Gaming News: Fallout 4 Web Site a Hoax, Halo: Spartan Assault Debuts on Xbox One

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By Gel Galang | December 10, 2013 1:46 PM EST

After the many teasers and countdowns to the next clues, an individual has already stepped forward to claim being the mastermind behind the whole Survivor 2299 hoax that teased several upcoming Fallout 4 clues.

Coming out at Reddit as DCHoaxer, the individual is now taking questions in a Reddit AMA thread. It seems that Bethesda has gotten in touch with DCHoaxer and this has propelled the hoaxer to pull the plug on the gig.

His reasons for doing the very complex series of countdowns and teases? He just wanted to do them. "I'm one of these 'selfish bastards with a lot of money' so I wanted to release a CGI trailer. But Pete Killed my plans. Maybe I'll release it later along with the script so somebody else can use it!"

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By a lot of money, DCHoaxer means that he spent over $900 just to push through with the hoax. Though the hoaxer did say that he wanted to put an accelerator on Bethesda's plans using the Fallout 4 hoax web site.

"I wanted to force Bethesda to reveal something during VGX on 12/11, and bring /r/Fallout community together (for at least 3 weeks). Unfortunately, this plan failed."

There were mixed reactions from those who responded in Reddit, but there were, surprisingly, a lot who were more in awe than in hate.

"For on, really impressive work. I've personally never seen such a planned out, elaborate and thought out REAL marketing campaign for a video game for a long time, maybe even Halo 2," said deadlyslob.

Some are still curious as to what will happen once the countdown reaches zero, while others are waiting for when DCHoaxer releases the Fallout 4 script as a fanfiction.

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Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Heroes detailed and dated

With 2014 almost at the bend, the much-awaited prologue to Metal Gear Solid 5: Phantom Pain, titled 'Ground Zeroes,' has now been dated for a March 18, 2014 release

According to GameSpot, Konami has announced that Ground Zeroes will come out on all platforms on the same day, but each platform will have a particular exclusive content. Xbox One and Xbox 360 players will be able to play the Jamais Vu mission, where they play as Raiden taking down the enemy bioroid snatchers.

PS4 and PS3 gamers will find the Déjà vu mission where the gamer can play as classic Solid Snake. The game will be sold at $30 for the PS4 and Xbox One and $20 for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

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Konami promises an explosive plot, where you follow the story of Big Boss as he goes on a rescue mission in a Cuban prison camp. As for its follow-up game, MGS 5: Phantom Pain, a release date has not yet been announced.

Celebrate Christmas Eve with Halo: Spartan Assault

There's another reason to be even merrier on Christmas Eve-and that's the release date of Halo: Spartan Assault on the Xbox One.

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Eurogamer reports that the game will run at 1080p and give you access to new weapons and enemies, as well as more achievements. It will be available at £11.99 but those who already have Spartan Assault on Windows 8 or Windows Phone before December 16 can easily upgrade to the Xbox One version for only £3.99.

Those who have not yet upgraded to the Xbox One can still expect Halo: Spartan Assault on the Xbox 360, though this version will come in early 2014.

Check out the trailer for the game below.

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