VIDEO: My final thoughts on Bethesda and the future of Fallout 76

This dead horse…

Hello, dear reader. That backlash regarding Bethesda’s recently-released Fallout 76 seems to be subsiding, so I’ve taken to offering a post-mortem of sorts – albeit an optimistic one.

Today on Black Beanie Gaming, I rant a bit about what Bethesda has done, what they haven’t done, and that damn nylon bag controversy that WON’T GO AWAY. One wonders the brand of scotch Todd Howard’s been using to dress these public relations wounds the past few weeks.

Regardless, I think that Bethesda deserves our continued support through these tumultuous times. We, as consumers, demand a better product, but to insinuate that Bethesda is as blatantly greedy and ignorant to their consumer’s best interests as, say, Electronic Arts or Activision, is absurd.

They may have exercised poor decision-making in the weeks and months prior to the launch of this game, but their sins are minor when compared to the corporate fuckery of EA.

My thoughts on what Bethesda should do and, more importantly, how we should behave in the video below.

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VIDEO: Fallout 76 has failed, and Bethesda is scrambling.

Happy Friday, reader.

Today I’m talking about Fallout 76, Bethesda’s frantic mismanagement of its release, and the backlash surrounding the game. I go over my personal qualms with Bethesda’s performance this console generation, recommend some fantastic YouTube videos, and speculate as to how all of this could happen. I’m disappointed, reader, but only because I love this game studio so much. What are we if we can’t hold our loved ones accountable for their actions?

And yes, there’s plenty of rage to go around, but don’t reach for those pitchforks just yet.

Bethesda is late to the shared-world survival genre, it shows, and Fallout 76 is the sobering wake-up call the studio needed in order to address their game engine and world-building, but if there’s a developer capable of a course-correction – it’s Bethesda Game Studios.

But can they make peace with their fans *and* save Fallout 76? The backlash, the pending lawsuits, and the disastrous technical issues and poor public relations have all but crippled this game in less than a month.

My thoughts in the video below.

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