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Bethesda: 'We have concerns about the Battlecry game'

The publisher is still 'evaluating'
Oct 08
// Vikki Blake
Bethesda has "concerns" about upcoming free-to-play game Battlecry. The good news? Developer BattleCry Studios is busy with "multiple projects." The bad news? Bethesda isn't convinced it hits its quality threshold... yet...
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Fallout 4

Hey, egghead! Come watch the newest Fallout 4 trait video

Or we'll pants you and give you a swirly
Oct 07
// Brett Makedonski
The latest in the seven-video-long Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L. series is for everyone who thinks they're smart. Not street-smart. Like, academia-learned, "I've read a book or a million"-smart. Intelligence is the trait of ...
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Fallout 4

It's too early to pay for the Fallout 4 Season Pass

We don't know what's in it
Oct 01
// Jordan Devore
Bethesda opened pre-orders for the Fallout 4 Season Pass today, but hold up for a minute. We know it's $29.99, and that the game's first DLC is expected to roll out in 2016. We also know that there won't be platform-exclusive...
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Fallout 4

Fallout 4's latest trait video is for the silver-tongued devils

Have it your way
Sep 30
// Brett Makedonski
Continuing along out Sesame Street-themed letter bent, "C" is for "Charisma" in the latest Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L. video. That might mean persuading others to do your bidding, or simply persuading them to not stick a f...

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Fallout Anthology and its mini-nuke get $25 bonus at Dell

Deal goes bye-bye tomorrow
Sep 28
// Dealzon
Fallout Anthology is pretty neato. Sure, you probably have all the games already but these are now physical discs packaged in a mini-nuke! Wow! Amazing! Where do I sign up to the newsletter deal? If you're a big-o Fallout fan...
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Fallout 4 file size

Fallout 4 is just over 28GB on Xbox One

Hard drives...hard drives never change
Sep 28
// Steven Hansen
There ain't so much room on these newfangled "next gen" consoles after two years' worth of games up in 40GB territory. The expansive Fallout 4 won't be too much of a size hog, according to the official Xbox One store, which c...
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Fallout 4

Fallout 4: 'We aren't doing a DLC exclusive with anyone'

Console warriors, lay down your arms
Sep 28
// Vikki Blake
Bethesda has confirmed that Fallout 4 will not have time-exclusive DLC on any platform. Responding to a query on Twitter, VP of marketing Pete Hines stated that there were no plans to have an exclusivity deal with "anyone." ...
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Fallout 4

Todd Howard explains the new perks system in this Fallout 4 trailer

Fallout 4's looking pretty SPECIAL to me
Sep 25
// Joe Parlock
Bethesda released a new trailer for Fallout 4, showing off the game’s perk and leveling systems. Fallout 4 uses the long-standing SPECIAL system in a very different way to previous games. Before, it was like the attr...
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EA Access

EA is asking about an EA Access-style service for PC, with other publishers involved

Bethesda, Ubisoft, and more to join in?
Sep 24
// Joe Parlock
It looks like EA might be looking to expand EA Access (its subscription service on Xbox One that gives access to a whole host of EA games) to PC, and to include other publishers, if a survey sent out by market research compan...
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Fallout 4 SPECIAL

Fallout 4's SPECIAL video series' third episode focuses on endurance

'Sudden loss of limb'
Sep 23
// Darren Nakamura
So far we've seen Strength and Perception, so moving onto the next letter in S.P.E.C.I.A.L. brings us to E for Endurance. As it turns out, navigating the post-apocalyptic wasteland requires a bit of toughness. Who would have ...
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Fallout 4 has a familiar theme song

Hear the full track
Sep 22
// Jordan Devore
We've heard part of Inon Zur's Fallout 4 theme but, up until now, not the full song. Bethesda has shared the track -- and another, "The Last Mariner" -- on its blog. Head over to listen.
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Fallout 4

Meet the real-life Dogmeat

Fallout 4's cute(st?) companion
Sep 21
// Jordan Devore
Ahh, those eyes! It's a harsh world out there, but everything's going to be okay. It's been covered before, but to reiterate: no, your faithful Fallout 4 companion Dogmeat can't perish. If that were to happen, players would ...
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Shirley Curry is a star

Watch a 79-year-old grandmother play Skyrim, and have your heart warmed

She reminds me of my grandma so much!
Sep 19
// Jed Whitaker
Grandma Shirley, aka Shirley Curry, is a 79-year-old grandmother who "just had a beast of a gaming computer built," allowing her to "play like a Boss! LOL" according to her description on her YouTube channel. Shirley's first...
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Leaving Dunwall

Dishonored 2 goes south to sunny Karnaca

Leaving Dunwall
Sep 17
// Steven Hansen
"Karnaca is called the jewel of the south," Arkane’s co-creative director Harvey Smith explained on Bethesda's site. The first Dishonored took place in the dim and blue-tinted Dunwall; moving a moody stealth game to, "...
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Fallout 4

Bethesda got a little help from its friend id for Fallout 4

In terms of the gunplay
Sep 15
// Chris Carter
According to a new video for Fallout 4, Bethesda sought out some help from its fellow ZeniMax-owned id during the development process. Apparently this iteration is stepping up the gunplay, so id Software was able to help out...
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Fallout 4

