Bethesda Bringing All Fallout Games In The Series Inside One Nuke Bomb


Bethesda were pleased to announce Fallout Anthology, the definitive PC collection from the award-winning Fallout series, will be releasing on 2 October 2015 for AU$99.95. Fallout Anthology will be featuring five critically acclaimed games and official add-ons in a premium collectible set, with a space reserved to add your copy of Fallout 4. This ultimate collectible is packaged together in an exclusive mini-nuke storage case with audible bomb sound.

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This Fallout collection will include:

  • 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

Bethesda Showed Too Much Doom And Lost Me Entirely With Its Outdated Shooter Mechanics


Bethesda finally unveiled what the new Doom would look like running on the id Tech 6 engine, and to be honest I feel that during their press conference they showed off just a little too much of their new shooter. The initial single player gameplay felt too scripted with the way that the gun moved giving off that it was floating in the air and didn’t feel grounded, the way that many Hollywood movies rely on CGI to create large scripted events not taking into account ‘gravity’.

The chainsaw segment was a nice nostalgic touch but with the limited animations and it being overused, it wore off quickly. Your game needs more then blood, guts and gore to convince me to fork out to buy it and enjoy it. There’s only so much action I can take and so many bodies I can mutilate before the gimmick grows tiresome. It’s what Doom 3 was criticised for the further you got in the game, repetitive combat and less than average AI.

What was shown excited the crowd but when they showed even more single player content this time in Hell I was bored, annoyed and not excited for it anymore.

I was shown too much in such a short time frame.

The above embedded tweet just goes to show how bland Hell looks in Doom at this moment in time of its development, I’m sure that closer to release and after countless fans voicing their opinions, more colour would be added but for the moment it looks more like Doom 3. Gears of War faced the exact same criticism for being too grey, Doom right now looks too brown.

Whilst that’s not necessarily a bad thing, it doesn’t help to sell me on this new Doom.

During the conference those in the background screaming and clamoring during the chainsaw gameplay weren’t all media and mainly those that waited in line for hours to get a last minute no show ticket. They’re excited for the game and I get that, it’s Doom, it’s gory and brutal but it’s a tired shooter in a generation where they’re evolving to a point where being a run and gun shooting game anymore doesn’t cut it.

From the press release, multiplayer in Doom is the main feature I’m looking forward to. Frantic fast-paced arena action with classic and new modes introduced into the fray. Coupled with SnapMap which is Doom’s new easy to use level builder, this is what will sell the game to me. Endless hours of creating the ultimate level, not needing any expertise in map building.

Editing levels on the fly putting other gamers experience to the test. More of this and less generic single player gameplay.

Return of id Multiplayer

Dominate your opponents in DOOM’s signature, fast-paced arena-style combat. In both classic and all-new game modes, annihilate your enemies utilizing your personal blend of skill, powerful weapons, vertical movement, and unique power-ups that allow you to play as a demon

Endless Possibilities

DOOM SnapMap – a powerful, but easy-to-use game and level editor – allows for limitless gameplay experiences on every platform.  Without any previous experience or special expertise, any player can quickly and easily snap together and visually customize maps, add pre-defined or completely custom gameplay, and even edit game logic to create new modes.  Instantly play your creation, share it with a friend, or make it available to players around the world – all in-game with the push of a button.

The closer we get to the game’s release, the more that’ll be unveiled and I sincerely hope that id software have more to show that isn’t just a sawn-off shotgun and a chainsaw gunning down countless enemies who appear from thin air to just stand there and take a beating. Doom 3 was criticised for a lot back in 2004 (Forgiven that 11 years ago the same tech available today wasn’t back then) but let’s hope that in the 11 years since, let’s hope the fans and critics thoughts were taken on board to bring Doom into a new generation of gamers and consoles, because looking pretty doesn’t cut it anymore.

Bethesda E3 Showcase Figures Gallery


Some of the lucky few (including us) got to attend Bethesda’s E3 Showcase at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. All attendees were given three Funko designed figures, based on the Bethesda franchises Doom, Fallout and Dishonored.

Unfortunately we don’t have any figures to give away but what we do have is a few photos to share with you, which are below. Enjoy!

More Details Revealed On Fallout 4 And Fallout Shelter Announced


Bethesda’s E3 Showcase was promising that we would see more on Fallout 4 and they did not fail to deliver. They showed that you can do whatever you want in a massive open world with hundreds of locations, characters, and quests. From a Power Armored soldier to the charismatic smooth talker, you can choose from hundreds of Perks and develop your own playstyle with the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. character system.

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With the all-new next generation graphics and lighting engine, the world of Fallout has been brought to life like never before. From the blasted forests of the Commonwealth to the ruins of Boston, every location is packed with dynamic detail.

