Fallout 3 News

The Fallout fan made to destroy his records for a refund

UPDATE: "It is not the kind of service we want folks to experience."

UPDATE 4.00pm: "We are following up with ThinkGeek as it is not the kind of service we want folks to experience from our store," a Bethesda spokesperson told Eurogamer, referencing the company which runs the Bethesda official store.

Fallout 3 features a funny glitch in which players can escape the game's tutorial while playing as a baby. While always good for a laugh, this kooky bug was oft thought of as nothing but a ludicrous lark. Yet YouTuber Bryan Pierre decided to turn this glitch into the ultimate challenge: to save the Capitol Wasteland as an infant.

What does Fallout: New Vegas' lead designer want from Fallout 4?

But don't expect an announcement any time soon, Bethesda says.

It's been more than a year since Skyrim developer Bethesda Game Studios moved wholesale onto its "next major project", which we expect to be Fallout 4. The game was in pre-production while Skyrim DLC rolled out, and in April 2013 was declared ready for the team's "full attention".

A trademark for Fallout 4 has been spotted, sparking speculation that Bethesda may be set to announce a new PC and next-gen version of the post-apocalyptic open world role-playing game series.

Fallout TV show in the works - rumour

Bethesda trademarks "an on-going television program set in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world." Hmm...

Fallout publisher Bethesda Softworks has registered a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for "an on-going television program set in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world."

Three Dog tweet sets tongues wagging on possible Fallout 4 announcement

The voice actor who played Three Dog in Fallout 3 has sparked speculation that Bethesda may soon announce Fallout 4.

Erik Todd Dellums tweeted last night saying Fallout fans may not have heard the last of Three Dog, the excitable GNR DJ who starred in the post-apocalyptic open world role-playing game.

“To all my #Fallout3 and #ThreeDog fans: There may be more of the Dog coming!” he said.

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Interplay: Fallout Online launch in 2012

Interplay: Fallout Online launch in 2012

Bethesda "miss a lot of the humour".

Long-in development MMO Fallout Online will launch in the second half of 2012, Interplay has promised.

In an interview with Edge magazine Interplay president Eric Caen said 2012 will also see a Fallout Online beta.

Caen's comments will no doubt reassure fans troubled by the legal dispute between Interplay and Fallout 3 creator Bethesda over the game.

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Killzone 3 beta theme goes live tomorrow

Killzone 3 beta theme goes live tomorrow

Plus, free Fallout 3 DLC for PS Plus users.

The theme you'll need to download to gain access to the Killzone 3 beta will go live in the PlayStation Store on Wednesday at 8pm UK time, Sony has announced.

According to the European PlayStation blog, the first 10,000 Plus subscribers to download it will win a place on the beta.

The PlayStation Plus update also reveals that all five Fallout 3 add-on packs will be available to Plus members for free, for one week only.

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Todd Howard working on two new games

Next feels "like you have a new console".

Bethesda Game Studios is already designing the game it will make after the one the team is currently working on - which itself has yet to be announced, executive producer Todd Howard has told Eurogamer.

PSN: Lost Planet 2, Ninja Gaiden demos

Plus Fallout 3: Broken Steel and more.

Sony has updated the PlayStation Store and the highlights are Lost Planet 2 and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 demos for PS3 and the long-awaited first downloadable content for the PS3 version of Fallout 3 - the Broken Steel pack that ups the level cap.

Fallout 3 GOTY date still non-committal

Plus: XBL treat for owners of all DLC.

Bethesda has told Eurogamer there is still no specific date for Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition, which supposedly arrives here next month on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Interplay's Fallout MMO on the ropes

As Bethesda attempts to terminate deal.

Interplay's Fallout MMO may never see the light of day as Bethesda attempts to terminate the licensing agreement with a lawsuit filed last week.

Mothership Zeta weapons, perk details

Mothership Zeta weapons, perk details

Plus, you'll be able to revisit the ship.

Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta developer Jeff Gardiner has said that the upcoming downloadable content has "the most high tech weaponry in the game" and released a bit more info on your new toys and the inevitable new perk.

According to Gardiner, speaking to MTV, there's a Shock Baton for melee fighters alongside the previously announced Alien Atomiser (pistol), Alien Disintegrator (rifle) and Drone Cannon.

Gardiner also mentions a new grenade, the Cryo Grenade, "which freezes enemies for a short period of time". "On top of that there are new unique weapons, and a new heavy weapon." One of those may be the Drone Cannon, which he didn't mention in the main body of his comments.

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Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta dated, priced

Plus: GOTY edition still set for October.

