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The Survivor 2299; Nuclear winter has come

TechRaptor - Ever since the website went live, Fallout fans worldwide have been sitting on the website for god knows how long translating morse code, reporting HTML tweaks, sifting through various behind the scenes changes, and of course mashing the living day lights out of their F5 keys. Not only has the new website ruined some perfectly good keyboards, but it has also acted as a fine layer of plasma slime that has brought some key FO communities together. The Bethesda forums experienced a huge posting surge, the official Fallout subreddit has become a huge hub of information, even the more mainstream gaming communites are into it. Recently however, we hit an official milestone in the buzz surrounding the website.

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TacticAce909d ago

Personally I think this is a hoax more and more as time goes by. Honestly from a marketing standpoint it doesnt make sense because only a small group of people on the internet know or even care about the website vs the world. On top of that even fewer people know morse code and can decipher these messages. Its really a missed opportunity to hit the masses and that is why I think its a hoax.+

TechRaptor909d ago

It could very well be a well-done hoax. We plan on updating with every change of the site, and hopefully Zenimax will actually comment soon.

-Rutledge

Indo909d ago

They could easily claim the site is a hoax, but dont. Douche move.

NukaCola908d ago

It's happening. Bethesda is letting the internet have a mad moment over this, but in the end, it will reveal snd launch next FALL 14 and we will be happy

MAJ0R908d ago (Edited 908d ago )

The website seems too in depth to be hoax, especially after watching this video:

irepbtown908d ago

Usually when it's a hoax the relevant company quickly squashes it.

So I highly doubt this is a hoax as many others are as well.

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Summons75909d ago

I've never been to the website or rarely do go to teaser/countdown sites but I get the sense a lot of people think this is fake from most comments I have read. I agree with you too, Fallout is way too big for a teaser to go mostly unnoticed and Bethesda/Zenimax know marketing well enough to announce it in a grand way and tease it enough to leave people guessing but enough sense to know it's not fake...

Never been a huge Fallout fan (really enjoyed 3 but vegas was awful and 1,2 weren't my cup of tea) but I'm looking forward to what they will do with Fallout 4

pivotplease909d ago

Yeah, but they expect certain fans and gaming sites to decipher that and spread the news around. I've seen more abstract marketing.

Linsolv909d ago

It's actually really standard viral marketing technique.

ARGs are one of the old school methods since the early 2000s.

Monolith908d ago

At the moment if its not a hoax they're teasing the hardcore fans I believe. When they have a world premier is when they get the word out to the world. Just my take.

curtis92908d ago

I think the exact reasons you gave are why it IS legitimate. It's there for the smart ones and the ones who really care to figure out and get pumped out before they inevitably announce it to the masses soon.

orakle44908d ago

I think it's not a hoax, you know how inexpensive it is to keep that site up? For a company like Bethesda it's peanuts, and it causes quite a stir amongst the internets.

LaraTheOnigiri908d ago

In regards to "codes" and "missed opportunity", am I the only one who remembers the way Portal 2 was originally announced? Kinda seems similar to me, obviously without the official update and such.
I also find it odd that Bethesda has refused to commend on this possible hoax. Usually they deny actual rumors very quickly, but this time...

ZodTheRipper908d ago

I'm pretty sure this is not a hoax.

GroundZeroesBob908d ago (Edited 908d ago )

I would love a winter based Fallout game.

This is exciting lol.

Abdou023908d ago

if it was a missed opportunity to hit the masses you wouldn't be commenting on it right now.

TacticAce908d ago

I'm a journalist this is literally what I do.

Abdou023908d ago

@TacticAce

Other people on gaming sites aren't...

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overrated44909d ago

My biggest problem with the site is that after it got some attention it went on to then put up ANOTHER countdown (which ended today) that didn't explain anything. It was literally a countdown within a countdown that lead to a puzzle that was deciphered only to reveal another very cryptic message. If this were an actual ARG it could be done far more elegantly than it is.

psman012909d ago

http://who.godaddy.com/whoi...

I mean, it said the Domain is registered/owned by Zenimax of Rockville, Maryland, their headqarters...so it seems legit. That's what I'm hoping!!

lashes2ashes909d ago

Zinimax has never used go daddy for web hosting. And it's registered in Poland lol. It's a hoax.

KingOfArcadia908d ago

I thought I read somewhere that it was registered through GoDaddy by a marketing company out of Poland... which was the same company that had done previous work for them on Fallout 3. To me, the fact that Bethesda hasn't flat out denied a hand in it is telling.

JasonXS12909d ago

Even though Bethesda has never registered using GoDaddy it doesn't place the website down as a hoax because Blizzard also registered both Catacylsm and Warlords of Draenor using GoDaddy.

Plagasx909d ago (Edited 909d ago )

If it is a hoax, why doesn't just Bethesda just come out and say it has nothing to do with Fallout? or it isn't from them?

overrated44909d ago

I believe their "official statement" when asked was "we don't comment on rumors or speculation".

MattyG909d ago

Which is different to what they normally have said on this kind of stuff which is just a flat out "no". Kind of weird that they won't confirm or deny when they usually flat out deny.

Qrphe909d ago

Is Bethesda forced to acknowledge every single claim they hear about?

No

Heisenburger909d ago

How many have there been this year?

That's what I thought.
Do you even lift bro?

Viking_Socrates909d ago

I just love watching different sites reaction to this site, ranging from "it's happening" to "not happening, damn polack"

It's entirely fascinating watching this.

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