Posts Tagged ‘Bethesda Softworks’

Superdog: Fallout 4’s Dogmeat Can’t Die

By Jem Alexander on June 17th, 2015.

Woof.

Todd Howard has shared a lot of information about Fallout 4 [official site] so far this E3, but this latest titbit is easily the most important of the lot. Your faithful dog companion will never die. Despite the world being transformed into a nuclear wasteland, this makes Fallout 4’s universe the most beautiful of all the universes.

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Bethesda’s BattleCry Beta Beginning… Autumn

By Jem Alexander on June 15th, 2015.

Bethesda’s first ever E3 press conference kicked off the event with a strong showing, but despite Doom and Fallout flavoured highs, it wasn’t without its lulls. Namely, BattleCry [official site]. Which, from the looks of the E3 trailer (found below), seems about as generic and uninspiring as its name suggests.

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Dragged To Your Doom: New Doom’s Snapmap Editor

By Alice O'Connor on June 15th, 2015.

After twenty years, the original Doom still has a vibrant, gory, and jolly cheeky modding community. id Software’s mod support has flagged in recent years (heck, so has enthusiasm for their games) but the new Doom [official site] will launch with easy-to-use in-engine tools.

Doom Snapmap is a built-in editor with snap-together preset level pieces which also lets people write their own game logic to create new modes and whatnot. It’s grand that it’s so accessible, but I wonder quite how deep it’ll be.

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Carded: The Elder Scrolls: Legends Is A F2P CCG

By Jem Alexander on June 15th, 2015.

With the announcement of The Elder Scrolls: Legends, an upcoming free-to-play strategy card game set in the Elder Scrolls universe, Bethesda’s quest to become Blizzard continues in earnest. They clearly want a piece of that Hearthstone pie. At this rate we’ll see Bethesda announce a MOBA, perhaps named Heroes Of The Scrolls, at E3 next year.

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DOOM Has A New Trailer, Screenshots, Footage, Gibbage, Double-Jump, Snapmap, Brownness

By John Walker on June 15th, 2015.

Bethesda’s E3splosion not only saw Fallout 4 getting a 2015 release date, Dishonored 2 announced, and something something Elder Scrolls Online something, but a pile of new goodies for DOOM. There’s a new trailer below, along with a puddle of new screenshots, and – OMG – double-jumping. Oh, and SO much gore.

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Dishonored 2 Announced For Spring 2016

By Alice O'Connor on June 15th, 2015.

Stabtime.

First-person supernatural sneaky murder simulator Dishonored is indeed getting a sequel, which was never in doubt but is still splendid news. Publishers Bethesda last night announced Dishonored 2 [official site], which will let folks travel to a new land to stab faces as either the first game’s face-stabber, Corvo, or the first game’s small girl, Emily Kaldwin.

It’s set 15 years later after she’s received a visit from the Outsider to get her own magic powers, mind. Come see in the announcement trailer.

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Please Stand By: Fallout 4 Announcement Tomorrow?

By Alice O'Connor on June 2nd, 2015.

Okay, sure.

Please let Fallout 4 have green. Let it be set somewhere with trees, or somewhere with colours, or at least let it not have that ‘orrible murk filter Bethesda seem so fond of. Let it have trees and let it, somehow, stack up well against The Witcher 3.

It seems the E3 festivities begin earlier each year, as Bethesda have knocked up a Fallout teaser site counting down to 3pm tomorrow. What oh what could it be? I don’t feel I’m going out too far on a limb by declaring it’s obviously the new Fallout game they’ve clearly been working on for years.

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The Evil Within’s Final DLC Brings First-Person Melee

By Alice O'Connor on May 28th, 2015.

The Evil Within [official site]? More like The DLC Out. Look, I don’t know kind of joke you expect from me at 8:47am. But the third DLC pack came out this week for the third-person survival horror, and it makes it… a first-person melee arena brawler?

The Executioner has you playing as The Keeper, that nasty chap with a safe for a hat, swinging hammers and smashing faces with a hammer in first-person melee. It’s not what I’d expect or want from The Evil Within, but as a Zeno Clash fan it sounds like a nice overlapping of my interests.

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It’s A Good Thing Id Restarted Development On Doom 4

By Jem Alexander on May 19th, 2015.

The Doom 4 trailer-that-wasn’t, like a necromantic summoning ritual, appears to have opened a portal to a hell dimension of leaked artwork and footage. Supposedly leaked video and artwork posted on the Doomworld forums and All Games Beta show what the game once looked like prior to 2013, when development was scrapped and restarted. Now we know why.

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The Elder Scrolls Online Still Exists, This Video Is Proof

By Jem Alexander on May 13th, 2015.

ZeniMax are keen to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online [official site] is still an actual, real MMO that you can play if you’d like. They’re doing so by releasing a series of videos showcasing the game’s key features, the first of which can be seen below. It details the level of freedom and choice found in the game, by having the guy who did all the old VHS Disney trailers talk at you for three minutes about classes and factions.

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Fallout 4 Rumours Resurface On LinkedIn Profile

By Jem Alexander on May 11th, 2015.

As another E3 approaches, hopes rise anew for Fallout 4. With Bethesda hosting their first ever E3 press conference this year, chances are high they have something exciting to show us and, if a LinkedIn profile found by VideoGamer is to be believed, Fallout may be top of the list.

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I Hate These Guys – Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Released

By Alice O'Connor on May 6th, 2015.

A Nazi robot knight I guess.

The horror of the Nazis is that they didn’t have cyberodogs or moonbases or power armour: everything they did was regular people, plain and simple and awful. Back in the zany comedy world of video game Nazis, though, you can now go on another merry adventure into Naziland with all sorts of new (or old, really) kooky mechaNazis.

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood [official site], a standalone budget-priced prequel to the splendid Wolfenstein: The New Order, is now out. Alec will be telling us Wot He Thinks soonish but for now, hey look, it’s out and I have some moving pictures to show you.

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The Elder Scrolls Online Drops Subscription Fees

By Alice O'Connor on March 18th, 2015.

When a new MMORPG launches, one question nowadays is: how long until it ditches subscriptions or goes free-to-play? For The Elder Scrolls Online [official site], it’s been eleven months.

Zenimax’s unremarkable MMO take on the sprawling fantasy series stopped charging subscription fees yesterday, as planned. You’ll still need to own a copy to play, you simply won’t need to pay extra, like Guild Wars 2 and The Secret World. This comes shortly after a hefty update brought stealing and justice systems (you can hardly have an Elder Scrolls game without swiping everything not nailed down or murdering NPCs), new progression systems, a big old rebalancing, and more.

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