Bethesda has announced that Fallout 3's fifth downloadable content pack, Mothership Zeta, will be released on 3rd August on Xbox Live and Games for Windows Live for 800 Microsoft Points (GBP 6.80 / EUR 9.60).

Bethesda toying with iPhone Fallout

Sitting on pile of reject designs.

Bethesda's Todd Howard has told Joystiq that the developer thinks Fallout would translate well to iPhone, and has been experimenting with potential designs - but it hasn't found one that works yet.

Bethesda doing more Fallout 3 DLC

Supporting PS3, doing retail bundles.

Bethesda has unveiled two more Fallout 3 downloadable add-ons, one called Point Lookout (unsurprisingly) and the other called Mothership Zeta.

MS changes gamerscore limit to 1750

Sources confirm rule change regarding DLC.

Microsoft has updated the rules regarding the total amount of Achievements and gamerscore that Xbox 360 games can award to players.

Bethesda files Fallout TV/film trademarks

Plus: Chandler from Friends still single.

Bethesda Softworks recently applied for additional Fallout trademarks to do with "an ongoing television programme" and "motion picture films about a post-nuclear apocalyptic world".

Bethesda may sue over Fallout MMO

Claims Interplay hasn't started work.

Financial papers from Interplay suggest that Bethesda might sue the struggling publisher over its planned Fallout MMO.

Bethesda hopeful of The Pitt fix today

Final checks were done last night.

Bethesda is hopeful that a working version of The Pitt will be available from Xbox Live Marketplace later today. The team was doing final checks on the content last night, according to the Bethblog.

Bethesda fixing The Pitt for Xbox 360

Update: dev issues statement.

Bethesda is working on a fix for The Pitt downloadable content for the Xbox 360 version of Fallout 3, which went live today to widespread complaints about crashes and bugs.

Fallout 3 patch boosts 360 graphics

Fallout 3 patch boosts 360 graphics

Specular maps are back.

The nondescript Fallout 3 update released to PC and Xbox 360 owners earlier this week has quietly restocked the 360 version with missing visual effects.

According to Eurogamer's Face-Off maestro Rich Leadbetter's blog, Inside Digital Foundry, the auto-update patch introduces specular maps to certain areas, delightfully illustrated with shots of bugs and a comparison video.

The Xbox 360 version was the better of the two console releases when Fallout 3 released in late October last year, but as Leadbetter points out, "despite its superior frame rate and full-on 4x MSAA, [it] had flaws of its own - notably some inferior textures when viewed close up, along with a lack of specular maps on the monsters and characters, resulting in a somewhat flat look compared to the other versions of the game".

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More details on Fallout's The Pitt

More details on Fallout's The Pitt

AutoAxe, slavery, a potential cure.

Bethesda has revealed more details on Fallout 3's upcoming second downloadable pack, The Pitt, in the pages of this month's Official Xbox Magazine in the UK.

The Pitt - set in Pittsburgh, obviously - consists of an abandoned steel yard (apparently a dungeon, of sorts) and a settlement divided between the slaves in Downtown and their masters in Haven.

One of the significant quests will involve chatting up Raiders rather than fighting them, as you infiltrate their numbers to try and reach the Raider boss, who may have discovered a cure for mutation.

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No level cap in next Fallout?

Bethesda says it's learned its lesson.

Bethesda has hinted that the next Fallout game may not have a level cap - and might be playable infinitely.

Fallout PS3 Trophy patch released

Fallout PS3 Trophy patch released

Also sorts out stuttering, apparently.

As promised, Bethesda Softworks has released a patch to add Trophy support to Fallout 3, and to sort out stuttering during system notifications, while "other issues reported within the community" are also tackled.

The 24MB patch, which takes the game to version 1.10, should automatically download for US and UK gamers, and Bethesda said yesterday that "Updates for other PS3 territories, as well as Xbox 360 and PC versions of the game, are on their way".

The Trophy list is the most obviously appreciable change, although as ever with these it's not retroactive. There are 51 Trophies to hunt down for those who've waited, in a list that mirrors the Xbox 360 Achievements except for the addition of a Platinum Trophy for gamers who gather all the other ones.

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Bethesda details first Fallout 3 DLC

Bethesda details first Fallout 3 DLC

New perk, art, weapons, armour, gadgets.

Fallout 3 lead producer Jeff Gardiner has fleshed out the Operation: Anchorage DLC due for arrival in January.

