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Dateline, Rockville, MD
You probably noticed the lack of Fallout in that game list too.
There’s no openings listed for the office just yet, however if you have experience in the games publishing industry, or are looking to break into it, You can send your CV/Resume for general applications here.Note, as the release suggests, its this is a publishing office, not a development studio. If you are interested in a development job and can work in the US or the EU, there are still dozens of openings across the Zenimax empire including a “Information Security Intrusion Detection Analyst”... thats going to make getting a leak harder (just kidding, we don’t endorse law breaking on this wiki).
|It looks like the Winter Range is in the North American Bethesda Store, with some Long Sleeved T’s and thermals.
This is of course in addition to the special T-of-the-Month
Sadly nothing new in the Euro-Beth-Store. I think I speak for all of us when I say I hope that this doesn’t become some forgotten outpost.
Dateline, Irvine CA
We’re slowly approaching the Beta of Wasteland 2... I’ve included some screenshots below, however if you’re interested in the mechanics of the game, Chris Keenan has revealed the Attributes and Skills in the game here.
- As for the Beta... Small portions in order to prevent spoilers will be playable for Beta eligible backers very soon...
“People should not be overawed by the power of modern weapons, It is the value of human beings that in the end will decide victory”— General Vo Nguyen Giap
We’re having to hold back again our videos of propaganda, as this week we commemorate the passing of one of the military leaders of the war that wasn’t... although of course in his case it was most definitely the war that was.
General Vo Nguyen Giap, started the “Armed Propaganda Brigade for the Liberation of Vietnam” in 1944 (in opposition to the Japanese) with a mere 31 men and 3 women armed with horrendously antiquated flintlock rifles. By 1954 he was leading the Vietnamese People's Army to victory against the French at Dien Bien Phu, ending French colonialism in Vietnam, and taking the role of Defence Minister in the fledgling nation of North Vietnam.
But as we all know, this peace was temporary... North and South of Vietnam failed to settle their differences and General Giap would be called back into action 6 years later for the Vietnam War.
As the name “Peoples Army” suggests, Giap was of course a general for the Communist North, and and continued to lead their forces until the wars end in 1975, second only to Ho Chi Minh.
After the war Giap continued as Minister of National Defence although lost this role for his opposition to Vietnam invading Cambodia in 1980. He remained a Deputy Prime Minister until his retirement in 1991, ignoring multiple suggestions from military officers to overthrow the government.
General Giap was said to have been an intellectual and great fan of Napoleon and applying some of his tactic in the various wars he fought; However one US General from the Vietnam War, William Westmoreland, has a very different view of the general’s battlecraft skills, saying: “Of course, he [Giap] was a formidable adversary, Let me also say that Giap was trained in small-unit, guerrilla tactics, but he persisted in waging a big-unit war with terrible losses to his own men. By his own admission, by early 1969, I think, he had lost, what, a half million soldiers? He reported this. Now such a disregard for human life may make a formidable adversary, but it does not make a military genius. An American commander losing men like that would hardly have lasted more than a few weeks.”General Giap was 102 on his death.