Showing posts with label Bethesda Softworks. Show all posts
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Thursday, December 6, 2018

RAGE 2 Release Date

New trailer of RAGE 2 revealed at Game Awards 2018 showcases the open-world wasteland that players will enter on May, 2019.

Initially the reveal of upcoming first-person shooter title RAGE 2 was sort of fun filled with the leak from Walmart listing and then the reveal video getting leaked out but the kind of hype came with it kind of died down after the showcase at E3 2018.

Now that they are wrapped up launch of Just Cause 4 for Square Enix, developer Avalanche Studios and publisher Bethesda Softworks has released a new gameplay trailer for a game that was long abandoned for years, at The Game Awards 2018.

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RAGE 2 Release Date

RELATED: RAGE 2 Official Gameplay Trailer

Witness the high-octane, fast paced gameplay trailer of the game that is full of quick time events taking place from in-game world.




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The protagonist Ranger will go to raid bandit outposts, run races or may destroy a convoy and each time, some new mayhem will present itself for him to take care of and improve his bond with some of the key characters throughout the story.

You'd thing that a post-asteroid world would be less crowded but gangs of adrenaline junkies and mutants will prove you wrong. Although a sequel to 2010 release Rage, you will have hard time comparing the tones even though the time has shifted a lot within the game.

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Crazy World of RAGE 2

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Another thing that can have you baffled is that where on Earth did these scumbags found all those fancy convoys and guns? Have you seen them in action already? The middle-sized cars that you see around can tear through decent barricades.

Factions like Immortal Shrouded and the Goon Squad patrolling the areas will open up opportunities for you to engage in some spectacular vehicular combat. Have we also mentioned about the boomerang weapon called the Wingstick? It is super-awesome!

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Enjoy The Mini-Copter

RELATED: Just Cause 4 Live-Action Trailer

Events will come, enemies will cross path to get into a shootout and you will turn the wasteland into a bloody playground. Even with all that guns blazing and limbs of the enemies getting splattered on everywhere, you can realize at one point that a colorful post-apocalypse doesn't look that scary at all.

With a massive open-world map that allows you to go anywhere and blow stuff up, all the game lacks at this point is probably a co-op play. And you know what the best part is? There are no load times now! So, go crazy and blow something up!

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Upgrade With New Gear

RELATED: Bethesda to Replace Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition's Nylon Bags

RAGE 2 now has an official launch date of May 14, 2019, when it will be released worldwide on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Surprisingly, that is actually pretty sooner that what fans expected and haven't actually hoped anything like it. However, this one is definitely a welcomed one.

Bethesda is having a pretty hard time these days following the unsuccessful release of their online action role-playing game Fallout 76 and the PR disasters they are facing for the title on a daily basis. Hopefully, Avalanche Studios can help them redeem themselves from this shipwreck.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Bethesda to Replace Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition's Nylon Bags

Bethesda decides to send West Tek canvas bags for Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition customers following fan backlash.

The news regarding the disastrous reviews of online action role-playing game Fallout 76 by developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks is probably not something new to you if you are in touch with recent affairs lately but have you heard of the nylon bag backlash as well?

Apparently, players who would purchase a Power Armor Edition of the game worth $199.99 will receive a canvas made West Tek duffel bag along with a few other collectible items as they originally advertised but ended up sending cheap nylon bags to them instead.

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Bethesda to Replace Fallout 76 West Tek Bags

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The quality of the final product that came with the Collector's Edition was too bad and not anything that was promised to the consumers in the product listing. Consumers were definitely pissed at what they received and took social media to address it.



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Their support team responded saying that the switch was made due to unavailability of materials and never bothered to inform the paying customers about it. People were still reluctant about buying into their excuse and started raging

So, Bethesda then decided to offer the players to give compensation for this through in-game currency of 500 Atoms which is equivalent of $5 and that doesn't even buy you a postman skin that has a canvas bag, because it is worth 700 Atoms.

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Things have gotten worse when players eventually discovered that many of the social media influencers and YouTube creators got those Special Edition box for free along with the canvas bag that they even paid huge buck for and it surely calls for an outrage.

Players were skeptical about an entirely online based Fallout game when it was released back in May 2018 and fans became angry when the game turn out to be full of bugs and glitches. When people learned about their strict no-refunds policy, the developer came close to face a class action lawsuit.

RELATED: Fallout 76 May Have Single Player Mode Later

Finally, Bethesda stepped up to make things right by have those canvas bags manufactured for all the customers who purchased the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition and offer them a replacement by filling out a form to get a support ticket for it.



