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  • Fallout 76 sparks more fan anxiety about direction of series

    06/12/2018 6:08:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    The Verge ^ | Jun 11, 2018, 3:06pm EDT | Patricia Hernandez
    Fallout may be one of the biggest AAA gaming franchises around, but over the last few years the post-apocalyptic series has found itself in turmoil. What started out as a gritty narrative-driven role-playing game has, with the release of 2016’s Fallout 4, transformed into more of a silly action game. And with the reveal of Fallout 76 at E3 this year, some fans are convinced the series has fully lost its way. … Veteran fans are disappointed with this news, because they’re used to playing meaty, narrative-driven single-player RPGs without being harassed by other people. Given that Bethesda introduced these...
  • Bethesda at E3 2018: Fallout 76, The Elder Scrolls VI, Starfield and more

    06/11/2018 12:05:36 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies ^ | June 11, 2018 | Mark Serrels
    When Bethesda announced it was showing off a new Fallout game at E3 this year, it was safe to assume that game would be the major focus of the show. That it would be what we were all be talking about afterward. That would have been normal. It's Fallout, for God's sake. But that wasn't the case. In what I'd call one of the best E3 conferences in recent memory, Bethesda announced The Elder Scrolls VI -- plus a whole new Elder Scrolls mobile game -- a new Doom, a new Wolfenstein, showed off Rage 2 and Fallout 76 (of...
  • 7 Minutes of Fallout 76 Gameplay - E3 2018

    06/11/2018 6:14:50 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Here's all of the gameplay footage from this years Bethesda Conference at E3 all in a neat snack-able package!
  • Pentagon Recommends Nation Play Through All ‘Fallout’ Video Games In Preparation (tr)

    11/28/2017 5:04:24 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 41 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | November 28, 2017
    Pentagon Recommends Nation Play Through All ‘Fallout’ Video Games In Preparation For Imminent Nuclear ApocalypseWASHINGTON, D.C.—Hot on the heels of yet another ballistic missile launch in North Korea, the Department of Defense recommended Tuesday that all citizens begin playing through a binge gaming marathon of the Fallout series of video games in order to prepare for life in the nuclear wastelands.Speaking on an emergency public broadcast video, Secretary of Defense James Mattis stated that all Americans should consider picking up all of the core Fallout games, should they wish to have the experience and skills necessary to survive the coming...
  • [N. Korea] Chinese residents concerned over NK nuclear tests, fallout

    09/07/2017 7:20:54 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2017/9/7 | Zhao Yusha
    Chinese residents concerned over NK nuclear tests, fallout By Zhao Yusha Source:Global Times Published: 2017/9/7 23:38:40 Chinese residents continued to express concern over nuclear fallout, even as Chinese environmental officials said North Korea's sixth nuclear test had no effect on China's environment or health. "My friends and I are very worried about North Korea's constant nuclear tests. We are near North Korea," a resident from Yanji, Yanbian, 10 kilometers from the border between China and North Korea, told the Global Times on Thursday. A resident surnamed Liu from East China's Shandong Province said that she refuses to eat rice from...
  • New York's forgotten fallout shelters back in spotlight amid N. Korea threat

    08/14/2017 8:04:34 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 18 replies ^ | 8/12/17 | Sam Ball
    On a sunny August Friday, people stream past the ornate, Art Deco US Post Office building in Manhattan's East Village, where its forlorn and faded "Fallout Shelter" plaque is an ominous reminder, however distant, of today's nuclear threat. The yellow and white metal sign on the Cooper Station Post Office is one of perhaps thousands that can be found scattered throughout the city -- largely forgotten relics of the days when the threat of annihilation via a Soviet nuclear attack seemed like a very real and terrifying proposition. But as the war of words between US President Donald Trump and...
  • How to Build a Fallout Shelter (Basic)

