E3 2016: Watch the Bethesda Showcase Livestream here

This begins after EA Play at 6:15 PDT / 9:15 EDT.

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We are grateful that the publishers decide to space out the press conferences and events at E3. There are two scheduled for today, with Bethesda starting its E3 showcase at 6:15 p.m. PDT / 9:15 EDT today. As with the EA Play event scheduled earlier, you can watch the livestream of all the unveils and announcements right here. 

We are expecting some interesting things from Bethesda at the show, including Dishonored 2, and possibly the reveals of Wolfenstein 2, The Evil Within 2, and a console remaster of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. We will probably get more the CCG Elder Scrolls Legends, and there have also been indications that Prey 2 will make its long-awaited debut. There are even hushed rumors of possibly a new Quake. Now THAT would be a welcome surprise.

We'll be watching the stream, too, so watch the news as the event unfolds. We will be busy.

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    June 12, 2016 11:12 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, E3 2016: Watch the Bethesda Showcase Livestream here

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      June 12, 2016 11:17 AM

      Typo:

      This begins after EA Play at 6:15 PDT / 9:15 PDT.

      The 9:15 should be the EDT or EST time.

      Really excited for this one. I'm hoping to see some killer dishonored stuff, and hopefully some new elder scrolls info.

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      June 12, 2016 12:04 PM

      I can feel it, The Elder Scrolls 6 is going to drop today!

      I believe.

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      June 12, 2016 5:55 PM

      T-minus 20 minutes *bump*

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      June 12, 2016 5:55 PM

      Hope we see some cool stuff

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      June 12, 2016 6:19 PM

      Shouldn't it have started already?

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        June 12, 2016 6:24 PM

        no one ever starts these things on time

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          June 12, 2016 6:31 PM

          ha yeah. They tweeted it would be online in 5 minutes, but its been 5 min and no luck.

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          June 12, 2016 6:51 PM

          Just like weddings.

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        June 12, 2016 6:24 PM

        lol Twitch Chat is moving so frantically fast, its CRAZY!

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          June 12, 2016 6:43 PM

          Maybe we need to do a kickstarter to get Bethesda some clocks. They are waaaaaay late now.

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            June 12, 2016 6:46 PM

            Sessler probably got stuck in the bathroom or some shit

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      June 12, 2016 6:40 PM

      I want a plushie cacodemon!

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      June 12, 2016 6:51 PM

      http://www.giantbomb.com/

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      June 12, 2016 6:53 PM

      ok now it's starting

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        June 12, 2016 6:54 PM

        Finally and now we have to wait for the real show to start.

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          June 12, 2016 6:59 PM

          God, the scripted pre-show is cringe-worthy.

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        June 12, 2016 6:57 PM

        The twitch stream shack links to still says offline.

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      June 12, 2016 6:59 PM

      Who is that fucking douchebag in the back behind adam & morgan? Holy shit

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      June 12, 2016 7:00 PM

      youtube stream way higher quality for me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_1mzhRQSsM

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      June 12, 2016 7:09 PM

      Talkin' to gamers, eh? No one ever regrets this.

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        June 12, 2016 7:12 PM

        Yet they're less awkward than the hosts!

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      June 12, 2016 7:10 PM

      I just got an email from Thinkgeek to pre-order a Bluetooth Pipboy. It looks like the one in the special edition, but totally standalone. It's not just a big phone case. And it looks like the knobs do stuff.

      http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/iuso/?cpg=93104632&msg_id=93104632&et_rid=521831004&linkid=93104632_feature1_iuso

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      June 12, 2016 7:16 PM

      Maybe Todd forgot that tonight was the whole E3 thing.

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      June 12, 2016 7:18 PM

      Quake reboot?

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      June 12, 2016 7:18 PM

      Holy....

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      June 12, 2016 7:18 PM

      QUAKE!?

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      June 12, 2016 7:18 PM

      QUAKE QUAKE QUAKE QUAKE QUAKE QUAKE QUAKE QUAKE QUAKE QUAKE QUAKE QUAKE QUAKE QUAKE QUAKE QUAKE QUAKE QUAKE QUAKE QUAKE QUAKE QUAKE QUAKE QUAKE

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      June 12, 2016 7:19 PM

      Quakewatch?

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      June 12, 2016 7:19 PM

      lol is this a Quake MOBA?!

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      June 12, 2016 7:19 PM

      Fuck yeah, hype!!

