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Fallout is a post-apocalyptic RPG franchise created by Interplay Entertainment and developed by Black Isle Studios, before Bethesda Softworks took over the IP in 2004. The series features a retrofuturistic style following a nuclear war that devastated the game's world. Players typically inhabit a Vault Dweller, someone who remained safe in an underground shelter, appearing in the post-apocalyptic world where a problem needs to be solved. While the older games were more tactical RPGs, Fallout 3 took the franchise into the first person shooter genre, while also retaining the RPG elements.

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The Fallout Franchise Has More in Common with Red Dead Redemption Than You Think

Despite having very different settings, the Fallout and Red Dead Redemption franchises share a lot of their key elements in common with one another.

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10 Games With Profound Morality Systems

While most games allow players to do what they please, some games have morality systems that could alter the gameplay entirely, like these examples.

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Hilarious Fallout 4 Detail Shows Why The Insitute is Truly Evil

A gamer online shows off a hilarious detail in Fallout 4 that reveals exactly why the Insitute is the most evil faction in Bethesda's RPG.

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Fallout 4 Player Beats the Game as a Radscorpion

A Fallout 4 player online shares their latest strange challenge playthrough, beating the entire Bethesda game as a radscorpion.

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Fallout Fan Finds Real-Life Item With Unusual Packaging Based on the Games

A Fallout fan has discovered an unusual set of band-aids in real life with the series' mascot Vault Boy depicted on the packaging.

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Original Fallout Creator Shares Why He Left The Series

Original co-creator of the Fallout series Tim Cain reveals why he left the franchise after the release of the wildly successful original.

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Strange Fallout 4 Glitch Sees NPCs Swimming in the Streets

A gamer online shows off a hilarious glitch from Fallout 4 that sees an NPC swimming through the streets of the Commonwealth.

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The Best Perks to Share in Fallout 76

There are a few perks players should share with Public Teams in Fallout 76 to help out fellow vault dwellers with universal buffs and unique skills.

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The Elder Scrolls 6 Should Follow in Fallout's Footsteps For an Adorable New Feature

With the involved content of The Elder Scrolls 6 likely being huge, the title should adopt a beloved mechanic from fellow Bethesda franchise Fallout.

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Fallout: 8 Additions Bethesda Made To The Lore

Although Fallout's lore was established by a different developer, Bethesda has since made numerous contributions that fans love to explore.

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One Weapon from Fallout 4 Would Be Right at Home in Fallout 76

Fallout 76 fans have been begging for a weapon from Fallout 4 to be revived, especially since new features could take the gun to the next level.

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What to Expect From Fallout 76 Season 13

Season 13 for Fallout 76 will drop alongside a major update in June, though the name of the Season may be misleading to players’ expectations.

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Here’s Fallout: New Vegas' Map Completely Remade in Minecraft

A bunch of Minecraft fans decide to recreate the Mojave Desert from Fallout: New Vegas in Mojang's sandbox title, complete with custom textures.

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Fallout 76: How to Get the Cold Shoulder Shotgun

Here's how to get the Legendary Cold Shoulder shotgun in Fallout 76, and what players should know about its ideal mods.

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What to Expect from Fallout 4's Next-Gen Update

Fallout 4's next-gen update is confirmed to have a handful of improvements, but fans could expect new content too, within reason at least.

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The Unwritten Rules of Fallout: New Vegas Explained

The community for Fallout: New Vegas has over time established which content is a priority to experience before ending the game’s story.

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Fallout 76 Couriers Explained

The Courier network created by Fallout 76’s community can be an invaluable asset due to the services and resources available to all players.

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One Faction in Fallout 76 is Overdue for an Update

Lore and recent trends in Fallout 76 point toward an original faction returning to the post-nuclear Appalachian wasteland at some point.

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Fallout 4 Player Accidentally Performs a Mortal Kombat Fatality

A Fallout 4 player encounters a strange glitch that allows them to perform an act that resembles a Fatality from the Mortal Kombat games.

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Fallout 76: Best Perk Cards for Power Armor

Here are the best perk cards to equip while riding a Power Armor in Fallout 76.