Showing posts with label Bethesda Softworks. Show all posts
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Monday, August 13, 2018

Fallout 76 Anti-Bullying System

Bethesda reveals at QuakeCon 2018 that upcoming Fallout 76 has a unique system to deal with grieving.

Back in June, developer/publisher Bethesda publicly stated that their upcoming online multiplayer action role-playing game Fallout 76 will stop in-game PvP bullying but did not get into much detail on that subject. Recently, on their panel at QuakeCon 2018, the studio discussed more about their anti-bullying measures to make sure that toxic bullies and griefers don't get away with their actions after simply attacking or killing uninterested parties just because they can.

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Fallout 76 Anti-Bullying System

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When playing online, you are in for a whole new level of playing experience but that also means that, you are also exposed to the possibility of being harassed by mean people. With F76, the series goes for its first MMO and multiplayer modes can invite all sorts of issues to ruin the fun. Since they are getting rid of NPCs, whenever you come across another character, it really is another player on the other end. Sometime they can be friendly to work together and sometime they are jerks.

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It was revealed at E3 2018 press conference that, there is a cache of nuclear weapons in West Virginia and there is a pretty good chance that people who gets their hands on such power may want to abuse it by messing up other players' game. Apparently, there are a series of codes you will need to get access of those launch facilities and to ensure less frequent nuclear launches the developers made the process complex enough. If you are worried for your structure, move it elsewhere using C.A.M.P. tool.

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A Strict Bounty System

RELATED: Fallout 76 C.A.M.P. Gameplay

In case of one player attacking another player, it causes very little damage and you can either ignore it or fight back. When you are retaliating, both parties will do full damage to the other. However if someone tries to kill you without being provoked, game director Todd Howard and project leader Jeff Gardner believes they do have a solution for that. Soon as one party kills another, the attacker becomes a "Wanted Murderer" with no rewards for the kill and has a bounty placed on them.

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Not only that, the bounty placed on that player will be paid with money from his own pool and his position on the map will be visible to everyone a red star. While getting killed sucks, you don't lose too much except for the junk you’ve just collected. Otherwise, you weapons are safe and sound. As it comes to deal with abusing griefers, the studio has come up with a very unique idea to sort out the problem by giving a taste of their own medicine to ensure fun PVP gaming for the rest of the crowd.

RELATED: Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Starts in October

When Fallout 76 finally launches worldwide on November 14 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, you will surely find out much more as you are wandering around the nuclear wasteland. Affects of bullying online are always a huge concern for everyone and can become a big issue for others. It is really nice to see that Bethesda cares enough about this that they created a measure to check the issue before implementing a major change of play in Fallout franchise.

Friday, August 10, 2018

RAGE 2 Extended Gameplay Demo

To show-off more action from RAGE 2, Bethesda released an extended gameplay demo at QuakeCon 2018.

Before the game could get officially announced by publisher Bethesda Softworks at E3 2018 press conference, news of upcoming first-person shooter RAGE 2 was leaked by a product listing of Walmart Canada a few weeks ago. What followed next was some funny banter thrown at them by Bethesda’s Pete Hines and new gameplay trailer from E3 revealed that it clearly steps ahead of its predecessor. To offer more details, an extended playthrough clip of the game is released today.

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RAGE 2 Extended Gameplay Demo

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Below is the new demo titled "Eden Assault" dropped at QuakeCon 2018, showcasing how the world of RAGE 2 will play out for gamers once it finally launches.




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Ravaged by an asteroid that hit the planet three decades ago, Earth is slowly recovering and instead of Nicholas Raine, a new protagonist named Walker enters the scene. While playing, you will come across members of savage goon squad, elite bandits' group and a clan of mutants, all of which are equipped with unique gear and destructive firepower to cause havoc on a larger scale. These fractions are situated in different part of the map and will fight you differently in their own way.

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We noticed that the sequel is set apart from many elements of the original game, probably because it received some backlash then. However, the world we will return to is still pretty violent and everything is way too vibrant colors. Vehicle and weapons play a great deal whether in facing unwary enemies or engaging into crazy boss fights. Combat system is made more fluid and fast paced as an improvement to Rage. In fact, the game takes inspiration for aggression from Wolfenstein II.

RELATED: RAGE 2 Official Gameplay Trailer

RAGE 2 is developed by Avalanche Studios and id Software, which currently is set to release on spring 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. One thing that has blessed the game so much is the collaboration of two studios, where Avalanche Studios used their skills in building a vast open-world and id Software provided their experience with immensely popular FPS titles like Doom. We can already tell that this action-packed game with a Mad Max-esque theme would turn out great.

Doom Eternal Comes to Nintendo Switch

Doom Eternal is now confirmed to raise Hell on Nintendo Switch along with other versions of the game at launch.

