Slick Fallout 4 Sports Car Added to Forza 6

When you play Fallout games and you walk past the countless charred husks of the pre-apocalypse cars, you can’t help but wish you could drive them. While it may not include being able to drift between the rubble of the wasteland, now you can, as the Chryslus Rocket ’69 is being added to Forza 6 as a playable vehicle.

The Rocket ’69 is one of the most strikingly beautiful vehicles from the Fallout series and a great example of the retro-futuristic style of the series world before it was bathed in nuclear fire. The addition of the fictional car has been a long time in the works too, with a collaboration between the Fallout and Forza series being announced all the way back in November, around the time Fallout 4 was released. The first result of the crossover was far less exciting, a rusted 1956 Ford F100 bearing a Vault Boy paint job, with the true prize of the collab, the Rocket, being stated as simply coming “soon”.

This car won’t be available for sale in-game, unfortunately, with only those who have logged time playing both Forza 6 and Fallout 4 while connected to Xbox Live being eligible to receive this fine vehicle. There may be a little longer to wait for those lucky players too, with Microsoft stating that “due to the millions of codes being sent, it can take up to seven days for codes to arrive.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YFUxFV0EP4

Let The Hype Commence – Bethesda Hiring for ‘Bleeding-edge of RPG Development’

It’s no secret that Bethesda is working on a new game, they’re a development studio, it’s what they do! However, with Fallout 4 now out of the way, and smaller teams working on patches and DLC releases for the game, the main teams will be moving onto the next big project, although for now, we have no idea what they’re going to be doing.

Bethesda has teased already that they’ve got several new games on the way that are “different to anything” they’ve done before. This would suggest that these new games aren’t part of the Fallout or Elder Scrolls series. However, we already knew these were in the works, so their new job postings spark interest for their next long-term investment.

Four new positions are now available, for an engine, gameplay and two graphics programmers. All touting that they’re required for “bleeding-edge RPG” development. If the current projects are different from what they’ve done before, it stands to reason that this one, an RPG, is a return to Elder Scrolls or Fallout. However, this is extreme early stage hiring, so we should likely expect it to be around about a year before we get hints of what it is, two years before we start to see anything from it and likely four years before it hits the market.

My gut instinct says Elder Scrolls 6, but as a fan of the series, I prefer to lie to myself and imagine that it’s been in development for a few years already and is coming much sooner than this project will; I can only hope!

Picking through some finer details, Fallout 4 lead producer, Jeff Gardiner, is listed as working on an “unannounced” project, as is Dave Schreiber, sound designer for Skyrim who’s listing says “unannounced future project.” Add to that Diego de Almeida, a freelance illustrator, has been on an “unannounced project” since the end of the Fallout 4 main development cycle last November.

Let’s cross our fingers, because as more names start to get put into this new project, leaks are bound to happen.

Fallout 4’s Patch 1.4 Is Now Available

I’m sure that plenty of you have finished Fallout 4 already, but just in case you’re among those who never got the chance to pick it up, you’ll be glad to know that its developers are still working on improving it by releasing patches. The latest patch for Fallout 4 is 1.4, and it aims to bring a series of performance-related improvements as well as new metal and wood door variants and extensive add-on support. The patch will download and apply itself automatically via Steam, so there’s no need to worry about installing it manually. Aside from the aforementioned improvements, this update also addresses a series of glitches such as disappearing NPCs or Pip-Boy menus turning invisible while swimming.

This is definitely not the most buggy game ever released, but it’s still nice to see that its creators are working hard to make it as polished as possible. Below you will find a complete changelog for Fallout 4’s patch 1.4. What has been your experience with the game so far?

Fallout 4 – Patch 1.4 Changelog:

New Features

  • General performance improvements.
  • Support for add-ons.
  • Additional art customization added to Workshop:
  • Super Mutant clutter including meat totems, meat bags and meat cart.
  • Raider clutter including raider poles, cages and tents.
  • Abstract and portrait paintings.
  • Variety of new signs.
  • More metal and wood doors variants.

