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Following the disappointing launch of Fallout 76, a team of modders and fans of other games in the Fallout franchise have set out to recreate what could be the next best game in the Fallout series. The team aims to take the well-developed, story-driven world of Fallout 2 and essentially port it to the Fallout 4 game engine as a mod called "Fallout 4: Project Arroyo." Following the acquisition of the Fallout franchise by Bethesda, Fallout has become one of those widely recognized games with millions of followers worldwide. To be fair, Fallout didn't get there overnight or by the actions of Bethesda alone. The first Fallout game as well as its sequel Fallout 2 were both created by Interplay in... Read more...
Bethesda launched a very popular mobile game called Fallout Shelter, and as tends to happen anytime a game gets that popular, there were copycats. Most notably the Westworld Mobile game from Warner Brothers based on the hit HBO series of the same name seems to have too many things in common with Fallout Shelter. When Westworld Mobile launched, players and critics quickly noticed that it looked and felt very much like Fallout Shelter, so much so that Bethesda filed suit against Warner Brothers and developer Behavior Interactive in June 2018, alleging copyright infringement among other things. Bethesda said in the suit, "Behaviour breached its contract with Bethesda and utilized its restricted... Read more...
Bethesda has had more than a few problems with Fallout 76, though fans of the franchise had very high hopes. The biggest issue early on was that the game was riddled with bugs, rendering it unplayable many players. In addition, Bethesda has at times been rather heavy-handed with the ban hammer, with reports that some players were being banned for using mods to improve game graphics, though modding has historically been a huge part of the Fallout ecosystem in past franchise releases. Today, a new report has surfaced that players are using glitches to access a hidden developer room in the game, and once inside they are stealing items and paints to sell to other players for real... Read more...
Two days into the new year and already Bethesda has a new bug in Fallout 76 to annoy gamers. The new bug is leaving gamers unable to access the in-game nuke codes. Without the nuke codes, players aren't able to deploy nukes around the map. The strangest part about this bug is that since Bethesda has been so bad at communicating with players of the game, many people assumed the removal of nuke codes was intentional. Bethesda has now stepped up and confirmed that nuke code issue was not intentional, stating that it is an "issue with Nuke silo access," and it is investigating the problem right now. Speculation is that the problem with nuke access has to do with the in-game calendar since the nukes... Read more...
Bethesda had a rough 2018, with the highly anticipated Fallout 76 launching to poor reviews and many complaining about the bugs that plagued the game. Bethesda made a bad situation worse when it offered some gamers refunds on the game only to go back on that offer down the road. Some gamers allegedly found themselves banned for using mods to improve graphics in the game creating more ire against Bethesda. However, the game publisher is looking to make things better in 2019 and has promised some upcoming changes for the game. The very first Inside the Vault post for 2019 was published on New Year's Day, and in that post, Bethesda promises big things are to come for Fallout fans. Later this... Read more...
Bethesda is ending its '12 Days of Bethesda' sweepstakes with a bang by giving away a couple of custom game consoles. Users who decide to throw their name in the hat can win a Fallout 76 Tricentennial Xbox One X or a Wolftenstein II-themed Nintendo Switch. However, today is the last day to enter, if you haven't already. As with most contests these days, the 12 Days of Bethesda sweepstakes is a social media campaign, and you'll need a Twitter account to enter. For the Fallout 76 Xbox One X, you need to follow @Fallout and retweet this post. Likewise, the Wolfenstein II Nintendo Switch giveaway requires following @Wolfenstein and retweeting this tweet. On the second-to-last day of #12DaysofBethesda,... Read more...
One of the greatest things about the Fallout franchise for many fans is that Bethesda has always made it very easy to modify the game. Mods are a huge part of the Fallout franchise, or at least they were before Fallout 76. So far, Fallout 76 has been nearly universally panned in reviews for a myriad of reasons. Some have complained that the game is too similar to prior iterations, while others lament the fact that the game is online only and you are forced to play against other annoying humans. The latest thing to irritate fans of Fallout is Bethesda's use of the banhammer against modders. The publisher has been banning Fallout 76 players from the game for using third-party mods to make the game... Read more...
