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ekim
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(11-15-2013, 10:54 AM)
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http://thesurvivor2299.com/

Timer ends December 10 if I calculated that correctly.
Anyone able to decode the morse code?

edit:
From the source code:
<div id="vid-count"> <span data-time="1386792000" class="vid-count"></span> </div>
<!--- Flash Window http://www.youtube.com/user/BethesdaSoftworks/videos -->
<div id="footer"></div>
<div>
<!--- 1 Message DD/MM/YYYY For European and American sites-->
<audio src="/radio/bridgeport-5284ec0d1b93c.mp3" autoplay loop>
<!--- <audio src="/radio/fall-river-6191da7f11n.mp3" autoplay loop> -->
<!--- 06.12 -->

Seems too obvious
ashecitism
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(11-15-2013, 10:56 AM)
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http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthre...hesurvivor2299
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthre...hesurvivor2299

and both got closed

Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

Different registrar than their other domains. Hosted in Poland. Doesn't use Zenimax nameservers. Euro date even though they're a US company.

Where exactly is the proof Bethesda registered this? Please don't post domain registration rumours unless you are equipped to evaluate, technically, whether the rumours are likely to be true.

Sendou
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(11-15-2013, 10:56 AM)
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I think this was declared a fake already.
Quentyn
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(11-15-2013, 10:56 AM)
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This is like the fourth thread on this. It's a hoax.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=715727
8bit
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(11-15-2013, 10:56 AM)
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Roboleon
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(11-15-2013, 10:57 AM)
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deja vu
ekim
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(11-15-2013, 10:57 AM)
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Sorry :(
doemaaan
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(11-15-2013, 10:57 AM)
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inb4 lock. right?
ekim
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(11-15-2013, 10:59 AM)
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Well the Whois looked promising (except for the nameserver):

Domain Name: THESURVIVOR2299.COM
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Updated Date: 2013-11-13 18:30:09
Creation Date: 2013-11-13 18:30:09
Registrar Expiration Date: 2014-11-13 18:30:09
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrant Name: IT Dept
Registrant Organization: ZeniMax Media Inc
Registrant Street: 1370 Piccard Drive Suite 120
Registrant City: Rockville
Registrant State/Province: Maryland
Registrant Postal Code: 20850
Registrant Country: United States
Admin Name: DNS Admin
Admin Organization: ZeniMax Media Inc
Admin Street: 1370 Piccard Drive Suite 120
Admin City: Rockville
Admin State/Province: Maryland
Admin Postal Code: 20850
Admin Country: United States
Admin Phone: +1.3019482200
Admin Fax:
Admin Email: email@ZENIMAX.COM
Tech Name: DNS Tech
Tech Organization: ZeniMax Media Inc
Tech Street: 1370 Piccard Drive Suite 120
Tech City: Rockville
Tech State/Province: Maryland
Tech Postal Code: 20850
Tech Country: United States
Tech Phone: +1.3019482200
Tech Fax:
Tech Email: email@ZENIMAX.COM
Name Server: NS1.THESURVIVOR2299.COM
Name Server: NS2.THESURVIVOR2299.COM

ezekial45
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(11-15-2013, 07:00 PM)
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Is that part a hoax too?

http://12072299.tumblr.com/post/67040041439

It just came up.
Intheflorsh
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(11-15-2013, 07:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by ezekial45

Is that part a hoax too?

http://12072299.tumblr.com/post/67040041439

It just came up.

It's so blatantly unsubtle it pretty much confirms this is a hoax.
ezekial45
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(11-17-2013, 07:20 AM)
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I know people have resigned this as a hoax, but the tumblr is still being updated. Plus there is this.
http://i.imgur.com/gpCifT6.png

Moreover, Erik Todd Ellums (voice of three dog), has updated his twitter a bit regarding this.

https://mobile.twitter.com/ETDellums...29236714921984

I don't know what to think. I do however feel really good about a reveal at the VGX event.
Last edited by ezekial45; 11-17-2013 at 07:23 AM.
Lakitu
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(11-22-2013, 10:27 PM)
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The Tumblr and the Twitter accounts have both been confirmed as fake and the owner of the Tumblr account confirmed that he has nothing to do with the website.

