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#1 Juddy

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 09:10

The weird website thesurvivor2299.com seemed to be leading up to an announcement for Fallout 4, but now the site just has a video of a sad violin. Bethesda already said that they weren't going to be showing anything new at VGX, but they didn't come right out and say the site was fake. 

 

Beneath the sad violin video the site has the message "Special thanks to /r/Fallout the most amazing community on reddit. PSA: YT User 'Elevated Level', Butch, Pitor, Liam Neeson and creator of tunnelsnakesrule.com are not responsible for this 'hoax/rickroll'. Ah, and thepropheteer.com is a fake too (Still thumbs up for this guy it looks great!). Don't hate bethesda, hate me. That's all. I really hope you'll get a real Fallout 4 soon, guys. PPS To real haters: if you really wish me dead IRL, go here . Otherwise, if you're ###### off/hate me, then see you and remember to watch VGX!."

 

Whoever you are, good job. I enjoyed the crazy conspiracy on Reddit, and we all enjoyed thinking about another Fallout game. Hopefully Bethesda is actually working on Fallout 4 and we hear something on it soon.

 

 

http://www.destructo...ax-267061.phtml




#2 The Dingus Diddler

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 10:00

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 12:53

Hats off. The whole industry stretched their necks and rarely anybody suspected anything as it kept getting more and more believable.

 

Now excuse me while I go and violently explode.... AAAARGH!!! *BOOM*



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 12:58

While it is annoying.

Does anyone else think, if it was a hoax. Shouldn't Bethesda come out earlier and said it was a hoax?



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 13:14

While it is annoying.

Does anyone else think, if it was a hoax. Shouldn't Bethesda come out earlier and said it was a hoax?

 

Maybe, but it's free publicity for the franchise, I'm sure people wanted it before but they REALLY want it now. Also, they are most likely working on it right now, so it's win-win for them.



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 13:16

Bethesda doesnt have to say shat. because Bethesda is Bethesda. and they know they are king. and dont need to say anything.



#7 giantpotato

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 13:21

Did people actually think this was real? People pointed out the flaws with the site as soon as it launched. Wrong registrar for Bethesda, Non-American date format among other things.



#8 Andrew G.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 13:24

I'm still sure we'll see it tonight, hoax site or not.



#9 Skiver

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:17

While it is annoying.

Does anyone else think, if it was a hoax. Shouldn't Bethesda come out earlier and said it was a hoax?

They did...ish
 



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:46

 

They did...ish
 

 

 

Yeah i did notice that. What i meant was. They should have said it soon as it blew up on the Internet.



#11 Skiver

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:51

Yeah i did notice that. What i meant was. They should have said it soon as it blew up on the Internet.

Although they may or may not have a Fallout 4 in the plans, what this did do is get everyone talking about Fallout - free publicity will always be appreciated no matter what the form.



#12 soniqstylz

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 03:05

However, Fallout 4 is real, and GOG has F1/F2/F:T for free.





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