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Fallout 4 to feature in-game TV series? Bethesda trademarks post-nuclear television

Three Dog tweet may have been a reference to show

Post-apocalyptic America has rediscovered the science of television, people. Bethesda Softworks has registered a trademark for "entertainment services in the nature of an on-going television program set in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world," sparking rumours that the unannounced Fallout 4 may feature an in-game TV series of some kind.

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This follows a tantalising tweet last week by Fallout voice actor Erik "Three Dog" Todd Dellums. "To all my #Fallout3 and #ThreeDog fans: There may be more of the Dog coming! Fingers crossed!" Dellums later retweeted the following. "I know you can't say but I can state the obvious.. either 3 Dog in the fallout sequel or 3 dog in Fallout Movie. #letTheRumorsFly"

Fallout 4 rumours have been particularly rife of late. Last week, some guy on Reddit posted what he later admitted to be a bogus list of new features. Ed regurgitated it all without question, his journalistic instincts temporarily drowned by Fallout fever. Hey, you can't blame the man for dreaming.

Another, yet-to-be-debunked Fallout 4 rumour alleges that the game will take place in Boston, Massachusetts, and feature the Institute.

Update: Reader Chad Henshaw notes that Bethesda trademarked "Fallout" for use with "entertainment services in the nature of an on-going television program" back in 2009, and has yet to file a Terms of Use. It's possible, then, that the company is simply protecting its IP, and has applied for an updated trademark ("set in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world") because the original trademark is due to elapse.

By Alex Hawksworth-Brookes

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