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Elder Scrolls Online developer Zenimax Online Studios hit with layoffs

By Robert Workman, Sep 03, 2014 4:40pm PDT

The developers behind The Elder Scrolls Online are going through a bit of downsizing, but will continue to "invest heavily" in the online MMO.

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"I'm convinced that most developers/publishers of MMOs have F2P as a goal but charge the full ..."

- Matt Burris see all 4 comments

Shack Snack: May 21, 2014

By Steven Wong, May 21, 2014 6:00pm PDT

End your day with a Shack Snack, a short recap of they day's big stories. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.

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"You really need like 6 months to a year to get it down and understand how to be natural and stuff."

- LoioshDwaggie see all 19 comments

Zenimax and id Software file lawsuit against Oculus VR [Update]

By Ozzie Mejia, May 21, 2014 12:15pm PDT

Nearly three weeks after accusing Oculus VR and John Carmack of stealing their intellectual property, Zenimax and id Software have formally filed suit against the company in a Texas court.

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"Obvious money grab. Zenimax wants a piece of that pie. And they're probably going to get it ..."

- zehh see all 95 comments

Oculus responds to Zenimax claims, 'not surprised' by accusation

By Andrew Yoon, May 05, 2014 6:00am PDT

Last week, Bethesda and id parent company Zenimax made a bold claim, accusing John Carmack of stealing tech when he decided to leave id and work...

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"Zenimax translation: "We f#cked up and shelved our own VR Tech because we didn't think there ..."

- tobalaz see all 35 comments

ZeniMax claims Oculus stole VR tech with Carmack's help

By Steve Watts, May 01, 2014 8:50am PDT

ZeniMax has issued a legal threat against Oculus VR, claiming that it both took proprietary VR technology and used John Carmack's expertise from his time at ZeniMax-owned id Software.

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"? i thought it was considered pretty bad, but, i havnt actually played it. (and dont plan on it)"

- technotica see all 30 comments

John Carmack pushed for Oculus Rift ports of id games

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 05, 2014 5:00pm PST

John Carmack was once doing double duty at id Software and Oculus. However, he eventually left the house of Doom to focus exclusively on the VR helmet. In a new interview, Carmack says he would have stayed with id had they been more supportive of his VR ambitions.

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"I sniggered at the pic and then fully LOL'd when I read the caption"

- rick see all 30 comments

Wolfenstein 3D re-released on PSN, XBLA

By Steve Watts, May 31, 2013 7:30am PDT

Wolfenstein 3D has been re-released on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade for $5.

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"Hrm. I bought this when it was up earlier, I wonder if that means I have to rebuy it to play it ..."

- Endymion_ see all 2 comments

ZeniMax secures 'Dragonborn' trademark for downloadable games

By Jeff Mattas, May 21, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Bethesda Game Studios' parent company Zenimax has secured a downloadable software trademark "Dragonborn," which may be related to upcoming DLC for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

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Mikami's next game is survival-horror, platforms not determined

By Steve Watts, Apr 25, 2012 10:30am PDT

Shinji Mikami shares some details on his next game, the first one being made at his new Tango Gameworks studio.

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Source: Human Head hasn't worked on Prey 2 since November

By John Keefer, Apr 19, 2012 2:23pm PDT

More details are surfacing over the delay of Prey 2. Apparently developer Human Head has not been working on the game since late last year.

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"Devil's advocate part three: the terms they wanted to negotiate were most likely the penalties ..."

- Frozen Pixel see all 29 comments

Rumor: Prey 2's future uncertain

By Jeff Mattas, Mar 23, 2012 5:20pm PDT

A rumor has surfaced that Prey 2 may be delayed or cancelled outright.

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"Did you even play the first Prey? At least both Star Treks have similarities. The Prey 2 ..."

- Highvoltage74 see all 48 comments

Dawnguard trademark filed by Zenimax

By John Keefer, Mar 23, 2012 6:45am PDT

ZeniMax has filed for a trademark on the name Dawnguard. Is it for new DLC for Skyrim? An expansion? Who knows ...

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Report: Elder Scrolls MMO announcement coming in May

By John Keefer, Mar 16, 2012 6:45am PDT

There has been lots of speculation about an Elder Scrolls MMO for some time. But a new report has surfaced citing three different unnamed sources that confirms the project will be announced in May.

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"I scrolled down, intending to post "As long as it's 1st person this'll be awesome". I then saw ..."

- Alexrose see all 39 comments

Bethesda hiring for iOS game

By Steve Watts, Mar 15, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Bethesda is hiring for an iOS programmer in its main offices, requesting multiple products shipped and a familiarity with Apple events.

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"Everyone wants a IOS developer. Good luck trying to find one. "

- mr.thing see all 17 comments

Mojang and ZeniMax settle Scrolls trademark dispute

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 12, 2012 6:15am PDT

2011's slightly silly legal battle between Bethesda parent company ZeniMax and Minecraft developer Mojang over the name 'Scrolls' has drawn to a close with a settlement that sees both parties sort-of getting what they wanted.

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"Fuck. That. Black Marsh should be their first game in the new engine."

- AgentPothead see all 5 comments