Three-Dog isn't in Fallout 4 after all

Three-Dog's gone the way of Ol' Yeller
Sep 11
// Joe Parlock
The first time we had any inkling that a Fallout 4 was coming was a few years ago, when Fallout 3 character Three-Dog’s voice actor Erik Todd Dellums hinted in a tweet that there would be more of the character coming. ...
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Fallout 4

This Fallout 4 talent overview should be a cartoon series

Love these vids
Sep 10
// Chris Carter
The "SPECIAL" system has played a part in the Fallout series, consisting of powers from the disciplines of Strength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility and Luck. In a loveable (and gruesome) car...
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Fallout 4

Fallout 4 is getting a Season Pass, because it is a video game in 2015

Of course
Sep 09
// Chris Carter
Love Season Passes? No? Well too bad! Fallout 4 is getting one. It'll cost $30, and will allow users to earn all initial DLC in one go (Bethesda notes it will be "all Fallout DLC ever" but passes have promised that befor...
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Fallout 4

Fallout 4's script is larger than Fallout 3, Skyrim combined

Over 111K lines of dialogue
Sep 05
// Kyle MacGregor
Bethesda has announced that after "many years" voice recording for Fallout 4 is now complete. According to the publisher, the open-world action game sports more than 111K lines of dialogue, which is apparently more than both&...
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Dishonored 2

Harvey Smith points out things we'd missed in the Dishonored 2 reveal trailer

Revenge really DOES solve everything!
Sep 03
// Joe Parlock
Every time I remember Dishonored 2 is coming, emotions my normal grumpy demeanor are simply not used to emerge. Emotions I have never felt before like… like… sheer excitement. Playing as Emily Kaldwin being a b...
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What happens in Vegas

New Vegas almost beat Fallout 4 to player romance

What happens in Vegas is a bad joke
Sep 02
// Steven Hansen
As we learned in "No fucking the robot," Fallout 4 will have romance options for the human percentage of its 12 companion characters. Obsidian almost beat Bethesda to the punch in 2010. Fallout: New Vegas lead designer Josh S...
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Fallout 4

Fallout 4 will contain twice as many assets as Skyrim

Huge game is huge
Aug 27
// Chris Carter
We know a whole lot about Fallout 4 in terms of gameplay details, but very little in the way of the story. That's for the best, but Bethesda is trickling out info every week, including the fact that Fallout 4 will c...
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A ton of classic Bethesda and id games are coming to GOG

Elder Scrolls, DOOM, and Fallout
Aug 26
// Chris Carter
Bethesda is making quite the entrance today into, all of which are of course DRM-free. To celebrate, there will be discounts available on bundle packs for the next week. Here are all of the games you'll find on sale t...
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Bethesda ramps up

Bethesda aims to build toward 'three or four big titles a year'

That doesn't mean Skyrim 2
Aug 20
// Steven Hansen
While Bethesda’s VP of Marketing Pete Hines recently said it would be "a very long time" until the next Elder Scrolls -- Skyrim's follow up -- would be announced, it seems the publisher  also wants to avoid a black...
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Girl you look familiar

Bethesda doesn't mind if you don't like Fallout 4's graphics

Long hair don't care
Aug 20
// Steven Hansen
Boston-bound Fallouts acting like they federal. A lot of people were upset that Fallout 4 looked more like Fallout 3 than, say, The Witcher 3. Bethesda's Pete Hines has a pretty zen attitude about the whole thing, explaining ...
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Fallout 4 Pip-boy

(Update) The Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition was back in stock for like a second

The (Pip) Boy is back in town
Aug 19
// Mike Cosimano
[Update: And it's gone already!] The Fallout 4 Pip-boy Edition is back in stock on Bethesda's proprietary storefront. If you missed out on the first run of pre-orders, this looks to be your last chance. It's also one per customer. Sorry, scalpers!
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Fallout on Tinder

Bethesda wants you to swipe right on Vault Boy on Tinder

And then play Fallout Shelter
Aug 18
// Brett Makedonski
After all this time stuck in adverts for Vault-Tec, Vault Boy needs a little love too. The Fallout mascot has turned to matchmaking app Tinder to look for companionship. It's so awkward when you come across the profile o...
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Dishonored 2

Arkane talks furthering Emily's story in Dishonored 2

Aug 17
// Steven Hansen
Bethesda has just released this stage discussion from its special E3 presentation and in it Arkane head Harvey Smith explains why Emily was such a big deal in the original Dishonored, and why the team wanted her center stage...
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Fallout 4

You can complete Fallout 4 without doing any crafting

You can completely ignore FalloutCraft
Aug 13
// Laura Kate Dale
If you're very excitedly awaiting the release of Fallout 4, but you're not keen on the idea of having to spend time crafting materials into objects to build things with, then today I have some very specific good news for you....
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Skyrim modding

Skyrim Script Extender is now on Steam, so you can easily fix Skyrim

Weird it's not on the Workshop though
Aug 13
// Joe Parlock
If you’ve done any level of Skyrim modding, you’ve probably come across Skyrim Script Extender. It’s an add-on which massively increases what mods can impact, and a lot of more intensive game-changing mods r...

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