Fixes

  • General stability and performance improvements
  • During “Getting a Clue” quest, Kellogg’s desk will remain a working container.
  • During “Rocket’s Red Glare”, resolved issue where companions could not be dismissed after completing the quest.
  • Fixed an issue with “Kremvh’s Tooth” quest item not spawning properly.
  • Settlements under attack will now display an updated message with the results of the attack if player does not respond.
  • Fixed an issue with screen effects not clearing away properly after using a scope.
  • Fixed an issue with trying to sprint while in third person with a minigun equipped.
  • Rank 4 of Demolition Expert perk now properly increases the area effect of explosives.
  • The Scrounger perk now includes additional common ammo types.
  • Fixed an issue where Calvin Whitaker would disappear in Vault 81.
  • Fixed an issue where Ninja and Sandman perks combined would apply the incorrect damage bonus.
  • Fixed an issue where Rank 3 of Grim Reaper’s Sprint did not fill critical meter properly.
  • Fixed an issue with key cards not spawning correctly in Vault 75.
  • Fixed an issue where enemies would stop spawning during “Airship Down.”
  • Being in first person while wearing power armor and quickly switching weapons will no longer cause the Pip-Boy to be stuck.
  • Fixed an issue with the autosave counter getting incorrectly reset.
  • Fixed issue that would cause the Pip-Boy menu to turn invisible while swimming.
  • Fixed an issue where scrapping larger quantities of a single item would inadvertently scrap a legendary item.
  • Fixed issue where exiting workbenches would cause third person to stop working properly.
  • The Scribe can now be assigned consecutive settlements properly.
  • Fixed issue with duplicating scraps shipments.
  • Fixed issue with vendors not properly exchanging caps after several consecutive transactions in a row.
  • Fixed issue with the quicksave and autosave message persisting through loading screens.
  • Fixed an issue where updating to the latest patch would cause Options settings to reset back to default (Xbox One).
  • Fixed an issue with loading save with a placed object in water, not properly floating.

Fallout 4 Official Modding Tools Release Date Revealed

Fallout 4 players have had no trouble surviving the harsh wasteland, fighting off everything from ex-government forces to giant irradiated mutant creatures. In their spare time, the wasteland doesn’t have to be a hostile place and some people have even taken to building with the recreation of the TenPenny tower being amongst the most noticeable. All of this is made even greater and more remarkable given that it is done without any real support, that is soon to change though as Bethesda have announced when they hope the full mod support will be available for Fallout 4.

In an interview with Game Informer, Todd Howard mentioned that “our goal is between the first two DLC’s” following up with “it’ll go up at that time on PC in April. All of that stuff will go up on PC. People are beta testing it”.

The first two DLC packs for Fallout 4 will be titled the Automatron and Wasteland Workshop. Revealing more details on these Howard mentioned that Automatron has “a little quest line and this Pokémon-esque ‘kill robots, get their parts, build your own’ [gameplay]. The robot building is really deep”. Laser guns and mini nukes just weren’t enough, you need your own robot too apparently in the wasteland.

The Wasteland Workshop will be there so you can “build your own arenas, capture animals, and also build other things”, offering those of you who prefer creation over destruction a short reprieve before walking out into the sand with your robot followers.

Survival mode, a highly rumoured feature, has also had some secrets revealed, with the lack of saving (unless you are sleeping), the removal of fast travel, a bucket load of diseases and the combat getting a whole new feel, instead of being just a “bullet sponge” experience.

Fallout 4 Player Recreates Tenpenny Tower

When it comes to gaming platforms, people have all kinds of preferences, some like just picking up a controller and going rounds after rounds on their TV while others like sitting at their desk and hearing the fans power up the overclocked graphics. One thing I like about playing games on PC’s is the ability to include mods or user-created content. Some people add new content, some people bring back the old, such as one user who recreated the Fallout 3 structure Tenpenny Tower in Fallout 4.

Dubbed Nopenny Tower, the building is modelled after the lovely building stands tall over the barren wasteland of Fallout 3. Courtesy of Imgur user Jondak, you can enjoy the site of Nopenny tower created with only a few mods and console commands.

From watching Batman Vs Superman trailers in GTA V to seeing the entire map of Skyrim come alive in Unreal 4, you really do have to admire some people’s abilities and skills with modding tools.

If you could see one thing recreated within a game what would it be? Would you rebuild a city from an old game or movie, or why not add something different to a game and watch the worlds you play in expand. Share your thoughts in the comments below and let’s see what ideas we can get made!

Fallout 4 Has A Room With Everything Inside It!

Bethesda has a reputation for making large games, from the olden world of Oblivion and more recently Skyrim to the barren Wastelands of Fallout 3 and most recently Fallout 4. Have you ever wondered though how you would go about testing so many weapons, items, pieces of armour and quest items? The easiest way is to collect everything, a library of magical items, laser cannons and nuclear weapons all collected in a single space. Are you interested yet?

The secret room, like with many features not intended to be found by everyone, can be found by typing in a console command (sorry, this means its PC available only). The command is “COC QASMOKE” and will transport your player to a room containing not just weapons and armour but every bobblehead, holotape and consumable in fallout 4.

