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When you sign up for the beta on a highly anticipated video game, playing said game comes with a litany of embargos and non-disclosure agreements. If you sign those agreements, and then turn around and break them, bad things can happen. An Xbox One gamer who was participating in the beta for Bethesda's Fallout 76 learned this lesson the hard way. To gain access to the beta, all payers had to click to agree to an NDA that prevented them from taking photos, video, or allowing someone else to watch them play the game. The player participated in the beta last Saturday and tried to become famous by recording and posting a 90-second video of gameplay footage to Twitter; a clear violation of the... Read more...
Fallout 76 is one of the most anticipated games of the year and will land on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. One of the things that people who pre-order the game get to enjoy is access to the beta for the game. To get in on the early play requires you to pre-order the game from a participating retailer. A redemption code is offered on the receipt or email confirmation for your order. Once you have your code on hand, you can hit up Bethesda.net and login or create an account; then you'll hop over to the FAQ page here and enter your beta code. Bethesda will then contact you via the email address you used to register your account when the beta kicks off. Bethesda has offered specific dates for when the beta... Read more...
Back at E3, Bethesda unveiled a new Fallout game called Fallout 76 that is set in a post apocalyptic West Virginia wasteland. Unlike every previous iteration in the Fallout series, however, the upcoming title will not feature an offline component. It is multiplayer only, and if you were hoping that Bethesda would eventually release offline gameplay, don't hold your breath. Bethesda is one of the champions of single player gaming, and even recruited the original Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter) late last year to promote a tongue-in-cheek campaign to save the single player experience. Carter, as fans of The Elder Scrolls know, has voiced several characters in the franchise dating back to The Elder Scrolls... Read more...
Bethesda has its arm pulled back and is about to throat punch Sony over cross-play. Sony is the lone roadblock standing in the way of gamers everywhere playing together no matter what system they are running. In a more recent announcement, Bethesda's Fallout 76 won't have cross-play thanks to Sony. Bethesda's other upcoming game is The Elder Scrolls: Legends and word is that the company has decided to not launch the game on systems that won’t support cross-play. Bethesda's Senior VP of global marketing and communications said at Quakecon that The Elder Scrolls: Legends is a strategy card game that supports both single and multiplayer along with cross-play, and it supports cross-platform... Read more...
It's safe to say that one of the most anticipated games that we learned of at E3 this year is Bethesda's Fallout 76. We already knew key details about the game going into this year's Quakecon, like that the game is online only and will put players into a wasteland set in West Virginia. We know some about the various version of the game Bethesda will offer and that it will launch on November 14. There will be no multiplayer cross-play thanks to Sony, and the game won't be offered on Steam for PC gamers, instead, Bethesda is selling directly to the PC crowd. Despite knowing all of those details, there is still a lot about Fallout 76 that we don’t know. More details were offered up at Quakecon... Read more...
Bethesda has been catching some heat following a report that it threatened legal action against an individual who was attempting to sell a sealed copy of The Evil Within 2 on Amazon. In response to the backlash, Bethesda's senior vice president of marketing and communications, Peter Hines, offered up some clarification on the matter, including Bethesda's stance on used game sales. Hines insists that Bethesda has no issue with individuals selling used games. What the publisher does take umbrage with, however, is when an individual buys a game from an authorized retailer and then turns around and sells it as new, even if the game is still sealed in its shrink wrap. "You could have opened it up,... Read more...
It appears that Bethesda Softworks is trying to sue the practice of used of game sales right out of existence by leaning on a legal loophole. We do not know if that is actually the case, but those are the optics, anyway, after the publisher threatened legal action against an Amazon Marketplace seller for trying to sell a still sealed, albeit second-hand copy of The Evil Within 2. That seller is Ryan Hupp, a gamer who lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As Hupp explained to Polygon, Hupp purchased The Evil Within 2 for the PlayStation 4 in anticipation of buying the console, but later decided he would rather spend his money on PC gaming upgrades. So, he never bought a PS4, and as most people... Read more...
