Fallout: Shadows of Boston Shows Up on IMDB

Fallout: Shadows of Boston Shows Up on IMDB

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The Internet Movie Database suddenly includes a listing for a brand new, probably fake, Fallout sequel.

These Fallout hoaxes are getting a little old, but every time a new one pops up, I automatically get excited. Though, to be safe, I'm just going to assume this new rumor is completely false, and you should too.

Yesterday, a Reddit user, whose account has been suspiciously deleted, posted a link to an IMDB listing for a game called Fallout: Shadows of Boston. The cast list includes Fallout alums like Ron Pearlman and Paul Eiding, but introduces a couple of new actors like Charles Martinet, who's been the voice of Mario since 1991.

As far as I can tell, whoever created the entry randomly selected a series of cast members who have an affiliation with the Fallout series or a general connection to the video game industry. Unfortunately, that's not how Bethesda has made casting decisions in the past. Most of the characters in New Vegas were voiced by well-known actors like Matthew Perry, Kris Kristofferson, and Zachary Levi. And Fallout 3's cast included Liam Neeson and Malcolm McDowell. So, without some actual star power, Shadows of Boston has a fictitious ring.

Adding a new record to IMDb isn't exactly difficult. And given Fallout's recent history of hoaxes, I'm throwing this rumor into the bogus bin with the others.

Plus, can we all agree that Shadows of Boston would be the lamest title in history?

Source: IMDB, Reddit

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Shadows of Boston

Oh come on, Fallout: Revelations would sound better than that!

Its almost certain that this is a hoax, after the convincing hoax we had a while back, this seems lazy in comparison, chalk me up for a vote for the bogus bin.

Yeah, as the above mentioned, regardless of any other suspicious bits in the entry, "Shadows of Boston" is a hilariously lame subtitle that Bethesda would never bother to use.

Are you forgetting such terrible titles as 'Revengence,' and 'Warfighter?' Shadows of Boston is terrible name though.

On the topic of the title's authenticity, yeah it's a fake.

You know, until we stop making a news story out of every single Fallout hoax, we're not going to stop seeing hoaxes. All these people want is attention, and we should really stop giving it to them...

Here we go again...

*grabs popcorn*

I happily await the outrage when this turns out to be fake.

Its a hoax in all likelihood but if Bethesda did go the subtitle route they might appease fans who were pissed that there was nothing in Fallout 3 that had to do with the original Fallout. The could even pull Lucas and rename Fallout 3, Fallout: Rusted Capital before letting Chris and co or Brian Fargo make a real Fallout 3.

Shocksplicer:
You know, until we stop making a news story out of every single Fallout hoax, we're not going to stop seeing hoaxes. All these people want is attention, and we should really stop giving it to them...

Or Bethesda could stop adhering to the game dev code of unnecessary silence and just reveal they're working on a new Fallout game.

Shocksplicer:
You know, until we stop making a news story out of every single Fallout hoax, we're not going to stop seeing hoaxes. All these people want is attention, and we should really stop giving it to them...

Refuse to report a hoax? Surely you jest! This is a news outlet, and their job is to fall for hoaxes!

That title is just terrible. In the very, very, very unlikely chance this is real, they need to consider changing it. Other than that this is clearly fake and rather poorly made one at that.

Next Fallout will be Fallout: Dudebro sergeant master leader of important people IV.

I mean come on, at least that is more creative than shadows of bostson. Also, the east coast is boring compared to what other parts of the nation deal with.

They'll probably run the Enclave into the ground like they ran the blades into the ground in the Elder Scrolls. I wonder if Bethesda knows that Fallout doesn't follow prophecies 24/7 like the Elder Scrolls. It seems like they romanticize everything into some ancient prophecy. It gets kinda old.

I would wait for a Bethesda game that isn't bound by prophecy, but I'd be waiting for a long time.

Josh Engen:
Adding a new record to IMDb isn't exactly difficult.

Since when? I've been trying to get badly outdated information on my profile merely changed for, I don't know, 10 years.

Other names that are just as bad as shadows of boston:
Fallout: Brotherhood
Fallout: Apocalyptic War
Fallout: Brand New World
Fallout: Return of the Enclave
Fallout: New E.D.E.N.
Fallout: The South Rises
Fallout: Fallout
F.A.L.L.O.U.T.
F4LLOUT
FALL0UT

There you go Bethesda.

zalithar:
Are you forgetting such terrible titles as 'Revengence,' and 'Warfighter?' Shadows of Boston is terrible name though.

On the topic of the title's authenticity, yeah it's a fake.

I wish to take this opportunity to remind everyone that Revengence is actually a real word and not made up. And for confusing everyone in that way, it gets plenty of points.

Yeah. This one is fake. There's no discussion.

I can come up with a much better than that easily

Fallout: Visible War

Done!

Seriously I think this might be a hoax

Ftaghn To You Too:

I wish to take this opportunity to remind everyone that Revengence is actually a real word and not made up. And for confusing everyone in that way, it gets plenty of points.

