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Google Earth design brings Fallout 4's map to life

Bethesda created a fairly large map for Fallout 4 and some gamers might have experienced difficulties in navigating it, especially after discovering most of the locations the game has to offer.

However now, one gamer has found a rather smart way of making it easier to use. Instead of scrolling your way around a jam-packed 2D map with icons all over the place, why not just make it 3D! 

Reddit user KidaXV posted a few pictures of Fallout 4's map onto the r/fo4 subreddit, taking up a Google Earth-styled design. As you can see in the photo above, the map looks a lot smaller and maybe even easier to use too. 

If you would like to check out a larger version of this 3D map, click here. 

[KidaXV]

Fallout 4 Wasteland Workshop DLC coming next week, new trailer confirms

Bethesda today unveiled Fallout 4’s second DLC, Wasteland Workshop, which will launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC on Tuesday, April 12.

Wasteland Workshop is a settlement-first DLC and introduces a raft of building features such as portable gardens, in-house traps, new lighting kits, animal cages and taxidermy. Use spike pits to keep Deathclaws out of your living room, or keep a pet Deathclaw caged in the backyard and let it out to slaughter Radscorpions—whose heads you may then mount on your wall.

Wasteland Workshop will be available for $4.99, or as part of the Fallout 4 DLC season pass. The DLC arrives just one month ahead of aquatic expansion Far Harbor, “the largest landmass Bethesda Games Studios has ever created for post-release content,” which is slated to release in May.  

Additionally, Bethesda will detail Fallout 4’s long-awaited Creation Kit, which allows PC players to share mods on PS4 and Xbox One, in the coming months.

Watch Star Wars: Rogue One perfectly recreated in Fallout 4

YouTube is the gift that keeps on giving, this time YouTube has gifted us with a Fallout 4 version of the recently released Rogue One trailer.

The official Star Wars: Rogue One trailer came out less than a week ago and someone has already recreated it in a game. The spin-off film's trailer was recreated in Fallout 4, of course, with the help of a bunch of mods. Youtuber UpIsNotJump took it upon himself to recreated one of the most anticipated trailers this year, and they did a really good job.

Yesterday, another Youtuber remixed the Gears of War 4 trailer making it even sadder than it was before. It seems like YouTube is filled with gold these days.

Drive the Fallout 4 'Rocket 69' car in Forza 6

Remember the song Rocket 69 from Fallout 4 Diamond City Radio? Apparently, is was about a car and that car will be making its way to Forza 6!

Those who played Fallout 4 are probably familiar with the song Rocket 69, mostly because the radio playlist is so short. The car, Rocket 69, is available in the racing game Forza 6 and it really does look like a red rocket (and like it was taken from the Jetsons).

Starting today, the codes for the Chryslus Rocket '69 will be sent out to gamers who have played either Fallout 4 or Forza 6  while connected to Xbox Live, the code will be sent out in an Xbox Live message. Since there is millions of codes to send out it can take up to seven days for the codes to arrive. Gamers who for the first time played either Fallout 4 or Forza 6 between April 14 and the end of the month will get their codes in early May.

"With its retro-futuristic lines and performance that will take you from zero to “whoa” in a handful of seconds"

Bethesda gives us a look at Fallout 4's mod Creation Kit

Bethesda has given us a look at the Fallout 4 Creation Kit that will be heading to consoles  that will be heading to the the Xbox One in May and PlayStation 4 in June. At the moment, PC players can access the Creation Kit beta through a few simple steps.

Players on PC can actually download a beta for the modding tools now. Here’s how:

  • Log into Steam
  • Right Click on Fallout 4 in your Library
  • Select Settings
  • Select Betas
  • A drop down menu will appear. Select beta
  • Select OK
  • Wait a few minutes and Fallout 4 should update
  • When done, Fallout 4 should appear as Fallout 4 [Beta] in your Library

The Creation Kit will allow modders to create mods and make them accessible to Xbox One and PS4 owners. The tools in the Creation Kit will allow modders to create quests, alter/create environments, dialogue and more.

In addition to mod creation, the Creation Kit will feature an in-game UI that will allow users to sort through mods, bookmark and favorite items they like or want as they com across them. 

Whether it be by coincidence or not, the Steam Workshop's wording has been altered suggesting that the modding community may be looking at paying for mods in the future.

Fallout 4 wins BAFTA's Game of the Year Award; All award winners listed here

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Game Awards have finished up, leaving us with some big winners.

While the winner might be Fallout 4 for being Game of the Year, Rocket League really took the big win home by winning awards in a number of categories.

Fallout 4 was up against Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture,  Life is Strange, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Rocket League and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the Game of the Year Award and it beat every single contender to come out on top.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt won a ton of awards for how good it was so Fallout 4 had some stiff competition. 

