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Fallout 4

Pacifism is 'not necessarily a goal' for Fallout 4


It's a wasteland, after all
Jul 28
// Jordan Devore
Officially, Fallout 4 players will only be able to romance human companions. They'll also have to resort to violence to complete the story; no perfect pacifist runs, from the sound of it. "You can avoid [killing] a lot," VP o...
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Fallout

Manufacturer of Fallout 4's Pip-Boy accessory cannot make any more


Did you manage to snag one?
Jul 28
// Vikki Blake
If you knew that "each [retail] store is being given their final allotment" but had been hoping that more Pip-Boys would go into production, the outlook isn't good, I'm afraid - the manufacturer of Fallout 4's Collector'...
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Fallout: The Frontier

Huge upcoming Fallout: New Vegas mod introduces nuclear winter


But all we have is a video for now
Jul 27
// Brett Makedonski
Those who play Fallout: New Vegas are used to an arid and hot landscape, but one upcoming mod based on Bethesda's 2010 game flips those tables. It's trading desert stereotypes for a frigid tundra environment, and it all...

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Fallout 4

Fallout 4 has 12 companions, you can romance all the human ones


No dog sex
Jul 24
// Steven Hansen
Bethesda has revealed more Fallout 4 information at QuakeCon today. There are 12 companions in the game (including Dogmeat, the dog) and Bethesda says they can all be romanced regardless of gender. "The human ones," Bethesda'...
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Fallout Shelter

Fallout Shelter (Death)claws its way to Android in mid-August


Can you survive until then?
Jul 24
// Brett Makedonski
It doesn't quite carry the weight of the "available now on iOS" announcement from E3, but Fallout Shelter will come to Android devices in just under three weeks' time. Bethesda's revealed that it's set for an August 13 l...
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Fallout collection

Bethesda's Fallout Anthology comes in a mini-nuke


It's $49.99
Jul 23
// Jordan Devore
While you probably already own most of the Fallout games on PC given how routinely they're discounted, here's a cool thing out of QuakeCon 2015. Bethesda is packaging Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics, Fallout 3 Game of the...
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Fallout Shelter

Fallout Shelter has made over $5 million in revenue already


Mobile!
Jul 16
// Chris Carter
Here's the part where I tell you that a Fallout game made millions of dollars -- except this time, it's a mobile title. According to SuperData, a media tracking organization, Fallout Shelter has taken in more than $...
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Fallout

Fallout Shelter gets a patch that fixes baby-making issues


Gotta repopulate the Earth I guess
Jul 10
// Chris Carter
I still go back to Fallout Shelter every so often in a casual capacity (it's mobile, am I right, yuck yuck), and one of the things I've noticed is that it takes a long time to make a baby, which can severely impact the p...
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Fallout 4

Bethesda will show new Fallout 4 gameplay to QuakeCon 2015 attendees


A private showing for the fans only
Jul 09
// Alessandro Fillari
Since that massive wave of info about Fallout 4 back at E3, I've counting the days till its November release. I'm a big fan of the series, and seeing its debut on the current gen was incredibly satisfying. Unfortunately, Beth...
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Fallout dolls

New set of 12 Fallout amiibo announced


Much less rare toys
Jul 07
// Steven Hansen
After its E3 conference, Bethesda pulled an Oprah to announce those who waited two hours in line in the sun to get in would get three limited edition Bethesda vinyl dolls made by Funko. They went up on eBay for $400 immediate...
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Game Critics Awards

Fallout 4 wins E3 2015 'Best of Show'


Game Critics Awards
Jul 07
// Steven Hansen
Fallout 4 nabbed the Game Critics Award for "Best of Show" during E3 2015. Each year select outlets vote to award the best games that are in, "hands-on playable form" at the show. See a collage here of voting outlets. We're o...
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Fallout Shelter

Fallout Shelter expected to vault to Android devices next month


Sooner than later, please
Jul 03
// Brett Makedonski
Paranoid Android owners don't have to worry too much longer about when Fallout Shelter will come to their devices. If all goes according to plan, the keep-people-unradiated-and-happy-and-unkilled-by-Radroaches simulator ...
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Fallout 4

See if your phone will fit the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition


Here's some measurements
Jul 03
// Chris Carter
The Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition may be sold out, but you can see if it will actually fit your current smartphone, compliments of a new blog update from Bethesda. According to the publisher, the foam inserts will fit the&nb...
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Purrrrr-fect

This Fallout cosplay proves cats are better than dogs


That tiny Pip-Boy is so cute
Jul 02
// Jed Whitaker
The argument about whether cats are better than dogs has finally come to a close. Cats win. I mean, just take a look at these cats cosplaying as a character from Fallout -- how could you ever consider dogs better after seeing...
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Fallout 3

