Think you can fit in upwards of 100 hours of gaming before Skyrim launches later in the year? The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition might fit the bill
The special package — which includes the game, DLC packs, two world maps and a 'Making Of' documentary — is due out on PS3 this week in Europe. It'll run you a reasonable £19.99. Still no trophies, mind.
It's fitting that a game that will take you about 100 hours to play through should get a trailer of similarly silly length
Bethesda's released a brand new gameplay blow-out for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and it's a mere 20-minutes in length. The footage is narrated by Todd Howard and is based on the same stretch of gameplay that the publisher showed at E3 earlier in the year. Catch all three..
An exclusive should stay an exclusive as far as we're concerned
Microsoft disagrees. In a move that's becoming all too familiar, the XBOX 360 platform holder has signed up for timed exclusivity on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's first two DLC packs. The content will be available "exclusively" on Microsoft's platform for a period of 30 days, before appearing on PlayStation Network..
Bethesda's announced that the fourth expansion of Fallout: New Vegas, the Lonesome Road, will be available from the PlayStation Network on September 20th
The single-player expansion will run you $9.99. The expansion won't mark the end of Fallout: New Vegas DLC however. It will be followed by two additional slices of content, Couriers Stash and Gun...
Bethesda and Arkane's new intuitive stealth-action title Dishonored becomes a little less shrouded in mystery
The upcoming title's official site has been updated with an official plot and some spicy new screens featuring futuristic cars and, uh, mustachioed assailants. Dishonored is under development at Arkane studios under the watchful eye of Harvey Smith of Deus Ex fame. The title is still on..
Eurogamer has a useful tidbit regarding in-world relationships in Bethesda's upcoming open-world RPG, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Deriving information from Bethesda marketing exec Peter Hines, Bethesda has seemingly included the option to befriend and marry non-player characters of either gender, forming lasting benefits for the player to earn over the game. Companion NPC's might ask a favor of you..
The collector's pack for id Software's upcoming RAGE will be exclusive to GAME and GameStation, Bethesda has announced
The package will include to Dark Horse comics that detail the events prior to the game, in addition to a 'Making Of' DVD and the downloadable content from the game's Anarchy Edition. The Anarchy Edition includes a Double Barrell shotgun, as well as some unique armour and a..
Bethesda's delayed the latest DLC pack for Fallout: New Vegas, citing problems "beyond the publisher's control"
The company announced a trio of content packs way back in May. Both "Honest Hearts" and the brilliant "Old World Blues" (which we reviewed last week) arrived on time, but "Lonesome Road" has clearly missed its...
Bethesda's announced the collector's edition for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The classy package includes a 200 page hard-back artbook, a making-of DVD and a statue of a dragon. You'll get the game too, obviously. It's classy, high-quality stuff for sure. The "extremely limited" package will retail for £129.99 / $149.99. We suppose if you're a massive Elder Scrolls fan, you'll be all over..
Brink's first dose of downloadable content, "Agents Of Change", will release on the PlayStation Network from next week
That's August 4th if you want to mark your calendars. Those who are prompt enough to download the content within its first two weeks on sale will get the upgrade free of charge. Agents Of Change includes two new environments, five new player abilities, two new outfits and two new..
Here's a mouthful for you to get your lips around: first-person stealth action adventure game
That's the pitch for Bethesda and Arkane Studios' latest project: Dishonored. The game's featured on the cover of this month's GameInformer magazine, with former Deus Ex designer Harvey Smith leading creative duties. At Arkane we have a passion for creating deep, immersive game experiences, said Arkane..
Bethesda's announced the first batch of Brink DLC: Agents Of Charge
It's set to go live in early July on PlayStation 3, and will be available for free for two weeks after launch. The content will include two new environments, five new player abilities, two new outfits and two new weapon attachments. Strangely, we can see ourselves jumping back into...
