Via: CaptainSparklez
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Bethesda has issued a cease and desist letter to the game Fortress Fallout for 'confusion' surrounding their use of the word 'Fallout' in their game title.  For reference, Fortress Fallout is a tower building mobile game, not at all similar to the Fallout series, but given the size of the company making it, they've got no choice but to find a new name rather than fight Bethesda on this one.  

You may remember Bethesda doing something similar to Mojang over the game Scrolls, but Mojang was lucky enough to win their case. As ridiculous as all of this is, if you're an indie developer, maybe just don't use anything remotely related to a Bethesda property in your game title; it's just not worth the risk.  Or, you know, just go all out and call your game The Elder Dishonored Rogue Warrior Fallout: New Scrolls.

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Earlier this year Bethesda announced they had every intention to allow for mods on PS4 and Xbox One for the Skyrim remaster, which had fans very happy. Well things took a bit of a 180 in the latest update on Bethesda's website today, which indicates Sony won't allow Bethesda to enable user mods the way they should work...

"After months of discussion with Sony, we regret to say that while we have long been ready to offer mod support on PlayStation 4, Sony has informed us they will not approve user mods the way they should work: where users can do anything they want for either Fallout 4 or Skyrim Special Edition.

Like you, we are disappointed by Sony’s decision given the considerable time and effort we have put into this project, and the amount of time our fans have waited for mod support to arrive. We consider this an important initiative and we hope to find other ways user mods can be available for our PlayStation audience. However, until Sony will allow us to offer proper mod support for PS4, that content for Fallout 4 and Skyrim on PlayStation 4 will not be available.

We will provide an update if and when this situation changes."

Via: Bethesda Softworks
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All the harpoons. New monsters. Stacks on stacks of new armor. And of course, predictably challenging choices. Bethesda's biggest DLC yet promises to bring a little bit of everything to the party, and my body couldn't be more ready. This guy's pretty amped too, I guess.

Some of the key things pointed out in their new Far Harbor exploration video that stuck out to me while watching and generally trying to keep my sh*t together in maddening anticipation:

-Bethesda claims this is the biggest landmass they’ve created yet for a DLC. The island also gathers some cues from the Glowing Sea (so a lot of radiation exposure’s about to go down..). -- Never forget the 'Glowing Sea of  Nope'!

-Central conflict takes place between the townspeople of Far Harbor, Children of Atom, and the Synths.

-Bethesda’s trying to build upon the ‘New England vibe’ in that of Fallout 4, which explains the Maine setting and characters that get by on fishing.

-Some of those newly mentioned weapons include fish hooks, harpoon guns, and hunting rifles, along with a new combat armor which Bethesda’s openly claimed is the ‘best armor out there’ excluding Power Armor (of course…).

-There’s a new batch of demented creatures based off anglers, Mirelurks, and salamanders.

-The DLC really aims to pick apart what unites the Children of Atom.

-Endings vary based on your ultimate decision in faction(s).

-Fog plays a huge role in this DLC. Monsters use it as an attack aid, and the people of Far Harbor must continually keep it at bay to ensure their livelihood.

-Lastly, the return of settlements…your relations with factions serves to dictate which lands you can lay claim to.

In closing here, lead designer William Shen said the following on what Bethesda’s aiming for with the DLC, and its factions:

Everyone has a sympathetic side, and a side that’s not-so-sympathetic, and you have to decide where you’re going to land. We wanted to include a ton of different options. Is it possible to go through with no one dying? Can you just decide to destroy everyone?

Can you bring certain people to justice and drag out certain truths? Is it worth exposing this person if it means all these other people are going to be hurt? We give you a lot of tools and information that affects all groups, and then you have the ability to decide what you’re going to do with it.”

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