There have been mixed reactions to Fallout 76, the first game in the franchise to deviate from single-player gameplay and offer players an online multiplayer experience. While not an official apology, Bethesda appears to be extending an olive branch to anyone who purchased and played Fallout 76, and wasn't happy with the way it shipped. "ANYONE who logged into the full release of Fallout 76 in 2018 will recent an entitlement for Fallout Classic Collection on PC. This applies to Xbox one and PlayStation 4 players, too. The entitlement is expected to go live in early January," Bethesda announced on Twitter and Instagram. The Fallout Classic Collection includes the original Fallout (released in... Read more...
Bethesda can't seem to get out of its own way these days. The company has been beset with complaints about Fallout 76, a game that was highly anticipated and launched to terrible reviews. The unstable and bug laden game pushed some to ask for a refund on the title, which Bethesda agreed to for some gamers early on before reneging on that refund promise. A serious error on the Bethesda support website resulted in support tickets being viewable by anyone who went to the support page. Details on those support tickets that could be seen by anyone included the customer name, email address, and other personal information. Among the details leaked on the support tickets were receipts from Fallout Power... Read more...
Fallout 76 players may finally have one thing to smile about. Bethesda has promised that Fallout 76: Power Armor Edition customers will receive replacement canvas bags. The canvas bag debacle is just one of the many difficulties surrounding the release of Fallout 76. Fallout 76: Power Armor Edition customers should a submit a ticket to Bethesda’s support site by January 31, 2019 to receive their canvas bag. Customers must provide proof of purchase, which must include the product name, date of purchase, and purchase amount. If a customer purchased their game from Xbox Live, PlayStation, or Steam stores, they must include their Gamertag, PSN ID, Steam ID, or email address. Bethesda promises... Read more...
After facing backlash from gamers over a boatload of Fallout 76 bugs, allegedly reneging on refund offers, and coming under investigation by a law firm specializing in class action lawsuits, Bethesda is ready to talk. In a Reddit post, the developer says that it is promising to be more transparent in the future with gamers on how it works to make improvements and enhancements to Fallout 76. "We didn’t want you to think the silence meant nothing was happening," wrote the company on Reddit. "We're sorry and understand this was not the right approach, and we’ll work to make a better bridge between you and the dev team at BGS." Rather than keep its customers in... Read more...
Bethesda has been taking it from all sides with regards to its latest game release: Fallout 76. Gamers have complained about the numerous bugs, a massive day-one patch that was actually larger than the game itself, and overall gameplay mechanics. Likewise, reviewers have also panned the game, which has resulted in some rather dismal sales numbers (in Europe at least). Amazon even recently discounted the game by $25, which is unheard of for a game just a few weeks old. Given that such a buggy release isn't something that a paying customer wants to put up with, some gamers have taken up the issue with Bethesda asking for a refund. Last week, we reported on one such gamer... Read more...
When games are selling well (fresh out the gate), they rarely received significant discounts. Game developers want to cash in on the popularity of new games for as long after launch as they can. Typically once sales start to slow a bit, the game will see a discount to give those who were on the fence about buying it the push needed to jump aboard. Fallout 76 has only been on the market for a couple of weeks now, but already the game has been discounted by a large amount on Amazon. The normal retail price for this game is $59.99, and as of now, Amazon is selling the game for $34.99, which is a $25.00 discount for the standard version of the game. The Tricentennial version of the game is on sale... Read more...
Bethesda's online RPG Fallout 76 hasn't even been available for two full weeks yet, but given how much there has been to talk about, it's felt like a lot longer. That is unless, of course, you are one of the players who decided to hop into the online Fallout universe, one that is plagued with more bugs than you can shake a rifle at. As a quick recap, the game launched with a massive patch weighing in at 56GB. Days earlier, Bethesda penned a letter on its website to warn fans that the game would be buggy. This move was likely unsurprising to everyone who read it, as a buggy launch has become standard fare for Bethesda. Fallout 76 takes the number of issues to the next level and many... Read more...
Fallout 76 hasn't exactly had a glowing reception since its release, with the game being panned by just about everyone, while Bethesda has been resigned to giving some irate gamers refunds for their purchase. Now, we're learning of a rather nasty bug that gave at least one player what amounts to unlimited GodMode.  According to redditor Brogadyn, a bug in Fallout 76 has rendered his character unkillable. No matter what Brogadyn did to try to kill his female character, she survived unscathed. The bug appeared out of nowhere according to Brogadyn, and allows his character to effectively take a nuclear blast to the face without any ill effects. While such an issue with... Read more...