While everyone was on board hype train waiting for the gameplay reveal of first-person shooter Doom Eternal at QuakeCon 2018, Bethesda Softworks surprisingly confirmed about the title coming to Nintendo Switch alongside on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during their launch announcement. This only intensifies the excitement of the overjoyed fans and Switch owners a thousand fold with the thought of carrying "Hell on Earth" anywhere they go ad enjoy some good time slaying demons.

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Doom Eternal Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Panic Button, the company who successfully ported 2016's Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus previously to Nintendo's next generation handheld console, are going to undertake this project considering their previous track record with porting high-end FPS games to Switch. To express their excitement, they just retweeted the original status official Twitter account for the game had published just to reassure things and for sake of fun! We sure appreciate their enthusiasm for the herculean task.



RELATED: Doom Eternal E3 Teaser

We are not sure if newly introduced features as taking control of demons and send them to sabotage another player’s campaign will be part of the port or not but that melee blade weapon or a mounted flamethrower on shoulder of Doom Slayer and a ton more new awesome guns included in the sequel alone will keep the fun intact. Plus, the change of surroundings brings a fresh vibe that gives you a feel of being at home or maybe whatever left of it after a demonic invasion.

RELATED: Doom on Switch Adds Motion Controls

Before Doom arriving on Switch in late 2017 the franchise has mostly been absent from Nintendo platforms and now its worthy successor is apparently going to follow the same path as well. Releasing the game right away with other platforms is quite a big deal since it is going to be one of the biggest upcoming hits. Announced back at E3 2018 press conference, Doom Eternal only revealed as much as a short teaser of Doomguy stepping over to take on an oncoming horde on Earth.

Elder Scrolls Online: Wolfhunter DLC Release Date

Elder Scrolls Online: Wolfhunter expansion pack will be arriving on this August for both PC and consoles.

Even after a year from launch, massively multiplayer online role-playing game Elder Scrolls Online from ZeniMax Online Studios and Bethesda Softworks haven't decreased in size of its player-base. To show support to that dedication and in the spirit of QuakeCon 2018, the developer studio have announced a release date for their upcoming expansion pack for the game titled, Wolfhunter and it is now scheduled to launch on August 13 for PC, then August 28 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Elder Scrolls Online: Wolfhunter DLC Release Date

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Check out the new trailer for Elder Scrolls Online: Wolfhunter DLC pack and what it offers to ESO players when it finally comes out.




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Wolfhunter will take players to a journey where they will be facing off against the antagonistic Prince Hircine and fighting packs of werewolves. Two new exciting dungeons; March of Sacrifices and Moon Hunter Keep are part of the expansion themed on Lycanthropy. As Hircine calls for a Great Hunt, a deadly clash between predators and prey broke in to receive his boon. ESO Plus members can get this DLC for free and the others can simply purchase from in-game Crown Store.

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Lord Hircine's Great Hunt

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Also, Update 19 is live now and is completely free for you to get an original Battlegrounds map Istirus Outpost. Aside from those regular classes and races the game features, the choice of becoming a vampire or a werewolf was also there. We already saw that The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind's expansion Bloodmoon has previously embraced the same premise in-game. A series of improvements that reflects on their combat and ferocity are included in the patch.

Doom Eternal Gameplay Reveal

The first gameplay reveal for Doom Eternal is shown in QuakeCon 2018 and it has some badass action to blow your mind.

Making an astounding reveal back at E3 2018 press conference, Doom Eternal came to light as the long-anticipated sequel to first-person action shooter game DOOM from 2026 by developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks. Series protagonist Doomguy has returned from his mission on Mars but his work is far from over, because demons are invading on this planet and has completely overrun it. Bethesda has just released a new reveal stream of the game at QuakeCon 2018.

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Doom Eternal Gameplay Reveal

RELATED: Doom Eternal E3 Teaser

Here goes the long-awaiting gameplay reveal of Doom Eternal and it is filled with non-stop FPS action to thump your heart once again.




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The trailer starts with a first-person perspective of DOOM Marine, who takes the helmet of his Praetor Suit in his hand and then wears it as his system is activated. He checks out his side-arm knife and loads his iconic double barreled shotgun before going into demon slaying action. He goes further to see outside from a tall building that Hell has been unleashed on Earth and demons are everywhere. Doom Slayer begins his ruthless onslaught on a nearby horde of demonic minions.

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Alongside some new arsenal at the disposal of our hero, he will be facing some new menacing enemies as well. Even the Praetor Suit he wears received some upgrade and revision to make him more deadly. Classic enemies like Arachnotron, Mancubus, Pain elemental and Zombieman are re-created to treat the fans. Developers have worked hard on how your gunshot, kicks, punch, stabs or tearing them out will display on screen as gorier than ever. Also, have you noticed the gun with grappling hook?