QuakeCon is underway today and gamers are waiting in anticipating for the keynote with Bethesda and id Software where they were expected to deliver the first news on Doom Eternal. The presentation kicked off at noon central time and if you missed the livestream you can watch the VOD recording here.  What we know about the keynote is that Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin from id Software were there to show off gameplay footage from Doom Eternal. That game is the sequel to the 2016 revamp of Doom. Doom most recently landed on the Nintendo Switch early this year, complete with actually useful motion controls. Our first hints at Doom Eternal, however, came during E3. If Doom Eternal isn’t... Read more...
One of the most anticipated games of the year is Fallout 76. The game is the latest in Bethesda's post-apocalyptic open-world franchise and it will be set in a Western Virginian wasteland. We already know some important facts about the game including that it will be an online-only title and have multiplayer capability. The catch is that cross-platform play has been blocked by buzzkill Sony. Multiple versions of the game will launch November 14, and we have now learned that the PC version will shun the popular Steam store. Bethesda has officially announced that Fallout 76 for PC will only be offered via Bethesda.net. Bethesda feels that the game will be a big enough draw that it can skip Steam... Read more...
Fallout 4 is one of the coolest games that Bethesda has ever rolled out, and one of the important things about the game is the DLC that the company has made available to keep players interested. The Nuka-World DLC added a huge new playable area to the game and another nice thing about Fallout 4 was that the game supports mods made by fans. A new fan-made DLC has been announced and it is of the size that we normally only see from Bethesda. The mod is called Northern Springs and claims to be larger than both official DLCs, Far Harbor and Nuka World. Northern Springs was developed by a team called Modular Illusion and adds a large snow-covered area to the North West of the commonwealth... Read more...
Sony sure does know how to ruin a good party. As if infuriating scores of Fortnite fans by blocking cross-play and cross-progression with the PlayStation 4 and other competing consoles (i.e. Xbox One and Nintendo Switch) wasn't enough, we're now learning that Sony is also the reason why cross-play won't be enabled on Bethesda's upcoming Fallout 76. Fallout 76 was announced earlier this month at E3, and gamers are eagerly awaiting its November 14th release. It will be the first game in the long-running franchise that is focused on online play, but it won't support cross-play between the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC -- the three platforms that the game will support... Read more...
One of the coolest games that was announced at E3 2018 was the forthcoming Bethesda title Fallout 76. When the game was first teased we didn’t have much to go on, but we were excited. We later learned that it would be an online only game set in West Virginia. One of the big missing bits of information on the game, however, was exactly when it would launch. That has now been confirmed with a launch date of November 14, 2018; just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, when you can catch that Tryptophan buzz and chill with the fam and a little gaming goodness. We know that base building will be a big part of the game and that players will be able to hunt down items that... Read more...
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? It appears that Bethesda and Behaviour Interactive have had a falling-out. Bethesda is suing Westworld mobile game publisher Warner Bros. and developer Behaviour Interactive for mimicking Fallout Shelter. Fallout Shelter is a free-to-play mobile game that was developed by Bethesda Game Studios and Behaviour Interactive. Players must build and manage their own fallout shelter or “Vault”. Fallout Shelter was initially released for iOS in June 2015 and is now also available on Android devices, Windows, Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch. The game earned over $5.1 million USD within the first two weeks of its release.... Read more...
Quake fans rejoice, Bethesda has made an offer that many will find too good to refuse. Quake Champions, the upcoming arena shooter that has not yet been fully released, is now available as a free trial to anyone and everyone. Previously it was a $30 title as part of Steam's Early Access program. It will return to that price after the free trial period as well, but if you grab it now for free, it will remain in your library after this current trial period ends. Even if you're on the fence about Quake Champions, you might as well claim your copy now, just in case. Quake Champions will return to its $30 Early Access price on June 17 and stay there until its final release date, whenever that ends... Read more...
One of the many things Bethesda showed off at E3 is a new Skyrim experience, though unlike previous versions that are playable on PCs and consoles, the new Skyrim Very Special Edition takes aim at Alexa. Bethesda showed off a trailer featuring comedian Keegan-Michael Key barking out Skyrim commands at his Echo smart speaker, and everyone in attendance got a good laugh. It gets even funnier though, because Skyrim Very Special Edition is not a gag, it's a real skill that Alexa users can download right at this very instant. Let's pull things back a second. It is a gag, in that Bethesda is poking fun at itself, at the smart speaker movement, and technology in general. That much is clear in the nearly... Read more...
