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Fallout 4 teaser site confirmed as a hoax

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I hope you weren’t too excited by he prospect of a brand new Fallout game on the horizon. Not only did the “teaser site” fail to have a payload, or Bethesda fail to show anything at the VGX or awards; the whole site’s been confirmed to be a fake.

As many suspected, TheSurvivor2299.com was a load of bollocks right from the beginning. The whole thing, apparently was created by a member of the Fallout community on Reddit who runs a Fallout Facebook page and became incredibly bored.

The domain was registered by a faux Zenimax and was accompanied by a European Fallout trademark that was later shown to be a hoax itself.

For a few weeks the site was littered with morse-code messages that changed periodically, before culminating in this memetastic tunnel Snakes video:

For it’s part, Bethesda posted on Twitter, saying :

PSA: If you don’t hear it through an official channel like this, assume all rumors and speculation are false.

The numpty troll who made the site and got the world anxious for a new Fallout left a special message for those who’re angry and bitter about the whole thing. Classy.

Last Updated: December 9, 2013


  1. RinceGivesRspectsToMadiba

    December 9, 2013 at 11:13

    So sad. Why not make a #4? MAKE ONE!


    • Hyyr

      December 9, 2013 at 20:35

      Umm, guys, we already had Fallout 4. It was called NEW VEGAS. You really mean Fallout 5, don’t you? Good lord!


      • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

        December 10, 2013 at 07:26

        New Vegas was a side story, not a numbered sequel. If every Fallout game got a number on the end, we’d be waiting for Fallout 7 now.


        • Lupus

          December 10, 2013 at 15:24

          Not sure I’d call BoS Tactics and the console action game Brotherhood of Steel canon really or worthy of Fallout in the title :-). Though I did enjoy borh


  2. Umar Seeker of Truth

    December 9, 2013 at 11:15

    Why..that was mighty classy. Trolls be getting creative these days


  3. Kensei Seraph remembers Madiba

    December 9, 2013 at 11:20

  4. Martin du preez

    December 9, 2013 at 11:43

    FUCK those guys I don’t even know why I’m alive anymore


  5. Shift-Tab John (JJ)

    December 9, 2013 at 11:57

    This is so disappointing.


  6. Rock789

    December 9, 2013 at 12:51



    • Rock789

      December 9, 2013 at 12:52

      And yes, that’s all I have to say on the matter… Stupid troll-faced bastard setting up false site…


      • Shift-Tab John (JJ)

        December 9, 2013 at 13:28

        An assassination might have to be organized.


        • Rock789

          December 9, 2013 at 13:41

          A good idea! And I can make it happen… I mean, I might know someone who could possibly put us in touch with someone who could make that happen… Yes, that’s what I meant.


          • RinceGivesRspectsToMadiba

            December 9, 2013 at 13:55

            We missed you yesterday dude 🙂

          • Rock789

            December 9, 2013 at 14:03

            I missed me yesterday too… Trust me.

            Saturday still a go? Should be a ton of fun! Haven’t played golf in a while though so, even though we’re at the driving range, there might be a few ‘ground balls’ and “Sorry about that… Didn’t mean to hit you in the nuts” due to my rustiness… 🙂

          • RinceGivesRspectsToMadiba

            December 9, 2013 at 14:54

            HAHAHA! It is on like Donkey Kong! If anyone else wants to come, do so!

  7. Devourer of Small Bunnies

    December 9, 2013 at 13:24

    Ag for FUCK sake. I knew there was something up, but the little fuck had his cards sorted at the get go. Did his research and fooled most of us. How there wasnt any further research done to debunk this earlier is beyond me though. I aint no Sherlock Holmes for sure, but fool EVERYONE? Come on now. Do we just not investigate anything these days? I tried (and proceeded to fail and look like a dick for getting mildly excited albeit cautious)


    • El Capitan del Blade

      December 9, 2013 at 13:29

      It was Scrutinised by EVERY gaming site, and a Legion of Redditors. They all debunked it quickly, but people still believed. And can you blame them… This guy was good. I mean, I read the AMA session. If the site was discovered a DAY later, the IP would have shown it being hosted from Bethesda HQ… He Also sank R10,000 into this hoax… He was dedicated.


      • Devourer of Small Bunnies

        December 9, 2013 at 14:30

        Like I said, I failed at what Im preaching, Im the first to admit that, but your version of the truth is different. Do you have links to substantiate the debunking? Or when you say ages ago are we talking about last week? lol


  8. iPrimal

    December 9, 2013 at 14:28

    NOT how I wanted to start my Monday…..


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