Showing posts with label Fallout 76. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fallout 76. Show all posts

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Castle Crashers, Fallout 76: Wastelanders and Terraria on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days offers Castle Crashers Remastered, Fallout 76: Wastelanders and Terraria for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this week.

This week, Xbox Free Play Days event returns with a lineup of three new free games on Xbox One console for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate services to have a fun-filled weekend at the comfort of your home.

Sign in to your member account on May 14, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT and head over to Microsoft Store to find new titles in Gold member area to enjoy them throughout entire weekend until May 17, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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Castle Crashers, Fallout 76: Wastelanders and Terraria on Xbox Free Play Days

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An indie beat 'em up adventure that is built in veins of old-school arcade titles; Castle Crashers Remastered is a casual-friendly game that plays out in 60 FPS, presenting many ways to enjoy it including PvE or PvP via local and online co-op.

Return to Appalachia to celebrate recent launch of Fallout 76: Wastelanders and ally yourself up with Raiders or Settlers factions. As you try to assume control over West Virginia, interact with locals and embark on quests from Overseer.

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Taking out basic activities of Minecraft to render it all in 2D pixel art sprites is basically what action-adventure sandbox game Terraria is, where you build, explore and fight creepy creature for survival in a randomly generated 16-bit world.

Though your trial period of Free Play Days is for limited time only, you can keep playing them by simply purchasing them on a discounted price using your Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate membership to carry all progress to main game.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Fallout 76 May Add Pets

In a latest AMA session on Reddit, Bethesda developer team has hinted for adding pets to Fallout 76.

Shortly after release of online action role-playing game Fallout 76 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2018, developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks received a barrage of negative reception for bugs and missing elements.

Following launch of Wastelanders free update, Bethesda added new quests and NPCs for F76. In a recent AMA session on Reddit, lead designer Ferret Baudoin and project lead Jeff Gardiner has expressed interest of adding pet as well.

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Fallout 76 May Add Pets

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Aside from fixing bugs and adding story bits, Wastelanders content update has introduced non-playable characters to interact with players. From here on, most reasonable step for Bethesda would be adding some pet companions next.

Previously, both Fallout 3 and its successor title Fallout 4 had a canine cohort Dogmeat, who acted as an aid. Hopefully, human settlers will get to meet more exotic animals in near future other than just dogs in open-world of Appalachia.

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Baudoin and Gardiner have made the following statement when asked if there will be pets in Fallout 76.

Now that we have our companions system in the game, we are looking to add pets as well.

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Now that there is a companion system in place, pets would likely to be a fantastic addition to Fallout 76. Players who like to go solo can surely use a company at West Virginia base, be it a strange creature like Mirelurk or Mothman.

Wastelanders free update for Fallout 76 has managed to garner praise and is probably ushering a redemption era. Bethesda Softworks is finally trying to make up to past shortcomings and may end up including a story DLC at some point.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Fallout 76 and Wastelanders Update Comes to Steam

Wastelanders free update for Fallout 76 is coming on April 7, making debut on Steam same day as well.

In an attempt to save their 2018 online action role-playing game Fallout 76 from heaps of controversy, developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks is planning to introduce major changes in upcoming Wastelanders expansion update.

This latest free content patch will release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms on April 7, 2020. On that same day, Bethesda is also launching Windows PC version of the game on Valve's popular digital distribution outlet Steam.

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Fallout 76 and Wastelanders Update Comes to Steam

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Get ready to go back to West Virginia and watch a new trailer below to know more details on Wastelanders.




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Wastelanders update will include a bunch of new main story quest, revamped version of in-game quest and human NPCs. There are purchasable content bundles featuring cosmetic skins and C.A.M.P. items themed on two factions.

Raider content bundle comes with a faction flag, mine car planter, Raider C.A.M.P. and stash box for building and decorating your C.A.M.P. Conquest loot bag, marauder Power Armor skin, Pathfinder outfit and Pillager backpack are cosmetic only.

