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Fallout 76 Nuclear Winter pre-beta has been extended

The pre-beta for Fallout 76’s Nuclear Winter mode is going so well that Bethesda has announced it is extending it indefinitely. First announced during Bethesda’s E3 2019 conference, Nuclear Winter is the Fallout universe’s take on the increasingly well-worn battle royale genre. In Nuclear Winter, 52 players from Vault 51 are separated by the ZAX computer system into four squads. Now is the winter of our free contentIn an official blog post, Bethesda announced it’s been “blown away by the reactio

By | 2019-06-16T16:39:00+00:00 June 16th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fallout 76’s battle royale preview continues indefinitely

Whether this morphs into a soft-launch, who can tell, but the “pre-beta” of Fallout 76’s Nuclear Winter has been extended … indefinitely? Nuclear Winter was announced a week ago, at Bethesda’s E3 presentation, and it was accompanied by a weeklong free trial for everyone ending Monday. Nuclear Winter is a 52-player battle royale with everyone vying to survive to be named the overseer of Vault 51. There are ton of other distinctions separating Nuclear Winter from other battle royales. That will br

By | 2019-06-15T17:00:00+00:00 June 15th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Free Fallout 76 Wastelanders expansion will add human NPCs with “full dialogue trees” this fall

The next major Fallout 76 expansion is called Wastelanders, and among other things, it'll add human NPCs to the game when it arrives for free this fall. It's wild that this is surprising, but the NPCs in Wastelanders will have "full dialogue trees," Bethesda says, featuring stat-driven lines like Perception checks. "One year after the opening of Vault 76, other humans have returned to Appalachia," the Wastelanders blurb reads. It sounds like the main quest of the Fallout 76 Wastelanders expansio

By | 2019-06-10T11:36:10+00:00 June 10th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fallout 76 gets a battle royale with Nuclear Winter

Fallout 76 is the next aboard the battle royale bandwagon, bringing a 52-player Nuclear Winter to the game this fall, with a sneak preview week for the game on all platforms beginning tomorrow, June 10. “Fuck yeah, we put a battle royale in Fallout 76,” said Tom Mustaine, the co-director of Bethesda Game Studios. In Nuclear Winter, players will battle it out in Appalachia’s wilds to be crowned the overseer of Vault 51. Bethesda Game Studios chief Todd Howard acknowledged as much when he appeared

By | 2019-06-08T17:00:00+00:00 June 8th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Borderlands 3 to Debut New Planet, Vault Hunter at E3 2019

So far Borderlands 3 fans have seen a good amount of gameplay from two of the four Vault Hunters, Amara and Zane. But the other big reveal slated for E3 is a new planet for players to explore. Unlike the previous Borderlands installments, Borderlands 3 will feature multiple planets for players to visit as they progress through the game’s narrative. Borderlands fans have a lot to look forward to at E3! We’ll be showing new gameplay, a new Vault Hunter and a New Planet!

By | 2019-05-25T18:50:53+00:00 May 25th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Heaven’s Vault rewards replays by forcing you to live the theory you’re investigating

But Heaven’s Vault does have a close cousin in film: Arrival, based on Ted Chiang’s novella “Story of Your Life.” Both stories are narrative circles that nevertheless advance. Heaven’s Vault is one of the few video games to achieve the same effect. Heaven’s Vault is a good deal less violent, however, and laser focused on Aliya’s quest to uncover the past. note: Major spoilers for Heaven’s Vault follow]The origins of this technology — robots, mysterious aquifers, even the cosmic “rivers” you sail

By | 2019-05-12T17:00:00+00:00 May 12th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Borderlands 3 is “never gonna be that deep RPG with branches of dialogue”, but who wants that anyway?

During my interview with Sam Winkler, co-writer of Borderlands 3 , he revealed that "we’re never gonna be that deep RPG with branches of dialogue or anything like that", a statement which will astound precisely no-one who knows the Borderlands franchise and the fast-paced, witty bants the series is famed for. Winkler was talking about the thin line Borderlands 3 is treading between wanting "the player characters to be participants", and wanting Vault Hunters "to feel like actual characters that

By | 2019-05-10T09:32:50+00:00 May 10th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

GOG rejected Heaven’s Vault, but is now having second thoughts

It's available on Steam but not GOG, which in itself is not all that unusual: Lots of games are available on some storefronts and not others. Inkle's previous releases, the outstanding 80 Days, is on GOG, for instance, but the one before that, the also-excellent Sorcery!, is not. But while its absence isn't remarkable in itself, what caught the eye of adventure game fans on Resetera and other online forums is the fact that it was submitted for consideration, but rejected by GOG. Which was defini

By | 2019-05-06T22:59:33+00:00 May 6th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fortnite’s next big in-game event is happening this Saturday

So that big vault unearthed beneath Loot Lake a few weeks back? Either way, unless Epic is preparing the ultimate red herring, Fortnite players will experience the next big in-game event that precedes every new Fortnite season this Saturday at 12 pm PT (3 pm ET). With every runic vehicle returned to the vault, the volcano grew more volatile and began spewing more smoke. pic.twitter.com/ccGjnO5TVNMay 3, 2019We're not sure what Fortnite Season 9 will look like and based on how surprising previous

By | 2019-05-03T22:05:29+00:00 May 3rd, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Where to find Fortnite’s Junk Junction signpost to begin this week’s treasure hunt

Fortnite Season 9 is just one week away, and whatever's in the Loot Lake vault will be revealed soon—but for now, there's still time to knock out the last few challenges and max out your Battle Pass before moving on to a new season. This week's treasure map challenge begins with finding the map in the middle of Junk Junction. You need to search the map and start a new game before you can find the treasure, which is found at the bottom-right tip of the "knife" in the "fork-knife" formation found

By | 2019-05-03T17:41:17+00:00 May 3rd, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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