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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: The second installation in John Barton's exploration of the Fallout 76 map of West Virginia begins here with an investigation of what...

Mapping Fallout 76: John Barton explores The Mire

The Mire in the new Fallout 76 game appears to include West Virginia's panhandle region east of the "Savage Divide."
(Editor's Note: Over the next six issues of the FalloutWV Newsletter, contributing editor John Barton will examine the six principal areas mapped in the...

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,...

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...

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...

West Virginia Penitentiary at Moundsville focus of strange history

Entrance to former W.Va. Penitentiary
The gruesome old West Virginia State Penitentiary at Moundsville earned global notoriety this summer after video-game enthusiasts spotted it in a trailer for the...

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...

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...

White Thing most ferocious of alleged W.Va. monsters

West Virginia Explorer has launched FalloutWV, a newsletter launched to track the development of Fallout 76 in West Virginia.video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgL6EJX2lKs&t= The "White Thing" or "White Creature" of southwestern West Virginia may be the most ferocious of monsters alleged to haunt the Mountain State and...

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...

The Grafton Monster: WVExplorer issues third Fallout 76 video

The headless Grafton Monster as rendered in Fallout 76 haunts the hills of northern West Virginia.video
https://youtu.be/2f-ew77NM3Q Do you believe in monsters? David Sibray hasn't come clean on whether he does but admits the legend of the Grafton Monster of northern...

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...

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