Showing posts with label Fallout. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fallout. Show all posts

Friday, November 1, 2019

Fallout 76 Buyers in Australia to Get Refunds

Australia is allowing some Fallout 76 players to get refunds after they were being "mislead" by Bethesda/ZeniMax.

In past, many players have tried getting refunds for a total train wreck launch of online action role-playing game Fallout 76 but all of their requests was denied by developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks back then except a lucky few.

Apparently, player frustration has reached to a certain critical point where Australian Competition and Commission had to make a move and now, some players in Australia has become eligible to get refunds for their purchase.

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Fallout 76 Buyers in Australia to Get Refunds

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ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda has misled their customers when their rights for a refund were denied on technical terms and they have accepted to ACCC that their actions were in conflict with Australian Consumer Law.

Bethesda has created a product that came in a messy state, had lagging and server problems along with many other issues that should have been fixed or given refunds to consumers in Australia when they experienced those faults.

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Regarding entire Fallout 76 debacle situation, ACCC Commissioner Sarah Court had the following to state.

When a consumer buys a product it comes with automatic consumer guarantees, and retailers must ensure their refunds and returns policies do not misrepresent what the Australian Consumer Law provides.

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Buyers were denied refunds by ZeniMax on the ground that they were not "entitled" to get one but ACCC has ordered them to give money back to players in Australia who made refund requests from November 24, 2018 to June 1, 2019.

Most recently, Bethesda has launched Fallout 1st, a paid subscription service for Fallout 76 and managed to let down their player community once again because of being released in a buggy state and having many key features missing.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Fallout 76 Summer 2019 Content Roadmap

QuakeCon 2019 reveals new Battle Royale map and Vault raid is coming to Fallout 76 as part of summer roadmap.

Although developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks heavily promoted their 2018 online action role-playing game Fallout 76 as one of the biggest game of entire Fallout series, it fell flat upon release because of a number of issues.

Even so, Bethesda never gave up on it and released a new Battle Royale game mode called Nuclear Winter back in June. Recent announcements from QuakeCon 2019 today confirm a new Battle Royale map and Vault raid is coming soon.

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Fallout 76 Summer 2019 Content Roadmap

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August 20 will see Vault 94 raid in newest patch where players will team up in groups of four to take on three missions each week. Of course, people can go out and take part in smaller groups to earn legendary items as rewards.

Then on September, Nuclear Winter will introduce a new map set on Morgantown for 52-player Battle Royale, which will be have an urban environment offering more verticality in empty buildings, contrary to their current rural map.

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Battle Royale will put players within Fallout universe against each other and become an overseer for Vault 51. With a Nuclear Storm on their tail, everyone competes to survive as long as possible before it closes in on them.

In future update, everyone will begin from same level and rank up to get various Perk Cards in each match. Currently, reports of duplicates for overseer rank-up rewards are being looked at and most likely to get fixed very soon.

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QuakeCon 2019 panel has spilled more details on Fallout 76 summer roadmap and discussed Doom Eternal.




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Developers are also working on their upcoming Wastelanders update that will add human NPCs to the game for players to interact with using dialogue trees that are more Fallout 3 than Fallout 4 and is planned for launch in November.

Bethesda also mentioned that private servers for Fallout 76 are coming soon but didn't specify when they are going to do it. They need to work on balance changes to improve server performance and fix crashes to offer a better experience.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Bethesda Settle Lawsuit Against Westworld Mobile Game

Bethesda settles their lawsuit claim with Fallout Shelter developers over Behaviour Interactive Westworld mobile game publisher Warner Bros.

Back in June 2018, Bethesda Softworks filed a lawsuit against Behaviour Interactive over the allegation that they have made base-building mobile game Westworld a shameless rip-off of their free-to-play simulation game Fallout Shelter.

Apparently, both parties and Warner Bros. Entertainment has agreed to resolve the lawsuit claim over the matter after reaching an amicable settlement recently. The plaintiff has filed a notice in federal court on December 12 following the resolution.

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Bethesda Settle Lawsuit Against Westworld Mobile Game

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Behaviour has previously worked with Bethesda to develop Fallout Shelter that was launched for Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 2015. Even though it lacked endgame goals, people found it quite addictive to play.

The game based on the popular HBO series debuted lately with almost similar gameplay features in addition with some of the same bugs from an early version of Bethesda's title, causing them to raise eyebrows in suspicion of Behaviour re-using their code.

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If the animations and art style of the game was not similar enough to recognize, the glitches made it obvious and for using their copyrighted code, they proceeded with a lawsuit against their former partner until they assured of not using any code from Fallout Shelter.

Westworld rights holder and publisher of the mobile game based on the same sci-fi Western franchise WB was also included in the claim suggesting their involvement in encouraging the developer to re-use the code to speed up the release.

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Bethesda has now come to a peaceful settlement with Behaviour Interactive and Warner Bros. Entertainment under undisclosed terms. They also agreed to bear their own cost regarding the dispute and fees for their attorneys.

