Posts Tagged ‘Bethesda Softworks’

Fallout 4’s Vault-Tec Workshop DLC Coming July 26th

The penultimate piece of Fallout 4 [official site] DLC will launch on Tuesday July 26th, Bethesda have announced. The Vault-Tec Workshop is another add-on focused on building things and running settlements, this time letting players temp as the overseer of a Vault-Tec Vault. Yes, that will include running experiments on them. Fingers crossed this will let me, after years of parental lies, discover what actually happens if someone does nothing but ice cream and watch television. But the DLC won’t be that exciting, will it?

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Congrats, Bort: Fallout 4 Adds More Voiced Names

A video game speaking your very own name is magical, a little treat in a game that’s otherwise the same for everyone. A pal was once spooked by a voice calling to him at night, only to realise he’d left Black & White running. Magic. Fallout 4 [official site] already gave its robobutler Codworth recorded lines for a fair few names, and now he knows even more. Over 300 new voiced names arrived with the latest patch – good news for all you Jokers, Bernies, Morticias, Joffreys, Phasmas, Mortys, and Borts.

In other Fallout 4 news, Nuka World will indeed be the final DLC.

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Bang! Doom Update Adding Centred Weapons Option

Ooh aren't we old.

The new Doom [official site] already does a fine job of bringing some of that old ’90s feel to modern days, them lot will tell you, but id Software are adding something very old-school. An update arriving this week will add the option to have your fella hold his weapons right in the middle of the screen, just as space marines did back in the day. Oh, the update will also add a ‘Photo Mode’ to help folks take nice holiday snaps.

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Fallout 4’s Contraptions Workshop DLC Released

The fourth load of Fallout 4 [official site] DLC is here and it’s another small one. Following the big new hunks of story and land in Far Harbour, they’ve gone back to small mod-like stuff with the Contraptions Workshop add-on. Released last night, it adds new mechanised doodads for settlements like conveyer belts, logic gates, and so on for your architectural amusement. But if you want more quests and whatnot, the next big DLC for you will be Nuka-World in August.

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Hurt Me Plenty: Doom Demo Available For A Bit Longer

If you haven’t played the Doom [official site] demo yet, good news: you now have more time to play id Software’s cracking new demon-busting FPS. If you didn’t know it had a demo and don’t know why I’m talking about a demo for a ruddy flipping id Software game as they’ve gone from shareware to elven magicks only visible in moonlight, weird news: Bethesda launched the demo during the hustle and bustle of E3, originally planning to take it down after one week. I know! Wasn’t that silly? It still is but hey, at least it’s silly for a while longer.

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Did You Catch Dishonored 2’s E3 Gameplay Footage?

You might have seen actual proper gameplay from Dishonored 2 [official site] on Bethesda’s E3 press conference stream, or maybe you read Adam’s retelling of Emily’s wee adventure. Or maybe you didn’t. Or maybe you want to see it again. Maybe you don’t even know what it is (if so: it is a jolly exciting supernatural first-person stealth-ish game set in a strange version of Victorian-y Europe). The point is, look below: it’s Harvey Smith’s twenty-minute presentation of sneaking, gabbing, and stabbing in handy moving picture format.

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Bethesda Announce VR Treatment For Fallout 4 & Doom

During their E3 conference yesterday, Bethesda revealed a slew of Fallout tidbits, such as the fact that mobile game Fallout Shelter is heading to PC in July and that a new Vault Tec expansion is on its way to Fallout 4 [official site]. The publisher also said that since showing Doom 3’s BFG Edition on VR back at E3 2012, they’ve “quietly continued” their “pioneering work” with the medium and will add virtual reality support to Fallout 4 next year. They’ve also been fiddling with “virtual tour of hell” from the new Doom.

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