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Mapping Fallout 76: John Barton explores Toxic Valley

Highlights from the Fallout 76 of Toxic Valley may reveal as much about West Virginia's Chemical Valley.
Editor's note: the third installment in John Barton's examination of a map of the soon-to-be-released Fallout 76 video game investigates the Toxic Valley region,...

FalloutWV newsletter to track Fallout 76 locales in West Virginia

Fans of Fallout have created a map of West Virginia based on hints about the soon-to-be released video game.
At 16 square miles, Fallout 76 is reported to be four times the size of Fallout 4, Bethesda Game Studio's previous release in the...

Mapping Fallout 76: John Barton explores Cranberry Bog

The Fallout 76 map of Cranberry Bog appears to be located in southeastern West Virginia.
Editor's Note: This is the second installation in John Barton's exploration of the Fallout 76 map of West Virginia. Here, he surveys Cranberry Bog....

June 16 marks anniversary of Grafton Monster sightings

Forest near Grafton, West Virginia, out of which the Grafton Monster allegedly appeared.
On June 16, 1964, hell broke loose in Grafton, West Virginia, a sleepy town on the Tygart Valley River. Excitement here normally came by...

Mapping Fallout 76: John Barton explores The Savage Divide

Highlights from a Fallout 76 map of the Savage Divide pay homage to the Allegheny Mountain region.
Editor’s note: The fifth installment in John Barton’s examination of a map of the soon-to-be-released Fallout 76 video game investigates The Savage Divide region,...

Fallout 76: Which West Virginia landmarks can you find?

A screenshot from the new game Fallout 76 appears to show a ruined New River Gorge in the background.
In time for Christmas 2018, Bethesda it will unleash "Fallout 76," a video game of enormous proportions that appears to be entirely centered in...

Mothman Museum a highlight of Point Pleasant visit

The Silver Memorial Bridge spans the Ohio River at Point Pleasant, West Virginia, Mason County.
The weather was turning cold in mid-November 1966 when stories of a strange creature began to scatter like autumn leaves across West Virginia. Men...

Abandoned mine shaft lore in Fallout 76 a real-world concern

A gated mine opening along a rail trail near Ansted, West Virginia, attracts an interested hiker.
In Fallout 76, abandoned mine shaft story-lines play an important role, yet beyond the video game, abandoned coal mine openings in West Virginia pose...

Fallout 76 video game was nearly set in Pa., not West...

Bear Rocks Pink Morning, Dolly Sods Wilderness Area
The new Fallout 76 video game — to be released by Bethesda Softworks on November 14, 2018 — might have been set in Pennsylvania...

WVExplorer releases Fallout 76 monster podcasts

The golden dome of the W.Va. Capitol overlooks a ruined landscape.
Many monsters featured in the Fallout 76 video game are based on real-world West Virginia legends, about which David Sibray, publisher of West Virginia...

Fallout's "retro" imagery well suited to West Virginia, historian says

A desk featured in Fallout 76 includes a console reminiscent of the '70s and an early 20th-century fan.
Retro imagery featured in the Fallout video-game series is coincidentally well suited to West Virginia, says an architectural historian who expects the state's portrayal...

Story set in post-nuclear West Virginia predates Fallout 76 game

Cullen MacGregor peers out from beneath a fur-lined collar during his travails in a post-apocalyptic West Virginia.
A science-fiction author who popularized monsters featured in the Fallout 76 video game also penned a story set in a future West Virginia that...

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