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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...
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...
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...
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...
Fallout 4 was first released nearly two years ago (November 10th, 2015), and has seen a number of updates and DLC packs released during that time. To cash in on the success of the game, while at the same time bundling in all of the available updates to-date, Bethesda is releasing a new Game of the Year Edition of the game. According to Bethesda, you’ll find updates (including Survival Mode) along with the much-appreciated graphical enhancements that have been added to the game over the past since its release. Mods are supported on both PCs and consoles, and of course, you’ll gain access to the following add-ons for Fallout 4: Nuka-WorldVault-Tec WorkshopContraptions WorkshopFar HarborWasteland... Read more...
Boston is going to be filled with drunk Celtics fans this weekend if the spunky team in green manages to upset the Cleveland Cavaliers to extend the Eastern Conference Finals. Or it will be a post-nuclear wasteland, though not as a result of a loss. It just all depends on your plans—to see the latter, you can fire up Fallout 4 for free this weekend on your Xbox One or PC through Steam. This will be the first time that Fallout 4 has been free to play for an entire weekend, and an extended one at that. Bethesda has already unlocked the game on Xbox One and will do the same on Steam later this afternoon. Here are the days and times for each platform: Xbox One: 5/25/2017 at 12:01 AM PT through 5/28/2017... Read more...
Bethesda is preparing to deliver a high-resolution texture pack to PC for Fallout 4 next week, one that will require a somewhat burly PC to run. At the same time, Bethesda will push out its Fallout 4 Update 1.9 to PlayStation 4 Pro owners to make better use of the upgraded console's power. It will do that by introducing enhanced lighting and graphics features, including a native 1440p resolution. PlayStation 4 Pro owners will also see improvements in Fallout 4 by way of enhanced draw distances for trees, grass, objects, and NPCs, and enhanced Godray effects. It's basically a fresh coat of paint with a higher resolution, both of which are made possible by the PS4 Pro's faster hardware (compared... Read more...
It has been a long and agonizing wait getting to this point, but the first batch of mods for Fallout 4, Bethesda's hit title that was voted Game of the Year for 2015 at the 19th annual DICE Awards, has arrived for the PlayStation 4 console. Not to be taken for granted, this day almost never arrived, as Sony initially refused to approve mods as Bethesda wanted to implement them. "Sony has informed us they not approve user mods the way they should work: where users can do anything they want for either Fallout 4 or Skyrim Special Edition," Bethesda stated a in September. "Like you, we are disappointed by Sony's decision given the considerable time and effort we have put into this project, and the... Read more...
We’ve got some bad news to deliver for PlayStation 4 gamers out there (and no, we’re not talking about the lack of 4K Blu-ray disc support on the PlayStation 4 Pro). While PC gamers were blessed with Fallout 4 mods and the Creation Kit back in late April, Bethesda made it clear that the PlayStation 4 would receive support in June. That time has come and go, and we now know why. Bethesda announced today that it has suspended its plans to offer mod support on the PlayStation 4 for Fallout 4 and Skyrim. To put it bluntly, Sony was the primary reason for this decision — it was not due to any hardware or technical issues regarding software in getting mods to work on the game console. “Sony has informed... Read more...
Bethesda is wrapping up development on Nuka-World, it's final bit of DLC for its award winning Fallout 4 game. It's due for release at the end of the month, which even though at this point is less than a week away, feels like an agonizing wait for arguably the most anticipated add-on for Fallout 4. Ah, but don't fret—rather than pace around anxiously waiting for its release, you can spend an hour taking an extended look at actual game play footage from one of the developers. Nuka-World's lead artist Mark Teare joined Matt Grandstaff, Bethesda's global community lead, for an hour-long livestream and commentary on the upcoming DLC via Twitch. The livestream is now over, but the video's been posted... Read more...
All good things eventually come to an end, and sadly, Bethesda's VP of marketing Pete Hines confirmed on Twitter that Nuka World will be the last expansion for Fallout 4. However, before the post-apocalyptic amusement park add-on arrives in August, Bethesda has one other piece of DLC up its sleeve, the Vault-Tec Workshop.The Vault-Tec Workshop is scheduled to release on July 26 (two Tuesdays from now) for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Essentially a spin the popular mobile title Fallout Shelter (coming to PC tomorrow, by the way), the Vault-Tec Workshop allows you to build a massive vault of your own where you can attract new dwellers and dress up your dwellings with retro-nostalgic furniture,... Read more...
Bethesda's always done a splendid job immersing gamers into post apocalyptic societies with its Fallout series, but in the words of Pete Hines, VP of Marketing for Bethesda, "You ain't seen nothing yet." HInes is referring to Bethesda's plans to bring the world of Fallout 4 into the virtual realm with a version built for VR headsets. Hey, why not? Virtual reality is the hottest thing right now and even if it does turn out to be a passing fad, it will take its sweet time moseying by. And on the flip side, VR could be here to stay, especially with ports like Fallout 4 in the works. Forget about gimmicky demos and proof of concept applications, Fallout 4 is a title that's been voted Game of the... Read more...
Scheduled fixes for the Xbox Store didn't go quite as planned for Microsoft heading into the weekend. For a short period, the Fallout 4 Digital Deluxe Bundle was being given away for free as a digital download to Xbox One owners, and as you might imagine, many gamers pounced on the deal. It was inevitable that Microsoft would catch wind of the pricing error, and now that it has, licenses are being revoked.The bundle includes every bit of DLC Bethesda has ever released for Fallout 4, including Far Harbor, Wasteland Workshop, and Automatron, along with a Season Pass for all future Fallout 4 DLC, which may include a theme parked called Nuka World at some point. Bethesda's all-inclusive bundle typically... Read more...