Bethesda's confirmed that the third DLC pack for Fallout: New Vegas will launch on July 19th
The pack is entitled "Old World Blues". A new patch will launch prior to the content to bring bring improvements to performance and stability in major areas". They're still fixing Fallout: New Vegas then, eh? The content puts you in the...
Hunted: The Demon's Forge looks decent enough: a Gears Of War-esque co-operative adventure set in a fantasy world
We're just not sure the audio in the game's launch trailer necessarily does the product justice. Indeed, the horrible cover of The Turtles' "Happy Together" and questionable voice acting are not doing anything for us. Thankfully the actual gameplay looks relatively neat. One..
Bethesda's just let us know that all preorders for id's upcoming first-person-shooter-meets-car-combat affair, RAGE, will be upgraded to the "Anarchy Edition" in the UK
The Anarchy Edition was announced during Bethesda's pre-E3 showcase last month and includes a bunch of in-game goodies. There's a double barrel shotgun, some elite armour, a pair of knuckle dusters and an exclusive buggy livery..
Brink has knocked Zumba Fitness [urgh - Ed] off the top of the UK sales charts this week, scoring a domestic top-spot for developer Splash Damage
The brilliant LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean made it a one-two for new releases, finishing up in second. Of course, Zumba Fitness was still around to keep Mums happy, finishing up in third just ahead of Portal 2 and Call Of Duty: Black Ops. The other new..
If you thought Randy Pitchford was going to be the only developer to stand behind Sony over the PlayStation Network data breach then you were mistaken
Despite being adversely affected by the PSN outage, Brink developer Splash Damage has admitted feeling "sympathetic" towards Sony's predicament. "Of course for us it is frustrating to...
The most disheartening trend we've started to notice on press-releases this week is the blank nod of no-information pertaining to PSN release dates
The second set of Fallout: New Vegas DLC — entitled Honest Hearts — is due out on the XBOX 360 and PC on May 17th. On PS3? Well, "as soon as possible". You can almost feel the collective sigh from publishers as you read these press..
Let's be honest, Brink is a game all about online multiplayer
Thus it's unfortunate that the game should be releasing at a time when the PlayStation Network is still down . However, in a statement to GiantBomb, a Bethesda spokesperson said there's still plenty for PlayStation 3 fans to enjoy in Brink while the PSN is offline. "Fortunately,...
Brink looks awesome, and it's out this week
Unfortunately the biggest kicker for the game's launch is that the PlayStation Network is still not online yet. That creates a big problem because Brink is very much supposed to be played online. Grrr. It's unfortunate timing for the team at Splash Damage. We can only hope that people choose to pick up the game in good faith. After all, the PSN will be..
Brink launches on PlayStation 3 next week, and Bethesda's been kind enough to send us some stats regarding the game
Aside from the dead boring stuff like there being 60 minutes of music and 26,000 lines of dialogue, Bethesda has also decided to let us know that there are a total of 102,247,681,536,000,000 unique character possibilities. We thought you should know too.
Given that Brink is an ambitious multiplayer-centric first-person shooter with a lot of quirky features, we think it was a shrewd decision for Bethesda to employ a nice-mannered British lady to discuss the game's unique perspective of the battlefield
She can talk about our "commarrrrnd post" all she likes. Right, guys?! Right?! You can check out the rest of Brink's "Get SMART"..
Bethesda's popped us over a new gameplay trailer for id's upcoming first-person shooter RAGE
We haven't been convinced by the title's combination of first-person shooting and vehicular combat in the past, but it's slowly starting to win us over. There are not enough car combat games. Our initial distaste for RAGE's vehicular combat stemmed from the assumption that it would amount to nothing more..
Splash Damage understands
After years of moody, colourless shooters, we've become nostalgic for SEGA's famous Blue Skies. The team behind Brink feel exactly the same way, paving the way to one of the most colourful first-person shooters in years. It is time to put colours back in first person shooters, Splash Damage art boss Oliver Leonardi told IGN. Of course, by the time you finish making..