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Doomguy is Back Again!

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One of the most interesting features of the game is that you can actually take control of a demon and send it to another player’s campaign to ruin his game or even team up in a Slayer-Hunting party with your enemies as well. Don't hold your breath wielding the crucible facing against the dreaded Hell Knight. Currently, Bethesda still hasn't revealed a release date for Doom Eternal but we know that it is going to launch on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Xbox Game Pass Adds Doom and Rage

Celebrating QuakeCon 2018, Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass offers Doom and Rage to catch up to their sequels.

To celebrate QuakeCon 2018 and the recent gameplay reveal of upcoming first-person shooter Doom Eternal, Xbox Game Pass have added two other classic shooter title from publisher Bethesda Softworks this Friday morning. So, if you had some sort of excuse on you for not trying out these games, shake that off and take the ride to either a post-apocalyptic future in Rage or get into a demon-hunting business in Doom to prepare yourself for the attack of shooter sequels in foreseeable future.

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Xbox Game Pass Adds Doom and Rage

RELATED: Doom Eternal Gameplay Reveal

One thing these two titles have in common is that both of them have an upcoming sequel waiting for an official release date. Whereas Doom went on to become one of the greatest shooter that become a Game of the Year in 2016 according to many reviewer and definitely deserved another installment, the ending of Rage may have upset the players and many people were actually surprised knowing it is getting a sequel. Now they can probably get their answers or maybe not.

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Doom on Xbox Game Pass

RELATED: Rage 2 Official Gameplay Trailer

DOOM
In to draw energy from Hell, UAC facility have unwittingly unleashed the gates of a dimension that releases a swarm of demonic forces upon them and it is up to a veteran space marine known as Doom Slayer to mow down every enemy down his path. He is found imprisoned inside a sarcophagus by the demons for wrecking havoc on Hell and now he is back in action once again. This version of the game from 2016 is a re-imagination of the classic game that rebooted the franchise.

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Rage on Xbox Game Pass

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Rage
In a time when an asteroid has laid waste of Earth and game's lead character, a soldier named Nicholas Raine wakes up from a cryosleep to discover himself in a world of chaos, which no longer knew order. Players will go out in various quests, upgrade their vehicle to drive them in a Mad Max-esque wasteland and will often engage in gunfight with the oppressive gang of The Authority for survival. Since the game was a passion project for the developers, we believe it is worth your time to give it a shot.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 May Come to Steam

Under Microsoft’s subscription service of Xbox Game Pass, both Doom and Rage are available for its members! You have an active membership, you know that their library already contains more than 100 great games, which is always increasing but if you do not have one and was meaning to get one, then you can start your 14-day free trial right away and eventually get one to enjoy great title for one affordable monthly price.

Quake Champions Is Permanently Free-to-Play

id Software and Bethesda takes up stage at QuakeCon 2018 to announce Quake Champions free-to-play forever.

Developer id Software's effort to revamp Quake III Arena and bring out an expansion of Quake Live, first-person shooter title Quake Champions came to play on 2017 in Early Access of Steam after it came out of beta. Along with publisher Bethesda Softworks, they have announced the game to be free-to-play permanently today, at QuakeCon 2018. It was one of their long-running plans that the developers were keeping in mind for this title as a business model they want to follow in future.

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Quake Champions Is Permanently Free-to-Play

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Below is a new trailer for Quake Champions in spirit of QuakeCon and looking forward to the future of the game itself.




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Since gaming industry has changed a lot in past decade and people expects a lot from new games these days, the free-to-play version lets people participate right away with no strings attached and not putting their money on the line first hand. This way many interested players from around the world will be able to chip in easily and it is up to them if they want to unlock all the Champions as they continue playing by purchasing the Starter Pack or Champions Pack if they prefer.

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Born in the 90's, Quake franchise has pioneered fast-paced arena shooter genre and has evolved with time to become a true spectacle following its initial announcement in 2016. Aside from featuring known heroes from within the series, popular protagonists and other characters like B.J. Blazkowicz from Wolfenstein, Doomguy from Doom and most recently, Quake’s very own Death Knight joined the roster with all having distinctive abilities.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Starts in October

Bethesda Softworks will allow players to explore those "Country Roads" of Fallout 76 prior release in October.

Ever since the post-apocalyptic action role-playing game Fallout 76 from Bethesda Softworks were announced, it is on a hype train to old-school fans and we got the recent popularity of John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" song from the trailer clip to prove that. Bethesda game director Todd Howard stated during E3 2018 press conference that a B.E.T.A. program will allow players to roam around the wastelands before the game finally comes out at the end of this year.