The website itself is looking more and more legit, though still not 100% confirmed all signs point to it being so. Or it's just a really good hoax. Check out the Reddit thread to catch up but the most significant update is after searching through the whois, they found a name that is affiliated with AKQA who were responsible for the Fallout 3 viral advertising.
rjinaz
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(12-01-2013, 02:36 PM)
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Bumping this thread because the first timer is going to end in 6 hours. I guess lock the thread mods if this is a mistake to do.

The website reads: Nuclear winter is coming in 06h 03m 17s

Supposedly the website has it marked as concept art in the website script according to Reddit.

Does anybody have any expectations? It is still not certain whether this website is legit or not. Following along with all the information so far and the various morse codes, and Bethesda's history with reveals and doing something similar, it seems way too elaborate to be a hoax.
BeekleMatter
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(12-01-2013, 07:44 PM)
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Yea so 52 minutes out from the first timer. I know a lot assume this to be fake but I'm still interested to see what comes of it.

The source code got an update just a little bit ago:

<!--- <img src="http://prepareforthefuture.com/static/00_posters/04_poster_pinch.png">
<img src="http://prepareforthefuture.com/static/00_posters/04_poster_apo.png">
<img src="http://prepareforthefuture.com/static/00_posters/04_poster_battlesh_cov.png">
<img src="http://prepareforthefuture.com/static/00_posters/04_poster_river.png">
<img src="http://prepareforthefuture.com/static/00_posters/04_poster_bst01.png">
<img src="http://prepareforthefuture.com/static/00_posters/04_poster_bst02.png">
<img src="http://prepareforthefuture.com/static/00_posters/04_poster_bk_wads_atheneum.png"> -->

My guess if different pictures to be released daily until VGX.

If you want to see a chronological list of the happenings you can see here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...pli=1&sle=true
Last edited by BeekleMatter; 12-01-2013 at 08:29 PM.
lighthouse777
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(12-03-2013, 10:59 AM)
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from redditt
all messages together

Quote
October 23rd, 2077
Air Raid Sirens go off. The Great War begins and lasts two hours
“Calling any station. Calling any station. Calling any station. This is OZ (Bridgeport). Please stand by.”
“Bridgeport, this is Concord (MA), message: Quabbin Reservoir is hit, repeat, Quabbin Reservoir is hit, over.”
(Boston is hit by a nuclear warhead. The NCRA was in the process of being updated with a situation report)
"National Catastrophe Relief Auxiliary Unit, Boston 314, 7 Emergency Message: NEW YORK STAGE 7 WASHINGTON STAGE 7 LOS ANGELES STAGE 7 AUSTIN STAGE 7 CHICAGO STAGE 7 NEW ORLEAN STAGE 7 LAS VEGAS UNKNOWN MIAMI STAGE 7 DALLAS STAGE 7 DENVER STAGE 7 SAN DIEGO STAGE 7 SAN FRANCISCO STAGE 7 BOSTO-"
(A vault technician opens 119 to any survivors of the initial attack. IT is possible 7667 is the code needed to enter the Vault)
“Calling all stations, calling all stations, calling all stations, this is Vault Technician 2510730 one six emergency Vault-Tec shelter for survivors in Quabbin, number 119, repeat, emergency Vault-Tec shelter for survivors in Quabbin, number 119, over”
(The radio operator who attempted to reach the NCRA realizes Boston is now gone and that there is no hope)
“Calling all stations, calling all stations, calling all stations. Boston is gone, I repeat, Boston is gone. No Hope. Frequency 3450 Return Transmission. Goodbye America.”
(Six days pass, and the Nuclear Winter occurs)
TIME ELAPSES
July 4th, 2299
(The Survivor heads to the Institute for help)
”MY DEAR SISTER. I’M HEADING TO THE INSTITUTE. GOD KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS PLACE NOW. THIS OLD BASTARD WILL HELP US. HE MUST HELP US. –0321–”
(The Institute refuses to help the survivor. He decides to venture to Black Row.)
THE INSTITUTE IS SEALED. THEY WON'T HELP US. I'M HEADING TO BLACK ROW. -NGQHT 5120-
(In the meantime, Vault 119 is being attacked)
"Calling all stations, this is overseer 119 emergency enemy unknown, SOS. Vault 119 Quabbin 7667, repeat, SOS, Vault 119 Quabbin 7667 enemy unknown."
(The attackers manage to breach the vault doors. The vault dwellers retreat to level 4.)
"Calling all stations, this is Vault Overseer 119, anybody near Quabbin? SOS Vault door breach, repeat, SOS Vault door breach, enemy unknown, level 1, 2, and 3 gone, survivors on (service lift to OR in secure location) level 4"
(The attackers manage to kill the overseer (whose code is 15334), who probably attempted to defend his vault dwellers and hold off the attackers. The attackers now attempt to breach Level 4)
"Calling all stations, this is Vault 119, SOS, Level 4 is under attack, Overseer is dead, repeat, SOS, Level 4 is under attack, Overseer is dead. We won’t make it."
(The Survivor has reached Black Row. They send our a Quick Response Force to help at Vault 119.)
"Calling Black Row Out Station. Ground is safe. Too Late. Level 4 breach. No survivors, 899 corpses. We are leaving Vault 119. Over, back to you."
Someone, presumably a synthetic humanoid (android), attempts to hack into the Overseer's computer but uses a wrong code - 15812 instead of 15334 -and the incorrect log-in marks the android as an enemy. The message below is left on the computer)
"THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT'S COMING. IT'S A KEY TO THE GREAT GAME"