If you want a glimpse of the room you can find it in the video below, warning there is some strong language in the video.

Fed up of that gentlemen who keeps blasting you away every time you get near? Maybe you don’t like the idea of giving yourself a super powerful weapon by console command, so why not just “relocate” your player for a bit, I mean it’s not like the AI will ever know… will it?

Fallout 4 Release Causes Significant Drop in Pornhub Traffic

With reports coming in that Fallout 4 has sold 12 million copies on release day alone, there’s no doubt about it, Bethesda’s latest game is a smash hit. We’ve all heard the excuses, people booking time off work, people phoning in sick, telling their friends “I can’t make it out tonight” and so much more, just to snuggle up on the couch, or at their desks to play their new games. However, it seems it’s not just work and friends that have been set aside for this game release.

One of the most popular adult sites in the world, Pornhub, reported that it saw a 10 percent drop in traffic when Fallout 4 launched. Around 5am on November 10th, Pornhub traffic started to dip; approximately the same time a lot of people finished downloading the game on steam. I might also add that the game would have downloaded sooner if they weren’t sat streaming videos… and stuff.

“We can’t say we’re too surprised with what happened to our traffic during peak gaming hours,” Pornhub vice president Corey Price told GamesBeat. “Based on the data, it looks like a huge surge of people decided to indulge in some wasteland wandering by taking the day off of work and school to play, while the rest of the world had to wade through what we assume were the longest hours of work ever in anticipation of some alone time with their consoles.”

Of course, this isn’t a big surprise, it’s not like people only have one hobby and sometimes it’s just funny to see how one industry can have an effect on another like this.

“As huge fans of the game, we can’t say we blame anyone for swapping Pornhub time for some Pip-Boy surfing instead,” said Price. “We would have done the same.”

By 11pm it seems people had seen enough of the wasteland for the day, and traffic at the site was back to normal.

 

Someone Found an Infinite Caps Glitch in Fallout 4

I’m not one to cheat in my games, I like the immersion and level of effort required to get somewhere and do certain things within the world. However, if you’re not like me and you want to struggle to carry your bottlecap filled pockets around the wasteland with you, here’s how you can get all the caps you could ever want.

  • First, find a vendor who sells ammo. Any ammo will do.
  • Pick an ammo type.
  • Buy every single bullet of that ammo type.
  • Sell exactly one ammo of the stash you just bought back.
  • Sell another chunk of the ammo, but not all of it.

It should be noted that the glitch doesn’t seem to work with every vendor, and you can only take as much money as each vendor has at that time, but if you’re tired of only being able to afford cruddy hardware, it’s a quick workaround…. you cheating scumbag (joking).

It’s actually quite a simple glitch to say the least and one that I suspect that the team at Bethesda will patch in the not too distant future. Of course, with more pressing issues such as the FPS bug, I can’t see this one being a top priority.

Does Fallout 4’s Codsworth Know How to Say Your Name?

According to Bethesda, Fallout 4’s robot butler “Codsworth” knows how to say over 1,000 names. That’s pretty impressive and something that can help just push that little bit of extra immersion and personalisation into your RPG experience, but can Codsworth say your name?

The folks over at Polygon decided to put the robot butler to the test by trying out a wide range of names, some common, some completely silly and random, as well as a NSFW effort, so be warned if your boss is listening in.

“Fallout 4’s robo-butler Codsworth knows how to say over 1,000 names, according to Bethesda. We decided to put him to the test.” – Polygon

Fallout 4 hasn’t had the best of launches, especially on PC where a few major issues have been hittings some users, although we do have fixes to some of the more common ones.

Unfortunately, it seems Codsworth library of names isn’t as great as we had hoped, so if you hear “Sir” then you know he doesn’t know how to say your name. At least he can say “boobies”, because we all enter that as our name in games, right?

Did you notice Codsworth saying your name in the game? Let us know in the comments section below.

Fallout 4: How to Fix FOV, Mouse, Aiming and 21:9 Issues!

Have you been enjoying Fallout 4 so far this week? The game has gotten off to (mostly) positive feedback from gamers and the wider gaming industry, but as with any game launch, there have been a few issues. From the game running too fast due to high FPS, mouse acceleration issues, poor FOV and more. Fortunately, fixes are coming thick and fast courtesy of some proactive redditors.

First things first, make sure that you download the latest Nvidia drivers (sorry AMD fans, nothing yet) which were released today.

Next up, the FOV is looked on Fallout 4, but a few simple tweaks can allow you to change it.

