The Infamous Kotaku Article, Covering Fallout 4's Script Leak.

Discussion in 'Fallout 4' started by TheKingofVault14, Dec 11, 2023.

  1. TheKingofVault14

    TheKingofVault14 Fallout Fan For Life!

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    Jul 5, 2022
    10 years ago from today, a draft of Fallout 4's script was leaked to The Internet, which was then covered extensively in an article done by Kotaku.

    Keep in mind that this was during the time of that well put together hoax, a hoax known as TheSurvior2299.
    When that was proven to be false, a lot of people were skeptical of the legitimacy of these leaks. Of course now we all know how on point these were!

    Here's the original article in question:
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    https://kotaku.com/leaked-documents-reveal-that-fallout-4-is-real-set-in-1481322956



    And here's some pictures of the leaked script:
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    So yeah, does anyone remember these leaks? And at the time, do you believe them to be real & credible? :confused:


    For me, I was on the fence in regards to these leaks. On one hand, some of the info presented in the article seemed legit. And on the other hand looking back, I was in complete denial & assumed that it's all fake, I couldn't accept the concept of a voiced protagonist at the time. Well, now I know. WE ALL KNOW NOW!

    :-D :roll:

    Oh and one more thing, I think it was in one of the documentaries by Noclip that was covering one of Bethesda's games. At one point in the documentary, this particular incident was mentioned, and a few members of the team at Bethesda discuss it briefly. And even though they were trying to keep a professional demeanor during the interview, you can tell based on their body language & facial expressions that they're still salty about it. Understandably so, I mean I bet that was a HUGE deal at the office during that time. But for me, it's flipping hilarious to see them trying to keep a brave face while discussing it, "Oh yeah, we're totally over that. It's all in the past... NOT!"

    :roffle: :roffle: :rofl:
     
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  2. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Antediluvian as Feck

    Nov 26, 2007
    Is there any chance that the TheSurvior2299 hoax was a damage control tactic to impugn the Bethesda leak?
     
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  3. Iprovidelittlepianos

    Iprovidelittlepianos Vault Senior Citizen

    May 12, 2020
    I was in denial as well. A voiced protagonist? Bethesda would never! I was so naive back then.

    Not too long after this there was a leak revealing that the next Mass Effect game would take place in the Andromeda galaxy. I didn’t believe that either.

    I’ve since come to the conclusion that the dumber the leak sounds, the more likely it is to be true.
     
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  4. The_Proletarian

    The_Proletarian Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
    Staff Member Admin

    Mar 15, 2012
    Here's our news post from the time. And here's another thread about it.

    Interesting to go back to things like this, I didn't even remember.
     
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  5. cruddas

    cruddas First time out of the vault

    28
    Jul 5, 2013
    Fusion core powered laser musket? That would have been a way better idea than the power armor.
     
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  6. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Antediluvian as Feck

    Nov 26, 2007

     
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  7. Golbolco

    Golbolco It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 12, 2015
    Didn't that hoax contain a lot of material in it that was basically correct anyway?
     
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  8. Morgan_

    Morgan_ Duckerz

    Jul 3, 2020
    This is a worse idea than what we actually got.
     
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  9. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Antediluvian as Feck

    Nov 26, 2007
    Why?
     
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  10. Morgan_

    Morgan_ Duckerz

    Jul 3, 2020
    Laser musket was a goofy weapon design made to fit the goofy minutemen Bethesda came up with. Atleast for me, I don't care for the idea, the design, or the gameplay it has. Making it use different ammo just doesn't seem like a better idea than the power armor to me.

    Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you all are referring to.
     
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  11. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Antediluvian as Feck

    Nov 26, 2007
    Which game?
    FO4?

    I wonder... :smug:

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  12. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    Chasing around for more useless power cores was pure yawnography, boring , boring fast asleep I'm snoring.
    I rejigged mine with 2 mini sun fusion batteries made by Duracell ™
     
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  13. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Antediluvian as Feck

    Nov 26, 2007
    My rifle mod initially uses one cell for one [powerful] shot. With modification via plasma rifle parts, the rifle gains more shots per cell; faster shots, though they are less powerful.
     
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  14. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars. [REDACTED]

    Jan 23, 2022
    I'm sure your mod works perfectly well Giz. My annoyance was using the power armour in FO4. I parked my armour(s) up in various locations fed up with running out of power. I am that good I can run around in ladies dresses and still shoot 'em up :P