Disclaimer: This has nothing to do with photography, which is what my blog is normally about. But I found it so odd, I wanted to write about it and had no other real venue.

For those not aware, Fallout 4 is probably one of the most hotly anticipated video games of all times. Get this – it hasn’t really been announced yet, but run a google search for “Fallout 4″ and you’ll find at least two to three new articles written daily about it. How is that possible? There’s nothing to write about!

Ok, sure, there was a leak of some documents months ago which gave the setting – Boston. But that was really it for the cold hard facts. How can writers keep up all this speculation? It gets even weirder when you start looking at the websites posting this stuff

Below is a non-exhaustive list of websites that have posted about the speculative release of Fallout 4:

  • KDrama Stars – This is a website devoted to stupid drama news about Korean Celebrities. Here’s the Fallout article next to links to articles entitled “Did Yoon Eun Hye Gain Weight?”
  • Christian Today – A newspaper devoted to those devotees of Christ. Really? I suppose the article is in the “Entertainment” section. But this Fallout can be blasphemous/lewd and doesn’t seem to evoke thoughts of cherubs.
  • Hallels.com – Another Christian Newspaper. This is on the about page: “Hallel is a chant of praise consisting of Psalms 113 through 118 from the Old Testament, used during various biblical festivals and holidays including Passover.”
  • Christian Post – You can guess what this one’s about.
  • Ecumenical News – This news is really ecumenical.
  • Kpopstarz.com – Yep. Another Korean Celebrity one. WTF?
  • Tehran Chronicle – Glad we are getting away from Korea and Christianity here. But pretty damned odd. I checked if previous Fallout games were banned from sale in Iran and only found that the United Arab Emirates banned it, which is funny, because…
  • Canal Noticias – A spanish website based in the UAE… what? Spanish and UAE to my ears go together like oil and vinegar. I Google translated their about page “In recent months News Channel has focused on providing unique and original news from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain , Iraq and the Middle East. The lack of Spanish news sites in the region has resulted in a low number of news articles in Spanish about current events in the Middle East. Right now the main goal of the team behind News Channel, is poorly reported stories covering the Middle East.” Well, there obviously isn’t enough good news in the Middle East, so let’s write an article about a video game that doesn’t exist.
  • Lastly, MotoringCrunch.com – the tag line says it all: “Car news for Asia”.

Of course, there are many gaming* websites that have posted about Fallout 4. But I would expect that. I wouldn’t expect the above websites to give two hoots about Fallout 4. So why is this happening? And why are Christians so in love with Fallout 4? My guess? Clicks.

 

I really don’t shoot 35mm street anymore. But I did shoot some, not too long ago. This is the fruit of some of that labor. The best 3 I have from the roll.

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