How The Hell Do You Make A Blockbuster As Insane As Mission Impossible: Fallout? We Spoke To Director Christopher McQuarrie To Find Out

For decades, James Bond has been widely considered Hollywood’s pre-eminent undercover agent. But this is wrong - that crown should go to Ethan Hunt, the super spy played by Tom Cruise in the Mission Impossible franchise. Now entering its sixth instalment, Cruise has been toying with futuristic gadgets and flinging himself around in death-defying stunts for a decade longer than Daniel Craig has been his nearest rival. Read More >>

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US Government Investigation Explains How That Nuke Alert Happened in Hawaii

Two weeks ago, residents of Hawaii kissed their loved ones goodbye or huddled in confusion after emergency warnings of an incoming ballistic missile threat were sent out in error. Forty minutes later, they were told it was all a mistake, and that an employee clicked the wrong button. But a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) investigation has concluded that wasn’t actually what happened. Read More >>

Dominate the Wasteland with Fallout Tabletop Miniatures Game

Looks like Game of Thrones isn’t the only franchise getting its own badass tabletop game. Now Fallout fans can recreate the game’s famous post-apocalyptic hellscape from their coffee tables. Read More >>

This Car Crash Looks Like It Was Coded By Bethesda

A BMW driver in Banbury managed to crash his car in the tidiest way possible yesterday: Read More >>

A Terrifying Interactive Map Visualises the Devastation of Nuclear Fallout

The destructive power of nuclear bombs has been seared into our collective memory, thanks to archival images of the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There’s the blast itself, and then all the radioactive fallout to contend with. A new interactive map shows what the damage from fallout would be if nuclear bombs were dropped on target cities today. Read More >>

Week in Geek
The Week in Geek: Guardians 2, The Killing Joke Trailer, Star Wars 8 Photos, and more

Welcome to another instalment of the week in geek, our weekly round-up of news in the world of gaming, comics, film, and TV that you might have missed. This week we have news on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, a trailer for the upcoming Batman: The Killing Joke, a couple of set photos from Star Wars: Episode VII, and more. Read More >>

Fallout 4’s Wasteland Workshop DLC is Available Now

After the release of Fallout 4's Automatron DLC a few weeks ago, a second slice of digital expansion has hit the Commonwealth in the form of the Wasteland Workshop. Read More >>

A 1TB Xbox One Fallout 4 Bundle for £279.99 is Our “Wasteland Wonder” Deal of the Day

The long-anticipated fourth instalment in the Fallout franchise was released recently, and if you want it bundled up with a 1TB Xbox One this is one of the best prices you will see the set sold for (it also comes with a copy of Fallout 3!). Head over to eBay, where it is up for grabs today for £279.99 via ShopTo. 239 units have been sold at time of publish, and supply is short – so jump on it quickly if you are interested! Read More >>

What Modern Gadgets Could Learn From the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy

Technology advances in a lot of weird and wonderful ways, but it often seems like nothing gets the scientific juices going more than the incredible tech featured in fictional worlds. Whether it's Back to the Future's hoverboards, Star Trek's tricorderIron Man's armour, and pretty much everything from Minority Report. Read More >>

Shopping List
The Best Fallout Gifts for Surviving the Apocalypse

This week saw arguably the most anticipated game release of the year as Fallout 4 hit the shelves. Set in post-apocalyptic Boston, the game has received a broadly positive reception. But what if you want to take your Fallout love offline? What if you want to crawl out of the Vault and signal your allegiance to the action-RPG du jour? Here’s our selection of the best Fallout gifts and merch to put in your shopping basket. Read More >>

12 Things You Might Not Know About the Fallout Games

Fallout 4 is finally here, and we hope you’ve taken several days off work to fully immerse yourself into the nuclear wasteland. It’s the game we’ve all been waiting for; set in a post-apocalyptic Boston, Bethesda promises Fallout 4 is the most ambitious world they’ve ever created. And that's saying something, coming from the minds behind the Elder Scrolls series. Read More >>

This Apple Watch Pipboy is All the Smartwatch I Ever Need

Fallout 4 is launching soon, and with it comes a smartphone-holding Pipboy wrist computer you can actually use. But if you don’t feel like strapping a giant hunk of plastic to your wrist, here’s a very simple way to improve your Apple Watch tenfold. Read More >>

There’s a Fallout Mobile Game, and it’s Available Right Now

During their presentation at the E3 show, Bethesda didn’t just talk about Fallout 4: as it turns out, there’s also a Fallout game for mobile, called Fallout Shelter. And even better, it’s available right now (on iPad, at least). Read More >>

High Radiation Levels Discovered in Fukushima’s Rice Supply

For the first time since the tsunami-induced meltdown at a Fukushima power plant, Japanese health officials have discovered excessive concentrations of radioactive cesium in rice harvested from the region. Read More >>