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  • News You Really Shouldn't Expect Oculus Rift Support on PS4

    John Carmack's not holding his breath

    In a development about as predictable as the day making way for night, industry legend John Carmack has quit his role at id Software. The writing was on the wall earlier in the year when the DOOM programmer announced that he would split his time between the Bethesda owned outfit and Oculus VR, the firm behind...

  • News Fallout 4 Trademark Steps Out of Bethesda's Legal Vault

    Boston dead sox

    Steel yourself for a nuclear bomb, as it sounds like Bethesda is ready to pull the irradiated wrapping off the rumoured Fallout 4. A trademark registration for the unannounced release – which has been the source of copious speculation over the past twelve months – has just popped up on a European classifications website, pouring...

September2013

  • TGS 2013 The Evil Within Pulls Out Its Power Tools

    New trailer ain't for the fainthearted

    If your stomach is still feeling a little unsettled after the curious tasting curry that you gobbled last night, then you may want to save this brand new The Evil Within trailer until your tummy’s stopped performing somersaults. The footage – released to coincide with the Tokyo Game Show this week –...

August2013

  • DLC Review Stirring the Pot in Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches

    Twist of fate

    Dishonored’s latest DLC completes raspy-voiced assassin Daud’s story, continuing from previous add-on The Knife of Dunwall, as he pursues the mysterious Brigmore Witches and their leader, Delilah. Of course, if you’ve played through the original game, you’ll have some idea as to how Daud’s tale comes to an end. As such, the...

  • News By the Nine! The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Voted Game of the Generation on Amazon

    Dragonborn to win

    Running from 1st June to 4th August, mammoth online retailer Amazon.co.uk hosted a poll which pitted some of the biggest games of this console generation against each other in a tournament-style showdown. And Bethesda's open world epic, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, came out on top. The 2011 release fought off Super Mario Galaxy,...

  • News Carmack: Sony Has Made Large Strides with the PS4

    Legendary programmer fond of next generation system

    John Carmack, id Software’s veteran co-founder, has admitted that he’s pretty impressed with the PlayStation 4. Speaking as part of another enormous three-hour keynote at QuakeCon, the Wolfenstein 3D programmer praised the impending console – and suggested that the Japanese giant has done a...

  • News Wolfenstein: The New Order Fired into Next Year

    Back in the barrel

    Wolfenstein: The New Order, the brash first-person reboot by MachineGames, has been delayed until 2014, Bethesda executive Pete Hines has told Polygon. The title had previously targeted a release on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 this year, but the developer is supposedly struggling with cross-generation development...

July2013

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  • E3 2013 The Elder Scrolls Online Scribes a New Chapter on PS4

    Tamriel beckons

    The Elder Scrolls Online, the series' first foray into the MMO market, is heading to the PlayStation 4, Sony revealed during its E3 2013 keynote. The game, which sees you questing, journeying, and battling with friends and strangers alike, is set for a Spring 2014 release. The firm was also eager to announce a partnership with...

  • E3 2013 Wolfenstein: The New Order Trailer Drops Some Big Bombs

    Afraid of the future

    Wolfenstein: The New Order may essentially boil down to another first-person shooter with mechs, but at least developer Machine Games has gone out of its way to include some harrowing imagery in this E3 trailer. We’re not talking about the Nazi branded bombs or even the moon landing – but that terrifying alternate version of...

May2013

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  • News Dishonored's 'The Knife of Dunwall' DLC Draws Blood in April

    New content unsheathed for stealth title

    Bethesda’s brilliant stealth sandbox Dishonored will make a comeback in April, as the title explores the narrative of antagonist assassin Daud in a new expansion named ‘The Knife of Dunwall’. The add-on – which is apparently the first of two story-based expansions – will launch on 16th April in...

