Six Times Bethesda Was Massively Incompetent (The Jimquisition)

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Bethesda has created some of the most enduring power fantasies of our time, and there’s a good reason why The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a game that refuses to die.

However, Bethesda isn’t known for stable experiences, or welcome decisions, or not screwing up in massive ways.

With Fallout 76 coming out and being rubbish, let’s look back at some of the notorious goofs from a company that goofs hard and often. By no means a comprehensive list, but a fun one!

Fallout 76 – Nuclear Waste (Jimpressions)

It never seemed likely that Bethesda was capable of handling an online Fallout game, and the dreadful mess that is Fallout 76 only validates one’s cynicism. Which is fine, because Fallout 76 is, itself, a cynical game.

A cynical game that barely works.

Lifeless, archaic, and featuring a totally mangled VATS system, this desperate trip on the Live Services bandwagon is an utter waste of time.

Should Games Media Keep The Game Industry’s Secrets? (The Jimquisition)

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When Toby Fox released Deltarune, everyone asked to keep quiet about it for 24 hours. Obviously that didn’t happen. Elsewhere, Kotaku has a neverending source of leaked information for games like Assassin’s Creed and Fallout.

Let’s not forget that time Randy Pitchford called an accurate report on Borderlands 2 “shoddy journalism.”

Most recently, Rockstar and Take-Two managed to get over a million quid from a website for leaking accurate Red Dead Redemption 2 information.

Publishers believe the media’s job is to help them. The media doesn’t always do that when news needs reporting. Let’s talk about it.

The Jimquisition: Bethesda’s Paid Mods That Aren’t Paid Mods But Are Paid Mods

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Those paid mods that Bethesda said weren’t paid mods turned out to be paid mods and also worse than paid mods.

The Creation Club has gifted a bounty unto Fallout 4, and it looks like things are little too much like microtransactions and mods got welded together horrifically.

The Jimquisition: Prey‘s Demo & Arkane’s Cock Cigarette

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Demos aren’t exactly fashionable, and Prey not having one on PC is technically a non-issue.

Or it would have been, had Arkane’s reasoning not been so thoroughly and astoundingly wrong. At least when you think about it more than Arkane has.

Bonus Content: Elite Gaming Wisdom with Duke Amiel Du H’ardcore.