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Of course it took some encouragement from paying customers for the company to get their priorities straight and do right things but it also doesn't change the fact that Fallout 76 is a broken piece of puzzle right now that needs fixing.

Bethesda already released an update that is even bigger than the game and doesn't matter whenever it gets better but the trust they have broken with fans will never be the same. These days, not evaluating your loyal fan-base properly is the most fatal mistake developers can make that they cannot afford in long run.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Fallout 76 Backlash Could Face Lawsuit

With issues regarding transparency and refund policy for Fallout 76, Bethesda Studios could be facing a class action lawsuit very soon.

Developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks has been struggling with their online action role-playing game Fallout 76 ever since it came out. If players were not already skeptical enough about the title from the initial announcement, it launched with a load of bugs.

When they sorted that out with a patch, turns out many sections of the game was found unplayable and players were disappointed. When they asked for refunds, Bethesda simply denied them stating their refund policy.

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Fallout 76 Backlash Could Face Lawsuit

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Players never really got quite comfortable with their idea of making the next Fallout game strictly online and things started to get real bad once it came out. The insane amount of hilarious bugs and glitches within the game required to have an immediate patch on its opening day.

The developers released a patch to fix things up that was actually larger than the main game and didn't solve anything permanently. Their policy on refund says, once you downloaded the game, you are not eligible for receiving refunds anymore.

RELATED: Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle Announced

Turns out, some people still got their money back despite the policy upon contacting to the support team but then they went back to their strict policy of no refund and thus, confusing many any angering them with their stand on the issue.

Although they addressed the issue and publicly apologized to fans, seems like it was a bit later for that as a law firm Migliaccio and Rathod LLC., has taken interest after noticing a surge of complain towards the developer and decided to investigate the matter from within.

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Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition

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They have arranged a confidential questionnaire for those who asked for a refund to determine whether or not Bethesda has been practicing deceptive marketing and therefore, will it be worth filing a class-action lawsuit against the company.

There is another issue regarding the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition priced $199.99, which was supposed to include a West Tek canvas bag as per advertisement but what people end up receiving is a cheap nylon bag instead.

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When contacted to them about it, Bethesda admitted about the fact stating there was a lack in materials but never for a moment, had they bothered to alert the paying customers about the switch. No heads up or absolutely nothing.

However, they later issued an official statement in response to the subject and offered 500 Atoms, in-game currency which is equivalent of $5 to everyone who ordered the special Power Armor Edition. We are only wondering if they are seriously joking.

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PC Gamer staff writer, Chris Livingston pointed out on Twitter that 500 Atoms can't even buy players a postman skin that has a canvas bag with it and costs 700 Atoms.



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

Bethesda Softworks is already in pretty deep water regarding the downward going review for Fallout 76, which has become the worst reviewed game they made in years and now their shady trade practice tendency is adding more fire to it.

Not only did they rushed too much with the game but were not sincere enough with their promises and now are maybe heading towards a potential lawsuit that could probably impact the future projects at hand. It is time for them to wise up and keep the promises the company made with players to straighten things out.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades Delayed to 2019

Upcoming free-to-play mobile title The Elder Scrolls: Blades from Bethesda is now delayed to early 2019.

Revealed back at E3 2018, The Elder Scrolls: Blades is the upcoming latest entry in The Elder Scrolls series from Bethesda Softworks. Though initial release date for the game was set to be in 2018, it currently is pushed back to early 2019.

The initial showing was quite impressive and the audience loved it but after the recent backlash with the release of Fallout 76, Bethesda probably decided to take time with their next free-to-play mobile title for Android and iOS devices.

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The Elder Scrolls: Blades Delayed to 2019

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Until the studio come up with The Elder Scrolls VI, TES: Blades would be the closest fans can get to get the vibe of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. However, that has now been delayed to 2019 with a recent Tweet from the game's official account.



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People were genuinely surprised when Bethesda's director and executive producer Todd Howard initially dated the game for fall 2018 with plans to release the title on other available platforms including consoles and VR.

This is the company's second venture into mobile games after Fallout Shelter simulation game in 2015, which was ported into other platforms later. This massive first-person RPG features console quality graphics and you can sign up for Early Access at PlayBlades.com.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Fallout 76 Out Now

Online multiplayer action role-playing game Fallout 76 from Bethesda Game Studios is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

The adventures of wasteland are back as developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks brings back one of their most popular action role-playing game series Fallout, with the recent installment Fallout 76 which is now available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The game moves aside from its regular single player mode and into a world of online multiplayer for limitless possibilities to explore. The studio created a dynamic open world where players are on a constant threat of a nuclear strike anytime.

