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Junktown is one of the smaller towns in South California. As the name suggests, it was built after the Great War out of random pieces of junk. The town was founded soon after the War by Killian Darkwater's grandfather and mostly lives out of trading, having a hospitable reputation. Around 2161, Killian Darkwater is the mayor of Junktown. Another big player in the town was Gizmo, a small-time crook and casino owner. While Gizmo's casino brought a lot of tourists and money into the town, problems also came with it.

After 2186, Junktown became part of the New California Republic as part of the state of Shady, and it was one of the first provisional states, considering it was one of the first (and most trustworthy) of the Shady Sands trading partners during its early formation.

Did you know...
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that the T-51b power armor was the pinnacle of personal protection technology at the time of the Great War?

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that Daren Hightower was the head of the Water Merchants in 2161?

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that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is one of the only few old world religions that managed to survive the Great War?

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that Fallout d20 PnP RPG was eventually released as Exodus after the loss of Fallout license by Glutton Creeper Games?

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that you needed a special BADTFL permit to own combat armor if you were a civilian?

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that jet is actually synthesized from brahmin dung fumes?

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11 May 2015 by Tagaziel (talk)
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Vault dwellers, it's time to don your excursion gear, for something has happened that actually does have a shred of credibility to it. As VideoGamer reports, a CG artist tied to Guillermo Del Toro's Mirada Studios listed Fallout 4 on their profile on LinkedIn. The person in question has wrote that he has worked on a cinematic trailer for the game.

Compared to the rest of the rumors and factoids circulating over the past few years, this one actually comes from a credible source. And seems to be confirmed, as Polygon reports:

We received an email from Mirada Studios demanding we pull this story. A representative cited inaccuracies, but also confirmed the story was breaking a non-disclosure agreement. As nobody at Destructoid signed an NDA, we're assuming that confirms somebody else broke NDA. I wonder who might be in trouble.

Fallout 4: It is likely happening. We'll see.

Source: PC Gamer


4 May 2015 by Veryblackraven (talk)
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Chris Avellone appeared as guest in Episode 48 of Gamer's Tavern Podcast. Quite surprisingly he decided to shed more light on mysterious Van Buren PnP - a campaign he ran at Interplay as a part of Van Buren pre-production.

As you may remember, Van Buren PnP was first mentioned by MCA some six months ago. Since then we had virtually no information on this game other than a few photos of skill cards and dice. Now we finally have a chance to delve a bit deeper into the game's background. E.g. MCA talks on Van Buren version of Elijah, how his character evolved from an early idea of a BoS-turned-Cipher companion into an antagonist we know from Dead Money. He also gives us a glimpse on an early, capitalistic slaver army version of Caesar's Legion, which completely lacks any references to ancient Rome.

The podcast itself really deserves attention of every Fallout fan, and many bits and pieces from it are definitely going to be added to The Vault archives on earliest occasion. Thanks WorstUsernameEver40901 for spotting this.


23 April 2015 by Nittykitty (talk)

Updated.

Effective today, the Skyrim Steam Workshop is allowing users to set price restrictions on modding content and charge for individual mods. This move comes as a joint effort between Steam and Bethesda, complete with a revised Steam Workshop refund policy and a fancy graphical explanation of the changes, and appears to be focusing on allowing mod makers to receive monetary recognition for their work.

While there is no Fallout Steam Workshop, it's not a stretch to assume that something similar to one is planned for the release of Fallout 4, whenever that is.

I don't know, I'm disgusted by it and figured a news post would be a good idea - modding is still very strong for New Vegas. I take one look at that and I see the end of modding and the beginning of community contributed DLC. A petition is circulating through the Steam comments, if you're interested.

UPDATE, 18:00, 24 April 2015 (UTC):

The Steam mods available for purchase have been hidden. Interesting.


21 March 2015 by GarouxBloodline (talk)

Update #1: - 00:06, April 1, 2015 (UTC)

As an update on what, exactly, our very own 3-Dog (Erik Dellums) has been up to since we last saw him in the Capital Wastelands, an interview was recently created with the eccentric disc-jockey, by a pre-War magazine that appears to have survived the Great War, and has chosen now to make their presence known across the wastes. They call themselves Fortitude Magazine, which is a rather accurate name for a group of journalists which have managed to survive the nuclear fires, and the aftermath that came with it these past couple-hundred years.

To read the interview yourself, make sure to check out the story here!

Now: is this what 3-Dog was referring to in his mysterious tweet? Stay tuned, as there is much more to this story.


Original Story:

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  1. It should be noted, that this blog is not insinuating that this tweet confirms anything, in regards to recent Fallout 4 speculation.
  2. Feel free to discuss this tweet, and speculate to your heart's innermost desires.
  3. If there are further developments, this blog will be updated accordingly.

~Thank you for reading. GarouxBloodline (talk) 03:53, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

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14 February 2015 by GarouxBloodline (talk)

Disclaimer: In this blog, I make reference to, with the inclusion of a link, a scam app that is available for download. Please be warned that the reviews make mention of an alleged virus, and that my recommendation is to stay away from the download to avoid any possible risks involved. This is not to mention the negative impact of giving the scam app yet another download score. Thank you for reading.

I would like to re-address a prominent issue that I had touched up upon in the past, back when I was still at Nukapedia. Scam apps are becoming a larger issue as wikis become more and more popular. This is seen in numerous cases where information is directly lifted from a wiki, and is re-released as original content, without any sort of clear sourcing/credit given. Sometimes, these guides/walkthroughs/narratives are sold for a profit - other times, the apps are free. Whatever the case, it all boils down to blatant plagiarism, which has been proven to effectively bypass the shoddy screening process utilized by companies such as Apple, Samsung, and other large giants of mobile platforms.

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To partially catch up on this issue, my prior blog is still available.

The reason why this topic is being brought up again, is because I have, once again, become aware of such a scam app, which is dubbed the 'Wasteland Survival Guide'. I am not entirely sure as to whether or not the information was lifted from Nukapedia or The Vault - but that does not matter, as the information was clearly lifted from either one of us, or possibly from both of us. Obviously, there is not much that we can do at this point. The mobile giants have to weigh the benefits of removing apps, or leaving them alone - a few dissenting people with small voices will make it clear in their minds that, legally, it would be less stress just to leave the app alone.

So what should be done? Hit the giants where it hurts - their reputation. Make Wikia/Curse aware. Make Bethesda/Zenimax/Obsidian aware. Write to prominent gaming websites, and see if they are willing to boost the signal. Take to social media, and make sure that whomever is hosting the app(s), are fully aware of the controversy involved. Ultimately, one app means very little in the grand scheme of things. But as wikis are regularly being exploited with their growing popularity amongst gamers, and with wiki volunteer workers given little to no credit, there gets to be a point where a stand needs to be made, so that the giants may be exposed, and are forced to take accountability for their complacency and bureaucracy. It is certainly time to shine a spotlight onto the vultures that see wikis as easy targets to feed off of.

It is up to you, the editor, the reader, to make a difference. GarouxBloodline (talk) 10:00, 14 February 2015 (UTC)