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10:45 PM on 12.03.2013

More Fallout 4 Clues, Microsoft Threshold & Cranky Kong

Hey guys! Here's another newsy-type update, which I hope can become a regular thing. It's not quite the Destructoid show you're used to, but you can see we've made some progress. I swear to god, Destructoid has been cursed by...

Max Scoville

2:15 PM on 12.03.2013

Bethesda is seeking playtesters for unannounced game

There's been a lot of chatter lately about what the developers at Bethesda Softworks have got in the works. With the recent survivor2299 website popping up, and the trademarks for Fallout 4 being registered, many people are c...

Alessandro Fillari

11:30 AM on 12.03.2013

Fallout 4 countdown has a weird coded message on it now

I love crazy codes and weird puzzles like this. Thesurvivor2299.com popped up a couple of weeks ago, and it is commonly thought to be a teaser for the upcoming announcement of Fallout 4. The site has an ever-changing morse co...

Joshua Derocher

11:00 AM on 11.20.2013

Check out this Fallout 3 multiplayer mod for the PC

Some ambitious modders have decided to try to add multiplayer to Fallout 3 on the PC, and so far it looks like they are going to be able to pull it off. The Vault-Tec Multiplayer Mod is a server framework that will connect p...

Joshua Derocher

4:00 PM on 11.17.2013

Trademark surfaces for Fallout 4 in Europe

Hot off the discovery of the website, thesurvivor2299, comes further proof that the fourth installment of Bethesda's Fallout series might be right around the corner. Surfacing on the Office for Harmonization in the Inter...

Wesley Ruscher

7:30 PM on 11.15.2013

The Destructoid Show's Glorious, Bumbling Return

Hey gang! Well, the plan was to do a big proper episode of The Destructoid Show, live, at 3:30 on the dot. However, things didn't go quite according to plan. After an hour of technical difficulties, we managed to go live. It...

Max Scoville

8:00 AM on 11.15.2013

Fallout 4 might be announced next month

Fallout 4 might be on the horizon, at least if you want to believe the discoveries of Reddit. The website, thesurvivor2299.com, has apparently been registered by Bethesda. Morse code beeps in the background, which translates ...

Joshua Derocher

6:00 AM on 08.30.2013

Fallout: New Vegas fan film is bloody, scantily clad

I've yet to go through Fallout: New Vegas after being less than enthused by Fallout 3 -- though people keep telling me New Vegas is better, particularly if you didn't like Fallout 3 all that much. Accordingly. watching this ...

Steven Hansen



Every Bethesda and id game is on sale on Steam right now photo
Every Bethesda and id game is on sale on Steam right now
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

[Update: I somehow missed this earlier, but ALL the games on sale here can be yours for $89.99 in the QuakeCon pack. That's 44 games, folks!]

QuakeCon is happening down in Texas this week! For those of you that can't make it, well, you're in for a treat as pretty much every single Bethesda and iD game available on Steam is all on sale right now. Seriously, go look!

The Quake collection can be yours for $7.49, and that includes eight Quake titles or packs. The Doom collection has four of the classic titles for $3.74, while Doom 3: BFG Edition is just $4.99. The Fallout classic collection has three of the original games for $19.99.

There's so much more that you need to see to believe. Brink, Hexen, Dishonored, Skyrim, Wolfenstein, Rage, and more, more, more.

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7:00 AM on 07.13.2013

Live-action Fallout short is beyond amazing

Remember that awesome Fallout live-action series? Well it's back, better than ever with the latest entry. Fallout: Nuka Break - Red Star is a more serious take, starring a Ranger that must find a girl sold into slavery. This...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:30 PM on 06.21.2013

No Xbox One DRM, Titanfall, Halo, & Oculus Rift VR Sex

Hey everybody! It's The Destructoid Show! ...Again! Microsoft dropped their dumb DRM, but there's a day one patch, and we're losing some features. But hey, free Xbox Live games. Titanfall has no single-player campaign, ...

Max Scoville





4:00 PM on 06.20.2013

Bethesda: Expecting Fallout info so soon is unrealistic

You know people are anxious to hear about your game when rumors that it was secretly shown behind closed doors at E3 make the rounds. That's what happened to Fallout earlier this week -- the rumor, that is. Bethesda VP of PR ...

Jordan Devore

2:30 AM on 05.21.2013

To the depths and back in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel

Jordan and I are pushing further in our play of the tragically existent Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. The mayor of Carbon, Texas is sending us down to the bottom of a crater where he swears the people we're looking for...

Conrad Zimmerman



Watch the worst Fallout game ever made photo
Watch the worst Fallout game ever made
by Conrad Zimmerman

Jordan and I have started a new game in our Couch Campaign, and it's one that I have been excited to play since we first began talking about the project. As a huge fan of the Fallout franchise and a lover of top-down, exploration shoot-em-up games, the pairing of the two could have been glorious. And Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel is, provided you think train wrecks can be glorious.

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11:30 PM on 05.01.2013

Fallout fans: Build your own functional PIP-Boy today!

In the age of the iPhone, the benefits of an armband computer that weighs you down is ludicrous. Nevertheless, Fallout's PIP-Boy 3000 is among the most wanted fictional tech toys among game enthusiasts. Hell, even the milita...

Allistair Pinsof



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Bethesda versus freemium multiplayer sequels
by Jim Sterling

The game industry tells us many things in order to justify its various activities. Multiplayer is added to so many games because solo experiences are dying. Online passes are needed because used games are killing creativity. Creativity is dead because new intellectual property is too difficult to establish. 

Despite these claims, there is much evidence of success to the contrary. Single-player games that sell well, releases that survive without scads of launch day downloadable content, and companies that are doing just fine without having to wage war on the used game market. 

In my opinion, Bethesda has been one company that really goes against the grain. As a publisher of what's called "AAA" games, the company has had success with such games as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout 3, and Dishonored -- each game bucking "AAA" trends in some way or other. 

Why, exactly, is Bethesda able to get away with it?

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