Open both Fallout4.ini and Fallout4Prefs.ini
In the [Display] section of both files, add the following lines:
fDefaultWorldFOV=90
fDefault1stPersonFOV=90
90 is the default FOV of most FPS games, but you can change that to whatever makes you happy

What about that god awful mouse acceleration issue?

Open both Fallout4.ini and Fallout4Prefs.ini
In the [Controls] section of both files, add this line:
bMouseAcceleration=0

Although why bMouseAccelration=0 would ever be set to anything higher than zero is beyond me… silly Bethesda. Then we’ve also got the fact that vertical mouse sensitivity is set to half the horizontal, and once again, I have no flipping idea why! Here’s how to fix it.

Open Fallout4.ini
In the [Controls] section, find fMouseHeadingXScale
On the next line, make fMouseHeadingYScale 2x the amount of fMouseHeadingXScale

If you’re having trouble with 21:9, mostly from not being able to select your resolution from within the game. Follow these simple steps

Add these values to ‘Fallout4Prefs.ini’ in your documents, my games etc AND to ‘Fallout4Prefs.ini’
bTopMostWindow=1
bMaximizeWindow=1
bBorderless=1
bFull Screen=0
iSize H=1080
iSize W=2560

Now go forth and enjoy the wasteland once more!

NVIDIA 358.91 WHQL Drivers Released – Ready for Fallout, Battlefront and SC2

Are you ready for a week of awesome gaming? If you’re planning on sitting down to enjoy some of the latest and greatest PC games of the year, such as Bethesda’s Fallout 4, or EA’s Battlefront and even SC2: Legacy of the Void, you’ll want to ensure you have the latest drivers for your Nvidia graphics card.

The new Nvidia GeForce 358.91 WHQL Driver is the latest “game-ready” driver, which packs in optimizations for the three big game releases. The only downside is that the driver doesn’t add anything new for any other game, or any general bug fixes, so if you’re not playing Fallout, Battlefront or SC2, there’s really no point in updating the drivers just yet.

Game Ready
Learn more about how to get the optimal experience for Fallout 4, Star Craft II: Legacy of
the Void, and Star Wars: Battlefront.

Application SLI Profiles.
No SLI profiles were added with this release.

3D Vision Profiles
No 3D Vision profiles were added with this release.

3D Compatibility Mode Profiles
No compatibility mode profiles were added with this release.

Software Modules
NView – version 146.78
HD Audio Driver – version 1.3.34.4
NVIDIA PhysX System Software – version 9.15.0428
GeForce Experience – version 2.5.15.54
CUDA – version 7.5

The new drivers can be downloaded from the official Nvidia website.

Cloud Imperium Games Developer Recreates Fallout Vault in CryEngine

Robert Stephens of Cloud Imperium Games fame, has been working on his own little Fallout project, recreating the games iconic vault door in the graphics powerhouse that is CryEngine.

Obviously this isn’t going to be a full game, far from it, especially given the issues with licencing and copyright. However, it’s great to see and imagine what parts of a fallout game would like if the focus was set on graphics and let’s be honest, CryEngine is one of the most visually capable engines around, so it’s a great match for this little project.

“As a huge fallout fan I wanted to create my own homage to the game series by recreating the iconic vault entrance. I wanted to create an interior that looked functional and well used, with the intention of eventually animating many of the assets (including the door mechanism) to tell the story of the vault in more detail. One of the biggest challenges with this project was to put my own spin on the design of the interior while still maintaining the iconic fallout style, this was important to me as I didn’t just want to recreate the vault entrance exactly as seen in the games.”

Robert created the map using Substance Painter for all the baking and texturing, then CryEngine to render the screenshots.

Fallout 4 PS4 Performance Woes

As with most AAA game launches, some retailers send out the game early to ensure delivery for the big day. Most of the time it works, sometimes it’s late (and we always hear about when it’s late), but sometimes the delivery service works some magic and delivers the game a few days early. This time around, PS4 copies of Fallout 4 have made the way to customers.

Without sounding like a broken record, WCCFTech has reported another Frames Per Second (FPS) issue like we had with Batman: AK and even Witcher 3, great. Users on the Neogaf board who have received this early copy have reported the extreme performance dip when in heavy gunfire or in graphically intensive areas such as when Molotov Cocktails explode. There is a video link at the end of this article.

Twitter user @Tidux is one of the lucky (or unlucky) customers who received the game early and has been tweeting constantly with updates regarding the game mechanics and features. After a quick read of the tweets, I can safely say there are no spoilers to the game storyline/ missions or similar.