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Wastelanders Raider Content Bundle

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Settler content bundle to have themed faction flag, garden truckbed trailer, Settler C.A.M.P. and stash box as tools to build. Mechanic outfit, relief backpack, traveler Loot Bag and vigilante Power Armor skin are added for allegiance swag.

Anyone with a Standard or Deluxe Edition copy of Fallout 76 can access Wastelanders update for free. Aside from individually purchasing these content bundles, players can also acquire them by owning Wastelanders Deluxe Edition.

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Wastelanders Settler Content Bundle

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After trying to push their own official launcher for PC titles to players for years, Bethesda has finally decided to bring their titles to popular PC gaming platform Steam and Fallout 76 was originally scheduled to arrive within last year.

However, people who are willing to switch from Bethesda.net to Steam should know that Atoms and Fallout 1st membership balance will not be transferred between versions as they are specific to their platforms, except Atomic Shop items.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Fallout 76 Wastelanders Update to Bring Back Faction Reputations

Wastelanders update for Fallout 76 will reintroduce human NPCs and reputation system that rewards for faction loyalties.

Aside from many missing features, player complaints for online action role-playing game Fallout 76 were largely focused on linear quests types and developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks plans to address that issue in Wastelanders update.

Though there has not been a confirmed release window for when upcoming Wastelanders expansion would be releasing, Bethesda has recently revealed a bunch of important details about how its faction reputation system will work.

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Fallout 76 Wastelanders Update to Bring Back Faction Reputations

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F76 had its fair share of enemies such as mutant creatures and robots in past but no human companions were around. Survivors who fled West Virginia during a Scorched outbreak earlier are now making their return to Appalachia.

One of the most prominent aspects of Fallout franchise like human NPCs are coming back in two major factions; Raiders and Settlers. You start from being a total stranger to them and will eventually become a close confidante over time.

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Working through a reputation system, you can make some new friends and earn some rewards. Since both groups don't really know you at all, they can't just trust anyone right away and you have to earn your keep among them as a newcomer.

Try changing their views on you by completing quests, offering information and take down enemies to become a good neighbor. If you came to be as reliable by your actions, your reputation will surely grow with these parties.

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Faction Reputations Will Return

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Players can rank their way up to seven levels from Hostile or Cautious, to Neutral, Friendly, Ally and furthermore. You will receive in-game notification showing your reputation progress with factions each time when you will earn some.

Similarly, one can be on bad side of these factions if they chose to be overtly hostile towards everyone. It would be really interesting to see if groups can be at odds with someone so much that there is no going back building that relationship.

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Reputation amounts will vary on size of different activities and usually a story quest will grant you a huge deal in ranks. Completing daily quests and making certain conversation choices earns you smaller sum of boost in reps.

Bethesda never cleared whether players can be at good stand with both groups since they both are two opposed team. Improvement of reps rank with Raiders and Settlers makes more items available for you to purchase from vendors.

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Reputation Rank Status

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Check out your current reputation status with each faction at any times in social menu via a pop-up. You can find it located nearby your account name at top-right side and see what rank progress you are heading towards up next.

Bethesda will release a new Fallout 76 official trailer highlighting major features of Wastelanders expansion on February 4. Human NPCs and reputation system may be coming in too late but they can still be a game-changer if done right.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event offers Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members to play DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI.

This weekend on Free Play Days event, members of Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are getting a chance to enjoy all three of DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI on their Xbox One consoles to play for free until Sunday.

Starting from December 12, 8:00 AM PST/11:00 AM EDT, download and play any or all three of these titles throughout the whole weekly event using your membership and have fun until December 15, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

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Though multiplayer survival game DayZ from developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive has zombies as primary threat, survivors can die from disease, lack of food, wildlife creatures or even fellow scavengers looking to get your loot.