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At the same time you have a choice of first or third person combat which can also be slowed down with the new dynamic Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System (V.A.T.S) that lets you choose your attacks and enjoy cinematic carnage. You can collect, upgrade, and build thousands of items in the most advanced crafting system ever. Weapons, armor, chemicals, and food are just the beginning, you can even build and manage entire settlements.

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Fallout 4 will be hitting our shelves this year on November 10th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. As much as we all knew there was the standard edition of the game, Bethesda talked about the history of the Pip-Boy which lead to revealing the Pip-Boy Collectors Edition which includes a wearable Pip-Boy which will feature a compartment for your smartphone which can be used to interface with the game via an app that will be released on launch.

The Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition is exclusive to EB Games Australia in Australia and is priced at AU$189.95 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

They have also announced the iOS release of Fallout Shelter, the first mobile game set in the celebrated Fallout universe from Bethesda. Fallout Shelter is a post-nuclear strategy and simulation experience that puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault. Build the perfect Vault from a variety of rooms, oversee your very own thriving community of Vault Dwellers, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland. Vault-Tec has provided the tools, but the rest is up to you.

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Fallout Shelter is available now for FREE for iPhone and iPad. To download Fallout Shelter and begin building your Vault today visit the App Store.

Now sit back and enjoy the lengthy gameplay video they have shown for Fallout 4.

You Can Now Sign Up For BATTLECRY’s Open Beta


BATTLECRY’s global open beta has been announced at Bethesda’s E3 Showcase with a new gameplay trailer. Combining elements of third-person action and fast-paced shooting, BATTLECRY offers a new gameplay experience with team-based combat, intense tactical warfare and competitive multiplayer action. You will be able to choose from 15 warriors, 3 factions and 5 classes during the beta where there will be more warriors and classes to choose from when it launches.

Each warrior has a meaningfully distinct suite of attacks and abilities. With strategy, brutal attacks, and unique, high-tech weapons, fight for power and glory in 24-player large battles and smaller 12-player team battles across the WarZones. The trailer includes footage of the newest faction revealed – the Han’s Republic – who has fast, team-based combat.

Australia and New Zealand will get first dibs on the beta which is scheduled for August 2015. You can sign up for the beta here and watch the trailer below.

Dishonored 2 And Dishonored Definitive Edition Officially Announced


Arkane Studios has officially announced a sequel to Dishonored with a cinematic trailer at Bethesda’s E3 2015 conference earlier today. Dishonored 2 is set 15 years after the Lord Regent has been vanquished and the dreaded Rat Plague has passed into history. An otherworldly usurper has seized the throne from Empress Emily Kaldwin, leaving the fate of the Isles hanging in the balance. As either Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano, travel beyond the legendary streets of Dunwall to Karnaca, a once-dazzling coastal city that holds the key to restoring Emily to power. Armed with the mark of the Outsider and powerful new supernatural abilities, hunt down your enemies and forever alter the fate of the Empire.

You can explore the world with either Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano, both powerful assassins with their own unique set of supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets. Define your own playstyle by blending immersive first-person action, assassination, stealth, mobility and the game’s brutal combat system. Combine the tools at your disposal to creatively eliminate your enemies whether you choose to pursue them unseen or ruthlessly attack head on with weapons drawn. More than ever the choices you make will determine the outcome of each mission, and ultimately the game.

Dishonored 2 will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in early 2016.

At the same time Arkane Studios’ 2012 Game of the Year, Dishonored, and all of its additional content (Dunwall City Trials, The Knife of Dunwall, The Brigmore Witches and Void Walker’s Arsenal) was confirmed that it is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with the Dishonored Definitive Edition. You can experience Dishonored plus all of its additional content on the new console systems for the first time, complete with enhanced graphics that take full advantage of the powerful hardware of this generation.

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Dishonored Definitive Edition is set to release for Playstation 4 and Xbox One on 28 August 2015 with a pricing of US$39.99

New Elder Scrolls Card Game Announced


Bethesda has announced an Elder Scrolls spinoff game called The Elder Scrolls: Legends, a strategy card game using characters, creatures and lore from the Elder Scrolls series.

Bethesda released a teaser trailer with an ominous voice narrating it, talking about the hero’s journey accompanied by images of creatures, humans and elves.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends will be free-to-play and available for PC and iOS later this year.

DOOM Gameplay Is Incredibly Gory


The latest game in the DOOM franchise was presented at Bethesda’s E3 2015 conference with two videos showcasing gameplay footage including a killer shotgun, threatening demons and blood spurting everywhere.

The first video presented some gory combat with the player switching between a variety of guns, ripping faces off of demons and destroying everything. There also was a chainsaw – a dangerous, bloody chainsaw – carving up anything in sight. The second video was located in Hell with more of the same footage.

Developed by iD Software, DOOM will have you exploring a research facility on Mars where you have been ordered to do one thing; kill demons.

iD Software’s presenter said that DOOM will be all about “badass demons, big effing guns and moving really, really fast.”

Doom will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in early 2016.