There has been no official response from Bethesda to this, however, a Twitter user had a response regarding what the performance is set to be like, to which Pete Hines of Bethesda tweeted:

Now here is the problem for pre-launch users, the basic game disk(s) is sent out to customers and then after the official launch, you are prompted to install additional “Day One” updates to patch whatever problems there may possibly be. If you try to play the game before the official launch, you will not have downloaded this patch and problems may be apparent. We can only wait and see with less than 12 hours to the official launch and possible Day One patches to be released.

Warning, the comments contain strong language and mild spoilers.

Here is a link to a video of the FPS issue.

First Fallout 4 Mod ‘Enhanced Wasteland’ Released

Tired of the same old dusty look to your wasteland? Of course you’re not, most of you have barely even started playing Fallout 4, let alone getting bored with it! However, if your eyes are telling you that the game could do with a slight visual kick up the backside, then you’ll want to check out the new mod on Nexusmods.

“Enhanced Wasteland is a ReShade/SweetFX Preset. The goal of this preset was to slightly add more vibrance to the wasteland environment in Fallout 4 and make it appear less washed out. There is also usage of other settings that I think make the game look better. You can check out the screenshots to see how it will look in-game.”

Enhanced Wasteland is a fairly simple mod, but the visual impact is certainly noticeable. Using ReShade/SweetFX presets, it tweaks the lighting, vibrance, shadows and a few other effects to give the games visuals a little more beauty and flair.

The team have done a great job with building the world of Fallout 4, but we all know that the truly greatest aspect of Bethesda games comes after the release date. There’s a very talented modding community out there already working hard on making this game better. So while this may be a simple mod, expect some much bigger ones to be revealed very soon.

You can download Enhanced Wasteland from NexusMods here.

Which mods are you hoping to see released for Fallout 4?

GOG.com’s Fall Sale Sees Huge Discounts on Hundreds of Games

Following its successful Halloween sale, GOG.com has launched its Fall (or Autumn, to us Brits) sale, with up to 90% off hundreds of recent and classic games, plus some tasty freebies for those who hit spending thresholds. Over 350 titles are on sale, with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Grim Fandango Remastered, and Pillars of Eternity all available at bargain prices.

Highlights of the sale include:

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (30% off): £34.99
  • Pillars of Eternity – Hero Edition (50% off): £17.49
  • Age of Wonders III – Deluxe Edition (75% off): £6.79
  • Elder Scrolls Classics [Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire, and Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard] (66% off): £7.57
  • Fallout Originals [Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics] (66% off): £6.57
  • Saints Row The Third – The Full Package (75% off): £2.49
  • Grim Fandango Remastered (66% off): £3.39
  • Jade Empire – Special Edition (80%): £1.99
  • Stasis (40% off): £11.39
  • Broken Age – Season Pass (75% off): £4.79
  • New ‘n’ Tasty! Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee (49% off): £7.59
  • Beyond Good and Evil (74% off): £1.69

As an added bonus, for the rest of today, if you spend £3.29 you get System Shock 2 absolutely free. Exceed £9.79 or £19.49, and you receive free copies of Chronicles of Riddick and Banished, respectively. The free games available will rotate every day during the sale.

You Can Now Transform Your Apple Watch Into Fallout’s Pip-Boy 3000

Fallout 4’s launch is only a few days away and generating a huge amount of excitement across various social media platforms. The franchise is renowned for putting players in an expansive world which offers spectacular value-for-money. Bethesda allowed fans with rather large pockets the opportunity to acquire an amazing limited collector’s edition which contains a wearable Pip-Boy in stunning detail. However, this is a rather bulky solution and only available to customers in the Continental US.

Thankfully, there is now a simpler solution to proudly display your love of Fallout providing you own an Apple Watch. The Watch OS 2 allows users to display any photo as their home screen background. Developer, Neven Mrgan produced a Pip-Boy 3000 theme which contains the iconic Fallout green colour scheme. This is certainly an eye opener and looks fantastic! Ideally, I’d like to see this on a number of other smartwatches.

For those if you interested in downloading the background, please visit here. Sadly, I don’t own an Apple Watch so this isn’t an option. Additionally, I find many people these days rely on their smartphone to tell the time. As a result, it’s remarkable easy to find a Fallout themed background. While this is certainly true, having a Fallout themed watch is incredibly cool and a great option for those who want to display their favorite franchise throughout daily life.

Fallout Anthology Out Now

In anticipation of fervently anticipated sequel Fallout 4, Bethesda has released a gorgeous boxset collection of every Fallout game in the series, housed within one of the games’ Fat Boy nukes. The Fallout Anthology contains the first three major entries in the series, plus Fallout Tactics and Fallout New Vegas, and even allows space to include Fallout 4 after its release in November.

