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  • Fallout 4’s Far Harbor Accused Of Plagiarism far harborWere the events that unfold in Fallout 4’s big DLC expansion, Far Harbor, copied from a New Vegas mod called “Autumn Leaves”? That’s what the mod’s creator, Guillaume Veer, is accusing Bethesda of doing.
    Veer claims the story beats, characters and environments used in “Autumn Leaves” are too similar to Far Harbor’s for it to be a concidence. Both start with a discussion through an intercom before entering a Vault, both have a murder investigation that requires you to examine the crime scene and talk to every robot in the Vault, and in both, the murdered victim was the Vault’s prime ...
  • Fallout 4’s Vault-Tec Workshop Launches July 26 vault-tecThe most elaborate set of tools yet for Fallout 4 will be added July 26, Bethesda Games announced today. Vault-Tec Workshop allows users to design their own vault, decorate it with furninshings, invite various NPCs….and then experiment on them, mwahahaha. Quote Bethesda:
    “Build a brighter future underground with the all-new Vault-Tec Workshop. Create a massive vault and attract new dwellers using pre-war industrial kits complete with retro-nostalgic furniture, lighting, and art. And like every good Overseer, run Vault-Tec approved experiments on your dwellers to learn what makes an ideal citizen. Vault-Tec has given you the tools, the rest is up to ...
  • Long War Studios Releases New XCOM 2 Mods Two new mods from XCOM 2 have arrived via Long Wars Studios, the team that made the Long Wars mod for the original XCOM. Check out the breakdown of the mods via the official XCOM website:
    “Hello, Commander. One of our resistance cells, Long War Studios, has promised new tools to help us combat ADVENT and the alien menace. Starting today, XCOM soldiers will have new laser-based weapons to equip, as well as a complete reworking of classes and Abilities to employ in XCOM 2.
    The “Perk Pack” and “Laser Pack” mods are available for download through the XCOM 2 Steam Workshop right ...
  • Final Fantasy’s Final Box Art Today Square-Enix released what should be the cover that greets us when we look for Final Fantasy XV this September.

    It’s Noctis and his bros making poses — some fearsome, some goofy (okay, they’re all goofy). If you look closely, you can spot the car. If you look even closer, you’ll notice those clouds in the sky AREN’T ALL CLOUDS…and they’re too busy posing to notice what’s coming for them!
    If you don’t like this cover at all, it’s reversible: the alternate image is just the Final Fantasy XV logo against a black background.
    What’s the XBox One version look like? It’s quite ...

  • Final Fantasy 12 HD Has Four Major Improvements final fantasy 12The website Polygon got in touch with Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age producer Hiroaki Kato to discuss the various tune-ups his development team is making to the code. As Kato explains, Final Fantasy 12 HD will have a lot of improvements beyond a higher resolution.
    REBALANCED GAMEPLAY: FFXII was the first non-MMO Final Fantasy to do away with random battles in favor of visible monsters you had to avoid onscreen. They were new at this sort of thing and the challenge was out of whack in many areas — some monsters were too weak and others could kill you easily. ...
  • Final Fantasy VII Comes To Android Devices The number of electronic gizmos out there capable of playing Final Fantasy VII just went up by millions today as Square introduced an Android version of their most famous RPG.
    This is the same version of FFVII that has been available on iOS for some time, and contains the same features as the modern Steam and Playstation 4 versions. The polygonal Lego people are high-def but the backgrounds are a bit blurry, Square having lost the original renders (they threw them out as late as FF9, by that point they should’ve known better). There’s a fast-forward button for tedious grinding, an ...
  • Witcher 3 “Game Of The Year Edition” Announced witcher 3To all those cheapskates who have been waiting on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt until the inevitable Game of the Year Edition tied up all its content in a cheap bow, now is the time. CD Projekt Red officially announced the coming of the Witcher 3 Game of the Year Edition today.
    “With all the free DLC and updates the game received so far, including significant changes to the game’s interface and mechanics, many gamers have asked us if we’re working on some sort of a ‘Game of the Year Edition,’” said the game’s director, Konrad Tomaszkiewicz. “I’m happy to confirm ...
  • New Fallout 4 Update Expands Codsworth’s Vocabulary fallout 4Update 1.6 has arrived for Fallout 4. Among the usual bug fixes and performance tweaks, this update increases the number of names your robot butler, Codsworth, can call you. Fallout 4 launched with over 1,000 possible names for Codsworth to say out loud (including several immature ones they knew people would try). With Update 1.6, an additional 300+ are added. Bethesda isn’t saying which ones…you’ll have to experiment for yourself.
    Currently the update is only available for the PC version of the game; we expect console versions to come out shortly.
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    ExitSave – Exiting to the Main Menu will create an ...

  • Zero Escape Trilogy To Be Available On Multiple Platforms Soon Last week the concluding entry in the Zero Escape trilogy, Zero Time Dilemma, was released on 3DS, PS Vita and PC (and you’re lucky I was able to tear myself away from playing it long enough to write this newspost). The release of Zero Time Dilemma marks the first time any Zero Escape game has been made available on PC, but it may not be lonely for long.
    Aksys Games announced this morning that plans are underway to port the previous two games in the trilogy (Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Virtue’s Last Reward) to other platforms. Though specific ...
  • Total War: Warhammer Gets Blood Knights Via Free Update Total War: Warhammer has gotten its first true update. In this update, new improvements are made, heroes have been tweaked, and new characters are available to battle with. A page for the notes of the update details everything that one can expect from it. But here are the main points:
    “Update 1 is designed to add polish, increase stability, tweak AI behaviour, address some known gameplay issues and redress balance in a number of areas. This is the first in a number of updates, which means you may not see some changes you were expecting. For example, while multiplayer has seen some attention in ...