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Fallout 3 – MacGyver Construction Pack

Blame: Associate Editor Paul Ryan
We’ve got a game with a post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland that bends the laws of physics and construction enough to allow our four-out-of-ten intelligence hero to use old sodas to cobble together grenades (several times more powerful than a military frag grenade) by combining them with tin cans and cleaning products. This is a world where you can take down Super Mutant Masters with expired carbonated beverages, and by the time we were through the game, our guy had only bothered to create about four weapons.

Nuka Grenade

Items needed:                                 
- Abraxo Cleaner                              
- Nuka-Cola Quantum                           
- Tin Can                                     
- Turpentine 

Imagine giving someone with some real know-how a crack at the marvelously pliable junk peppered all over the wasteland. Then take one more step and imagine putting the king of improvised construction a go at it. Yes, MacGyver would be ruling the wasteland with a legion of sophisticated and stylish laser robots from the safety of his crystal fortress within 45 minutes of his escape from the underground vault.

Download the Construction pack to replace your current meathead companion with MIT graduate MacGyver and get your build on. Can’t figure out what to do with that carton of cigarettes you found? MacGyver will make them into power armor that shoots lightning. Having trouble finding a use for some Pre-War Casualwear? MacGyver will whip that outfit into a motorcycle. No use for a party hat? Don’t worry about it. After you download the MacGyver Construction Pack, schematics to turn that hat into a Super Mutant tranquilizing saxophone will be automatically placed in your inventory.  How does he do it? Nobody knows, he’s MacGyver, lol!

BioShock 2 – Big Daddy Sumo Wrestling

Blame: Senior Editor Joe McNeilly
We know BioShock 2 is going to have some rockin’ multiplayer modes (we’re praying for customizable characters – imagine everyone playing as a different spliced-up freak!). What we can’t yet confirm it’ll have is the thing we want the most: a special Big Daddy wrestling mode, in which two Big Daddies fight sumo-style.  Think about it – anyone can be a big tough guy when you have with a freaking giant rivet gun and suit of armor and the other guy has a broken bottle and worn-out shoes. But when it’s Big Daddy against Big Daddy in a battle to see whose girth is the greatest – now that’s a real contest.

Above: Original image courtesy Eckhard Pecher (Arcimboldo)

If not that, then a cool horde zombies mode for Portal. Can you imagine four players firing off portals everywhere with undead combine beasts pouring in from every direction? [Ed note: Actually Joe, that’s a legitimately good idea. Seems like a fine way to end the piece.]

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  • Awesomeforthemasses - July 14, 2009 1:29 a.m.

    I'll take one MacGyver Construction Pack, please!
  • disturbedanomaly36 - July 10, 2009 7:04 p.m.

    that baby shit reminds me of those baby-scorpion-wasp demons on Doom 3. Shit, those were more annoying than the bastard Reverents and the Lost Souls, and on L4D! that would be iritating, especialy with a Tank
  • Pelico - July 10, 2009 3:41 a.m.

    Apparently my brain has programmed itself to give off endorphins every time I see the "achievement unlocked" graphic. How do I know this? I got excited when I scrolled to the bottom of the first page.........god I'm a nerd.
  • Jordo141 - July 9, 2009 5:28 p.m.

    Count me in for the MacGyver and baby shootin dlc.
  • cassadinechik - July 9, 2009 4:04 p.m.

    Another party missed... That was funny stuff right there!
  • anduin1 - July 9, 2009 3:41 a.m.

    Heres what would happen: It would be xbox 360 exclusive and be full of fail just like the site is 90% of the time.
  • dweller - July 9, 2009 3:21 a.m.

    Undead babies are frightening.
  • alexlcna - July 8, 2009 10:20 p.m.

    id buy the babies one :D
  • silentfire - July 8, 2009 8:01 p.m.

    It would have funny to kill babys
  • bron1417 - July 8, 2009 6:05 p.m.

    very funny thing is some of those ideas actually sound good.
  • darkfly23 - July 8, 2009 10:05 a.m.

    Great article guys! Dripping with excellence
  • YuGiOhisbetterthanMagic - July 8, 2009 8:41 a.m.

    Macgyver`s math: tapon+tinfoil+tooth pick= rather lage thermonuclear device. i would play lost and regetful... after picking up the griving mother, id rig my car with a bomb, drive it off a cliff and then BOOM!
  • angermanagementclassespissedmeoff - July 8, 2009 6 a.m.

    Jesus Antista, a stretch Prius? Zombie babiez would be infinitely more fun if they also included dlc weapons such as a golf club, cricket bat and b.f.b (big fuckin' boot). Now with kicking AND stomping action! a lot like making green wine....
  • Amnesiac - July 8, 2009 5:45 a.m.

    I absolutely love the MacGyver Fallout DLC.
  • smallberry - July 8, 2009 4:28 a.m.

    Wow Chris I wonder what the art team's reaction was when you asked them for an image of Zoe shooting at an undead baby.
  • Wizrai - July 8, 2009 3:02 a.m.

    The terrible cut on Big Daddy made the picture funnier.
  • AbeX300 - July 8, 2009 2:47 a.m.

    I would definitly love to see the Pokemon DLC for Viva Pinata. Too bad I only have the DEMO of the game. ;-;
  • Dibbz - July 8, 2009 2:22 a.m.

    lmao! If i could giv this a rating I'd give it a 10/10 Boy would nikko have a lot apologizing to do! lmao
  • SolidSpartan - July 8, 2009 2:15 a.m.

    This first time I ever heard of MacGyver was from a Simpsons episode. Btw nice ideas, well at least some of them were...
  • phoenix_wings - July 8, 2009 1:58 a.m.

    This article is article gold. I would buy a 360 and L4D just to get the opportunity take out all of my Wii shovelware rage and blast the shit out of undead babiez. And as for RE5 DLC? Any time the clown got hurt, instead of having actual pain noises, you could hear his nose being squeezed. Article gold :P