The Nukapedia News Digest is a weekly wrap up of Nukapedia's recent internal news, Wikia news, Fallout game news, and some news relating to the people who develop the Fallout games.
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The Nukapedia NewsSquad Usually publish the news over most weekends. Once its published, our twitter and Facebook feeds will be updated, so follow us to keep updated on the latest events.
Sometimes this schedule will not be adhered to - in the event of major news, or a lack of news. The Editor In Chief usually makes this call.
What kind of content should be included?
Depending on what content is available, the following sections may appear
- Wiki related news (...From the Administrative Enclave)
- A round up of official wiki procedural news - policy proposals, rights requests, policy changes, etc.
- News from Wikia
- Major announcements from Wikia - Wiki upgrades and new projects be the team at Wikia.
- Game news
- We cover news relating to the future Fallout games in detail, and offer some coverage to other projects by the developers and companies that bring us the Fallout games (in particular Bethesda/Zenimax, Obsidian and InXile.
- Other areas of interest
- We'll occasionally cover fan projects, and other items from the cold war, or technology developments that may be of interest.
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The three most current issues are displayed below. For a full list, please refer to Category:Wiki news digests.
Some suprising news is emerging from the court case brought by Zenimax against Occulus. They’ve expanded their case so its not just targeted at the arm of Facebook, but they’re also suing the founder of Oculus (Palmer Luckey), their CEO (Brendan Iribe) and former head of ID and former Zenimax employee John Carmack, accusing the latter of being a thief.
At this point you might be thinking what does that have to do with Bethesda? Well, you might remember back at the BE3 conference Fallout 4 VR and Doom VR were announced for the HTC Vive, rather than Oculus. This lawsuit is why - Bethesda is a Zenimax company. But that still make you wonder what Zenimax have to do with the development of the Oculus, and why they’re suing. Well, according to Zenimax’s submission, the short answer is: everything.
This is weighty, so we will be including a summary at the end.
(Note: This narrative is taken from the Zenimax submission to the court. We are making no judgement on its accuracy or the truth of…
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Wayside Creations is lifting the veil a bit again in a third episode of their development diaries. For those new to Wayside Creations: Wayside Creations is the non-profit that brought us Fallout: Nuka Break, a Fallout fan series that's popular enough to get an own Wikipedia page and even an in-game reference in Fallout: New Vegas. 2 years ago, they ran a Kickstarter for their new season that raised over three times the set target, totalling at $66,625. Fallout: Nuka Break - Tales from the Wasteland is expected at the end of this summer.
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A common complaint about the Fallout New Orleans hoax are claims that the applicant "must" have paid for the registration - and paid a lot.
So we set ourselves a challenge. Could we replicate the results of this troll without paying a cent?
Conditions of the test
- We'd do a wordmark registration, rather than a logo, because this is already requiring more effort than it was worth
- We'd put an application through the "Fast Track" system, and another not through the fast track system, to see if there was any practical difference
- At no point would we make any payment
- We would include information in the application to make it obvious that its a bogus registration, including names such as "fakey-Mc-Fakerson" and customer reference of "Fake". If that shouldn't ring alarm bells about the fakeness, nothing will.
How did we do, well here are our results, the fast track application:
As you can see, this is pretty much identical to the New Orleans registration. The Application supposedly fulfilled fast tr…
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