For 800 Microsoft Points (GBP 6.80 / EUR 9.60), there will be roughly four-to-five hours of extra gameplay, Gardiner told IGN. And once downloaded, the extra content can be played through at any level - providing the player has left Vault 101. A quest objective and map marker will show you where to go.

Operation: Anchorage is a military simulation of a battle that happened long ago in Fallout 3 lore. The program exists today to help the government run counter-offensive training should the Chinese red army ever rise to power again.

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Fallout 3 to be patched on all platforms

Fallout 3 to be patched on all platforms

Bethesda still non-committal about when.

Bethesda has broken silence and confirmed an upcoming patch for all three versions of Fallout 3.

Community manager "Gstaff" gave word on the Bethesda forum, but said nothing about when the update will arrive or what will be in it.

Unfortunately, all three versions of Fallout 3 seem to be suffering from bugs, and the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 forums are stuffed with examples of them.

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Fallout 3 PC to get patch

Fallout 3 PC to get patch "later today"

Plus: PS3 Trophies on the way.

Bethesda bigwig Pete Hines has said a patch for the PC version of the game will be released later today.

Speaking in a Eurogamer Live Text article, he said the patch will "address a few PC-specific things that have come up".

"Can't give you any details yet beyond that as far as what else might be in the works for any of the three platforms," Hines added.

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Interplay's Fallout MMO confirmed

Interplay's Fallout MMO confirmed

Original dev Chris Taylor working on it.

On its new website, back-from-the-dead publisher Interplay has as good as confirmed that it has begun development on a Fallout MMO.

The company said last year that it was seeking funding for the project.

Now, the company's site has announced the opening of a new studio in Orange County, California dedicated to development of its "new MMO, code-named Project V13, headed by original creators of Fallout".

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Fallout 3 DLC to be several hours long

Exclusive to PC and 360, remember.

Bethesda voice Pete Hines has claimed downloadable content for Fallout 3 will be several hours long and will include an entirely new quest line. What no horse armour?

Fallout 3 unbanned in Australia

Edited submission gets Skippy's approval.

Australia has decided to unban Fallout 3 and reclassify the game with an MA 15+ title, which happens to be the highest rating in the entire country.

Bethesda has plans for Fallout 4

"We clearly intended to make more."

Bethesda man Pete Hines has said the company "clearly intended" to make more than one Fallout game when it bought the rights to the series.

Fallout 3 DLC exclusive to 360/PC

Fallout 3 DLC exclusive to 360/PC

Bethesda planning "extensive" support.

Bethesda's Todd Howard has announced that downloadable content will be made available for Fallout 3 exclusively for PC and Xbox 360.

Speaking at Microsoft's conference at E3 2008, Howard stated: "We love Xbox Live Marketplace, we're happy to announce that we're going to be doing substantial DLC for Fallout 3 and it will be exclusive to Xbox 360 and Windows PC." There was no concrete information on what we'll be getting.

Prior to talking about DLC, Howard walked through a live demo of the game, showing the VATS system in action as well as the Fatman personal nuke launcher. There was talk of a hacking mechanic as well, but was not shown.

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No toolset for Fallout 3 PC at launch

No toolset for Fallout 3 PC at launch

Too many "barriers" for console mods.

Bethesda has said there will "definitely" be no developer tools shipped with the PC version of Fallout 3.

But it remains a possibility for the future, unlike on consoles where there are too many "barriers" to overcome.

"It will definitely not be included on the disk," said Todd Howard in a fan interview on the Bethesda forum. "If and when one is available it will be a free download. I wish I could promise that an editor will be coming and when, but I can't.

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No upfront install for Fallout 3

Bethesda using PS3 HDD more intelligently.

Bethesda marketing bod Pete Hines has revealed that Fallout 3 won't have a mandatory install process on the PlayStation 3 - instead making use of the console's hard drive in a more dynamic and intelligent way.

Fallout 3 versions to launch together

Fallout 3 versions to launch together

"That's our plan," says exec producer.

Bethesda Softworks hopes to release Fallout 3 on PC, 360 and PS3 simultaneously, according to executive producer Todd Howard.

"They should all be the same date," Howard told videogaming247. "That's our plan."

That's good news then, particularly for PS3 owners who have come to expect delays, and given The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion's period of PC/360 exclusivity.

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Interplay plans Fallout MMO

Will revitalise publisher.

Resurgent US publisher Interplay has said it is working on Fallout Online, a game that will play a key role in its future plans.

Fallout 3 on EGTV

First trailer. Game in autumn 08.

The long-awaited teaser trailer for Bethesda's upcoming role-playing game Fallout 3 is now showing on Eurogamer TV.