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The Elder Scrolls Online would be a 'lesser game' if free-to-play, Bethesda argues

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 12, 2014 7:30am PDT

"We're not trying to make a game that everybody who plays games will automatically buy," Bethesda said.


"This is pretty much it. My experience in the betas hasn't been bad, just not exciting. The ES ..."

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The Elder Scrolls Online receives M rating

By Alex Martinet, Jan 22, 2014 3:30pm PST

Bethesda has announced today that Elder Scrolls Online was given an M rating by Entertainment Software Rating Board.


"Looks cool, so I think I'll wait until this goes "free2play". "

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Rumor: Next Fallout game set in Massachusetts

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 11, 2013 3:30pm PST

Alleged casting documents sent to Kotaku suggest the next Fallout game will take place in Boston.


"that might not be in the fallout universe though since that happened well after 1950. If ..."

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Dishonored: Game of the Year Edition announced, will be $40

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 12, 2013 7:45am PDT

It didn't quite win Game of the Year from us, but Dishonored is one fine game. And if you haven't had a chance to play it, the upcoming GOTY Edition is a great excuse.


"Dishonored is much much better. BS story is made vapid when you're forced to smash strawberry ..."

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Report: Prey 2 at Dishonored studio, pitched as 'spiritual successor to System Shock'

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 16, 2013 8:30am PDT

Prey 2 may be at Arkane, the studio behind Dishonored.


"Or the game could have sucked. Considering the output of Bethesda's third party game, they ..."

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Wolfenstein: The New Order dev explains the game's newfound personality

By John Keefer, Aug 13, 2013 12:00pm PDT

The Wolfenstein franchise has always been a fast-paced shooter with little thought to anything more than killing Nazis. But developer MachineGames is attempting a different style with Wolfenstein: The New Order one that offers a lot more depth and character development. Crea...


""You guys are looking at all the wrong things. Bethesda is just a publisher. They have no ..."

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Elder Scrolls Online will lead to 'an even bigger story' after release

By John Keefer, Aug 12, 2013 9:00am PDT

The primary goal right now for The Elder Scrolls Online ready for release early in 2014, but developer Zenimax Online has been keeping an eye on other MMOs and watching what they have been doing--and experiencing--in the crowded massively multiplayer market.


"But ES dwarves aren't really dwarves..... and they don't exist anymore... Heck we've only seen ..."

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id Software president leaves after 17 years

By John Keefer, Jun 26, 2013 3:30pm PDT

After 17 years at id software, president Todd Hollenshead has left the studio, publisher Bethesda has confirmed.


"is there anyone more metal in the industry? throwback character without a doubt, you could ..."

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Prey 2 'simply not good enough,' says Bethesda

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2013 12:40pm PDT

Bethesda's Pete Hines has chimed in about the fate of Prey 2, saying that however unhappy fans may be, they "can't even be remotely as unhappy about it as us."


"All their RPG games have good storylines that end up thin and poorly fleshed out. Fallout 3 is a ..."

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The Elder Scrolls Online coming to PS4, Xbox One in Spring 2014

By John Keefer, Jun 10, 2013 7:42pm PDT

The Elder Scrolls Online will be coming to PlayStation 4 in Spring of 2014, Sony revealed at its E3 press conference. The MMO set in the land of...


"Think about it this way, at least this is an Elder Scrolls game in a much better engine!"

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Former Prey 2 dev speaks out on 'lies' about game

By John Keefer, Jun 03, 2013 10:30am PDT

Rumors began surfacing late last week that Bethesda had shifted development of the troubled Prey 2 had been to Arkane Studios, and while that is...


"Apparently they've been working on non-electronic (tabletop?) games? Interesting switch for a ..."

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Wolfenstein: The New Order preview: Running and gunning, with personality

By John Keefer, May 28, 2013 9:00am PDT

Wolfenstein: The New Order, from developer MachineGames, brings back B.J. Blazkowicz for another round of Nazi killing. Unfortunately, while it tries to modernize the franchise by adding depth to its characters and writing, it struggles to mesh that with the campy, arcade-st...


""but it doesn't quite fit with the campy, arcade-style tenants that are core to the series" ..."

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The Evil Within preview: more survival than horror

By John Keefer, May 28, 2013 7:00am PDT

After seeing the first 15 minutes of gameplay of The Evil Within from Tango Gameworks studio, the game as it stands is a bit more ho-hum than scary.


The Elder Scrolls Online video explores gathering, crafting

By John Keefer, May 16, 2013 4:30pm PDT

Every massively multiplayer game has some sort of gathering mechanic where players can use items they find to craft useful things that they won't have to spend money on. The Elder Scrolls Online will be no different, as a new video talks about exploration and gathering in Ta...


"That would be the ideal way, but the more instancing you do, the less it feels like an actual MMO."

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Elder Scrolls Online trailer hunts for the player's soul

By John Keefer, May 02, 2013 4:15pm PDT

In The Elder Scrolls Online, we have learned that the god of schemes Molag Bal is threatening Tamriel with a trip to his realm of Oblivion. He steals the player's soul in the beginning of the game and hides it. A new trailer offers a bit more on where the soul may be held.


"Haha very well said. That game allows you to be SO many things that one point you have to ask, ..."

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