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Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Starts in October

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There is a lot of a speculation in advance regarding the title as it is apparently set in West Virginia neighborhood and an expanded map that exceeds anything gamers have played before in Fallout 4. Also, the game is not a sequel of any previous games but stands out as a prequel. According to a forum post of Bethesda, B.E.T.A. or "Break It Early Test Application" will begin in October, only a month before the release of the game and they will be randomly selecting testers.

RELATED: Fallout 76 Have No Cross-Play, Because of Sony

Officially going to become the first online multiplayer game of this franchise from 1997, Fallout 76 will be released worldwide on November 14, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. To be able to participate in beta testing, you have to pre-order the game from a selected retailer. Though Bethesda will be casually picking a handful of users at first to participate in the program though redemption code to enter on their official site and then will add more players gradually over time.

RELATED: Fallout 76 C.A.M.P. Gameplay

Also, Xbox One owners are in luck as it is exclusively launching first on Microsoft console before moving towards two other major platforms; PC and PlayStation 4. However, it wasn't disclosed how much the time distance will be between these platforms in terms of beta release. So, form an alliance, build some settlements, work with your fellow survivors or become a notorious plunderer of the wasteland to re-establish American Dream as you see fit when it eventually comes out.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Player Beats Fallout: New Vegas on Max Difficulty, Non-Lethal Run

Hop in for a ride to Fallout: New Vegas as a fan beats the game in the most hardcore way you can think of!

A spin-off title of post-apocalyptic Fallout series, Fallout: New Vegas has a huge following even today who was anticipating for a sequel this year when Bethesda Softworks was actually teasing for their upcoming action role-playing game Fallout 76. Almost eight years have passed after it was launched and players are not yet tired making complete gameplay run of the game. However, we are here to talk about a fan that beats the game in the most unimaginable way possible.

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Fallout: New Vegas on Max Difficulty, Non-Lethal Run

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YouTuber Rheteam took a challenge for himself of beating the game on highest difficulty for non-lethal run, where he won't kill anyone or not take some serious damage to himself. He enabled permadeath and decided to do it without firing a gun but with a pair of boxing gloves to knock their socks off if encountered. Also, he did not take any companion for this personal quest, which took him to a series of episodic videos length over an hour each, finally completed.

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Below is the final episode from Rheteam, where he finishes up all the sidequests on his self-imposed standard.




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Switching to boxing gloves instead of weapons was only to save his skin in cases of hostile confrontations. His S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system attributes were cleverly distributed as 10 Strength, 1 Perception, 10 Endurance, 1 Charisma, 10 Intelligence, 7 Agility and 1 Luck. Putting more emphasis on his agility, endurance and strength was carefully planned to boost his gloves during combat. In 13:24 of the clip, he thought he accidentally killed a Fiend while taking his weapon off.

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One other interesting aspect of this gameplay is that no NPCs were killed by him either. Well, he didn't do it himself but rather lured them into an area where his friendly NPCs will take care of the situation. One of the trickiest sidequests were Three-Card Bounty outside Camp McCarran, where three characters; Cook-Cook, Violet and Driver Nephi had to die in order to complete it and the player simply positioned them precisely against each other so that they all were victims of friendly fire.

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Rheteam presumably used a mod to enable both hardcore mode and permadeath before beginning this journey. Since Fallout: New Vegas was designed to be flexible enough to make it possible for anyone interested to avoid killing, Rheteam just amped up the bar up a node to test his skills. Feast your eyes with a masterful gameplay run of the game if you are a fan of the game try to come up with some more difficult way to make another amazing wasteland trek.

Bethesda Director Responds to Skyrim Port Jokes

Bethesda director Todd Howard says that, they only make Skyrim ports because fans are still buying it.

It's been seven years that action role-playing game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim from Bethesda Softworks has been released and players are still so passionate about the game even today. Keeping that in mind, publisher Bethesda is also releasing the game on various ports every now and then. There are running jokes among fans on them doing ports for Skyrim and game director Todd Howard simply suggested them to stop playing the game if they want all these ports.

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Bethesda Director Responds to Skyrim Port Jokes

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Originally, TESV was released back in November 11, 2011 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Then in 2013, a Legendary Edition containing all DLC and a remastered Special Edition in 2016 was launched. The latest in the line of ports for Skyrim has made available for Amazon Echo after it was ported to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, VR and Xbox One. When they dropped a commercial starring Keegan-Michael Keys playing it on the device, many have thought of it as a spoof.

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Turns out, this parody trailer released at E3 2018 press conference from Bethesda titled "Very Special Edition" is very real and can be played on Amazon’s Alexa.