Desmond Lockheart point lookout dlc

If kept alive, Desmond disappears from the game after you exit the Underground Lab upon completion of A Meeting of the Minds. If talked to beforehand, he will mention traveling north to pursue his next rival, another "player" in the "Great Game", a Post-War struggle between former geniuses and billionares.





”MY DEAR SISTER. I’M HEADING TO THE INSTITUTE. GOD KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS PLACE NOW. THIS OLD BASTARD WILL HELP US. HE MUST HELP US. –0321–”

is the old bastard, desmond lockheart?
he is referred to that
MasterBalls
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(12-03-2013, 11:00 AM)
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Someone get Jason Schrier on the line!
kris.
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(12-03-2013, 07:39 PM)
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so at this point i'm like 99% sure this is real.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...pli=1&sle=true

all of the changes to the website known so far, for the uninformed. reddit is fucking on this thing.


itsreallyhappening
Milennia
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(12-03-2013, 07:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by kris.

so at this point i'm like 99% sure this is real.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...pli=1&sle=true

all of the changes to the website known so far, for the uninformed. reddit is fucking on this thing.


itsreallyhappening

I cant let myself get hyped yet... But I'm on the cusp. (Lol cusp)
runnin_blue
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(12-04-2013, 08:00 AM)
Sorry to bring it back up but has the site always had a countdown or is this a new thing?

I haven't been following it closely.

http://thesurvivor2299.com/
Vintage
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(12-04-2013, 09:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by kris.

so at this point i'm like 99% sure this is real.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...pli=1&sle=true

all of the changes to the website known so far, for the uninformed. reddit is fucking on this thing.


itsreallyhappening

This is either real or someone is REALLY dedicated to this hoax.

Damn I love ARG's.
NeoGash
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(12-04-2013, 09:20 AM)
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No...it can't be....it can't be happening...he...he's a Super Saiyan? Seriously, I hope this shit is real. The internet will implode and the universe as we know it will be changed forever.
mujun
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(12-04-2013, 02:02 PM)
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Story sounds so rad if the stuff in this thread is true.

More pumped for this than anything (even getting my PS4 in Feb).

Saturday can't come soon enough.
shandy706
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(12-04-2013, 02:11 PM)
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My birthday is this weekend.

This would be a nice present. LOL
huxley00
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(12-07-2013, 05:22 AM)
Site has been updated, just a troll.
Intheflorsh
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(12-07-2013, 05:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Intheflorsh

It's so blatantly unsubtle it pretty much confirms this is a hoax.

So true, past me.
kris.
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(12-07-2013, 05:24 AM)
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reddit's pissed

and now bethesda softworks is following me on twitter holy shit the pressure
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(12-07-2013, 05:24 AM)
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Phatosaurus
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(12-07-2013, 05:28 AM)
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All that effort for a mere hoax? Not sure I buy it. I reckon Bethesda are playing us to drum up hype.
daman824
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(12-07-2013, 05:28 AM)
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Yep fallout 4 late 2015. Bethesda wants a repeat of skyrim sales but doesn't want to work on last gen consoles anymore. So they're just going to wait until the ps4 & xb1 user-base gets larger. Fuck this shit.
Last edited by daman824; 12-07-2013 at 05:31 AM.
jschreier
(12-07-2013, 05:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by daman824

Yep fallout 4 late 2015. Bethesda wants a repeat of skyrim sales but dont want to work on last gen anymore. So they're going to wait until the ps4 & xb1 userbase gets larger. Fuck this shit.

