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  • Fallout 4 Cars Now Driveable In Forza Motorsport 6 forza motorsport 6If you’re a fan of corporate synergy, or at least free cars, here’s the deal for you: to promote the upcoming Fallout 4, Bethesda Games has struck a deal with Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios to put a pair of Fallout 4-themed cars into Forza 6.
    As of today you can have, free of charge, the rusted 1956 Ford F100 pictured above. With a powder blue paint job and a grining Vault Boy emblazoned on its side, you’ll be the envy of every sports car driver on the track. There’s also a Chryslus Rocket 69, which we don’t have pictures of, ...
  • Bethesda Gets Skyrim Running On XBox One skyrimDuring a recent visit by reporters from the magazine Game Informer to Bethesda, programmers at the studio behind the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series showed them a port of Skyrim running on the XBox One…..BUT, they had no intention of selling it when they made it.
    The port was actually an exercise intended to get the programming staff familiar with the XBox One hardware by getting something familiar running on it. The port was never fully completed and there are no current plans to do so…at least, there were no such plans revealed to the reporters.
    That doesn’t mean it can’t happen ...
  • Wonder Woman Is On The Fallout 4 Payroll wonder womanLynda Carter, most famously known as Wonder Woman from the 1970’s TV series of the same name, lent her voice to a character in Fallout 4, Bethesda revealed today. She plays Magnolia, a bar owner and singer who performs five songs in the game — so we will also hear her sing. (Carter has been releasing albums for a long time.)
    According to Carter, Magnolia’s bar is in the center of town and she plays a major role in the post-apocalyptic community. “She knows who the players are. She’s a great judge of character. She’s really, really smart. And she does ...
  • XSeed Nearly Killed Themselves Making Trails In The Sky For You trails in the skyNext time you complain about a well-made JRPG not getting an English release and how “simple” it would be to just translate the thing, here’s a story, courtesy of Kotaku, that will help you gain perspective. Game translation is not a simple job, especially if you’re working with a limited staff of people.
    In 2011 the localization company XSeed released Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky for PSP (and later PC). Critics praised the game and it gathered a cult following, but there was one problem: it ended on a cliffhanger. There was another game following this one in Japan, ...
  • Sony Says It Has No JRPGs In Development sonyEarlier this week Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, participated in a live Q&A Twitter session while attending Paris Games Week. He answered whatever questions tickled his fancy, as succinctly as possible.
    Yoshida was asked if backwards compatibility was coming to the Playstation 4, and he gave a one-word answer: “No.” (There was also a video of this “No” attached.) His reply to the question if Sony had any JRPGs in development was also as succinct: another “No” video.
    While this steadfast refusal might look despairing at first, it’s important to look at the context: he was asked if ...
  • Special Preview From Fallout 4 Art Book Bethesda has released the following images from its soon-to-be-released coffee table book The Art Of Fallout 4. Published by Dark Horse, the 368-page volume contains years of work, thousands of sketches and tons upon tons of lovely, intricate paintings. The company has also released the full forward to the book, written by lead artist Istvan Pely. Both can be found at Bethesda’s blog.
    After years of living in this place, our playground and our home, we open the gates and invite millions to enter and play. This book is an opportunity for us to share with you a bit of the ...
  • There Is Now Fallout 4 Branded Beer fallout 4New video games having promotional tie-ins with beverages is nothing new, but they’re usually non-alcoholic…at least in the States.
    In Australia, a company called Black Ops Brewing has entered a partnership with Activision to produce a beer called “Black Hops Midnight Pale Ale” that they say is inspired by Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (or at least, inspired by the money from the deal). The beer’s official description says it contains roasted wheat that produces a “deep rich black color without any of the harsh roast or bitter flavors that you might expect from a dark ale.” Black Hops Midnight ...
  • Fallout 4 Will Not Get A Demo fallout 4If you were hoping to “try before you buy” with Fallout 4, bad news. This game won’t have a demo released. Pete Hines, marketing executive for Bethesda, responded to a fan’s question on Twitter regarding a demo for the game.

    NuclearDrifting

    @DCDeacon will there be a demo for Fallout 4 or will this be like other times where the were no demos? #changingtraditions

    Pete Hines

    @NuclearDrifting no demo. Not possible to cut up the game into a small piece

    If he says it isn’t possible to offer a bite-sized version of Fallout 4, then it probably isn’t, though gigantic sprawling games have had demos ...

  • Square Plans To Continue Investing In Their Existing Properties Square-Enix’s new Annual Report says their plans for 2016 and beyond will mostly involve “revitalizing existing IPs.” Elaborating, they have vague plans to “take an IP developed for earlier generations of game consoles and recreate it for the latest consoles.” This also includes “smart devices” like phones.
    While this strategy sounds familiar and nothing like actual news, Square seems to be implying they’re interested in reviving more of their older intellectual properties. This could be good news for those impatiently waiting for the company’s dormant properties, like the Mana and Chrono series, to be used again.
    It doesn’t need pointing out — ...
  • New Shenmue 3 Details, Courtesy Of Yu Suzuki The website DualShockers published an interview with Yu Suzuki today. In it Suzuki revealed some new information regarding the development of the long-demanded sequel, Shenmue 3.
    Yu said the game will feature four main bosses, and that one of them would be Lan Di, who previously appeared in the other two games (released in 1999 and 2001). He also said the fourth boss would be “an extremely beautiful and sexy, but cruel woman” who focuses more on “cunning than head-on fighting.” How that will translate to gameplay is up to interpretation at this point, but it shows possibilities. As for the ...