Gamers and fans of the Fallout franchise had high hopes for Fallout 76 when it was announced, and as anticipation built for its launch. Once the game landed, it was panned in reviews, plagued with bugs, and many said the game wasn't much fun. We talked about why the game could be so highly anticipated and then bomb so bad with gamers, and while Bethesda has tried to fix the complaints with a massive patch that was larger than the game itself, things are still not great in the wasteland. Most recently servers have failed due to fans using exploits to launch three nukes at the same time. Gamers are very frustrated with Fallout 76, and unfortunately for the PC gamers who purchased the game via Bethesda... Read more...
It's been a rough first week for Bethesda's new entry in the Fallout series. Fallout 76 launched to a mostly negative reception. We reported on the game's launch day that it had received hundreds of negative reviews on Metacritic. The game has since received a total of 2,363 negative reviews on Metacritic, and I also criticized the game in an op-ed. It appears that the game's negative reception isn't constrained to just written reviews, however, as a new report indicates that Fallout 76 sold 82.4% fewer copies in the UK during its first week than Fallout 4. We don't have any sales numbers for the US, but it is likely that the game is trailing its predecessor in sales here as well. In an attempt... Read more...
Players in Fallout 76 recently discovered that if you drop a nuke at a fissure site, it creates an end-game event called Scorched Earth, which in turn spawns a gigantic monster called Scorchbeast Queen (and a bunch of other enemies). Those same players decided to follow this up by dropping three nukes at the same time, and rather than summon an even bigger and badder enemy, they seemingly bombed Bethesda's servers instead. For a brief moment in time, three fiery mushroom clouds rose from the hills of post-apocalyptic West Virginia. It was quite the sight to behold, as captured and uploaded to YouTube by Nickaroo93. However, before any kind of ferocious beast could arise to wreak havoc on Appalachia,... Read more...
Bethesda officially launched Fallout 76 today, and already it has received hundreds of negative reviews on Metacritic. The majority of these reviews are for the PS4 version of the game, but the game as whole has a current total of 421 negative reviews. Far fewer positive reviews have been posted to metacritic, adding up to just 123. A common complaint among the reviews is that the game looks and feels too much like Fallout 4, and that's something I agree with. I had a chance to try out the BETA version of Fallout 76 for PC, and gaming with max settings on a 4K screen I couldn't see any visual difference between Fallout 76 and Fallout 4. There were a number of graphical glitches that stood out... Read more...
Bethesda is getting ready to release Fallout 76 to the general public, and when it arrives, it will come with a hefty day-one patch. How hefty? Try a staggering 54 gigabytes. That is on top of the 45GB base installation, which means the day-of-release patch is actually bigger than the initial install. Welcome to the modern era of gaming, folks. This is applicable to the PlayStation 4 version of Fallout 76—it's not clear if the Xbox One and PC platforms will also have a massive day-one patch, though if we had to put money on a guess, we'd go all-in on 'yes'. As for the PS4, the total space that is required with the base install and patch comes to 96.6GB. While the patch is rather big—stinks... Read more...
One of the most anticipated games that is launching this year is Fallout 76 from Bethesda. Fallout 76 is vastly different from other Fallout games that have come before because it has no single-player campaign. It is online-only, so you must have an internet connection and Bethesda servers have to be running for you to play. Fans of the franchise who still play some of the old original games after many years are wondering what happens if Bethesda decides to shut the servers down on a game that can't be played without them. Bethesda's Pete Hines did an interview with the gamers over at Gamespot and talked in depth about the current plans for Fallout 76, and the company is planning to support the... Read more...
Fallout 76 is one of the most anticipated games of the year and we know that the PC version of Fallout 76 will bypass Steam and will be sold directly via Bethesda.net. With the game's launch drawing closer, new information about the game on PC is being offered up by Bethesda in the form of minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs for PC gamers are: Requires 64-bit processor and operating system OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required) Processor: Intel Core i7 4790 3.6 GHz/AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz or equivalent Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB/AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB or equivalent Memory: 8 GB RAM Storage: 60 GB of free disk space Bethesda's recommended specs want a better video card and... Read more...
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