    05/26/2017 6:27:56 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 48 replies
    N Y Times ^ | 5/26/17 | MALIA WOLLAN
    “The most important thing is to build underground,” says Cédric Vuilleumier, an engineer for the Federal Office for Civil Protection in Switzerland, where all citizens are legally guaranteed a spot in a bomb shelter. Packed earth insulates against radiation and blast waves, but don’t go deeper than 10 feet; if your exits (make two) become blocked in the blast, you may need to dig yourself out. Start with what Vuilleumier calls a “protective envelope” of concrete and reinforced steel rebar with walls between one foot and 2-feet-7-inches thick. Don’t build near anything flammable. Your budget may allow for more spaciousness,...
  • China, US share goal of halting North Korean nuclear tests (China's Propaganda Outfit)

    05/03/2017 8:16:20 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2017/5/2
    China, US share goal of halting North Korean nuclear tests Source:Global Times Published: 2017/5/2 23:23:39 US President Donald Trump said to the media on Monday that "If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him [Kim Jong-un], I would absolutely, I would be honored to do it." He stressed that "If it's under the, again, under the right circumstances. But I would do that." His latest remarks have triggered great controversy in the US. White House press secretary Sean Spicer explained later that the right circumstances mean "We've got to see their provocative behavior ratcheted down immediately." But...
  • How Many People Are Still Playing Skyrim And Fallout Daily

    02/19/2017 3:45:10 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies ^ | 02/19/2017 | William Usher
    . According to the Fallout 4 Steam Charts, they're averaging around 40,000 active players a day on PC alone. Whenever new content arrives it can blast up to 75,000. That's also not including people playing offline and playing on the Xbox One and PS4, which would mean there's at least several hundred thousand Fallout 4 players engaged with the game everyday. For The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, _ the numbers are roughly the same on Steam Charts. They fluctuate on a daily basis from 30,000 up to 70,000 depending on what mods are released or whether or not some new...
  • 'Fallout Shelter' arrives on Windows 10 and Xbox One next week

    Overall, the game might feel a little bit backwards considering Fallout 4's "Vault-Tec" add-on pack tasked players with creating their own vaults. But unlike that, Fallout Shelter -- out February 7th -- will be available for free and its load speeds will almost assuredly be faster than booting Fallout 4 proper. Best of luck guarding against super mutants, Overseer.
  • Fallout 4 computers used to depict "Russian hacking" on CNN

    01/02/2017 3:57:08 PM PST · by Ingtar · 56 replies
    PC Gamer ^ | 1/2/2017 | Shaun Prescott
    It'd be pretty hard for the Russians to hack America using the computers in Fallout 4. For one, the computers in Fallout 4 are not connected to the internet: in Bethesda's alternative history, America never makes it that far into the future. Another obstacle stopping Russia from hacking America via the computers in Fallout 4 is that, no matter how you approach it, it'd simply be impossible. That hasn't stopped CNN using footage of a Fallout 4 computer in a story about Russian hacking, though. It's not a huge faux pas on the news outlet's part: it's simply used as...
  • MIT’s new nylon muscles could lead to actual Westworld hosts

    11/23/2016 8:10:12 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies ^ | Darrell Etherington
    MIT has a new nylon-based artificial muscle-like filament created by researchers that could eventually provide the basis for robots with bulging biceps. The filaments themselves look eerily similar to the ones extruded by the 3D printers used in the opening sequence of HBO’s Westworld, which is why Gizmodo and others are seeing parallels between potential applications of the tech and Westworld‘s lifelike hosts. MIT’s new solution isn’t the first artificial muscle technology developed, but it is simple and low cost, unlike existing offerings. The researchers developing the tech found that specific types of nylon fiber can reproduce some of the...
  • Alaska senators resign GOP posts after denouncing Trump

    10/12/2016 10:08:22 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/2016 | Mark Hensch
    Alaska’s two senators have resigned from leadership posts in their state’s Republican Party after denouncing Donald Trump, according to a new report. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan voluntarily stepped down over the weekend as honorary members of their party’s state central committee, The Associated Press said Wednesday. The AP said it confirmed the pair’s decision Tuesday with Murkowski campaign spokesman Robert Dillon. Party officers are expected to back party candidates. The unusual move follows several GOP officers in Alaska resigning their posts last month to publicly back Republican-turned-Libertarian Joe Miller in his bid to replace Murkowski in this fall’s...
  • Frozen in Time: Bethesda Immortalizes Deceased Fan in Fallout 4 Expansion

