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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..

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..