Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Bethesda Softworks

QuakeCon 2014 sales announced on Steam, Bethesda Store, more

Dishonored (360, PC, PS3) The Study of Stealth Trailer - Screenshot 3

Bethesda has announced an ongoing sale as part of the QuakeCon 2014 celebrations. Discounts are available on games, gear, and art across Bethesda’s own online store as well as Amazon, Steam, Xbox Live, and other outlets. The breakdown of who is offering what, including art, hoodies, series packs, and more, is available below.

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Bethesda details, gets some help with QuakeCon’s Table Top Village

QuakeCon 2014 (Convention) Tabletop Announcement - Logo

Bethesda has announced that Common Ground Games has signed on to assist with the new Table Top Village at this year’s QuakeCon. Tabletop gaming will make a strong debut this year with room for vendors, events, including demonstrations and contests, and play areas. DFW Nerd Night will be helping Common Ground to host several events at the convention for players of all skill levels.

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E3 2014: Bethesda – Doom teaser gives peak at hulking hellish foe

Bethesda has dropped a new teaser trailer for Doom at E3. Gamers wanting a more information about what id has in store will have to wait a bit longer, however, as Bethesda is saving the big reveal for this year’s QuakeCon.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Wolfenstein: The New Order

(PlayStation 4 Review) Wolfenstein: The New Order

“… a surprising yet satisfying mixture of action and adventure.”

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Bethesda announces free-to-play, 32-player brawler BattleCry

Bethesda Softworks has announced a new multiplayer-only action title for PC, BattleCry. Currently in development at BattleCry Studios, the 32-player, free-to-play release will focus on team combat set within a world designed by Dishonored’s Viktor Antonov. In this new world, players must battle in WarZones after a devastating world war at the beginning of the 20th century led to nations banning gunpowder and traditional combat. Victory will reward successful warriors with new skills and effects as they climb the ranks as either a Royal Marine or a Cossack. To battle one another, players will have access to ranged and melee weapons that can transform as well as harness electricity for extra damage.

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PC News

The Evil Within bumped pack to October, pre-order bonus detailed

Bethesda has announced that Tango Gameworks’ upcoming survival-horror title The Evil Within has been pushed back to October 21. Originally scheduled to launch on August 26, the studio noted in a statement that Shinji Mikami and co. asked for more time to “refine the game in order to deliver the polished, terrifying pure survival horror experience they set out to create.” It’s not all bad news, however, as Bethesda also announced a new pre-order bonus, The Fighting Chance Pack. The pack, detailed below, includes weapons, a health-boosting gel, and an attribute-upgrading item.

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The Elder Scrolls Online first update adds new adventure zone, more

The Elder Scrolls Online (Mac, PC, PS4, Xbox One) Patch 1 Announcement - Screenshot 1

The first update has gone live for The Elder Scrolls Online. Additions include a veteran rank increase to 12, a Death Recap window that provides info about what occurred at the time of the player’s death, a bump of double experience for killing player characters, and the biggest, the first Adventure Zone, Craglorn. The new zone adds a new storyline and quests for Veteran Rank players as well as 12-player Trials. The full list of changes and additions can be found at the official site.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order brings back Nazi-blasting action today

Wolfenstein The New Order (360, PC, PS3) May Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 6

B.J. Blazkowicz once again returns to save the world from the Nazis today in Wolfenstein: The New Order. The latest take on the long-running series sees Blazkowicz in an alternate timeline where the Third Reich won World War II and rule as masters of the world. After a 14-year-long coma, the old fighter finds himself in a strange new world that’s ruled by his old enemy, who overcame the Allies and have since maintained their hold through the use of strange sci-fi tech. Alongside a small group of resistance fighters, players must guide the first-person-shooter legend to victory before the Nazis take their war machine to the stars.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order launch trailer released, mind the gunfire

With less than a week to go until release, B.J. Blazkowicz is back in one last video outing for Wolfenstein: The New Order. The launch trailer, House of the Rising Sun, features Blazkowicz alongside resistance fighters battling the occupying Nazi forces. After a live-action intro of a peaceful protest being crushed, B.J. and company compare war wounds before some of the Third Reich’s stranger creatures appear (and are promptly blown away). On top of the destruction, you also get to enjoy a German-language version of House of the Rising Sun.

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PS4, Xbox One versions of The Elder Scrolls Online delayed

The Elder Scrolls Online (Mac, PC, PS4, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 3

Bethesda has released an update on the progress of the console versions of The Elder Scrolls Online. The statement, posted below, notes that there have been unforeseen challenges in developing the PS4 and Xbox One versions due to how different they are from the already available Mac and Windows PC versions as well as each other, and that overcoming these problems will require an additional six months. The studio is also offering owners of the Mac and Windows versions the chance to transfer their characters over to their preferred console version upon release and to buy a full digital version of the PS4 or Xbox One version, along with an additional 30 days of play time, for $20.

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