Fallout 76 players finally got their canvas bags from Bethesda

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Customers who preordered Fallout 76's premium Power Armor Edition last year have finally begun receiving the canvas bags that became the centre of an unlikely controversy. 

Over six months ago folk who had the disposable income to drop on a US$200 version of Fallout 76 that came with a wearable power armor helmet were surprised to discover that the West Tek-branded carry bag for said helmet was much cheaper-looking than the one in the ad had been and made of nylon rather than the canvas they expected. So began the sorry saga of bag-gate, which gave people who love having sticks to beat Bethesda with yet another one of those. You can read a summary of the story here, but also know that it's over now and we can finally rest, knowing that bag-gate is done and we survived it somehow.

Although some people have suggested that this bag is not without its flaws and oh god it's going to continue, isn't it?

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.