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Recently, company director Todd Howard is awarded as "Industry Legend" at the annual Gamelab event in Barcelona for his contribution on Fallout and The Elder Scrolls series. Afterwards in an interview with Geoff Keighley, he states their reason for regularly making ports for Skyrim, which is simply because fans keep buying the game over and over. He made a valid point with that comment because TESV remains to be the most popular among the franchise till date.

"Even now, the amount of people who play Skyrim seven years later; millions of people every month are playing that game. That's why we keep releasing it. If you want us to stop releasing it, stop buying it."

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Skyrim offer players to assume the role of Dragonborn, a mortal man with the soul and power of a dragon, who is destined to save humanity from a fabled black dragon named Alduin. A massive open world environment is up for exploring during the quest and may compelling RPG elements increases replay value for the title. Although The Elder Scrolls VI has been teased during E3, it is still in early development phase and ain't coming anytime soon.

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Reportedly, TESV: Skyrim is listed as one of the games on Steam with most concurrent number of players alongside titles like Civilization V, Payday 2 and Rocket League, amassing more than 50,000 players simultaneously. Todd wants the worlds of Bethesda to be sustainable as long as he is here and since the game still sells, releasing newer ports isn't that bad of an idea. Maybe gamers are simply worried thinking that re-releasing an old game probably burns out creative energy of developers.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Fallout 76 May Have Single Player Mode Later

Director and creative leader of Bethesda, Todd Howard says Fallout 76 might include a single-player mode in future.

By now, we all know that Bethesda Softworks is doing a complete reinvention of their popular post-apocalyptic role-playing game series Fallout, with their upcoming release of Fallout 76. The two big changes they are bringing to the franchise is that they decided to make it an online multiplayer title and the Wasteland is about four-times larger than the size of the map you had on Fallout 4. Bethesda's Todd Howard recently said that single-player mode may come in future as well.

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Fallout 76 May Have Single Player Mode Later

RELATED: Fallout 76 E3 Trailer

Running impressive campaigns for this prequel of Fallout and making everyone hum along to "Country Roads" from the trailer clip, the company has scheduled for the game to release on November 14, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Despite being very different from the original series, the game still belongs to the franchise at its core. Since NPCs are probably going to be non-existent for the sake of PvP gameplay, devs may have considered bringing in the classic formula.

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However, many eager players are still wondering what it would be like, because the developers initially showed no intention of making a single player campaign mode just like they always do. So, Howard cleared out a few things by saying that there will be other players around but whether you interact with them or not is entirely up to you and the game will not force you to either. Of course, you can exchange items with fellow survivors or even join one of those teams if you like.

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He said that, Bethesda also had plans of giving players servers to live in their own way or just invite only a few of your friends. Players are even allowed to create mods to play as they like but all of these plans have to wait as they are not available during launch. The studio probably have taken this bet after seeing how popular Grand Theft Auto Online have become over times and hopefully, Fallout 76 can evolve to that point one day and even move further from West Virginia setting.

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Although, PvE modes are considered as lonely gameplay style that is devoid of the spirit of teamwork, it certainly has its benefits for sure. Games like World of Warcraft helped many casual players to train without being harassed by jerks. Bethesda has also planned of providing DLC content for free because of the micro-transaction system they will implement on cosmetic items. Looks like, the studio is trying their best to make something that has something to offer for everyone.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Fallout 76 Was Teased in Fallout 4

Even before the game was even announced, action RPG Fallout 76 was teased by Bethesda way before in Fallout 4.

We know now that upcoming online multiplayer action role-playing game Fallout 76 from Bethesda Softworks, which we know to be a prequel to Fallout series was first revealed back in May 30, 2018 after a day-long waiting on Twitch. However, some keen-eyed players have recently dug down that the game was actually teased back at 2015 in their previous installment Fallout 4, suggesting the developer/publisher has been planning for this game for a very long time, even before E3 2018.

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Fallout 76 Was Teased in Fallout 4

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Despite the game being launched as a massively multiplayer online game among the franchise, Fallout 76 will stick to its roots. We have the overall feeling of a hazardous Wasteland of West Virginia setting, the V.A.T.S. system and all those friendly vault tech videos featuring Pip-Boy in retro animation to prove that. Vault 76 was mentioned and hidden in plain sight all along during the opening of Fallout 4 right before the bombs were dropped in 2077.

RELATED: Fallout 76 C.A.M.P. Gameplay

A recent post on Reddit shows a still from the game from the opening moment inside Sole Survivor's home, where a TV was playing and the tease was right there.

"Since debuting Vault 76 last year, in honor of America's Tercentenary, Vault-Tec continues to expand with plans for well over 100 Vaults around the country."

