Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Bethesda Softworks

Doom live-action trailer, closed multiplayer beta go live

Doom (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Multiplayer Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 4

Bethesda has released a new live-action trailer for Doom. With apologies to The Rock, the one minute of the lone marine battling demons is better than the entirety of the 2005 film. The video’s release coincides with the launch of the closed multiplayer beta. The beta is ongoing for all systems and runs through April 3. To get beta players up to speed on the mechanics, id has created a playlist of gameplay videos.

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Fallout 4 – Automatron DLC now available for console, PC

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Automatron, the first download pack for Fallout 4, is now available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The $9.99 download introduces Mechanist, a new villain who leads an army of killer robots against the Commonwealth. Players can salvage parts from said killer robots to build customized companions. These robotic pals can be modified with various mods, abilities, armor, limbs, and paint schemes. Automatron will be followed by April’s Wasteland Workshop, which will introduce new settlement options, while a large new landmass will be added in May’s Far Harbor.

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QuakeCon 2016 – Round 2 pre-registration opening later today

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Bethesda HQ has sent out word notifying QuakeCon 2016 attendees that the second round of passes is opening today for pre-registration. The package will go live for order today at 7 p.m. (CST) at registration.quakecon.org. The ‘BYOC Select-a-Seat with QuakeCon done Quick’ is $140 and limited to 300 packages. It includes express lane past-pass registration for the BYOC, all events, panels, and presentations, select and reserved seating in the BYOC area, and a lanyard. General attendance remains free.

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New trailer released for Fallout 4 DLC Automatron

Fallout 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Automatron DLC Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bethesda has released the first trailer for Fallout 4’s first downloadable add-on, Automatron. The $9.99 expansion adds a new villain, Mechanist, who has created an army of robots to invade the Commonwealth. Crafty players can turn those same robots into their own customized companions, modifying them with various mods, abilities, armor, limbs, and paint schemes. New settlement options are up next in April’s Wasteland Workshop, and in May, a giant new landmass will be added in Far Harbor.

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Doom multiplayer footage released, closed beta dated

Doom (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Multiplayer Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new gameplay trailer has gone live for Doom. The latest footage is from the multiplayer component, which will be entering closed beta shortly. The closed beta is scheduled to run from March 31 to April 1 for all platforms. Info on the upcoming event can be found here for those who redeemed the beta code from their pre-orders of Wolfenstein: The New Order.

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QuakeCon 2016 pre-registration, package details announced

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Bethesda has announced pre-registration details for this year’s QuakeCon. QuakeCon 2016 will once again take place in Dallas, TX, with the event running from Thursday, August 4 to Sunday, August 7. As before, a number of BYOC packages will be purchasable through registration.quakecon.org. The packages will be opened in three stages this year, with the final being pre-registration for general attendees. Note that general attendance will once again be free. Swag packages, previously put together beforehand, will also be customized by attendees. This year’s official shirt design will also be up for vote at quakecon.org. Full details for the various packages can be found below.

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Doom to be released in May, new trailer, collector’s edition reveled

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Bethesda has announced that Doom will be launching on May 13 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. In addition, the game will be released as a standard as well as a collector’s edition. Both of which will be eligible for a pre-order bonus, the Demon Multiplayer downloadable pack. A new gameplay trailer has gone live to celebrate the news.

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Doom, Fallout, more on sale in GOG.com promo, Bio Menace free

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GOG.com has launched a new sales promo for Bethesda’s catalog and added a new free game to boot. Several of Bethesda’s titles are up to 75% off, including the original Fallout titles, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom bundles, and the Quake series, while various Elder Scrolls titles are 66% off, such as Morrowind and Redguard. Two extras are also being tossed into the pot, with buyers receiving free copies of The Elder Scrolls: Arena and The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall with any purchase. And as a bonus for everyone, 3D Realms’ Bio Menace is now available for free. The promo, part of the Happy Holiday Sales, ends next Tuesday.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Fallout 4

(PlayStation 4 Review) Fallout 4

“… a modern classic, and one whose secrets will be sought for years to come.”

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Fallout 4 ships 12 million copies, $750 million brought back to vault

Fallout 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Charisma Trailer  - Screenshot 2

Bethesda announced that 12 million copies of Fallout 4 were shipped for launch, and that after brisk sales, more copies are en route to retail. The initial allotment represents a hefty $750 million in sales. On the digital front, a Steam record was broke when over 470,000 concurrent players were logged. Twitch also revealed that it was the “most viewed game launch of all 2015 games.” So I would say things are going well over at Bethesda HQ. Oh, I hope everyone’s feeling better; I heard there’s a nasty bug making the rounds.

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