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Trailer For “Beyond Skyrim: Bruma” Released

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Trailer For “Beyond Skyrim: Bruma” Released

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was one of the most acclaimed releases of 2011, drawing critical praise for itsart style, leveling system and changes to the series’ traditional combat. Now, Elder Scrolls modding community Dark Creations is getting ready to release the first part of a massive addition to the game: Beyond Skyrim – Bruma.

Dark Creations describes Beyond Skyrim as:

…a community-wide effort to craft the remaining provinces of Tamriel [the world where the series is set] in a single worldspace, allowing players to cross borders wherever it’s geographically possible. The project is also intended to facilitate cooperation between province expansion mods by sharing knowledge & resources.

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[E3 2013] Elder Scrolls Online Coming to Next-Gen Consoles

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[E3 2013] Elder Scrolls Online Coming to Next-Gen Consoles

In a move that we can confidently say no one saw coming, The Elder Scrolls Online, a MMO-RPG set in Bethesda Softworks venerable fan-favorite Elder Scrolls universe, has been confirmed for PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE.

 

It has also been confirmed that while PC and Mac users will be on the same server set, the PS4 and Xbox ONE servers will be separated from the PC/Mac servers as well as each other. Given the degree to which the console debate has escalated, this is probably good news on several levels. Additionally, Bethesda has announced that the PlayStation 4 will boast the first beta access for The Elder Scrolls Online.

 

As The Elder Scrolls Online is Bethesda’s main point of focus at this year’s E3, Bethesda has released a slew of new media for TES: Online. The following features the voice-over talents of Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, Gosford Park, The King’s Speech), as well as some juicy snippets of game-play. The first-person viewpoint is something of a rarity in MMOs, but the Action-RPG system present in The Elder Scrolls Online seems to favor it. Franchise alumni will also recognize many of the iconic Tamrielic foes such as the draegloth and hagraven, as well as brief shots of locales like Morrowind and Elsweyr.

 

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The Elder Scrolls Online will launch Spring of 2014 on PC/Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox ONE.

E3 2012 – Interview: Dishonored

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E3 2012 – Interview: Dishonored

While at E3 2012, the Pg! Crew got a behind the scenes look at some upcoming Bethesda titles. There was one game in particular that seem to be a surprise hit: Dishonored. Featuring a mix of Bioshock-esque gameplay and a Steampunk aesthetic, it looks right up our alley.

Check out our interview with Arkane Studos for some insights into the upcoming title.

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E3 2012: Bethesda Releases New Information on TES: Online, Other Upcoming Titles

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E3 2012: Bethesda Releases New Information on TES: Online, Other Upcoming Titles

Bethesda has been having a very good year.  It was no surprise that some more announcements would come on the heels of their presence at the E3 conference.  Although most trailers and upcoming titles have been revealed for quite some time, we’ve got you covered on what to expect from Bethesda in the next year.

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Bethesda Announces “Dishonored” Release Date

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Bethesda Announces “Dishonored” Release Date

Bethesda Softworks’s upcoming title Dishonored will be available in  North America on October 9 and Europe on October 12, 2012, as announced today.

Dishonored tells the story of Corvo, the titular dishonored former bodyguard turned infamous assassin. An open-world title set in a coastal city dominated by fantastic steampunk technology, Dishonored will be available for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Games For Windows.

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Dishonored Trailer

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Dishonored Trailer

Bethesda Softworks have revealed the source of that teaser image on their twitter – the trailer for their upcoming game Dishonored.

Players take on the role of an otherworldly assassin driven to avenge the death of the Empress under your charge. Framed for the Empress’ death, you seek out the real killers. But bringing them to justice won’t be easy: the city itself is controlled by a corrupt government who have strange technological devices, and threatened by a deadly plague.

This wont be just any “kill targets and win” game. Dishonored features a flexible combat system mixing ordinary weapons, cool gadgets, and supernatural powers given to you by dark forces. The player can launch stealthy night attacks or turn the city into a battleground with vengeful, open assaults during the day. The choices you make will determine the outcome of each mission.

No release date has been announced yet, but feast your eyes on the trailer below.

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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to Feature Kinect Support Soon

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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to Feature Kinect Support Soon

Kinect users  will finally be able to utilize the voice command function of the Xbox 360 peripheral in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in a coming title update this month. Whether you want to switch from your bow to your double axe on the fly or asking Lydia to continue her sworn oath to carry your burdens these functions and more will all be things you can simply do by saying a word or a short phrase. Perhaps you have been saying the dragon shouts all along to feel even more like a (insert your favorite race name here) Dragonborn. Well, your practice with the ancient dragon tongue will not have been in vain as you can use any shout by simply saying the words.

This update will be free and comes out ahead of another game addon, featuring new quests/locations/features/other goodies, exclusive to the Xbox 360 that Bethesda Game Studios is working on. You may feast your eyeballs on the actual video below via IGN.

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Bethesda Softworks Regains Rights to Fallout MMO

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Bethesda Softworks Regains Rights to Fallout MMO

The rights to a potential Fallout MMO have landed back home at Bethesda Softworks, concluding a battle between Interplay and Bethesday since April 2009 when Interplay missed a two-year deadline to acquire funding and begin development.

Interplay pointed fingers at Masthead Studios, claiming that they already sublicensed the title for development, and that said development was underway. Bethesda, not entertained by any of this, sued both companies.

Interplay gave up the license for a paltry settlement of 2 million dollars; how is that for business savvy? Masthead refuted the claim that they had anything to do with this mess, and agreed never to develop anything related to Fallout.

On a partly related note: the legal team that brought this victory is the same one suing Mojang, the creators of Minecraft, over their new title Scrolls. Apparently, Bethesda/ZeniMax believe they own the rights to use the word “scrolls” in a fantasy setting. Mojang has won out against a temporary injunction; we will follow up as that story progresses.

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Upcoming Skyrim Patch to Fix PS3 Lag

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Upcoming Skyrim Patch to Fix PS3 Lag

Saying an entry in Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls series usually has some bugs is a huge understatement.  Most fans of the series are very tolerant of the glitches that come with the game, most of them enjoying their results and posting them on the web.

But today Bethesda promised relief from some of the worst bugs for console players of their latest game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

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