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      June 12, 2016 7:19 PM

      JANKY QUAKEDUDE FROM 1996 YES

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      June 12, 2016 7:20 PM

      OverQuakeWatch

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      June 12, 2016 7:20 PM

      Huh but what is quake champions

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      June 12, 2016 7:20 PM

      adjfhskjhjadhjgdhjksgdhakjsghkjghagfjhagfjhYESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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      June 12, 2016 7:20 PM

      QUAKE

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      June 12, 2016 7:21 PM

      PC MASTER RACE PC MASTER RACE PC MASTER RACE PC MASTER RACE PC MASTER RACE PC MASTER RACE PC MASTER RACE PC MASTER RACE PC MASTER RACE PC MASTER RACE

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      June 12, 2016 7:21 PM

      I was hoping cool ass single player like doom... ;(

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        June 12, 2016 7:22 PM

        yeah same here. I'll pass on this new Quake.

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        June 12, 2016 7:23 PM

        There was nothing notable about Quake single player. It was all the multiplayer and mods.

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          June 12, 2016 7:23 PM

          Waaa, SP was amazing

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          June 12, 2016 7:25 PM

          I dunno, the first time I moved the mouse up and down blew my fucking mind out the back of my head at the time. I played single player over and over and over along side a bazillion hours of multiplayer.

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      June 12, 2016 7:21 PM

      PC only so it will be rife with cheaters. No buy.

      lols

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      June 12, 2016 7:22 PM

      Interest has dropped by 25%

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        June 12, 2016 7:24 PM

        Different abilities per character does not sound like Quake to me. Oh well.

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          June 12, 2016 7:25 PM

          Yeah :/

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          June 12, 2016 7:25 PM

          As soon as I heard that, my heart dropped.

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          June 12, 2016 7:26 PM

          More like Quakewatch. Overquake. Wait, that sounds awesome. Make that.

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          June 12, 2016 7:28 PM

          If it's real skill based and not some sort of Overwatch EZ MODE KILL button bullshit than it could be epic.

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            June 12, 2016 7:33 PM

            Come on man you gotta have those press Q ez kills. Or random crits. That's modern FPS gaming.

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          June 12, 2016 7:38 PM

          seriously. iD doesnt know wtf they are doing with MP games

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          June 12, 2016 7:53 PM

          They kept the one thing everyone loved, the character designs of q3a!

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          June 12, 2016 7:56 PM

          I could see having different movement styles for different classes...hell Generations Arena did that and it worked pretty solidly.

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          June 12, 2016 9:01 PM

          Tim Willits said in the post show interview he believed the three things he believed quake was about were:

          Arena style maps
          Fast gameplay
          ..and bringing something new with the characters and abilities to bring in new players

          He looked pretty worried and seemed somewhat defensive on that last one. Maybe it's the only way they could sell a game like this now.

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            June 12, 2016 10:16 PM

            Yikes. I think it could be fine even for die-hard Quake fans as long as they include modes and server settings to restrict or give everyone the same tools and abilities, if that's what they want. Include a way to play an actual classic Quake type FFA game as it were, with map pickups and all that. Where everyone is on the same level with the same tools and it all comes down to skill. Which is pretty much the fundamental draw of the best arena shooters.

            And don't farm it out to Halo devs.

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              June 12, 2016 10:31 PM

              I'm not opposed to unique abilities. I'm prepared to accept classes.

              I will not, however, accept a quake game that does not include strafe jumping. It simply is not quake without it. Period. Full stop.

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              June 13, 2016 4:24 AM

              Not sure if you know this, but he also said they're working with sabre interactive (halo online, halo masterchief collection) on it.

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          June 13, 2016 2:21 AM

          I'm not sure what they're meant to do otherwise really. They could make a beautiful pure breed Quake game and chances are that no-one would play it. It seems pretty clear at this point that straight DM just won't gain any traction with players anymore.

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      June 12, 2016 7:23 PM

      Quake: with a 2 weapon loadout

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      June 12, 2016 7:23 PM

      Wow surprised they went PC only

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      June 12, 2016 7:23 PM

      PLEASE GOD LET IT BE BRUTAL...LET IT BE UNFORGIVING...LET IT BE QUAKE 3 2016

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      June 12, 2016 7:25 PM

      QUAKE OVERWATCH

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      June 12, 2016 7:25 PM

      That's not the Quake I wanted. But I have faith considering the home run they hit with Doom.

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      June 12, 2016 7:27 PM

      Bethesda Presents: Gwent:Elder Scrolls Edition

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      June 12, 2016 7:28 PM

      Card game zzzZZzzzzz

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      June 12, 2016 7:29 PM

      We want some Hearthstone money too!