Bethesda's got juicy with details on three new sets of Fallout: New Vegas DLC due for release starting May 17th -- assuming the PSN is back online
The publisher's kicking things off with Honest Hearts, which takes place in the Zion National Park in Utah. Sent on an exhibition to the caravan resort, you'll quickly find yourself embroiled in a war between tribes. Additional DLC packs, Old World Blues..
Did any recognisable outlet give Fallout: New Vegas their game of the year award? Hmm
Whatever, Amazon UK is listing a Game Of The Year edition of the Obsidian developed RPG. Well, it was, until the listing got removed. Unfortunately, source VG247 forgot to take a screen capture. But we trust 'em. Naturally you can assume that the game of the year re-release will include a manner of DLC nuggets..
Bethesda's finally realised that the release of Rockstar's L
A. Noire</a> might put a dent in the sales of their ambitious first-person shooter, Brink. The publisher's responded by moving the game's release date forward a week to May 10th and May 13th in North America and Europe respectively. Smart move Bethesda. Plus, it's nice to see release dates move forwards instead of backwards for a..
We're not entirely sure why Brink is flying under the radar so badly
It seems to have all the core elements people want: deep but accessible competitive multiplayer, tons of unlocks, vibrant and unique art-style, loads of weapons, great online integration. On paper it looks like the perfect video game. In fact, we're convinced Splash Damage is going to knock this one out of the park, regardless of..
Any trailer -- be it for a movie or video game -- is more exciting when the sound engineers go crazy with their sub-woofers
Don't you just love those big, bassy, slow-motion muffles they do for practically every action trailer these days? Well even if you don't, Bethesda do. This Brink trailer is littered with low-frequency wobble. What's more, the game actually looks pretty amazing.
Bethesda has just announced that Prey 2 is in development at Human Head Studios, the developers of the original Prey game
It will utilise id Tech's game engine and will release in 2012. Bethesda revealed precious little other details about the game, other than the news that its in development for PlayStation 3. Apparently the US edition of Official PlayStation Magazine will receive carry more..
We're going to catch a lot of flak for offering an opinion on Bethesda's latest Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim trailer, but we're not all that bothered
As anticipated, the trailer does absolutely nothing to excite us. There are dragons. Woo-hoo, we can hardly contain ourselves. It's more or less what we expected, fantasy games are never likely to appeal to us and that's ok — we'll still continue to post..
To be precise, we'll get our first in-game glimpse of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in approximately 19 hours, 54 minutes and 48 seconds
That's at the time of writing anyway. How do we know? Bethesda's whacked up a handy little countdown clock on their website to help you keep track. 19 hours, 53 minutes and 39 seconds now by the way. Gah. To be perfectly open and honest with you guys, we're not all..
On one hand, Hunted: The Demon's Forge is a presentable idea: a classic fantasy title designed with Gears Of War in mind
On the other hand, it's a terrible idea: a classic fantasy title designed with Gears Of War in mind. We like the cover-based shooters, but we're kinda bored of the Tolkien cliches. Could go either way this one. Check the trailer after the jump.
Listen to the games media and you'll hear one converging opinion: "People are done with playing actual games on the go and would rather fiddle about with birds on their iPhone
" It's an endorsement we're not sure we agree with. Clearly there are lots of people happy enough with their smartphone gaming applications, but they also belong to the same demographic that device's like the NGP don't..
Great little exclusive Microsoft
The first Fallout: New Vegas DLC, "Dead Money" (which hit the XBOX 360 before Christmas), is coming to the PlayStation 3 on February 22nd. Furthermore, Bethesda's confirmed that three more New Vegas DLC packs will release in the coming months, simultaneously on PS3, 360 and PC. What was the point Microsoft?...
May 20th will either be one of the best days for new video game releases, or worst depending on your wallet's flexibility
Bethesda's slapped a May 20th release date (May 17th in North America) on ambitious multiplayer shooter Brink. Unfortunately, that's the same day as Rockstar's L.A. Noire. Decisions, decisions. The publisher's also put a June 3rd release date on Hunted: The Demon's Forge. Rage..
