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News: Bethesda Refreshes DOOM 3 for PlayStation 3

Bethesda Refreshes DOOM 3 for PlayStation 3

Alone in the dark

Here’s an announcement we never expected to find in our inbox this afternoon: Bethesda is rereleasing DOOM 3 for PlayStation 3. The expanded shooter – appropriately entitled the DOOM 3: BFG Edition – will include remastered versions of the original game, its expansion pack and seven new levels called “The Lost Mission”...

News: Latest Bethesda Trademark Settles Around the Hearth Fire

Latest Bethesda Trademark Settles Around the Hearth Fire

Skyrim connection confirmed

It’s too hot for classic inglenook fireplaces here in the UK this week, but that’s not stopped the people of Skyrim from collecting around the hearth. Bethesda, the publisher of the critically acclaimed RPG, has filed a trademark for “Hearth Fire”, the latest in string of registrations relating to the popular...

News: Mounted Combat Charges into Skyrim via New Update

Mounted Combat Charges into Skyrim via New Update

Trojan horse

The next big addition to Bethesda’s enormous role-playing game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is kind of unexpected. The publisher announced on its official blog that it is adding mounted combat to the game, meaning you won’t even need to leave the comfort of your horse before ruthlessly slashing another dragon to death. There’s no...

News: Dishonored Finds Redemption on 9th October

Dishonored Finds Redemption on 9th October

Deus next

Bethesda and Arkane Studios’ Dickensian adventure Dishonored will seek salvation on the 9th October, when the steampunk action title arrives on PlayStation 3 in North America. Europeans will have to wait a few extra days to begin their quest for honour, with the stealth game set to sneak overseas on 12th October. You can learn more about...

News: Dawnguard Storms Skyrim Later This Year

Dawnguard Storms Skyrim Later This Year

Content expansion on the way

In an unexpected statement that would rival even the stealthiest of Rockstar reveals, Bethesda has announced that the first expansion pack for the brilliant The Elder Scrolls V: Skryim will be called Dawnguard. More details are expected to be shared at this year’s E3, with a summer release date hinted. Bethesda's...

Rumour: Snow Elves to Feature in New Skyrim DLC

Snow Elves to Feature in New Skyrim DLC

The lion, the witch and the wardrobe

Gamers are an intelligent bunch. When they’re not hunting for domain name registrations or poring over employee CVs, they’re picking apart game code to find references to future content. That’s exactly what one devoted Bethesda forum poster did with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s most recent patch — and...

News: Shinji Mikami: Zwei Will Be a True Survival Horror Game

Shinji Mikami: Zwei Will Be a True Survival Horror Game

Hide behind the sofa

Zwei, the next project by Resisdent Evil creator Shinji Mikami, will be a “pure” survival horror title, according to a statement released by publisher Bethesda this morning. The game – which was officially announced yesterday – intends to “push the limits of fear and exhilaration”. Mikami elaborated: A true...

News: Prey 2 Not Cancelled, Delayed Beyond 2012

Prey 2 Not Cancelled, Delayed Beyond 2012

The good with the bad

Despite a spate of rumours to the contrary, Bethesda has confirmed that it has not cancelled Prey 2. Instead the game has been delayed beyond its 2012 release date due to the title not yet meeting the publisher’s “quality standards”. We're resisting the temptation to make a snarky comment about Skyrim's state on PS3. The...

News: Debut Dishonored Trailer Stabs You in the Back

Debut Dishonored Trailer Stabs You in the Back

A pleasant surprise

Who knew video game marketing was so simple? In the span of a short five minute CGI trailer, publisher Bethesda’s managed to shoot Arkane Studios’ upcoming steam punk action title Dishonored straight to the top of our wishlist. The game casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge. After being framed for the murder...

News: Deal Death Differently in Skyrim Version 1.5

Deal Death Differently in Skyrim Version 1.5

Fly swat

There are numerous minor bug fixes in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s latest software update, but the most notable improvements come in the form of new kill cameras for projectile weapons and fresh animations for melee attacks. Anyone that’s spent more than 20 hours traipsing the city of Winterhold will know how repetitive the combat in...