  • News Dishonored Developer Says That PlayStation 4 Is a Joy

    Delighted with the extra memory

    One of the developers behind last year’s surprise hit Dishonored has described Sony’s next generation system as “a joy”. Chatting with Eurogamer.net directly after last week’s BAFTAs, lead level designer Christopher Carrier revealed that the PlayStation 4’s surprise inclusion o

  • News Skyrim Version 1.9 Enters Beta, Venturing to PS3 This Month

    Keep on slayin’

    You have to give Bethesda credit for continuing to support The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for more than a year – and it seems like they have no intention of stopping just yet. The company has announced a brand new update for the open world epic, and it adds a couple of surprising new features. Firstly, a new ‘Legendary’...

  • First Impressions Taking Sides with Skyrim’s Dawnguard DLC

    Bloody good

    Consider Dawnguard’s arrival on PlayStation 3 a late Hallowe’en present from Bethesda. The latest The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim expansion is full of vampires, creepy rituals, spooky old castles, and a lot of violence. There’s also a lot of epic questing thrown in for good measure, too. Just like Dragonborn, there’s an awful...

February2013

January2013

  • News The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim DLC Travels to PS3 in February

    Sound the trumpets

    It’s been a long, laborious journey, but The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s DLC will finally arrive on PlayStation 3 in February. Bethesda confirmed the glad tidings in a PlayStation Blog post, noting that Dragonborn, Hearthfire, and Dawnguard will all launch within the window, and will be accompanied by a 50 per cent discount to...

  • News Is There a New Fallout Sequel on the Horizon?

    We certainly hope so

    Sometimes it can be tough to keep your mouth shut. Projects leak all of the time thanks to loose lips – it’s what keeps our job interesting. But you’ve got to give credit to Fallout 3 voice actor Erik Todd Dellums: at least he checked first. Posting on Twitter late last night, the voiceover artist – best known for his...

December2012

  • News New Dishonored DLC Trailer Drops Some Different Beats

    Rap master

    Dishonored publisher Bethesda has clearly exhausted its reserve of creepy nursery rhymes, as it’s been forced to use a fan-made rap song for this debut Dunwall City Trials trailer. The video demonstrates the various deadly activities you can expect to occupy your time when the expansion launches next week. It’ll set you back...

  • News The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim DLC Spreads to PS3 in Early 2013

    No, really

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s latest expansion pack Dragonborn will fly onto the PlayStation 3 in early 2013, publisher Bethesda has announced. The add-on is due out on the Xbox 360 tomorrow, but will officially spread to Sony’s system next year. It concludes almost a year of excuses from the developer, as content has frequently sk

November2012

  • News RAGE's Anger Reignites with New DLC Expansion

    You remember RAGE, right?

    We’re so used to post-release plans being perfectly calculated that the apparent addition of new RAGE DLC has left us a little confused. It’s been over a year since the first-person shooter originally launched on PlayStation 3, and it hasn’t exactly maintained much mindshare since then. As such, the addition of ten...

  • News Bethesda States That Skyrim DLC Is Still Coming to PS3

    Keep your cool

    You’d be forgiven for forgetting about The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s DLC, but Bethesda promises that the content is still coming to the PlayStation 3. The publisher has spent an entire year trying to port the title’s expansion packs to Sony's system, but has so far failed to launch any post-release content for the platform...

  • News Dishonored 'Dunwall City Trials' DLC Deploys on 11th December

    Refresher course

    The monarchs of Dunwall would like to cordially invite you to the City Trials set to take place in critically acclaimed PlayStation 3 adventure Dishonored next month. From 11th December, those who cough up the $4.99/£3.99 entrance fee will be able to partake in 10 challenge maps that have been specially designed to analyse your...

  • News DOOM Classic Collection Targets the PlayStation Network

    No sign of The Rock

    If your trigger finger’s itching for some old-school first-person action, then the DOOM Classic Collection should catch your attention. The downloadable compilation – mentioned on this week’s episode of the PlayStation Blogcast among other places – will comprise DOOM, DOOM 2, and Final DOOM. The first two titles were...