    09/06/2016 8:16:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies ^ | 09/01/02016
    Andy revealed his younger brother Evan Stromer, 24, was also in critical condition at the hospital due to diabetes complications. Evan survived the night in the intensive care unit, but in the morning he flatlined. Andy concludes his post, “It’s going to suck wandering this real world without my little brother. But at least he got to meet my son. Ad Victoriam little Brother. I’ll see you in the wasteland.” ... Fallout 4 dev Bethesda saw Andy’s Reddit post, and some time in the last two months and they sent him a care package. But that’s not all they did....
  • Westworld reveals unsettling poster, tagline

    09/01/2016 10:33:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies ^ | 09/01/2016 | james hibbard
    The mysterious sci-fi drama’s poster includes the show’s double “W” logo, a glimpse of a scenic Western vista and a skeletal unfinished robotic “host.”... Westworld also unveiled a new tagline: “Every Hero Has a Code,” a nod to how the protagonists in this update of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film are the androids more than humans that use them for entertainment.
  • Fallout 4 Nuka-World Release Date and Gameplay Trailer

    08/16/2016 10:44:49 AM PDT · by yuleeyahoo · 19 replies
    Bethesda.Net ^ | August 15, 2016 | Matt Grandstaff
    Nuka-World is a vast amusement park featuring Raider gangs and unique park zones like Safari Adventure, the World of Refreshment, Dry Rock Gulch, Kiddie Kingdom, Galactic Zone and Nuka-Town, USA. Nuka-World features new quests, Raiders factions, weapons, creatures and more. Enjoy the ride!
  • Fallout 4 Update Patch 1.6 Notes Revealed For PS4 And Xbox One

    07/19/2016 7:41:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | on July 19, 2016 | Damian Seeto
    Bethesda has released update patch 1.6 for Fallout 4 today on the Xbox One and PS4 platforms of the game. Aside from the usual fixes, this new update patch includes new names for Codsworth to say. The patch also gives support for the upcoming Workshop mode DLC. Full patch notes can be seen below [at the link]. ... The aforementioned workshop DLC comes to Fallout 4 on July 26th. After that, the Nuka-World DLC will be released this August on all platforms.
  • Fallout 4: Vault-Tec Workshop DLC Release Date Announced

    07/13/2016 7:36:15 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies ^ | 07/11/2016 | Alex Osborn
    Fallout 4: Vault-Tec Workshop will launch on July 26 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Bethesda announced the release date for the upcoming add-on in a post on its official site. Additionally, the studio said it will be sending out closed beta keys to select fans later this week. The Vault-Tech Workshop DLC allows players to build their own vault that can be decked out with various furniture, which will attract new inhabitants who can be trained and used to fight off any danger that may pose a threat to your vault.
  • E3 2016: New Fallout 4 DLC Revealed

    06/13/2016 8:57:33 AM PDT · by yuleeyahoo · 23 replies
    IGN ^ | 6/12/2016 | Daniel Krupa
    During its conference tonight, Bethesda revealed three new piece of DLC for Fallout 4, the third of which, called "Nuka World," will be the game's final DLC.
  • Fallout 4 for Xbox One Supports MODS – What To Do Next?

    05/11/2016 11:47:41 AM PDT · by yuleeyahoo · 48 replies
    Neurogadget ^ | May 11, 2016 | Costea Lestoc
    If you are playing Fallout 4 on an Xbox One console, we have some good news, as MODS will be supported by this version of the game. Bethesda has made an official announcement regarding this matter on its Twitter account, where it confirmed that the MODS feature will be available for the Fallout 4 version of Xbox One starting from May 19, 2016. If you are not sure what MODS are, then you should know that they are designed to be easy to access on any platform. The MODS will actually be created on a computer and, after that, uploaded...