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Fallout 4 Hoax Creator Breaks Cover, Explains Actions

By Nathan Grayson on December 10th, 2013.

Alas.

Plenty of people try to pull fast ones on the general gaming populace. Very few of them sit down for a pleasant fireside chat afterward. And yet, that’s exactly what the disappointment wizard behind infamous Fallout 4 “teaser” site Survivor 2299 did in the wake of a freshly canceled hoax campaign. Going by the name DCHoaxer on Reddit, he hosted an AMA that revealed why he did it, how much it cost ($990!), and what it was originally going to culminate in (a full-blown CG trailer). Hoaxcrafters and pranksters the world over, meet your new god.

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It’s Pretty Unlikely That We’ll See Fallout 4 This Weekend

By Nathan Grayson on December 6th, 2013.

Well ain't that a punch in the head?

Blah. Bleh. Also bluh. I want Fallout 4, you want Fallout 4, the President (probably) wants Fallout 4, but Bethesda might have other plans. After a series of trademarks and countdown websites got us all in a tizzy – our faces practically aglow with irradiated glee – Bethesda’s seen fit to put what is maybe the final nail in this excitement-killing coffin. Everyone assumed an announcement would take place at this weekend’s Spike VGX, er, “awards,” but Bethesda marketing man Pete Hines has said that we shouldn’t get our hopes up.

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Elder Scrolls Online’s Skill System Lets You Be Everything

By Nathan Grayson on December 4th, 2013.

Except a giant alligator monster. Probably.

When I was little, I wanted to grow up to be a fireman and an astronaut and a cowboy and a monster truck and Batman and a shoe and a barn and a machine that could produce infinite popsicles and the head of a moderately successful middle management firm. Eventually, however, I realized that I’d have to settle on just one thing, so I decided that I hated money and became a games journo. The Elder Scrolls Online, however, ties no such noose of practicality around the neck of your dreams. Given time and exploration, you can be everything. Video detailing how it all works below.

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Hoorage! – RAGE Free To Play All Weekend

By Nathan Grayson on November 23rd, 2013.

John Carmack has officially packed his bags and taken a rocket car over to Oculus Rift, now his sole employer until he decides he wants to become the world’s foremost expert on Hyperloops or something. So what better way to celebrate/commiserate than by playing maybe the last game he’ll ever see to completion? Answer: there is no better way. If you are doing anything else, John Carmack will probably never be your friend or spend upwards of five hours giving you breathless life advice. Fortunately, RAGE is free on Steam this weekend. Details below.

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Fallout 4 Trademark Filed, Maybe Might Be A Real Thing

By Graham Smith on November 18th, 2013.

Another next-gen dog awaits?

Alec covered the recent Fallout 4 rumours last week, prompted by this supposed teaser site. Reddit detectives suggested it might be fake, but this weekend brought another notch for the maybe-it’s-real column. Bethesda have now trademarked Fallout 4 in Europe.
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Fallout 4 Is Or Isn’t Being Revealed Soon, Would You Believe

By Alec Meer on November 15th, 2013.

that's just New Vegas running SweetFX, before you get your knickers in a twist

Could it be? Is it even remotely possible? Has a major videogame publisher truly decided to make a sequel to one of its best-selling games? O brave new world, that has such speculation in’t.

Bethesda alternating between Elderses and Falloutses seemed pretty much a given to me, so when talk arose around a URL apparently bought by Bethesda and entitled ‘Survivor 2299‘, a return to the post-apocalypse was far from a surprise. Whether the website really is anything to do with Bethesda remains open to interpretation, but even if it isn’t you should feel free to smack me around the chops with a rainbow trout and call me Charlie McArse if we don’t start hearing official talk of Fallout 4 within the next year.
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In Your Face: Character Creation In Elder Scrolls Online

By Nathan Grayson on October 18th, 2013.

Why yes, you're correct: I haven't blinked in my entire life! How could you tell?

How do you take your Elder Scrolls characters? Green? Purple? Thick? Lean? With one lump or two hundred disfiguring scars and gashes? These are questions you should probably begin asking yourself – at least, if you plan on playing The Elder Scrolls Online when it launches next year. True to Elder Scrolls tradition, the big, hopefully not bad MMO spin-off will allow for character customization out the wazoo, which sounds really painful. In reality, however, it looks like quite a pleasant feature, although the series’ history of bizarre, uncanny valley unfriendly faces might have a thing or two to say about that. Venture into this post’s frigid southern reaches for a video.

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Step Inside For The Evil Within Footage

By Craig Pearson on September 27th, 2013.

EVIL BRAIN!
I watched this video for the The Evil Within and all I could think about was who signed the invoices for the components in the room of blades? After all, this is supposed to be a working care facility for people with severe mental disabilities, so there’s going to be a paper trail. It’s not a small machine: it is industrial-sized, and it spins on either side of a room, blades whirring as it slowly grinds victims. Is it a paper shredder? Who ordered it? And where did it come from? Is there an Evil Innovations catalogue, written by a biting staff writer, subbed by a production editor with a murky past before he hands it off to the dark art dept? And is it laid out in a Adobe InDesign (already pretty evil, tbh)?
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Super Troper: The Evil Within Trailer

By Craig Pearson on September 18th, 2013.

I'll use any excuse to post this delightful piece of concept art
[coffin opens] Hello! Hello? Can you… no, obviously you can’t. Someone has set the dry ice machine all the way up to nimbostratus. I clearly specified cirriform! Fine! We’ll just let it clea – [sound of fan being switched on]. Really? This is amateur hour. Honestly… Well, at least I can read the autocue. Can they see me? Good. VELCOME! Aha-ha-ha-haaaa! Ha! Tis I, Plague Fearsome. I am your g[ho]u[l]ide on this DEADLY JOURNEY into the HEArT of HoRRor and broken k£yboard$. We have The Evil Within trailer for you. It puts “demon” in “demonstration”, and the “er” in “trailer”. For that is the noise I made when I watched this collection of eldritch cliches, this midnight gathering of unscary moments, this fleash video of awkward peril. Follow me as I drop to the paragraph below to escape its blunt and ticklish claws… [Wilhelm scream]
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Tête à Tête: TESO Team Talk Alliance PvP

By Jim Rossignol on September 11th, 2013.


TESO‘s single player was a little underwhelming when I played it at Gamescom. Sure, it looked like Skyrim, but I suspect that’s probably the wrong message to be sending. My feeling is that TESO needs to be its own game, and by mimicking Skyrim it’s sleepwalking into trouble. Rather than attempting to trade on Skyrim’s success, it needs to be setting out its own stall to the MMO crowd, and doing so on its own. One area it might do this is in PvP, which is increasingly sounding like the most interesting area of the project. In a recent Q&A the team have started going into some details, and they sounds like My Sort Of Thing.

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At Blast: Wolfenstein: The New Order Footage

By Craig Pearson on September 3rd, 2013.


Hooray! A smidge of Wolfenstein: The New Order footage has hopped out of Gamescom. The American company’s game by a Swedish developer was shown in Germany and a British website has posted the footage! All it needs are my words around it and you have games journalizmz happening. Jim grumbled about the new Wolfenstein in his Gamescom preview, which is strange because at one point the player gets to dual-wield assault rifles. Now I’ve seen Jim’s bucket list, and all it has on it is “dual-wield assault rifles” written over and over and over, so it’s surprising that this doesn’t seem to be for him. But the footage does seem to play out his worries. Can Creative Director Jens Matthies’ interspersed chit-chat convince us of the game’s worth? Warning: the video has violence and vomit, the ‘double V’ of adult situations.
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