  • News The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's DLC Is Finally Coming to PS3

    Hallelujah

    After what seems like an eternity, Bethesda has confirmed that it is "close" to releasing new content for the PlayStation 3 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Technical issues have delayed the content for months, despite it launching on the Xbox 360 and PC. But in a nonchalant Tweet posted earlier today, the publisher revealed that...

October2012

  • News Skyrim Premium Edition Explores Certain European Territories

    Specific path

    As leaked by Amazon Germany earlier today, Bethesda is planning to release a Premium Edition of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in certain territories across Europe. The specially prepared bundle will include a copy of the game, world map, t-shirt, novel, and six postcards. The package will release in the UK, Germany, and Benelux, but...

  • News Test Your Might Against Dishonored's Dunwall City Trials

    Shadow man

    Reckon you’ve got the best of Dunwall’s royal guard? You’ll be able to put your confidence to the test this December with Dishonored’s first expansion pack, Dunwall City Trials. The add-on includes “10 Challenge Maps” that will examine your skill against waves of enemies, time-trials, and a “gravity-defying run of drop...

  • News Dishonored Launch Trailer Takes No Prisoners

    Cut throat

    If you haven’t already seen the piles of praise being tossed at Dishonored, then this launch trailer should get you up to speed. Between scenes of protagonist Corvo slitting unsuspecting throats, there’s a selection of lofty media quotes. We’re playing the title right now, and can confirm that it’s pretty good. We’re not willing...

  • News Bethesda: It's On Us to Solve Skyrim's DLC Woes

    Shouldering responsibility

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s second major expansion pack, Hearthfire, launched on PC this week – but the post-release discussion has been focused solely on the content’s absence on PlayStation 3. Bethesda admitted recently that it was struggling to get the expansion – and its predecessor, Dawnguard – to run on...

September2012

  • News Sony Working with Bethesda to Solve Skyrim DLC Woes

    No guarantees

    While Xbox 360 owners enjoy the second The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim DLC pack, developer Bethesda has yet to release the first expansion on PlayStation 3. In fact, the company has revealed that it's struggling to get the content running on Sony’s platform at all – an unsurprising admission considering the game’s troubled launch...

August2012

  • News Bethesda Still Struggling with Dawnguard DLC on PS3

    No solution in sight

    Bethesda has warned that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s Dawnguard DLC pack may never release on PlayStation 3. The content launched on Xbox 360 earlier this year, prompting the developer to release a statement noting that it was having difficulties with the PS3. Those issues are ongoing according to the company’s community...

  • News New Dishonored Trailer Comes Out of Hiding

    The essence of invisibility

    Stealth gameplay in Bethesda’s upcoming Dishonored promises to be a bit more engaging than simply studying guard patterns. Instead you’ll need to take into account sound, peripheral vision and cover. Blowing out candles and peaking around corners will give you an advantage over your pursuers – assuming you’ve got...

  • News Prey 2 Removed from Bethesda's Website

    Logical explanation

    The drama surrounding Prey 2 has reared its ugly head once again – this time due to the fact that the delayed title has been removed from Bethesda’s recently revamped website. "Since we had already announced it wasn't coming out this year, we simply didn't think it'd be appropriate to include it on the new site launch," Pete...

  • Rumour Bethesda Scouting Boston Area for Fallout 4

    Red shift

    Bethesda is supposedly researching Boston for Fallout 4, an anonymous tipster has revealed. The spy said on Reddit: “The rumours are true, Fallout 4 will take place in Boston. In case you haven’t heard, Bethesda has recently been scoping out and researching Boston. They also have a strong connection to MIT [Massachusetts Institute of...

  • News Skyrim Version 1.7 Travels to PS3 This Week

    The long and winding road

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will finally be updated to version 1.7 in North America this week. European players will have to wait an extra week, because, well, it’s customary on these shores, isn’t it? The patch implements a number of bug fixes, including “general memory and stability optimisations”. Unfortunately,...

