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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..

News: UK Sales Charts: Skyrim Scoops Christmas Number One

UK Sales Charts: Skyrim Scoops Christmas Number One

It's practically unprecedented for a game not published by EA or Activision to scoop the UK Christmas number one, but after a slew of heavy discounts and promising offers, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has broken tradition

The Bethesda published RPG toppled Just Dance 3, to finish up in first. That pushed Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 into third. The excellent FIFA 12 finished up in fourth, while..

News: Bethesda Ships Ten Million Copies Of Skyrim

Bethesda Ships Ten Million Copies Of Skyrim

There are ten million copies of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in the wilderness, Bethesda has confirmed

The game has netted the publisher $650 million in sales since its release last month. Hopefully the publisher can spend a bit of that money fixing up the partially broken PlayStation 3 version. “We are gratified that Skyrim continues to garner high review scores and accolades around the world,”..

News: Bethesda Planning 'Meaty' DLC Add-Ons For The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Bethesda Planning 'Meaty' DLC Add-Ons For The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

How are you getting on with Skyrim? Assuming you've got past the horrendous technical issues -- that cause the game to lag and stutter on PlayStation 3 once your save-file reaches a certain size -- then we anticipate that you've just about managing to scratch the surface, right? Bethesda doesn't care if you've already got a quest list as long as your arm, as the publisher has started to share details about the game's forthcoming DLC

Game director Todd Howard told Joystiq that the expansion packs will be "meaty". But he clarified that, be..

News: Obsidian Entertainment Sheds Light On Game Destroying Skyrim Bug

Obsidian Entertainment Sheds Light On Game Destroying Skyrim Bug

"Where's your Skyrim review?" is a question we're getting asked quite a lot at the moment

The answer is that it's in limbo. Those of you that follow all the major PlayStation websites will already be aware of the game-breaking Skyrim bug, which essentially renders the PS3 version of the game unplayable. For those unaware, we'll provide a quick recap. Bethesda's latest fantasy adventure suffers from..

News: Explore Skyrim With An Enormous Printable Map

Explore Skyrim With An Enormous Printable Map

We have a rule: never read a novel with a map inside the front-cover

It's just not worth it. Thus if Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was a novel, we'd avoid it like the plague. Thankfully, it's a video game, and a gigantic one at that. Indeed, Skyrim is so big that it's easy to get lost. And that's where the helpful folks at GameBanshee come in. They've produced an enormous printable map of..

News: Players Claim Skyrim Patch Is Available For PlayStation 3 Now

Players Claim Skyrim Patch Is Available For PlayStation 3 Now

Users on Bethesda's official forum are reporting that the promised patch for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has launched in parts of Europe

The 92MB fix is designed to solve stuttering issues that occur when players have invested a significant number of hours into the enormous open-world RPG, and initial feedback is positive. "Yeah, it fixed it," explained one jubilant poster. Bethesda's yet..

News: RAGE Demo Coming To PlayStation 3 On December 6th

RAGE Demo Coming To PlayStation 3 On December 6th

Still undecided about Bethesda's recent uber-pretty FPS, RAGE? No problem, the publisher's got your back

It's announced that it is to release a demo for the post-apocalyptic anger management sim on the PlayStation Network come December 6th. "The Ghost Clan, a cult of murderous fanatics, has infiltrated the waterworks beneath the town of Wellspring with plans to poison the water supply,"..

News: Skyrim Patch Coming A Week After Thanksgiving

Skyrim Patch Coming A Week After Thanksgiving

Terrified of your Skyrim save-file hopping over the dreaded 6MB limit? Bethesda's got your back -- but you're going to have to wait until the week after Thanksgiving first

(That's the week starting November 28th for everyone outside of North America.) According to Bethesda's Pete Hines a patch is in submission with Sony. No word on exactly what the patch contains, but we're expecting the publisher..

News: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Sells 3.5 Million Copies In Just Two Days

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Sells 3.5 Million Copies In Just Two Days

Bethesda employees will be donning their cosplay costumes and dancing around the office this evening, as the publisher has just announced that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has sold a whopping 3

5 million copies globally in just 48 hours. The company expects the game to rake in an eye-watering $450 million worldwide in retail sales. “We are grateful for the fans’ response to Skyrim,” said chuffed..

News: Skyrim Players Voice Concerns Over Save File Bug

Skyrim Players Voice Concerns Over Save File Bug

It wouldn't be a Bethesda game without a game-breaking bug hanging over it

PlayStation 3 owners of the publisher's mammoth role-playing game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, have voiced concern over the game's performance hindering save file bug. In a slew posts on Bethesda's forum, players have noted that once the game crosses a certain save file size threshold (around 6MB) its performance is..

News: Skyrim Trailer Shows Off Spells And Animation

Skyrim Trailer Shows Off Spells And Animation

We're now ostensibly hours away from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

That means Bethesda's finally dropped us some good news — no more trailers. These things have been bombarding our inbox since this time last year. Seriously, how much Skyrim do people want? Oh that's right yeah, lots. Well we suppose this animation trailer should tide you over until release on Friday. Come on guys, hold it together..

News: Skyrim Midnight Launch Plans Detailed

Skyrim Midnight Launch Plans Detailed

If you're eager to get a taste of Bethesda's upcoming fantasy RPG behemoth, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the publisher's just let us know that it will be holding two midnight launch events in the UK

The GameStation branch in Birmingham will be joined by Oxford Street's GAME to celebrate the release, with goodies including CDs and strategy guides doled out to the first 100 fans in line. The..