Bethesda unveiled a new Fallout game at E3 called Fallout 76, and unlike every previous iteration in the popular franchise, it's strictly an online game centered around a multiplayer experience. That's not to say that players who prefer a solo experience will not be able to hop in and complete quests on their own—that will still be possible, though as Bethesda mentioned at E3, "The easiest way to survive in the wasteland is to team up and build together." Fallout 76 takes gamers to near the beginning of the post-apocalyptic world. The year is 2102, otherwise known as Reclamation Day, and it's only been 25 years since the bombs fell. Much of the open world is still intact, at least compared... Read more...
Yesterday morning, Bethesda offered a cryptic teaser for an upcoming Fallout game, simply telling gamers to #PleaseStandBy. Today, the developer has announced the next installment in the long-running franchise: Fallout 76. Bethesda announced the game via a teaser trailer that starts off with the familiar “Please Stand By” message and then proceeds to show of some staid cutscene footage along with a reference to 300 years since the Declaration of Independence (1776 - 2076). There's the specific date of October 27th 2102 featured prominently on a Pip-Boy along with footage showing the apparent aftermath of a party celebrating "Reclamation Day”.  Oh, and... Read more...
It appears that Bethesda has some new Fallout-themed gaming in store for us at this year's E3. The company posted a tweet this morning with a "Please Stand By" image, which we all by now know means that the release will be Fallout tinged. Given that the only text in the tweet is #PleaseStandBy, we can only speculate at this point as to what this teaser means. The most obvious answer could be that Bethesda is planning to port Fallout 4 to the Nintendo Switch. Fallout 4 was released two and a half years ago for the PC, Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. #PleaseStandBy pic.twitter.com/5IUjkURCcM— Bethesda Game Studios (@BethesdaStudios) May 29, 2018 And given that Bethesda has already released DOOM (surprisingly)... Read more...
The cat is officially out of the bag—Rage 2 is in development, and rather than try to hide it any longer, Bethesda is embracing the hype by releasing the first gameplay trailer. To say that the action looks wild is, well, a wild understatement. The trailer depicts a whole lot of mayhem, which is exactly what you would expect if the world were to ever go belly up, leaving in its wake apocalyptic ruins and crazed factions unbound by laws of the land. "In Rage 2, you’ll dive headfirst into a dystopian world devoid of society, law, and order. You can go anywhere, shoot anything, and explode everything. The game brings together two studio powerhouses—Avalanche Studios, masters of... Read more...
One of the things most Doom fans liked when the original version launched way back in the day is that it would scare the crap out of you if you weren't careful (yes, those heavily pixelated demons were quite frightening). Doom was sneaky like that. The new rebooted Doom game on the Nintendo Switch (and other platforms) is good for a few frights as you play, but the sneakiest thing in the game has landed with the latest patch. Doom version 1.1.1 for the Nintendo Switch downloaded recently for some gamers and with that patch comes new motion controls for the game. Bethesda didn’t say anything about the motion controls; it just let the new features sneak up on gamers. The controls screen... Read more...
Lynda Carter, the actress who is most memorable for playing Wonder Woman in the original TV series that aired in the 1970s, gets it. And by "it," I mean gaming. Specifically, single-player gaming, and the need for more of it. Having championed good over evil through several seasons on TV (among many other roles in her long and impressive career), Carter is now pushing for single-player gaming experiences, at the behest of Bethesda. This is not a totally serious cause, mind you, but in a tongue-in-cheek attempt by Bethesda to pitch its single-player games this holiday season. The former woman of wonder is fully on board, of course—she's been providing voice overs for Bethesda's highly popular... Read more...
Is there anything more satisfying than blasting Nazis? It is at least in the running for the top spot of fun things to do, and Bethesda will ensure you can keep doing exactly that in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, with several bits of DLC that are on the way this holiday season. Dubbed "Freedom Chronicles," the first bit called Episode Zero is available now, with others to follow starting December 14. "Episode Zero introduces you to Joseph Stallion, Jessica Valiant and Gerald Wilkins as they fight for freedom in the American Territories. Blast your way through Nazis using unique abilities and an arsenal of guns in this opening DLC mission," Bethesda explains. Gamers can purchase the Freedom... Read more...
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