhelming. Overwhelming in the best possible way, of course, but still pretty daunting. While the story is long enough to enamour those that don't fancy any extra exploration in their gameplay, in Disgaea, to stick to the story is to miss out on half the game. There is a lot to do, and that is part of its charm. With a few easy tips, anyone can grasp the chaos that is Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
How to Get the Legendary Swords in Destiny: The Taken King and How to Upgrade Them

Alongside all the other upgrades and new goodies in Destiny's newest expansion, The Taken King, is the addition of three new legendary swords. Like the Blade of Crota, the new swords in Destiny: The Taken King function as a heavy weapon imbued with one of the three elements. What makes them particularly useful and worth the effort to get, aside from their stats, is that they all possess an upgrade that allows them to guard better versus two of the three other elements. For example, the Sol Edge deals out Solar damage, but it guards better against Arc and Void damage. The downside is that it does not dampen any Solar damage.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
Dead Before Dawn - The Different Ways To Kill Every Character in Until Dawn

Let's be real. One of the many reasons you bought Until Dawn was not just because it was a beautiful narrative game that touched all the reasons you watch horror movies and had the actor that plays Mr. Robot in it. You want to kill all these jerks. It's not your fault, Until Dawn developers filled their slasher flick with all the usual slasher flick tropes. Sure, you'll likely want to save Sam or Mike at first, all while murdering Emily every playthrough, but eventually you will feel that unrelenting urge to see all these stupid, shallow people get killed in new and exciting ways.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward - Free Company Airship Crafting and Upgrade Guide

One of the most unique additions that come to Final Fantasy XIV: Realm Reborn in their first expansion Heavensward is the ability for your Free Company to craft airships. These airships function much like the venture features that players can send their retainers out to do. You build your airship, you send it out, it brings stuff back. It's that simple. However, as with any new expansion, there is little information on how to actually craft the initial airship, much less how to upgrade it. For those who aren't tempted to build an airship as it stands now, in future patches to the expansion, Free Companies will be able to ride it to enter otherwise inaccessible areas in the game. Why not build it now and get a head start on discovering the new places you will go in the future?

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