Hines has had a few social media missteps the last couple of months.
While Fallout 4 fans have to appreciate the fact that Bethesda’s Pete Hines is approachable on Twitter, one has to wonder if the VP might start to reconsider a platform that only allows him to community 140 characters at a time. Over the last couple of months, Hines has made a number of short, seemingly terse comments that have got him in a bit of hot water. The latest is a comment that some fans of the series have taken to illustrate that Bethesda doesn’t really care about the Fallout series and the lore that surrounds it.
Hines was asked by one fan about a particular part of the story and according to about a personal log that appears in Fallout 4. According to this player the log describes the drug Jet, something that didn’t occur until the events of Fallout 2. Hines responded that the log does not show what date it was posted, alluding to the possibility the log was entered in the appropriate time frame. Hines is then asked about a quest called “kid in the fridge” where “a ghoul kid survived 200 years in a fridge without food or water. How’d he do that?”
Hines responded that he was “not interested in discussing how realistic things are in an alternate universe post-apoc game w/ talking mutants and ghouls” That response prompted a fury of responses all claiming Hines doesn’t care about the lore of the game, while others took aim at his response having a “don’t give a crap” tone to it. Hines claimed neither of those opinions were true, that he cared very much about the game but that he simply didn’t think there should be so much attention dedicated to finding realism in a game where mutants and ghouls roamed the land. We’ve got a feeling this might dog Hines for a little while.