Currently, sci-fi thriller mobile game Westworld is still available on App Store and Google Play to download and enjoy on both Android and iOS devices. On the other hand, Fallout franchise owners have solved their second lawsuit of 2018 after the Oculus VR headset debacle with Facebook.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Fallout 76 Nuka Cola Dark Rum Outrage

Bethesda managed to make Fallout 76 fans mad once again by doing Nuka Cola Dark Rum bottles wrong.

If you think for moments that developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks will let the year 2018 go without making any more headlines, you are absolutely wrong! However, this time they had to irk the fans with something other than their game Fallout 76.

If struggling with the overall sales of their latest venture of online action role-playing with the Fallout series wasn't enough, they have now annoyed the fans by doing their Nuka Cola Dark rum bottles completely wrong. Tough break!

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Fallout 76 Nuka Cola Dark Rum Outrage

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Nuka-Cola is a soft drink that exists within the fictional world of the game and the company decided to file a patent for it after partnering up with Silver Screen Bottling Company. Currently it is available in limited amount for the price of $80.

The drink inspired by the game eventually came a month late and fans remained very patient on that but then they got really pissed about the bottles it came in that looked like cheap plastic rather than being made of glass.

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After all, they expected something that would be higher in quality for the solid price they paid and even though it may look like a misleading marketing, both parties involved in creating and selling the product has a lot to answer for to the paying customers.

Players go to social media platforms to voice their frustration but then again, Silver Screen Bottling Co. never really specified what the bottles would be made off and people just assumed that for the overprice they paid, they should at least get a glass bottle.

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Fans were never really on board with the idea of the title being strictly online but they waited for it anyway and got a buggy game at the end of the year as a payback for their anticipation. Then these customers were denied refunds because of Bethesda's strict no return policy.

You might think that they would stop there but then they try to outsmart the customers who pre-ordered the $200 worth F76 Power Armor Edition by handing them over cheap nylon bags instead of the West Tek canvas duffel bag they originally promised.

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Things started to worsen when a law firm took interest investigating the matter from within after noticing wave of complain from pissed off customers towards the developer and only then they announced to keep their promise by replacing the nylon bags.

When the news came out about Nuka Cola Dark, people knew for sure that the developers are not going to make actual alcoholic beverages and expected to get the product in some sort of glass bottle to keep it as a collectible item. Otherwise, why they would spend so much on a bottle of rum?

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Some may say that people are overreacting and probably trying to take a dig at the company just because they need an excuse to do so but getting ripped over twice in a year by someone as reputed as them really give you trust issues that you cannot really shake off.

Bethesda could've simply ended the year by being more serious to their commitment to the consumers after all the debacle they already faced but somehow, they haven't learned anything at all and making their loyal fans angry with each move.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Fallout Classic Collection Free for Fallout 76 Players

Bethesda gives away Fallout Classic Collection to everyone who played Fallout 76 on any platforms this year.

Ever since developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks has launched their online action role-playing game Fallout 76, they are in hot waters with fans regarding many concerning issues including a refund debacle and backlash from Power Armor Edition owners.

To add insult to the injury, they announced a huge discount on the $59.99 price of the game, causing the game to drop from all sales charts within a week. Too many wrong moves were made and the company decides to give Fallout Classic Collection to players for free.

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Fallout Classic Collection Free for Fallout 76 Players

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Anyone who has played Fallout 76 at any point of this year has undoubtedly faced some annoying bugs and glitches for sure. On top of that none of them has any refunds or whatsoever for the troubles except for a claimed few.

In case if you have ordered the Power Armor Edition of the game, then you might be one of the many who got a cheap nylon bag instead of a canvas duffel bag or pre-ordered any edition of the game to feel ripped off when it came to sale the next week after launch.

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So, Bethesda wanted to make it up to them and announced the following on Twitter today as a sort of apology to the fans.



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Fallout Classic Collection is a bundle of the original Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics.  All of these titles are currently available to play only on PC but also offered to players across PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to redeem a copy on Microsoft Windows system.

On average, the bundle is sold on Steam for $19.99 only and currently it is included in their ongoing Steam Winter Sale for just $5.99. Considering the Standard Edition of Fallout 76 on sale for only $39.99, Bethesda is probably looking for some extra sales at the end of the year.

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.

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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.

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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.



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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.

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.

Adventures of wasteland are back as developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks brings back one of their most popular action role-playing game series Fallout, with 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. Bethesda 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

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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 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 when "Take Me Home, Country Roads" was played on the teaser trailer, you sure will when you start exploring those green forests or its regional toxic expanses.

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Player-Filled Wasteland

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Building and crafting of shelters into wilderness is much-needed for your own safety and newly introduced C.A.M.P. system offers you construction mobility to set your base anywhere you want to save your skin from scavengers.

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

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On a softer tone, key features are better depicted in newly released official live action trailer that you can check out below.




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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 a post-apocalyptic world and make America great again with your fellow Vault Dweller.

Since Fallout 76 is going completely online, Bethesda has gotten rid of all NPCs and whoever you meet on your way is just another surviving player. It might also make you wonder how a post-nuclear America could look so good!