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How to get a full refund when returning Fallout 76

Published: 1/Dec/2018 20:24 Updated: 1/Dec/2018 20:33

by Bill Cooney

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Fallout 76 was a disappointment to some fans, and after Bethesda’s response to a fan’s complaint about a special edition of the game, it seemed like those looking for their money back were out of luck; now it seems there is a process for fans to try and get money back.

Almost as soon as Fallout 76 was released, YouTube videos and reviews from unsatisfied customers started appearing, and Bethesda has already flip-flopped on returns, which are now closed for the game.

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Then, last week, a Reddit user who purchased the game’s Power Armor edition shared a response they got from Bethesda when they asked why the bag in the special edition was made of cheaper material than the one in the promotional image.

Bethesda’s initial response was that the bags in the promo were too expensive to make, and they wouldn’t be replacing any; they did offer 500 Atoms (Fallout 76’s in-game currency) to players who were unsatisfied with the bag, but the damage had already been done.

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In a YouTube video copyright lawyer Leonard French explains how fans can attempt to go outside the regular return system to get their money back for Fallout 76.

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The process involves filing for arbitration over the game by sending a letter to ZeniMax’s legal department, which comes with the risk that they could just decide to actually start the arbitration procedure, which would cost players a lot more money as well.

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French made it clear that this process comes with some basic legal risks; but, after sending a few letters, and waiting a few weeks, Bethesda will have to decide whether to enter Arbitration with the complainant, which could cost thousands of dollars, or just refunding the cost of the game.

The YouTube video by French goes into all the fine details of the process players have to follow to attempt to get their money back, and based on the amount of unfavorable reviews the game has gotten, that could be quite a few people.

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Fallout TV show coming to Amazon Prime

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

by Alan Bernal

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.”

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