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Fallout 76: Makers of ‘Nuka Dark Rum’ respond to community backlash

Published: 31/Dec/2018 23:00 Updated: 31/Dec/2018 23:36

by Wyatt Donigan


Given the incredibly shaky launch of Fallout 76, it should be no surprise to see that yet another debacle has cropped surrounding the controversial title.

After weeks of mishaps, Fallout 76 once again became entangled with more controversy in the final days of 2018, albeit one not wholly concerned with the game itself.

While Fallout 76 players were initially excited about the ‘Nuka Dark Rum’ collaboration between Bethesda and the Silver Screen Bottling Company, they were met with much disappointment upon the drink’s release.

Many were fine with the taste but were less than pleased about the presentation given that it was housed in a plastic bottle rather than the glass bottles that the in-game ‘Nuka Cola’ comes in.


After a few days of outrage from all corners of the internet, Ryan McElveen, COO of the Silver Screen Bottling Company, spoke out about the backlash in an attempt to run some damage control.

In the lengthy statement, McElveen assures fans that much time an effort went into the creation of the bottles, citing “over 100 hours [spent] writing the code to create the 3D-printed prototype of the shells.”

While some of the original prototypes were glass, the company felt that the “glass bottle alone would not have been dramatic enough for the look [they] wanted.”

Despite his stance that the product is the best it could have been, McElveen assures buyers that the company “will work to make it right” should they not be impressed with the final product.

This doesn’t look to be the end of the issue, however, as McElveen’s response has been met with even more criticism, with one Reddit user even putting together a detailed response to the specific points made in the post.

With 2019 on the horizon, Bethesda is no doubt hoping to put the many controversies of 2018 aside in the hopes of righting the ship on Fallout 76. 


Fallout TV show coming to Amazon Prime

Published: 2/Jul/2020 18:49 Updated: 2/Jul/2020 19:31

by Alan Bernal


Bethesda Game Studios and Amazon are creating a Fallout TV series based off of the developer’s legendary RPG.

The studio is working with producers at Kilter Films Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the minds behind HBO’s critically acclaimed series Westworld, Bethesda announced. Amazon has licensed the rights to the Fallout franchise, paving the way for a full series commitment from the entertainment giant.

“Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time… So we’re incredibly excited to partner with Todd Howard and the rest of the brilliant lunatics at Bethesda to bring this massive, subversive, and darkly funny universe to life with Amazon Studios,” Joy and Nolan said in a joint statement.

Amazon and Westworld creators are teaming up for a Fallout TV show.

Kilter and Amazon have an overall deal that will see them bring multiple shows to the Prime Video service. The Fallout series is reportedly in the development stages.

The world of Fallout and the miniature stories within the main campaigns of the titles give the producers a rich catalogue of lore and characters that could be integrated into series of their own.

“Fallout is an iconic global franchise, with legions of fans worldwide and a rich, deeply compelling storyline that powers it. And Jonah and Lisa are the perfect storytellers to bring this series to life,” Chief Operating Officer and Co-Head of Television at Amazon Studio, Albert Cheng said.

While the announcement confirms that a full show is in the works, Executive Producer at Bethesda Todd Howard has been looking to make a show on Fallout for quite some time.

“Over the last decade, we looked at many ways to bring Fallout to the screen,” Howard said. “But it was clear from the moment I first spoke with Jonah and Lisa a few years ago, that they and the team at Kilter were the ones to do it right.”

The name of the series is currently being referred to only as ‘Fallout,’ though that can change depending on the development of the show.

Details for the upcoming series are scarce as the studio ended their brief announcement teaser with the test pattern that’s been synonymous with the Fallout series that reads: “Please stand by.”