Yeah they're both real words; and both of them are incredibly stupid. Though another terrible title, that I only heard about from game grumps a while back, was "Totally Rad."

another day, another hoax. I am okay with arseholes making up fake announcements for stuff i like, i mean people have been doing it with half life 3 for so long now that I've started enjoying seeing the fake trailers and release dates. But when you make it so vague and on top of that give it a name even the most pretentious of pretentious indi film director wouldn't name their worst picture, and make the release date so stupidly far away then it's hard to even delude myself in to believing it. 2017 my as, New Vegas and Skyrim came out in 2010/2011 and if i know one thing about Bethesda it's that they like money and won't wait 7 years to get it.

zalithar:

Ftaghn To You Too:

I wish to take this opportunity to remind everyone that Revengence is actually a real word and not made up. And for confusing everyone in that way, it gets plenty of points.

Yeah they're both real words; and both of them are incredibly stupid. Though another terrible title, that I only heard about from game grumps a while back, was "Totally Rad."

and warfighter was a silly term coined by the US military, apparently "soldier" isnt edgy enough in the 21st century

Ultratwinkie:
Next Fallout will be Fallout: Dudebro sergeant master leader of important people IV.

I mean come on, at least that is more creative than shadows of bostson. Also, the east coast is boring compared to what other parts of the nation deal with.

They'll probably run the Enclave into the ground like they ran the blades into the ground in the Elder Scrolls. I wonder if Bethesda knows that Fallout doesn't follow prophecies 24/7 like the Elder Scrolls. It seems like they romanticize everything into some ancient prophecy. It gets kinda old.

I would wait for a Bethesda game that isn't bound by prophecy, but I'd be waiting for a long time.

this, especially since NV did a nice job of showing that the old powerhouses have been replaced by new powers that emerged from the new world. the whole idea that the MIT turned into some high end enclave(no pun intended) that is not a vault is nice but i honestly don't trust bethesda to not turn the whole thing into some kind of nice BoS, ideally with a supercomputer that sends you on a mission because it calculated the future or something.

Fallout: Shadows of Boston sounds about as foreboding as Fallout: Depths of Wisconsin.

Looks like the link leads to a deleted page now anyway.

imdb cleaned it up. Smells like weak hoax attempt.

This has hoax written all over it.

Moosejaw:
Fallout: Shadows of Boston sounds about as foreboding as Fallout: Depths of Wisconsin.

Oh I like, how about;

Fallout: Puddle of San Francisco
Fallout: Service Tunnels of Bridlington

And my personal favourite;
Fallout: Man Hole Covers of New Jersey

Are people just not even trying now? I mean, Shadows of Boston? Really? I'm fairly sure anyone who would seriously suggest that would get a swift kick in the 'nads for suggesting such a daft name. Tri hrdr n00b!!!

Fallout: The Boston T-34b Party would be better than that.

martyrdrebel27:
Fallout: The Boston T-34b Party would be better than that.

Yeah... didn't want to comment in this thread, but I had to congratulate you for that one. Win.
Anyway, obvious hoax is obvious, move along people.

Kyogissun:
Other names that are just as bad as shadows of boston:
Fallout: Brotherhood
Fallout: Apocalyptic War
Fallout: Brand New World
Fallout: Return of the Enclave
Fallout: New E.D.E.N.
Fallout: The South Rises
Fallout: Fallout
F.A.L.L.O.U.T.
F4LLOUT
FALL0UT

There you go Bethesda.

What about Fourllout? They could even work the title in to an in-game pun by having four louts show up repeatedly for comedic effect, slipping on radscorpion droppings and the such.

And I don't think Shadows of Boston is such a bad title, they could have called it Fallout: Vegeta's Reckoning after all.

Wanted to ask about "some actual star power" mentioned in article
Are there really that many people who decided to buy FO3 because Liam Neeson was voicing a character there?
As much as I care Bethesda could hire fresh acting-school-academy-thing graduates as long as character voicing is good
Who knows, maybe that way they could afford more than 6 voice actors

Ultratwinkie:

I would wait for a Bethesda game that isn't bound by prophecy, but I'd be waiting for a long time.

Especially if such TES games already exists (Daggerfall and Redguard are two off my head)

blackrave:

Ultratwinkie:

I would wait for a Bethesda game that isn't bound by prophecy, but I'd be waiting for a long time.

Especially if such TES games already exists (Daggerfall and Redguard are two off my head)

That was old bethesda.

And those games are actually still part of the dragon prophecy, at least when it concerns TES lore fanatics. They all complete one of the signs needed for Skyrim to happen. All those games led up to Skyrim, which is the last part of the prophecy.

So TES games are a prophecy within prophecy most of the time. Even when they are not explicitly stated.

Ultratwinkie:

That was old bethesda.

And those games are actually still part of the dragon prophecy, at least when it concerns TES lore fanatics. They all complete one of the signs needed for Skyrim to happen. All those games led up to Skyrim, which is the last part of the prophecy.

So TES games are a prophecy within prophecy most of the time. Even when they are not explicitly stated.

Well, by same logic we can't really claim that any game they release isn't ran by prophecy, because 10 games later they might claim otherwise

You know, this could work.

Throw out Ron Pearlman, and bring in Jack Nicholson and do it something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4nUFxsZqpA

"If I got one thing against the muties it's this - no Master gives it to you. You have to take it."

Josh Engen:

Plus, can we all agree that Shadows of Boston would be the lamest title in history?

Only if we can also agree that "The REALLY Wild Wasteland" is a good one.

Is this becoming a new thing for bored internet denizens to do late at night? Are we going to be seeing fallout hoaxes popping up in all of our social media feeds constantly now? I really don't understand the fascination with creating a hoax. Anyhow, this has to be one of the worst ones we've had in a while.

 

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