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Fallout 4 Teases Vault 76

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Also, a computer terminal in Citadel from Fallout 3 has cited from where Fallout 76 is picking up. So, developers of the series have been planning to introduce Vault 76 from long before it was known to all. We just hope that it lives up to players' expectation but couldn't figure out why it opened up so late. We will probably find that out when Xbox beta testing or as Bethesda says, Break-it Early Test Application will open up soon. The game will eventually launch on November 14, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

RELATED: Fallout 76 May Have Single Player Mode Later

Fallout 76 will not start as any other games from franchise and many may not are aware of the fact that the game is build up abandoned plans of a multiplayer mode for Fallout 4. That completely makes sense for two of them being so connected. The game offers to explore new areas as it is already four-times bigger than the last title and a full-scale PvP experience focused on teamwork will make it more interesting. Since they are willing to add single player campaign in near future, fan petition seem to have worked well.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Fallout 76 Have No Cross-Play, Because of Sony

Forthcoming action RPG Fallout 76 from Bethesda won’t have cross-platform play, because Sony is reluctant to support the feature.

Considering upcoming action role-playing game Fallout 76 from Bethesda Softworks is going to be the first online multiplayer title of the series but it will not have the cross-platform play feature in it and Sony Entertainment is the one to blame for that. When asked about why they won't support cross-play in their latest forthcoming title, director and creative leader of Bethesda, Todd Howard set the record straight by stating how Sony was not as helpful as everyone else.

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Fallout 76 Have No Cross-Play, Because of Sony

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There was a time when cross-play over different gaming platforms might have sounded like a far-fetched idea but these days, they are not. However, for owners of Sony consoles, they still are a dream. Many players would have hoped to have the experience though this game but seems like; they are more worried about not getting the cut and not being left out. They simply did not like the concept of someone spending money for games on other platform and then trying to play it on their consoles.

RELATED: Fallout 76 E3 Trailer

Fallout 76 is releasing worldwide in November 14, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Microsoft has already came on board with cross- console play a few months ago with Rocket League but Sony was not as sporting as their competitor and decided not to participate. Most recently, the company raised their bar of ridiculousness by preventing players from using their Fortnite account to play the game on Nintendo Switch. They are taking the same stand with Fallout series as well.

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Director Howard said that they had plans to include cross-platform for multiplayer in their game but that is currently not possible because of Sony, as they weren't as helpful as the studio wanted them to be. This clearly signifies that developers are quite pissed at their policy but maybe serious pressure from everyone can make them change their mind. Microsoft and Nintendo already teamed up for this initiative of sharing their platform with games like Minecraft and Fortnite.

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Todd Howard Calls Out Sony

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Allowing cross-platform play is very consumer friendly step as many gamers have their friends who own a different console and would still love to join in for a game together. It was the courtesy of former Sony Online Executive John Smedley, we know now that the company only didn't take part because of a dumb reason like money and not considering player satisfaction at all. In their defense, they pointed out that Sony wouldn't take part in order to provide a safe experience for their players.

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Back in 216, when Bethesda allowed mod support for Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition on PC and Xbox One through "Creation Club", the service was not available on PlayStation 4. When inquired, the publisher revealed that they were forced to give up because of their critical evaluation process that doesn't want players to be able to do anything they wanted. While they were holding back PS4 players, Microsoft didn't waste time to take leverage over their competitor.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Fallout 76 C.A.M.P. Gameplay

The latest C.A.M.P. featurette for upcoming online multiplayer action RPG, Fallout 76 teaches you about crafting and building mechanics.

Renowned to make story based single player games, developer/publisher Bethesda is playing a risk game with their upcoming online multiplayer action role-playing game Fallout 76. Eager players have to wait till November and have a lot of details to know about the game before that. So, they dropped a brand-new trailer showcasing how Construction and Assembly Mobile Platform (C.A.M.P.) tool will work in the game just like previous installment from the franchise, Fallout 4.

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Fallout 76 C.A.M.P. Gameplay

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Witness how building and crafting works in the trailer below as it would come handy to survive in the wasteland of West Virginia.




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Fallout 76 is already breaking tradition by debuting as the first MMO in the series and having an extended map that surpasses even the likes of Fallout 4. To make sure you don't get bored in this huge map, you can team-up with fellow survivors ad claim the lands for yourself. With C.A.M.P. tech, you can terraform toxic grounds into a piece of land where you can set up shop. Use the portable device innovatively and erect quarters with others to re-establish American Dream.

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Setting up new establishments and re-modeling them with friends will not let you be done with it. Monstrous creatures like Scorchbeast can crash onto your build at anytime and you have to put maximum team effort to take it down before it destroys everything you've built so far. While taking your victory selfies upon defeating the monster, don't forget the threat of a nuclear war that can evaporate you as well. It implies that, you can even attain nuclear launch codes to launch rockets on enemy camps too.

