Items tagged with Pipboy

Fans of the Fallout franchise are eagerly awaiting the release of Fallout 4, and if you were lucky enough to secure a pre-order for the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition, pat yourself on the back on a job well done. You may also want to gloat on Twitter and/or send your condolences to everyone else who missed out on the $119 bundle, because when Bethesda warned that quantities would be very limited, it wasn't kidding.Retailers are sold out of the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition bundle, and no, Bethesda won't be producing more of them. It's not because Bethesda doesn't want to, it's because the company can't. Demand was so high for the special edition bundle that Bethesda simply ran out of capacity to produce... Read more...
If you followed this year's E3 -- particularly Bethesda's first annual press conference -- you still remember the wave of nostalgia and tech lust that washed over you when Fallout 4 director Todd Howard announced that for the low price of $119, you could secure your very own wearable Pip-Boy. Howard also emphasized that the upcoming RPG's Pip-Boy Edition would be very limited in quantity, and he wasn't joking. Bethesda's final allocation of Fallout 4 Collector's Edition bundles have shipped to retailers, and when they're gone, they're gone.  Correction: When they're gone, they'll inevitably resurface on eBay for exorbitant prices.  The initial allotment went live at various retailers... Read more...
Last week, Samsung and Qualcomm both launched their own smartwatch products -- Samsung with its Galaxy Gear, and Qualcomm with the Toq. Early coverage on the hardware has been mixed, but that hasn't stopped an explosion of hyperbole, including the laughable idea that smart watches are going to replace smartphones. At first glance, there seems to be some historical parallel here: Desktops have been largely replaced by laptops, laptops have been chewed into by tablets, and smartphones ate the PDA business of yesteryear. There are people working hard to build smartphones that effectively turn into laptops. What can stop the smartwatch? The simplest reason? Ergonomics. Consider the humble wristwatch.... Read more...