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Fallout 76 Out Now

RELATED: Fallout 76 E3 Trailer

A barren wasteland leaves you a lot of locations to discover and a lot of stranger to come across. There is no reason that you shouldn't set your unique character attributes using the revised S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system to stand out with a distinct personality.

If you haven't already fallen in love with the landscape of West Virginia from the time "Take Me Home, Country Roads" was played on the teaser trailer, you sure will when you start exploring the green forests or the toxic expanses of the region.

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Player-Filled Wasteland

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

Building and crafting of shelters into the wilderness is much-needed for the sake of your own safety and the newly introduced C.A.M.P. system offers you construction mobility to set your base anywhere you want. Not only it saves your skin from scavengers, you can also keep an eye on a suspicious neighbor.

While strolling around the local area, you might get your hands on Nuclear Missiles and its launch codes; the ultimate weapon for total annihilation. Now, you can either wipe out the populace of an entire area or reserve the power of the atom to yourself.

RELATED: Fallout 76 Anti-Bullying System

On a softer tone, the features of the game are better depicted in the official live action trailer that you can check out below.




RELATED: Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle Announced

Since the game is going online, Bethesda has gotten rid of NPCs and whoever you meet on your way is just another surviving player. Fallout 76 will make you wonder in the end that how a post-nuclear America could look so good!

The possibility of a single-player mode is not entirely ruled out but that is not happening anytime soon either. So, buckle up your gatherings to go on a quest in the post-apocalyptic world and make America great again by working with your fellow Vault Dweller.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Release Date

Bethesda Softworks will let players journey to a dystopian future in Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. from October 23.

We already know that post-apocalyptic action role-playing game Fallout 76 from Bethesda Softworks is being released worldwide for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 14, 2018 and a B.E.T.A. will be launched in sometime in October.

They recently announced a date for the B.E.T.A. or "Break It Early Test Application" program to arrive on October 23 launching first exclusively on Microsoft console and then a week later in October 30, PC and PS4 players will join too.

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Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Release Date

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Prior to this event, developers released a new cinematic featuring the game's opening sequence and we have it for you right below.




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To participate in beta testing, one need to pre-order the game and a Bethesda.net account, since the game will not be launched on Steam initially, PC owners will have to use the Bethesda launcher to carry on with the process of get going.

Similarly, players on PS4 or Xbox One will require an active subscription to PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold monthly services because of the nature of the game being entirely of an online multiplayer. Only the lucky few randomly selected testers will enter.

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

Bethesda has already started experimenting with stress tests on their servers to see in private sessions. However, they have no restriction or whatsoever over streaming gameplay videos from beta on YouTube or other video sharing sites.

It appears that the beta comes as "full version" of the game that is sized nearly 45 GB. Whether or not option for preload will be available is still unclear but we know for now that they will let players carry out their progress into the main game upon release.

RELATED: Fallout 76 May Have Single Player Mode Later

Now hold your horses for a few more weeks to jump into a dystopian neighborhood of West Virginia to explore expanded map four times the size of the ones Fallout 4 used to have. Work solo or in a group to fulfill your dream of re-establishing America.

Anticipations are all time high as long-awaited ninth game of the series is taking the road towards a different path for the first time. At the same time, excitements are boundless considering how much possibility of progress that holds. Let's see.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Xbox Game Pass Adds Wolfenstein: The New Order and More

As we approach towards October, games like Metro 2033 Redux and Wolfenstein: The New Order is added to Xbox Game Pass.

The month of October is almost upon us and Xbox Game Pass update is revealed that is right around the corner for you to jump in for. The lineup for this month has some hot picks that players are going to love with 100 more great games for your subscription.

The primary titles added for the members are already pretty exciting and we know that Microsoft is definitely going to add up more titles to keep you hooked. Your access to these games starts right from the first day of October.

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Xbox Game Pass Adds Wolfenstein: The New Order and More

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If you got a knack for racing games, then you will have something to keep yourself busy with and you are getting your hands on it right on the day of its global release. Then you got some mix of action-adventure with the thrill of first-person shooter as well.

It simply doesn't stop there and adds a 16-bit pixel graphics adventure while also having some LEGO style fun. Aside from the first game from the entire list arriving on October 2, other titles are there to grab from the beginning of the month.

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Forza Horizon 4 on Xbox Game Pass

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Forza Horizon 4
This highly anticipated open world racing game from developer Playground Games follows the success of its predecessor Forza Horizon 3 and arrives for you on launch date. The game has a dynamic weather feature that changes each season.

