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Economic potential of Fallout 76 in W.Va. not lost on designer

A Flatwoods Monster T-shirt is one of many being marketed by Bowski Graphics.
The potential economic impact of the newly released Fallout 76 video game in West Virginia is all-too-obvious to a graphic designer who has recently...

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...

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...

Writers track real W.Va. locations that appear in Fallout 76 map

A landscape featured in Fallout 76 includes architecture from an earlier era that still exists in West Virginia.
Information being updated. New locations added. Last update 11/15/2018 The new virtual map for the Fallout 76 video game is filled with real-world locations 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...

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...

Mapping Fallout 76: John Barton explores The Ash Heap

Highlights from the Fallout 76 of the Ash Heap may reveal as much about West Virginia’s coal-mining history. Image courtesy Bethesda Softworks.
Editor’s note: the fourth installment in John Barton’s examination of a map of the soon-to-be-released Fallout 76 video game investigates The Ash Heap region,...

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,...

Sibray discusses Braxton County Monster, role in Fallout 76

Braxton County's monster is unique among legendary West Virginia creatures in that its origins are quite clear: it came from outer space! Beyond that, little...

Cacapon State Park to host ghost-story campfire Aug. 11

Cacapon River, Potomac Branches Region
Cacapon Resort State Park will host West Virginia native and professional storyteller Adam Booth Aug. 11 for a family friendly evening of campfire ghost...

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...

Mapping Fallout 76: John Barton explores The Forest

The Fallout 76 map of The Forest includes many features borrowed from central and western West Virginia.
Editor’s note: The sixth installment in John Barton’s examination of a map of the soon-to-be-released Fallout 76 video game investigates The Forest, based principally...

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