According to the Bethesda website, the Anthology includes, in reverse order:

Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition

Set more than 200 years following nuclear war, create any character you want and explore the open wastes of Washington, D.C. however you choose. Every minute is a fight for survival as you encounter Super Mutants, Ghouls, Raiders, and other dangers of the Wasteland. In addition to the critically-acclaimed Fallout 3, the Game of the Year Edition includes official add-ons: The Pitt, Operation: Anchorage, Broken Steel, Point Lookout and Mothership Zeta.

Fallout New Vegas: Ultimate Edition

Battle your way across the heat-blasted Mojave Wasteland to the neon drenched Vegas Strip. Along the way you’ll be introduced to a colorful cast of characters, factions, mutated creatures and much more. The Fallout New Vegas: Ultimate Edition comes complete with the full suite of add-ons: Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, Lonesome Road, Courier’s Stash and Gun Runners Arsenal.

Fallout Tactics

In these dark times, the Brotherhood of Steel is all that stands between the rekindled flame of civilization and the radiated Wasteland. Take up arms, stand shoulder to shoulder with your brethren, and protect the weak, whether they like it or not. Your squadmates will be more dear to you than family and for those that survive there will be honor, respect and the spoils of war.

Fallout 2

It’s been many years since your ancestors trod across the wastelands. As you search for the Garden of Eden Creation Kit to save your primitive village, your path is strewn with crippling radiation, megalomaniac mutants, and a relentless stream of lies, deceit and treachery. You begin to wonder if anyone really stands to gain anything from this brave new world.

Fallout

After 80 years of idyllic Vault life, Vault 13’s vital water chip has malfunctioned. You are chosen by the Overseer to venture out into the Wasteland and save your fellow Vault Dwellers. Seek out a new microchip and return before the water supply runs out.

The Fallout Anthology is priced £39/$50, but is reportedly out of stock at most major retailers. In the UK, the boxset’s exclusive seller GAME has already sold out.

Images courtesy of Bethesda and Dark Side of Gaming.

Fallout’s Vaults Are Real!

Vivos luxury bunkers are just as awesome as they sound; they are the closest to the Fallout vaults you can get! The vaults are carved out of a mountain in Germany, measuring a whopping two-hundred and fifty thousand square feet. The mountain houses 80 apartments in total.

The Vivos project began in 2007 when Vicino decided to act upon a “message from above” that he received around 30 years ago. His theory is that the Atlantic will be struck by an asteroid on September the 23rd, so best get your name down quick!

The shelters are prepared for nuclear war, electromagnetic pulses and more, you will also be picked up in a private jet providing your application is successful. However, Vicino has only accepted the super wealthy into the vaults, people with royal heritage and on the Forbes rich list have already signed up. You do have a chance if you have a specific skill, mind. Vicino is offering discounts to people with medical, military and security skills.

They have enough food and supplies for three years and are seriously secure. The Doors are two foot thick, nuclear blast-proof, weigh 100 tonnes and take one hour to open by hydraulics and 24 hours to open by hand crank, so they’re certainly nice and safe!

I wonder if you have to take the G.O.A.T. test?

Thank you to PCGamesN for providing us with this information

Fallout Shelter Hits Google Play!

It’s taken two long months, but Bethesda’s free-to-play Fallout spinoff is now available for Android devices. Fallout Shelter, the most-downloaded app after its release on the App Store back in June, has finally hit Google Play today.

Players of Fallout Shelter take on the role of overseer for, well, a fallout shelter, much like Vault 101 from Fallout 3. You are tasked with rescuing survivors from the wasteland, designating their SPECIAL stats, and assigning them jobs within the shelter. Dwellers of the vault can even be paired up to breed, increasing the population and ensuring the future of mankind.

A mobile iteration of Fallout was teased as early as 2009, with Game Director and Executive Producer Todd Howard saying at the time, “I think that the world of Fallout is unique enough that it could work on any platform. I think some of the things we do like VATS, I think that could translate to any platform, particularly the iPhone.”

Bethesda is hoping that the buzz from Fallout Shelter will carry through until the much-anticipated Fallout 4gameplay footage of which was recently leaked from a closed doors session during Gamescom – which is due for release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on 10th November this year.

Pip-Boy Production was at “Maximum Capacity”

Anyone who is anyone in the gaming industry, be it as a gamer or maker, knows about the Fallout series; if you haven’t, get from under your rock. In the recent announcement of Fallout 4, the limited edition featured a real life Pip-Boy which interacts with your mobile phone thanks to a slot in the top. The limited edition sold out almost instantly; after crashing retailers websites of course.

