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3 months ago

Fallout 76 sets its pre-order beta folk loose on the wasteland October 30th

The radioactive wasteland of any Fallout game is a dangerous place, and twice as deadly for those who go in early. Those who pre-ordered Bethesda's multiplayer spinoff Fallout 76 on PC (or PS4), can dive into post-apocalyptic West Virginia on October 30th, two weeks ahead of its November 14th launch date. Expect bugs, server issues and occasional nuclear explosions - par for any beta, really.…

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5 months ago

Northern Springs brings frosty adventure to Fallout 4

Fallout 4 just got a massive new sector for explorin' and craftin' and murderin'. As is the new normal for the industry, this stunning new bit of world and its storyline are all thanks to fan labour. A mod called Northern Springs, which is billed as being larger than any of the game's official expansions, is available now on Nexus Mods. I'd been so obsessed…

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Silent Hills loses P.T. fan remake, gains a book and Fallout 4 mod

For a game that never released and a Playstation-only demo for said game that now un-exists, there's been a sudden rush of (mostly) good news regarding Silent Hills on PC. No, not for the game itself, because that ship has long since sailed. But if you were enraptured by the spirit of the whole hullabaloo, there's a lot of neat bonus projects suddenly at your…

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The 100 best-selling games on Steam in 2018 so far

We've just passed the half-way point of 2018, so Ian Gatekeeper and all his fabulously wealthy chums over at Valve have revealed which hundred games have sold best on Steam over the past six months. It's a list dominated by pre-2018 names, to be frank, a great many of which you'll be expected, but there are a few surprises in there. 2018 releases Jurassic World…

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6 months ago

Fallout 76 will support mods, but not at launch

Mod support will indeed be coming to multiplayer survival sandbox Fallout 76, Bethesda have said, though not in time for its November launch. Mods are a standard feature for Bethesda's RPGs, of course, filling in all the holes Bethesda leave and adding so many wonderful new things, but the always-online nature of 76 left that in question. Not to mention that some spectators have been…

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Fallout 76 is a multiplayer “softcore survival” game

Well then! The rumours were true: Fallout 76 is indeed a multiplayer game, one described by Bethesda's Todd Howard as "softcore survival". Huh. Weird. The online sandbox will send Vault dwellers out to rebuild America, 25 years after the nuclear apocalypse, and all these dwellers will be other players. Howard said that folks will be able to play solo, questing on their tod, but the…

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7 months ago

Bethesda’s Fallout 76 takes you home to the place you belong

Well, there we go: Fallout 76 is the answer you were looking for. Not Fallout 5, not Fallout 3 remastered, but 'Fallout 76', which on the face of things implies a sort Fallout 4.5, much like New Vegas was to FO3. It might not be that simple, however - more on which below. '76' refers, it seems, both to the number of the Vault you'll…

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Bethesda teasing Fallout announcement as E3 nears

"War," Ron Perlman will almost certainly growl during Bethesda's E3 press conference. "War never changes," he'll likely continue. Then he'll go on about some past wars, which were bad, and tell us about fictional future wars which are also bad. Bethesda are teasing some sort of Fallout announcement, see. New or old, original or remaster... we don't know. But at some point soon we'll get…

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Seattle begins to recover in ambitious Fallout mod Cascadia

The mod community is doing, what I think we can all agree on, better work in their fan expansions to the game Fallout 4 than maybe the game itself. We've seen so many great additions, including the recent mod to add Dead Space's plasma cutter and limb dismemberment -- two great tastes that taste great together! Now, we have a trailer for a long running…

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8 months ago

This Fallout 4 mod lets you tweak your character’s voice

Though Fallout 4 will let you fiddle with all manner of aspects of your character's visage, creating your very own post-apocalyptic mumsona or dadatar, the words coming out their mouths always sound the same. That can change with the Player Voice Frequency Slider mod by "CDante", which adds options to fiddle with the pitch of your character's avatar and make them sound different. Obviously it's…