  • News Bethesda Reveals Bumper Cast for Dishonored

    Trip the light fantastic

    Bethesda sure knows how to splash the cash on outrageous voice talent. The publisher has announced the cast-list for upcoming PS3 adventure Dishonored, and it’s practically bulging with Hollywood talent. Rocky Horror Picture Show legend Susan Sarandon will make her video game debut as Granny Rags, a mad old lady who’s...

  • News Skyrim's Dawnguard DLC "Unsatisfactory" on PS3

    Long wait ahead

    Most developers have come to terms with the PlayStation 3’s unique architecture. Unlike at the start of the generation, it's now rare for a multiplatform title to perform significantly worse on Sony’s black box of tricks – but Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim remains a notable exception. The title launched in a...

July2012

  • News Bethesda Reveals Dishonored Pre-Order Bonuses

    Ooh, the choices...

    Looking forward to Arkane Studios' upcoming action-adventure title, Dishonored? If so, you might want to think carefully about where you place your pre-order, as publisher Bethesda has assigned a selection of exclusive bonuses to major retailers in the UK. Amazon will be dishing out a cold serving of the Acrobatic Killer...

  • News Bethesda Cagey About Skyrim DLC on PS3

    What's the problem?

    Microsoft’s exclusivity deal with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is up, which means that last month’s Dawnguard expansion can finally arrive on PlayStation 3. That is, if it’s actually in development. “We have not announced Dawnguard for any other platform, nor given a timeline for any such news. If we have news, I promise...

  • News Choose Your Daring Escape in New Dishonored Trailer

    Decisions, decisions

    Variety is the spice of life, and this new Dishonored trailer does its very best to prove it. The gameplay short shows three different escape routes from the Boyle Mansion, each indistinguishable from the other. Will you decide to brazenly sprint out of the police infested residence, or try to sneak away unseen? Personally, we...

June2012

  • News Duo of Dishonored Demos Depict Different Player Decisions

    Variety is the spice of life

    While most games can explain the extent of their gameplay in a 60 second trailer, Bethesda’s upcoming Dishonored is a teensy bit more ambitious. When you’re not deliberating the current value of whale oil with fellow aristocrats, you’ll need to decide how best to approach a wealth of murderous acts. These two...

  • News DOOM 3: BFG Edition Invades Store Shelves on 16th October

    Hell on Earth

    Bethesda’s clearly not worried about getting gobbled up by Resident Evil 6 and Assassin’s Creed III, as it’s announced a 16th October release date for the DOOM 3: BFG Edition in North America. Those of you in Europe will get an additional three days to prepare for the apocalypse, with the HD re-master scheduled to release on 19th...

  • News Debut Dishonored Trailer Deserves More Honour

    Early in the morning

    BioShock Infinite may have been delayed into 2013, but it looks like the industry has found its natural replacement. Bethesda’s released the first trailer for Arkane Studios’ upcoming cyber-punk adventure Dishonored, and it looks... well, brutal. We recently got a chance to check out the first-person adventure in action, so...

May2012

  • News Skyrim's Dawnguard Expansion Goes Dark

    Trailer inside

    We’re pretty sure the flow of epic announcements isn’t going to stop until next week now. Bethesda’s the latest publisher to join the pre-E3 party, releasing the first trailer for Skyrim’s upcoming Dawnguard expansion pack. There’s all manner of goodness in the trailer, including a monologue that’s certain to get your...

  • News 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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

April2012

  • Rumour 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

    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...

  • Rumour Contract Negotiations Halted Prey 2's Development

    Pray tell

    Bethesda announced yesterday that the promising looking Prey 2 had been delayed beyond its original 2012 release window due to development on the title not progressing at a “satisfactory” rate. Turns out the game hasn’t been worked on since November 2011, due to developer Human Head Studios trying to negotiate better contract terms...

  • News 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

    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

    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...

March2012

  • Rumour 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

    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...

February2012

  • News 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

    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

    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

    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...

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