Rumour: Bethesda to Cancel Prey 2

Bethesda to Cancel Prey 2

Pray for Prey

It seems there’s no end to the bad news today. In addition to rumours surrounding the closure of Zipper Interactive and the unfortunate announcement of Yoshinori Ono’s ill health, PSFocus.nl is reporting that Bethesda is on the verge of cancelling anticipated sequel Prey 2.

Rumour: Trademark Teases Dawnguard DLC for Skyrim

Trademark Teases Dawnguard DLC for Skyrim

Awaken, Dovahkiin

The last we heard about Bethesda’s post-release plans for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the publisher indicated that we wouldn’t be seeing any additional content for a while. But a trademark filing posted by parent company Zenimax Media has indicated that the RPG’s first expansion might be closer than we expected. The...

News: Bethesda: DOOM 4 is Not Cancelled

Bethesda: DOOM 4 is Not Cancelled

Nonsense apparently

Despite rumours to the contrary, DOOM 4 is not cancelled. Bethesda’s VP of PR and marketing, Pete Hines, headed online to quell rumours spilling out of AllGamesBeta. He told Joystiq: DOOM 4 isn't cancelled. When we're ready to talk about it and show it off, we'll let everyone know. This is the second time DOOM 4’s...

News: Bethesda Staffing Up for Next-Gen Project

Bethesda Staffing Up for Next-Gen Project

Fallout 4?

With The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim complete – and finally functioning on PS3 – developer Bethesda’s switched its attention to a new, next-gen project. A job listing on its recruitment website states that the developer "is looking for experienced programmers to work on cutting-edge technology for an unannounced game on...

News: Skyrim DLC Model to be Different to Fallout 3

Skyrim DLC Model to be Different to Fallout 3

Less quantity, greater quality

Bethesda’s aiming to rein in the amount of DLC it produces for PlayStation 3 mega RPG, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, with the hope of increasing each pack’s overall quality. Speaking to Kotaku, studio gaffer Todd Howard warned that fans should not expect the same rapid-fire DLC approach employed by the team's...

News: Anticipated Skyrim PS3 Patch Due Today

Anticipated Skyrim PS3 Patch Due Today

Stutter no more

The PlayStation 3 version of Bethesda’s brilliant-but-broken fantasy role-playing title, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, might finally transform into a functioning product later today. The developer’s confirmed that the game’s long awaited v1.4 patch – which promises to fix a host of bugs in addition to the game’s well...

News: Bethesda Details Latest Skyrim Patch, Confirms 'Long Term Play Optimisations' For PS3

Bethesda Details Latest Skyrim Patch, Confirms 'Long Term Play Optimisations' For PS3

It's been a long road, but Bethesda finally appears to be on the verge of correcting many of Skyrim's biggest troubles on PlayStation 3

In a detailed patch note, the publisher has promised that the upcoming version 1.4 will bring with it "long term play optimisations for memory and performance" on the PlayStation 3. In short: the game shouldn't stutter like an out of gas car once the..

News: Fallout: New Vegas Scoops Up Ultimate Edition Footage

Fallout: New Vegas Scoops Up Ultimate Edition Footage

When's the best time to play a Bethesda game? Our estimate is about 12 months after release, giving the publisher ample time to fix the initial product's inevitable bugs

It's said fixes that help to make Fallout: New Vegas' upcoming "Ultimate Edition" so, well, erm, ultimate. The game was borderline unplayable at launch. It's improved since. But the Ultimate Edition is not all about..

News: Bethesda To Solve Skyrim Issues With Next PlayStation 3 Patch

Bethesda To Solve Skyrim Issues With Next PlayStation 3 Patch

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim should have got more love on this website than it did

We adored Bethesda's sprawling RPG, but couldn't wholly recommend it due to the slew of technical issues that the game experienced at launch. Sure, it's easy to overlook the odd frame-rate stutter or two — but Skyrim brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "technical inconsistencies". Despite the quality..