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      June 12, 2016 7:29 PM

      I feel like they are really overestimate people's feeling about the Elder Scrolls lore. I've played all the games since Arena and I could barely tell you the timeline of the series.

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      June 12, 2016 7:31 PM

      Fallout Shelter in Fallout 4? I'm in.

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      June 12, 2016 7:32 PM

      MOD THAT MAKES FALLOUT 4 STORY MORE COMPELLING TODD PLS.

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      June 12, 2016 7:33 PM

      Yay remastered Skyrim and Fallout Shelter on PC

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        June 12, 2016 7:34 PM

        Skyrim SE: Now with Mods built in.

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        June 12, 2016 7:34 PM

        Looked pretty! But I doubt I'd buy it again just for basically a modded version of Skyrim.

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      June 12, 2016 7:34 PM

      More excited about Skyrim: SE than more F4 content.

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      June 12, 2016 7:34 PM

      a hero arena shooter quake game? Dissapointing

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        June 12, 2016 7:34 PM

        Someone likes Blizzard at Bethesda. They want some of that Overwatch and Hearthstone moneys

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          June 12, 2016 7:38 PM

          They even took Blizzard's leftover Blizzcon headliner.

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            June 12, 2016 7:39 PM

            I can't help but see every single card game that comes out from this point on to be a clone of Hearthstone. Overwatch isn't all that original so games like that will always be Team Fortress 2 clones to me.

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        June 12, 2016 7:55 PM

        If its fast and has some strafe jumping/bunny hopping and cool weapons I could be ok with it...it all depends on the execution.

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          June 12, 2016 7:57 PM

          If there's some form of strafe jumping/bunny hopping I will do a 5 Copy shack give away on release/preorder in celebration.

          I'm fairly sure there won't be, though. PC only so there is a small chance.

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      June 12, 2016 7:34 PM

      Dishonored 2 is the only reason im watching this shit

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      June 12, 2016 7:35 PM

      Think the PC version of Skyrim will get patched with the graphical updates?

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        June 12, 2016 7:38 PM

        they showed a PC box at the end with the date, stacked with the ps4/xbone versions - so maybe a paid new version, possibly a discounted upgrade?

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        June 12, 2016 7:39 PM

        nope, but I see an upgrade patch. Like the Hard Reset: SE or Dead Island: SE.

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      June 12, 2016 7:37 PM

      Meet the new IP, same as the old IP.

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      June 12, 2016 7:37 PM

      Ahh shit.. Prey looks interesting!

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      June 12, 2016 7:37 PM

      Wait isn't Prey the one with the american indians?

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      June 12, 2016 7:37 PM

      Whoa, new Prey looks pretty cool.

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      June 12, 2016 7:37 PM

      I dug that a lot

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      June 12, 2016 7:37 PM

      Holy shit. Prey is the HL3 we all deserve. It looks insane.

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        June 12, 2016 7:40 PM

        Did you hear the poison headcrap sound when that thing jumped on his face?

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      June 12, 2016 7:37 PM

      boo! I want my Space Bounty Hunter game :(

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      June 12, 2016 7:37 PM

      Prey looks a little shinier in this iteration :P

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      June 12, 2016 7:38 PM

      OK, Prey looks awesome.

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      June 12, 2016 7:39 PM

      Anyone remember whether they mentioned when Skyrim Special Edition was coming out?

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      June 12, 2016 7:39 PM

      cool, classic DM finally for DOOM. shoulda been in at release tho.

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        June 12, 2016 7:40 PM

        Boggles the mind that it wasn't.

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          June 12, 2016 7:41 PM

          times are a changin man. Devs don't know what the fuck anymore

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      June 12, 2016 7:40 PM

      Aww yeah, DOOM snapmap updates!

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      June 12, 2016 7:40 PM

      Finally, Classic DOOM deathmatch!

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        June 12, 2016 7:41 PM

        Am I the only one who didn't use the stupid weapon selection wheel?

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      June 12, 2016 7:41 PM

      Give me a server browser, better connection info, and dedicated servers and I'll be interested...

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        June 12, 2016 7:42 PM

        Seriously how did the industry drop the ball so completely on dedicated servers?? I dont get it, they used to be a given for any top tier mp game, i dont know why we've gone backwards here...

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        June 12, 2016 7:45 PM

        Sadly, the utility of dedicated servers dropped dramatically with (ironically) the proliferation of consumer broadband. Every yahoo with a cable modem thinks they can run a server, but most don't have the upload bandwidth. Plus, back in the day, if you had access to the bandwidth and knowledge to do it you probably weren't an idiot.

