Remember that mysterious countdown site that seemed to be building
down to some exciting Fallout-related announcement? Turns out it was a
. thesurvivor2299.com is currently displaying a video of someone playing 'sad violin' music above a brief acknowledgement of the "hoax/rickroll" - offended parties are being directed to the snotty, sweary missive
on this page
. To sum up: while there still might be a Fallout 4 on the horizon, it ain't being announced any time soon.
, the site's creator fessed up and revealed that, in total,
the prank cost him $990
. But can you put a price on the angry tears of Fallout fans?
As to why he made the site,
where slightly more
naive. "I wanted to force Bethesda to reveal something during VGX/ on 12/11, and bring /r/Fallout community together (for at least 3 weeks) Unfortunately, this plan Failed."
But what of the recently registered
Fallout 4 trademark
? As with the
Half-Life 3 trademark
, it's also a fake. Back to your underground vaults, Fallout watchers, because there's nothing to see across these barren wastelands.
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