Once upon a time, the land of Far Harbor was shrouded in a patchy, low framerate fog? Bethesda recommends that users who have experienced performance issues with Fallout 4 Far Harbor re-download the DLC. The issue was particularly prevalent with consoles, especially the PS4. The framerates would actually drop to 15fps in some of the worst areas. Although the unusual solution does fix the problem, some have complained that the lack of fog takes away from the experience of the DLC. The fog is actually a plot line in the Far Harbor DLC. The island was taken over by a radioactive fog and the dangerous creatures that hide within the fog. The only settlements that survived developed fog collectors... Read more...
Bethesda is getting ready to send Fallout 4 fans to the high seas with Far Harbor, the third and most ambitious DLC pack for the post-apocalyptic title that was honored as Game of the Year at the DICE Awards, but what comes next? Perhaps a trip to a wasteland theme park called Nuka World, which holds all sorts of fun possibilities. Reddit forum member "flashman7870" data mined Fallout 4's game files and posted an interesting screenshot of what he found. There were three entries of note, including "DLCNukaWorld.esm," "DLCworkshop02.exm," and "DLCworkshop03.esm." Bethesda often uses the file extension .esm to reference files for the main title, and of course the letters "DLC" provide strong clues... Read more...
Late last month, Bethesda released the Creation Kit as a free download for those that want to take a stab at building Mods for Fallout 4. The Creation Kit isn’t just some second-rate tool that was tossed at gamers; instead, these are the same tools that the developers used to make Fallout 4 and its DLC content like Far Harbor. With that in mind, the fine folks over at NVIDIA are calling on the gaming community to create Mods and the payoff will be YUGE, in the words of Donald Trump. Gamers are being tasked to create Mods that fit into the following four Categories: Status: Mods that alter the functionality of the game including audio and dialog modifications, and UI changes.Inventory: Mods that... Read more...
We first heard about Bethesda’s first three DLC packs for Fallout 4 back in mid-February. Two of those packs — Automatron and Wasteland Workshop — have already been released. The final and most ambitious expansion, Far Harbor, now has a definite release date: May 19th. Bethesda describes the add-on, stating: In Far Harbor, a new case from Valentine’s Detective Agency leads you on a search for a young woman and a secret colony of synths. Travel off the coast of Maine to the mysterious island of Far Harbor, where higher levels of radiation have created a more feral world. Navigate through the growing conflict between the synths, the Children of Atom, and the local townspeople. According to Bethesda,... Read more...
If you’re PC gamers looking to “Get your Mod on” in Fallout 4, the time is now. Bethesda this week announced that an open beta is now available that adds Mod support for its popular title. Bethesda said that Mod support would come in April and thankfully, the company stuck to its word. For those that want to take a stab at creating their own Mods, Bethesda is providing the Creation Kit as a free download. According to the developer, the Creation Kit is the same tool that it used to create Fallout 4 and its DLC, so it comes from fine pedigree. And just in case you need a little extra help building your own Mods, Bethesda has posted a Creation Kit Wiki to help walk you through the process step-by-step.... Read more...
We all have our ways of dealing with the end of the world. For Henry Bemis, the apocalypse presented him with an opportunity to read all the books he ever wanted without interruption, an opportunity he squandered by stepping on his glasses. For others, it might be capturing creatures from the wasteland and then forcing settlers to fight them in a makeshift arena, as we see in a new trailer for Fallout 4's Wasteland Workshop DLC. That alone is likely to make the forthcoming add-on worth the $5 asking price—you'd have a tough time escaping Starbucks without spending more than that. What Bethesda's offering isn't an overpriced coffee, however, it's the opportunity take delight in ways that only... Read more...
Looking for an added challenge in Fallout 4? Well it just so happens that Bethesda is answering the call with an overhauled Survival Mode that's now available to test on Windows PCs via Steam. It's currently available in beta form (a release to consoles will come next month), which you can access by logging into Steam, right-clicking on Fallout 4 in your library, and selecting Settings > Beta > Survival Beta Update.One of the primary things Bethesda focused on when developing the new Survival Mode was it "wanted to force you to make interesting choices." To that end, gamers will have to put more thought into when to fight and when to avoid combat, along with what gear to take, and then... Read more...
Okay PC players, you can stop thumbing your nose and sticking your tongue out at your console owning brethren at being first to receive Fallout 4's latest patch, version 1.4. Following its release on PC last month, Bethesda has gone and rolled out the newest Fallout 4 update to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Bethesda's doling out the patch as an automatic update to all three platforms (if you've logged into the PC version within the past couple of weeks, you should already have it). What's notable about the newest update is that it adds support for DLC, which comes just as Bethesda readies the first release in a series of add-ons. The first of those add-ons is called Automatron. It's a $10 add-on... Read more...
A word of caution before we get started here. If you haven’t tried Fallout Shelter yet for your iOS or Android device; don’t! We don’t say it because it’s a bad game; it’s such an addictive game that it will easily rob hours from your day as you wield godlike powers over your Dwellers. For those that have already joined the dark side, your addiction is only going to get worse. Bethesda just announced that it will will release Fallout Shelter Update 1.4 later this week. This will be the most comprehensive update to the mobile game since its release last year, bringing with it plenty of new functionality and the ability to highly customize your underground community. For starters, you will now... Read more...
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