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Fallout 76 adds $100 yearly subscription for private servers and crucial game improvements

Fallout 76 continues to blur the line between “Regular Ol’ Fallout Game” and “MMO” in ways I find vaguely uncomfortable. Today it reached its apotheosis as Bethesda announced a new (and expensive) subscription option for people who want to play the game on private servers—or just with a minimum of hassle.

Dubbed “Fallout 1st,” the subscription goes for $13 a month or $100 a year. And in theory that fee mostly covers your use of a private server, where you and up to seven friends can play a standalone instance of Fallout 76 free of griefers and other ne’er-do-wells. Bethesda also plans to increase the amount of buildable space for private servers, and eventually add mod support as well.

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SK Hynix Gold S31 review: A great SATA SSD from the largest vendor you've likely never heard of

While you may never have heard of SK Hynix (nee Hyundai) , it’s one of the largest semiconductor manufacturers on the planet. The company has been developing NAND and controller technology since the get-go, and while it’s been the SSD OEM for numerous large computer vendors, it generally hasn’t taken a place for itself on the shelves.  

Why the company decided to suddenly go retail with its own Gold S31 2.5-inch SATA SSD, we can’t say, but we’re certainly happy about it. The drive aced our real-world performance tests and won’t break the bank. 

This story is part of our ongoing roundup of the best SSDs. Go there for information on competitive products and how we tested them. 

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Eufy Video Doorbell (model T8200) review: Make sure you know what this inexpensive Ring competitor can't do

This is a very good product, but it relies on your existing doorbell wiring and it lacks any hooks into any broader smart home system.