I for one would rather see a fully next-gen Fallout 4 in 2015 than a cross-gen Fallout 4 in 2014 that's gimped because they have to optimize it for both current- and next-gen.
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(12-07-2013, 05:32 AM)
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Damnit! ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ Give Fallout4
daman824
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(12-07-2013, 05:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by jschreier

I for one would rather see a fully next-gen Fallout 4 in 2015 than a cross-gen Fallout 4 in 2014 that's gimped because they have to optimize it for both current- and next-gen.

Or they could just release it next gen only next year. It would still sell quite well.
kris.
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(12-07-2013, 05:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by jschreier

I for one would rather see a fully next-gen Fallout 4 in 2015 than a cross-gen Fallout 4 in 2014 that's gimped because they have to optimize it for both current- and next-gen.

i mean i would too, but the fact that they went like a week and a half before addressing the site and letting everyone get into this frenzy is kind of a huge dick move.
Intheflorsh
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(12-07-2013, 05:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by kris.

i mean i would too, but the fact that they went like a week and a half before addressing the site and letting everyone get into this frenzy is kind of a huge dick move.

They're trying to toughen us up. Ultimately, this will be a good thing for us.
Poetic.Injustice
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(12-07-2013, 05:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by daman824

Or they could just release it next gen only next year. It would still sell quite well.

There still aren't many third party games next year that will be only PS4/One. Publishers are not willing to give up the PS3/360 audience.
huxley00
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(12-07-2013, 05:36 AM)

Originally Posted by Intheflorsh

They're trying to toughen us up. Ultimately, this will be a good thing for us.

After the buggy NV launch, we must be strong brethren.
kris.
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(12-07-2013, 05:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Intheflorsh

They're trying to toughen us up. Ultimately, this will be a good thing for us.

at this point, i am numb and drunk todd howard could make a surprise appearance on-stage at the VGXs and be like yo bitches fallout 4 *mic drop* and id be like yeah bullshit
coolasj19
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(12-07-2013, 05:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by kris.

i mean i would too, but the fact that they went like a week and a half before addressing the site and letting everyone get into this frenzy is kind of a huge dick move.

So that people could just not believe them? The could and probably should wait until late 2014/15. That's when the next-gen install base will start hitting its stride.
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(12-07-2013, 05:44 AM)
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JimtotheHum
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(12-07-2013, 05:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by jschreier

I for one would rather see a fully next-gen Fallout 4 in 2015 than a cross-gen Fallout 4 in 2014 that's gimped because they have to optimize it for both current- and next-gen.

Completely agree. Now that I have a PS4, I want full next-gen games. Even a little disappointed the new Dragon Age is cross-gen.
Juan29.zapata
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(12-07-2013, 05:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Intheflorsh

They're trying to toughen us up. Ultimately, this will be a good thing for us.

They already did that with all the bugs on release of their recent games.
Rushster
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(12-07-2013, 06:31 AM)
Whole load of stuff unfurled tonight on all the hoaxes it seems and Bethesda had to step up.

http://www.incgamers.com/2013/12/fal...-com-is-a-fake
doemaaan
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(12-07-2013, 12:24 PM)
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Yea, I had a feeling it was too good to be true. But if we're not getting Fallout 4 now, then when? Next VGX? Ugh, so far away.
BigTnaples
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(12-07-2013, 12:35 PM)
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Fucking A.


Whatever, as long as Fallout 4 is on Current Gen and PC only I don't care when it releases.


Bummer about no VGX though, felt like a sure thing.
carfo
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(12-07-2013, 12:37 PM)
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fake, and way too soon for FO4
KHlover
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(12-07-2013, 12:55 PM)

Originally Posted by carfo

fake, and way too soon for FO4

Yeah, it's only been what? 5 years since FO3 released? Why don't they just go ahead and annualize the franchise...

;-;

Originally Posted by ricochetguro

This is terrifying. Saved for later use :D
doemaaan
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(12-07-2013, 12:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by KHlover

Yeah, it's only been what? 5 years since FO3 released? Why don't they just go ahead and annualize the franchise...

Secret teaser incoming. #believe
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