Whether you decide to venture its open-world sandbox alone or in group, you are never safe and thanks to permadeath, all is lost once you die. No matter how many times you start over from scratch, your goal is to survive as long as you can.

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DayZ on Xbox Free Play Days

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Although online action role-playing game Fallout 76 failed to see a successful launch and was missing many promised aspects, developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks kept trying to bring it to a much playable state despite controversy.

F76 is still messy for many reasons and maybe constantly losing players but trying it on Free Play Days costs you no extra bucks. Plus, players on Xbox receive Double XP and free Santatron bot during this weekend with access to full game.

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Soulcalibur VI returned last year as a latest installment of weapons-based 3D fighting game series with iconic fighters and special guest characters like Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher franchise, looking for legendary Soul Swords.

Take epic challenge to face your opponents in battle using more than your brawling skills to prove your worth as a great warrior. There are a lot of new game mechanics to suit your style of fighting in a variety of game modes.

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Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

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Xbox Free Play Days event will let you carry over all your progress and keep playing upon purchase when this weekend comes to an end. Get DayZ Standard Edition at 40% reduction price and jump in for a hardcore survival experience.

Both Standard and Tricentennial Edition of Fallout 76 is currently available at Microsoft Store for 50% off rate. You can get a 65% discount Soulcalibur VI Standard and Deluxe Edition along with another 50% off on its Season Pass.

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.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Doom Eternal, RAGE 2 and Wolfenstein Comes to Steam

Upcoming titles from Bethesda like Doom Eternal, RAGE 2 and Wolfenstein will be heading towards Steam.

In a heated war between Epic Games Store and Steam, developer/publisher Bethesda is apparently taking a stand against the former and is siding with the latter as they are about to bring some of their most anticipated titles to Valve's platform.

With a recent emergence of Epic Games' brand-new digital outlet, many game developers of the video game industry has sided with them by signing timed exclusives, leaving Steam behind with not much support and then, along came Bethesda.

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Doom Eternal, RAGE 2 and Wolfenstein Comes to Steam

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In one of their recent Tweet, Bethesda has confirmed to release PC version of some of their upcoming games to Steam.



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Ever since Epic Games have launched their very own distribution platforms last year, Valve Corporation is suddenly getting some tough competition and even lost some major AAA-titles to their rivals like Metro Exodus and The Division 2.

In case of the above-mentioned games, developer studios have pulled of their titles that were already announced and available for pre-order on Steam for some time and moved them over to Epic Games Store for a lucrative exclusive deal.

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Many yet to be released titles like Control, Phoenix Point and The Outer Worlds will also are heading to their store as well. Bethesda decided to pick a side in this waging war of exclusivities and will release some of their renowned franchises to Steam.

Players will get their hands on games like Doom Eternal, RAGE 2, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot and Wolfenstein: Youngblood on their scheduled launch date now via Valve's distribution outlet, with possibility of more to join the march in future as well.

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Also joining to the bunch later in 2019 is Fallout 76, arguably one of the worst games of 2018 for a series of mishaps including a buggy release and controversies for delivering cheap nylon bags over West Tek canvas duffel bag with its Power Armor Edition.

Many players on PC also decided to opt out from buying the game because of having to play it on official Bethesda launcher that everyone hates. However, a Steam release might finally have some interested customer eventually purchase it after all.

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Though Steam is no way a perfect digital outlet at all, PC gamers do have a soft spot for the platform because of their pro-consumer behaviors like having a friendly refund policy and a dedicated forum for customers to help them out in need.

Bethesda letting Valve host their games takes a new turn in ongoing storefront wars between them and Epic. Hopefully, other publishers would consider being more friendly to their customer base on PC in future and will not be greedy for exclusive deals.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Xbox One Bundle Deals to Save $50

Bundle up with deals on Battlefield V, Fallout 76 and Fortnite for a solid $50 price off on Xbox One Bundles and more.