Bethesda marketing Vice President Pete Hines has stated that the company tried to make as many of the product as possible, selling out instantly in both waves of shipments. The problem it seems is that the factories tasked with producing the iconic plastic shroud were at maximum capacity with pre-existing orders.

“We reached a point where we’d go back to the factories and they were like, ‘Guys, this is it, sorry. This is as long as we can run the lines and as many of them as we can make,'” Hines told GameSpot. “We’d go back to [the factories] and say, ‘Demand for this is insane, we’ve got to make more.’ And they’d move other projects off or shift stuff to other factories and it just came to [them telling Bethesda], ‘Final answer: sorry, this is as many as we can make.’ And we sold every single one of those that we could.”

Before you go shouting on social media that you have a good chance of buying a brand new Pip-Boy, think again, Hines during a conversation with a fan:

We could be seeing more remaining stock of Pip-Boy editions hit the shelves, but likely in very small quantities. If you want to get your hands on one; keep your eyes glued to your local resellers and eBay for the possible second-hand purchase.

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Bethesda Announces Fallout Anthology

Good news for those of you who have never played Fallout: Bethesda has announced the Fallout Anthology – a comprehensive PC collection that comprises five Fallout games as well as several official add-ons. The collection will be released on October 2 and will retail for £39.99/€49.99, which is a pretty good deal considering the fact that it comes with an exclusive mini-nuke storage case that boasts an audible bomb sound. It’s true that the original Fallout games have little in common with the modern Fallout 3 as far as graphics and gameplay are concerned, but the classics are definitely worth picking up, at least for old time’s sake.

The Fallout Anthology includes the following:

  • Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition
  • The Pitt
  • Operation: Anchorage
  • Broken Steel
  • Point Lookout
  • Mothership Zeta
  • Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition
  • Dead Money
  • Honest Hearts
  • Old World Blues
  • Lonesome Road
  • Gun Runners’ Arsenal
  • Courier’s Stash
  • Fallout Tactics
  • Fallout 2
  • Fallout

Apart from these games and add-ons, the bundle also features a special space reserved for a Fallout 4 copy. It makes sense for Bethesda to release a Fallout collection right now, as Fallout 4 is just around the corner with a November 10 release. Will you be picking up the Fallout Anthology? That mini-nuke is quite tempting, isn’t it?

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Fallout Shelter Rakes In $5.1 Million in just Two Weeks

With the E3 announcement of Fallout 4 just over a month ago the internet has been getting pretty wild for fallout content and with the announcement of Fallout 4 there was also the release of Fallout Shelter, a free to play app for Apple devices and soon, Android. The app quickly took Candy Crush from its number 1 spot and the games popularity has been gathering momentum extremely fast.
The popular SIM game which has you take the position of the overseer (the leader of the vault) has cashed in $5.1 million dollars in just two weeks that is vastly incredible for a free to playgame, where is the money coming from you ask? Well, like most mobile games, this game includes the option to buy in game items, however in this game you do not need to buy these, as everything in the game is built instantly and the endgame purchases are just for rare items, characters and clothing. You might ask yourself why Bethesda, a game developer who are popularly known for their AAA open world RPG games would move into mobile app games and the answer is very self explanatory; $5.1 million in cash being made in just a matter of two weeks.

The success of Fallout Shelter is a strong indicator that game companies can have alternative ways of making money and that you don’t need to develop an incredibly detailed game to make some extra money on the side.

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Fallout 4 Craze Crashes GAME Website

The Fallout series has been the game that most people think of when asked about post-nuclear war survival games. The newest addition to this is Fallout 4, which comes with a brand new collector addition, with added Pip-Boy wearable. The new tech is compatible with most mobile phones by docking them inside and has most fans crying in anticipation to get their radioactive hands on them.

In the UK, GAME has the exclusive rights to this new collectors edition and went on pre-order at 9am this morning; well it was supposed to anyway. Due to the overwhelming interest in the item, the GAME website crashed and caused major headaches.

As any company would do in this day and age, someone from the marketing team took to Twitter to try to ease the tense customers, using references from the game itself.

The website was then fixed, or maybe the consumers broke their computers and the amount accessing the site was less, and all of the pre-orders were taken within minutes.

Were you one of the thousands trying to access the website this morning? Did you get your hands on the Pip-Boy Edition? Let us know in the comments.