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Wasteland of West Virginia

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Keeping that point in mind, also watch out for attacks from rival teams, because no matter how much secure your stronghold is, there are players out for scavenging who will cross paths with you and that experience might not be very pleasant. Even though developers are assuring to introduce an in-game mechanism that prevents jerks from bullying around and ruin your fun, no measure can absolutely make sure that an outside party cannot kill you ever. So, it will be wise to watch your back.

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In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, construction will be a major part of the game as you need to rebuild society. At Bethesda's E3 2018 press conference, a presentation displayed how building is an essential part of the new game but the new trailer spills more detail for a clearer concept. So, it would be really useful if fans get acquainted with C.A.M.P. mechanics beforehand they enter the world. Bethesda Softworks releases the game on November 14 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Bethesda Sues Westworld Game as Fallout Shelter Ripoff

Bethesda files lawsuit against Warner Bros. over the release of Westworld mobile game, for ripping-off Fallout Shelter.

Last week, a mobile game is released which is based on the popular science fiction western TV series on HBO, Westworld. As soon as it hit Smartphone platform, it is hit by a lawsuit from popular video game publisher Bethesda Softworks for shamelessly ripping off their free-to-play simulation game Fallout Shelter from 2015. They have sued Warner Bros. and developer Behaviour Interactive over this matter, because the latter were involved when both of these titles were being developed.

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Bethesda Sues Westworld game as Fallout Shelter Ripoff

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As a part of post-apocalyptic role-playing Fallout game series, Fallout Shelter puts player into the role of a Vault Overseer, who supervises activities and building for the accommodation of remaining survivors in an irradiated wasteland. Despite being a free-to-play entry in the series, it has micro-transactions and random loot box features that made it a commercial hit, leading its way to other major platforms like Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One afterwards.

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Canadian studio Behaviour Interactive previously teamed up with Bethesda during the development of Fallout Shelter and they were no stranger to working with licensed video game properties either. When Warner Bros. Entertainment hired them for the new Westworld mobile game, it came out as a copy of Bethesda's game in terms of designs and gameplay. So, wasting no further time, one publisher took it to the court against the company in charge of distribution for Westworld.

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Accusing the developer for multiple misconducts as breach of contract, copyright violation and stealing trade secrets to others, Bethesda filed a legal suit on June 21. Warner Bros. was also alleged to have influenced the studio for taking this unethical step that lead the publisher some considerable amount of damage. Instead of being coy about it, Bethesda simply calls out the Westworld mobile game a "rip-off” because of the uncanny similarities of art, animations and gameplay.

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They points out that there were some bugs in their early game, which they removed later but those same glitches are is still present on the game in question and that is a clear example of the codes being reused. While they are all worked up with newest entry from Fallout series, Fallout 76, Bethesda was just introduced their three-year-old Fallout Shelter on bigger platforms to explore possible financial potential and so they took it pretty seriously after learning of this plagiarism.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Fallout 76 to Stop PvP Bullying

With Fallout 76, Bethesda is planning to stop people from bullying other players in multiplayer PvP experience.

So far, what we know about upcoming action role-playing game Fallout series is that a new installment titled Fallout 76 is already announced and it is set to release on November 14, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We also know that the game will be online multiplayer focused and that raises one particular concern for many. Developers of Bethesda promised that despite being played online, players won't be able to harass each other as they used to in previous titles.

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As this is F76 is the first MMO in the whole series, not only it creates scope for numerous opportunities of adventures but also brings a few trouble along with it. Aside from any other hindrance that could ruin the gameplay experience, one major problem is players bullying fellow players but Bethesda might have a solution for that and their Senior Vice President Pete Hines also talked about how they are planning on tackling this picky issue that has been going on for some time.

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Fallout 76 To Stop PvP Bullying

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Since the game will avoid using NPCs, the only occupants of that world are either robots or other participating players like you. Not only that, the Wasteland of Fallout 76 is apparently four times larger than any other that you have ever found in any of the previous games of the franchise and developers also introduced an advanced ecosystem for that. There are some very helpful hands around and some ruthless bandits come to play but some downward bullies are going to get it this time.

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If you have ever come across one of these sadistic people, you know that they would do whatever they wish just because they can. Upon encountering a stranger in this world, you have to figure out whether that person is a friendly neighbor or an opportunistic seeking marauder. That much tension is normal and allowed but if someone decides to harass you over and over again or keeps killing you repeatedly, the PvP established in the game is designed to stop this from happening.

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Other people coming to get you should be seen as just another Deathclaw creature from Fallout 4. You can either try and kill one or die fighting before moving over to do something else. It simply cannot keep chasing you throughout the map. The game simply doesn't allow someone to engage in a grudge against someone and over time, developers will tweak the system even more to improve this function to deliver a leveled playing field for everyone as a measure against cyber-bullying.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Doom Eternal E3 Teaser

Bethesda's E3 2018 press conference gave the devil its due by unveiling Doom Eternal, a sequel to 2016's rebooted title.

