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Fallout 4 Is Officially Bethesda’s Best Selling Game

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It takes something major to dethrone the RPG king that is Skyrim, but it looks like Bethesda has a new top-performer in their 2015 release, Fallout 4. Many players criticized the lack of DLC soon after release, but no one can deny the huge amount of hype and traffic that a new entry in the Fallout series generated. It seems that the hype translated into sales for Bethesda, as Fallout 4 is officially the best-selling Bethesda game of all time.

This announcement for Fallout 4 comes from Bethesda’s Vice President of Marketing and PR, Pete Hines in an interview with YouTube channel Kinda Funny Games. There’s no word on why exactly Fallout 4 was able to pass up Skyrim, but it’s clear that the company did something right with this latest title. Bethesda games are kept alive long after release by their vibrant modding scenes, so it’s possible that Fallout 4 will continue to pick up steam rather than fading out like many new games do a few years after release. Skyrim still boasts thousands of players, and if the Fallout community is even slightly as prolific with modding, it’s possible that Fallout 4 may remain king for quite a long time.

Skyrim released in 2011 and has sold upward of 20 million copies, while Fallout 4 surpassed expectations with sales figures over 12 million on day one. In the interview, Pete Hines also took the opportunity to tease future Bethesda games, saying “Whether it’s Fallout or Elder Scrolls or whatever they’re gonna do next, I think their mantra is always we really gotta step up our game.” That’s very vague, but considering we just received a Fallout entry it’s possible we could see an Elder Scrolls 6 in the coming years. If any game could surpass the sales of Fallout 4, it would be a new Elder Scrolls game.

Fallout 4 is available for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Sets Dates for the Next Multiplayer Beta

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is getting closer and closer, and Activision has announced when players will be able to get their hands on the next game. This means that there will be several chances to try it out before it comes out. If you paid a lot, you might be able to play for more than a week at the end of August and beginning of September.

Call of Duty Early Access will run from Friday, August 30th, to Wednesday, September 4th, as announced on its blog. This is two days after the Call of Duty Next showcase, which is set for August 28th. To play, you must have already bought Black Ops 6.

The open beta is the following weekend, and anyone who wants to can join. The fun will start on Friday, September 6th, and end on Monday, September 9th. The full release is set for October 25th of next month on PS5 and PS4.

How excited are you for the next Call of Duty game? Are you going to play Black Ops 6 in either the Early Access or Open Beta versions? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Ten million people play The First Descendant in its first week

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The free-to-play shooter The First Descendant has gotten a lot of attention in its first week. The game’s publisher, Nexon, says that 10 million people have already tried it out.

Insider Gaming pointed out that since there is no cost up front, it’s still too early to tell how many of those players will stick around, but it’s still a big number for a new IP. On Steam alone, it peaked at 264,860 concurrents right after launch and has still managed to break 200,000 in the last 24 hours, so it looks like a lot of people are still really into the game.

It was a “mindless and repetitive grind,” and we gave The First Descendant a 3/10 in our review. Of course, that’s just one opinion; other experts have had different ones. Most people, though, say that the game’s annoying free-to-play model is the worst thing about it.

Are you one of the millions of people who played The First Descendant last week? Are you going to come back for more? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Raiden, the famous shmup series, will come back as a twin-stick shooter on PS5, PS4, and PC

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Raiden has a long and interesting history as a vertical shooter in arcades. However, the series is going to get a Super Stardust HD makeover, which means it will switch to a twin-stick format. It comes out in Japan on October 31. There’s no word yet on when it will come out in the West, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

A Gematsu translation of the game’s website says that the full version will have an arcade mode with up to six stages. There will also be an “Unlimited” option for people who want to be at the top of the rankings. It sounds like a pretty straightforward package in terms of what’s inside, but we think the action will be what makes it worth it.

There’s a trailer up top that should help you figure out what to expect. There are, however, different versions of Raiden 3, Raiden 4, and Raiden 5 that you can play right now on the PS5 and PS4, if you can’t wait for this game to come out in the West.

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