Like all the best games, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has a big emphasis on walls
The memorable stone slab featured in the game's debut teaser trailer holds a number of secrets about the title's lore. There are several events depicted on the wall, all of which surround a dragon named Aludin. The dragon once terrorized the gameworld of Tamriel, and is now out to seal the fate of Skyrim. Opening the..
Well that was a surprise
Bethesda's Todd Howard dropped by Spike TV's VGA awards show last night to announce Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The game will launch on November 11th, 2011. No platforms have been confirmed, but expect it to release on PlayStation 3. According to Howard, the game's been in development for two years. The game's debut trailer is after the jump.
Zenimax -- the parent company of Bethesda Softworks -- has just confirmed that it's bought up Tango Gameworks, and with it Resident Evil mastermind Shinji Mikami
Its refreshing to find a publisher who understands, trusts, and supports the development of blockbuster games and works to make it a collaborative effort, said Mikami. The library of AAA franchise titles Zenimax owns speaks for..
Fallout: New Vegas has been fixed
Hallelujah. A new patch for the game — the same as the one released for Steam over the weekend — has now been rolled out onto the PlayStation 3 version of the game. Apparently the update includes "over 200 fixes". We booted up our copy of the game to check and noticed an NPC half-stuck in the ground... Still a way to go then, eh?
Remember folks, when you read "exclusive DLC" what it really means is "DLC that we're holding back on other platforms due to contracts and stuff"
Still, those months can be concerning to some, so we hope you're not too excited about Fallout: New Vegas. Though you'll be familiar with Bethesda's timed-exclusive DLC practices, as this exact same thing happened with Fallout 3. Yup, the "first..
Bethesda's finally revealed a few tiny details about their next project
It's been two years since we last heard anything from the team, but executive producer Todd Howard had some reassuring words for fans at QuakeCon. He told Eurogamer that the game's "pretty far along" and that 90 people are currently working on it. Howard reckons the stretch between the game's announcement and its..
Bethesda's becoming quite the publishing power-house, as this story evidences
For those of you pre-ordering next year's "one-to-watch" new shooter IP Brink, you'll get access to an additional set of equipment from two big titles in the publisher's growing roster: Doom or Fallout. The Doom pack's exclusive to GameStop and includes armour, guns, hats and a tattoo based on id's classic..
RAGE may look like a bland reskin of Gearbox's Borderlands, but boy does it look like a pretty one
During QuakeCon last night, id committed to a September release date for the post-apocalyptic shooter. The game will hit North America on September 13th, 2011. Europe will have an extra two day wait, as it'll hit store shelves September 15th there. RAGE has been a long time coming, but we suppose when..
Bethesda's Pete Hines has confirmed at QuakeCon that its parent company, Zenimax, has acquired Bioshock 2 level designers Arkane Studios
The French-based studio was said to be experiencing some "financial challenges" recently, which have presumably disappeared now thanks to this acquisition. Apparently the studio's currently working on an "unannounced title". Bethesda's..
We like a lot of what we've seen of Splash Damage's Brink, but the last thing we were expecting was an interesting narrative behind the first-person shooter
Apparently, we were very wrong to assume. It seems like the studio have gone some way towards setting up an interesting fiction. There's a utopia, floating city - the Ark. But it's over populated. Instead of housing the 5,000 people it's..
While its safe to assume that the characters in Fallout: New Vegas will be about as animated as a desert rock, at least there's a bunch of "celebrity" talent being brought in to voice them
That might give the lifeless lumps of digital meat some character, right? (Sorry, we really did like Fallout 3 but, let's not pretend it didn't have issues.) A report from USA Today lists a few names linked to..
Bethesda's whacked up some new screenshots from Fallout: New Vegas
It continues to look like a Fallout game. They are pretty-ish. Well, pretty as far as Fallout games go anyway. Which isn't very pretty. We know people like to rag on us for thinking Fallout games don't look very good, but they don't. And let's be honest — miles of desert is not really what you play Fallout for is it? It's the..
