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Fallout 4 gets survival update in Steam Beta

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Yesterday the new 1.5 update for Fallout 4 released to Steam Beta users. Announced via Fallout 4‘s Steam news page the full release notes were posted with some extra information about the future updates to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the games too.  The post begins by explaining that the Creation Kit and mod manager are still in closed beta ... Read More »

Leonard Boyarsky Joins Obsidian

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Former lead world designer of Diablo III, Leonard Boyarsky, left Blizzard earlier this week to join up with Obsidian Entertainment. According to Boyarsky’s personal facebook page, he left Blizzard earlier last week. On April 11th, Boyarsky appeared in a photo on Facebook posted by fellow Obsidian developer Tim Cain, who jokingly hoped his new co-worker “doesn’t talk too much.” This is a ... Read More »

Choose Your Own Apocalypse Created for Fallout NV

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YouTuber Many A True Nerd has made an interactive Choose Your Own Adventure experience for Fallout: New Vegas called Choose Your Own Apocalypse. You can find the starting video below: Choose Your Own Apocalypse allows you to make choices in the playthrough by selecting on-screen annotations or clicking a link to one of the choices in the Description box of each video. Annotations and Descriptions don’t work ... Read More »

5 Issues With Fallout 4’s Changes to Survival Difficulty

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Fallout 4’s upcoming DLC will be bringing some changes to Survival Difficulty and some industrious Redditors detailed them. There’s a lot of interesting new challenges there, but there’s a few issues with how Survival Difficulty is going to fit into the overall gameplay of Fallout 4. An important thing to note is this tweet by Bethesda: Our fans are too smart. Early look at ... Read More »

5 New Rooms I’d Like To See In Fallout Shelter

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Fallout Shelter recently pushed a notification that new rooms would be coming in an update. I neglected to get a screenshot of the notification, but thankfully Redditor /u/Krade33 snapped one and made a thread about it over at the /r/foshelter subreddit. The notification itself said the following: New Rooms, Items, Pets & More! Save your Caps, update coming soon! Well, considering I have ... Read More »

Fallout 4 Survival Difficulty Details Datamined

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Fallout 4 has had the details of its upcoming changes to Survival Difficulty uncovered as shown by a submission by Redditor /u/shaned53 on the /r/fallout subreddit. Survival difficulty in Fallout 4 currently consists of a greatly reduced healing rate, higher sustained damage, and not much else. However, the announcement of the contents of forthcoming DLC included an announcement that Survival mode would be overhauled: We’re ... Read More »

Character Select: The Identity of the Idealist – Arcade Gannon

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Welcome to a new series, titled Character Select. This series will focus on character discussions and dissections, starting with Arcade Gannon from Fallout: New Vegas. These discussions are going to analyze the characters and argue why they are memorable. Please note, the following article will contain spoilers. You have been warned.  The wastelands of the post-apocalyptic universe of Fallout are an unforgiving ... Read More »

Fallout Shelter 1.3 Update Adds Pets, Evictions, and More

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Bethesda’s mobile vault building game Fallout Shelter has updated to 1.3 and brought a lot of goodies for players this holiday season. The most notable new addition to the game is an entirely new class of item: pets. Pets will give certain buffs to dwellers such as increased return speed from the Wasteland. Pet Crates are sold at the same prices as ... Read More »

16 Improvements Fallout 4 Can Make For Settlement Building

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When I heard the announcement of Fallout 4 coming out, I was understandably excited. I thoroughly enjoyed Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. When I saw Bethesda’s showcase of Fallout 4 at E3 I became concerned. I recognize certain things in games that I can end up losing myself in, and Fallout 4 had an awful lot of those things. All that junk I pick up is suddenly useful? ... Read More »

Fallout 4’s Dialogue Wheel – Short Answers That Make No Sense

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A great many people seemed to be upset that Fallout 4 was moving away from the more traditional “choose from a list of options” dialogue tree and instead going with a “dialogue wheel” of sorts. Conversations were now limited to a total of four responses at any one time. I can see how at first glance it might seem that this is ... Read More »