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      June 12, 2016 7:41 PM

      lol DOOM shareware!

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        June 12, 2016 7:42 PM

        There better be a badass ansi logo with an address to mail a check to after I quit the game

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      June 12, 2016 7:41 PM

      Cool, free Doom Demo.

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      June 12, 2016 7:41 PM

      Doom Shareware is back! Kinda! haha

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      June 12, 2016 7:41 PM

      Doom Demo!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      June 12, 2016 7:42 PM

      Bringing back the shareware concept, if only for a week, is a classy movie on their part

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      June 12, 2016 7:42 PM

      i like the three woo girls they hired to cheer

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      June 12, 2016 7:43 PM

      geebus is there someone in the audience squeezing out a hot air balloon...

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      June 12, 2016 7:47 PM

      I thought this game was pretty panned, or did they improve the heck out of it?

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        June 12, 2016 7:50 PM

        I played it for a while. I thought it was pretty good. I'm not conventionally an MMO player, though.

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        June 12, 2016 7:55 PM

        The shack in general hated it but yeah it is pretty good now, the new DLC content is fun, it's not a great traditional WoW style themepark mmo or a great traditional elder scrolls game but the mix of the two is pretty fun.

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      June 12, 2016 7:48 PM

      Time for less elder scrolls online and more...anything else.

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      June 12, 2016 7:48 PM

      HAHAHA eveyone is on their phone ignoring this guy. NOC about your shitty mmo except those three woo girls that are getting paid to cheer for you

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      June 12, 2016 7:48 PM

      WHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!?!?

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      June 12, 2016 7:49 PM

      an mmo without levelling?

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        June 12, 2016 7:50 PM

        WoW is already doing that in their next expansion. Seemed to work well in Guild Wars, as well.

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        June 12, 2016 7:53 PM

        It sounds like it's not so much without levelling as scaling the effects of you abilities, weapons, etc., to match the content.

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          June 12, 2016 7:58 PM

          but doesn't that make your level sort of meaningless

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            June 12, 2016 8:00 PM

            Leveling gives you more skill points and abilities so still has a purpose.

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              June 12, 2016 8:03 PM

              Right. Leveling would still add character complexity and variation.

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      June 12, 2016 7:51 PM

      ok i kinda wanna try FO4 VR :(

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      June 12, 2016 7:52 PM

      Fallout 4 on HTC Vive. Holy shit.

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        June 12, 2016 7:54 PM

        The fuck you just say? WHAT IS HAPPENING?!

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          June 12, 2016 7:55 PM

          Fallout 4 on the Vive coming next year

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          June 12, 2016 7:59 PM

          Yeah that was a big shock. Love how they used rudds quote about lucky/Carmack's vr headset.

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      June 12, 2016 7:52 PM

      Vive only! You hear that, Carmack?! We don't need you!


      *sob*

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      June 12, 2016 7:52 PM

      Goddamn! This is what VR needed! A huge AAA title for VR.

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        June 12, 2016 7:53 PM

        That's gotta take some horsepower to run though. I think they said late 2017 for it.

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        June 12, 2016 7:54 PM

        Haha, Beth just showed Valve what's up

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      June 12, 2016 7:53 PM

      Dishonored 2 info coming up!!

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      June 12, 2016 7:54 PM

      Dishonored 2 looks pretty good

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      June 12, 2016 7:55 PM

      I want the Dishonored 2. Give it, give it now

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      June 12, 2016 7:58 PM

      Their Daughter? yeah, we knew

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      June 12, 2016 8:01 PM

      Nice, silent protagonists are dumb.

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      June 12, 2016 8:05 PM

      lol didn't quite throw that guy over the edge.. but sure shot him in the butt.

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      June 12, 2016 8:05 PM

      dishonored 2 looks so clunky and meh

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        June 12, 2016 8:08 PM

        Did you play the first? I feel like this game shines with someone that really knows how to play well.

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          June 12, 2016 8:12 PM

          ok so it *can* be smooth but that demo was clunky

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            June 12, 2016 8:21 PM

            Yeah, no doubt! I think trying to get the game slowed down enough for him to talk through hurt a bit.

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      June 12, 2016 8:09 PM

      That domino ability seems so contrived.

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      June 12, 2016 8:10 PM

      That timepiece feature is pretty slick

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      June 12, 2016 8:12 PM

      Bethesda is starting to become a take my money please dev/publisher...

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      June 12, 2016 8:12 PM

      Dishonored seems cool. Never could get into the first one for some reason. This looks more of the same

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      June 12, 2016 8:12 PM

      Attention, video game industry:

      Stop with the terrible song covers in trailers! Enough already!