Given access to a collection of 450 different cars, you are free to drive them upon collecting and modifying. Then go solo or join up some team with your pals to hit the streets for racing or stunt throughout a fictional version of Great Britain.

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LEGO Indiana Jones on Xbox Game Pass

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LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
Like any other LEGO-themed games, the title takes a humorous take on a media franchise and in this case, it is Indiana Jones film series. You are in for a trip experiencing the events of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade as a block-figure Indie.

Overall gameplay mechanics is similar to the Lego Star Wars video games with co-operative mode that allows player to drop in and out. So, build, fight and jump into the jungles of South America to your heart's content throughout 18 levels.

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Metro 2033 Redux on Xbox Game Pass

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Metro 2033 Redux
Despite being a survival horror title, this game breaks out of the typical genre clich├ęs and managed to become a unique experience of its own. Actually, Redux is a remake which includes the titular game and Metro: Last Light bundled together.

Getting Redux is the perfect way to play both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light to increase the intensity and having doubled the fun, considering it as a warm-up session for Metro Exodus, upcoming installment of the series that is scheduled for 2019.

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Split/Second on Xbox Game Pass

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Split/Second
Looks like subscribers with an appetite for racing games are going to have a blast in the next month as already two popular titles among the genre has made it to the list. However, Split/Second is not fun and games like Forza Horizon at all.

Bridges falling, buildings blowing, car blasting into pieces are common happenings here and all of these are part of a big-budget reality show while the player tries to make it to the finish line somehow. This is some high-octane chase full of intensity.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order on Xbox Game Pass

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Wolfenstein: The New Order
Before there was Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, fans of the series had The New Order by Machine Games to look up to. Since Bethesda Softworks has recently announced of working on Wolfenstein III, it is a pretty good excuse to start over from the roots of the franchise.

The game is basically centered on protagonist William BJ Blazkowicz waking up in a world that has been taken over by Nazis after World War II. Set in an alternate reality, you get to play as BJ and shoot up evil Nazis for most part as the story progresses forward.

RELATED: Wolfenstein 3 Confirmed

Other titles include single-player platform adventure game Shantae: Half-Genie Hero and retro-styled shooter Westerado: Double Barreled from Adult Swim Games. The former has might and magic while the latter takes you to a western-inspired era to seek justice for your family.

Xbox Game Pass library offers you an awful lot of games for a reasonable monthly subscription, which rewards you with more and more great new tiles added to their list, even some exclusives on release date.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Wolfenstein 3 Confirmed

Pete Hines of Bethesda has confirmed that Wolfenstein 3 is surely in works while Youngblood will come as a spin-off.

Last year, developer Machine Games and publisher Bethesda Softworks released Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, the latest installment of the widely popular action-adventure first-person shooter series.

Though started from Castle Wolfenstein in 1981, the franchise took a soft reboot to change the course of timeline in 2014 with Wolfenstein: The New Order. Bethesda has recently confirmed for worrying fans of the series worldwide that Wolfenstein III is definitely happening.

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Wolfenstein 3 Confirmed

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Over the course of more than three decades of history, the series spawned many sequels and took at least two reboots. This year at E3 press conference, Wolfenstein: Youngblood is revealed through a brand-new trailer for 2019, where twins Jessica and Sophia Blazkowicz, daughters of series protagonist William "B.J." Blazkowicz takes the wheel.

Since the story is set in a future where BJ is missing, many fans thought that the Blazkowicz daughter would carry the torch from now on.

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However, they can rest assured that Youngblood is just a standalone spinoff title and not a mainline release. Other than that, Vice president of global marketing and communications for Bethesda, Pete Hines have revealed in a recent interview with Metro that they are indeed on board with Wolfenstein III.

With Youngblood, the studio is just taking a break from larger story at this time, nothing else. We are pretty sure that fans of the Nazi-slaying franchise would really appreciate that.

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Many fans have raised their concerns when Wolfenstein II had to deal with somewhat average sales and wondered that the series may have come to an end or on the verge of another reboot. Hines agreed that definitely the title could have done a lot better than it did but they are still bringing BJ Blazkowicz back in action.

In past, other single-player games from the company like Dishonored and Prey were met with lesser than expected sales and is currently on hold though.

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Bethesda Upcoming Games

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On that note, they stated that Arkane Studios is busy with a number of other projects at this moment and Bethesda has a number of upcoming titles like Doom Eternal, Fallout 76 and RAGE 2 in pipeline before they get busy with the long-awaited Starfield.

Despite confirmation from Pete Hines, we need some official announcement just to be sure about their claim. So, we are eagerly waiting now for Walmart Canada or any other leaked sources to help us dig some more about it.