Like each New Year, players are looking forward to a great start in 2019 with their favorite games and so, Microsoft Studios had an amazing idea of coming up with a sale for their selected Xbox One bundle that will save you $50 instantly.

Available at participating retailers, these console packages comes with free game download and some exclusive perks. Some of the sellers like Amazon and Best Buy would love to take the discount even further with gift cards and vouchers only if you are aware.

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Xbox One Bundle Deals to Save $50

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Fortnite Xbox One S Bundle
Jump into the madness of Battle Royale with Fortnite Xbox One S Bundle and be the last one standing in a 100-player PVP mode. Fortify your defense against your opponents and take them out one by one to get that sweet "Victory Royale"!

Aside from the Fortnite full-game download, you will get 2,000 V-bucks and Eon cosmetic set including Epic Aurora glider, Rare Resonator pickaxe and skins that come along this bundle. Get into the arena blowing up your rivals and celebrate your kills with flossin'.

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Battlefield V Xbox One S Bundle
Enter a world of chaos in the stage of greatest conflict mankind has ever witnessed and be a part of World War II to scour the frontline with Battlefield V Xbox One S Bundle. Experience historic battles of WWII and be a part of it by joining in.

The bundle offers you Battlefield V Deluxe Edition that includes Paratrooper Outfits set, Special Assignments to challenge your skill and weekly Airlifts. Also packed within the pack is Battlefield 1 Revolution Edition and Battlefield 1943 full-game downloads.

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Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle
Strap on your Power Armor and step into a post-apocalyptic world that got demolished in a nuclear war as you pick the Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle. The latest release from the award-winning RPG series is fully online and has a map four times bigger than Fallout 4.

Fallout 76 lets you explore, salvage and rebuild your way into a wasteland filled with dangers and opportunities. Vault Dwellers can even band up to collect atomic launch codes to fire nukes and unleash the Scorchbeast Queen for an ultimate endgame.

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All of the games mentioned above have some great multiplayer features to enjoy on Xbox One consoles that require you to have an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online and luckily, Microsoft is including a 14-Day Free Trial with all these bundles.

Added to the topping is a 1-Month Free Trial to access a growing catalog of over 100 great games on Xbox Game Pass, where you can enjoy games like Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2 on launch date.

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.

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

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.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Top 10 Worst Video Games of 2018

While reminiscing about the memory of gaming triumphs of this year, we are also looking back at the top 10 worst video games of 2018.

We saw 2018 started with bunch of good games and were hopeful to see some more to join the parade, which they did. However, there will always be some let downs down the line that will either ruin the day for you or leave a bad taste in your mouth for long.

This year was no different on that term and we got our fair share of terrible titles that can drive players into frenzy after the developers to get their money back. Looking at their over reception from fans and critics, we came up with a list of top 10 worst video games of 2018.

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Top 10 Worst Video Games of 2018

Here are the top 10 disaster ride no one asked for in 2018 or turn out to be huge bummer in spite of high expectation.

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1. The Quiet Man

1. The Quiet Man (PC, PlayStation 4)
Although the game comes from renowned developer/publisher Square Enix, it fails to impress players and it is so hurtful because the game was announced back at E3 2018 but turned out to be a disastrous outcome for its poor quality.

A best, the title is an interactive movie which is completely out of place and time, which easily confuses anyone by dragging into a genre that is hard-to-define. The gameplay could have been better but kills the mode with its repetitive nature.

2. Super Seducer (PC)
When you try to come up with a simulator to help men get laid but ended up creating one that awfully objectifies women by trying to implement the art of seducing them. If the low-level production quality is not enough, the bad acting will surely kill the mode for you.

It might accidentally end up helping out some guys in need somehow but at the same time it will infest creepiness and misogyny in their minds. With that much cringe in it, Super Seducer easily made it to the top of this list.