Here are the games that won awards:

Best British Game: 

  • Batman: Arkham Knight

Artistic Achievement:

  • Ori and the Blind Forest

Audio Achievement: 

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

Debut Game: 

  • Her Story

Family:

  • Rocket League

Game Innovation: 

  • Her Story

Ones to Watch: 

  • Sundown

Mobile & Handheld:

  • Her Story

Original Property:

  • Until Dawn

Game Design: 

  • Bloodborne

AMD Esports Audience Award: 

  • Smite

Multiplayer: 

  • Rocket League

Story: 

  • Life is Strange

Persistent Game: 

  • Prison Architect

Music: 

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

Sport: 

  • Rocket League

Best Performer:

  • Merle Dandridge – Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

Best Game:

  • Fallout 4

BAFTA Fellowship Award:

  • John Carmack

Unofficial Fallout 4 patch to fix almost every bug

The bugs in Fallout 4 can be fun and weird, but some break the game and force players to restart their enitre game. That game breaking bug is something an unofficial patch for Fallout 4 on PC promises to fix.

Fallout players with a particular set of skills got tired of Bethesda taking so long to fix all the bugs in the game so they took matters into their own hands and created an unofficial patch that fixes a lot of bugs and other issues. The creators are aiming to fix EVERY bug and issue in the game. Quite ambitious.

"The goal of the Unofficial Fallout 4 Patch (aka UFO4P) is to eventually fix every bug with Fallout 4 not officially resolved by the developers to the limits of the Creation Kit and community-developed tools, in one easy-to-install package."

This patch is being crafted by the same creators of the unofficial Skyrim and Oblivion patches, so these guys know what they are doing.

The patch fixes "hundreds of gameplay, quest, NPC, object, item, text and placement bugs" and will be compatible with as many other mods as possible. To be able to run this patch players needs to have the official Fallout 4 patch 1.5.146 downloaded as well.

Check out and download the patch for yourself.

You can now play Fallout: New Vegas as a choose-your-own-adventure on YouTube

If you were a fan of choose-your-own-adventure books as a kid, a YouTuber called Many a True Nerd might have the thing for you. Fallout: New Vegas – Choose Your Own Apocalypse is a YouTube series inspired by the choose your own adventure novels of old, modernizing the format of brief narrative beats mixed with user selection.

Each video is very brief, lasting between 30 seconds to a minute and a half, so the story moves along at a brisk pace. It's also worth noting that your choices can end up killing you, so there is legitimate weight to your actions.

Every time you die, you are brought back to the first video in the series (embedded below), but you can work around the penalty of failure by simply hitting the Back button. 

But that's no fun.

Just make sure you play Fallout: New Vegas – Choose Your Own Apocalypse on a computer, as mobile devices may not embed the annotations that pop up on the screen.

Have fun, and if you like what you see, you can check out more of Many a True Nerd's videos here.

Source: [Eurogamer]

This is how awkward it would be to use your Pip-Boy from Fallout 4 in real-life

There are some aspects of video games that seem a bit silly. Things like your never ending pockets, your ability to carry 14 different giant weapons – as well as dragon bones, and how you can randomly stop to open up your inventory without being injured by enemies.

Opening up your Pip-Boy in Fallout 4 will stop time allowing you to switch out weapons or eat several deathclaw steaks, switch armor, and take some drugs – all before your enemy attacks you. In the game, it's a great reprieve from the onslaught… In real life… you wonder what your enemies are thinking.

YouTuber Andrew McMurry perfectly illustrated this awkward moment in a YouTube video, as seen below.

To be fair, Skyrim was worse than Fallout in these regards. I stopped battles to eat tons different things (sometimes taking a chance and eating something that made the battle harder).

Fallout 4 Creation Kit opens up for private beta testing, then disappears

Bethesda has reportedly opened up the chance for interested gamers to test out the Fallout 4 Creation Kit via a closed beta, however after high demand the thread has been abruptly closed by the developer. 

There is no official release date for the Fallout 4 Creation Kit so far, but it is expected to launch at some stage this month. Some reports suggest that the news of more beta testing could be a signpost for an impending release, although that might not be the case.

For those that are not aware, this Creation Kit will allow PC gamers to mix up and modify Fallout 4 in a variety of different ways – which opens up endless realms of possibility for those that are interested. 

As we mentioned earlier, Bethesda posted on their online community forum that there would be a possibility of allowing gamers to get involved with the closed beta. However, with it being as easy as replying with the word "YES" in order to be posted on the thread, over 1,000 responses were recorded rather quickly. 

Therefore, Bethesda then closed the thread "for the time being," which suggests that it might well open again soon, but nothing is confirmed on that front. 

Those that did make their interest in testing out the Creation Kit closed beta could receive a private messaging, including an invitation to test it out. So, if you were lucky enough to get your name in the hat, be sure to keep your eye out for a response from Bethesda. 

[Bethesda: Community Forum]