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        June 12, 2016 8:15 PM

        We haven't had a slightly tasteless prince cover yet

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      June 12, 2016 8:16 PM

      Somebody really needed to warm this crowd up before the show started

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        June 12, 2016 8:17 PM

        Like most modern crowds they were probably nose down into a phone or some crap..

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      June 12, 2016 8:17 PM

      Got a real strong feeling that the studios are kinda out of content this year. EA was almost 0 game announcements and Bethesda not really revealing much either.

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        June 12, 2016 8:18 PM

        With consoles about to go into their .5 iterations, everything is officially in limbo.

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          June 12, 2016 8:20 PM

          I would say it's a reduced emphasis of E3 effect.

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            June 12, 2016 8:26 PM

            This. Most publishers showed their hands over the past two to three weeks.

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          June 12, 2016 8:22 PM

          Yeah I figured the hardware might overshadow the software. Guess I'll wait till Tuesday for some indie games being show in Twitch.

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            June 12, 2016 8:24 PM

            yah I think this mid-cycle refresh likely delayed quite a few games... especially if some games will run on both.

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        June 12, 2016 8:26 PM

        Announced it all last year. 2015 was the year of 2016 games

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      June 12, 2016 8:18 PM

      poor arkane studios lyon office awake for that

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      June 12, 2016 8:26 PM

      This doesn't sound like Quake.

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      June 12, 2016 8:27 PM

      I did a face>palm when I heard the first doom dlc will be 3 new multiplayer maps.

      How can they not understand that putting maps in DLC just reduces the player base even more than it already is? And it's BAD at the moment.

      Also, Overquake. I was excited until I realized each one is a "class". Bummer.

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      June 12, 2016 8:27 PM

      nice turkey leg

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        June 12, 2016 8:33 PM

        I stayed home. I regret it. I want a turkey leg.

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      June 12, 2016 8:29 PM

      Blink 182. Sweet. Maybe they'll play a Greenday cover and make this e3 punk as fuck.

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      June 12, 2016 8:32 PM

      HOLY SHIT!! Skyrim SE is free - http://chattypics.com/files/iPhoneUpload_kx9r092ueo.jpg

      Well If you have all DLC or Leg. Edition

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        June 12, 2016 8:35 PM

        Seems just for Steam PC!! Awesome work Bethesda!

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        June 12, 2016 8:42 PM

        Wait, what's the use on PC though? Doesn't it already have all the special effects included in this? I thought this was just a console rehash?

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          June 12, 2016 8:44 PM

          Looking at the screenshots I think there are still some significant graphical upgrades.

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            June 12, 2016 8:46 PM

            Link me.

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              June 12, 2016 8:49 PM

              It was what they showed in the video. They've definitely got stuff going on that wasn't in the original game.

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                June 12, 2016 9:49 PM

                The Giantbomb guys were all "so basically all the ENB mods in one"

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          June 12, 2016 8:47 PM

          The base game no.. Modded added some features. But this looks like a full update to the game engine.. Lilely DX11/12?? The scenes they showed looked better than the Modded Skyrim I had when I was playing it

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        June 12, 2016 8:43 PM

        Sweet!

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        June 12, 2016 8:46 PM

        FEEK YES

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        June 12, 2016 9:47 PM

        I guess I don't get it, they are throwing a bunch of mods together and re-releasing it?

        If I have 40+ Skyrim enhancement mods already starting with 2k textures is this something I need to get?

        I mean, right now Skyrim looks amazing on my PC.

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          June 13, 2016 2:14 AM

          Probably not. I never got enough of those mods working together personally, so I'm all over an official upgrade.

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        June 12, 2016 10:10 PM

        That's pretty great news.

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        June 12, 2016 10:14 PM

        Since they're doing mods on the console, I'm guessing they need to upgrade everyone to this so that all mods will run through Bethesda.net instead of Steam Workshop.

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        June 12, 2016 10:20 PM

        Dang, I don't have all the DLC

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        June 13, 2016 2:16 AM

        Dawnguard, Dragonborn, Hearthfire. That's all the DLC, right? If so I'm all set!

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        June 13, 2016 3:51 AM

        Sweet.

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      June 12, 2016 8:37 PM

      Fun times!! The after party is pretty impressive.

      http://chattypics.com/files/iPhoneUpload_h1180pbxqf.jpg

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      June 12, 2016 8:48 PM

      No one posted Qverwatch yet in the Quake/Overwatch subthread? For shame!

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