Bethesda's just dropped the October-bomb for Obsidian's upcoming entry in the Fallout franchise, Fallout: New Vegas
The game will launch on October 22nd here in Europe, with the US getting it a few days earlier on October 19th. We posted a new trailer for the game over the weekend, which you can check out through here. Given Fallout's pedigree, we expect New Vegas will make a big impact at E3 this..
Ultra close-up introduction? Check
Fifties doo-wop music? Check. Ugly graphics and janky animations? Check. Yup, that's right - Fallout's back, and this time it's headed to Vegas, New Vegas to be precise. This new trailer includes colour, gambling and all the other trademark features you'd expect from a Fallout game. Some people will be totally stoked.
"Fallout: New Vegas," declares IGN's Eric Brudvig, "It's just like Fallout 3
" We sit back, shut off the sound and watch. Yup, it's exactly the same as Fallout 3. That's not a bad thing though, right? Fallout 3 was pretty damn good. But it was also janky, broken and ugly. Oh well, eh? At least Eric Brudvig clarifies by stating, "It's just like Fallout 3 only totally new." Something..
Bethesda fans - hold onto your hats
If Internet rumours are to be believed, the popular action-RPG studio are readying an announcement of enormous magnitude for this coming E3. How does Elder Scrolls V catch you? The rumour's all a bit higgledy-piggledy - it's true source runs back to Famitsu magazine where they've confirmed that publishers such as Konami, Ubisoft and Bethesda all have surprises..
This Fallout: New Vegas boxart is not drab in the sense that it is boring - it's relatively stylish and eye-catching in fact
It's just drab in so much as it sums up what you're likely find within the game. Dark, rough, empty environments laced with annoyingly animated creatures. We liked Fallout 3 but, c'mon, it had more than its fair share of issues didn't it? One being that it was just boring in..
How would you like some poker chips and playing cards with your copy of Fallout: New Vegas? Sure, ok
What if the playing cards were illustrated with characters and factions from in the game. Sure. How about a hardcover graphic novel written by the game's creative director and published by Dark Horse Comics? Sold! Throw in a "Making Of" DVD and that just about sums up the collector's pack..
Bethesda and Splash Damage's quirky first-person shooter Brink continues to look more stylish each time we see it
This time around Kotaku's got a bunch of new screens. The game's still on track to release this Holiday. It could end up being pretty big this one folks, so stay tuned.
We know we're going to get screamed at for this but, Fallout 3 is not a good looking game
And we're going to assume that Fallout: New Vegas is going to look like ass too. Particularly after seeing this first batch of screenshots from CVG. Will the game rock? Absolutely. Does it look like the most unappealing game ever based on its screenshots? Absolutely.
AGB have a few scans from Fallout: New Vegas in the latest issue of PC Gamer
Unsurprisingly they look rather a lot like Fallout. We wished there was perhaps something more to get excited about here, but Fallout's never been the strongest game visually and the scans aren't much to crow home about. Indeed, Fallout is all about the setting, and we're sure we'll be hearing more about the presumably..
Bethesda's just confirmed to us that Fallout: New Vegas will hit the Playstation 3 this Autumn
There's not much on the actual game itself yet, but it has been confirmed that the Obsidian developed spin off will take all the action, humor, and post-apocalyptic grime and grit of this legendary series, and raise the stakes. There's a new trailer after the jump, and magazine blow-outs are promised..
A mysterious post on the GameSpot forums claims to have a host of leaked information about Bethesda's upcoming Fallout: New Vegas
Of course, comment from the publisher is of the "no comment" variety, but that doesn't stop these details looking any more solid. Still the forum "leak" goes on a friend-of-a-friend basis, so take it as you will. According to the details posted..