Bethesda doesn't know when Xbox will make Fallout 3 backwards compatible


Pre-order bonus is the base game
Jul 02
// Brett Makedonski
Yesterday, Fallout 4 went up for pre-order on Xbox.com. Generally, this just means people can plop down money for a game that will release later. But, this circumstance is somewhat unique because Bethesda's offering...
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Fallout 4

A Fallout 4 character is now in Fallout Shelter


Preston Garvey
Jul 01
// Chris Carter
In an interesting turn of events, Bethesda seemingly thought it would use Fallout Shelter to promote the upcoming Fallout 4, but the former has already done very well for itself. Either way though you're getting a hefty amoun...
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Fallout Shelter

Fallout Shelter was released during E3 hype so you wouldn't be pissed off


Bethesda exec talks F2P mobile outrage
Jun 30
// Chris Carter
I was particularly disappointed with the lack of surprise video game releases during E3 week this year. Normally for at least a few presentations there's multiple "look under your chairs!" announcements where games become ava...
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Newstoid #4

Steamy drama, marriage equality in Fire Emblem, Final Fantasy VII changes - Newstoid #4


It's about to get gay in here
Jun 26
// Jed Whitaker
Last night the boyfriend and I got together -- giggitty -- and shot this latest episode of Newstoid since Jess Brohard is out hunting fugitives with Dog the bounty hunter or whatever. Who knew we would talk about marriage eq...
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Pip-Boy

Bethesda's not making any more Fallout 4 Pip-Boys


Hope you snagged one
Jun 26
// Brett Makedonski
Like Fallout's Wasteland, resources are limited and not everyone's going to get the most sought-after of Fallout 4 memorabilia: a replica Pip-Boy. Yes, people quickly scooped up the limited number of Pip-Boy editions of ...
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Fallout Shelter

Fallout Shelter continues its mobile success, hits #1 in 48 countries


Android still in development
Jun 25
// Chris Carter
We knew that Fallout Shelter was doing well, but now we have a better idea just how well thanks to Bethesda, who has just sent over word to Destructoid regarding its success. They've announced that the free app is n...
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Pip-Boy

More Fallout 4 Pip-Boy editions are on sale at Amazon!


These should go quick
Jun 24
// Brett Makedonski
Last week at E3, Bethesda revealed an edition of Fallout 4 that comes with a replica, functional Pip-Boy. It ended up being the most in-demand item at the show. Pre-orders went up and sold out shortly thereafter. Well, t...
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Fallout 4

Fallout 4 'dialing back' graphics, runs at 1080p/30fps


Focus on extensive gameplay systems
Jun 22
// Steven Hansen
[Update: Bethesda's confirmed via Twitter that none of this applies to PC (as was implied). According to the publisher, "Resolution and FPS are not limited in any way on the PC."] Fallout 4 ain't looking like Witche...
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Mobile gaming is King

Fallout Shelter is making more money than Candy Crush Saga


Mobile gaming is King
Jun 17
// Steven Hansen
Holy heck, people love Fallout. Bethesda released Fallout Shelter for iOS right after announcing it on Sunday -- Chris says it's pretty good -- and it's already knocked Candy Crush Saga off its consistent third place perch on...
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Immortan dog

Dogmeat can't die in Fallout 4


Immortan dog
Jun 16
// Steven Hansen
Every time a non-cartoon animal appears in a videogames these days, there's always some worry that some sad death awaits it (also, wives). It's an easy emotional punch and always causes worry when there's a new trailer for so...
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Fallout 4

Fallout 4 will have mod support on PS4 too


Not console exclusive to Xbox One
Jun 15
// Laura Kate Dale
Earlier today, during the Microsoft E3 conference, Todd Howard announced that PC Mods for Fallout 4 would be able to be applied to the Xbox One version of the game. What he conveniently left out while on stage with Microsoft ...

