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Fallout 76 players have a decidedly mixed response to the Fallout 1st subscription

Country roads will now be gravel, unless you have the tarmac upgrade for £1.99/month

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Pull up a stool in the player-made bars of Fallout 76

Where somebody knows your name, maybe, probably

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1 month ago

Feature: Country roads will now be gravel, unless you have the tarmac upgrade for £1.99/month

Fallout 76 players have a decidedly mixed response to the Fallout 1st subscription

At the heart of Fallout 76, there’s always been friction between what people wanted it to be, and what it actually is. To begin with, this manifested as an apprehension over whether an online Fallout game was the right move for the series. Over time, it grew into other concerns about the game’s business model and Bethesda’s perceived mismanagement of the Atomic Shop. Now, Bethesda…

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2 months ago

Feature: Where somebody knows your name, maybe, probably

Pull up a stool in the player-made bars of Fallout 76

Despite living in the aftermath of a nuclear apocalypse, Fallout players have never been short on places to drink. It makes sense, I guess. If your days are spent fighting off irradiated terrors, it stands to reason you’d want to go somewhere to let off steam. But Fallout 76 launched without NPCs. Nary a bartender with a friendly ear to be seen (at least not…

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4 months ago

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Fallout 76’s new plant-infested Vault 94 is a bolthole for masochists

Fallout 76 is a weird beast. It’s mired in bugs and poor decisions, but somehow manages to birth funny player stories, like the people role-playing as NPCs, or the tale of those who have invented a lethal game show. This is why I’ve found myself dedicating over 100 hours to the multiplayer shooter and why I leapt at the chance to explore the new Vault…

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1 year ago

Feature: We'll surely avoid scurvy if we all eat an orange

Sea of Thieves players are taking the game out of PvP and into game shows

Online games live and die by their audience. Give players the tools to create unique stories and foster closer relationships and there’s no guarantee they’ll go out of their way to use them. Often they resort to their baser instincts. This was arguably the case when Rare released their pirate sandbox game Sea of Thieves, back in March. It was an extremely common occurrence for…

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2 years ago

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RollerCoaster Tycoon creator on the resurgence of management games

Management games have had quite a turbulent ride over the last two decades, but for the moment the genre seems to be on the up. Cities: Skylines, Prison Architect, and Planet Coaster, among others, give a wide range of creations to simulate and control. We’ve even seen the return of RollerCoaster Tycoon, in the form of RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, a revamped version of the first…

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