There's one thing you can ensure if you have Killzone 2's producer working on your game: it's going to look sensational
And Brink looks unreal right now. The gameplay videos dropped after the jump show a hyper-stylised universe with some super-tight shooting. Gameplay-wise, the demo looks fairly standard fare, but that art-style is wonderful. With Brink still about a year off, you should probably..
We're not huge multiplayer gamers
We enjoy it, but we're not the type of people who can make a game's multiplayer mode last a year or two. That's just, meh. Still, there are a lot of gamers out there that don't even touch a multiplayer mode. And those are the type of people Splash Damage want to convert with their innovative FPS Brink."It's our goal from the outset to incidentally teach people..
We've been very jealous today
While reading our surprisingly buoyant journo colleagues Tweets from sunny ol' London, we've been sat here in the gloomy Midlands typing stuff. Still, DJ Hero did come in the post. Score. Over in London though, a real party has kicked off as Fallout 3 won the annual Golden Joysticks "Ultimate Game Of The Year". Over 1.2 million votes were cast in the awards,..
Fallout 3 DLC will finally hit the Playstation 3 on September 24th
That will see the launch of the Broken Steel pack on the PSN. Content will follow thick and fast with The Pitt and Operation Anchorage on October 1st and finally; Mothership Zeta and Point Lookout on October 8th. All of the DLC will support trophies. October 13th will also see the...
If Wet takes its core mechanics and continues to make them interesting over time, the Grindhouse setting will do more than enough to make this game a memorable arcade shooter
The best thing about Wet is that it knows exactly what it is. It's not trying to redefine arcade shooters, but at the same time it's blissfully aware it needs to change things up a little in order to be interesting. What you..
Elder Scrolls games are a bit of a favourite for most people
Bethesda though, aren't too interested in delivering any more. But Bethesda's Todd Howard spoke about his companies future with the franchise, stating there are "no plans" for a future release of the Elder Scrolls franchise. Of course a "no plans" statement does not...
Thank goodness for that
Bethesda said Wet would come in 2009 and it is. September 15th 2009 to be precise for our American readers. The Tarantino inspired hack-and-slash-style-on-rails-with-a-Grindhouse-feel-esque game has earned a fair amount of praise over the past few months. Here's hoping it lives up to the hype.
We sat quietly through the whole of June waiting for Fallout 3's DLC
It never came. So we sat waiting longer. We're now midway through July and despite promises that the DLC is nearly finished, Bethesda have confirmed it'll arrive "by the end of September". The reason for the delay is because Bethesda want to change the order the packs are...
We sat waiting patiently for the first of the PS3 Fallout 3 DLC today
It never came. We got quite upset about it and trundled away from our PS3 back to the tennis. Alas, Bethesda predicted people must have been waiting and have quelled some fears, claiming Operation Anchorage is nearly ready for PS3 release. Unfortunately a date was not given.
We're going to be open right now and admit that aside from this trailer we don't have a clue what Brink is all about
We're guessing the gunshots mean there will be shooting. We're guessing from the monologue that it's going to be some kind of sci-fi game. Other than that, all we have is a release date, Spring 2010. Absolutely no doubt E3 2009 will tell us more.
Just recently, we've been sitting around mulling over the fact that we'll probably never get to experience the Fallout 3 DLC
The DLC, which was in some kind of exclusivity deal with Microsoft, was rumoured destined to never be released on Playstation 3 - until Bethesda revealed otherwise today. Starting from late June PS3 owners will be given access...
Upcoming multi-weapon action title Wet was thought to be lost as a part of the Vivendi uber-cull
Thankfully Bethesda were around to pick up the project which will hit the PS3 and 360 this Fall. The game also features the lush vocal tones of Miss. Eliza Dushku as protagonist Rubi Malone.
Fallout: New Vegas has just been announced at a Bethesda press conference in our home-land, England
The game will be developed in collaboration with Obsidian and will be coming to the Playstation 3 alongside other platforms."It is not a sequel to Fallout 3," Bethesda's Pete Hines said. "It's simply another Fallout game in that universe."</blockquote> Hines added that this..
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