Review: Fallout Shelter

Jun 15 // Chris Carter
Fallout Shelter (Android, iOS [reviewed])Developer: Bethesda Game StudiosPublisher: Bethesda SoftworksMSRP: Free-to-playRelease Date: June 14, 2015 (iOS) / TBA (Android) The gist is that you'll basically need to build your first vault from scratch, with a power source, a water treatment plant, and a cafeteria to serve food as a baseline. As you play the game, more citizens will line up outside of your vault, ready to suit up and get placed into a new room. As time passes, said NPCs will work and earn you resources, which can be gained by tapping on the location -- simple stuff that I'm sure you've seen before. Other than a few nuances like the ability to place male and female NPCs in a living space and potentially create children or ship off inhabitants to scour the wasteland off-screen, that's it. It's a lot like SimTower, or its mobile successor, Tiny Tower. Tapping is the name of the game. Unlike many games though, Fallout Shelter actually forces you to keep up with your resources. If you don't power your vault enough, rooms will shut down. If you don't keep your NPCs fed, they will lose health and productivity. A low water resource will cause your citizens to become irradiated, and so on. Your personal hamster-wheel involves completing objectives and upgrading rooms to earn caps, which in turn allow you to build more rooms to take in more inhabitants, which unlocks more advanced buildings. It's all pretty straightforward, but sometimes objectives are a bit broken, as you'll need to re-do things you may have already completed (specifically in the case of equipping an NPC with a certain item in my game). The entire process is enhanced by the fact that visually, Fallout Shelter is far more impressive than most resource-management games on the market. I love how when you double-tap on a particular room it does this 3D-like zoom, which looks great when juxtaposed to the cartoony art style of the vault inhabitants.  It's very easy to click on everything, and although the scrolling sensitivity could use some tweaking, the game as a whole is responsive. During its E3 conference last night, Bethesda noted that it didn't have any underhanded sales tactics with Fallout Shelter, as it was playable offline "without energy meters." Now, that's technically true (it works in airplane mode), but you will have to wait to earn more caps from rooms to actually do anything substantial with your vault other than look at it. What's actually cool about Shelter is that you can "hurry up" activities by taking a chance rather than spending premium currency (like every other game on the market) -- the catch is that room might explode or cause an "incident," which may kill off citizens or spread to other rooms. These can involve things like fires, or even radroach infestations. In the latter case, I had just equipped my mess hall officer with a handgun, which she used to fight off said roaches. It's a nice risk-reward feature that you don't see often. For a game like this the pacing is decent, as most early-game resources take one to three minutes to earn. It's slow though for sure in terms of earning caps and building new rooms in the long-term, as Fallout Shelter is an experience that's meant to be played over time -- so much so that many of you may give up on it after all the waiting involved. There are optional microtransactions however in the form of "lunchboxes," which range from $0.99 per box to $19.99 for 40 of them. You'll earn "Shelter Cards" for your trouble, one of which is guaranteed to grant you a rare item "or better." For the purposes of science (and this review) I purchased one, which granted me a stimpack, a 10mm pistol, 100 caps, and a sturdy piece of battle armor. All of these items aren't particularly game-breaking, and you can earn a few lunchboxes yourself by completing objectives. Faster world progress hinges on earning lots of 500 cap boxes on a whim, so I see the obvious slot machine draw here that Bethesda is going for. Fallout Shelter is a pretty inoffensive mobile resource management game. While it could have exploited fans at every turn like EA tried to do with Dungeon Keeper, it's actually a nice little way to spend an afternoon while you wait for Fallout 4 to come out in November. Just don't expect anything particularly exciting, as it is slightly skewed towards enticing you to spend money on it -- lest you wait to enjoy it in short spurts. [This review is based on a retail build of the free-to-play game. $0.99 of in-app-purchases were made by the reviewer.]
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Free-to-tunnel-snake
Last night at Bethesda's press conference, we got our first surprise of E3 2015: a brand new mobile game set in the Fallout universe called Fallout Shelter. It looked innocent enough, hearkening back to classics like XCOM as ...

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Bethesda

All the Bethesda games are up for pre-order now


Amazon's on it
Jun 15
// Brett Makedonski
Bethesda kicked off E3 2015 with a nice little press conference last night. The stars of the show were Fallout 4, Doom, and Dishonored 2. Each title got a fair chunk of time dedicated to it, so we know what they look like (ev...
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Fallout 4 mods on Xbox

Fallout 4 on Xbox One will support PC-made mods


The true Fallout experience
Jun 15
// Darren Nakamura
Ever since Morrowind on the original Xbox, Bethesda's Todd Howard has wanted console gamers to have a comparable experience with PC gamers. One thing has stood in the way of that for The Elder Scrolls and Fallout: mods. Begin...
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Fallout 4 screenshots

Fallout 4 screenshots fresh from the Bethesda showcase


Looking good, Boston
Jun 15
// Darren Nakamura
Bethesda spent a lot of time on Fallout at its E3 showcase. Though the video presentation is probably the way to go for those hungry for Fallout 4 information, fans short on time might prefer a quick browsing of screens. Thou...
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Bethesda dolls

Bethesda conference attendees receive Fallout amiibo


Bethesda dolls
Jun 14
// Steven Hansen
Look under your seat... EVERYONE WHO WAITED IN A HOT ASS, HOUR PLUS LINE IN HOLLYWOOD GOT FREE DOOM, DISHONORED, AND FALLOUT DOLLS! You can find them on eBay soon.

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