Many eager gamers have been waiting for a sequel to the best first-person shooter games ever made and we are talking about none other than 2016's Doom game from the newly rebooted series by developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks. Eventually, the upcoming title from the franchise titled Doom Eternal was announced today by Bethesda during their E3 2018 conference and for starters, we have a brand-new teaser that is full of breath-taking action.

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Doom Eternal E3 Teaser

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Prepare yourself for the ultimate ride with the devil in fiery land of dead as the gates of Hell are opening once again.




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As the teaser opens, what we can see is that a backdrop which does not seem like Mars but resembles much to Earth. Buildings are on fire, freakish creatures and monstrosities like Revenants are wandering around while the camera goes forward through debris. It's definitely Earth and demons from Hell has taken over and running rampant. We see a skull belonging to Baron of Hell, which is crushed by Doomguy only to face a horde of demons while he loads a double-barreled shotgun.

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Back in April, Pete Hines of Bethesda cryptically hinted that Doom 2 may be announced at E3 2018 during an event at PAX East, so this doesn't come as a surprise to us. Reboot of Doom in 2016 was a re-imagining of the original game and most probably, the sequel will follow the second one, Doom II: Hell on Earth. Although there is no mention of "Hell on Earth" anywhere in upcoming sequel's title, the entire settings of demons reigning on Earth seem pretty reminiscent of that phrase.

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Doom Eternal is expected to release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but we don't have a release date in hand right now. Even though we haven't seen any new enemies yet, that cool shotgun is a hint that there will be new weapons. A gameplay live-stream will be held on August 10 during QuakeCon 2018 and we can certainly hope to get more details on the story as well as gameplay for sure. If they can keep up to the expectation of players and maintain excellence, the sequel could also be a critical and commercial success.

Fallout 76 E3 Trailer

Bethesda's E3 2018 trailer for Fallout 76 reveals it to be a prequel four times larger than any other Fallout game.

Only a few days ago, Bethesda took a whole day teasing an upcoming Fallout game on social media and then revealed it afterwards with a teaser trailer. When Fallout 76 was announced, players were confused because they were sort of expecting something like "Fallout 5". Despite having a few glimpses at what it looks like, we had very little to go with but now that E3 2018 is here and they released a trailer that confirms many theories and rumors while giving us a detailed look.

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Fallout 76 E3 Trailer

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Lets' dive into this brand-new trailer for upcoming Fallout 76 game released by publisher Bethesda at their E3 2018 press conference.




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With the initial look of the surrounding, we notice a much more alive in-game world than of Fallout 3 or Fallout 4. A West Virginia neighborhood that is still quite intact than being reduced into a wasteland is where the player explores around while we were humming to John Denver's legendary folk song "Take Me Home, Country Roads" in background. This one surely looks like a prequel where it all begins and whatever left of humanity started taking shelters in those vaults for safety.

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What we came to learn at the end is that this entry has a game map that is four times bigger in size than any we ever saw in past games from Fallout series. Although, having bigger maps doesn't assure you of the quality of the contents, we can rely on Bethesda, because they usually know what they are doing and this one is considered as one of their most popular franchises. So, we can only hope that they will engage their fans with great content and gameplay flexibility like they always does.

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A New American Dream

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Apart from these, there was a rumor of Fallout 76 being an online multiplayer title before E3 and it turned out to be true after all. While every other developer studio in the industry has been focusing on more multiplayer only titles, Bethesda has remained a reliable company who made single player games and kept the genre alive. However, they are taking a new step now and how far they will go with this mode is still unknown and can only be told later.

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It's not like that the studio have not attempted to focus on multiplayer and they apparently did it in past with Fallout Online. In Fallout 76, they will be exploring more of this experience and maybe they are just testing the field for their audience. Being entirely online will also bring change to gameplay and how it is played out as all the other survivors you come across are human beings and not some NPCs. Don't worry just yet because you sure will see your fair share of creatures out there too.

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Power of The Atom

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Unless you want to wait to get your hands onto the game to explore the new wild world of Fallout till November 14, 2018, we suggest you manage to get yourself into beta testing or what they are calling it "Break It Early Test Application", which you can have access to if you pre-order Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition only for $199.99. This collector’s edition will give you a wearable T-51 Power Armor helmet, a terrain map, collectible figurines, a steelbook and in-game bonuses.




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Fallout 76 will release worldwide for playing on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Whether you decide to pick up the standard edition or power armor edition, you surely are in for an adventure for survival in a world of nuclear annihilation. We are eagerly waiting to see what Bethesda does with this franchise in the upcoming days and how much it evolves.