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How does Bethesda keep screwing up so badly with Fallout 76?

How does Bethesda keep screwing up so badly with Fallout 76?

Almost a year out from launch, the odyssey of Fallout 76 keeps getting stranger. Today, Bethesda announced that it's implementing a new monthly subscription service for Fallout 76 called Fallout 1st. Subscriptions in a pay-to-play title generally aren't a great idea to start with, but given all of the blowback Fallout 76 has received over the past year, this was a particularly harebrained move on the part of Bethesda.

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Fallout 76 monthly subscription revealed: All the Fallout 1st details

Fallout 76 monthly subscription revealed: All the Fallout 1st details

Last week, Bethesda announced the delay of Fallout 76's Wastelanders update, which will add NPCs to the game. That update won't be launching until sometime in Q1 2020, but there was some encouraging news to go along with that delay, as Bethesda also revealed that it had finished working on private servers and would soon send the feature live. Today is the big day in that regard, with the company revealing a new subscription service called Fallout 1st.

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Fallout 76 Wastelanders NPC update hit with delay, but there’s a silver lining

Fallout 76 Wastelanders NPC update hit with delay, but there’s a silver lining

At launch, one of the main complaints about Fallout 76 was that its world didn't feel very lively. This was down to the lack of NPCs in the game, despite their presence in every other Fallout game before it. At E3 earlier this year, Bethesda announced that it would be fixing the problem of Fallout 76's empty world by adding NPCs to the game.

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DOOM Eternal delayed but there’s still some good news

DOOM Eternal delayed but there’s still some good news

In 2016, id Software and Bethesda decided to reboot the DOOM franchise, and the resulting game quickly became one of the more popular first-person shooters around. Given that success, it was no surprise to see Bethesda announce a sequel called DOOM Eternal at E3 2018. Unfortunately, DOOM Eternal won't be arriving on its originally scheduled release date, as Bethesda announced today that the game has been delayed.

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Fallout Legacy Collection confirmed, but it’ll be hard to get

Fallout Legacy Collection confirmed, but it’ll be hard to get

Following a premature Amazon listing that indicated as much, Bethesda has officially announced plans to launch Fallout Legacy Collection, a bundle featuring six Fallout titles for PC. The collection will be available to order in time for the holidays, according to the company, but many fans will struggle to get their own set due to the product's limited release.

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Doom and Doom 2 mobile login requirement finally removed

Doom and Doom 2 mobile login requirement finally removed

In late July, Bethesda announced the release of classic games Doom and Doom 2 on mobile, bringing the beloved nostalgic hits to ordinary phones and tablets. The launch, though exciting, was heavily criticized due to Bethesda's frustrating login requirement -- users were forced to sign into a Bethesda.net account or else they wouldn't be able to play.

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Bethesda will make logins optional on re-released DOOM classics

Bethesda will make logins optional on re-released DOOM classics

During QuakeCon 2019 this week, Bethesda announced that the classic DOOM, DOOM 2, and DOOM 3 games were being re-released on consoles and mobile devices, making it easier than ever to play the old school shooters. Players took to the Internet with a complaint soon after, however: the games force users to sign into their BethesdaNet accounts before they can play.

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DOOM 1 and DOOM 2 are now available on Android and iOS

DOOM 1 and DOOM 2 are now available on Android and iOS

Classic first-person shooter DOOM and its sequel DOOM 2 are now available on Android and iOS. The announcement was made today by Bethesda at QuakeCon 2019, during which time the company also announced that DOOM, DOOM 2 and DOOM 3 are coming to the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Though they're not free, the games are cheap at less than ten bucks each.

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How Ikumi Nakamura captured the internet’s heart at E3 2019

How Ikumi Nakamura captured the internet’s heart at E3 2019

She came to E3 2019 with GhostWire Tokyo. She left with the audience's hearts and the world's giggles. She is Ikumi Nakamura, Creative Director at Tango Gameworks, with Bethesda, and she was quite easily the most enjoyable presenter at E3 2019. She was so genuine in her presentation and attitude that she inspired a viral wave of fan art - take a look!

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Bethesda at E3 2019: new games and updates coming

Bethesda at E3 2019: new games and updates coming

It's that time of year again for the gaming industry to have their time in the spotlight. Microsoft fired the opening salvo and Bethesda followed with guns blazing. Its new Orion game streaming tech and DOOM Eternal details might be the biggest news on its portfolio but they are far from being the only ones. Be it upcoming games or updates to existing ones or even remakes of old favorites, Bethesda has something in store for gamers in the coming months.

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The Elder Scrolls: Blades heads to Nintendo Switch later this year

The Elder Scrolls: Blades heads to Nintendo Switch later this year

Here's an announcement from Bethesda's E3 press conference you probably didn't see coming: The Elder Scrolls: Blades is coming to Nintendo Switch later this year. The Elder Scrolls: Blades was first revealed at last year's E3, and though it definitely isn't The Elder Scrolls 6, the little mobile game turned console port might be enough to tide a few folks over while we wait for the main event.

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Bethesda Orion game streaming tech promises to reduce latency, bandwidth

Bethesda Orion game streaming tech promises to reduce latency, bandwidth

Game streaming is once again the center of focus of industry news these days, especially with Google formally getting into the game. But despite all the delectable promises, the idea of game streaming still leaves some questions unanswered, both technical and practical. At its E3 presentation, Bethesda presented the answer to all those questions in the form of Orion, a collection of software tech to optimize game engines for superior performance while streaming.

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