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Why Fallout 4 is the Most Disappointing Video Game of the Year

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Video Games | November 11, 2015 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Video Games | November 11, 2015 |

Fallout 4 is one of the most anticipated video games of the year. It looks incredible, all the gameplay revealed shows that sort of slow evolution of making what worked before work even better, rather than throwing it all out the window and starting all over again and making new mistakes.

Plus, you get a dog, which automatically makes all video games better.

The reviews have been ecstatic across the board and excitement has built into a fever pitch of eagerness. So much so, that as you might have heard from video gamers in your life, a lot of people put in months ahead of time in order to take yesterday off. They spent a pile of extra money to ensure that they received their copy of the game so that they could spend all day playing it.

And then every shipping chain in the country shit the bed and huge numbers of people never received the game. UPS tracking info is getting updated to just say that there were unexpected delays and that hey, you might get it tomorrow, or maybe you know, next week. Amazon shipping tracking is now just displaying an animated gif of Pipboy flipping off the camera.

A lot of you are rolling your eyes, composing scathing tweets hashtag firstworldproblems. You are terrible creatures with the empathy of deep sea beasts. Would you be so cavalier if December 17th arrived, and as you excitedly piled out of the car at the theater, you found that it was closed with only a sign saying “No Star Wars Today. Maybe Next Week. May the Force be With You!”

The streets would burn.

You had one job UPS. ONE JOB. Shipping. Shipping never changes.

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Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.