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9 months ago

The Fallout 3 remake mod Capital Wasteland is cancelled

We've previously covered the exciting-looking Capital Wasteland mod for Fallout 4. Planned as a full remake of Fallout 3 in the later game's engine, one prerequisite for such a project would be to port over the voice audio files from the original game, a legally grey move that could potentially earn the project a cease-and-desist or other legal threat. Wanting to preempt such issues, the Capital…

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Fallout 4’s Ruff Riders mod adds dog-riding raiders

Raiders on giant armoured dogs ride out across the Commonwealth Wasteland in a new mod for Fallout 4, which bears the remarkable name of Ruff Riders. I do like post-apocalyptic wastelands to be weird and horrible B movie oddities, and murderers atop wardogs clad in scrap armour including metal shades and a horn, yup, that'll do for me. The mod scatters a few dozen Ruff…

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President Trump showed a weird frag montage in his video game violence meeting

US President Donald Trump yesterday held a private meeting to discuss the issue of violence in video games, having suggested after February's murders at a school in Parkland, Florida that it "is really shaping young people's thoughts." This would clearly amount to nothing productive, given mostly industry representatives and conservative pressure groups were attending, but it is a surprise that Trump showed attendees a short…

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10 months ago

Capital Wasteland looks a lot like Fallout 3 in Fallout 4

Last time we looked at Capital Wasteland, the Fallout 4 mod unofficially recreating Fallout 3 inside the newer game, the team behind it were showing off a montage of environments. That's nice and all, but it's a stage many remake mods for many games have reached before fizzling out. Now they're showing: no, look, we really are doing it. A new gameplay video shows a…

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11 months ago

Fallout 4 blasts another free trial weekend

Going anywhere nice this weekend? Have you considered the irradiated ruins of post-apocalyptic Boston? You might fancy a crack at Fallout 4, as this weekend Bethesda will hold yet another days-long free trial of the full game. The speedrun record is under one hour so you certainly could 'complete it' in one weekend, but myself I like the sound of wandering aimlessly. While I find…

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Fallout 4’s New Vegas and Fallout 3 remake mods show off progress

One of the few certainties in this ever-changing world is: right now, someone, somewhere, is remaking an old Bethesda open-world RPG inside a newer game from that series. Fans are working on bringing several Elder Scrolls games to several newer Elder Scrolls games, while others are trying to put Fallout 3 and Obsidian's Fallout: New Vegas inside Fallout 4. The teams behind the Fallout 3…

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Fallout 4 stealth mod borrows some Metal Gear tricks

Though stealth has always been an element of the Fallout games, it's never been interesting stealth. It's been powerful at times, sure, but always a bit bland and never explored in much depth (hey, it's an RPG, not a sneak 'em up). A new mod for Fallout 4 attempts to shake this up a little by introducing two Metal Gear Solid-ish sneaky tricks: whistling and…

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1 year ago

Feature: Plus: brief impressions of Doom VFR

Bethesda’s Hines on VR: “It’s something all of our studios are looking at and talking about”

A couple of weeks back - when I also went hands-on with both Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and The Evil Within 2 - I goggled up and gave the upcoming VR version of 2016's Doom a spin, as well as bearing witness to other folks' flailing and giggling in Skyrim VR and Fallout VR. Bethesda's triptych of 3D ultravision spin-offs are due before the…

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Steam now fighting review bombs with diagrams

All social problems can be solved by data, any naive tech company can tell you, which is why Valve are attempting to solve Steam 'review bombing' by adding graphs to its player reviews. Review bombing is the practice of players organising to leave negative reviews that drive down a game's rating in an attempt to punish or manipulate developers by damaging their future sales prospects.…

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Bethesda: Fallout Creation Club “is not paid mods”

Bethesda VP Pete Hines strikes me as a man grown weary of discussing mod controversies, like 2015's paid Skyrim mods hullabaloo. In less than a week since its release, Bethesda’s Creation Club, which lets you buy mods for Fallout 4 [official site] with credits that cost real cash, has drummed up a fair amount of them. Hines, however, not only seeks to assuage fears that…

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