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3. New Gundam Breaker

3. New Gundam Breaker (PC, PlayStation 4)
Seeing Bandai Namco backing this game up, you may think that they are up for another fun-filled mech action bonanza but you would also be very surprised to find out how often you can come out completely wrong and unfortunately, that is what happened with this game.

The game has successfully let down critics and fans alike by not living up to standards of any past game of the series and fails to even generate sparks of interest among players. Die-hard fans of the franchise would probably die down due to lack of a story as well.

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4. Metal Gear Survive

4. Metal Gear Survive (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Whether or not developer/publisher Konami thought that they can make a Metal Gear game work without having creator Hideo Kojima on board. However, they gave it a shot to learn things the hard way and they know now that they simply can't.

Ditching the good old espionage action, players are now tasked to work on survival by searching for food, water and killing zombies, which is why aspects of Metal Gear Solid V don't even work here. This looks like a badly made modification using their Fox Engine.

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5. Fallout 76

5. Fallout 76 (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
You won't have to look any further to find another E3 disappointment because Bethesda Softworks has it covered with their recent online action role-playing release. The failure started with their B.E.T.A (Break-it Early Test Application) program and continued to follow.

First and foremost, the game is entirely online and there is no single player campaign. When it finally launched full of bugs and glitches, people just lost their minds. They are denied refunds, some special edition owners were even handed with poor quality goods and those are just the tip of the iceberg.

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6. Agony

6. Agony (Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
The idea of making a first-person survival horror game where player is actually trapped in hell was innovative but it eventually left everyone in literal agony for spending their precious money and time on it for no good reason at all.

If the non-engaging playing style and similarly worse plotline it offered was not enough to count it as a stinker, the bugs and crashes did the rest. The AI is dumber than you can think of and the use or gory tortures are overused.

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7. Fear Effect Sedna

7. Fear Effect Sedna (Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
You think that the third game of the Fear Effect series would be nearly as good as the first two but then again, you can be wrong. In fact, Sedna actually throws everything out of the window to become a train wreck including gameplay and perspective.

If those didn't do much to harm the title, it suffered from lack of straight storytelling and horrible dialogues. The characters are not the ones people loved playing and that was backed up by boring gameplay to make it another Kickstarter disaster.

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8. Past Cure

8. Past Cure (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
We are quite convinced that developer/publisher Phantom 8 Studio had an intention of creating a genre defining title but somewhere along the line the development efforts end up being less enthusiastic about it and you can tell that by looking at it.

Past Cure started telling a story of two brothers digging into a dark conspiracy where there are scopes for action and stealth to keep you going but they ended up digging their own grave instead for not living up to the starting points.

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9. The Inpatient

9. The Inpatient (PlayStation 4)
Even though this psychological horror title comes as a prequel to Until Dawn, developer studio Supermassive Games miserably failed to deliver another breakout hit. They followed the same mechanics of narrative choices but failed to provide an appealing story.

It may seem a bit unfair to expect too much from them but the least they could do was to come up with a decent game if not a better one. The anticipated hype for the game was soon turned into an intensely underwhelming experience because of its consequence-free gameplay.

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10. Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn

10. Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn (Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Back in the 1994, Shaq-Fu made a name for it using the star power of Shaquille O'Neal but an attempt to cash on that nostalgia today didn't work pretty well and they had to go through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign just to make the project happen.

In terms of reboot, the title switched the genre of fighting game into a beat 'em up. Even after that, Big Deez Productions couldn't just make it into a solid side-scrolling brawler and has no replay value at all despite its hilarious take on its own past to cheer people up. The backers got ripped.

At this point, we are almost certain that you have not heard of many of the above-mentioned titles up until now and we don't blame you. People missed them out because they were never good in the first place and so, nobody cared for them at all.

Amidst all these wrecks, Fallout 76 stands out as one AAA black sheep that could only been just a plain bad game but Bethesda had to escalate things by creating controversies with their refund policy and attitude towards pre-ordering customers made it all blew up on their face.

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!