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3 weeks ago

Florida gets even weirder in early slice of Fallout: Miami mod

You don't need to play Fallout 4 for a vision of the USA as a post-apocalyptic wasteland filled with wacky characters and deadly critters; you can experience it for real with a visit to Florida. But a vision of post-apocalyptic Florida, oh boy, are you sure you can handle that? Best you ease yourself in slowly, perhaps with the newly-released early slice of the mod…

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2 months ago

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Will It Harvest Moon? – a beginner’s field guide to rehabilitating inferior games

To this day, the jaunty static of the opening jingle to Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town brings me back to a simpler time. Summer evenings spent hunched over my Game Boy SP, a pane of glass between me and nature’s suburban bounty as I tilled my little squares of land, pet my happy little chickens, and bribed a town’s worth of reticent heartthrobs…

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4 months ago

Fallout: Wasteland Warfare RPG returns to Fallout’s tabletop roots

Way back in the forgotten times of glossy paper games magazines, I remember my first exposure to what would become Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game. Early previews said Fallout was going to be a PC showcase of the GURPS pen-and-paper RPG system, but it grew into its own thing. Now, tabletop studio Modiphius have announced the Fallout: Wasteland Warfare Roleplaying Game, a freeform…

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This animated chart of the most played Steam games is unreasonably absorbing

I'm not big into numberwang. Vast numbers of people playing a game might indicate that it's fun, or it might indicate that it's Ark: Survival Evolved. (I haven't played Ark and it could be amazing, this is irresponsible journalism and I will hand in my badge and gun shortly.) Point being, it's more interesting to write about what has made a game popular than the…

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5 months ago

Fallout: New Vegas retextured by a neural network is disturbingly, redemptively beautiful

Obisdian's Fallout: New Vegas might be the best of the Bethesda-era Fallout games, but it still got dragged through the ugly hedge backwards a dozen times over. There's no higher resolution, sharpened texture pack or post-process filter in the world that can save this pudding-faced monstrosity from its blobby brown fate. Time for extreme measures. E.g. getting a neural net to re-texture the entire game…

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6 months ago

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Fallout 76 server status: maintenance schedule, patch notes, Is Fallout 76 offline?

Fallout 76 is now back up and there have been a bunch of big changes. So we figured we'd keep a log of when it is going down and the changes that were made.  I've put together this page which will have any information regarding any planned maintenance days, along with all the times and dates in your area.

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Fallout 3 remake mod Capital Wasteland uncancelled

Having halted development in 2018 due to legal concerns, the team behind Capital Wasteland have resumed work on remaking Fallout 3 inside Fallout 4 as a mod - with a wild plan to sidestep the legal issue. Having previously intended to edit Fallout 3's sound files to work with Fallout 4, which was a no-no, they now plan to record the 45,000 lines of the…

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7 months ago

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Fallout 76 Magazines: locations, what the magazines do

Fallout 76's magazines work in the same way that Bobbleheads do, but only in this game. Instead of being permanent upgrade, Magazines are now consumable temporary buffs that provide traits such as weapon specific boost or damage increased against certain enemies. Since they work slightly differently this time, there are more places that you can find them, this guide will have more on their locations,…

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Fallout 76 Bobbleheads: locations, are they permanent

Fallout 76's Bobbleheads don't work the same as they once did, which has irked some people. They're now temporary buffs as opposed to permanent upgrades, though they still increase your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats, or affect weapons used. Since they're more plentiful, there's a huge number of places where you can find them just lying around, so this guide will have more on their locations, exactly how…

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Fallout 76 CAMP: buildings you should make, taking over workshops,

Appalachia is still a lovely place to pitch up a tent, but after the bombs fell in Fallout 76, it's not at its best. Still, you have to make do and rebuild where possible. Your handy tool for all your building needs is the "C.A.M.P." or the "Construction and Assembly Mobile Platform" (henceforth abbreviated to CAMP). This allows you to make your base of operations,…

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Fallout 76 weapons: best weapons, how to craft weapons

Fallout 76 has more stuff trying to kill you than ever before, with other humans being other players that are more likely to shoot first. Therefore, you'll need good weapons to defend yourself: Melee weapons, ranged weapons, maybe an explosive or two. Perhaps the only way to get an enemy off your back is to make them eat a Fat Man nuke. While the weapons…

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Fallout 76 crafting: best armour, how outfits work

It's a tough world out there, with irradiated creatures and other players trying to kill you at every turn. Luckily there's also plenty of stuff lying around that is yours for the taking should you want it. But for when there's nothing but scrap, it's worth investing some of it into making armour. Equipment is slightly different in Fallout 76 as armour pieces are worn…

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Fallout 76 nukes: getting nuclear bomb codes, how to get rare resources

Not that you'll be able to do this immediately, but there are times in Fallout 76 where someone does something that a mere bullet to the face just won't satisfy your bloodlust. This may be a player  repeatedly killing you and your friends, stealing your magazine that you spent hours hunting for, or just wrecking your workshop that you recently fortified. Tempers therefore may be frayed…

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Fallout 76 multiplayer: teaming up with friends, how PVP works

Fallout 76's unique selling point is that this is a multiplayer Fallout game, though really it's more than that. You have plenty of stuff that you can do on your own, but there are a few tasks that may be a ton easier with up other people. It could be a case of jolly cooperation or a fight to the death. This guide will show…

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Fallout 76 guide: tips and tricks, how to survive in Appalachia

Fallout 76 has been out for a while now and even though there are now players who have explored the entirety of Appalachia, there's no better time to emerge from Vault 76 and make your mark in the world. This is not the typical Fallout game though, as this one is online, with a ton of other changes on top of that; from how Perks…

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Fallout 76 Perk Cards: all the perk cards, how to upgrade them

One of the more drastic changes in Fallout 76 is in it's revamp of how Perks work. Instead of choosing one permanent skill at every level, you get cards that can be equipped at any time, upgraded to increase their effectiveness, and even shared with your buddies at any point provided you have the Charisma. There are a ton of these in the game, some…

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8 months ago

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Fallout 76 enemies: all the monsters you fight in Appalachia

Appalachia is full of stories and legends, mostly ones involving monsters that lurk in the trees: The Grafton monster, Mothman, and the Snallygaster. Fallout 76 includes these alongside the standard fare of Super Mutants and Deathclaws to make for a rather terrifying roster of monsters. Don't even get me started on why the Scorchbeast may be the most difficult enemy to take down. In this…

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Fallout 76 Power Armour locations: all the Power Armor locations

Power Armor in Fallout is normally reserved for the Brotherhood of Steel, but its existence predates the bombs. That said, being their uniform of sorts, the Power Armor is seen either as a sign of hope or despair, depending on which side of America they're in. In Fallout 76, the Power Armor is still where it was when the atom bomb dropped, stored away and…

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Fallout 76 daily quests: how to start them, getting the best loot

Some of the quests in Fallout 76 can be completed once a day, with the chance to snag some sweet rewards. There are conditions to unlock these quests however, so it's worth seeing which quests are required to be completed, which NPCs talked to, or indeed where to go in order to start the quest you want for the gear you want. This quest will…

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TH3 W0R5T35T W0R5T H4CK1NG M1N1G4M35 3V3R

Cyber Monday is, of course, a pure and honest celebration of all things cyber. We hack the planet as one, united against corporations, capitalism and the class divide. Then we all burn our 4K televisions and go off to have a massive rave-orgy in an abandoned sewer. Such is the way of the Cyber Monday Warrior. But it's not all talking in C++ and overthrowing…

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