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Fallout Shelter Coming to Android Next Month

Fallout 4 is a post-apocalyptic RPG and one of the most eagerly anticipated sequels in recent years. There was a sense of hysteria before the official announcement as passionate fans couldn’t wait to see the final unveiling. To coincide with the E3 showing, Bethesda released a free-to-play management game entitled, Fallout Shelter. The objective as the vault overseer is to click on citizens and perform actions to make their lives fulfilling. Keeping the workforce happy improves their productivity and enlists the help of vault dwellers. Additionally, It’s imperative to balance a number of key resources to feed the population and maintain their trust.

Unlike the majority of “free” mobile games, Fallout Shelter doesn’t charge you to accelerate build timers or other key tasks. However, increasing the production pace is a risky venture which can lead to catastrophic accidents. Another neat feature revolves around briefcase drops which provide you with essential items. There are microtransactions if you want to acquire briefcases instantly, but this tends to spoil the game’s engaging feel. Fallout Shelter isn’t perfect but keeps fans of the series entertained until Fallout 4’s release.

One major caveat is the game’s availability is currently limited to iOS owners. According to Pete Hines, a Bethesda employee, the Android version should be ready in August. Windows Mobile users might not be so lucky given the small market share of the operating system and Bethesda probably thinks porting it isn’t a financially prudent move.

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Fallout 4 Development is Near Completion

With the recent announcement of fallout 4 at E3 this year one of the most exciting thing about the announcement was the release date November 10th, it’s not often we get a game announcement at E3 that will release that same year most occasions have games coming out at least a year later or more.

the sole reason Bethesda were more than happy to announce the game is because the development process of fallout 4 is basically done with development, the studio is just finishing and ironing out the last few details of the game ready for the November release. Hines told game radar ”We felt like we could, if we didn’t feel like that was enough time to generate the excitement that we expected and interest that we wanted, then we would have announced it earlier. So part of it is because we felt like it was big enough title that we could get away it.”Hines also said it was more “fun” to announce the release date alongside the first trailer, instead of mailing out a press release with a link to a trailer.

Bethesda continues to impress us with the E3 announcement and now we get confirmation that the game is now near completion I look forward to exploring the wasteland once again in November.

are you excited for fallout 4’s release in November?

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Bethesda Responds to Bottle Cap Pre-Order Stunt

For those familiar with the Fallout series, you will recognise the currency that’s used within the game, bottle caps! and one very dedicated fan took it upon himself to hoard as many bottle caps starting from the release date of Fallout 3 to the announcement of Fallout 4. The Fallout fan named Seth had quite the collection of bottle caps from a 7.5 years of college and grad school experience, an estimated count of around 2,240 bottle caps.

After Bethesda’s announcement for the highly anticipated Fallout 4, Seth had the greatest idea to put his bottle cap collection to good use to pre-order the game ready for its November release for Sony’s PlayStation 4, Microsoft’s Xbox one and of course PC.

The interesting news we’ve all been waiting for was Bethesda’s response to see if they would actually accept this for a pre-order and as awesome as Bethesda studios are they actually did accept it, on Wednesday Seth received and email from Bethesda global community lead Matt Grandstaff. While Seth was successful in getting Bethesda to actually accept and agree to a promised copy of the game for the exchange of his hard-earned bottle caps.

Granstaff was clear that this was only because he was the first person to attempt this stunt and that anyone else that wants to get their ghoul hands on a copy of fallout 4 they will  have to preorder like everyone else. I think it’s great that Bethesda accepted it, it really shows that they love their fans. Did any of you plan on sending Bethesda your hard-earned caps?.

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Bethesda’s Fallout Shelter Overtakes Candy Crush Saga in Sales

While fans await Fallout 4’s release on PC and consoles this fall, Bethesda rolled out a Fallout iOS game to keep the hype up and running. This proved to be a great marketing strategy, but it also turned out to be more than that.

For those who are unaware of the iOS title, Bethesda rolled out Fallout Shelter earlier this month as a marketing strategy to promote the AAA title. The iOS title also has an in-app purchase feature, but by the looks of it, you can enjoy it even if you choose not to buy stuff. Which brings us to the most interesting fact.

Fallout Shelter, according to App Annie, overtook King’s Candy Crush Saga in sales in the US and UK. So you have a game out there which you can enjoy even if you don’t buy stuff, but people still buy like crazy. This means that if you have a well-known IP and put in-app purchases in it, people will buy stuff regardless if you make the title pay-to-win or just add some extra stuff like customization features for the character.

Nonetheless, the iOS title is truly amazing and fun to play, but it’s not an AAA title. If you want to give it a try, you can download it for your iOS device from the Fallout Shelter iTunes Store.

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